Finally, EMS comes and hauls Buck off to the hospital. Scully stands in the corner of the hallway and watches, a hand over her mouth. I think Scully might be cracking up. Not without good reason, of course. But cracking nevertheless. Maybe the series will end with her being carted off to a mental hospital, leaving William to be raised by a reconciled Doggett and Skinner in a cozy Vermont farmhouse. Oh, save the angry emails; I don't really want Scully to end up in the nut hut. I'm just throwing it out there. So, Doggett asks Scully if Buck had a weapon. "A pillow," she whispers. Not a pillow! There should be a waiting period before you can get one of those. "Whatever brought him here, I hope to God we figure it out," Doggett says. Scully looks tearfully at her manicure, and then over at the blood and guts on the floor of her baby's room. Something catches her eye, and she goes over to Buck's jacket. She finds a piece of spaceship in the breast pocket, and holds it in her hand for a moment, looking thoughtful.
Calgary. The Sun is flung at the foot of a newsstand. The headline reads: "Missing FBI Agent Shot in Washington." Because nothing ever happens in Canada that would take precedence over that news. A woman in an overcoat (identified by the official site as "Overcoat Woman") stares at the paper for a long minute before buying it and running off.
The Dig. More digging. Overcoat Woman stomps into the tent and heads directly to talk to one of the archeologists. Let's call him Ross (archeology, paleontology -- close enough). "What is it?" he asks her. She tosses the paper at him. He heaves a giant sigh. "This changes everything," he says. Overcoat Woman glares. "He can expose all this. He's got proof. He can show them. What do you want to do?" Ross stares blankly. "There's only one thing to do," he says. She nods, and stomps off.
FBI HQ. DPB opens Kersh's door to let Scully and Doggett into the office. It's Suitsapalooza in there again. DPB invites Doggett and Scully to take a seat. "If this is going to be another interrogation, I'd prefer to stand," Scully snits. Doggett sighs. "Agent Scully, a man was shot in your apartment. An FBI agent," Kersh says. "Trying to kill my baby," Scully says. Kersh knows that, he says, and there will be an investigation. "A secret investigation or one where I'm given advance warning that my family's life is in danger?" Scully snaps. Somebody get Kersh some aloe because that was a burn! Skinner glares at Doggett. Smolderingly. Everyone else just looks snitty. "It would help us help you if you could tell us anything this man might have communicated to you," DPB says. Scully shoots him a gigantic eyebrow. "I wouldn't tell them anything. Not until they explain why all the hush hush over this case," Doggett pipes up. "Why the double-speak, the mincing words from [DPB]. 'Cause I want answers myself." Kersh rolls his eyes. "The man you shot was undercover. Which you've already found out through whatever unethical means," Kersh spits. "His assignment was to infiltrate a religious cult. A cult led by a former military officer. A very dangerous man from all accounts. A man who also believed in very dangerous ideas. About aliens." And why wasn't Scully told about this, she wonders. Or Doggett? Or Moronica? "Why wasn't this an X-File?" Skinner finally speaks up, saying that, after all that has happened, he was scared to say anything to Scully for fear that it would "break" her. Doggett makes a "whatever" face. Give me a break; he's worried about breaking her now? "What are you talking about?" Scully spits. Kersh explains that Buck infiltrated the cult because the FBI had received a series of threats...on Agent Mulder's life. So what else is new? "That's what this is about? Then why pull me in here and show me those rubbings? I don't understand," Scully says. DPB looks apprehensive and tells her that they got "a communication" they've been trying to confirm. A communication that Mulder is already dead. People stare. Scully looks weepy and stricken. Dude, he's already been dead eight or nine times. You even buried him that once, and he still came back from the dead! Surely, Scully doesn't believe it this time. Especially coming from DPB! Everyone looks at the floor as Scully hustles out of the room.