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  • This is the thread for the episode discussion of the premiere, My Struggle III. Discuss the episode freely below!

    Warning, spoilers ahead!

    Major reveal points:

    • The My Struggle II events of the Spartan virus were a vision by Scully while in a coma - they have not yet happened.
    • William is the Cigarette Smoking Man’s son, and he impregnated Scully using alien science to create a superhuman.
    • Skinner may be working with the Cigarette Smoking Man.
    • The Syndicate group which used to work with the CSM is now trying to thwart his plans in an effort to further their own unknown agenda.
    • William is communicating with Scully and showing her the visions of the future.
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    • I really enjoyed the feel of this episode. The production quality seemed to have been upped quite a bit! Tbh I'm a little annoyed at the 'it was all just a dream' retcon of My Struggle II, but hopefully the extinction arc in this season will be more coherent and thought out. That CSM twist was gross and shocking, but in a good way I think. I also just hope Skinner comes to his senses.

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    • That final twist regarding William answered the biggest question of the entire series.  It completely redefines the last 3 seasons of the series.

      The real question is what the syndicate really is after.  There is no way the aliens just gave up because of "Global Warming".  

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    • I had doubts that Skinner was totally clean. In later episodes, he probably was influenced, but not in the hands of, the CSM.  Hopefully, things pan out well. Personally, I hope the series finish the series and put a conclusion to the x-files since Scully isn't coming back.

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    • So these new revealing scenes at the end of the ep with a young Dana and a young CSM ... how did they make these? Were these lookalikes or the same actors with makeup/cgi?

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    • 77.186.96.120 wrote:
      So these new revealing scenes at the end of the ep with a young Dana and a young CSM ... how did they make these? Were these lookalikes or the same actors with makeup/cgi?

      They were taken from an old episode, En Ami in a season 7!

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    • I guess I totally forgot about this episode then and will have to rewatch it. Thank you.

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    • there are a ton of episodes  so yeah. :)

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    • Was that William at the very end? We briefly see someone that looks like a teenager having the same "seizures" as Scully. 

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    • So is anyone taking it not at face value when CSM says he's the father, more like he orchestrated it to happen but WIlliam is still biologically made from Mulder and Scully?

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    • I’m definitely excited about this season, though I agree with those who’ve commented on the “it was all a dream” plot twist. I’m curious to know when the shows producers knew definitively that Gillian didn’t plan to do any more episodes, as that could affect the degree of closure the writers were able to give the series.

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    • I really wish X-Files would get back to what made me such a huge fan of this show from the beginning which is the stand alone episodes. I think the back story or main story line has been jumping around so much and was not totally thought out well, I am not even sure I totally understand it any longer. This has always been my favorite show but wish they would just let this main story line go or finish it up. I also think that this show needs to stay out of politics as well as the rest of the entertainment business. I know that everyone I know including myself could care less what Chris Carter or the directors of this show think about politics. Stay out of it and give us a show we can enjoy for entertainment value. We do not think that you are qualified or even care about your opinion of the politics in this country. Stop using this show to push your political agenda. 

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    • William is uncredited....Could it be Travis or James Riker? That would be kinda cool.

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