Episode Summary

With otherworldly factions in pursuit, Mulder and the agents race to safeguard the birth of Scully's child.

Part two of two

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Pathologist's Assistant: Dr Langenhahn, here's the body.

Dr Langenhahn: They weren't kidding were they?

Pathologist's Assistant: They said they did about the best they could considering it was all mashed in with that garbage.

Dr Langenhahn: How mashed up is it?

Pathologist's Assistant: Basically, it's hamburger.

[Dr Langenhahn opens the small metal box]

Dr Langenhahn: Oh... Ugh. And they want me to do what exactly?

Pathologist's Assistant: Your order was to establish and confirm real fact of death.

Dr Langenhahn: I'd say he's dead. How about you?

Pathologist's Assistant: Yes, sir.

Dr Langenhahn: Good. I'm going home. You fax me the paperwork by 9:00. I'll sign it, everybody's happy. [He notices something in the remains of Billy Miles body] Ah, crying out loud. See this? They left some... garbage... in with it.

Pathologist's Assistant: Looks kind of like a vertebrae. Only metallic.

Dr Langenhahn: Note it on the report... and fax me. [He sets the metallic vertebra down on the table and leaves. The Pathologist's Assistant closes the box, picks up his laptop and turns out the light as he, too, exits the room. All is still and quiet for a moment, then the vertebrae suddenly spins. When it stops, there are two more vertebrae attached to it. It spins again. Five vertebra. Then seven. Then nine. It is replicating itself]

Scully: Oh, god. I was hoping this was all a dream. When did the sun come up?

Agent Reyes: About six hours ago. Somewhere back in North Carolina.

Scully: Where are we?

Agent Reyes: We just crossed into Georgia. Long way from home, Agent Scully.

Scully: Well under the circumstances...

Agent Reyes: Right. We can't be too safe.

Scully: Are you all right, Agent Reyes?

Agent Reyes: I should ask how you're doing. I mean... You're the one who's going to have this baby.

Scully: That's it, isn't it? What you're really worried about?

Agent Reyes: Aside from whatever danger we're in... Where we're going... doesn't sound like... there's all that much in the way of a... facility. You know what I mean? I've never delivered a baby.

Scully: Well, I've never had one. That makes us both beginners.

Mulder: This is a video grab from a DC morgue. It's Billy Miles.

Skinner: How can that be?

Doggett: It can't be. It's impossible.

Mulder: Yeah. It can't be, but it is. Walking out of the morgue looking like a new man.

Doggett: His body was taken to the morgue in a little box, for god's sake.

Krycek: Like I told you. You can't stop him.

Skinner: Yeah, you know, you keep saying that, Krycek. So why don't you explain it to us, because I'm having a little bit of a hard time understanding it myself. Billy Miles was scraped out of the back of a garbage truck. I saw him go in, I saw him come out.

Krycek: Well, I don't know if I can explain it in any technical sense, but... that's Billy Miles, without a doubt.

Skinner: You're sitting there for one reason, Krycek. Because you can explain it.

Krycek: I told you — he's a human replacement. Some new kind of alien... created to aid in the repopulation of the planet.

Mulder: Which Scully is a threat to.

Krycek: If she has that baby.

Doggett: Well, I don't care who he is, or what you think he's made of, there's no way he's going to find her. No way.

Krycek: Well maybe he's not, but there are others out there just like him. And it's only a matter of time before they will.

[There's a knock at the door, Agent Crane enters]

Agent Crane: Agent Doggett? See you a moment? [Doggett leaves the room with Agent Crane] There's someone here to see you. His name is Knowle Rohrer. He says you know each other and what he's here for can't wait.

Agent Reyes: End of the road.

Scully: Yeah. Literally. Anybody finds us out here, it really will be a miracle. Where exactly are we?

Agent Reyes: Democrat Hot Springs. According to Agent Doggett this is where people used to come for the waters — until the springs dried up and they quit coming. He was born here.

Scully: Really? Well that's... comforting. I guess. So, where do you want to set up?

Agent Reyes: Over here.

Scully: Any particular reason?

