Back in the transit control center situation room, Scully is frantic. The camera attached to Doggett's head is, of course, pointing at the ceiling, and Doggett himself is non-responsive. "Come in, dammit!" Scully hisses, and throws something against the wall. It's very dramatic. And slightly soap-operatic. As she's mid-fit, the door opens, revealing another attractive black woman, who introduces herself as Dr. Something-That-Sounds-Like-TaeBo. Dr. TaeBo is here to speak to an Agent Scully, and would like the crazy redheaded lady to direct her to him. Scully calms down enough to tell Dr. TaeBo that she is Agent Scully. In this scene, Gillian Anderson has her hands on her hips, pulling the coat away from her body, and it certainly looks like she's beginning to show. Not like a woman who is eight months pregnant, but we takes what we gets. Dr TaeBo informs Scully that she's a marine biologist from Boston University, with the analysis of the seawater sample Scully requested. The two female scientists lean over TaeBo's data. She tells Scully that the water contains an organism called a medusa, basically made of calcium, which gives it the power to move, and makes it luminescent. It's a natural substance, which is why the CDC missed it. TaeBo starts waxing poetic about the beauty of the sea, but Scully cuts her off by informing her that the medusa is killing people. TaeBo is all, "Huh?" "But how?" Scully wonders, pacing the control room. People are experiencing an electrical reaction on their skin triggered by something. But what? What?
Down in the tunnel, Doggett is still unconscious. Dickhead has managed to climb up to the tunnel's ceiling, which he hammers on as he girlishly screams for help. As Doggett's face falls into shadow, we see that he, too, is covered in the phosphorescence. Dum dum! Eventually, he opens his eyes. Scully watches as he stiffly sits up. "I started fearing the worst," she says, with a sigh of relief. She didn't seem like she was fearing the worst while she and Dr. TaeBo were yakking about oceanic sciences. Doggett explains that Dickhead smacked him, and that now he's gone, taking his contagion with him. "And what's your condition, Agent Doggett?" Scully asks. Doggett sits up, and looks at his hands. They're covered in phosphorescence. Dr TaeBo makes that "fist in the mouth" expression of anguish, à la Bea Arthur in the opening credits of The Golden Girls. "I assume it's not good," Doggett says wryly. Scully sighs and tells him that she's going to send down a quarantine team to fetch him. Doggett grimly tells her that she had better not: they have to stop this thing, and in order to do that, he has to stop the Magically Disappearing Detective Dickhead.