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Being the definitive John Doggett fansite of "The X-Files" fandom I figured I couldn't completely ignore the fact that Doggett had a new FBI partner in the series' ninth and final season! I admit that Reyes is my least favorite character of the entire series, and she's the reason why I place season nine at the bottom of my list of "all time favorite XF seasons," but like it or not she was a part of John Doggett's story on "The X-Files," and if this site is to be truly the "definitive" John Doggett fansite, it had to acknowledge her just a little bit.

History
1993 - 2016

John Doggett first met Monica Reyes in August 1993, when he was a detective with the New York City Police Department. She was already an agent with the FBI, and was assigned as the lead investigator on the Luke Doggett kidnapping (rape/molestation), and murder case.

In 2001, John Doggett called upon her, for her expertise in satanic rituals, to help him in his investigation of Fox Mulder's disappearance. After seeing Deputy Director Kersh meet with Super Soldiers Gene Crane and Knowle Rohrer, John Doggett started his own investigation into Kersh and his alliance with the Super Soldiers. Ignoring the fact that a Special Agent has no control over re-assigning another Special Agent, somehow (magic of TV and being unrealistic) John Doggett managed to re-assign Monica Reyes to the X-Files to help him with his investigation into Kersh.

After Fox Mulder's military murder trial in 2002, we last see John Doggett and Monica Reyes driving away in the same SUV, escaping a blast that seemingly killed the Cigarette-Smoking Man.

In early 2008, Fox Mulder was pulled out of hiding to assist the FBI on a case involving a missing FBI agent. In the "I Want To Believe" Blu-ray special features titled "The Dakota Whitney Files" Agent Whitney writes:

Given that the X-Files have long been shut down, and that the last two agents assigned to them, John Doggett and Monica Reyes, are currently engaged in high priority counter-terrorist operations, I strongly recommed that we determine the whereabouts of Agent Fox Mulder and bring him in as an unofficial consultant to the investigation.

By 2016, Monica Reyes had quit the FBI, eight years prior (I need to fact check this when the Blu-ray is released of season 10), to join forces with the Cigarette-Smoking Man. In 2008, the Smoking Man offered her a deal to spare her life and work for him, she accepted.

Monica Reyes and John Doggett's FBI partnership ended in 2008, and we can assume due to her new allegiance with the Smoking Man (and the fact that Reyes had nothing to say about Doggett in the 2016 "The X-Files" Revival) that she and John Doggett are no longer in contact with each other. We can assume that John Doggett discovered who she was working for, and since he is loyal to Scully, Mulder, and what they stand for and fight for, that he shut down any associations he had with her at the time of her departure from the FBI. Of course, this is all speculation, but speculation based on an understanding of the John Doggett character.

Monica Reyes
Official "The X-Files" Website Biography

Although born in Austin, Texas, Monica Reyes was adopted by Mexican parents and raised in Mexico. She has never identified her birth parents.

She majored in folklore and mythology at Brown University, earning her bachelors and masters degrees in four years. After considering an academic career, she instead enrolled at Quantico in 1990. Reyes’ first FBI assignment was to serve on a special task force investigating claims of Satanic ritual abuse. None of the charges was ever substantiated, and a report was issued in 1992.

Reyes then served in the New York City field office, where among her cases was the kidnapping of 7 year-old Luke Doggett, son of New York City police officer John Doggett. The boy was eventually found dead, but no suspect was ever apprehended. In 1999, she transferred to the New Orleans field office. She remained there until the former cop-turned FBI Agent Doggett convinced her to accept a post on the X-files unit in Washington, DC.


Doggett/Reyes Relationship
STATUS: Non-canon

Despite Monica Reyes' obvious affection, and feelings toward him (love?), John Doggett was in love with Dana Scully (it is canon that Doggett loves Scully, read it here), and nothing romantic ever occured between Doggett and Reyes. But you've got to give Monica a little credit though, she tried her best to get him to reciprocate the same feelings towards her, but in the end John Doggett is loyal to his own feelings, and he couldn't force himself to love and be with someone he doesn't love.

With Monica's alliance with the Cigarette-Smoking Man (2008-present), it is also safe to assume that Doggett and Reyes are no longer in contact with each other. Each of them has moved on in their lives, and perhaps knowing that she works for Scully and Mulder's enemy, Doggett has quite possibly completely cut Reyes out of his life forever.

In case I didn't make it clear: Doggett/Reyes relationship (romance, love for each other in *that* kind of way) is NOT canon. It is only canon that Reyes had feelings for him, and a crush on him.


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Since this is a Doggett/Scully fansite, I feel it's obligatory to have a small part dedicated to "No DRR."

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I would also like to note that I'm not a DRR fan simply because I'm a DSR fan. My reasons for not supporting or liking the idea/theory of DRR have everything to do with the history of, and the clashing of personalities between Doggett and Reyes. (read my essay above)