Episode Summary

Scully unofficially assists Doggett and Reyes in uncovering the secrets relating to water contamination that are hidden in a clandestine laboratory on board a naval ship.

Part two of two

Episode Details


Guest Cast


Reyes: I'm sorry I'm late.

Assistant Director Follmer: Have a seat, Agent Reyes. Agent Reyes. I thought we might have a little chat. Mr Skinner here, has been trying to help me put together the pieces of your X-Files investigation.

Reyes: Can we cut the crap, Brad?

Assistant Director Follmer: I don't know, can we? There's a lot of crap to cut through.

Skinner: Agent Reyes. You probably want to zip it and try to co-operate.

Assistant Director Follmer: Like it or not, I'm charged with the task of reining you in.

Reyes: Reining us in? For what?

Assistant Director Follmer: Unauthorised autopsies. Breaking and entering into a state water facility. Wilful misuse of your positions.

Reyes: I really don't want to go into any of this without my partner here.

Assistant Director Follmer: Your partner. Your so called partner, who's running this circus, is right now nowhere to be found.

Reyes: What are you doing, Brad?

Assistant Director Follmer: Giving you and Mr Skinner the opportunity to put a nice spin on this mess that Doggett's making.

Skinner: Agent Reyes. If you're not going to zip it, at least recognise that he's trying to help you

Reyes: We were given a tip we believe lead us to a larger conspiracy.

Assistant Director Follmer: A conspiracy? Involving the FBI?

Reyes: John Doggett and I are running a legitimate investigation into the FBI. Neither one of us feels...

Assistant Director Follmer: Agent Reyes, I'm trying to help you keep your job. But that's not going to happen, if you insist on chasing shadows, chasing conspiracies.

Reyes: How do you know there isn't one?

Assistant Director Follmer: You're taking on the entire FBI here, Monica. This witch hunt... isn't going to expose... anything... but you. That is, unless you distance yourself from John Doggett. What are you doing?

Reyes: I'm distancing myself, Brad. From you, from your political games. You just want to get John Doggett.

Assistant Director Follmer: You're making a big mistake here.

Reyes: Yeah, I seem to make one every time I walk in your door.

Shannon McMahon: Lie back John, it's okay.

Doggett: What the hell's this?

Shannon McMahon: It's Shannon, Shannon McMahon. We were together in Bravo Company, USMC. You tried to contact me.

Doggett: What the hell are you doing here now?

Shannon McMahon: Your lungs were full of water.

Doggett: You pulled me under.

Shannon McMahon: I did what I had to.

Doggett: You held me down, I remember.

Shannon McMahon: They would have caught you, they might have figured it out — what you've started to figure out.

Doggett: What are you?

Shannon McMahon: You know what I am. I'm the product of fifty years of military science, the program your old friend Knowle Rohrer told you about. I'm a bioengineered combat unit. I have no weaknesses — I don't sleep, I can breathe under water. That's how I saved your life, John.

Doggett: How do you know what I know? What Knowle Rohrer told me?

Shannon McMahon: Knowle Rohrer and I were drafted right out of Bravo Company together. We were... Adam and Eve, the program's first. There are many more now.

Doggett: Knowle Rohrer is dead.

Shannon McMahon: They can't kill us. We can't be killed. Knowle Rohrer and I are alike in almost every way. The difference is I hate what I am.

Doggett: Why are you here telling me this?

Shannon McMahon: The program's expanding in ways no one ever dreamed of. I need your help to stop it, John.

Doggett: You need my help? What can I do?

Shannon McMahon: Expose the deaths of those two men I killed. What they were doing.

Doggett: What were they doing?

Shannon McMahon: Preparing the water supply.

Doggett: Preparing it for what?

Skinner: Hi. I'm sorry about the hour.

Scully: I just put him down.

Skinner: I couldn't talk on the phone.

Scully: What is it?

Skinner: I was told to leave this alone. You and Mulder asked me to leave it be. To let Mulder disappear. We were concerned for the safety of the baby and for Mulder. Why am I risking that now? Why are you? Why are you getting mixed up with Doggett's investigation?

Scully: Something happened. With my baby.

Skinner: What?

Scully: I can't explain it. It's... it's unexplainable, it's not... not normal.

Skinner: Whatever it is, I think you've made a terrible mistake. Letting Doggett pull you into this. I mean, me's hell bent. And Agent Reyes is following right in his tracks.

Scully: I need answers. I need to know. I can't just sit around wondering...

Skinner: If you can't tell me, then get to Mulder. Tell him what happened.

