The phone rings, interrupting Testosterone Fest 2001: The Staring Contest. Both men reach for it. Finally, Mulder picks it up, but hands the receiver to Doggett. It's Scully, who tells them that she and Skinner are waiting for him in Kersh's office. She wearily asks why Doggett's pursuing the oil-worker case without telling her. He sighs that he's not. Scully informs him that she's looking at an executive from the oil company who was contacted by a man in their office. Doggett's all, duh, that was Mulder. Scully's all, what? And that kicks off the weirdest aspect of this episode, which was not the plot, but simply the fact that everyone is acting completely out of character, except Doggett. Of course it was Mulder. Going against orders? Sneaking around behind Kersh's back? That's classic Mulder. What did Scully think he was doing with himself, anyway? Maybe he's supposed to be at home, painting the nursery and coming up with names for their alien love child.
Episode Report CardJessica: B- | 453 USERS: C+
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