Agent Reyes: I think I told you, I feel these energies about people and stuff and places. I found it works best to go with my instincts.

[They enter one of the abandoned buildings. Painted on the window is; Water From the Rock Exodus 7:16. There is a thick layer of dust covering everything, including an old cast iron daybed in the middle of the room]

Scully: I'm getting a feeling myself. Well, there's no water from this rock. [The plumbing isn't working] We're going to need some water and a place to boil it. Along with sterile supplies and a clean place to do this delivery.

Agent Reyes: I'm a little stiff from the drive.

Scully: Okay.

Doggett: It's not like you, Knowle coming to see me when you make me work so hard to see you.

Knowle Rohrer: This couldn't wait, John. It's about this thing you're pursuing.

Doggett: This thing?

Knowle Rohrer: This man you're after. I think you know what I'm talking about.

Doggett: I think I'm confused, Knowle — if it's a man or if it's a thing.

Knowle Rohrer: It's military, John. It goes all the way to the top. I can't overstate the sensitivity. Let me say there was a rumoured program out of the cold war. A plan to create a super soldier.

Doggett: Well, this kid I'm talking about was pretty damn super. Got right up out of a gut bucket and hit the ground running. Kid wasn't exactly what I'd call military material. In fact, they say he was an alien abductee.

Knowle Rohrer: You got it half right, John.

Doggett: Which half?

Knowle Rohrer: What you're chasing... is a prototype.

Doggett: Uh huh. And this so called prototype... what is he after?

Knowle Rohrer: Oh, I think you know that, too, John. He's after your partner, Scully. You may not be aware that she was part of a program herself. Six years ago, Agent Scully was taken in a military operation staged as an abduction. They put a chip in the back of her neck to monitor her. It was also used to make her pregnant with the first organic version of that same super soldier.

Doggett: Huh. What do you want from me?

Knowle Rohrer: Help us catch him so we can put him down... before he finds her.

Doggett: You assume I know where she is.

Knowle Rohrer: Who does? Your superior? Whoever knows, his life's in danger, too. I want you to know.

Doggett: Mulder.

Mulder: You heard about this, right?

Doggett: How is he?

Mulder: He's got a concussion. They're going to keep him here for observation. Where were you when this all happened?

Doggett: In my office, talking to somebody who warned me this might happen.

Mulder: Who? Skinner could've been killed. He's lucky he wasn't.

Doggett: He's an old friend. He tells me stuff I'm not supposed to know. I didn't want to believe it.

Mulder: What exactly did he tell you?

Doggett: He said that Billy Miles isn't what you think he is. He's a product of a government program looking to build a super soldier. He said Agent Scully's a part of that program, too; that her pregnancy was triggered by a chip they put in her neck.

Mulder: I want to know who the hell you've been talking to — who this trusted source of yours is, who's been spinning this fantasy.

Doggett: His name's Knowle Rohrer. He's deep inside US Intelligence. I don't know much more than that.

Mulder: Did he ever lie to you? Give you bad information, false leads? Well, you have to think about it?

Doggett: He says Scully's in danger. He wants to stop this guy. How's that so different than what we're saying?

Mulder: You didn't tell him where she is, did you?

Doggett: No, but I'm beginning to think that the fact that I know is going to catch up with me if AD Skinner's any indication.

Mulder: You don't tell anybody where she is. That's the deal, right? Not even me.

Doggett: What if something happens to me?

Mulder: This trusted source of yours told you he knows how to stop Billy Miles. Did he happen to tell you how he plans to do this?

Doggett: No.

Mulder: Right. Well, what do you say you and me go find out how trustworthy he really is?

Agent Reyes: Dana... Come see what you think.

Scully: Oh, my goodness. Look at this. Look at you. Wow.

[Everything in the room has been cleaned. Scully sits on the cast iron daybed which now is covered in a set of sheets. Unlit candles are strategically placed around the room]

Agent Reyes: I found them folded up in a cabinet upstairs. And a nice porcelain basin and a whole box of candles.

Scully: Do we have matches?

Agent Reyes: I've got a lighter.

Scully: Yeah.

Agent Reyes: Now all we need is some mood music. Like whale song.

