Cut to the street outside Scully's apartment. The Holy Virgin herself is getting into a cab -- going out for pickles and ice cream, perhaps? Or running out to pick up some fresh porn for her partner? Doggett races over to her side, apologizing for surprising her. He tells her that he has "something" for Mulder, but he wants her to tell him, because Mulder doesn't trust him. He tells Scully all about the stupid disc the Census Guy was trying to get to the president, and informs her that the passcode to the census data files is...wait for it....three words: fight the freaking future, the most obvious passcode ever, like why not just make it 1013? The theme song tinkles in the background. Mark Snow smiles at his own subtle artistry. Scully looks pained. I really hope all these pained expressions are just because the AlienMiracleBaby is giving her heartburn.
Scully goes back into her apartment. Mulder's working at her kitchen table. He's concerned that she's back so soon, and without the porn. "Did something happen?" he asks. Scully doesn't know if you ought to tell him. He thinks she needs to tell him. Stare. Stare. More freaking tears. I love you Dana, but get a grip. Tell him, don't tell him, but make the call and get on with your life.
Cut to the Doggett-pound (get it? Like dog pound? I'm so clever! Shut up), where Doggett answers the door with his gun in his hand, but it's just Skinner, and yet again I have set myself up for another gay subtext pun, and yet again, I will resist. Skinner gruffs that Scully called him "beside herself" because Mulder "somehow" got hold of the passcode to a database containing the names of people being tracked by the government. Scully is upset that Mulder is going to act on that information. Um, then maybe you shouldn't have given it to him, Dana. Just a suggestion. Doggett looks guilty and admits that he gave Scully the passcode. "Just whose side are you on, John?" Skinner asks. John wonders about that, himself. They stare deeply into each other's eyes and I swear to you that Doggett almost leans in for a smooch, but thinks better of it, and goes and struggles into his bomber jacket and asks Skinner for Scully's phone number and I find it odd that he has her home address but not her phone number. Skinner admits that he can't find Scully or Mulder. Doggett starts to leave. "Where are you going?" Skinner asks. "I can't put you in danger by telling you that," Doggett says. "You're going to have to trust me on this." More longing stares. Doggett bangs out the door. Skinner gazes after him lovingly. Could I love these Doggett/Skinner scenes any more than I do? I don't think so.