Why doesnt Scully laugh at Mulders jokes? She knows he takes her seriously, plus hes adorable and hes her friend and she loves him. And i think she thinks hes funny. Whats stopping her?
Keeps him guessing.
Also, his jokes are terrible, so I assume it’s the same reason my friends don’t laugh at my jokes - they don’t want to encourage me to keep coming up with equally terrible jokes (it doesn’t work in either situation).
There’s a line from something I read and I can’t at all remember what it is right now, but something about this woman who’s in love with this guy and she’s thinking about how she can’t ever laugh at the dude’s jokes or show him much tenderness or be vulnerable in front of him because if she gave in once, she’d just go up like a flame and never get her distance back, and she’s terrified. I think that’s part of it too.