"The truth is out there."
Mulder and Scully have been reassigned and the X-Files department shut down, but Fox Mulder isn't going to stop searching for the truth. It's still out there.
In terms of the quality of both its individual episodes as well as its continued unveiling of a large and interconnected mythology involving multiple governments knowledge and use of alien life forms and technology, The X-Files reached its creative apex during its second season.
The season's stand alone episodes, and the few that only hinted at the bigger conspiracy to come, have aged a lot better than those that attempted to fully explore what would only become a hopelessly complicated, not to mention pointless, conspiracy mythology. Season two's highest of high points are The Host, Blood, One Breath, Irresistible, and Humbug. Any one of those five are The X-Files at its very best. The mythology episodes, while hinting at intrigues to come, are hampered by the hindsight knowledge that the conspiracy ultimately led nowhere. Nonetheless, the season's dual two-parters, Duane Barry / Ascension and Colony / End Game, are both impressive stories in their own right. Even the middle of the road episodes (Sleepless, Aubrey, Die Hand Die Verletzt, and Soft Light) are solid efforts that feature memorable moments. Not that the season wasn't without its stumbles and low points: 3 is an excellent example of why Mulder's having a partner was essential to the show, and The Calusari is a worthless "evil doppelganger" story.
The slim set edition I have doesn't come with a play all option, which would have been nice for those days of episode binging. Nor does it have any special features that I would consider to be truly special. A handful of deleted scenes for select episodes and some special effects footage for a few others, that's about it; and who thought that snippets of the show dubbed for foreign markets would be fun to watch? Look, Mulder and Scully speaking German! Japanese! Spanish! I could just hit the language option to get that noise. Give me some interviews, behind the scenes footage, or a commentary, or two. Regardless of the set's bonus feature short comings, the quality of the episodes themselves are worth the investment. If you are, or ever have been, an X-Phile, then The X-Files second season set is a must have.