“We live in a darkness of our own making, blind to a habitant world all but unseen by us. A world of beings traveling through time and space imaginable to us only as flights of fancy. Who are these beings we dare to imagine but fear to accept? What dark goes on inside their impossible machines, cloaked from us by invisible forces? If they know our secrets, why can’t we know theirs?” — Dana Scully
The search for Mulder continues as an alien bounty hunter causes trouble, only for Doggett and Scully to end up becoming partners on the X-Files.
Radhika: And so continues the story of Scully’s search for Mulder in part two of a very sad, angry and paranoid set of episodes. This is the episode where Scully, Skinner and the audience need to accept that things really have changed in X-Files land and that things might not be terribly great for some time. And it’s something I still watch with a twinge of sadness, even though I lived through this trauma more than a decade ago.
Where we last left off, it looked like Doggett had cornered Mulder — but in this episode, we learn that it’s not actually Mulder, just an Alien Bounty Hunter trying to track down wunderkind Gibson Praise, who has been hiding out at a school for the deaf. The Bounty Hunter eventually takes on the guise of Scully as well, causing some real havoc when he attacks another FBI agent. Continue reading