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TruthIsOutThere wrote:Good points about X, AgentDana!
Something I hadn't really considered before was how dark and mysterious and shadowy the meetings were, pre-Marita. In those first few years the tone of each secret rendezvous Mulder made was quite different. He would sometimes meet Deep Throat in a public place (like a bar) or out in the open (in the sun), but with X the meetings were usually alone and in the dark. They went with a different feel when they got to Marita, and it was never quite the same again (and I like Marita, too!).
TuffSpot wrote:Deep Throat. You want to trust him, to believe he's on the level. For the most part, I think he is (been a while since ss1, though).
I like the way they played X, he brought some serious intensity to the show. I knew Deep Throat first, though, sorry X. Marita was...eh. They could have done more with that, I think. She could have been a weak spot for Mulder, a wedge between him and Scully if they had played it right.
TuffSpot wrote:Marita never really struck a chord with me. She was too ambivalent, without X's sense of self-preservation or the good ol' boy honest face of Deep Throat. In short - she wasn't sneaky or dangerous enough, lol.
A female informant could have been really cool. IIRC, Mulder wasn't deeply, emotionally involved with Scully yet when Marita was introduced. We all saw how Scully reacted to Phoebe, though, and Marita could have been played like that. Creating division between Mulder/Scully would have somewhat removed Scully's scientific backup from Mulder's crackpot theories, reduced Mulder's credibility, and seriously messed with the partnership. Mulder could have kept yelling that the sky was falling, and much to the Syndicate's relief, people would go back to ignoring him. You can ignore crackpot theories, but science is a little harder to pass up.
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