Annet Mahendru on The Americans

FOX screened a scene from upcoming “X-Files” miniseries for the 2015 TCA summer press tour audience, and it gave an emotional glimpse into where the limited series picks up with Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson).

In the scene, Scully arrives at Mulder’s house in a panic.

“Mulder, you hang up on me, I don’t hear from you all day, you’re on some jag about the X-Files?!” says Scully.

“I finally figured it out, all these years we’ve been deceived,” says Mulder “I couldn’t call you because it’s gonna sound crazy. Scully, you gotta trust me on this.”

But Scully says Mulder is “on fire believing” that he’s onto “some truth that will save the world.” She cautions that it’ll be his undoing. “You want to believe, you so badly want to believe!”

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Mulder insists that newscaster Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale) is right, it’s not “an alien conspiracy.” “The truth is out there and Tad O’Malley’s gonna broadcast it,” says Mulder.

“Mulder, listen to me — as your friend and as a physician, you are on dangerous ground here,” pleads a concerned Scully.

But she is stopped dead in her tracks by Mulder revealing Sveta (Annet Mahendru, “The Americans”), a victim of alien abduction, is in his house. “She’s the key to everything,” says Mulder. “Sveta is the key.”

“The X-Files” premieres Jan. 24, 2016.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."