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The best Twitter reactions to The X-Files' bonkers Season 11 premiere twists

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Jan 4, 2018

SPOILER WARNING! The X-Files Season 11 premiere, "My Struggle III," discussed at length below.

Fox's The X-Files returned to television last night for its Season 11 premiere (Gillian Anderson's swan song with the show) and according to fans, the episode's got its highs and lows. The bigger pieces of "My Struggle III" focus on the Mulder-Scully dynamic as well as the fact that Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) admitted to being the father of Scully's son. It's a tad disconcerting given his plan to exterminate humanity with an alien virus and all. The not-so-great elements revolve around sluggish dialogue (even if it is about colonizing the moon) and clunky exposition. 

On the whole, viewers, while happy at the series return, ended up a little confused and even a little grossed out by the premiere. The truth is certainly out there now, thanks to Twitter. Here are just a few of our favorite fan reactions to the episode...