As apprehensive I am about The X-Files season 11, and as much as I don’t want to get my hopes up, it’s becoming really hard for me.

After the announcement that most of the episodes would be monster of the week-type adventures, it looked like things were looking up for the show. Now, EW gives us some intriguing new images of the season, along with some juicy info, and all bets are off: I’m in full “this is gonna be awesome” mode already. Let’s do this.

According to Chris Carter, fans who have been longing to see Scully and Mulder’s relationship come together will get their wish in the new season. From Entertainment Weekly’s website:

After getting the professional side of their relationship back on track in season 10, Mulder and Scully will be drawn even closer together this year. Carter says fans rooting for the formerly estranged duo to fully patch things up “have something to look forward to.” But the partners are in for an intense journey; the pain of Scully’s decision to give up William (the son she shares with Mulder) for adoption 15 years ago still hangs over both agents. “William has been an absent center,” Carter says. “He will come to the fore.”

Is love in the air? Cute!

There’s a whole bunch of really interesting insight given to The X-Files season 11 which you can explore at EW. But for those who “only like the pictures”, here’s a couple that may pique your interest. Scully in a hospital bed, say what!? What’s that all about? We’ll have to wait until 2018 to find out – but it’s coming sooner than you think. The truth is still out there, my friends. Live long and prosper.

That’s from X-Files, right? I watch the show, I do! Trust me! Don’t look at me like that. Look at these pictures below instead, courtesy of EW.