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DW S06E01 - a comment

I was going to say that that needed to be crossed with the X-Files, but, really, it practically *is* the X-Files.

Ex-Agent Delaware refers to wanting to get married as being a crime in his case. There's a fairly familiar-to-us scenario he could be referring to, or there could be another, less familiar one, a legal issue in parts of the US until fairly late in the sixties. However, the Supreme Court decision that resolved that issue was decided in 1967. So unless Agent Delaware has been "on the outside" for over two years, or unless Moffat got his research wrong, that can't be it.

I wish it were, though, just for storytelling purposes, because it caught me by surprise when I thought of it. It would really highlight how much America forty-two years ago could be a startlingly different world.

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postynotedreams
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
Why is it everyone noticed that but me? Hee. Until someone said that it failed to click, but it is absolutely an X-Files ep.

I also totally missed that line you mentioned. I really need to rewatch this one anyway though. SM is obviously doing more weirdness this season.
np_complete
Apr. 25th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah; I had to page back a couple of times just to figure out what one of them had said. And there were a couple of jokes that people have referred to that I missed completely.
capemaynuts
Apr. 26th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
I vaguely recall that once upon a time FBI agents were not allowed to marry felons or communists. So my first thought was that he wanted to marry a convicted black widow. Then I went all "duh!" and figure he'll end up being gay.
np_complete
May. 2nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that was my conclusion as well, due to the timing issue I mentioned (Loving v. Virginia was decided in 1967.) But I turned out to be half-right: Agent Delaware's intended was male, but also non-white.
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