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The X-Files: Scully's [Spoiler] Returning

The X-Files is bringing back a key member of Scully’s entourage.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Sheila Larken is set to reprise her role as Gillian Anderson’s onscreen mom, Margaret Scully, in Fox’s upcoming six-episode continuation.

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Larken is set to appear in the Glen Morgan-penned second episode, “Home Again,” airing Monday, Jan. 25. (The series returns Sunday, Jan. 24 following the NFC Championship Game.)

The character of Margaret last appeared 13 years ago, in Season 9’s ninth episode, “Provenance.”

Other X-Files favorites joining leads Anderson and David Duchovny in the revival include Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), cigarette-smoking man (William B. Davis) and the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, and Bruce Harwood).

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32 Comments
  1. thisismenow says:

    The title and having Scully’s mom return has me thinking it isn’t a sequel to Home after all. But literally Scully returning home after some major event.

    • David4 says:

      Ummm. We have known for awhile it’s not a sequel.

    • “Home” can really mean so many things. yeah…
      It could be a reference to the s4 episode “Home”.
      It could mean home in any sense – “home” as in the basement office or the fbi. Or home as in them back solving the Xfiles. Or home as in her returning home – either her childhood/mothers home, or to Mulders home, or to her previous home. Or home as in someone else (either case related or their family related) returns “home”. Or home as in…
      The possibilities are endless…because we have no information really about the plots.

  2. Lysh says:

    YES! I was just watching Momento Mori and she gave such a great performance!

    A little unrelated, I read on IMDB that the woman who played Mulder’s mom is one year older than Duchovny. Like, she was 35 when he was 34. I’m having a hard time believing that.

    • hud says:

      I have a hard time believing they can recapture the entertainment value of the original series. Somethings are better left alone. What’s next, The New Lost In Space?

      • Lysh says:

        It’s a great premise you can continually work and expand on, kind of like Supernatural. And they made a Lost in Space movie in 98! It’d be no different than all the variations of Star Trek probably, but not with the original cast because Guy Williams is dead.

    • Lauren says:

      I always wondered that too. Their aging make-up budget in the 90s must have been top notch.

    • 1927BugattiGirl says:

      Sheila Larken is 16 years older than David Duchovny, not 1. :)

    • Drew says:

      I never knew that. Wow. That is crazy. I guess if you changed her hair color and the clothes that they put her in…
      Kudos to her for being open to those roles if her look went that way. A lot of actresses would have failed to cash in on it for the sake of denial.

    • Sophie says:

      It might have been the flashback sequence from when Samantha was abducted.

  3. She was a great part of the show. Glad to see her back and looking forward to the Scully-centric storyline that I’m going out on a limb to expect.

  4. Carol Mincey says:

    Keep Mulder and scully together

  5. Lizo says:

    I have yet to be disappointed about any of the news coming out for this

  6. lyone says:

    What I don’t understand is this: How can David D. be back on the show at all–when his character completely disappeared previously. This is going to be very strange.

  7. Marý ramsay says:

    Glad to hear that the x files are coming back fantastic series

  8. V.C. Girvin says:

    The cigarette smoking man (aka Cancer Man) has a name. It’s C.G.B. Spender, lest we forget the TRUTH. Thank you, that is all.

  9. Christine says:

    Maybe this is going out on a limb, but could the title Home Again have anything to do with the return of the baby Scully gave up for adoption?

    • ofcourseitquacks says:

      Oh, I hope so! Back when the show first ended I’d hoped that we’d get to see William again, that maybe he, Scully, and Mulder would get to have a life together…

      Sigh…my bad…not angsty enough for this show, I know, but a fan can have hopes, right?

      But, yes, it would be great to see how he turned out, and to find out if, despite his half-uncle’s (Spender) attempts, he still kept his gifts and played a role in whatever happened to the aliens, colonization, 2012, etc.

    • Melora says:

      I hope the hell not. The baby thing was a HUGE mistake. It dumbed down the show. It stopped being the X-Files and became a stupid paranormal soap. The fact they got all the principal writers from the CLASSIC seasons points out to the reality that they are going back to the original style of the show