I love everything about Scully and Mulder’s first kiss—how it happens at the most ordinary time, but on the edge of an extraordinary beginning. They’re just standing there in an empty hallway, watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, listening to Dick Clark’s countdown. It’s all familiar, but the whole point of our New Year’s Eve routine is that we do the same thing every year to ring in the hope of doing something NEW next year. We’re waiting for change. That was never more true than in 2000, when for all we knew we were headed for a meltdown. Mulder looks at Scully and figures that there’s no better time to tell her that whether they’re headed for something great or about to crash, he wants to be with her. It’s just a confirmation, really; they both already know what they are to each other. He doesn’t have to say anything, and she isn’t surprised. She’s just pleased. Even with her eyes on the TV, she’s waiting for him; she can feel him thinking about it.
“There are aspects of Stella that I’m familiar with in my own personality. I feel I’ve been able to make peace with myself more because she’s so unapologetic about the island that she is. Yeah [I am a solitary person], I mean my [romantic] partners have consistently said, 'You live this life I have no idea about.' The idea of saying [to them], 'I’m thinking about doing this film, let’s talk about what it means for our life'… It’s challenging for me. It’s not my first instinct. My first instinct is to decide, 'Can I do this? Yes I can.'” — Gillian Anderson for Red Magazine.
One of the best scenes in the entire series/movies. His face. He is absolutely shocked and horrified that she would believe and say such a thing. You could hear his heart break.
She’s so beautiful…its impossible. wherehaveallthescullysgone
absolutely impossible…and yet she exists….
You know, I think I finally understand why I adore this relationship so much.
Let’s face it, this relationship is WEIRD when you compare it with other mainstream relationships on the big and small screen. They resist their attraction, they resist the idea that they need each other, they resist the growing love between them…Practically any other show would have them rolling in the sheets in the third season. I mean, SEVEN SEASONS, people. It took seven seasons for these two to share a very sweet and very chaste kiss.
I’ve heard it mentioned that Mulder and Scully have yet to exchange a simple “I love you” (at least, once that is to be believed, lol) between them—but I just recently realized that exchanges like the one above are 100000X better than any three-word sentence. “I need you”, “You saved me”, “I had the strength of your beliefs”, “I wouldn’t change a day”…ANY ONE OF THOSE SENTENCES AND MORE say so much more than a conventional confession of love.
I’ll get off my soap box now, but I just had to say it—this relationship is so beautiful because of the strength of its core, and I can never get over that.
Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything