x-files

'The X-Files' finale marks likely end to long search for truth

"The X-Files" has been a hard franchise to kill over the last 25 years, so when it comes to "X" marking "the end," well, never say never. But with Gillian Anderson having served notice that she's done -- no, honestly, really this time -- Wednesday's season finale likely spells the finish for the show as we've known it, and provided welcome elements of closure, however rushed and flat-out goofy some of them felt.