The X-Files Season 11: 10 Things We Learned From My Struggle, Part III

The show is back in fine form.


2016's revival of The X-Files wound up being a hit-and-miss affair. The six episode tenth season had one true classic, a couple of good episodes, and a couple of poor ones. Most were forgettable, but the show's return sparked enough interest to buy it another, longer season.

Wednesday night, Season 11 arrived, in the form of My Struggle, Part III. A direct continuation of season ten finale My Struggle, Part II, the first X-Files outing of 2018 rewrites some of the narrative established last season — and for good reason. If we're being honest, the show had written itself into a corner by leaving off on a cliffhanger of Mulder and Scully, trapped on a bridge with an alien ship overhead, and Mulder near death.

The show hasn't fully abandoned the events of season ten, but has wisely reigned some in. The end result is a more focused affair, one that feels more like The X-Files than the previous season. It's not a perfect start, but My Struggle Part III is one of the best season premieres the show has had (they were never its strong suit). More importantly, it breathed life back into the show, and opened up a whole new range of conspiracies while staying true to the show's past.

In true X-Files fashion, there are more questions than answers, but let's take a look at ten things we learned from My Struggle Part III.


Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.