Then Marita explains how the renegade aliens (who sewed up all their facial orifices to avoid contamination) burned the Syndicate to high heaven. We know all this! We know! They're dead! Except CSM. And Strughold. Who's probably still sitting in Tunisia, waiting for someone to call him and tell him what to do with all that corn. Skinner asks what Marita's so scared of now, given that all the men she worked for are nothing more than charcoal briquettes. "Because the conspiracy continues," Skinner answers for her. "Just in another form, by other men." Dale objects that Skinner is answering his own questions. Skinner yelps that Noel Roaoaoaoaoaor is one of these men -- an alien in the form of a man; a super soldier. And he thinks Marita can prove it! Skinner looks at her expectantly. She's silent. A hand appears on Mulder's shoulder. A real, human hand. It's Krycek. "They'll kill her," he says. To Marita, Skinner's all, "I asked you a question." Marita says nothing. This shot, by the way, is quite clever: Skinner glares at Marita in the foreground, and in the background, Mulder stares up at nothing. He jumps in, finally. "No!" he says. Skinner furrows his brow. "It's okay, let her go," Mulder says. Skinner, needless to say, thinks this is a very bad idea, but Mulder assures him that it doesn't matter. Skinner shrugs. "I got nothing else," he says. Dale has no questions. Marita looks at Mulder gratefully as she goes.
Episode Report CardJessica: B+ | 704 USERS: C+
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