Scully asks, worried, why they're doing this to Mulder. He just gazes at her all moony and tells her that they're preparing him for his testimony. Judging from the amount of dreamy staring we're getting in this scene, I get the impression that Mulder missed her. And why shouldn't he have missed her? She's the only person who ever listened to him, after all. Never underestimate the attraction of having someone to pay attention to your crackpot theories. ["It's the total basis of my marriage." -- Wing Chun] Skinner grumbles that Mulder's testimony isn't going to matter -- "not with the case they're building." "Not 'building' -- rigging," Mulder snorts. Skinner's like, "Exactly, dumb-ass." "You're on trial for your life," Skinner says. Mulder corrects him, saying that his trial is "a foregone conclusion." Skinner raises a brow. "What they really want is for me to admit my guilt and help them out," Mulder says. "What's really on trial is the truth." That clunking noise you just heard was that line falling flat, despite Duchovny's best efforts to save it. Scully points out rumor has it that he killed a man. "Have they produced a body?" Mulder asks. Skinner and Scully look at each other like, "Hey! Good point! Why didn't we think of that?" Mulder says out that they won't, because you can't kill a man who can't die. Scully searches Mulder's face as Skinner breaks the bad news that, body or no, the prosecution has thirty people to testify that they saw Mulder kill Noel Roooaoaoaoaoar. We KNOW! Thirty people! Willing to testify! Heard it three times already! Moving. Right ALONG!
Episode Report CardJessica: B+ | 704 USERS: C+
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