The X-Files My Struggle III Recap Season 11 Episode 1 – begins with the Cigarette-Smoking Man ruminating on his long, checkered career influencing the course of history in service of the Conspiracy. His efforts apparently including faking the Apollo moon landings in a studio in order to “create heroes” or some such thing. He also reveals that Mulder and Jeffrey Spender are his sons.
The X-Files My Struggle III Recap Season 11 Episode 1
The big reveal of the episode is that most of the events of Season 10, which concluded with the end of the world and Mulder looking up helplessly at an alien spacecraft, took place in Scully’s head. Scully is in the hospital, her brain on fire with visions of the apocalypse that involve the release of an alien virus. Deputy Director Skinner notes that Scully’s MRI is reading like a Morse code message, “Find him.” Does that refer to Scully’s son William, whose stem cells may be the key to saving humanity? Scully convinces Mulder that it refers to the Cigarette Smoking Man, who is hiding in South Carolina.
Elsewhere, a car almost runs down Jeffrey Spender. His assailant demands to know where William is. Instead of telling him, Spender calls Mulder and tells him of the incident. The call convinces Mulder to go in search of the Cigarette Smoking Man. However, the CSM is monitoring the call, which allows him to make an escape along with Monica Reyes, who has remained with him for some reason.
Mulder evades someone who has been tailing him in another car, then follows it himself to the Cigarette Smoking Man’s hideout. Instead of finding his quarry, he finds a man known as Mr. Y., who tells him that the CSM has gone rogue. The Conspiracy would like Mulder to kill him, however they also plan to start space colonies to preserve part of humanity in case the alien plague is unleashed. Mr. Y. offers Mulder a spot.
Meanwhile, Scully awakes to see Spender, who tells him that William is being placed in an adoptive home to keep him safe. Despite her medical condition, she gets out of her hospital bed and follows Spender in search of her son. However, an auto accident cuts short her quest. FBI agents Einstein and Miller find her and take her back to the hospital.
Then, the same assailant who tried to take out Spender tries to kill Scully. Fortunately, Mulder shows up in time to kill the man himself, saving his long-term partner. Scully tells Mulder that she is convinced that William is sending her visions of the end of the world.
The Cigarette Smoking Man accosts Skinner and tells him the rest of the story. It was he who impregnated Scully using alien DNA to create a new super being, William. He offers Skinner a choice, join him and be saved from the plague to come and thus betray Mulder and Scully and humanity, or die. Skinner seems to accept the offer.
The episode ends with Mulder and Scully planning to reopen the X Files once again in a last-ditch effort to stop the Cigarette Smoking Man and save the human race.
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The X-Files My Struggle III Recap Season 11 Episode 1 characters and cast include:
Fox Mulder – David Duchovny (Californication, Aquarius, Zoolander, Playing God, The Joneses)
Dana Scully – Gillian Anderson (War & Peace, Hannibal, The Last King of Scotland, The House of Mirth)
Walter Skinner – Mitch Pileggi (Sons of Anarchy, Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural)
Agent Einstein – Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under, Can’t Hardly Wait, Sleepwalk with Me, Dig, Torchwood)
Agent Miller – Robbie Amell (The Flash, Max, The DUFF, The Hunters, The Tomorrow People)
Monica Reyes – Annabeth Gish (Mystic Pizza, Beautiful Girls, Double Jeopardy, Pretty Little Liars, Sons of Anarchy, The Bridge, Brotherhood)
Erika Price – Barbara Hershey (Insidious, Black Swan, 11:14, The Portrait of a Lady, Damien, The Last Temptation of Christ, Swing Kids, Beaches)
Jeffrey Spender – Chris Owens (The Recruit, Molly’s Game, 11.22.63, RED, Incredible Hulk)
Dr. Joyet – Anjali Jay (Power Rangers, Blind Dating, The Age of Adaline, Supergirl)
Mr. Y – A. C. Peterson (Narc, Molly’s Game, American Gods, Shooter, Agent Cody Banks, Shanghai Noon)