Los Angeles Times
A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES
Before production began, the writers met several times in executive producer Glen
Morgan’s backyard to pitch and break stories. Guest star Annet Mahendru (series regular on The Americans) plays Sveta Zatylny, whose last name was inspired by show creator Chris Carter’s Vancouver assistant, Christena Zatylny. In the premiere, the words
“DON’T GIVE UP” are scrawled in the dust on Scully’s back windshield. The phrase was written on the window by Chris Carter himself.
Gillian Anderson wore two different wigs during production (she’s blond in real life): The first one hurt her head and it wasn’t quite the right shade of red.