Mulder walks into the...let's just call it the living room. He tells Scully that he's worried the Brothers Peacock heard their mother/wife screaming. "I'm going to check on their positions," he says. "Well, what about her?" Scully asks. Mulder obviouses that Mrs. Peacock ain't going anywhere. Scully makes a "no kidding" face, and explains that they may not be able to "remove her," since she doesn't appear to be held against her will. "I mean, she appears to be, but I don't think she is," Scully corrects herself. Mulder looks out the window and idly comments that, at the least, she's an accessory to murder. With the aiding and abetting and all that. Scully shrugs that they certainly can't prove that. Mulder sighs and looks out at the Peacocks, who are still chasing their livestock all over the place. "The way I think it goes here is that Edmund is brother and father of the other two," Scully hypothesizes. "Which means that when Edmund was a kid, he could ground the other two for playing with his things?" Mulder asks. Scully just looks at him. Mulder looks back out the window, reminding her that these people are murderers, and instructs her to go talk to Mrs. Peacock. He thinks Scully can convince her that she's the only way the boys will "get out of this without getting hurt."
Scully obeys, heading down the hallway to chat with Mrs. P. "Scully, watch your step," Mulder calls after her. "This place is rigged." She nods. In front of her, a wire is strung across the hallway. It's attached to what looks like a spear. Scully turns into the bedroom, right in front of it. Phew! Crisis averted! For the time being.