Gillian Anderson’s dry ass Scully wig has been trying to peacefully die in its sleep yet they keep snatching the poor thing out of its box and making it get to work. With the new, new season having just begun, Gillian would like everyone to know that she’s #teamfreethewig and doesn’t want it, or her, to come back ever again. According to TVInsider, Gillian already said that she’s ready to move on and that season 11 would be her last but nobody wanted to believe (and here I thought fans of The X-Files were all about that belief life). So she’s restated her position in no uncertain terms.
Anderson revealed in October that this would be her last go-round, a sentiment she is sticking by. “I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me,” she explains. “I was a bit surprised by people’s [shocked] reaction to my announcement…because my understanding was that this was a single season.”
Maybe Gillian needs to dispatch that wig all by herself and ritualistically burn it along with all of Scully’s pant suits from Dillards. If you’ve seen the sumptuous wardrobe they give her on The Fall, you’d know that whatever little budget The X-Files is working with is simply not enough.
Still, people can’t seem to get enough of The X-Files so the question is, could they continue without her? Could they put David Duchovny in Gillian’s wig and have him do both parts? That might actually be enough to bring me back into the fold (I tried watching Season 10 but all it did was remind me how silly and hard to follow the show is and in my opinion, you can have a silly show or you can have a hard to follow show, but I don’t have the patience for both). But Collider reports that The X-Files’ creator Chris Carter says he won’t go on without Scully. When asked if he would considering doing a season sans Gillian he replied:
I wouldn’t. For me, The X-Files is Mulder and Scully. I think if it were without Scully, I wouldn’t do it. That’s not my X-Files.
I’m reading that as Chris is Scully loyal but not necessarily Gillian loyal so maybe there is some wiggle room after all. I mean, David has already proven he’s got the chops to pull off a ratchet wig and a sensible heel so if the people really insist on more X-Files, anything is possible.