X-Files creator hints at the return of Agent Doggett

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

The X-Files might finally reveal what became of Agent John Doggett during its upcoming 11th season.

After apparently being snubbed for the six-episode revival last year, there are indications that Robert Patrick will reprise his role as the FBI's resident sceptic at some point during the 10 new episodes coming in 2018.

The hint comes courtesy of the main man, X-Files creator Chris Carter, who told TVLine the initially disappointing news that he actually had to write Patrick out of a season 11 episode because of his commitment to CBS's Scorpion.

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"I actually wrote him into an episode," Carter teased. "But then I found out he wasn't going to be available to us so I had to write him out of the episode… Scorpion is his first priority."

However, the writer quickly hedged: "That's not to say you won't see him this season."

Robert Patrick also told the outlet that he is "game" to make his return to The X-Files in season 11, should filming not conflict with his Scorpion schedule.

If a deal comes together, it would seem unlikely that Carter would waste a chance to reunite Agent Doggett with his old partner Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish).

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(Robert Patrick stars in Scorpion)

The upcoming season is likely to delve deeper into the unholy alliance that Agent Reyes made with the Cigarette Smoking Man prior to the invasion in season 10 finale 'My Struggle II'.

Carter has previously tipped that season 11 will heavily reference the show's mythology by sending Mulder and Scully on a search for their lost son William, as well as bring back Mulder's half-brother Jeffrey Spender (Chris Owens) and Langly (Dean Haglund) of the Lone Gunmen.

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Last week, series co-lead Gillian Anderson claimed that season 11 will be her swansong as Agent Scully. It remains to be seen what impact her departure will have on future seasons.

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