That's exactly what I was going to say that it was frustrating to no end that Mulder and Sculy were supposed to be the heroes of the show and yet they were obviously inept at their jobs because they never managed to prove anything.
They should have had Mulder and Scully prove the alien invasion and started to show us a world very different than our own.
they could have explored how even though the general public knew the truth they might not all actually believe it.
After all scientists have proved global warming is happening and most people believe it but some don't and your average person isn't doing anything about it.
It would have revitalized the show in it's last few years the Cigarette Smoking Man was in jail and Mulder was forced to visit him from time to time for advice. And Mulder and Scully would have been promoted and be in charge of a team of agents whose purpose was to help Earth battle the aliens.
Inept is a good word. Neither Mulder or Scully ever really seemed to learn anything. I think what would have been clever on Scully's part would have been to turn in a fake bee. Allow it to go missing, reveal the real bee (and I'm sure there are ways to maintain the chain of custody where evidence is concerned) and expose the huge security hole in the FBI. And darn it, Mulder should have known better by that point. It just frustrates me that the smartest guy in the room could be written as being so stupid.
And it would have been interesting to see the show change the world, my friend Dave often said the same should have been done with Stargate SG1. You have this capability to visit alien worlds with untold resources to exploit, the potential for colonization, and it's still kept secret? Look at the alien technology discovered and deciphered, and yet none of it is used to alter society?