My Struggle II



Critic Consensus: Arguably noble intentions notwithstanding, "My Struggle II" serves as a disappointingly sloppy conclusion to The X-Files' long-awaited revival -- and a painfully persuasive argument that the show was better left "out there."

Episode Info

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.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Annabeth Gish
as Monica Reyes
Joel McHale
as Tad O'Malley
Robbie Amell
as Agent Miller
Lauren Ambrose
as Agent Einstein
Julian Christopher
as Dr. Oscar Griffiths
Aliza Vellani
as Nurse Sandeep
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Critic Reviews for My Struggle II

The season finale of The X-Files is bleak, like Stephen King's The Stand bleak.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

There was a little good stuff here and ridiculous (the alien DNA hooey, the disturbing anti-vaccine scare element), plus a cliffhanger ending.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

We still love this show, for all its flaws, including the way it can still drive us insane. But at this point, the roller coaster is clearly shaking apart. And Season 10, on balance, was a disappointing ride.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

I appreciated the jarring variation of The X-Files's revival. It kept me guessing. It surprised me, and sometimes frustrated me, and occasionally delighted me. It read to me a little like televisional jazz.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Series creator Chris Carter did not disappoint tonight.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

For the most part, I just loved it, and it was so great having Mulder & Scully in my life again after loving the show since its original run back in the day.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

The finale is essentially a cop-out, a tease to make viewers rally for and return to another season, leaves a bitter aftertaste.

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

"My Struggle II" is bewildering television. It tells a story it simply did not have the time to finish, and will frustratingly rely on a renewal from FOX to complete.

Feb 26, 2016 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the episode often feels more silly than serious, and is further proof that the show's larger mythology has only managed to bog the series down with its self-importance.

Feb 25, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Now that the miniseries (or tenth season, or whatever you want to call it) is over, and ended so badly, it's easy to say this never should've happened. It's easy to scoff at anyone foolish enough to believe it might have worked.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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