Investigation of Fire | The K Files | The X Files Podcast | Case File 311
We’re following the signs marked ‘back to the beginning’ on the X Files and touring key moments in the story of the characters now on The K Files. Our first destination: season one special effects achievement, ‘Fire.’ Watch our video podcast or listen below!
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Scully has always been territorial about the X Files. It reads to many viewers on the surface as jealousy, which is no doubt in the mix, but really, she’s selected Mulder and the X Files for her life’s work at this point. Even if she doesn’t consciously know it yet, she’s on the train with Mulder for better or worse, and so anything that slows their mission down is not Scully’s friend. She also at this point thought she knew everything, before she was abducted, before the events of Erlenmeyer Flask even (when Deep Throat is assassinated) – Scully was certain she knew it all, that science was just waiting to explain these only seemingly mystical phenomena.
It’s a fun time for both characters, and a fleeting one. They are young here, and the end of the first season ages them away from these more youthful glimmers in the mirror of who they were before The X Files. More first season fun continues next week with a visit from the dead of Scully’s romantic past in LAZARUS!
The Truth is Already Here.
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