Episode Summary

Returning home to find the phone message left by Scully, Mulder immediately sets off to locate Duane Barry, but is unable to make any headway until a police video from a traffic violation yields a clue which lifts his spirits.

Part two of two

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[Briefing of agents about Scully's kidnapping]

Skinner: Well, however he got to her and whatever his motives, he took Agent Scully's car and her weapon. I think we all understand the seriousness of this matter and should proceed ahead quickly with all possible resources. [to Mulder] I need you to hand over your file to HRT.

Mulder: I'd like to brief them myself, sir.

Skinner: Go home, Agent Mulder. You've been up all night. Get some sleep.

Mulder: Sir. I know Duane Barry. I've been in his head, I know how he thinks —

Skinner: You're too close too this case. If we can use you, we will.

Mulder: Sir —

Skinner: That's an order, Agent Mulder. [to Krycek] Make sure he gets home safely.

Krycek: You know, Chernobyl, Exxon Valdez, Three Mile Island, they were all linked to sleep deprivation. The US Department of Transportation estimates that over 190,000 fatal car crashes every year are caused by sleepiness?

Mulder: Did they estimate how many people are put to sleep listening to their statistics?

Krycek: I'm trying to keep you awake.

Krycek: You know he could have tracked her down with that implant.

Mulder: Well that's the easiest explanation. It's also the most implausible.

Krycek: There's another possibility?

Mulder: Somebody could have given him her address. I don't know who.

Krycek: [on mobile phone] I've got him stalled up there. [On cable car] I'll hold him til you advise.

Duane Barry: [to Mulder] I'm sorry. They had to take her. I hope they're not hurting her too much with the tests. I'm sorry.

Mulder: Did you ask him about Scully?

Krycek: Yep.

Mulder: What did he say?

Krycek: He started whistling Stairway to Heaven.

Krycek: Skinner is expecting my report on the Duane Barry incident. What do I tell him?

Smoking Man: The truth.

Krycek: What do you mean?

Smoking Man: Confirm Mulder's version of events. You've earned his trust. The object now is to preserve it.

Krycek: For how much longer?

Smoking Man: Until your assignment is completed.

Krycek: If Mulder's such a threat, why not eliminate him?

Smoking Man: That's not policy.

Krycek: It's not? After what you had me do?

Smoking Man: Kill Mulder and you risk turning one man's religion into a crusade.

Krycek: What about Scully?

Smoking Man: We've taken care of that.

Krycek: How?

Smoking Man: We tell you only what you need to know.

Krycek: I think I have the right to know.

Smoking Man: You have no rights. Only orders to be carried out. If you have a problem with that we'll make other arrangements.

Mulder: There is a plausible cause of death.

Skinner: Which is?

Mulder: Poisoning by injection or ingestion.

Skinner: Poisoning?

Mulder: You won't find that on the Navy pathologist report.

Skinner: What are you saying Agent Mulder?

Mulder: That the autopsy is incomplete. That the military covered up the toxicological findings.

Skinner: And why would they do that?

Mulder: Because they know where Scully is.

Agent: Why are you so paranoid, Mulder?

Mulder: Oh, I don't know. Maybe it's because I find it hard to trust anybody.

Mr X: You wasted a trip, Mr Mulder. There's nothing the Senator can do for you now.

Mulder: What?

Mr X: Not without committing political suicide.

Mulder: Why? Do they have something on him?

Mr X: They have something on everyone, Mr Mulder. The question is when they'll use it.

Mr X: This reaches beyond any of us, Mr Mulder. Even my predecessor.

Mulder: I want an answer.

Mr X: Why kill Duane Barry if there was nothing to hide?

Mulder: You mean the government?

Mr X: There are no answers for you, Mr Mulder. They only have one policy. Deny Everything.

Skinner: Agent Krycek didn't show up for work this morning. His home number's been disconnected.

Mulder: That's it? He's gone, he just disappears into the woodwork?

Skinner: So it would appear.

Mulder: Who are these people who can just murder with impunity and we can't do anything about it?

Skinner: Let it go, Agent Mulder.

Mulder: Like hell.

Skinner: There's nothing you can do.

Mulder: What can you do about it?

Skinner: There is only one thing that I can do, Agent Mulder. As of right now, I'm reopening the X-Files. That's what they fear the most.

[Margaret Scully hands Mulder back Scully's cross]

Mulder: Don't you want to keep it?

Margaret Scully: When you find her, give it to her.