xf season 3

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from @falteringperceptions‘s prompt: "Queequeg" and “movie night” :)

 This is an episode tag for “Wetwired”, pretty much.


At nine o'clock, Mulder gives up on his report. He’s been staring at the same three sentences for hours. Just after dinner he’d typed Agent Scully’s actions were due to and then he’d erased the words, gone back and typed them again, erased them. He doesn’t know how to assign blame and he refuses to blame her.

After all, she’s stared down the barrel of his gun this year. This is just karma.

That’s what he tells himself. But he keeps hearing her say he’s lied to me from the beginning, keeps seeing her teary-eyed and terrified. He keeps seeing the body of that other woman, spread out on a table at the Frederick County Morgue. He’s seen Scully alive and well (enough) since then, but he keeps seeing her face on that body. Nude, shot in the forehead. Mulder hadn’t even been surprised. Every time she doesn’t pick up her phone he half-expects it. They will both die horribly, eventually.

He just wants to see her. If she’s with him, if he can touch her, the nightmare will be over. It’ll have to be over.

At nine-thirty he shows up at her door. He knocks and gets nothing, so he tries calling “Scully?” through the door and hears her faint response: “Come in.”

She’s curled up in a corner of the couch, a wool blanket tucked around her feet. The room is dark except for the TV.

“Movie night?” he asks.

Her eyes are slightly glazed. He suspects that she wouldn’t be able to tell him what she’s watching. “I guess,” she says. Behind the TV set there’s a pile of unplugged cords, sloppily coiled; Scully’s cable box is dark. There’s a Blockbuster case laying open on the floor. No interference.

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“Uniqueness of the wounds, Mulder, implies a human element.”

“Aw, Scully, I gave up profiling before I gave up monsters. You’ve seen one serial killer, you’ve seen ‘em all.”

“Mulder, I can see that you’re going through a questioning phase of some sort, but people have been killed here. And if we can help stop that, and save some lives, I think that is a unquestionably good thing for us to do, regardless of whether the thing we find is animal, or human, or otherwise.”

(The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 3, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster.”)

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The X-Files complete season 3 in under 3 mins, as told by Mulder & Scully action figures.