Anderson: What do you know about me that I don’t know about myself? It can be a negative thing. I’m a grown-up.
Duchovny: You should not cover up your mole. You should have refused to do it in the beginning, and you should refuse now. It’s a Chris Carter thing. I know it’s not vanity for you. He deemed your face not big enough for the mole. And so for seven years, you’ve put makeup on this mole. It looks like you have a boogie. For both Scully and Gillian, the mole is fine. Oh – and it’s a beauty mark.
“The fact that we’ve been able to come back to it after so long, or there’s demand for it after so long, or that we’re going to be able to do another ten episodes this year, I’m overjoyed at that aspect of it. I like the fact that we’ve all been able to take a long break and had other venues, other successes, other jobs, so it’s kind of a perfect situation.”
- David Duchovny, on being on The X-Files 25 years later
“We have a long-standing, deep appreciation and friendship for each other because there is nobody else on the planet that really understands exactly what we went through. If you have that, you don’t really have to act. You just stand on your mark and look at the other person and allow it to be.”
Besides Clyde Bruckman, the episode also demonstrates [Darin] Morgan’s care in delineating Mulder and Scully. “Everyone looks at Mulder as having all the answers, he said, “Most of the other episodes present him as usually right. I’ve always found that the things he talks about, if a normal person talked about them, you’d go, ‘This guy’s crazy.’ He’s supposed to be a smart guy, but I’ve never looked at him as such. He’s just more lucky in some of his explanations. And Scully, although skeptical, has the right approach when she says, ‘I don’t believe this.’ Before I wrote for the show, Mulder always seemed like the more interesting character, but once I started writing for it, I found that I liked Scully more.”