Scully's place. She trudges over to answer a knock on the door. She's awfully clean and pretty for someone who just had a baby. My sister and I are fourteen years apart, so I well remember the aftermath of her birth. My mother wore the same pair of sweatpants for, like, three weeks. And she had my dad and me to help her. On the other hand, she certainly seemed happier than Scully does. Seriously, isn't baby this everything that Scully's ever wanted? Why is she so freaking mopey? I mean, sure, Mulder is gone. None of us are happy about that. But after seventy-five thousand years of wailing about wanting a baby, you'd think she could seem a tiny bit more pleased about actually having one, despite the other crap that's going on in her life. I guess Mulder's leaving could have sunk her into a deep depression, but it's not like she was all that depressed when he was missing last season. What does she want? Does she want to be Mrs. Mulder? Because she never really acted like that before. On the other hand, according to 1013, Mulder and Scully have been having sex all over the place anyway (and don't even get me started on how irritating it is that all these extremely important events happened off screen), so maybe she is Mrs. Mulder and no one bothered to tell us. Anyway. It's Doggett at the door. "What?" she asks. Well, that's rude. What ever happened to "hello"? "What's the matter?" she asks, seeing the look on Doggett's face. "What's the matter?" Doggett repeats. "I've been trying to call you!" Scully explains that the phone is off the hook, because of the baby. Doggett still looks pretty freaked; he tells Scully he was panicked that she had left, too. His expression is more fodder for the Doggett Loves Scully file. I wish he'd make up his mind: Scully, or Skinner? Clearly, though, that's no easy choice. Scully looks inscrutable and asks him to come in. He shuffles in, still looking concerned, and tells her that he "went looking for Moooulder." Scully makes a series of uncomfortable expressions. "I know," she says. "Where'd he go?" Doggett asks. Scully looks like she might start to cry. She also looks sort of pissed. "Dana," Doggett repeats. "Where'd he go?" Scully looks down. "He's gone," she says. Doggett is shocked. "He's just...gone," she says. On my knees, the action figures shake their heads, sadly. Then, the Scully reaches out and smacks the Mulder. On the TV, Doggett looks like he's thinking about tracking Mulder down and kicking his ass for abandoning Scully. She just looks at the ground.
Episode Report CardJessica: C | 552 USERS: B-
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