The Grays drag Chrissy and Harold out of the car. Man, I hate it when my date and I get abducted by aliens. Especially on the first date. It's so awkward. "I think it's sort of romantic," the Scully action figure comments from her spot on the coffee table. The Mulder action figure is rubbing her feet. They seem to have made up. "Mulder and I got abducted many times, and it only made our relationship stronger. Maybe, Jessica, if you got yourself abducted, for once you could finally have a successful relationship with a man. Nothing says love like driving a Snow Cat to Antarctica to save you from becoming a human incubator for a new race of alien beings." She smiles a small, plastic smile at me. "True, that," the Mulder says. "Shut up," I say. I hate the happy new action figures. They're so damn smug. Anyway. Behind the Grays, a burst of red light blows out of the spaceship. The Grays exchange confused glances as the cheesiest Monster from Outer Space type creature ever comes staggering onto the scene. He waves his arms around like Godzilla and growls. "Jack, what is that thing?" one of the Grays asks, in English. "How the hell should I know?" Jack responds.
LBO. The camera focuses on the "I Want to Believe" poster, then pans over to where Scully is talking to one Mr. Jose Chung, writer and wearer of tweed. "I had never thought much about it before," Jose Chung minces. "I guess that's because I always felt like such an alien myself. That to be concerned with aliens from other planets seemed...well, redundant." Scully informs him that she never considered it much herself, until she started work on the X-Files. Jose Chung nods, saying that he understands that Scully's partner is "the actual expert." Scully nods, apologizing for Mulder's refusal to speak to him. "I probably wouldn't have, myself, if I wasn't such an admirer of your work," she concludes. Jose Chung makes a series of flattered cooing noises as Scully tells him that "The Lonely Buddha is one of [her] favorite novels," and that, later, she plans to have a series of out-of-character visions in a Buddhist temple. "And here I was thinking that you were just some brainy beauty," Jose Chung says, crossing around to take a seat in front of the desk. "And now I find that you also have good taste." Scully smiles modestly and takes a seat herself. "What made you decide to write a book about an alien abduction, if you're not that interested in the subject?" she asks, prompting Jose Chung to launch into a rather lengthy explanation, the upshot of which is that he's doing it for the money. Scully blinks. "Well, just as long as you're attempting to record the truth," she offers. "God, no, how could I possibly do that?" he asks, explaining that he spent three months in Klass County, and that everyone he spoke to related a different version of what happened. "Truth is as subjective as reality," he tells her, explaining that this why every abductee begins his or her story with "now, I know this is going to sound crazy, but...." I guess that also explains how none of us can figure out what the hell actually ever happened on this show. Scully looks down at the desk and smiles. "So now you're here to get my version of the truth?" she asks. "Exactly," he tells her, paternally patting her on the arm and opening his notebook. "Now, when did you first hear about the case?" he begins.