chapter  7
Libidinal frenzy: Twin Peaks
Pages 12

Given The X-Files’ homage to the myths of antiquity, it shouldn’t come as any great surprise that the series’ own mythology incorporates incestuous coupling as the ultimate trigger for transformation/rebirth. Scully and Mulder’s Luna/Sol, sister/brother alchemy that spawned William the (maybe) divine, Mulder’s spiritual reunion with his sister Samantha, and the various sacred ‘fathers’ throughout the series to whom Scully ‘gives herself’ (birth dad and ‘Our Father’ included), are all instances of how the incest archetype surfaces in popular culture through metaphor and allusion.