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My Struggle II 

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Mulder and Scully uncover a shocking truth with global ramifications.

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Chris Carter

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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Joel McHale ... Tad O'Malley
Lauren Ambrose ... Agent Einstein
Robbie Amell ... Agent Miller
Julian Christopher ... Dr. Rubell (as Julian D. Christopher)
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Aliza Vellani ... Nurse Sandeep
Sandy Da Costa Sandy Da Costa ... Morphing Alien
Mik Byskov Mik Byskov ... Accosting Man
Darren Dolynski ... Man in Suit
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Mulder disappears before a scheduled meeting with Tad O'Malley, who has an interesting theory about his and other people's DNA. Dana herself, who's had her own DNA tested, discovers an anomaly in the DNA sequence. She believes the human DNA was tampered with when humans were given a vaccine shot. When a disoriented soldier arrives at the hospital, Dana realizes he has anthrax, which could lead to a worldwide contagion. Monica reaches out to Dana, who confirms her theory, which is all part of Smoking Man's plan for the world. Written by Andreea D

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22 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The character Tad O'Malley is based on conspiracy theorist and radio host Art Bell. See more »

Goofs

At 13m 29s the road sign indicates Mulder is entering South Carolina from the northeast (first Spartanburg, then Greenville 33 miles later.) The sign indicates there are 88 miles to Spartanburg, when in reality Spartanburg is about half that distance from the border with North Carolina. See more »

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Cigarette Smoking Man: I didn't set out to destroy the world, Mulder. People did.
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References The X-Files: Ascension (1994) See more »

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The X-Files
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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Bael
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Chris Carter doubles down on rewriting the mythology
23 February 2016 | by skiopSee all my reviews

I know I'm not alone in feeling icky after watching "My Struggle". Chris Carter seems to want us to forget all that happened in the first nine seasons: the black oil, purity control, the alien fetus, the alien rebels, the alien bounty hunter, the missing time, the staging, the supersoldiers, etc. Instead, we're led to believe that there was an alien crash in Roswell, but there haven't been aliens on Earth since then and everything else was just faked by the government with the alien technology taken from the Roswell crash. That would have been OK if done in season 1, but in season 10, it's just rewriting the complete story arc.

I was hoping in "My Struggle II", Carter would reveal to us that everything that we had learned in the first nine seasons hadn't been completely rewritten, but alas, he doubled down on it. There's no group of men conspiring with aliens, but just a group of men conspiring among themselves. I'm not going to reveal what the new conspiracy is, as it's revealed in the reviews with spoilers. Suffice it to say that it just doesn't match up with the first nine seasons.


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