Episode Summary

Mulder and Doggett are begrudgingly thrown together to investigate several deaths aboard an oil rig, but Mulder is convinced that the ship is really carrying the alien black oil.

Episode Details


Guest Cast


Doggett: Am I interrupting anything, Agent Mulder?

Mulder: Nothing you'd be too terribly interested in, Agent Doggett.

Doggett: Agent Mulder, what are you doing down here?

Mulder: I'm looking into the recent death of an oil worker.

Doggett: Yeah, I got a heads up on it from you a couple of days ago.

Mulder: That's what I'm doing here.

Doggett: Agent Mulder, I understand that you had more than a proprietary interest in these cases, but I can't help it if you're not assigned to this unit any more. I didn't see any reason to pursue this oil worker case.

Mulder: Oh, well maybe you missed the fact that this victim's corpse washed ashore at Port Arransis, Texas, massive flash burns on 90% of his body.

Doggett: I read the report, Agent Mulder, if you're insinuating I didn't.

Mulder: Then you must also know that this man was not the only man to disappear from the Galpex-Orpheus platform that night, but one of two men. The communications officer is also missing.

Doggett: The company attributes that to an explosion on the rig, a blow-out. Which is what they say caused Simon de la Cruz his burns.

Mulder: Burns, the ME said in his report, were not inconsistent to exposure to high levels of radiation.

Doggett: Not inconsistent. It's not exactly what I call a ringing endorsement.

Mulder: These files include the same kind of radiation phenomenon. Tissue destroyed by exposure to —

Doggett: Black oil. Five years ago, you and Agent Scully investigated a case of a World War Two plane salvaged from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, where a substance was brought to the surface. Which you described as a highly contagious virus of extra-terrestrial origin, that has radioactive properties and can take over a man's body. And it's part of an alien conspiracy to colonise the planet, if I'm not mistaken.

Mulder: And you'd love to help, but you left your light-sabre at home. How'd you get stuck down here, Agent Doggett? Kersh catch you peeing in his Cornflakes? [The phone rings, Mulder picks it up and hands it to Doggett]

Doggett: [answering phone] John Doggett.

Scully: The Deputy Director is waiting, Agent Doggett.

Doggett: Yeah, I was just on my way up.

Scully: Why didn't you tell me that you were pursuing this Texas oil worker case?

Doggett: 'Cause I'm not.

Scully: Well there's an exec here from the oil company who says that he was contacted by a man in our office.

Doggett: That'd be Agent Mulder.

Scully: What are you talking about?

Doggett: I'm going to let him answer that.

Mulder: [to Scully] Just like old times.

Deputy Director Kersh: Now it's all making sense.

Mulder: [to Scully] Tough crowd.

Deputy Director Kersh: Mr Ortega, this is Special Agent Fox Mulder, the person you spoke to on the phone, I believe. [to Agents] Mr Ortega is Vice President of Operations for Galpex Petroleum out of Galveston, Texas.

Mulder: I believe we did speak, yep.

Deputy Director Kersh: There's also confusion about who spoke to certain Government officials who seem to think the FBI is running an investigation into the accident.

Mulder: That would have been me as well, Sir, and that was in the best interest of the FBI and Mr Ortega, I believe.

Deputy Director Kersh: Mr Ortega would beg to differ. As would I.

Martin Ortega: You complicated an already sensitive situation, Agent Mulder. Galpex Petroleum has discovered what we think may be a massive new oil province beneath the Gulf of Mexico. One that would give a huge advantage — financially and politically — to whoever gets to drill it.

Scully: Who else are we talking about?

Martin Ortega: US territorial waters cover the northern half of the Gulf. Our wells are on our side, but the field may spread well to the south. The Government of Mexico could claim it's theirs.

Mulder: This incident has nothing to do with that whatsoever. It's about the unexplained death of Simon de la Cruz.

Martin Ortega: Simon de la Cruz was a Mexican national killed in a US business enterprise. They'd like nothing better than to use his death to get us to abandon the Orpheus rig so they can be the first to drill the province.

Deputy Director Kersh: Leaving me no choice now but to conduct a criminal investigation — quickly and quietly — to take away any legal position that would affect American interests.

Mulder: A criminal investigation isn't doing to clear up anything.

Deputy Director Kersh: You've done more than enough Agent Mulder. Thank you.

Mulder: I don't think you know exactly what you're dealing with here, Sir.

Deputy Director Kersh: No, I think I do, Agent.

Mulder: This is an X-File.

