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
I watched Triangle today. And I had definitely forgotten that this scene ever happened. I mean, I am a total Mulder-Scully shipper, but this was a great scene. Especially the look on Skinner’s face and how damn happy Scully is to have the information. Good job, writers. :)
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 once had a talk with Mulder about starlight. How it’s billions of years old. Stars that are now long dead whose light is still traveling through time. It won’t die, that light. Maybe that’s the only thing that never does. He said that’s where souls reside. I hope he’s right.
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.
I do not think that Mulder trusts any one other than Scully. He’s very solitary. She is the only one who takes him seriously. I don’t know if they’re in love. In a way, their relationship is deeper than that, because they cannot live without each other.
So true. This is the kind of relationship I want. I want to follow someone, believe in them, and have them to support me no matter what. I want a relationship that goes deeper than love, to a true spiritual and life connection.
I want to believe that the dead are not lost to us. I want to believe that they speak to us as part of something greater than us.