Is a Solo Scully The X-Files' Salvation?

TVLine | 2/14/2018 | Kimberly Roots
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No, I haven’t experienced missing time or slid sideways into a parallel universe: I’m aware that X-Files star Gillian Anderson has announced her plans to leave the sci-fi series at the end of the current season.

I’m also aware that series creator Chris Carter has floated the idea of continuing the iconic Fox drama without Anderson’s Scully, like how the series handled David Duchovny’s absence in Seasons 8 and 9 of the original run.

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“I always thought of David the way I thought about the child William, as an absent center. Even when he wasn’t there, he was the center of everyone’s concern, and the stories revolved around him,” Carter recently said, envisioning a Season 12 where “Scully would be a similar absent center.”

Want a refresher on what happened the last time Scully was an “absent center?” Mulder shtupped a vampire wannabe and cried a lot. Conversely, when Mulder wasn’t around on the regular, Scully broke in new partners, gritted her teeth while an alien slug was cut out of her spinal column, carried a baby to term, delivered that baby with only whale sounds to kill the pain, witnessed the deaths of three of her closest friends and sacrificed her own happiness and fulfillment in order to secure the safety of her son.

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No X-Phile wants Mulder without Scully, or vice-versa, nor do we want to see the series go out with...
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