Scully: No. Mulder can't know. He can't be brought back into this. He can't be brought back to the FBI. It's just too dangerous for him right now.

Skinner: It's too dangerous for everyone.

Scully: [answering phone] Hello?

Reyes: Dana, I'm sorry if I woke you. It's Monica Reyes. Dana... there's something I think you really need to be aware of. Something you need to hear. Something I'm not sure I believe.

Scully: I'm listening.

Reyes: It's not me you need to hear it from... [She hands the mobile to Doggett]

Doggett: Agent Scully, we may have some answers for you, about your baby.

Reyes: Dana, this is Shannon McMahon.

Shannon McMahon: Hi.

Scully: Let's start with the water.

Shannon McMahon: Well, you're a scientist, you'll appreciate the science involved. A new additive is being put in the water supply. It's called chloramine, it's not news, well let me say it's been reported but no one's asking questions yet.

Scully: And what should they be asking?

Shannon McMahon: If you want to deliver something to everyone's home in America, what better way than through what's what's most taken for granted, water.

Scully: Look, I've had my fair share of outrageous conspiracy theories, okay, so cut the mystery crap and get to the science. Chloramine is just a substitute for chlorine, you can drink it and it's harmless.

Shannon McMahon: Unless someone were to quietly go and change its molecular make-up.

Scully: Who? And how?

Shannon McMahon: I think you'd be more interested in why.

Scully: All right then, why?

Shannon McMahon: To prime a population to breed a generation of Super Soldiers.

Scully: By adding something to our water?

Shannon McMahon: Something which promotes the mutation of offspring. And fertilisation. And pregnancy.

Scully: What you're saying is absurd.

Shannon McMahon: Is it? No more absurd than I am. I am a first generation prototype. Now they're seven stages advanced on the science that created me, to the point where now they have successfully given birth to a Super Soldier from a mutated egg.

Scully: Huh. How can we trust any of this? Or you? What you say you are?

Shannon McMahon: We all have a standard mutation... [She pulls her hair aside to reveal a lump on the back of her neck]

Captain: What are you looking at?

Knowle Rohrer: Ship's logs.

Captain: Those logs are classified.

Knowle Rohrer: I'm second in command. I'm supposed to know the ship, Sir. In case something should happen to you. What is the greater mission of this ship, if I may ask? Sir?

Captain: I don't ask. We don't ask.

Reyes: It doesn't make any sense.

Doggett: Yeah, only it doesn't hold up to any argument either, does it?

Reyes: She drowned that man from the EPA. She's drowned two men.

Doggett: She says they're part of the program — two guys working to spike the Maryland state water supply.

Reyes: So she killed them as a way of contacting you, you believe that?

Doggett: You saw that thing on her neck. You said you saw it before. I think we're on to something here Monica, it's freaky, it's mind-blowing. You got to admit that, come on.

Reyes: I'm not doubting what she is, only what she says she's doing.

Doggett: What? What did you find?

Scully: Nothing. Nothing more than a small deformity of the spine.I mean, physically she seems absolutely normal, as normal as you or I.

Doggett: I don't believe this.

Scully: What don't you believe Agent Doggett? I just examined her.

Doggett: That I'm standing here with both of you telling me that you don't see what's right in front us. She's the key to everything in this case, right to the FBI.

Scully: Well for your sake, I hope so, but I hope not for mine.

Doggett: [answering mobile] John Doggett.

Skinner: Agent Doggett, I really don't want to be making this call, I really don't. But I'm forced to.

Doggett: What are you talking about?

Doggett: You want to turf me now? You going to take my badge and gun?

Deputy Director Kersh: Agent Doggett, you can't just burst in here.

Doggett: How's it going to look, Deputy Director, you suspending me right before I nail you up against a wall as a co-conspirator.

Assistant Director Follmer: Glad you dropped in, Mr Doggett. Assistant Director Follmer.

Doggett: You're Brad Follmer.

Assistant Director Follmer: I was just explaining to the Deputy Director the reasons why you were being suspended, but I think your actions here speak for themselves.

Doggett: I see what this is, this is just a little bureaucratic pimp job.

Deputy Director Kersh: I'd watch your mouth, John.

Assistant Director Follmer: What this is, is a testament to your gross subordination and reckless disregard for the FBI.

Doggett: The orders start here [Deputy Director Kersh] and then they come out your wishy-washy mouth.

Assistant Director Follmer: Paranoia must go with the job. You're starting to sound just like Fox Mulder, Mr Doggett.

Doggett: Don't you Mr Doggett me. I don't answer to you, I answer to AD Skinner.

