FBI HQ. Forty-eight hours later. I guess Doggett's been reinstated, because he's wearing his badge when he goes to see Kersh. "My sources tell me you've wrapped up your investigation, John," he says. He's actually not yelling inappropriately, but I love it when he does that, so I'm going to just interpret his lines that way, anyway. Doggett admits that, yes, he has wrapped up his report. He hands it to Kersh, who reads the cover page. "'A conspiracy like a cancer in the U.S. government'?" he reads. Doggett says nothing. "Not a mention of my name, John," Kersh says. Doggett admits that he found nothing damning on Kersh. "Because I got nothing to lose, let me say that I know your hands are dirty, sir. Filthy," he spits. Kersh sort of rolls his eyes and tells Doggett to "take a last wild punch before the bell." Doggett asks Kersh why he slipped him the obituary. "You think I did that?" Kersh wonders. Doggett says that Kersh is the only person with a motive. Kersh raises a brow. "You looking just to get me fired, or get me killed?" Doggett asks. Yeah, I have no idea what's going on. Does Doggett think that Kersh thought Noel Rooooaaar would kill him if...I'm very confused. Doggett throws his badge and gun down on the desk and starts to storm out of the office. "You ever heard of King George the Third?" Kersh asks. This question infuriates Doggett, who hates history. "You answer my question!" Doggett hollers. Kersh is very calm. He tells Doggett that King George kept a diary. And on July 4, 1776, his diary entry read, "Nothing important happened today." Doggett frowns. "What the hell has that got to do with me?" he asks. Kersh smiles. "Revolutions start," he says. "Things that change the world forever. And even kings can miss them if they're not paying attention." Doggett makes a face. "Nuh-uh," he says. "Why would I believe that you'd help me?" Kersh shrugs. "Agent Mulder believed me," he says. "Moooulder? What the hell are you talking about?" Doggett asks. "Mooulder's long gone." "I am right here!" the Mulder action figure squeals in fury. He's not dealing well with being off the show. Especially since the Scully action figure keeps making noise about suing for action-figure child support for their new baby (also known as Harry Potter, Complete With Flying Broomstick and Snitch). Kersh stares at him. "Say I told Mulder he'd be killed if he stayed. Same people who threatened to kill me if I didn't go along," he says. Doggett doesn't think Kersh has the pull to make Mulder do anything. "I said I told him to go; I didn't say I persuaded him," Kersh explains. The light dawns for Doggett. "My God, it was Scully!" he says. I think I speak for all of us when I say, "duh." "Scully made him go. That's it, isn't it?" Doggett asks. Kersh says nothing, but Doggett reaches down and retrieves his badge and firearm. Then he leaves Kersh's office. So...is Kersh supposed to be good now? My head. Oh God, my head.
Episode Report CardJessica: C- | 493 USERS: C+
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