This is "X-Files," so that's probably not even that odd, right? People say weird shiz all the time. But then, in the Season 6 episode "Tithonus," a man who can't die takes Scully's place after she's been shot. She lives and is thought to take on his immortality.
Her death is exactly what caused the time loop. She was not supposed to die so time reset until she survived.
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