After the commercials we return to the train station, which has been beset by the police. Doggett's talking to the sheriff, whilst Moronica and Scully sit in silence on a bench. Seeing Moronica sitting next to Scully like that, companionably, I almost like her. It's better when she doesn't talk. And Scully could use a female friend. A real one, who'll loan her tampons, and buy her soda when she runs out of spare change for the machine, and compliment her haircut. They're just sitting there when Mallory runs up and tearfully tells Scully that all she and Mr. Mallory ever wanted were answers. "We never meant to harm you," she snuffles. Scully knows. They sob and apologize to each other and embrace. Scully examines her manicure behind Mallory's back and reflects irritably to herself that she's not going to get laid, again. Behind them, Moronica arranges her face into a sympathetic composition. Doggett strolls up and informs them that the body's gone and disappeared on them. Scully's all, what do you mean? "He fell in front of a fricking movin' train and he ain't down there on the tracks," Doggett repeats, testily. "Where is he?" Moronica asks. Well, he's not there. He's nowhere. And for reasons I can't comprehend from my notes, Doggett then changes the subject to Michaud's DNA. Maybe because his DNA has something to do with his ability to survive getting shot in the chest and then run over by a locomotive? I don't know. "The man's damn DNA can't be tested. They say it's some weird DNA complex with iron, or some damn thing," Doggett grouses. The way Robert Patrick delivered that line cracked me up. Moronica and Scully mutter about none of this making sense. "I think it does," Doggett drawls. "Because he's not a man. He's a Super-Solider." Scully groans. "Muuuuulder," she says. "I've got to warn Mulder!" Everyone makes blank faces, and then she runs over to Walkie-Talkie and tells him that he's got to contact the conductor of Mulder's train, and tell him that the man who fell on the tracks is now on the train, and they've also got a federal agent on that train, and...Walkie-Talkie looks confused, as a transmission comes over the radio. Apparently, they've "had a jumper." Some dude jumped off the train and ran into a nearby rock quarry. Oh, Jesus Christ.
Episode Report CardJessica: B- | 643 USERS: B-
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