Deputy Director Kersh: And I'm sending someone from the X-Files to investigate.

Mulder: You're talking about an oil rig that's 150 miles out at sea, you can't send a pregnant woman.

Deputy Director Kersh: I'm not sending Agent Scully.

Yuri Volkov: Yuri Volkov, your new Communications Specialist.

Mr Saksa: Bring the new gear?

Yuri Volkov: Yes, it's in there.

Doggett: John Doggett, Special Agent.

Mr Saksa: Who?

Doggett: From the Bureau.

Mr Saksa: FBI you say?

Doggett: Yeah. Someone told you I was coming I hope.

Mr Saksa: No, just some new comm equipment.

Doggett: You got radio problems? No one told you about me coming?

Mr Saksa: We've still got ship-to-shore, but when they gave us the message it said just one agent was coming.

Doggett: Right, I'm the one agent.

Mr Saksa: Well then, who's the guy who get here this morning. Been in talking to our crew chief for an hour.

Doggett: Agent Mulder, can I have a word with you?

Mulder: Can If you give me a minute, I'm just getting in with details of the investigation. Why don't you pull up a chair and introduce yourself so Mr Taylor won't have to repeat himself.

Bo Taylor: I'm Bo Taylor. I was on deck watch the day this thing went down.

Doggett: Go on Mr Taylor.

Bo Taylor: Men can go off the deep end out here, it's like a cabin fever of sorts. They're hundreds of miles away from their family and their friends, six weeks at a stretch. Some of them might as well just be doing hard time.

Doggett: So how does that figure with the victim, Simon de la Cruz?

Bo Taylor: Well, mestizos are usually the most reliable men I know off on the drill floor. Simon, just lost his nut I guess. It's the only good explanation.

Doggett: Simon de la Cruz's body was found with flash burns. What's that got to do with him going off the deep end?

Bo Taylor: Well hell, he tried to blow the whole damn rig. I mean it was sabotage, pure and simple. He knocked a cock of a gas valve and... he must have sparked it, 'cause it went faster than a Friday pay cheque.

Doggett: What about the second victim?

Mulder: Communications chief wasn't he?

Bo Taylor: Probably never knew what hit him.

Doggett: What's the communications chief doing on the drilling floor?

Bo Taylor: A man can die out here, Sir, just going for a walk. Probably what happened when it blew. Nobody even knew he was gone 'til the shift change.

Mulder: I guess that's it, in a nutshell. Thank you, Mr Taylor.

Doggett: Agent Mulder... [Neither Doggett or Mulder see the Black Oil swirl in Bo Taylor's eyes as they leave the room] Agent Mulder, don't walk away when I'm talking to you. Like it or not I've been assigned this case. One call to the Deputy Director and your canned for insubordination.

Mulder: How are you going to call when the radio's broken?

Doggett: Hey, don't push me, Agent Mulder.

Mulder: You won't do it.

Doggett: You think?

Mulder: We're both in the same boat, Agent Doggett. We're just paddling in different directions.

Doggett: No we're not going in different directions here, we're going in one direction. My direction.

Mulder: I don't think Kersh expects you to come back empty-handed on this one. And since you have already told me about what you think about this case, in so many words, I don't see you coming back with anything that's going to protect anybody's business interests, let alone your own ass.

Doggett: Well, you really got me pegged. Anything that doesn't fit in my narrow field of vision might as well not exist. Is that right, Agent Mulder? So why is this man Taylor lying? You do know he's lying?

Mulder: I think he knows the truth about what happened, and he may not be the only one.

Doggett: I never would have believed it. These stories about you.

Mulder: Oh really, what stories are those?

Doggett: That you can find a conspiracy at a church picnic.

Mulder: What church?

Skinner: Scully.

Scully: Close the door and lock it.

Skinner: What's going on? You said you want to see me straight away.

Scully: I didn't know who else to talk to, and I haven't been able to reach Agent Mulder.

Skinner: About what?

Scully: About what I found in my autopsy of the oil rig accident victim, Simon de la Cruz.

Skinner: Agent Scully, this man's body was supposed to be transported back to Mexico completely intact.

Scully: I found it by accident in the third ventricle of his brain. [She probes the brain with a scalpel and a pool of Black Oil forms on the table beside the head]

Skinner: Scully!

Scully: No it's okay, it's all right.

Skinner: What do you mean? I was under the impression that this stuff could literally jump into a man's body.

Scully: No, it can, and I've seen that happen. But that's the thing — this man was clearly infected by the alien virus. It entered his system and it was massing in the pineal gland — but it's dead.