Assistant Director Follmer: The job suspension stands, Mr Doggett.

Doggett: Try and stop me.

[Reyes is reading details from the Department of Justice, Office of Human Resources Employee Database]

Name: McMahon, Shannon C,
Current Post: Special Investigator, DC.
Birthplace: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington
Education: Duke University School of...

The photograph displayed gives further information]

McMahon, Shannon, C.
Special Investigator, DOJ 27172-7091
She is interrupted by a knock at the door]

Frohike: You just never know who's going to come a-knocking do you?

Reyes: How'd you get in here?

Langly: In the front door with the big howdy do, how'd you get in?

Reyes: Through a security checkpoint.

Frohike: Kid's stuff! [He shows her a fake FBI ID]

Reyes: What are you doing here?

Frohike: You sent us packing on this investigation of yours, only we had a small funding fiasco.

Langly: They cut our internet service.

Reyes: Don't tell me you breached FBI security just to log on?

Byers: I think you want to see this. [Reyes checks Langly's laptop]

Langly: Argh! [His screen shows wallpaper of a girl wearing a stars and stripes bikini holding a pistol] Not this! [He brings up the correct information]

Frohike: This is what we meant to show you. We are live in the EPA phone system. The numbers in red are calls to Deputy Administrator Carl Wormus, after he drowned.

Reyes: Who'd be calling him at work after it's front page news that he's dead?

Langly: Someone who doesn't know it.

[A phone is heard ringing on the PC monitoring system and an incoming call intercept message appears on the screen]

Byers: Whoever it is is calling him again as we speak. Langly! Hook up a patch cord! Hurry!

Langly: Pick up the phone!

Frohike: What? [answering phone] Carl Wormus —

Captain: I've been trying to reach you. They've ordered us to port. One of my men is dead. I think they suspect what we're up to.

Frohike: Right. What's it you need from us... me, on this end?

Captain: Just like we talked about. You're going call the FBI.

Frohike: Right.

Captain: You've got to get to the FBI. [Knowle Rohrer is eavesdropping on the conversation] Tell them about the lab they've got on board. About the horrors and the inhumanity. To expose these people for what they are.

Reyes: I need to talk to you.

Assistant Director Follmer: I have an appointment.

Reyes: Don't do this to me, Brad.

Assistant Director Follmer: [to his Secretary] Give me two minutes. [to Reyes] Here you are again, Monica, walking through my door.

Reyes: I need your help.

Assistant Director Follmer: I tried to help you.

Reyes: I'm asking you again.

Assistant Director Follmer: Okay, I'm listening.

Reyes: There's a woman working at the Department of Justice, Shannon McMahon. I need her case files.

Assistant Director Follmer: You say that like it's something I can just do. But it's not.

Reyes: It's important to me.

Assistant Director Follmer: Important to you and to Agent Doggett in other words?

Reyes: You're on the wrong side of this fight, Brad, I can show you.

Assistant Director Follmer: Trust me, I had it illustrated by Mr Doggett himself in the Deputy Director's office today.

Reyes: Would you listen to me. Peoples lives are in danger here. He's being set up. We're being set up.

Assistant Director Follmer: By who? The Justice Department?

Reyes: That's why I need those files. I'd ask you to just do this for me, but he's a good man.

Assistant Director Follmer: He believe he's in the right?

Reyes: And you, you always are?

Reyes: Where's Shannon McMahon?

Doggett: She's back in my house. Why? What's this about?

Reyes: She's lying to you, she's not who you think.

Doggett: Where you getting this?

Reyes: Everywhere I look. She works for the Department of Justice, did you know that? I got a peak at her case files. Those two men she killed, they'd contacted her at the DoJ as whistleblowers.

Doggett: She said they conspired with the Government. They were part of the program.

Reyes: They were killed because they wanted to expose the program.

Doggett: Then why's she lying? Why come to me?

Reyes: Because there's still one man she still can't pinpoint, and she wants you to lead her to him.

Doggett: How? When I don't even know who the hell you're talking about.

Reyes: He's Captain of a Navy ship that spends twelve months of the year at sea. He had been in guarded contact with both dead men about a secret lab on that ship.

Doggett: Right now Shannon McMahon is the only sure thing we have in this investigation. If we cut out on her and go to this ship of yours, we risk coming out with both hands empty.

Scully: Agent Doggett, if this is true about this ship and about this lab, there may be answers there I can't risk not knowing.

Doggett: Where's this Captain supposed to be?

Reyes: We're supposed to meet him at a phone booth at 1:00am. It's ten to...

