The X-Files Season 2, Episode 2: “The Host”

In our newest video series, we will be breaking down some of the best “Monster of the Week” episodes of the X-Files. With rumors circulating about the show possibly returning for a new season, what could be a better time to catch up on some of the series’ most interesting episodes? The episodes that we will be covering are the stand alone episodes that cover a different monster, creature, killer, or otherwise paranormal event that doesn’t require you to be caught up with the entire series in order to watch and understand it. Most of the episodes are taking on an urban legend, movie genre, or type of story that you can just jump right in and enjoy.

This video breakdown will cover season two’s “The Host.” This episode contains one of the most memorable monsters to appear on the show, and left a bit of an impression the first time that I watched it as a child. It was an example of what good practical effects could accomplish before television relied too heavily on bad CGI. Aside from the effects, does this episode still hold up? Is it worth your time? Watch our video breakdown to find out!