The X-Files: Season 11 (2018)


Season 11
The X-Files

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Though it may not make many new believers, The X-Files' return to business as usual is a refreshing upgrade from the show's underwhelming previous outing.



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Air date: Jan 3, 2018

The Season 11 premiere picks up after the last event series' cliffhanger with Mulder and Scully learning that they aren't the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2018

An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2018

A spate of deaths, in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers, lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2018

Exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully learn how the X-Files themselves may have originated.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2018

When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2018

Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.

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Air date: Feb 28, 2018

In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2018

Mulder and Scully investigate the brutal animal attack on a little boy in Connecticut, while suspecting darker forces are at play.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2018

While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2018

In the Season 11 finale, Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.

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Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Barbara Hershey
Erika Price
Miles Robbins
Jackson Van De Kamp
Sarah Jeffery
Brianna Stapleton
James Pickens Jr.
Alvin Kersh/Jamaican Crewman
Annabeth Gish
Monica Reyes
Francois Chau
Peter Wong
Sharon Taylor
Diana Eggers
Karin Konoval
Mrs. Peacock
Bill Dow
Charles Burks
Alex Carter
Chief Strong
Denise Dowse
Dr. Babsi Russel
Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly
Brian Huskey
Reggie Something
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 11

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (11)

Certainly if you are among those of us who will never stop wanting to believe, more time with our beloved alien chasers as they trade barbs while battling beasties is always cause for celebration.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 11 so far isn't flawless, but it's a lively, character-focused affair that feels far more unified than we'd ever anticipated, a massive improvement over Season 10 that gives us genuine hope for the second half.

Dec 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

True believers who have devoured most if not all of the 208 previous episodes likely will find it thrilling simply to be strung along anew.

Jan 3, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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After a ragged start, X gets down to business, and the result is mostly pleasurable.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…
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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 seems that this time they are not in a hurry, and that at some point they have breathed, reflected on what they want to offer the public. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…

This season, the series, which turns 25 in September, rolls out current news images - North Korea and President Trump, among them - to remind us of those dangers. Still, it doesn't let that overpower the basic appeal of the show.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Early episodes seem stronger this time around with some added timeliness - Russians infiltrating the U.S. government! - and a major mythology reveal in the first episode back.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Based on five episodes made available for preview, things remain uneven -- the first episode is dragged down by more conspiracy blather, interminable voiceover and way too many apocalyptic predictions of doom.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Fortunately, the follow-up season is a vast improvement.

Aug 15, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I'm glad Gillian Anderson isn't coming back for next season because if this is the direction the show is taking us, it's time for it to end.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

I think they're good enough, and entertaining enough, that I hope more episodes of The X-Files will be produced. To quote Mulder's poster: "I want to believe."

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 11

  • Jun 18, 2018
    The X-Files gets back on track in a limited 10-episode eleventh season. Retconning the Season 10 finale as a vision, Mulder and Scully get back to work investigating paranormal cases involving doppelgangers, mind control drugs, and witchcraft. Still, there are a couple of mythology episodes about Mulder and Scully searching for their son William; believing that he's the key to stopping the apocalyptic plague from Scully's vision. Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson give strong performances, and there are some interesting guest stars, including Barbara Hershey and Haley Joel Osment. However, Duchovny and Anderson's age is showing and the show isn't as vibrant as it once was (recycling ideas from previous episodes). Season 11 may be the end of The X-Files (at least this iteration of it), and if so it serves as a fitting coda for the series (though not a particularly strong one).
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  • Apr 22, 2020
    While both season 10 and 11 may as well have been put together, this one still stands out as nostalgically wow and remarkably relevant - I love it!
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Third-wave feminists taint another franchise.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    The last season keeps the original x files style.. which I am a fan of.. just the last episode.. maybe need to give too many characters a closure.. it feels like a rush ... so the main line is not developed thoroughly.. maybe made it into two parts is bit better.. like season 10's ending... thank you for brining the old Memory back 🦖🦖
  • Oct 17, 2019
    Some of the plot lines were a little bumpy, but at least there was a decent ending
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Several quality episodes and overall great season. Can only hope that they make another season
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Jun 23, 2018
    X files fan forever in a most unconditional positive regard sense
  • Apr 10, 2018
    It has a couple o good episodes
  • Mar 26, 2018
    Better than season 10. Momentarily it managed to recapture the atmosphere and style of the 90ies' episodes - especially in "Plus One", "familiar" and "nothing Lasts Forever". I liked most episodes, but found that some seemed rushed and fast paced, and elements of the mythology storyline and the character devlopment needed more attention. But I understand the challenge; Too little time...

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