"I was told to leave this alone," Skinner says. "You and Mulder asked me to leave this be. To let Mulder disappear. We were concerned for the safety of the baby and for Mulder. Why am I risking that now? Why are you? Why are you getting mixed up in Doggett's investigation?" Okay. If Mulder is at risk, why isn't Scully? Or the baby? "Something happened. With my baby," Scully murmurs. Skinner, concerned, asks what that something was. Scully tears up. "I can't explain it. It's, uh, unexplainable. It's, uh, he's not normal." Wow, well, what a surprise! The kid's mother has no ova and his father was brought back from the dead! He gestated for seventeen months! No shit, he's not normal. Also, Scully? You're a medical doctor! Why don't you at the very least examine him to see if he has any weird alien-like deformities? The old Scully would have a ton of rational explanations for telekinesis. Where are those rational explanations? Get out a book, Scully, and do some flipping-flapping research instead of just standing around and crying! This denial act? Is so old! Skinner hisses that Scully has made a terrible mistake, letting Doggett "pull [her] into this. He's hell-bent. And Agent Reyes is right on his tracks." Scully looks at her slippers and whispers that she needs answers: "I need to know. I can't just sit around, wondering." Well, then, why don't you do something? Argh! And I thought the character assassination 1013 had in store for Mulder was bad. I had no idea they were going to give Scully the same treatment. It hurts me. "If you can't tell me, then get to Mulder. Tell him what happened," Skinner offers. If only that were an actual option. Although there's got to be a way for her to contact him. Let's just say that his life really is in danger (although there is no way it could be any more in danger now than it has been in the past). Surely, Scully has a way to get a message to him that said danger has passed, should it pass. And they don't even need Duchovny for that! "Mulder can't know. He can't be brought back into this. He can't be brought back to the FBI. It's just too dangerous for him right now," Scully says. Okay. I still don't get why it's dangerous for him, and not her, but whatever. Whatever! "It's too dangerous for everyone," Skinner says. Then he leaves. Scully looks sad. I have no idea what's going on here. Maybe if Scully'd been more concerned about things during the six and a half years she was pregnant, she'd have more answers at this point. Instead, she just looks weepy.
Episode Report CardJessica: C- | 493 USERS: C+
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