More doorbell ringing. This time, it's Moronica, ringing Doggett's. Frohike lets her in without asking who it is, and Moronica rebukes him, saying that, "considering the recent violence against Agent Doggett, [he] might want to want to know who's at the door before [he] actually open[s] it." Frohike just coos a hello, and she rolls her eyes and steps into the living room. Byers tells her that Doggett isn't home. "He and Assistant Director Skinner took off for Maryland together," Langly offers. I'll bet they did. On their way to Vermont, to tie the knot. I'm so glad those two kids made up. They're the only couple on this show with a ghost of a chance for happiness. Frohike plays show and tell, letting Moronica in on what they found about about Iceman: he'd been receiving encrypted email from a water reclamation plant in Maryland. From an employee of said plant who is now dead. Dum dum dum snore! Seriously, is this entire plot about water? The only time water has ever made an interesting subject was in Chinatown and that also had incest, Jack Nicholson, and a decent script.
Oil Rig...er, "water reclamation plant." I guess we should be pleased that 1013 is into recycling. Because this set so is. Recycled, that is. Anyway, Doggett and Skinner run all over the plant and into the administrative offices, where they do lots of breaking and entering and more breaking, and leaving of their finger prints and snooping and stealing. Although their ill-advised and quite illegal plan is to steal Hardhat's hard drive, they just end up grabbing some of his files and bailing, because Skinner -- who's playing lookout while Doggett does the stealing thing -- spies DPB and the posse skulking around. And so they run. They run and run and run. Then, they're chased! Chasing, chasing. After seventy-nine years of running and chasing, Skinner gets his shirt caught on some...reclamation tool thing, and he and Doggett end up getting separated. DPB, of course, catches up with Skinner, as Skinner has stopped to examine the rip in his outfit. "Looks like you and I are chasing the same man," DPB says. Skinner makes some "you have no idea" type noises, as DPB pushes past him and onto the floor of the plant. He strolls over to the Bottomless Tank of Death, and looks in.
Below the water is Doggett, who's holding his breath and gripping the files. Suddenly, Xena grabs his hand and pulls him down into the depths of the tank. Good thing Doggett was a Navy SEAL, because I betcha he can really hold his breath.