“Scully’s attention is focused not on Mulder and his latest informant, but on the names on the Wall and the mementos left by the dead soldiers’ friends and families.
Among the artifacts she spots a small bouquet of dead roses and takes a flower with her, leaving it on Mulder’s desk before going to Philadelphia. Morgan had visited Washington, D.C., and been deeply moved by the Wall. “I saw this letter that said, ‘Dear Johnny, we all believed that what you did was right. We miss you very much.’ I realized that this person’s memory must be at least 20 years old and I thought that Johnny, whoever he was, is frozen in someone’s memory in a certain way.
Now Scully is currently at a stagnant point in her life. She sees this toy car, a memorial which marks a point in a dead man’s life, one he’ll never move on from. She takes the flower from the memorial as her own marker, or reminder, that she must move forward from this point or risk becoming like the name on the wall. The rose is like a little memorial of herself. That’s what the tattoos became for Scully and Ed. They marked this point in their lives.
He got it the day of his divorce and she got it at a point where she wanted to feel she was her own person. She didn’t want to forget that.” The symbolic link between the rose and Ed’s tattoo is emphasized when Mulder finds the rose on his desk. The camera comes in on a close-up of the flower, then there is ashot of Mulder contemplating it, and then a cut to a Ed’s tattoo, also in close-up, and roughly the same size and shape as the rose.”
DD: Let’s just say that six years have passed and six years that we’ve been together in some capacity. So our relationship that grew over nine years is now almost 15 years. It’s almost like a lifelong partnership at this point, and it’s interesting to watch it develop and grow in the medium of a thriller at the same time. That’s kind of the fascinating thing about this film, is that its a 15-year thing going on between us. That’s interesting to watch on screen because it’s actual. Usually on screen people meet and fall in love [suddenly], I would think. Isn’t that the way it usually happens?
GA: Yeah, usually happens.
DD: We’re just like tired of it already — 15 years.
GA: Yeah, we’re old timers. We’re already in love.
Filmazing, July 2008 (x)
#thanks for building up on me high expectations about love
Actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny on Day 1 of the 2013 Comic-Con International on July 18, 2013 in San Diego, California.
If you didn’t pay attention to Varys during the Purple Wedding you seriously missed out
Look, I wanted to come back as soon as I left. I just didn’t know how to find you. Yeah, how did you find us?
Remember when there was a 7 mile spanking machine on spongebob and no one said anything about it ever
bring me the booty