Scully lip-purses her way through the hallway and into the elevator. She makes her thoughtful face and grips Anne's ultrasound as the elevator doors slide shut. And open, to reveal the puppy dog eyes of one Special Agent Fox "Shhh!" Mulder, who appears relieved to see her. "I was looking all over for you," he says. Because he looooooooooves her. He wants her to have a million of his babies. Oh. Oops. He steps inside the elevator. We know it's a flashback, because Scully has her old hair -- flatter, but still attractive. Also, because she doesn't faint dead away at the sight of him in the hallway. She sighs and tells him that she had a doctor's appointment and "time got away from [her]." Mulder furrows his brow and looks at her, concerned. "Is anything the matter?" Scully looks at her feet and tells him that nothing is wrong, but she had to go for a walk and clear her head. Mulder doesn't buy her "I'm fine" line, both because Scully is a very bad liar, and because, you know, he's not an idiot. He asks her, again, "What's wrong?" Scully sighs and looks deeply depressed. "I'm sorry I haven't told you," she begins, "and I don't know why, since you were always there for me during my illness." She stops. Mulder sort of smiles, but he looks like his heart is in his throat. "Don't make me guess," he says. Scully: "I'm barren." Mulder: Inscrutable look. Didn't he know that already? Scully continues, telling him that she's "not ready to accept that [she] will never have children." Sad stares all around; both of them look like they might start to cry.
Mulder steps out of the elevators and turns to his partner. Hesitantly, he says that he has something that he has to tell her, too, and he hopes she understands why he kept it from her for so long. Scully gives him a depressed and half-hearted eyebrow -- a concerned eyebrow this time, not her usual "what a load of shit, idiot" eyebrow. Mulder tells Scully that when she was sick, and he was investigating her illness, he discovered that her ova had been taken from her and stored in a government laboratory. For some reason, Scully hasn't gotten out of the elevator. Maybe she's too stunned to move. The doors begin to close, and Mulder throws his hands between them. "What? You FOUND them?" Scully asks, stunned. Mulder looks at the ground and tells her that he took them to a specialist. Scully looks absolutely flabbergasted. Mulder continues, saying that she was "deathly ill and [he] couldn't bear to give [her] more bad news." Scully's face falls. "Is that what it was? Bad news?" They stare at each other. Mulder nods, sadly. "The doctor said the ova weren't viable." Scully clenches her jaw and punches one of the elevator buttons. "I want a second opinion," she says, looking grim. The elevator doors begin to close again. Again, Mulder throws his arms between them, holding them open. He stares at her for a long moment. Scully eyebrows -- a "yes?" eyebrow, or maybe a "kiss me, you fool!" eyebrow. He lets the doors close.