I don't feel that this episode did the Lone Gunmen justice. I'm not one of these "fans" that say that the X-Files completely reeked without Fox Mulder (in fact, in my case, absence makes the heart grow fonder), but this episode, in particular, would have been better served with him involved.
I never got the chance to watch the Lone Gunmen series, so I felt I was somewhat thrown into the middle of something I didn't have a good grasp on. I never really cared about the plot, just the ultimatum that it led to.
In the end, we lose three (3) of our most beloved characters. They go down as heroes; as men that never gave up, never gave in, and never sold out. I just feel that the script was missing something, and it would have been found in Fox Mulder. Like Joey Ramone, the Lone Gunmen, Byers, Langly, and Frohike will live on forever in X-Files lore.
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE