Scully slams the phone into the receiver and runs into the other room to put on her coat. Doggett follows, stammering that he doesn't think this is the best idea Scully's ever had in her entire life. "I need you to watch William, [Moronica]," Scully instructs. In the background, Moronica nods. Doggett insists that Scully at least consider bringing along some backup. "You said I had to trust someone, right? Well, that's what I'm doing," Scully says, and storms out. Doggett's all, "Yeah, but I meant me!"
Bus stop. Scully's brown suit? Smashing. Her cell phone rings, and she answers nervously. "Are you armed, Agent Scully?" She is. "And you're prepared to use your weapon, should anything go wrong?" Scully's all, huh? Michaud tells her that if she screws this up, he's going after her, so she needs to be prepare to shoot him or be shot. Then he tells her to do exactly as he says, and instructs her to get into a nearby car. Cut to surveillance footage of Scully doing just that. Okay, here's my question: how did the NSA get the cash and manpower to install cameras everywhere in Washington, DC? Do they have, like, an army of guys who leap out of unmarked vans in the dead of night to bolt tiny cameras to the ceiling of every coffee bar, rotisserie chicken joint, and Blockbuster Video store in town? No matter: Scully gets in the car, and Michaud tells her to drive off. "Right now!" he yells. She does, almost causing a twelve-car pile-up. "Is it absolutely necessary to get innocent people hurt?" Scully asks, but Michaud coolly reminds her that she's free to get out of the car anytime she wants. "I'm doing this for your own protection. And for Mulder's," he intones. Scully almost rolls her eyes.