I watch X-Files late at night recently. There are marathons of it, three times a week. I can’t shake out of my head the idea that if they don’t go ahead with two more movies, these guys are losing a terribly big opportunity (Duchovny doesn’t get any younger you know). I mean, the X-Files forum on IMDb still produces more comments than most current series do. It is still a very popular cult show.
A possible scenario could very well be about the rebel aliens finding and approaching the hidden Scully & Mulder couple somewhere in the Central America (working as a veterinarian and a private security officer respectively). Because Mulder still has alien DNA in his body (from the end of the 7th season) he could be very useful to the rebellion in order to study the Super Soldiers and find a way to exterminate them (Earth’s occupation would be a major strategic failure in their war against the black oil). Maybe Scully’s now 7 year old son could play a role too.
Humans don’t have the technology to shake off the upcoming alien occupation, but the rebels might just cut it with the help of the ex-agents and some friends in the FBI and ultimately the government (maybe Gore could portray the US president ). During that time we learn more about the more broad story of the black oil and the races it has infected and the history and role of the rebellion. I envision a finish for the series where the black-oil-infected aliens will be defeated regarding their plans for Earth (for now) and they won’t be returning (for now), although a full scale war will continue to exist outside our solar system. During the final battles either Dogget or Skinner or Mulder himself dies (hey, without a major death you can’t “feel” the battle, which is more a strategical battle rather than full blown war). The final battle of the second movie should be against the usual shape shifting alien (portrayed by Thompson) and the final battle scene of the third movie in the trilogy should be against the now-SuperSoldier Billy Miles. X-Files started with Billy, it should end with him too.
Alternatively, both Scully and Mulder could die and their son will be adopted by Dogget, who has already lost a son at that age. During the 2 new movies, Dogget becomes an alien believer too, while he is already with Monica at that time (hence bringing a closure to their characters too).
When everything is over, life at FBI goes back to normal, and the fact that there were ever a danger for an alien occupation is staying hidden from the public. In fact, the public never learns about the aliens or how close they came into becoming slaves or get exterminated. The only conspiracy that goes on is the hiding of that truth, with the surviving members of the main cast agreeing to this as an acceptable solution (and hence somewhat endorsing the conspiracy).
Maybe a fitting end scene would be Scully walking down the DC streets and some guys making fun of the National Enquirer front page about an alien war. Scully smiles as she watches them, but she has a sad look at her face. The end.