Scully: Whale song?

Agent Reyes: Yeah, they've got these recordings of whales talking to each other, calling back and forth. [She makes some very bizarre whale moans] I... I don't know. It's like... it's almost metaphysical. You're looking at me like... I don't know, I probably sound like a goof.

Scully: No, no, it's not that. I was thinking that you reminded me of someone that I was close to — my sister.

Agent Reyes: You're not close to her still?

Scully: Uh, she was killed... about five years ago... in my home. It was a terrible time. [Agent Reyes puts her hand on Dana's shoulder] Oh, it's... it's okay. Oh, thank you. Thank you for... putting this together and... it's not what I planned but... it's very nice. What?

Agent Reyes: There's someone out there. Stay here.

[Agent Reyes pulls her gun, exits the building and looks around outside, seeing nothing. She turns back suddenly at the sound of a vehicle rapidly approaching, it stops in front of her]

Agent Reyes: Get out of the car! I'm a Federal Agent!

Game Warden: I don't care who you are. Let's start by putting that weapon away. Just point it down now.

Agent Reyes: I'm a Federal Agent.

Game Warden: I heard you the first time. Just let me see some identification. [They enter the building]

Agent Reyes: Dana?

[Scully enters the room, holding up her badge]

Scully: I'm sure that this looks untoward, but my life is in danger. And my baby's. There's a man who's pursuing us and it is very important that he not find us here.

Game Warden: We get hunters in here taking deer and game off-season. I've heard every excuse in the book but this one's far too original. You don't... plan to have it here?

Agent Reyes: It's not as crazy as it sounds. I mean, I hope it's not. She's a doctor; she can coach me.

Game Warden: And what if something goes wrong? If you're a doctor you know the risks. You're unprepared here.

Scully: This man... he's extremely dangerous.

Game Warden: I got a first aid kit in my truck. It's pretty basic but better to have than not. I'll be back with some towels and proper swaddling.

Scully: Thank you.

Mulder: Hey. You know, how is it that this friend of yours is so desperate for your help? And then when we want to reach him, all of a sudden he's unreachable, nowhere to be found?

Doggett: I don't know, maybe he got wind. Maybe he got spooked. But I'm beginning to think it doesn't make a damn bit of difference.

Mulder: You told me that he told you he knew how to stop Billy Miles. Are you telling me now that you think he's a liar?

Doggett: He is or he isn't. What the hell difference does it really make?

Mulder: It doesn't make any difference at all. Unless you want to protect Scully and that baby.

Doggett: And then what? How long can you keep this up? How long until the next Billy Miles rears his head? The next threat? The next phantom? You ever stop to ask yourself? All the sacrifice, the blood spilled — you've given nearly a decade of your life. Where the hell is it all going to end?

Mulder: I don't know. Maybe it doesn't. [Another car drives through the garage, Mulder closes his door then leans down out of sight] Start the car.

Doggett: What?

Mulder: Alex Krycek just pulled in.

[Doggett starts the engine and follows Krycek's car through the garage. Krycek parks and Doggett stops nearby]

Doggett: What the hell is he doing here? How did he get security clearance?

Mulder: You recognise his passenger?

Doggett: Yeah. It's Knowle Rohrer.

Scully: Thank you.

Agent Reyes: I have to say with everything I know you must be feeling... you look amazingly beautiful, Dana.

Scully: And what about what you're feeling? Any vibrations, Agent Reyes?

Agent Reyes: I don't know. [She puts on her jacket]

Scully: What?

Agent Reyes: I don't know if I'm just being paranoid... but something feels off. We need some more water.

[She goes outside with the bucket and looks up to see a bright light in the sky, in the same position she'd seen it in earlier. She gazes at it for a moment, then goes to the old fashioned pump nearby and begins filling the bucket. There is movement behind her, as she looks up, Billy Miles grabs her and hurls her against the side of a barn. Agent Reyes picks up a pitchfork to ward Billy Miles off. There is a sudden loud gun blast and Billy Miles is thrown to the ground, a large bloody hole in his torso. The shotgun wielding Game Warden walks around the side of the building, weapon still trained on Billy Miles]

Agent Reyes: Go back inside, Dana.

