The X-Files

Carina Sayles

The X-Files


FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate seemingly unexplainable cases.

Starring as

Carina Sayles in the episode “Avatar” (3×21)

Carina has a one-night stand with Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi). As he awakes the next morning, she is dead. Scully and Mulder investigate the circumstances.


Amanda Tapping is a massive fan of the X-Files and she was only coincidentally in Vancouver when her agent suggested she audition for a role. The role she got was the only one available at that moment and she was a bit taken aback when she realised she would die at the beginning, but she was still very excited about being on the show.

She spent most of the time on the autopsy table, including scenes where Gillian and David were circling around her. They would poke her and David would tickle her feet, trying to get her to laugh. Gillian and David were wonderful.

The love scene was awkward. When Mitch Pileggi saw her on the set of Stargate Atlantis he loudly announced, “The last time I saw you, you were naked!”


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