The X-Files (1993–2018)
47 user 20 critic

My Struggle III 

0:31 | Trailer
Mulder and Scully learn that they aren't the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on the outcome.


Chris Carter


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Barbara Hershey ... Erika Price
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Lauren Ambrose ... Agent Einstein
Robbie Amell ... Agent Miller
Chris Owens ... Jeffrey Spender
Anjali Jay ... Dr. Joyet
A.C. Peterson ... Mr. Y
William B. Davis ... Cigarette Smoking Man
Arggy Jenati Arggy Jenati ... Female Paramedic
Harry Han ... Male Paramedic
Naiah Cummins ... Nurse
Sandy Da Costa Sandy Da Costa ... Alien


Picking up after the last event series' cliffhanger, Mulder and Scully learn that they aren't the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

3 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


On October 2017 Gillian Anderson announced that season 11 will be her last season with the show. See more »


(Around 25 minutes) Reyes puts her gun to the top of Skinner's head but in the next shot it's below his ear. See more »


[first lines]
Cigarette Smoking Man: My name is Carl Gerhard Busch. But I've been known by many aliases during my long career with the U.S. government. It's been a humbling job, though I'm hardly known as a humble man. I've been a witness to history, much of it violent, much of it an abomination of the values Americans hold dear. I've had a privileged seat at the centers of power, held the reins of that power, making sacrifices few are capable of, of which even fewer are willing. If people knew the truth, they'd riot ...
See more »


Features The X-Files: En Ami (2000) See more »


Main Title Theme
Written by Castle, Bryant, Johnson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well I'm all Conspiracy theoried out, don't know about anyone else!
12 February 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Oh No! I got back into X Files in the last series more then I ever thought possible, it all seemed to come together, acting, writing, plot etc. My Struggle III I hate to say is the kind of episode that put me off watching the show, it was ultimately a confused mess. They seemed to abandon the need for a plot, and substitute it with conspiracy theories about conspiracy theories, the writing was lazy, and felt as it was done in a rush. The family revelations felt like they belonged in a cheap Soap Opera rather then on a long running series like the X Files, it deserved better.

Gillian Anderson was the saving grace of the episode, making the most of the rubbish she was given to work with. Duchovny on the other hand seemed like he knew he was working with awful material and had no problems showing his feelings.

I'm bored with Smoking Man already, and I'm assuming it's the thread for the whole series!

Even the title was LAZY!!


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed