The sound of the jet cross-fades us to a passenger liner hurtling through space, where Mary McDonnell is being briefed about the decommissioning ceremony by her assistant. Said assistant looks to be about twelve years old, so I'll be calling him Lackey Howser. Mary listens patiently to his random blather for a few minutes, and then suddenly bolts for the bathroom, where she sobs and feels herself up. Yes, you read that right.
Back on Earth, the blonde Cylon babe from the opening scene is taking a nice afternoon stroll through that one building complex in Vancouver that's been in just about every science-fiction show ever made. I think we're probably supposed to be shocked to see Number Six alive after she got blown up on the space station, but I was too busy trying to remember all the shows that have filmed at this place to notice. Mulder met Deep Throat here, for God's sake. The Stargate guys met the Tolan here. And while we're talking about Richard Dean Anderson, I'm also pretty sure this building was MacGyver's home office. Do people even work there anymore, or do they just rent the place out to film crews? In any event, Number Six spots a cute little baby resting in her stroller, and starts making small-talk with the kid's mother. They gush and coo for a bit, and then Six asks for permission to hold the baby. Dude. I don't even like it when people borrow my lighter, but Ma hands over her child to a total stranger without a care in the world. "So light so fragile," observes Number Six. The baby starts bawling, but Six assures her that she won't have to cry much longer. And that particular line is finally enough to register on Ma's Susan-Smith-O-Meter, because she takes the kid back and returns her to the carriage. Then she looks away, perhaps distracted by the sight of David Duchovny and Chris Carter patiently waiting their turn to use this camera set-up. Number Six takes advantage of this to reach down into the stroller and snap the baby's neck. And she totally meant to do it, by the way, even though some people have speculated that it was an accident. I mean, how would we know she's supposed to be evil if she doesn't kill a baby?