Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon
, with fellow agent Jack
Willis, shoots a bank robber
but Willis, Scully's former boyfriend
, is seriously wounded
by the robber. The doctors revive
Willis after he'd been flatlining for 13 mins and Dupre, the robber, dies.
When Willis wakes, he is no longer Willis but has Dupre's consciousness
within his body
. He goes to the morgue
where he finds "his" body and removes the wedding ring
. We see the tattoo
from Dupre's arm has now appeared on Willis's.
notices Willis's strange behavior and gets Willis to sign a birthday card
for Scully, even though he and Scully share the same birthday, which is months away. Scully maintains that the forgetting of his and her birthday, and the different signature, are only signs of post-traumatic stress
Willis says he has found Dupre's girlfriend
, Lula, and Scully goes with him. They catch Lula but Willis captures Scully and proves to Lula that he is actually Dupre.
Willis/Dupre falls faint
because Willis is diabetic
and needs insulin
. Lula stops Scully from administering to him and calls the FBI
asking $1 million ransom
The FBI find Scully's location and prepare to enter the house. Talking, to Scully, Willis transforms between personalities as Scully tries to keep him conscious
. WIllis gets Lula's gun
and kills her then dies himself. The tattoo fades slowly from his arm.
Scully later finds that Willis's watch
had stopped at the exact time he went into cardiac arrest the day of the shooting.
Mulder -- "Two men died in that crash room, Scully. One man came back. The question is … which one?"
Scully -- "We dated … for almost a year. He was my instructor
at the academy
Mulder -- "The plot
Mulder (on phone) -- "We don’t deal unless we know Scully is alive."
Lula (on phone) -- "She’s alive. She’s not happy, but she’s alive
Mulder (on phone, threatening) -- "You listen to me --- you lay one hand on Scully, and so help me, God ----"
Agent Bruskin -- "All right, people, settle down and grab a seat
. Mulder says he’s got something."
Agent Westin -- "What? An alien virus
or new information on the Kennedy assassination
Agent Bruskin -- "Hey, Mulder’s all right. You should pay attention. You might learn something from the man."
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