Hospital. Again. Scully's room. Again. Enter Mulder. Again. She's awake and somewhat less drugged. She tells Mulder that she had what the doctors called a "partial abruption" -- her placenta started to tear away from her uterine wall. Ouch! They're going to continue to monitor her. "You're going to be fine?" Mulder asks, nervous. Scully smiles beatifically and says that she will be. Mulder places his hand on her massive belly and smiles at her. She smiles back. The action figures and I sniff. They gaze moonily at one another. People, this is lurve! "Where've you been?" Scully asks. "Out with Doggett and some female agent from New Orleans," Mulder explains. "Agent Reyes?" Scully asks. "I like her." Oh, whatever. No, you don't. You so do not. This is all just a pathetic attempt to make us viewers like Monica and it's not going to work, do you hear me? It's doing the opposite of working! Mulder's equally surprised by this revelation. "You're nothing at all alike," he says. "Well, neither are you and I," Scully reminds him. She's sleepy again. Mulder mentions that this entire thing has something to do with Doggett's Dead Son. Scully must be drugged, because she tells him that Doggett is "worth the effort." Mulder blinks. Actually, I take that back. I like Doggett just fine. Robert Patrick is getting bupkes to work with, but Doggett's not a bad guy. He's just boring.
I'm going to take a sidebar for a little recap within this recap. I got a videotape in the mail last week, from an anonymous source at FOX. The contents of that tape pertain to the scene we just saw. It's security tape from inside Gillian Anderson's trailer, and it's top secret, so keep this under your hat. A big thank-you to my source, whoever you are. The tape opens up with Gillian sitting on her sofa in a kimono, her hair in giant Velcro curlers, reading a dog-eared book called Take Them to the Cleaners: A Guide to Successful Contract Negotiations. There's a knock at the door. She lets in David Duchovny, who must have just gotten out of makeup, because he still has a Kleenex stuck between his collar and his chin. He's holding a copy of the script.