Scully: Who is it? [She recognises the body]

Agent Reyes: Dana, it's okay. He's dead.

Scully: No, it's not okay. What do you mean?

Agent Reyes: Exactly what I said. Now go on inside. We'll take care of this.

Scully: They said that he couldn't be stopped!

Agent Reyes: Dana, he's got no vitals. He's lost too much blood. [She folds back Billy Miles' collar, exposing the lumps on his neck. The Game Warden has brought her truck around]

Game Warden: Is this the man you're afraid of? How did he find you out here? I do have to report this thing.

Scully: No, you can't do that.

Game Warden: I don't have any real choice.

Scully: No, I mean, I... I just felt a contraction.

Doggett: Something's happening. [Knowle Rohrer gets out of the car and heads for the lifts] Where's he going?

Mulder: Not to see you, that's for sure.

Doggett: Who the hell's he going to see?

Mulder: You go ahead. I got Krycek.

Skinner: Agent Doggett?

Doggett: What are you doing here?

Skinner: They let me out of the hospital tonight. What are you doing here?

Doggett: I got Mulder down in the parking garage watching Alex Krycek. [He picks up a phone and dials]

Skinner: What the hell is Krycek doing here?

Doggett: That's what I'm trying to figure out.

Mulder: [answering mobile] Yeah?

Doggett: He's here with Agent Crane.

Mulder: Agent Crane? How the hell does he know Agent Crane?

Doggett: That's a damn good question. He doesn't. [Skinner picks up the other extension and listens in]

Mulder: You been wondering who's getting these guys past security, how Billy Miles is in the FBI? Agent Crane is in on this with your friend, which means he's in on it with Krycek. They've been in on it all along.

Doggett: I don't understand. In on what?

Mulder: Fooling us, Agent Doggett. Into chasing after Billy Miles. Into believing that we could protect her.

Doggett: Scully?

Mulder: Yes, they know where she is.

Doggett: No, no, no. Only I know where she is.

Mulder: You and Agent Reyes. You called her from a phone inside the FBI, didn't you?

Skinner: There's no way Crane can tap calls in here, Mulder. He'd have to have access to the communications system.

Doggett: Skinner's here with me.

Mulder: Maybe this goes even higher. Listen to me, I've got to get to Scully. You've got to tell me where she is, where you sent her.

Doggett: Look. We can nail these guys here, Mulder. We can put an end to it.

Mulder: No, you listen. You've got to get out of there. You've got no guarantee these guys aren't alien replacements, too.

Doggett: Northern Georgia. A place called Democrat Hot Springs. [Mulder notices Krycek's car is empty, the car window shatters beside him and Krycek grabs Mulder's phone] Mulder!

[Krycek crushes Mulder's phone and pulls a gun on Mulder]

Krycek: Get out of the car. Doesn't seem fair now. Doesn't seem right. Coming down to this.

Mulder: What do you know about fair or right, Krycek? You're a coward.

Krycek: I could've killed you so many times, Mulder. You've got to know that. I'm the one that kept you alive. Praying you'd win somehow.

Mulder: Then there really is no god.

Krycek: You think I'm bad. That I'm a killer. We wanted the same thing, brother. That's what you don't understand.

Mulder: I wanted to stop them. All you wanted was to save your own ass.

Krycek: No. I tried to stop them. Tried to kill... Scully's baby to stop them. It's too late. The tragedy's that you — you wouldn't let it go. That's why I have to do this. 'Cause you know how deep it goes. Right into the FBI.

Mulder: You want to kill me, Alex, kill me. Like you killed my father. Just don't insult me trying to make me understand.

[Krycek's finger slowly tightens on the trigger. A gun is fired, Krycek gasps in pain and falls. There is a bullet wound in his right arm. He looks up and sees Skinner, gun in hand. Krycek reaches down to pick up his dropped gun, screams in pain and falls to the ground again as Skinner shoots him in the arm again]

Krycek: It's going to take more bullets than you can... ever fire to win this game. But one bullet... and I can give you a thousand lives. Shoot Mulder.

