Skinner's office. Krycek peels himself off the sofa and walks toward the door. "Sit down, Krycek," Skinner barks. Krycek stops near the door and tosses an empty soda can in the trash. He then turns and stomps out the other door, slamming it behind him. "Hey!" Skinner hollers after Krycek. Skinner's getting out of his chair as Billy Miles enters the office and chops his head off. Just checking to make sure you were paying attention. Wouldn't that have been awful? Actually, Skinner just runs out of the room.
Ding! Krycek strolls into the elevator. Skinner, in the hallway, frantically calls for him to hold the door. Krycek ignores him, but Skinner manages to fling his hands through the closing doors just in the nick of time, and forces himself inside. Once safely in the elevator, Skinner gives Krycek an incredibly dirty look. Krycek looks back blankly. They're still staring at each other when Billy Miles's Amazing Hand of Evil Evilness pounds through the door, smacking Skinner right in the noggin. Skinner goes down. The elevator begins to descend; as it does, Billy Miles's hand slices through the metal door up to the ceiling. The elevator stops momentarily as Billy Miles's arm is wedged between the ceiling of the elevator and the floor of the next storey (get it?). He wiggles it out, and the elevator jerks downward. Krycek looks slightly shocked.
Hospital. Skinner, unconscious, with a piece of gauze on his head. Mulder stands over his bed, thinking that he's always standing over someone's bed, feeling guilty about something and wondering why he didn't become an accountant, or a copywriter, or a bricklayer, or an English teacher instead of getting into a profession wherein he ended up getting his own reserved parking spot at the hospital. "Mooouuulder?" Doggett pops up behind Mulder. Mulder pats Skinner on the arm and follows his successor into the hallway. "You heard about this, right?" Mulder asks. Doggett looks ashen. "How is he?" He has a concussion. "Where were you when this all happened?" Mulder asks. Doggett looks guilty. He tells Mulder that he was warned this might happen. Mulder asks who warned him. Doggett sighs and looks away. Oh, the conflict! "Skinner could have been killed; he's lucky he wasn't," Mulder reminds him. Doggett sighs again, and tells Mulder that his informant is "an old friend. Tells [him] stuff [he's] not supposed to know. [Doggett] didn't want to believe it." Doggett fills Mulder in on the whole Super Trooper Lie, closing by telling him that Scully's pregnancy was triggered by a chip "they" put in her neck. Mulder's face gets whiter than it already was. He wants the name of Doggett's informant. Doggett makes another guilty and conflicted face, but he gives up the name. "He's deep inside U.S. Intelligence; I don't know much more than that," he says. Mulder is all up in Doggett's grill -- not meanly, but because he's scared. "Did he ever lie to you?" Mulder asks. Doggett looks thoughtful. "You have to think about it?" Mulder wonders. Doggett sighs and wonders whether what Noel wants is so very much different than what they want: to save Scully. "You didn't tell him where she was, did you?" Mulder snaps. "No, but I'm beginning to think that what I know is going to catch up with me, if AD Skinner is any indication," Doggett admits. Mulder is very close to totally freaking out. "You don't tell anybody where she is! That's the deal, right? Not even me!" Doggett stares at him. "What if something happens to me?" he wonders. Mulder sighs and looks away. He asks Doggett whether Noel told him how to tell stop Billy Miles? "No," Doggett admits. "Then let's go find out how trustworthy he really is," Mulder suggests. They walk off together.