They turn their flashlights into a nearby dark room. This is so old-school! With the flashlights, and the guns drawn! Where did we get away from this? Where did it all go wrong? People tend to blame the move to Los Angeles, but, dude, it gets dark in Los Angeles, too. I own a flashlight and I've lived here all my life. Anyway. Mulder murmurs that they need to get a warrant for the Peacock boys' arrest and put out a county-wide APB to track them down. Scully reminds him that they need to check Missing Persons for a woman. "And check the vehicle identification number on that Cadillac," she says. Mulder hypothesizes that the Peacock boys are already long gone, having taken the woman with them.
The two of them take it to another room. It's so dark, I quite literally can't see what's going on. Flies buzz around; I know that much. Mark Snow does the Ominous Music of Impending Doom thing. I think Mulder and Scully have walked into yet another room, but it's so very dark that...oh, right. This is the scene where we see those menacing eyes under the bed. And hear all the gross heavy breathing. The eyes stare evilly into the darkness, and then blink. I've got to tell you, I've seen this episode countless times, and that scene still freaks me out. ["When this first aired, I was all alone in my parents' house, and man alive, I did not go to sleep until they came home. I was ALMOST TWENTY-TWO at the time. That's how creepy this episode is." -- Wing Chun]
Nighttime. Sheriff's Taylor's residence. He's in his study, on the phone with Scully. He tells her that he'll get warrants for the Peacock brothers as soon as he can. She sits in Mulder's motel room, making notes as Mulder wrestles with the rabbit ears on his television. He finally smacks the TV, frustrated. Scully asks Sheriff Taylor about missing persons reports; he responds with something I can't quite catch, and I'm too lazy to get up and turn on the closed captioning. Not important. Moving on. Scully asks Sheriff Taylor about the abandoned vehicle; he tells her that they get a lot of those, but agrees to check on the Cadillac lead in the morning. Scully and Sheriff Taylor bid each other good night, and Scully hangs up the phone thoughtfully. Sheriff Taylor sits in his study and takes a locked box out of his desk drawer. He unlocks it, removes his loaded gun, examines it, and then puts it back in the box.