Mulder & Scully Are Broken Up For ‘The X-Files’ Reboot, But That Doesn’t Mean It’s Over For Good
In all the excitement leading up to the X-Files reboot premiering early next year, I think we've all sorta taken for granted the fact that Mulder and Scully were going to be together as usual. They've always gone together like peanut butter and jelly; where one goes, the other follows, even if that's to the other side of the world or another planet, even. Of course, our collective bubble was burst earlier this week when it was revealed that Mulder and Scully have actually broken up in the new series, and while the idea of them starting the reboot apart has a lot of potential, I think it's safe to say that their 'ship will sail again. There's literally just no other option, right?
Never has a show made a relationship more deliciously slow burn than the X-Files. It took us nearly seven years to get an on-screen kiss, chaste as it was, and it wasn't until the second movie, in 2008, that it was even acknowledged that Mulder and Scully were a proper couple. I mean, we all knew it and there were thousands of fanfics to fill in the gaps, but series creator Chris Carter liked to torture us and gave little away, and we all sort of not only got used to it, but started to love that aspect of their relationship. After all, what's better than a bond that's so strong that it doesn't even need words? That's why I'm not worried about their prospects come 2016. There are plenty of things in the original series that prove that their love is stronger than any stupid breakup could be. Don't believe me? I'll prove it.
The Touchstone Speech
This is probably the most obvious moment ever, but whatever, IT COUNTS. When the whole world was falling down around them, Mulder and Scully had each other. "You were my friend, and you told me the truth." I mean, GOD, I could sob just thinking about it (and I totally do every time I watch it even all these years later, because I'm a soft touch).
The Fact That They Were Totally Kissing As Far Back As Season 5
I don't care if this got cut from Fight The Future, it was totally happening and I won't hear anything else about it. Scully keeps Mulder honest! She makes him a whole person!
The Way These Two Fit Together Perfectly
I mean, Mulder gazes at Scully all the time, and this isn't really the first time we've seen Scully look at Mulder like this, but it does feel like the most intimate and beautiful and wonderful and oh man, I'm a sucker for this.
The Sickening Amount Of Unresolved Sexual Tension
It was always there, pretty much from Season 1, and nothing better has ever graced my TV screen. Way before they were even overly flirting, they were clearly dying to get up close and personal with each other, and the fact that they had to restrain themselves was both maddening and amazing.
The Fact That They Had A Child Together
Having a baby with someone doesn't mean it's true love, but it definitely means something, especially considering Scully was supposed to be barren by that point. Sure, they may not have their son anymore (though I do wonder why they didn't go back to that farm and get him, after things settled down), but the fact that William was born says a lot about the strength of their love.
I could go on and on here, but then we'd be here all day. Just put them back together so the world can be whole again, please?