This entire exchange does get me to wondering what Doggett and Moronica are going to do when this whole thing is over -- providing that they don't get killed in the next hour or so. They're probably out of the FBI already, which means their careers in law enforcement are more or less kaput. I guess Doggett could become a grizzled, crusty (gay) private investigator working out of his Craftsman-style bungalow in upstate New York, fighting crime and saving lives. And Moronica could be his trusty, dorky, snorts-when-she-laughs sidekick, who has the unfortunate habit of tripping at crime scenes and dropping evidence bags into the gutter. Skinner would be the eye candy. Sundays, on FOX!
Back to the trial. I guess the "shove it up their asses" argument had some pull with Mulder, because Doggett takes the stand. Skinner gets up and wanders around the courtroom, thinking. His courtroom persona leaves something to be desired. Not his fault, of course, since he's not...you know, actually a lawyer. Doggett just waits patiently. Finally, Skinner asks Doggett how he feels about "the term 'paranormal,'" after everything he's seen and experienced. Doggett shrugs that calling something "paranormal" is just a way of avoiding "the real explanation." Skinner exposits that Doggett's notes contain detailed descriptions of something a skeptic would never buy into: "These so called Super Soldiers." Hey, you know what plot point I just remembered, that never went anywhere and was never mentioned again? All that crap about the genetically engineered water, from the season opener! What the hell ever happened with that? Maybe it will be explained in the next hour. Hee. I'm sorry, excuse me. That just cracked me up. I mean, do you even think the folks at 1013 remember the water thing? Because I bet you five dollars and a tuna fish sandwich that they don't.