As season 11 of The X-Files wraps production just prior to the show's (perhaps final) premiere next month, the lead co-stars reflect back on the last 25 years. With a tweeted selfie with co-star David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson gave her farewells to the show and her character Dana Skully.
25 years of night shoots, 25 years of frozen lips, 25 years of friendship. Happy wrap @davidduchovny. Thanks for… https://t.co/BiHLxPBWCg— Gillian Anderson (@Gillian Anderson)1513985745.0
Anderson is thankful for the show, and for the fans who have been on this crazy paranormal ride with her. But she is ready to move on.
But we're not ready.
No one wants Agent Dana Skully to retire.
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles https://t.co/NbeVgorbEw— AFTER🌹GLOW (@AFTER🌹GLOW)1513985819.0
Seriously, how are we supposed to live without her?
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles HERE COMES GOODBYE HERE COMES THE LAST TIME #TheXFiles https://t.co/xNQlre1IEB— Joselyn (@Joselyn)1513986017.0
That last thing we want to do is say goodbye.
@JossaDosBichos @GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles I can't even https://t.co/RBxDvkXlUR— Carlotta Casoni (@Carlotta Casoni)1513987944.0
The news of Anderson not returning for a possible 12th season is so traumatizing that we need someone to hug us, hold us, and comfort us.
@GwenefyND @GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles https://t.co/94yh8y5ny2— Kate (@Kate)1513995226.0
Did anyone notice the homage to their own show in the tweeted image?
Anderson's tweet mimics the season one advertising one-sheet.
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles ok I’m so emotional right now 😭❤️ https://t.co/goyd2VUVyk— Estefi 🎀 (@Estefi 🎀)1513986064.0
Some people are still dealing with the devastation of the news that Anderson no longer wants to play Agent Skully.
@toriaweber @GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles I haven't read interviews to avoid spoilers and so just found out g… https://t.co/e9NHfQix3q— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1513988405.0
And they are heartbroken.
No more adventures of Skully, Mulder, and... Brick?
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles Thanks for all the petting this season! Happy Wrap G Woman! 🐶👽🦊👩🔦 #TheXFiles https://t.co/xb8NOq3jbk— Brick Duchovny (@Brick Duchovny)1514042909.0
Ultimate friendship goals.
The 25 years of friendship between these two actors is intimate and full of love.
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles 😢😢😭😭 Friendship goals for 25 years #gillovny & #sculder forever ❤ #TheXFiles— αnnie_cs. (@αnnie_cs.)1513989221.0
“It’s magical and difficult, wondrous and painful, frustrating and joyous, as any intense, intimate relationship is… https://t.co/ATfxS7DIXP— AFTER🌹GLOW (@AFTER🌹GLOW)1513783851.0
Anderson and Duchovny will even have their stars beside each other.
Exclusive: Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Jan. 8. Via… https://t.co/u3dK3yAhIt— Variety (@Variety)1513810800.0
@toriaweber @GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles Her star is gonna be next to his, my guess is david will present it… https://t.co/OMw4c25kgs— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1513990269.0
A match made in Hollywood.
@toriaweber @GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles Same! After the reading of Gillian's note at D's star, where she sa… https://t.co/57X5CQOO0y— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1513990777.0
Many, many people are thankful for Anderson, Duchovny, and the show.
After running for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002, and having two feature movies, the show returned for a short 10th season in January 2016. Following the revival's ratings success, Fox announced an 11th season, set to begin in January.
But this new season will be Anderson's last.
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles For 25 years your work on #TheXFiles has created friendships between fans, insp… https://t.co/uiX9AqlaWZ— X-Files News (@X-Files News)1513988339.0
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles Thank you both for bringing to us more #TheXFiles 👽 #Mulder #Scully 👽 love you! 😘😘 #ProudXPhile— Vero 🇻🇪 💔😔 (@Vero 🇻🇪 💔😔)1513988380.0
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles 25 YEARS OF PURE LOVE. thank you for everything! https://t.co/xFCZBM0TS0— Isah Grant (@Isah Grant)1513988721.0
@GillianA @davidduchovny @thexfiles #TheXFiles just isn't going to be the same without you. Thank you so much for 2… https://t.co/NqNGC4PQqf— Adam Boraso (@Adam Boraso)1513986148.0
Remember, the truth is still out there.
“We’re looking at a world where now truth is thrown out the window and conspiracy is now seemingly the center,” says The X-Files creator Chris Carter of bringing back the pivotal drama in the era of Donald Trump. “Everything’s been turned on its head and that’s an interesting time to be telling X-Files stories,”
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