The “Scully Effect” And Other Things You Never Knew About The X-Files

Scully And Mulder Were Supposed To Be Platonic


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Keeping romance out of the picture was the primary goal for the first season. Chris Carter wanted to establish early in the series that Scully and Mulder had no spark. He did this in the premiere by writing in a scene where Scully is topless and has Mulder examine her bug bites. The scene was meant to show the characters in a possibly-romantic situation that goes nowhere. Scully was even supposed to have a boyfriend in the first few episodes to show the main characters weren’t interested.

Well, all the efforts didn’t matter, because the two (finally) kiss in season seven, get together by season nine, and even have a child together.