The X-Files (1993–2018)
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My Struggle IV 

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


Chris Carter


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Barbara Hershey ... Erika Price
Joel McHale ... Tad O'Malley
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Miles Robbins ... Jackson Van De Kamp / William
Madeleine Arthur ... Sarah Turner
Sarah Jeffery ... Brianna Stapleton
Ben Cotton ... Mr. Paulsen
Zak Santiago ... Mr. Green
A.C. Peterson ... Mr. Y
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
William B. Davis ... Cigarette Smoking Man
West Duchovny ... Maddy


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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Release Date:

21 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


West Duchovny, David Duchovny's daughter, has a small part in the episode. See more »


Mulder is supposed to be following the hitch-hiking William in the semi truck on Interstate 81, a four-lane divided highway. However, the road depicted is a two-lane country highway with yellow divider marks in the middle. See more »


Fox Mulder: You'd shoot your firstborn son?
Cigarette Smoking Man: Shot my second-born son once. But I need you to know, Fox, when I gave you life, I never fathomed the moment would come when I would need to end it.
Fox Mulder: I don't think you can do it.
Cigarette Smoking Man: Then you don't know me very well.
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An astonishingly incredible finale that leaves endless possibilities for the future of the show.
22 March 2018 | by tresm87See all my reviews

This season started out with a fantastic bang with the overall story arc and I thoroughly enjoyed the dramatic turns that "My Struggle 3' dramatically took. As the season rolled on it seemed to take a mediocre turn with the next 3 eps until the mysterious "ghouli" episode that worked into the arc decently well. The next 3 were pretty solid especially "familiar" which felt like the most authentic classic X files episode we've gotten for years.The second to last was rather forgettable, but this season finale was one of the most intensely powerful and exciting episodes of the entire series. It starts off from the get go with high octane pacing and action with Mulder and Scully pursuing William. Through many twists and enthralling sequences it culminates into a truly massive set of important events that shake the entire mythos arc to the core and contain some moments and things you will never see coming. It has some of the most well executed action the show has ever seen as well as some of the most brutal imagery that elevates the story's crucial magnitude near flawlessly. I'm amazed they packed all of this into one episode, but they did it awesomely and in a very satisfying concluding fashion. With an ending that pulls at your heartstrings with multiple different factors, you will most likely feel a sense of closure and extreme curiosity if the series will continue. It leaves a huge door open for future possibility even if the wonderful Gillian Anderson won't be apart of it sadly.

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