Warning: The following article contains spoilers for The X-Files season 11.
The truth is finally out there, now that The X-Files has made its return to UK screens.
The cult-classic science fiction has been airing for weeks over in the US, but Channel 5 only jumped on the bandwagon on Monday (February 5) with the UK debut of season 11 opener ‘My Struggle III’.
The premiere picks up directly in the aftermath of the alien invasion in the season 10 finale, and resolved that cliffhanger in a way that was troubling for US critics and fans.
Was ‘My Struggle III’ any more popular across the pond? As usual with The X-Files, the mythology-laden instalment was deeply divisive for those watching Channel 5 on Monday:
However, ‘My Struggle III’ did have its defenders:
Fans were particularly up-in-arms over the revelation that the Cigarette-Smoking Man impregnated Scully, and is William’s real father (warning: NSFW tweets below):
For those who did like the episode, X-Files boss Chris Carter has told Digital Spy that he feels there’s still life in the show even though Gillian Anderson has quit.
“There are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without. I’m sorry to see her go, I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end?
“It’s the end of something, I don’t know if it’s the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.”
The X-Files continues next Monday (February 12) at 9pm on Channel 5.
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