Back in Ye Olde Tunnel of Greate Heate, Dickhead and Doggett come across an old stop on the abandoned line. Doggett can't reach Scully on his headset, since she is off chasing bodies and pursing her lips and raising her eyebrows all over the place. Dickhead smarms that Scully is "asleep at the wheel," which Doggett ignores. Dickhead, speaking louder, whines that they need to get out of the tunnel. They bicker about it, Doggett informing Dickhead that Scully knows exactly what she's doing. Dickhead wants to know why she hasn't solved the case yet, then. Dickhead bitches vigorously, but Doggett isn't listening, because he's paying attention to the phosphorescence which has spread all over Dickhead's body. Dickhead starts to freak out. "I told you we shouda gotten out," he squeaks, looking at himself. "That's why we gotta stay," Doggett calmly retorts, telling Dickhead to calm the hell down. Dickhead strides away from Doggett, freak-out in full effect. Doggett pulls his gun and aims it at Dickhead's head. Dickhead draws his own gun. I half expect them to duel right there, on the tunnel floor. Frankly, I'd just let the guy go; he's such a pain in the ass. Doggett and Dickhead stare one another down for, like, twenty minutes. Doggett tells Dickhead that he doesn't want to have to shoot him, but "[he's] pushing pretty hard." No doubt remembering Doggett's earlier comment about being a good shot Dickhead drops his weapon. As Doggett leans down to retrieve it, Dickhead cold-cocks him with his flashlight, knocking his ass out. What a dick! "See, I would have just shot him," the Mulder action figure says. "Oh, shut up," the Scully says.
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?