Young at Heart
Scott Kaufer and Chris Carter
Agent Reggie Purdue calls Mulder
, his former partner, to the scene of a jewelry store robbery
. There was a note left that says "Fox
can't guard the chicken coop
." Mulder recognizes this note as written by John Barnett, whom Mulder had helped convict years before.
Records show that Barnett had died four years ago in prison but the handwriting
on the note is an exact match. Mulder finds anther note, reading "A hunted Fox eventually dies." Mulder is sure that it is Barnett who then calls him, so he calls Perdue who is strangled by Barnett. A note is left at the crime scene reading "Funeral first for Fox's friends -- then for Fox."
Mulder and Scully
investigate into Dr. Ridley, who had pronounced Barnett dead. They find that he had had his license revoked
and was experimenting
with reversing the aging process.
Ridley talks to Scully saying that Barnett is his last surviving patient and that the government financed
Mulder meets with Deep Throat
and learns that the government is bargaining with Barnett to obtain Ridley's resarch. Barnett later calls Mulder saying that he's going to kill Mulder's friends
At home, Scully finds Barnett's fingerprints
on her answering machine
. Realizing that Barnett now knows that she will be attending a cello recital
(from the message), agents stake him out at the concert
Scully is shot by Barnett but survives with a bulletproof vest
. Mulder chases him down the hall where Barnett takes a hostage. Mulder shoots and kills him and the government vainly tries to save him to find the missing research.
Scully -- "You did the right thing, Mulder."
Mulder -- "Did I? Steve
Wallenberg had a wife and two kids. One of his boys is an all-star on his football
team now. If I had
pulled the trigger
two seconds earlier and Wallenberg would be here to see his kid play. Instead, I got some dead man robbing jewelry
stores and sending me haikus
Purdue -- "Yeah, well, maybe you ought to hear it again. You let a lot of people down here in the bureau
. They had
big plans for you. A lot of people are saying that "Spooky
" Mulder has become an embarrassment
, a liability
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