I remember one of the first things someone told me when I started watching this series was that the Mulder/Scully relationship was more professional than sexual, and that the characters had great chemistry because of that professional relationship. In Season 7, however, that relationship was starting to trend more towards intimate, especially in the later episodes and the finale. I thought the Kiss in Millenium was nice because of the context of it, but it did start this trend of getting them closer than ever before as the season went on. With Doggett, I almost get the sense that the show needed this shake up, and we're right back where we were when it started. I don't say that as a bad thing, per say, but it is an interesting thought to finally split up the characters and see what happens. What we got in the first two episodes of the season was a welcome change from where Season 7 was going.