Marita to appear in "Requiem", the Season Seven finale!
I am so psyched. What more can I say.
Marita shines in "One Son"!
As you can probably tell from some of the quotes below, Marita has never been the most well-liked character on "The X-Files". Even I, her humble webmistress, was more in love with her potential than with what I actually saw on the screen. The Powers That Be never did anything interesting with her character, and they certainly didn't make the most of Laurie Holden's acting abilities.
But her few brief scenes in "One Son" (see photo below) changed all that. Fans were thrilled with her performance, and in an episode filled with memorable moments, her scenes are among those that had an emotional impact that people can't forget. This emotion has been translated into a burst of excellent Marita fanfic, archived below, along with older works.
"It is refreshing to see that a blonde and beautiful woman
will be playing an important role in the series. I hope that 1013 plans
to increase her importance in the mytharc. We need to have women typically
seen as "bimbos" break that stereotype and prove that sultry women
can be more than sex symbols.
She will be an excellent role model for professional women everywhere."
"As it is, she's NOT mysterious and inscrutable. She's a
dull caricature. She's a paper doll. If the fans are suspecting she's a
clone, it's not because they've glimpsed a serial number behind her ear.
She's a robotic performer on auto-vamp."
"She's a lone woman in the consortium which is dominated
by men with OLD ideas. She was probably a waitress that one of them discovered
in a bar somewhere, hired her as a secretary and by the force of sheer will
and sexuality climbed (or whatever) her way into this position. A woman
surviving in a man's world -- but she's got grit, too."
"WHAT!!! Even Natasha Fatale got to call Boris a fool once
in a while!
What has this chick done to make you think she has GRIT, or even
competence? She's constantly looking over her shoulder. And that
slight nod to fear is as far as her emotional range goes, I'm afraid.
There is NOTHIN going on inside this lady. She's a crashing clueless
BORE! I show more grit dealing with squirrels at the bird feeder."
"Why is it a problem that Marita wears satin nightgowns
or attractive suits? It doesn't make her any less an informant. You know
what I think? People are threatened by her attractiveness because they see
her as competition to Scully. Like a TV show can't have more than one strong,
attractive woman on it? Now that's sexist!!"
"She's a ROBOT! She's animatronic! If they give this person
an interesting storyline, she'll ONLY throw it away with both hands. She'll
deliver every dramatic line in a sultry monotone. She's like Mulder in a
"KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL
SHE'S SUCH A CRASHING BORE OF A CHARACTER THAT I WANT TO
SMITE HER WITH A ROCK!!!
"She's the Stepford Spy! She's run by gadgets and wires.
If she has to
modulate her voice or vary in her emotions, little wheelie things break
inside her and smoke pours out of little orifices in her skinoid!"
"Marita could cure cancer, Scully's cancer no less, and
I would be staring at her eyebrows thinking, do they ever move? How can
she speak without moving her facial muscles? Is she on muscle relaxants?
"You have access to theeeezzzze beeezzzzz?"
"I still think she's about as sultry as a dishrag."
"I think we should all stop bashing Marita. If we're lucky,
she'll serve as Mulder's training wheels for a real relationship. Heaven
knows he needs someone to give him a strong push in the right direction.
seems like the perfect choice."
(The commentary above was provided by the residents of alt.tv.x-files. If you have some comments of your own you'd like to share, sign the guestbook at the bottom of the page!)
Episodes in which Marita Covarrubias has appeared:
(Links go to Tiny Dancer's X-Files Episode Guide, a treasure trove of information.)
"Absence of Sun", "Andante", "Between Bites", "Hallway", "Maybe Marigolds", "The Reward", and "The Sea and the Serpent" are all set post-"One Son". Once again, some links have gone missing, but most stories without links can be found at The Gossamer Archive; just search under author or title.
Dusk and Dawn -- by Dragan Antulov
Island in the Sun -- by Dragan Antulov
Moving Pictures -- by Dragan Antulov
Cold -- by
Love in a Leather Bar -- by FowlFire (special Marita BADFIC!)
Choices -- by Judy Gayle
Andante -- by Anne Haynes
Bishop's Lament -- by Julie L. Jekel
Reward -- by CiCi Lean
Sea and the Serpent -- by CiCi Lean
to Heaven -- by Loligo
Plan -- by Medina
Protege -- by Medina
Welcome to My Parlour -- by Medina
Absence of Sun -- by Megan
Rainbow Connection -- by Emily Miller
Love Thee Not -- by MustangSally
Iolokus I -- by MustangSally and RivkaT
Hallway -- by J. Nowicki
Marita (a song
parody) -- by Portia
Marita: The Sequel
(another song parody) -- by Portia
Between Bites -- by Laura Sorensen
Reluctant Ambition -- by Garry Sykes
-- by Hong Te
NC-17 With Slash on the Side I -- by Hong Te
NC-17 With Slash on the Side II -- by Hong Te
Maybe Marigolds -- by Elise Tobler (MissElise)
The image below was created by Julie Jekel for her stories listed above -- I've included it here because it seems appropriate for so many of the stories.
Learn more about Laurie Holden (the actress who plays Marita) at the
Credits: Cancerman Bee image by Alison, honeycomb and bees from http://www.superbad.com/final/dcm2.html.
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