Skinner: What killed it?

Scully: Well, intuitively, you would say the same thing that killed him — exposure to high levels of radiation — but it makes no sense because the virus itself has radioactive properties.

Skinner: Somebody needs to tell Agent Doggett that, he needs to have some kind of idea as to what he's dealing with out there.

Scully: No, you need to tell Deputy Director Kersh that he has to order a controlled evacuation of that rig right now.

Skinner: Don't tell me to go to Kersh with this evidence. Telling him to order an evacuation for something that you can't even explain

Scully: If the virus is loose, Agent Doggett's life is in danger.

Skinner: We don't know that for sure. There are nearly two dozen men on that rig and not one other case. Why?

Bo Taylor: Hey, Yuri, heard you had some problems with the radio.

Yuri Volkov: The gear's all online working fine. But there's some sort of high frequency interference that I have no idea how to get rid off. Hear that? That's the signal that's coming in... and filtering in across a large range of channels. You know, I don't think I have any choice but to power down and restart.

Bo Taylor: No. You can't do that!

Yuri Volkov: I hate to argue with you.

[Bo Taylor attacks Yuri Volkov and infects him with the Black Oil]

Marine Operator: [on radio] This is the marine operator for Galpex-Orpheus. Come in, Orpheus. Orpheus, I have a priority transmission, repeat, this is a priority transmission.

Yuri Volkov: This is Orpheus, go ahead.

Scully: Orpheus, I've been trying to reach you for hours. This is Special Agent Dana Scully. I have an urgent message for an investigative agent on board, an Agent John Doggett.

Yuri Volkov: I'm ready to take that message.

Scully: No, I'm sorry, I need to speak with Agent Doggett directly.

Mulder: [to Yuri Volkov] I got it. [Yuri Volkov leaves] Well, I'm sorry, Agent Doggett's gone fishing. Can I take a message please?

Scully: Mulder?

Mulder: I was just in the neighbourhood.

Scully: Mulder, you can't just flout orders like this. It's not like old times. Kersh isn't going to tolerate this.

Mulder: Kersh doesn't need to know.

Scully: Mulder.

Mulder: You need me out here, Scully, you know that better than anyone.

Scully: Well, I hate to say, but as of this morning I'd have to agree.

Mulder: Who's flouting orders? You found something didn't you, in that victim's body? The virus?

Scully: Yes I did, and it's dead, Mulder.

Mulder: Dead? What killed it?

Scully: Possibly radiation.

Mulder: That's not possible.

Scully: I know, I know, and this could be an isolated event, but that he's infected at all means that everybody out there could be at risk. And that means you and Agent Doggett.

Mulder: We got to quarantine this rig.

Scully: No, Mulder, you need to get off the rig. Get Agent Doggett to give the order. We can quarantine you and the crew when we get back here.

Mulder: Scully, if these men are infected the last place we want them is onshore where they can infect other people. You're sitting on the answer right there, Scully. The body, you find the virus, you can find what knocks it out, you can find what kills it.

Scully: And what if I can't?

Mulder: Well, when he gets old enough, you tell the kid I went down swinging!

Scully: Let me talk to Agent Doggett.

Mulder: Agent Doggett's not here right now.

Doggett: Yes, I am. [He enters the room] Who's on the radio? [Mulder walks out] Who you talking to?

Mulder: That was Agent Scully.

Doggett: What'd she say?

Mulder: She said it was lucky that I'm out here.

Doggett: No, you're lucky I'm letting you stay. If you got information important to this investigation, I damn well better know about it. I'm in charge out here, Agent Mulder.

Mulder: All right, then go ahead and take charge, only you might not like what it means in this case. What you're going to have to do with that information you're so anxious to have.

Mr Saksa: All right, listen up. I'm going to make this brief. We've been given an order to quarantine the rig. As of fourteen hundred hours we officially shut down and lock down. We're going to be stuck here a while, all flights in and out have been suspended. [The crew don't like this] I know, I know. We've been asked to co-operate until the FBI is certain everything is shipshape. Now for everybody's protection we need to, all of us, co-operate fully.

Ed Dell: Oh man!

Bo Taylor: Protection from what?

Doggett: From a possible contagion.

Bo Taylor: Anybody here feel sick?

Crew: No!

Mr Saksa: All right, all right, knock it off. I need everybody to check their water consumption, and we'll be cutting back to half rations.

Mulder: I've been going over the crew manifest Mr Saksa, and there seems to be a problem.

Mr Saksa: A problem with what?

