After the Darkness and Wreckage

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I’m going to start by making a few comments about “After the Darkness”, which is my newest vignette that I posted about a week ago. After recently seeing I Want to Believe on TV, I was especially interested in Skinner’s role at the end of the movie. I really like how his role on the series and his relationship with Mulder and Scully changed over the course of time. Although he started out as just their boss, he eventually developed a respect and admiration for them and became both an ally and a friend. I really liked that he was the “somebody with balls” that Scully turned to for help not just in the movie, but time and time again during the later years of the series.:) After watching him hold Mulder in his arms to keep him warm, I started wondering what might have happened after taking Mulder to the hospital and then home and how he might’ve felt about going into the house they share, probably for the first time.

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“Wreckage” is a post-Orison vignette that I wrote about three months ago. I’ve actually written several vignettes for Orison, mostly because I didn’t like how the writers glossed over what happened to Scully in that episode. I mean, really….she’s attacked by a complete whack-job in her own home, tied up, terrorized, and forced to take extreme action, and then the following week, it’s as if it never happened. She KILLED a man in cold blood, for crying out loud! How could anyone not be affected by that???? I hate that the show did that time and time again…have a life-altering event occur and then the following week, pretend it never did. Although many of the vignettes I wrote about this were from Scully’s POV, I wanted to write one from Mulder’s POV. Watching the incredulous expression on his face as Scully blew away Donnie Pfaster right in front of him made me want to explore what he was feeling even more.

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If you have any thoughts or revelations about either of these stories or episodes, you can share your comments below. Also, thank you to those of you who decided to “Follow” me on this blog. I appreciate your support.:)

Susan

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2 thoughts on “After the Darkness and Wreckage

  1. Lenore

    I also was disappointed in the lack of continuity emotionally for the characters after these “life-altering” events. Thank you for so beautifully and thoroughly filling in the blanks with your fan fic!

    • You’re welcome, and thanks! I can’t even count the number of fics I wrote because of my frustration with the lack of follow-up on life-changing events. I was especially disappointed about how Mulder’s return from “the dead” was handled. It could’ve been an emotional gold mine for both David and Gillian, but instead it was barely an afterthought.:(

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