First appearance: “The End”
Last appearance: “The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati”
Name: Diana Fowley. No middle name known yet.
Date of birth: Haven’t a clue. She looks quite a bit older than Scully, but who can tell? (Keleka’s note: The actress, Mimi Rogers, was born in 1956, if that gives us anything to go by. It would make her 47 in 2003. Scully would be 39 in 2003.
Appearance: Longish dark hair.
Career background: She’s been an FBI agent since at least 1991, when she was with Mulder when he discovered the X-Files. For unknown reasons, and in unknown circumstances, Diana took a posting in Europe. At the time of “The End” (1998), she has only recently returned, saying that there are things she wants to get back to.
As of the start of season six, she is working on the X-Files, partnered with Spender.
Background with Mulder: She was his “chickadee” in 1991, when he discovered the X-Files, and she and Mulder did some investigations together. The Lonegunmen say they don’t know why they split up, but, When she talks about there being “things” she wants to get back to, “things” seem to include Mulder, whom she calls Fox, since she muses on how much nicer it would have been for him if he had had a believer as a partner.
Is she Mulder’s ex-wife? Well, we don’t know. The evidence that Mulder was once married comes from the episodes set in 1989 and 1990 in which he sports a wedding ring, even though he is shown as “single” on his file at these times. (Click here for a discussion of the wedding ring thing.) We have no evidence that Diana is the ex-wife, except that she was with him in the pre-1991 sort of period.
Attitude to the paranormal: She has interest in parapsychology, and calls herself a believer.
Shot: She was shot in “The End,” through a lung, putting her on life support and with little chance of survival. By “The Beginning,” several months later admittedly, she is well again.
Bad? There is much speculation on whether Diana is, in fact, in league with “Them.” Scully seems to distrust her (but, then, it is possible that Scully is biased, through jealousy of the way that Mulder seems to work with Diana as well as, if not better, than with herself.) Mulder certainly seems to doubt Scully’s evidence, though, by the time of “One Son,” we, the viewer, have little doubts that she’s bad.
Also, is she having some sort of affair with CSM? We have nothing much to go one, but some significant looks do seem to pass between them.