Mulder: According to the manifest there's supposed to be eighteen men onboard. I count only seventeen including you.

Mr Saksa: This is my whole crew in here.

[Mulder is examining a crew manifest: de la Cruz, Simon; Dell, Ed; Garza, Diego; Gordon, Mac; Harbour, Robert; Hoxworth, Jack]

Mulder: Diego Garza, where's he?

Doggett: Who?

Mr Saksa: Deck hand. A friend of Simon de la Cruz. The man who tried to sabotage the rig. Well, I'll be damned.

Doggett: What, he's not here?

Mulder: Any idea where he might be?

Mr Saksa: Well, he didn't leave the rig, not by any means I know of.

Mulder: [to Doggett] What do you say we go find him?

Scully: This man was exposed to a virus. [She uncovers the body of Simon De La Cruz]

Martin Ortega: And why do I need to see this?

Scully: To understand what your crew may be infected with. What they risk spreading on or off that rig.

Martin Ortega: You understand Galpex is eager to co-operate, but shutting down a producing rig costs us in the neighbourhood of a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a day, and according to my OIM, no one on that rig is sick, they're just hungry and tired.

Skinner: You don't know that for sure.

Martin Ortega: Well, what symptoms would they be showing? What would we see?

Scully: Unexplained behaviour, possible detection in the eyes...

Martin Ortega: We've seen none of that.

Skinner: You're relying on suspect data.

Martin Ortega: I'm relying on medical reports. And unless you give me more than this, I'm calling that Orpheus crew back in. Bringing them home, and rotating a fresh crew onto that rig.

Scully: Oh my god.

Doggett: So what are hoping to find, Agent Mulder, honestly?

Mulder: I'm hoping to find Diego Garza.

Doggett: There's no chance of that if you ask me. The crew boss said it; a man could disappear of this platform and no one'd even notice.

Mulder: Did you see the crew manifest listed Diego Garza as mestizo, of mixed Mexican descent, just like his friend who died?

Doggett: Yeah. So what?

Mulder: Well the crew chief said these mestizo were particularly good workers, but we've got one dead trying to sabotage the rig and another who's missing. For one of their best workers you'd think somebody would've noticed him missing.

Doggett: Yeah, so maybe he's still here. Maybe he's just waiting to finish the job that killed his friend to protect Mexican oil interests.

Mulder: These men are hiding something, but that's not it.

Doggett: You know, I quarantine a whole damn oil rig without any evidence to support what you're saying, not one damn thing, but you still have yet to give me straight answer as to what you think is going on out here. And if these men are hiding something, if they're protecting something, then what the hell is it?

Mulder: I don't know yet.

Doggett: And when you do, let me know, 'cause I've got to get on the radio to justify this action.

Mulder: Agent Doggett, I didn't come out here just to bust your ass. I'm telling you, I've seen this substance. I've seen it can take over a man's body. This crew could be infected and not even know it. They may have no idea they're being controlled.

Doggett: This? [He wipes some oil off equipment with his fingers] This is what you're saying is going to take over my body? Well, when's it going to kick in?

Mulder: That's not how it works. It body-jumps from man to man, and I'm not sure that it's in all oil.

Doggett: Well that's a relief, because only ninety percent of the planet is dependent on the stuff.

Mulder: The man from Galpex Oil lied...

Doggett: What, he's infected too?

Mulder: No, that new oil province that he wants protected, it's already in production. It's being pumped by this rig. That's how this crew got infected.

Doggett: You're reaching, Agent Mulder.

Mulder: Billions and billions of barrels lying right underneath us, waiting to be produced, waiting to infect that ninety percent of the planet you talked about.

Doggett: These men are hiding something, that'd sure be something to hide.

Mulder: Agent Doggett, what if that's why this man is in hiding — Diego Garza — because he knows what they're up to, and he knows what they're up to, because he's the only one who's not infected with this alien virus.

Doggett: All right, he knows. Then why doesn't he just come down and tell us? [An alarm sounds, they head towards the sound and see flames] It's the radio room! [They enter the communications room and reach for the fire extinguisher] I'll find another one. [As Mulder fights the fire, Doggett looks for another extinguisher when he is hit from behind by Diego Garza]

Deputy Director Kersh: Agent Scully.

Scully: Sir.

Deputy Director Kersh: You're in a hurry. To do what?

Scully: To continue with my work, Sir.

