Inside the Reardon home, Cindy watches TV, surreptitiously changing the channel from the Cartoon Network to C-SPAN. Mulder and Scully exchange looks, and then Mulder hammily compliments Mrs. Reardon, who's all weepy and broken up. "Is Cindy an only child?" he wonders. Mrs. Reardon sniffs and nods. Scully asks whether Cindy was, perhaps, adopted. "No," Mrs. Reardon says, "I gave birth to her at San Rafael General." Scully comments that she's sure Mrs. Reardon has documentation to prove that. "Of course I do," Mrs. Reardon snips. "Was she the only child delivered at that birth?" Mulder asks. Mrs. Reardon snaps. She wants to know what the hell they're driving at! Because she already told the police everything she knows! Scully pulls a picture of Mr. Simmons and Teena out of....her ass? Seriously, where was she keeping that? She doesn't have a purse, or a briefcase. Anyway. Mrs. Reardon examines the picture and starts to get misty all over again. "Is that the suspect? Did he do something to Cindy?" she asks. Scully explains that the girl in picture is Teena Simmons, not Cindy, and that the man is Teena's murdered father. As Scully explains this to Mrs. Reardon, Mulder trains his eagle eye on Cindy. "Cindy is my daughter," Mrs. Reardon repeats. "I can show you videos of her birth." Scully makes a face like, that won't be necessary, thank you very much. The Reardons tried for six years to get pregnant, Weepy Mommy tells Mulder and Scully. "In-vitro fertilization?" Mulder asks. Mrs. Reardon nods. At the Luther Stapes Center in San Francisco. Across the room, Cindy looks thoughtful.
Outside, Scully asks whether Mulder still believes this case is UFO-related, especially since Cindy didn't mention anything about red lightning. Mulder doesn't know; he thinks that maybe the only thing similar between Cindy and Teena is their appearance. Scully wonders whether maybe their identical countenance is simply a random occurrence. Like, they're just two completely unrelated girls who happen to look exactly, completely, 100\% alike. "Who both just happened to see their fathers exsanguinated? I'd like to see the odds on that in Vegas," Mulder says, getting into the car. Scully looks over the Reardon yard one last time. Her eyes are all red and puffy. I wonder whether Gillian Anderson had a rough morning when they filmed this scene, bursting into tears when she saw her outfit. Or, you know, if her allergies flared up.