This review is going to take the form of screenshots, because that is what I had time for, and because there were plenty of good ones!
Let’s start with a little FBI!Mulder:
Speaking of the FBI, the first mention of our favourite assistant director comes in Chapter Four! He is characteristically annoyed with Mulder. Skin-man!
Also in Chapter Four, but a couple pages later, comes this clarion call of a description of the nature of the X-files:
Thanks for those Sparknotes, Mr. Grant.
Later (or perhaps it was earlier – I don’t remember), we get this helpful trip down memory lane – and we can all picture the scene as it played out in every repeat of this flashback on the show: the board game, the blue jersey worn by pre-teen Mulder, who barely looked like David Duchovny but had a similar haircut. SAMAAAANTHA…
Aside from that, the highlights of this book included a number of mentions of “portable phones,” as well as some other stuff I mentioned on Twitter in the following exchange:
Here is the first appearance of the denim jacket, as the finale of a mushy/expository description of the M&S partnership:
Also this (awwww):
Then they talk and it’s nice. Fwends!
Let’s end with a fun fact from my Kobo Reading Life: it took me four hours to read this book. The first book also took me four hours. But this one felt much longer. Perhaps because it was sprawled over more days?