The X-Files: Season 10 (2016)


Season 10
The X-Files

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's chemistry remains intact, but overall, The X-Files revival lacks the creative spark necessary to sustain the initial rush of nostalgia.



Critic Ratings: 56


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Air date: Jan 24, 2016

In the Season 10 opener, agents Mulder and Scully return after 13 years to investigate a government conspiracy at the behest of a popular web-TV-show host, who introduces them to a woman who claims she's an alien abductee and shares startling news with them.

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Air date: Jan 25, 2016

When Mulder and Scully try to discover what unseen force may have driven a scientist to commit suicide, they turn up a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has bred subjects possessing dangerous powers.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2016

Mulder and Scully investigate a dead body in the woods, and try to determine whether it was the work of a serial killer, an animal or a mysterious creature seen by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, a disillusioned Mulder confronts some of his own demons.

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Air date: Feb 8, 2016

Mulder and Scully investigate the murder of a city official, a crime that doesn't appear to have been committed by human hands. Meanwhile, Scully faces deeply emotional feelings about the child she gave up for adoption.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2016

Scully and Mulder investigate when an art gallery displaying offensive artwork is bombed, and need to discover a way to communicate with the comatose perpetrator to try and prevent a future attack.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

The season concludes with people all across the country falling gravely ill. A widespread panic develops and Scully looks within to find a cure. Meanwhile, Mulder confronts the man he believes to be behind it all, but another figure from Mulder and Scully's past may prove to be the key to their salvation.

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In Series 10 Agent Mulder is reuinted with Dana Scully and the pair begin investigating strange occurrences that have the potential to pose global threats.

Cast & Crew

David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Robbie Amell
Agent Miller
Aliza Vellani
Nurse Sandeep
Lauren Ambrose
Agent Einstein
Tom Braidwood
Melvin Frohike
Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers
Veena Sood
Dr. Louise Colquitt
Ryan Robbins
Seth Whittaker
Nikolai Witschl
Dr. Hill
Stephen Lobo
Man in Suit 1
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 10

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (34)

Give six writer/directors six chances to do whatever they want with these iconic characters. It's a great idea for a series that can't just repeat itself as it will inherently feel nostalgic.

Jan 20, 2016 | Full Review…

After just one episode of the upcoming six, The X-Files feels like a faded relic, barely clinging to what once made it great.

Oct 12, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Regardless, hungry fans are probably thrilled to have the show back in whatever capacity. The smartest thing that this revival does is play to those fans, who will forgive its flaws, while limiting the run to a six-episode taste.

Jan 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The third episode, not coincidentally the one in which the show rediscovers its dry sense of humor, finally gets on track.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Above-average special effects and the presence of two old and beloved friends - you know who! - more than make up for an eye-rolling new premise.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Don't be discouraged by the utter incoherence of the first hour: The spirit of the show is still here, waiting to be drawn out, and each installment is better than the last.

Jan 22, 2016 | Full Review…

It's great to have Mulder and Scully back on our screens again.

Jul 15, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

After the lackluster premiere, the miniseries may only be satisfying to those who want to believe.

Jan 13, 2020 | Full Review…

As brilliant as Dana Scully was, and as badly as young women needed her, she remained frustratingly beyond the grasp of the men who wrote her.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

It's still pretty lame. But with enough embers of the fire that the show once was to get me to stick with it.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

I worry for the mythology-laden closer, to burden itself with just as much overwrought melodrama and nostalgia as its predecessor, let alone provide some kind of reasonable closure.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, My Struggle poses enough questions for long-time fans and offers enough intrigue for new ones to be a promising start of a new chapter in the X-Files story.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 10

  • Sep 30, 2019
    Although enjoyable and definitely worth a watch for X-files fans, a 6-episode season wasn't enough to fit both myths and monster episodes.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Banking on the nostalgia factor, a beloved 90s duo is reunited in a world that is much more digital. A relatively short season, where the "filler" episodes actually appear to be stronger than the serial arc the first and last episode create, it's not necessarily a bittersweet return to the FBI's most unwanted, especially as they appear to have a new, younger set of agents that mirror their younger selves.
  • Mar 09, 2018
    a great return when compared to where we left this series in season 9. I found the first four episodes pretty entertaining. With only six in total, the pressure was on, so even decent episodes seemed to fall short after the long wait. my complaint for some of these would be the commixing of stand alone with the story arch. "home again" was a fantastic monster of the week story, but the loss in scully's life means it is not something that can be re-watched again and again, because the mood of the two stories do not mix well. overall, however, I am so grateful all involved gave us six more episodes.
  • Feb 07, 2018
    The revival seems to run on pure shipping. The new mythology arc is very convoluted and contrived, it doesn't feel authentic like the creative myth arcs from the past which were also convoluted but at least felt real to the universe. The monster episodes were still great fun, but sadly they devoted too much time to the arcing story line.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    I think once you throw out preconceived notions of what it will be, this reboot is great. Loved Ep 3. Don't be so cool as to be over it, it really is good, brings a smile to my face to see them again in new eps. Thanks to them all for the hard work.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    I will give it an extra star because of one episode. Mulder and Scully meet the were-monster is a great episode, the rest sadly are not. The main problem here is Chris Carter. He wants to keep the previous conspiracy and it just feels outdated nowadays. From the first episode you feel underwhelmed and seeing Mulder and Scully together should not be! They need to jettison all of the previous storylines and mythology and start afresh. It has a bogged down feeling. The constant thread of their child is boring. Go back to making stand alone monster of the week episodes and build a NEW conspiracy/mythology that is relevant to today. If the show gets rid of Chris Carter (I know he created the show but he also kept it going long past its sell by date and, again has delivered stale episodes.) and, gets new writers it could be fun. Mulder and Scully and the fans want the X-FILES but they want good X-Files not mediocre. Sidenote: why is Gillian wearing a wig? and a blonde wig? very noticeable
  • Dec 26, 2017
    Overall all story line was okay but sometimes didn't make sense. The acting was also sub par, the guest stars sometimes overshadowing the main characters. I was happy with the humor in this season, but I'm hoping season 11 will redeem season 10.
  • Oct 08, 2017
    guys, it's time for answers. that's the only reason i keep tuning in. last season was a complete waste.
  • Sep 18, 2017
    This was a fun event season full of the humor and intrigue the xfiles is known for. I only wish it were longer. Definitely watch this!

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