Scully's driving home when her cell phone rings. It's Doggett. She's on her way back to DC, she tells him. "What is it?" Kobalt told the guard where to find Richmond and "end this thing," Doggett tells her. It's a place called Happy Landing. A place, conveniently, right on Scully's route home. She's almost there now! Doggett agrees to meet her there. It's a great idea to meet a serial killer and his henchmen alone without backup, I hear.
Happy Landing. Scully gets out of her car, and starts nosing around. I can't believe she's not waiting for backup! She has a child! Will no one think of the child? She doesn't even have her gun out! Walking. Walking. Walking. She finally draws her gun when she hears something behind her. Scully turns swiftly, but sees nothing. Of course, as she's turning, a man appears behind her. Scully gasps. The Masked Man belts her.
So, the police come racing into Happy Landing, sirens blaring and Kobalt in tow. Doggett races up to the car and sticks his head in the back window. "Where is she?" he demands. Kobalt says nothing. "Where is she, Professor?" he asks, again. Kobalt intones that the game is over. "Tell me where she is right now, you son of a bitch, or I swear to God I'll kill you where you sit!" Doggett yells. "John," Moronica says calmly, like the fact that Scully's missing is no big deal. "You lost," Kobalt repeats. "Where is sheeeeeeeeee?" Doggett yelps. In the distance, a shot is fired. Doggett and Moronica go running off in the direction of the sound. Kobalt grins. His guard stares right at him.
Doggett and Moronica find the perfectly fine Scully inside the warehouse, surrounded by men in sombreros. What the hell? Oh, they're policemen, in wide-brimmed rain hats. I thought this was about to get really surreal. Scully gasps that the Man in the Mask held her at gunpoint, and when the police showed up, he shot himself in the head. Moronica muses that it doesn't make any sense! "Yes, it does. The game's over," Doggett says. He runs out, Scully and Moronica in close pursuit, just in time to see Kobalt running away from the police car. Doggett whips out his weapon and shoots him. Kobalt's body falls into the drink. Or does it?
Okay, so the episode is almost over and I seriously have no idea what just happened there. We return to the classroom for the explanation. Scully's telling her class that it's very rare to have all your questions answered, even when a case is solved.