This, to me…just looks automatically like true love. That instant to connection to someone else. A desire to follow them and discover the joy and truth of life with them. I LOVE Mulder and Scully so much. <3 Nothing’s perfect, but they sure do come close in my mind.
“I blocked it out until the last moment where all of a sudden it hit me, that this person that I was standing in front of as I know him and have known him for such a long time, that this aspect of our relationship was coming to a close. We embraced and I just burst into tears. We held our embrace for a really long time and I think it was just flooding over us, the importance of this agreement that we’ve had to be in each other’s lives in a very powerful way.”
“I think it was written that Scully gives Mulder a kiss on the forehead. Kim Manners was there [directing], and I was so confused at that point that I didn’t trust my feelings about it because I had so many personal feelings. It was eight years of my life. I didn’t know what would be an appropriate ending. I didn’t know. And when Kim and I read it as we were about to shoot it, he said, ‘We’ve done that 100 times, the whole hand holding and the kiss on the forehead. Let’s do a real kiss.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, that feels right.’”
“The last shot in the picture was Gillian handing David the baby in her bedroom. David leaned over and gave her a kiss, and the camera then pulled back out of the doorway and just kept going down the hall. We got the shot, and we cut it and printed it; the nurse came and took the baby away. And David put his arms around Gillian, and she put her arms around him, and they stood there for about ten minutes, and never said a word to each other. The tears were just rolling down their faces, and the whole crew stood there and watched this in silence. It was truly one of the most emotional experiences I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”
Kim Manners, director
<3 There’s a reason I love this show. They’re brilliant. And so, so beautiful.
I love this episode. <3 They’re so perfect.
Happy Birthday, The X-Files.
Changing lives since September 10, 1993.
I love how they connected the Pilot and the last episode with these beautiful scenes between Mulder and Scully. From the very beginning, they had a clear and deep connection. And they kept that connection until the very end. Perhaps I put too much faith in Mulder and Scully’s love, but I want a love like that, a connection like that. Someone to travel the labyrinth with.
- MULDER: You saved the world, Scully.
- SCULLY: Yeah... You're right. I did.
- FROHIKE: What kind of drugs is he on?
- LANGLY: I want some.
- -The X-Files, "Triangle"--The Lone Gunmen always add some comedy to an episode
MULDER: You… were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant… my touchstone.
SCULLY: And you are mine.
The X-Files, “The Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati”
<3 I truly believe they have a spiritual connection. They need each other. They guide each other. Through the good times and bad.
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships— the ones that last— are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
Scully inspires me so much—such a strong beautiful woman. Of course, Gillian also inspires me oh so much because of her amazing performance and ability to portray the smallest bit of emotion in the most beautiful of ways.
I am such a Mulder-Scully shipper. I love them so much, because they never overdo their relationship. And because they truly are on a life journey together, searching for truth and something that’s missing inside of them.
"You saved me! As difficult and as frustrating as it’s been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over! You’ve kept me honest … you’ve made me a whole person. I owe you everything … Scully, and you owe me nothing. I don’t know if I wanna do this alone… I don’t even know if I can … and if I quit now, they win.” -Fox Mulder
Watched The X-Files movie today. I’ve always really loved this scene. I want a relationship like theirs so much—equals travelling and searching together, growing from friendship to love. The faith both of them have will always inspire me.
I actually was thinking about, uh…This gift that you gave me for my birthday. You never got to tell me why you gave it to me or what it means… but I think I know. I think that you appreciate that there are extraordinary men and women and… extraordinary moments when history leaps forward on the backs of these individuals… that what can be imagined can be achieved… that you must dare to dream… but that there’s no substitute for perseverance and hard work… and teamwork… because no one gets there alone… and that, while we commemorate the… the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.
I guess I never realized how much I rely on him before this … his passion … he’s been a great source of strength that I’ve drawn on.
Dana Scully, The X Files "Elegy"
Perfect description of their relationship, but also very much how I feel about Nick. Thank you so much, Nick for giving me strength throughout hard times. I miss you, but I know your spirit is still here.