The X-Files S10Ep6 My Struggle II Preview
This evening the last episode of The X-Files revival will air on Fox. The sixth episode, entitled My Struggle II, will conclude the tenth season with a story focused on the conspiracy. So far, that has not been the high-point of the season which started somewhat underwhelming. If, however, the last episode ends up being a good one the question arises whether or not the show should continue.
I for one think it should. Creator Chris Carter may have made his life more difficult by producing a small season. After the show officially ended in 2002 he is forced to catch up with 14 years of personal development, create a new mythology and allow for monster-of-the-week episodes. It is thus easy to forgive the blemishes of this season and whish for a longer eleventh season to be produced as soon as possible.
The season did allow The X-Files to properly flex it wings which the 2008 movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe failed to do. The third episode, Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster, definitely is one of the top 10 best episode of the show since it started in 1993. It was nothing short of crazy and totally hilarious. The plot and characters actors as only Chris Carter could have picked. It did steal some light from the other episodes. It will be up to tonight’s episode to proof that Chris Carter can bring consistent quality to the revival series.
As for the shows leads, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, I have very little to complain about. Both play older versions of their old characters as though they never stopped playing them. I think it is almost eerie. Everybody knows people change, and so have Scully and Mulder, but people by an large change very little and the leads proof that. I enjoyed Duchovny’s acting a lot, he is still the man/child with a fascination for mysteries and he still embodies a fatal desire for answers. Anderson’s depiction of Scully feels more restrained, more mature. However, I do believe her character has been underused and too often acts as mere eye candy.
Tonight’s episode has a lot of ground to cover. It needs to flesh out the involvement of William B. Davis Cigarette Smoking Man, settle the relationship between Scully and Mulder + proof that their junior selves have staying power.
Below you can see the trailer and a few preview snippets of tonight’s episode My Struggle II.
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