Deputy Director Kersh: I'm not privy to this work. I'd have thought this body would have been well on its way back to Mexico. [Skinner enters the room] I obviously haven't been able to rely on those whose job it is to keep me apprised and informed. I have to rely on phone calls. Like the call I received from Martin Ortega. Why doesn't somebody make me privy to who the hell gave the order to shut down that rig.

Skinner: I did.

Deputy Director Kersh: Well, I'm giving the order, this quarantine is lifted.

Scully: We could do that, Sir, but all radio contact's been cut off.

Deputy Director Kersh: As soon as it's re-established I want that rig up and running, and the entire crew choppered off the Galpex-Orpheus and debriefed.

Scully: Sir, I think that's a mistake...

Deputy Director Kersh: I think it would be a mistake not to, Agent Scully. And you're running out of mistakes — both you and the Assistant Director. If I didn't know better, I'd say this was a Mulder stunt.

Mr Saksa: This stuff was all brand new. [Surveying the remains of the communications room]

Mulder: What is it about this room that inspires men to violence?

Mr Saksa: You think this fire was set?

Mulder: Molotov cocktail anyone? [He picks the reamins of a bottle off the ground] Can I borrow your radio, Mr Saksa? [on radio] Agent Doggett, you there? Agent Doggett. Pick up, Agent Doggett. Do you copy? Agent Doggett. Come in, Agent Doggett. Where the hell are you?

[Doggett is getting up, but Diego Garza attacks him and cuts his forearm]

Diego Garza: Sangre colorado. [Red blood]

Doggett: Yeah, my blood's red.

Diego Garza: No mataron a Simon. Si me encuentran, me matarán, también. [They killed Simon. If they find me, they'll kill me, too]

Doggett: I don't speak very good Spanish. Diego. Su nombre es Diego Garza? [Your name is Diego Garza?]

Diego Garza: Desearon la radio. Ése es porqué comencé el fuego. [They wanted the radio. That's why I started the fire]

Doggett: You're going too fast. You saying you set the fire? What are you afraid of?

Diego Garza: Tenemos que pararlos antes de que sea demasiado atrasado. ¡Ya vienen! ¡Ya vienen! [We have to stop them before it's too late. They're coming. They're coming]

Doggett: Vienen. Vienen. They're coming? Who? Who's coming?

Diego Garza: Los platillos. Los platillos del vuelo. [The ships. The flying ships]

Scully: I think I've got something.

Skinner: What?

Scully: This is an SEM image, pulled at random from anonymous donors.

Skinner: What of?

Scully: Blood. More specifically, normal T-cell antibodies. By comparison... these are from the blood of the oil rig worker. T-cells in impossible numbers. In layman's terms, this victim was a virus fighting machine.

Skinner: How do you explain that?

Scully: Well, there are isolated cultures. Northern Italy for one, where people are immune to certain diseases — heart disease in that case — through a genetic mutation.

Skinner: So, this man had what, a kind of genetic immunity to alien virus?

Scully: Well his employment records show Mr Simon de la Cruz of mixed Mexican ancestry, when in fact he is Huecha Indian. The Huecha are an indigenous Mexican culture that has a rare undiluted gene pool. Now these genes may have an innate immunity to infection.

Skinner: Okay, so he was immune to the virus. That's still not what killed him. He died from being burned.

Scully: No, not burned. Irradiated. Because the virus had no effect on him and the crew members who were affected by the virus couldn't control him. So they killed him, by irradiating him.

Skinner: Then why not kill Mulder? Or Agent Doggett? Why kill only this man?

Scully: This man must have been a threat, because of something he knew.

Skinner: What?

Scully: That, I don't know.

Skinner: So even if we did know, and we're able to give word to them, it'd put Mulder and Agent Doggett in danger too, wouldn't it?

Doggett: Su familia? Fotografía? Your family? You want to get back to them? I can help you. Senor. Confía en mí. [Trust me]

Diego Garza: Yo no confío nadie. [I do not trust nobody]

Doggett: Great. You trust no one. If you stay here, they will find you, just like your friend. You let me go, I will get you back home. You have my word. Mi promesa. [My promise]

Bo Taylor: Where's Garza? Where is he?

Doggett: I'll go get Agent Mulder. [As he turns away, Bo Taylor grabs him. Doggett sees the Black Oil in the man's eyes just before Mulder hammers Bo Taylor from behind with a blunt object]

Mulder: Get up, Agent Doggett. [He points to Bo Taylor] There's more where that came from. [They head for the communication room] You know anything about radio, Agent Doggett?

Doggett: Yeah, I know a little.

Mulder: Let's see if what little you know can get that ship-to-shore working. [He secures the door]

Doggett: Call who?

