The One Where We Recap The Movie
The Young Soldier enters Cold Storage, but doesn't see Scully, who's flung herself onto the floor under the one of the gurneys. Something gross drips near her head.
FBI Field Office, Dallas, Texas. 11:21 AM. A Nameless Agent tells Mulder that he's basically looking for a needle in a haystack; everything is still sort of all mixed up. Mulder simply tells him that he'd like to see anything they may have recovered that's out of the ordinary. Something, say, from the FEMA offices? He's all alone: Scully must have stayed home to prettify for her big meeting. Nameless Agent tells Mulder that the only unusual thing they've turned up, which hasn't already been sent off to Washington, is some mysterious bone fragments that "turned up in the sift this morning." Which, allegedly, FEMA had recovered from an archeological dig a few miles out of town. The agents at the field office haven't examined the fragments yet. Mulder's listening to the Nameless Agent talk when Scully enters the room, looking for him. Mulder points at her. "I'd like you to let this person take a look at them, if you don't mind," he says. She just looks at him balefully, like, nice to see you, too, buddy. Scully and Mulder are, I notice, are wearing the outfits my action figures are wearing. Were wearing. Gross. Whatever. Anyway, the agent agrees and trots off to fetch the bone fragments. Scully quietly tells her partner that she wasn't planning on coming to Dallas, but after she got a look at the weird-o blood and tissue samples from the dead fireman, she had to come; the fireman's infection had a protein code she's never seen before. "What it did to those men, it did extremely fast," she hisses under her breath. She's worried that this crazy and mysterious infection poses a very serious health threat to the world at large. Nameless Agent trots up with the bone fragments, which Scully examines under a microscope. After a moment, she looks up at Mulder, shocked. Mulder asks Nameless Agent to show them on a map where the bone fragments were found.