The X-Files: Mulder and Scully #4 in Romance Hall of Fame Sci-Fi TV Couples Category

At times as covert as their assignments, the relationship between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully was a study in subtlety, and over the course of its nine-season stint on FOX fans found themselves not only wanting to believe in the existence of extraterrestrials, but also in the possibility of passion between their favorite pair of paranormal investigators. As trust became tenderness and their mutual respect transformed into romance, in later seasons the truth was out there– Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were in love, and their feelings for each other land them in fourth place in our sci-fi couples countdown.

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This is a classic. She started out thinking he was crazy but he gradually won her over and showed his love for her with action over and over.– Galen

Even though their relationship was more subtle, I think that they had a unique relationship. I also like how their relationship developed throughout the series and in the movies also.– C.L.

I think Mulder and Scully are the most romantic couple because even though they are co-workers they are so supportive of one another and have such great chemistry. I love watching them together.– Kristen

The classic love/hate push and pull with strange supernatural stuff creating a murky stage.– Jennifer

They liked each other but they never really did anything about. That seems to hold true for people in the real life and that is why it is my pick.– Amy H.

They were totally independent yet still needed each other.– Deanna

Mulder and Scully are the ultimate Scifi couple. They set the tone for the banter and sexual tension that has characterized all the amazing couples that have come after them. Also, their love was based on respect and trust. Thus, they were a couple that you could actually root for.– Amber

They stuck with each other through thick and thin.– Leann

Because they are both smart.– Amy T.

This is endless love where time has no boundaries. They even died and came back!!!!– Cara

I loved the way their relationship evolved from wary of each other to friendship to close friendship to finally true love. It was all very natural and by the end I couldn’t imagine them with anyone but each other.– Ann

They’re just so perfect together.– Jessica

The couple’s chemistry is evident in the following clip:


Gillian Anderson— Fine tuning her acting talent in decidedly more earth-bound fare after her years as Agent Scully, Anderson has donned Victoria garb for her role in the Dickens’ classic Bleak House and stepped in front of the camera as the PBS presenter for adaptations of Jane Austen’s works.

David Duchovny— Winning a Golden Globe for his role as FBI Agent Fox Mulder, Duchovny’s name would once again be announced on the awards’ telecast for his work in Showtime’s Californication.

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