How many times did Mulder and Scully fall for each other in the very first episode back in ’92?
Recently I watched the pilot, season 1, episode 1,of the X-Files on Amazon, since it was free to watch, and after watching it more than once I observed how Fox Mulder and Dana Scully continually fall for each other throughout the episode. I described, as well as calculated, every magical moment they had in the 1st episode for your Valentine’s Day, geek-out, pleasure!
Moment 1 @ 4:00
When Scully is told by Section Chief Scott Blevins she’ll be working with Agent Mulder she already knows all about him! She says coyly, like a shy schoolgirl, “He had a nickname at the academy… um… Spooky Mulder.”
Moment 2 @ 5:50
Mulder compliments Scully impressed by her thesis work. He’s read up on Scully as well.
M : “Einstein’s Twin Paradox, A New Interpretation, Dana Scully Senior Thesis– Now that’s a credential. Rewriting Einstein.”
Mulder says, “I’m not crazy, Scully. I have the same doubts as you do.” Watch Mulder empathize with Scully as she stands there dressed in light blue lab techicians garb, latex gloves and glasses. Boom-chikka-wah-wah!
Moment 4 @ 26:06
This is one of the best moments for sure… you get to see Gillian Anderson in her skivvies! Scully, in a red robe, goes over to Mulder’s hotel room. Mulder’s holding a candle because the power’s gone out. She takes off her robe and has him look at marks on her back that turn out to be mosquito bites. She hugs Mulder because she thought an alien had implanted something in her lower back!
M: “Are you okay?”
M: “You’re shaking.”
S: “I need to sit down.”
M: “Take your time.”
And then they have a sleep over party where Mulder reveals to Scully why he’s an X-filer. Mainly, because his sister was abducted by aliens!
S: “You’ve got to trust me. I’m here just like you to solve this.”
M: “Nothing else matters to me and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to it!”
Why the heck didn’t they make out in this moment? How repressing!
Moment 5 @ 35:48
This scene takes place in the rain in a graveyard. How romantic! Mulder says, “You think I’m crazy…” Then Scully launches into a thorough synopsis of Mulder’s fantastic theory and then laughs at him. They both stand there laughing in the rain and it’s love! Then in typical Mulder swagger Fox says, “Come on, let’s get out of here.” Scully says, “Where are we going?” Mulder replies, “We’re going to pay a visit to Billy Myles.”
Moment 6 @ 38:26
In this scene Fox Mulder does what every caring partner does. He shows he cares about Scully’s career.
M: “Alright, but I just want you to understand what it is you’re saying.”
S: “You said it yourself.”
M: “Yeah, but you have to write it down in your report.”
S: “You’re right…”
Moment 7 @ 41:48
S: “There was a light!”
M: “It was incredible!”
And they look into each other’s eyes.
Moment 8 @ 45:55
Mulder calls Scully late at night while she’s lying awake in bed. “Scully, it’s me. I haven’t been able to sleep.” He needs to talk to her and she says they will tomorrow. Any other woman would have told him to lose this number, but Scully cares! She hangs up the phone and continues to lie there awake. Is she thinking about the X-files or Fox Spooky Mulder who’s just entered her life for-basically-ever thanks to this awesome TV show about repressed FBI agents!
Mulder One Liners
Below are some great one liners from Mulder in episode one. You know you want to read ’em!
“Sorry, nobody down here but the FBI’s most unwanted!”
“That’s why they put the I in FBI!”
“Steven Spielberg!” (When Scully asks who is it at her hotel room door.)
S: “Do you have a theory?”
M: “I have plenty of theories.”