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Jan 19, The deepest the Scully and Doggett relationship ever gets to be is on the level of good friends, or maybe a bit of a big-brother-and-little-sister. Feb 27, Doggett/Reyes "Relationship" = Implausible is a essay by Dana Doggett posted to Semper Fi, "a John Doggett & Scully/Doggett Fansite.". Nov 20, "As far as Doggett himself, I really want to explore his relationships with Scully and Reyes some more," Patrick says. "And I hope we'll do more.
This is the second season of the brand-new revival that brought back the cast, including David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Agents Mulder and Scully, for the first time on television since the show ended originally inand for the first time since the second feature film was released in Reactions to the revival series have been mixed, to say the least.
Many longtime fans have criticized its first outing last year as either boring or nonsensical, or focusing either too hard or not enough on the continued issue of alien conspiracy, depending on your personal preference.
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This latest outing, meanwhile, has been widely criticized for falling back into old tropesabusing Dana Scully further after the character suffered so much of the same during the show's original nine seasons. But even as we continue to debate the merits and issues inherent in these latest two seasons, I feel it is my duty -- nay, my responsibility -- to shift focus to the last time The X-Files shook things up.
I am here to voice the unpopular opinion that, despite what you may have been led to believe, the final two seasons of the show's original run back in the early '00s, Seasons 8 and 9, were not all that bad. In fact, you might even say they were sometimes pretty damn good. Who needs Mulder, anyway? At the end of Season 7, David Duchovny decided to leave the show, at least for a while, and so Mulder was abducted by aliens or, at least, that's what we were led to believe in the final moments of the seventh season finale, leaving a pregnant Scully behind to continue the mission.
He was the believer, the driving force behind their weekly investigations into the bizarre and unexplained. But while Mulder may have been the de facto protagonist, Dana Scully had long been the emotional and intellectual core of the series. Through the previous seven seasons, we had seen Mulder's journey to uncover what had really happened to his sister decades before, and his drive to prove the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence, but it was Scully who had gone on a journey with the audience.
She was the one who had started out on this adventure as a skeptic and who had been the voice and conscience of the audience throughout her tenure.
Scully was the one who slowly built up a series of experiences and evidence that helped to turn her from full-on skeptic to reluctant believer. Seasons 8 and 9 allowed the show to take Scully's journey to the next step, positioning her as the believer in her new relationship with Agent Doggett. After years of investigating several X-Files cases with Mulder, Scully had slowly grown to believe in the existence of the paranormal. Doggett therefore functioned as "the skeptic", while Scully somewhat served in Mulder's old position of "the believer".
Gradually, Doggett and Scully came to trust one another to some degree, although he and Mulder, who later returned and recovered from his abduction, remained untrusting of each other for some time.The X-Files: Scully & Doggett - Sealed With A Kiss
Later, he and Reyes narrowly escaped from Knowle Rohrerwho Doggett had discovered about a year prior was working for the conspiracy. At the end of the series, Doggett is likely a regular agent, as it appears that Kersh was forced to close down the X-Files division.
Doggett/Reyes "Relationship" = Implausible
He similarly does not appear, and has yet to receive a mention, in the television revival of The X-Files. Both Phillips and Bochner were considered for the role, but the producers eventually chose Robert Patrick.
Doggett was aware of an enormous sense of relief when Fassl was finally caught. Doggett reported the statements to Kersh but omitted AD Skinner's claim of having watched Mulder being abducted by a UFObelieving that alien abduction was extremely unlikely and seeing no way in which that account could help find Mulder.
While working in his office, Doggett saw a file being slipped under his door by an unseen person. The file contained information about Gibson Andrew Praisea child prodigy who Mulder and Scully had first investigated in Believing that Mulder might be searching for Gibson Praise, Doggett sent his task force to Arizonawhere the boy had last been seen, and journeyed there himself, by way of helicopter.
Scully and Skinner also joined the search for Gibson Praise, initially without Doggett's knowledge.
At one point, Doggett saw Mulder pull Gibson Praise toward the edge of a cliff. Doggett was unable to accept Scully's explanation that "Mulder" had actually been an alien bounty hunter who had been attempting to take Gibson Praise back to the same ship where the real Mulder was. After watching an attacker seemingly identical to Scully crush another agent's throat before becoming unfindable, Doggett traveled with Agent Scully to MacLaren Regional Medical Center], where Skinner had taken Gibson Praise.
In the hospital, Doggett found Skinner who was lying unconscious with badly wounded eyes and, later, Scully lying injured in a room with Gibson Praise and a puddle of slimy green fluid.
Doggett ascertained that Scully and Skinner were hospitalized and requested special protections for Gibson Praise.
At the FBI's headquartershe submitted a report to Deputy Director Kersh that included accounts of his recent experiences.