I need to take a month off from all other responsibilities and ONLY WATCH THIS SHOW. I’d finish it in a week and use the rest of the time to consider my feelings.
Times Mulder and Scully should have made out in this week’s batch of episodes:
- Mulder is touching the small of her back again.
- He follows Scully in a heartbeat when she’s ready to get out of that prison.
- “Imagine if you could come back and take out five people who’d caused you to suffer. Who would they be?”
- DETECTIVE: “Look I’m not being sexist here, I’m just being honest.” SCULLY:
- Now they’re shutting the detective out of their investigation, because Scully definitely told Mulder about the creep who didn’t think she was capable of conducting an autopsy.
- “It’s not yet the finely detailed insanity that you’ve come to expect from me.” Insanity has never been so smooth.
- “Ask him to make himself available. Tell him that it’s our protocol.” Scully takes that officer down, and Mulder is right behind her, daring anyone to challenge his partner.
- “Find anything?” “No, but I’m really beginning to like the tune.” You precious dork.
- He calls her Scull. All hands on deck.
- “That’s spooky.”
- “Mulder, whatever there was between them, you were part of that connection. Did you think about that?” After challenging Mulder for most of this case, Scully is there to reassure him that not only was he right to watch out for Lucy, but that he made a difference. Mulder doesn’t get a lot of people telling him that he’s part of something good.
- Scully teases Mulder about his usual entertainment. I’m pretty sure she’s made this joke twelve times already. Mulder doesn’t care because she’s just SO CUTE. It’s EXCITING.
- “But you’re fine, aren’t you Scully?”
- “Believing’s the easy part, Mulder. I just need more than you. I need proof.” “You think believing is easy?”
- “Where did you get this?” “From someone like you who wants proof. Who’s also willing to believe.”
- He looks like he thought he’d never hear Scully’s voice again.
- Scully finds out that Mulder is locked in the train car with a bomb and responds with, “Well then, we’ve got to get you out of there.” Dana Scully is cooler than all of us.
- “Scully, let me tell you, you haven’t seen America ’til you’ve seen it from a train.”
- I love their last phone conversation, because she’s so excited to have found a way to save his life, but she isn’t taking anything for granted until he’s out. I just really love how calm she is whenever a clock is ticking.
- “I want them held accountable for what DID happen. I want an apology for the truth.” Scully and Mulder might disagree when it comes to belief and proof, but truth is something they can share, and they both want it to be better than it is.
- I need to stop falling for characters who like to lick things they don’t understand.
- “You never draw my bath.”
- He puts on her coat like it’s a shock blanket, and she takes it like they’re a 75-year-old married couple.
“War of the Coprophages”
- SCULLY: (science science science science) MULDER: “Scully, what are you wearing?”
- “I’m not gonna ask if you just said what I think you just said, because I know it’s what you just said.” Bless.
- “Who was that?” “My drug dealer.”
- Scully answers the phone with “Who died now?” without even looking up from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
- Now she’s eating ice cream from the carton while doing research. Scully is a light in my life.
- She’s HOLDING THE PHONE IN BED waiting for him to call, and the first words out of her mouth are, “Mulder, are you okay?”
- You can actually see the moment at which she realizes she’ll be leaving the house tonight.
- “Yeah I had a praying mantis epiphany.”
- “Mulder, are you sure it wasn’t a girly scream?”
- “This is no place for an entomologist.”
- He’s nudging her about manure jokes because they’re mature adults.
- “Smart is sexy.”
- I love this episode because they’re very much those needy best friends who call each other at 3 am just because.
- The sass face is strong in this one.
- Scully is 200% done with your nonsense.
- Only Mulder can bicker with Scully while sniffing her.
- “I just wasn’t sure your little feet could reach the pedals.”
- It’s after midnight and they’re immediately back on the same page and speaking in perfect unison.
- Patterson tells Mulder that he keeps strange company, and Mulder calls him mean spirited, because nobody talks that way about Scully.
- When Mulder dismisses Patterson’s theory that you have to become a monster in order to catch one, Scully gives him this split-second look of total admiration.
- Do not cross Mulder. Scully will end you.
- Skinner is worried about Mulder and wants to talk to Scully about it, off the record. I want these three to go on more adventures.
- “We’re gonna work this out together, okay?”
- He’s being framed by a gargoyle and Mulder is still so smooth right now.
- Mulder can tell that something is wrong with Scully. He doesn’t pry. He just gives her a second.
- Scully just came from a meeting where she learned that the FBI is, at best, indifferent to her sister’s murder. At worst, they’re actively impeding the investigation. And now here’s Mulder fighting so hard to get to the bottom of absolutely every case he can find.
- “You’re working down here in the basement, sifting through files and transmissions that any other agent would just throw in the garbage.”
- “You’re in the basement because they’re afraid of you. Of your relentlessness.”
- “Well, maybe not a shovel.”
- Mulder’s like, Great, I’m glad you like me, because there is some garbage in San Diego that you HAVE to see.
- Did not say all of those nice things because I wanted a plane ticket to a pile of garbage, Mulder.
- She identifies the sunken plane as a North American P-51 Mustang.
- I need a minute to deal with Scully holding Skinner’s hand and being really protective of him.
- “Guess I’m not dead.”
- “It looked great on me in the store.”
- He brings flowers to visit her at her sister’s grave. Send help.
- Casual cheek touching while she drools on his shoulder.
- Scully snuggles up close to share the phone.
- “Please explain to me the scientific nature of the whammy.”
- She backs Mulder’s theory, and he looks so pleased.
- “Smile, Scully.”
- HANDS. HAAAANDS.
- Scully’s in boss mode leading the charge to rescue Mulder.
- When Modell wills Mulder into risking his own life, Scully loses it. The woman can stay perfectly calm as long as possible to save Mulder, but the minute someone breaks that stalemate, she’s done.
- Mulder trains the gun on Scully, and she looks so hurt—not hurt by Mulder, but hurt that someone would do this to them.
- He couldn’t even fight Modell’s manipulation to save his own life, but he can fight it to save Scully’s. The way he whispers her name breaks me.
- More hands.
- “The cat ate a rat.” “The dog ate the cat.”
- “Go with it Scully.”
I’m coming for you, season four.