Back at her brand-spanking-new apartment, which seems to exist in another dimension, or something (I don't know), Moronica tosses out her half-eaten sausage sandwich and looks sad. Try saying that five times fast. I could barely type it. She walks into the living room, where Skinner is waiting on the sofa. She should be at the hospital, she says. Skinner assures her that Scully will call if Doggett wakes up. Speaking of people who ought to be at the hospital, what about poor Skinner? So sad. Anyway, he says something about how she's still under investigation...and he will be, too, if anyone finds out that he showed her what he's about to show her. It's Lukesh's case file. Has she ever seen him before? Skinner asks. She hasn't. Moronica flips through the file as the exposition kicks it into high gear: Lukesh is, basically, a nut. Delusional, full of anger after the suicide of his father, blah blah blah, allegedly rehabilitated and living with his mother in an apartment conveniently adjacent to the crime scene. His story, Skinner says, is that he "heard a bang," went outside to investigate, and saw Moronica running out of the alley. Moronica furrows her brow and wonders aloud why Doggett would say Lukesh's name. How could he know? "Do you think Lukesh shot Doggett?" Skinner asks. Moronica takes a seat and starts thinking aloud. Maybe Doggett was investigating Lukesh, she offers. Skinner narrows his eyes. His cell phone rings; it's DPB. He's at the hospital, wandering the halls and bitching at Skinner for ignoring his little "keep the lines of communication open" edict. Skinner rolls his eyes. DPB "assumes [Skinner] is with [Moronica]." Skinner grunts assent. "Bring her. She's going to talk to Agent Doggett."
Hospital. Skinner and Moronica climb out of the elevator and are greeted by DPB. "The gang's all here," he smarms. Scully ignores him, and tells Skinner that Doggett is conscious, and they've finagled a way to make it easier for him to talk to them. Scully's suit is awesome, by the way, all low-cut shirt and nipped-in suit jacket. It's gorge. DPB takes a deep breath and announces that they're only going to ask the questions he wants asked. He doesn't want anyone's comments to "shade [Doggett's] testimony." Scully rolls her eyes enormously. "If you're so concerned, why let Reyes talk to him in the first place?" Skinner wonders as the four of them stride down the hallway. "Becaaaaaaaaaause," DPB drawls, "he won't talk to anyone but her." They arrive at Doggett's door, which DPB opens to admit Moronica and himself. Skinner and Scully try to follow, but DPB fixes them with an extremely dirty look. "He didn't mention you two," he says. Scully looks enormously disgusted. Skinner looks at the ground and bursts into hot wet tears. "Scully," he says through his sobs, "I'm so in love with him. What will I do if he never...?" Scully pats his arm. "I know," she says soothingly, "but he's going to pull through. I promise. Listen, Mulder's making ratatouille. Come back to the house with me, and have a decent meal for once." Skinner sniffs and nods. They walk off together. Yeah, I'm just making stuff up now. Do you blame me? By the time this season is over, these recaps will have morphed entirely into fan fiction.