My Struggle



Critic Consensus: The return of Mulder and Scully is to be celebrated, but "My Struggle" struggles with balancing too much exposition against letting viewers spend time with their old friends.

Episode Info

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.


Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Joel McHale
as Tad O'Malley

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Critic Reviews for My Struggle

Fans of the original may be intrigued, but I can't imagine new viewers embracing this episode and saying, "Oh, now I get why 'The X-Files' was so popular."

Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The X-Files at its core is a show about faith and trust, and while My Struggle did some damage there, we're still looking forward to more.

Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The mini-series, at least in the first episode, is a perfect update of the original series for 2016, where thanks to the internet the conspiracy theorists seem to outweigh the skeptics.

Feb 4, 2016 | Full Review…

While we have yet to see how the rest of this experimental season unfolds, "My Struggle" made us want to believe so badly. It was the X-Files in its finest form, a perfect distillation of everything that makes this show great.

Oct 25, 2016 | Full Review…

There's something charming about watching a show shake off the cobwebs in such an obvious way; the transparency of it all tends to encourage patience in those watching.

Feb 3, 2016 | Full Review…

"My Struggle" is a messy hour of television that feels half-finished, rushed off and muddled.

Feb 3, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

For those of us who have spent a decade wanting to believe, "My Struggle" is the best evidence we're going to get that such a desire, such an undying love, was never misplaced.

Feb 3, 2016 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

What's missing are the grace notes and the sense of play that one might associate with a script written by Darin Morgan, James Wong, and Glen Morgan, or Vince Gilligan, among others.

Feb 3, 2016 | Full Review…

A little bit ridiculous, but Mulder and Scully are back and better than ever

Jan 29, 2016 | Full Review…

There's no sense of the desperation, panic, or even possible good intentions that we're accustomed to on The X-Files. That the pilot of the series' tenth go-around is such a astounding misfire is startling and sad.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…