Back at the hotel, Reese looks out the window. Some safehouse. You'd think he'd at least close the blinds. Hawke, sitting on the other side of the room, says, "She's like that hitman, isn't she? Your girlfriend. She's one of them." And of course Reese corrects him as to his description of Helena as his girlfriend, and Hawke explains that he comes across metahumans from time to time in his business, and Reese launches into a "they are just like us" speech for anyone who missed the subtlety of the "Prey for the Hunter" episode. "She'll come through. Trust me," says Reese. "I do," says his dad. Oh, man. This is A Very Special Episode, with his dad suddenly laying it on about how well Jesse turned out and how brave he is for going up against his old man, et cetera. "I'm proud of you, son," he says, upping the cheese factor. Thank god Mitch Pileggi can act.
Scully action figure: When did Skinner have a black son?
Daniel: How did you get in here?
Mulder action figure: We are FBI agents, you know.
Daniel: Does Jessica know you're here?
Scully action figure: Are you kidding? We slipped in the X-Files Season 4 DVD set and sneaked out. Right now she's rocking back and forth, weeping to herself. She won't notice we're missing for hours.
Mulder action figure: You got any beer?
This touching Cat Stevens moment is interrupted by Helena strutting in. "So the plan is to keep him alive until he testifies," she says, which is a pretty ingenious plan, if you ask me. It certainly beats the hell out of the "kill him before he testifies" plan. I also like how Helena's plan implies they'll let him die after he testifies. Anyway, she asks who would be trying to kill him. He immediately pinpoints Frankie Spitz, who was the only one who knew Hawke would be at the restaurant and at the safehouse. Helena makes a snide comment about the loyalty Hawke inspires, but Hawke just chalks it up to the price he pays for mentoring ambitious people. Helena tells him to stay put, and drags Reese with her to pay Spitz a visit, thus leaving Hawke completely unguarded. So much for the surveillance