Then Frohike and Byers scamper into the corner and have a brief discussion, the upshot of which is that no matter how bad things get, they can never give up. "We never gave up. We never gave in. If, in the end, that's the best they can say about us, it'll do," Byers says. I hope you get it, because the point here is very, very oblique.
Meanwhile, Doggett and Moronica have tracked down the bald guy, but I'm going to save us all some time and agony and tell you guys that Baldy is just a decoy. The real second-time bomb man is Peter, a fact that Yves immediately figures out. Seriously, she's like, "It must be someone hiding in plain sight! I know! Peter!" It was literally that easy. And I just skipped, like, six scenes. This episode feels like it was written at the red lights between Chris Carter's place in Malibu and the 1013 offices.
So, eventually, the Lone Gunmen track Peter to a hotel where some random conference is being held. Don't ask me why they went after him and not the law enforcement employees who also have access to a sophisticated HazMat team, but whatever. Peter runs; everyone runs after him.
Jimmy, The Lips, and the boys chase Peter into the basement of the hotel, where they split up, Jimmy and Mouthalicious going one way, Byers, Frohike, and Langly going the other. Yves WordForMouthIHaven'tUsedYet tells the boys that if they find Peter, to hold him and she'll do the rest. "You mean, cut him open?" Frohike asks. Yves reminds everyone that if she doesn't, people will die. Die! "Whatever it takes," she says seriously. WHATEVER IT TAKES!
So, naturally, the Lone Gunmen are the ones to find Peter, but also naturally, they find him too late to get Yves. Peter boasts that he doesn't even want to run away anymore, since he's about to blow. They've got two minutes. "Not much time for surgery," he brats. Frohike looks at Byers and Langly. "Guys?" he asks. Everyone stares. "Whatever it takes," Byers recites. And so Frohike pulls the fire alarm, which makes two (I presume airtight) doors come clanging down, locking them in with Peter. Which makes no sense, because that means if there was actually a fire, whomever pulled the alarm would also doom him or herself to burn alive. That's total nonsense. Also, why does the basement of the hotel have a fire system set up like the hold of the Titanic, instead of with, like, sprinklers? This is the most contrived way to kill off anyone on any TV show ever made, ever. They couldn't have been blown up trying to save Scully? No. Instead they lock themselves in a room with a guy who's drooling radioactive goo and just stare at each other. Also, couldn't two of them have bolted and just one of them pulled the alarm and then rolled under the door? My God. At the very least, why didn't Yves outfit all of them with one of those mask things she was wearing when she threw the heart in the fire? My God, if you're going to kill someone off, at the very least make it come from some sort of logical reason. Anyway.