Move over Xena and Gabrielle.
It was a single line that erupted in a summer long of debate among fans of “The X-Files.”
In the season finale, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is giving birth to her child when Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) comments how “amazingly beautiful” Scully was during the birthing process.
So the question is now whether or not Agent Reyes is going to be a lesbian on the show.
“We talked about it,” executive producer John Shiban told TV Guide Online in a recent interview. “But we (ultimately decided) that it’s the kind of baggage that we (creator Chris Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz) that we didn’t want to deal with with this kind of character right now. We had other ideas that we were more excited about.”
Shiban says that while Reyes has “an affection for Scully that is deep and real,” there might be more implied from the season finale line than there should be.
“Most women look beautiful when they’re giving birth,” Gish said. “And it was a very authentic birth experience, so I think it was very harmless.”
Will there ever be a gay relationship on the show?
“On The X-Files, anything can happen,” Shiban said. “So I don’t want to discount anything. Life is complicated.”