My Name was William

Ghouli had me hooked from beginning to end, and though I had a different image of William in my mind and envisioned a different reunion with Mulder and Scully from the one we were given, I was intrigued by him. These rambling thoughts are my attempt to make some sense of how Jackson AKA William might be feeling about things.

Since the episode Ghouli aired, I have read a lot of comments online about the fans’ reaction to it. There were those that didn’t like much of anything about it and were angry about how William was brought back and about the actor portraying him. There were people who thought Mulder showed next to no emotion towards William and people who didn’t think Scully’s heartfelt apology to William at the morgue wasn’t emotional enough. And then there were those people who simply enjoyed watching a good old-fashioned x-file with a little mythology mixed in.

I am one of those people.

I am so appreciative of the fact that we get to revisit these characters for another season, and I, for one, am really enjoying these episodes (not too fond of MS3 though) despite the numerous implausible plot lines and questionable rewriting of past events. Then again, hasn’t the show been giving us these types of continuity flub-ups and inconsistencies for years? I think one reason why I’m enjoying it so much is because I don’t read any spoilers or people’s comments about spoilers so each new episode that airs is a complete surprise to me. The other reason I’m liking it can be summed up in three simple words: Mulder and Scully.  Watching the way they interact with each other as they grow old together has been a real treat for me, and I look forward to each new episode.

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this vignette and this episode. Trying to get inside William’s head wasn’t easy, but I hope I that I was able to maybe make you think about some possibilities that you hadn’t thought about before.

Susan

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Some quick thoughts about the first three episodes…

No, I don’t have a new story to share, but I do have a few quick thoughts about the first three episodes of season 11.

My Struggle III: While I loved the rush I got from watching Mulder and Scully in action again after such a long time, I really didn’t like the way the ep ended. I don’t buy that CSM is William’s father, not Mulder. Could he have drugged Scully in En Ami and given her some type of drug that made her more fertile so she was able to become pregnant with William? Possibly…but in my gut, I just don’t think the writers are going to slap the fans in the face by making CSM William’s dad despite the fact that they’ve written numerous questionable things that have disappointed me over the years.

This: I really enjoyed the nonstop action of this ep. From start to finish, my adrenaline was on high alert, and I liked seeing Mulder and Scully kicking butt and taking names.;) I also liked seeing Langly again and how M & S worked as a team to put the clues together. As for Skinner, I like it when he works WITH them, not against them…not sure yet from these first two eps if what’s going on with him is shady or if it’s going to turn out that he’s been protecting or helping M & S…

Plus One: I really liked this one! Was the bedtime conversation a little off? Yes, some of the dialogue was a bit clunky, but I liked their close proximity and the intimate tone of their voices during the conversation. I really liked the comfortableness between them throughout the ep, and I especially liked that final look that Mulder gave Scully when she opened the door and he was standing there waiting for her.:) As for the x-file itself, I liked it and thought that Karin Konoval did a great job as both Judy and Chucky.

So, what did you think of the first three episodes? Let me know in the comments section below. And one last side note—the previews for next week’s ep by Darin Morgan look like a lot of fun!:)

Susan

different

I know it’s been four months since I’ve written anything new. RL events have not been kind to me lately, and consequently, a lot of things have temporarily gone by the wayside. However, I’ve slowly been getting back on track and have been excitedly watching the various previews and reading articles about season 11. One video on YouTube that I’ve particularly enjoyed is this one called Declassified: The End of the World-Season 11-The X-Files. That video along with re-watching The Post-Modern Prometheus have definitely gotten me reinvested and very anxious for the new season to start in a few days.:)

I also figured it was about time for me to get back to doing some writing so last night I randomly picked an episode and thought about what I could write for it. I chose Closure and immediately thought of the end scene with Mulder and Samantha in the woods. Although a lot of people didn’t care for that type of emotional resolution for Mulder, I was very touched by it. The prose thingie I wrote entitled different is a brief look into what Mulder did and felt after he told Scully that he was fine and that he was “free.”

If you would like to share your thoughts about different and Closure or about the new season coming up in just six more days (WOO HOO!), simply click on LEAVE A COMMENT and leave me a comment.:)

Susan

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Phases

8/4/17 – Phase 5: Slow Motion is now available to read and is in blue at the end of the document.

6/21/17 – Phase 4: Morning Man is now available to read and is in red at the end of the document.

6/9/17 – Phase 3: The Classics King is now available to read and is in blue at the end of the document.

5/28/17 – Phase 2: The Couple Concept is now available to read. Click below in the post entitled Phases Series. Phase 2 is in green at the end of the document.

4/14/17 – This is a continuation of my Steps Series and is a random series of vignettes that explore Mulder and Scully’s relationship now that they’ve taken it to another level. As each new “phase” is posted, I’ll date it and add it to this post.

Susan

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process

That scene in Three Words when Scully first brought Mulder back to his apartment was
heartbreakingly difficult to watch, and I wished that Mulder’s feelings about being alive had been explored in much more depth. At the time this episode originally aired, I wrote a lot of vignettes about Mulder’s struggles because I felt cheated out of all the emotions we should’ve seen from both him and Scully after all they’d been through. Having recently seen that scene on TV again in syndication, I was inspired to write this.:)

On a side note, I haven’t written a “prose thingie” in quite some time, and it felt great to be able to write one in one uninterrupted sitting.:)

Susan

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Damariscotta

Being a big fan of lighthouses, I wanted to try to write a story about Mulder and Scully that included a lighthouse in some way, and that is how Damariscotta came to be. I originally started writing this mini-novel in March of 2004 and completed it in June of the following year. It takes place during season four after the events of Demons and explores the struggles that both Mulder and Scully are going through. He’s struggling with the fact that he’s willing to do anything to find out the truth about Samantha including pointing a gun at Scully, and she’s struggling with being honest with him about her fears regarding her cancer. I wanted the writers to explore these things on the actual show, but since they didn’t, I did, and I’m very pleased with the candid discussions I wrote for them.:) I hope you enjoy my story…

Susan

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After the Ice

I’ve noticed that they’ve been showing Fight the Future quite a few times lately on TV, and I’ve been catching bits and pieces of the movie when I can. I can’t believe it’s almost been 20 years since it first hit the theaters! Oh, how I’ve missed seeing *this* Mulder and Scully on a regular basis…which is why I was inspired to write this little tale. I always wondered what it was like for them after they were rescued and brought to the hospital. They’d just been through an extremely intense ordeal, both physically and emotionally, and I wanted to explore how they might’ve felt about it a little bit.

Also, I’m not in the medical profession, but I have had a lot of experiences with nurses in the hospital. Some of them have been absolutely wonderful like the nurse in this story. Some have been all business, but in my opinion, both kinds of nurses deserve all kinds of kudos for the job they do. I figured after all that Mulder and Scully had been through in Antarctica they deserved a special nurse like Shelly to look out for them.

And one last note…in my opinion, there was NO WAY Mulder was coming back from Antarctica without Scully. That wasn’t even an option for him, despite the fact that he had numerous obstacles to overcome, and to me that makes him a hero.:)

Susan, who really misses the original Mulder and Scully…

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