Back on the rig, Doggett makes a smart move by convincing Not Curly that he, Doggett, is trustworthy. "Trust no one," Not Curly says, in Spanish. Doggett repeats the catchphrase. Gee, where have I hear that one before? Doggett tells Not Curly that if he lets Doggett go, Doggett will make sure that Not Curly gets home, to his family. He gives him his "promesa." Not Curly just stares at him with the craziest, most scenery-chewing wide-eyed stare ever.
So I guess Not Curly lets Doggett go, because now he's all running free on the ship. Doggett happens upon Foreman, who wants to know where Not Curly is. Doggett just stares at Foreman, looking pretty freaked out, probably because Foreman's eyes are all crazed. Doggett turns and tries to go, but Foreman grabs him and starts choking him. His eyes perform the oil curtain effect, and he prepares to do that entire vomiting of the oil thing to poor abused Doggett! Just at the last minute, Mulder appears with a lead pipe and beats the shit out of Foreman, effectively saving Doggett! They run off, but the rest of the oil rig workers are in hot pursuit.
Doggett and Mulder barricade themselves in the radio room. While Doggett attempts to fix the ship-to-shore, Mulder pushes items of furniture against the door. The entire crew, it seems, it trying to get into the room. They're all exhibiting the oily black eyes of evil alien infection! The workers beat on the door and beat on the door, as Doggett frantically tries to fix the radio. When he does, it's playing "The Ride of the Valkyries." "Wagner?" Mulder asks, incredulously. "What do you want?" Doggett asks, shrugging. As the crew continues to pound crazily on the door, the agents dig through the rubble, and finally find the ship-to-shore microphone, miraculously back from being burned to bits mere hours ago. On the other end is the marine operator, who's been trying to reach them for hours. Doggett takes the call, which is, naturally, from Scully. They can barely hear each other, but she tells him that she's sent a helicopter to rescue them. The banging on the door is louder and louder. Mulder screams over the racket that the chopper can't land on the platform. "How can they get us, then?" Doggett asks. Mulder -- draped across the door, which seems slowly to be opening -- flings his arms out. "That issue is rapidly becoming moot!" he says. Can an issue be moot? I'm used to a point being moot, of course, but -- I'm sorry, I'm a copywriting dork. Doggett tells Scully that only three people on the rig are uninfected and the third, Not Curly, "may be mentally unstable." Ya think? He tells Scully that Not Curly thinks aliens are coming to get him. No one gets to hear Scully's exasperated response, because Mulder then smashes the radio to bits. Doggett's flabbergasted. "That's how they're communicating!" Mulder exclaims. "With the mothership?" Doggett asks. "Listen," Mulder says. "Just listen." The banging has, in fact, stopped. The mob is gone. Mulder wants them to get the hell out of there, but Doggett has to go fetch Not Curly. What with the promesa and all.