[Skinner fires again and Krycek falls to the ground, a bullet hole between his eyes]

Mulder: I'm going to go to the airport. I need that location from Agent Doggett. Skinner, are you with me?

Skinner: You just go. I'll get him.

Game Warden: They're two minutes apart now. It's not going to be long.

Agent Reyes: How's this? [Holding up a grey tee-shirt]

Scully: That's great.

[Agent Reyes looks down in horror as she spots the lumps on back of the Game Warden's neck]

[Agent Reyes puts a bucket of cold water next to the bucket of boiling water already on the table and hands the Game Warden a glass of water]

Agent Reyes: Here you go.

Scully: Thank you. [Scully sips the water and hands the glass back to the Game Warden] Thank you.

[Agent Reyes Picks up the bucket of boiling water, throws it in the Game Warden's face and pulls out her gun]

Agent Reyes: Move!

Scully: Agent Reyes... what?

Agent Reyes: Move out of here! [She cocks the shotgun and forces the screaming Game Warden out the door]

Scully: What's happening?

[The Game Warden is kneeling on the porch, her face is blistered from the hot water]

Agent Reyes: Who are you?

[Cars and trucks are arriving at the building]

Game Warden: This baby will be born.

[Agent Reyes lowers the shotgun in shock as she sees Billy Miles corpse stand up. People begin getting out of the cars and walking towards the building]

Scully: Agent Reyes!

[Mulder gets out of a helicopter and runs towards the building, yelling at the vehicles that are leaving — the drivers ignore him]

Mulder: Hey! Scully! Scully! Where is she? Scully! Where is she? Scully! Where is she? Tell me where she is!

Agent Reyes: Mulder!

Mulder: How is she?

Agent Reyes: She's inside. She needs to get to the hospital.

Deputy Director Kersh: I'm to take this story seriously? These incidents at the FBI. This account of Agent Scully's birth. I'm to submit this report as quality investigative work? As representative of actual fact?

Doggett: I signed the report there, sir.

Deputy Director Kersh: Yeah, I see it, John. And I see her signature here, too. On an X-File. I'd like to know when you assigned yourself, Agent Reyes.

Agent Reyes: Agent Doggett assigned me, sir.

Deputy Director Kersh: Agent Doggett cannot just assume the authority of this office.

Doggett: I assume it, because this office is under investigation. For the late night meeting between you, Agent Crane, and an intelligence operative named Knowle Rohrer.

Agent Reyes: Both men were presumed dead, but are now missing. In actual fact.

Deputy Director Kersh: You investigate what I tell you.

Doggett: And you put me on the X-Files. That's what I'm investigating.

Frohike: We didn't hear you come in.

Langly: We were just dropping off gifts.

Byers: We just wanted to...

Mulder: See it with your own eyes.

Frohike: It's incredible, you know? You arriving in time to save Scully. Getting her to a hospital.

Byers: We still don't know how you did it. Speaking with Agent Doggett, he said they never reached you with specific co-ordinates.

Mulder: There was a light. I followed it.

Langly: Guess we got our next headline.

[The Lone Gunmen leave. Mulder enters the bedroom, where Scully is sitting on the edge of the bed holding her child]

Mulder: How's everybody doing?

Scully: We're doing just fine. [She gets up and carries the baby to Mulder]

Mulder: Hey, now. [The baby begins fussing] None of that. [Scully passes him the child, who calms in his arms] Hi. [to Scully] What are you going to call him?

Scully: William. After your father.

Mulder: Well, I don't know. He's... he's got your colouring and your eyes. But he looks suspiciously like Assistant Director Skinner.

Scully: I don't understand, Mulder — they came to take him from us — why they didn't.

Mulder: I don't quite understand that either. Except that maybe he isn't what they thought he was. That doesn't make him any less of a miracle though, does it?

Scully: From the moment I became pregnant, I feared the truth... about how... and why. And I know that you feared it, too.

Mulder: I think what we feared were the possibilities. The truth we both know.

Scully: Which is what?

[Still holding the baby between them, Mulder leans down and kisses Scully]