"The Sky is Broken" (by, yes, Moby) plays as Scully walks very slowly out of the hospital.
Scully walks through the city streets in slow motion. Suddenly, she's in Chinatown. Don't ask.
Walking. Moby. Walking. Chinatown. Scully stops in front of an apothecary shop and turns to look in the window. The music stops. Suddenly, she catches sight of the blonde ponytailed woman she almost ran down with her car and runs after her. Behind her, a bike bell rings.
So, Scully runs though Chinatown, running and running and running and chasing and running. At last, she comes to an unmarked door. Blonde Ponytail is nowhere to be seen. Scully gently pushes the door open. Bells ring softly.
Behind the door is a small garden and another set of doors. Scully opens them softly. Inside the building is a large golden Buddha statue. Scully walks inside the temple, her mouth hanging open. Staring at the Buddha, she falls to her knees. The horns of Dear Audience, Please Forget That Scully Was Raised SuperCatholic And Is Thus Unlikely to Behave in This Manner toot in the background. Scully closes her eyes. This is weird. She starts sort of shaking and then she...has a vision? All kinds of people flash before her closed eyes: her mother, CSM, Mulder, Melissa. The vision finally focuses on the naked and somewhat transparent body of Waterston. Ew. His eyes are closed and his heart beats. We focus tightly on his face, and his eyes open suddenly. Scully opens her own with a gasp, breathing raggedly. She glances up at the Buddha. Whose eyes are now open. Huh. Interesting. Didn't see that coming.
Hospital. Where Waterston is being tended by a psychic healer while Colleen and Scully watch. I'm sorry. There is no way that Scully would ever buy into psychic healing. Ever. I don't care what kind of visions she saw. She's seen any number of, like, space ships and shape-shifters and whatnot and she's still all skeptical, but she has one little vision of a tertiary character and she's hiring aura cleansers? No. Just, no. Okay, so what follows here is a whole bunch of boring shit about Dr. Kevorkian and Scully and NotJorja and I'm really just trying to get to the step-up for the sex (or was it?) and could this episode go any more slowly? Pick up the pace, people! Long story short: Scully ordered this psychic treatment for Waterston without anyone's permission and Dr. Kevorkian is rightly pissed. But NotJorja thinks it's okay! Even though she hates Scully and doesn't know Colleen! Sure, go ahead! Fiddle with her father -- the guy in the coma for whom she is ostensibly responsible! That makes sense! The psychic healer says some crap to the effect that Waterston is "ready to move on," but "unfinished business is binding him to the physical plane" and he needs to "release it" before he can, like, go into the light. Oh, my God. I mean, I'm sure that this whole psychic healing thing has worked for some people -- and that's wonderful for them. Seriously, yay for alternative medicine! -- but Scully? Would never hire a psychic healer. A priest, I can see. A psychic healer? Never. She didn't consult a psychic healer for herself. She didn't consult a psychic healer for Emily. She didn't consult a psychic healer for Mulder any of the nine or twelve times he was about to drop dead. She's a Catholic, she's a scientist, she's a skeptic, and it's out of character. Period.