Scully: Somebody's already there. [There is a man near the payphone]

Doggett: Is he calling or meeting?

Reyes: I don't know, it wasn't clear.

Scully: He sees us.

Doggett: Hold up there! [The man continues to walk towards them] I said hold up there. This ain't no Captain...

Scully: Who is it?

Doggett: Knowle Rohrer. Run! Now! [Scully and Reyes run for cover] Freeze FBI. [Knowle Rohrer keeps coming, Doggett shoots, but the bullets make no impact. Doggett takes on the man and is losing when Shannon McMahon appears and decapitates Knowle Rohrer]

Shannon McMahon: You didn't trust me. [She helps Doggett up, but a bloodied hand thrusts through her abdomen. A headless Knowle Rohrer is standing behind her, before he and Shannon McMahon topple into the water]

Doggett: You see anybody?

Reyes: Nobody.

Scully: This can't be right.

Reyes: What happened to the Captain?

Scully: I think we found the Captain. [The Captain's head is on the walkway, his body is a little further along]

[Doggett finds a bomb with a convenient digital timer: Detonator Armed — 00:02:07]

Doggett: They're scuttling the ship. AGENT SCULLY! AGENT REYES!

[Monitors show human ova displayed on screen and there is monitoring equipment all over the lab]


Reyes: In here.

Doggett: Move out, we got to get out of here.

Reyes: You see what this is?

Doggett: Agent Scully we've got to go. The ship's going to blow, Agent Scully.

Scully: They're manipulating ova. Female eggs for transplantation. Look at these names. These are test subjects. [There are small bags of test samples]

Doggett: Grab her Monica, we've got less than a minute to get out of here.

Scully: Just give me a second.

Doggett: WE GOT NO TIME!

Scully: No let go, let me do this, okay. I just, I have to see if I'm here. My name, my baby's name —

Doggett: Do you want to see your baby again? We got no time, Dana. We'll find another way. [They run out of the lab and manage to get dockside before the bomb explodes]

Doggett: Deputy Director?

Deputy Director Kersh: My sources tell me you've wrapped up your investigation, John.

Doggett: I have my report ready, Sir, yes.

Deputy Director Kersh: How do I come out? [Doggett hands over the report] Super Soldiers, a Navy ship, a woman at the Department of Justice who drowned two men, all disappeared now, but which constitute a conspiracy like a cancer in the US Government. Not a mention of my name, John?

Doggett: No, Sir. I found nothing on you, nothing damning I can honestly include in my report, let me say. And 'cause I got nothing to lose, let me say that I know that your hands are dirty on this thing, Sir, filthy.

Deputy Director Kersh: That's why you're here? Take a last wild push before the bell.

Doggett: There's one thing I can't figure, and then I'll be on my way. Is why you slipped that obituary under my door?

Deputy Director Kersh: You think I did that?

Doggett: Over and over in my mind, it had to be you. You're the only one that had a reason.

Deputy Director Kersh: What's my reason?

Doggett: You tell me. Are you looking just to get me fired or to get me killed? [He throws his badge and gun on the desk]

Deputy Director Kersh: You ever hear of King George III?

Doggett: You answer my question!

Deputy Director Kersh: He was King of England when America declared Independence in 1776. King George III kept a diary. On July 4th 1776, he made an entry in it: Nothing important happened today.

Doggett: What the hell has that got to do with me?

Deputy Director Kersh: Revolutions start, things that change the world forever, and even kings can miss them if they're not paying attention.

Doggett: Are you saying that you left that obituary to help me? To help me find the things that I found? Nah, why would I believe that you'd help me?

Deputy Director Kersh: Agent Mulder believed me.

Doggett: Mulder? What the hell are you talking about? Mulder's long gone.

Deputy Director Kersh: Say I told Mulder that he would be killed if he stayed. The same people who threatened to kill me if I didn't go along. Would you believe that, John?

Doggett: No. Mulder wouldn't hear it, not from you, not from anybody.

Deputy Director Kersh: I said I told him to go. I didn't say I persuaded him.

Doggett: Holy god. It was Scully. Scully made him go. That's it isn't it?

Assistant Director Follmer: You want the basement? I heard you got a stay of execution. Congratulations.

Doggett: I'm sure you mean that.

Assistant Director Follmer: No, I'm sure the Deputy Director has you just where he wants you. Don't get me wrong, I'm a friend to the X-Files. Kind of a comfort having you down there, Mr Doggett.

[The lift stops, Assistant Director Follmer gets off as Reyes gets on]

Reyes: Hi.

Doggett: Just so long as you know where to reach us, Mr Follmer.