(part 2 of 2)
John Shiban, Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz
The conclusion to the two parter, starting with Christmas Carol
. In Christmas Carol, Scully has learned that she is the biological mother of Emily, who is sick. Mulder
and Scully search for the cure for Emily's illness while Scully
struggles with personal feelings.
In a amazing dream, Scully walks through a sandstorm
recounting her thoughts. She finds her gold cross necklace
on the sand and dissolves into sand herself.
Mulder goes to San Diego
the the Children's Center to visit Scully who is keeping an eye on Emily
. Scully is attempting to gain custody
of Emily and wants Mulder as a witness. Mulder has discoverd, through the help of Frohike, that Emily's mother is Anna Fugazzi
, a slang term
Mulder warns Scully that the men behind the conspiracy
will do anything to protect Emily, which may jeopardize
Scully's custody. At the custody hearing, Mulder talks about Scully's past disappearance
saying that Emily was conceived through a scientific experiment and that Emily is still Scully's daughter
Scully gets another mysterious
phone call which is traced to the Children's Center. Mulder and Scully rush there and find Emily very sick with a cyst on the back of her neck. A doctor attempts to do a biopsy on the cyst
but it suddenly oozes a green
, blubbling fluid that produces fumes
that overwhelmes the doctor.
Emily's previous doctor
refuses to transfer her medical records
to the Children's Center and Mulder physically assaults
him, warning him that he has to produce the reacods.
Mulder follows the doctor to a house where the doctor is killed by two men in dark suits using an alien gimlet
. They assume his appearence. One of them men goes to the Center and injects Emily with a greenish fluid
. Scully chases him through the hospital
but he morphs
into a stranger and she looses sight of him. Mulder feels that the fluid will not do Emily harm because the conspirators want to keep her alive and well, but he does not know why.
Mulder finds his way into a Retirement Home and discovers that elderly women
including Anna Fugazzi were all given hormone injections
and that they all gave birth a few years ago.
Emily's condition is worsening and she continues to undergo tests and therapy. Mulder discovers cylinders
containing live human embryos floating in a greenish fluid
and takes some samples
. Leaving the building, Mulder is stopped by a detective who takes the samples from him. One of the morphing men appears. Mulder snatches the samples back and yells at the detective not to fire at the man. The detective shoots the man still and is overcome by fumes that come from greenish fluid oozing from the wound. The man morphs into the detective
Emily slips into a coma
and dies. At the funeral, Scully says that there is still evidence of what the men did to her. She lifts the casket led but only finds sandbags, one that has broken and spilled. She finds her gold necklace
lying on the sand.
Scully -- "It begins where it ends... In nothingness
. A nightmare born from deepest fears
, coming to me unguarded
. Whispering images unlocked from time and distance. A soul unbound
- touched by others but never held. On a course charted by some unseen hand. The journey
ahead promising no more than my past reflecting back upon me. Until at last, I reach the end. Facing a truth I can no longer deny. Alone
, as ever."
Scully -- "She's gone into a coma
. I'm okay
, Mulder. It's what's meant to be."
Mulder -- "But if you could treat her..."
Scully -- "I wouldn't
. I wouldn't do it to her."
Mulder -- "Are you sure?"
Scully -- "Mulder, whoever brought this child into this world... didn't intend to love
Mulder -- "I think she was born to... serve an agenda
Scully -- "I have a chance to stop that. You were right
. This child... was not meant to be."
Mulder -- "All right. I'll stay with you
Scully -- "I think I'd like to be alone
Scully -- "Who are the men who would create a life whose only hope was to die
Mulder -- "I don't know. But that you found
her... and you had a chance to love her... then, maybe she was meant for that too."
Scully -- "She found me."
Mulder -- "So you could save
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