Mulder: Anybody who can get us off here. [Someone starts hammering on the door] Get to work!

Mulder: Agent Doggett!

Doggett: I'm working on it.

Mulder: I don't think this door can hold up much longer. [The static changes to music — The Ride of the Valkyries] Wagner?

Doggett: What do you want?

Mulder: I take it back. It's perfect.

Doggett: Take this, hold it.

Marine Operator: [on radio] Orpheus, this is the Marine Operator. I repeat, this is an emergency priority transmission for the Galpex-Orpheus.

Doggett: Yeah, you got John Doggett on board the Galpex-Orpheus. Come in. [Static] This is John Doggett.

Scully: Agent Doggett?

Doggett: Agent Scully, yeah, I'm right here.

Scully: Can you hear me?

Doggett: Yes!

Scully: What was that?

Mulder: That's someone knocking on the door.

Scully: Mulder, listen to me. I think I know why they killed this man, if not how they killed him.

Doggett: Right now we got bigger problems. We need a chopper.

Scully: We've got choppers on the way.

Mulder: Tell her all the men here are infected. She's got to get the word to the choppers, not to land on the platform.

Doggett: Well, how they supposed to get us?

Mulder: Well, that issue is rapidly becoming moot!

Doggett: Agent Scully, listen — there are three men on board here that are not infected, me, Mulder and a man named Diego Garza, who may be mentally unstable. Could be why he tried to wreck this radio room just like his friend Simon de la Cruz. He may resist rescue attempt because he believes there're men in flying saucers who are coming to get him. Agent Scully, do you get that? Agent Scully? You're breaking up! Agent — [Mulder knocks the radio onto the floor and kicks it] What the hell are you doing?

Mulder: Destroying their ability to transmit just like Diego and Simon de la Cruz.

Doggett: What are you talking about?

Mulder: I'm talking about contact.

Doggett: Contact with whom? The mother ship?

Mulder: Agent Doggett, listen.

Doggett: Now you just back off.

Mulder: No, no, no. Listen. [There is no longer anyone pounding on the door. They open the door and see that everyone has gone]

Doggett: Where they go?

Mulder: I don't know, and I don't want to stick around to find out. Let's go, Agent Doggett. [They run through the rig]

Doggett: Agent Mulder! I can't leave him.

Mulder: Who?

Doggett: Diego Garza. [He goes in search of Diego Garza]

Mulder: Agent Doggett!

Doggett: Diego! Diego! Dónde estás? Diego, Diego, get up. Come on, let's go. [He grabs Diego Garza, who slumps to the floor. He is covered in burns]

Mulder: Is he coming?

Doggett: No. [They leave together]

Mulder: Agent Doggett, I think I know why they let us go.

Doggett: What? Agent Mulder, what are you talking about? What's going on?

Mulder: They're going to blow the rig.

Doggett: Who? [Several crew members are approaching them] Let's go. [They run, but are blocked flames and crew members. Eventually they emerge out on the edge of the rig where the helicopter is circling]

Helicopter Pilot: [on loudspeaker] Abandon rig!

Doggett: What's he saying?

Helicopter Pilot: [on loudspeaker] We are unable to land due to dangerous conditions. Abandon rig!" [He points towards the sea]

Mulder: I think he wants us to jump.

Doggett: Now, wait a minute, Agent Mulder, I'm in charge here. On a two count.

Mulder: How about a twenty count?

Doggett: One! Two! [They jump as the rig blows-out and starts to collapse behind them]

Mulder: Where's the fire, Agent Doggett?

Doggett: I've been called up to see Deputy Director Kersh. As have Agent Scully and AD Skinner. I think it's all hitting the fan.

Mulder: You mean with Galpex Oil?

Doggett: The word came down that Galpex has lost the right to drill that entire Texas oil province.

Mulder: That oil should stay right where it is. You should do everything in your power to make sure that it does.

Doggett: Me? [The phone rings]

Mulder: That is the Deputy Director calling to tell you there's no need to see you. That the blame has been properly assigned for what happened out on that platform. I'm out. I'm 86'd, Agent Doggett.

Doggett: What do you mean? You're out of the FBI?

Mulder: Kersh could barely contain his happiness when he... stuck it to me.

Doggett: So you're taking the fall? Not for me?

Mulder: For you, for the X-Files. You're all the credibility this office has left. You have Kersh's ear and you've seen it now, out on that platform, you saw it for yourself. [The phone rings again] Answer the phone, Agent Doggett. You're in charge here now.