The X-files

2X06 Ascension

There is a message on Mulder's answer phone from Scully, the recording includes the sound of Scully being attacked. Mulder rushes to Scully's apartment only to find the police are already there. There are signs of a struggle, Mulder realises that Duane Barry has kidnapped her. Margaret Scully, Scully's mother arrives at the scene and she tells Mulder that she had a dream that her daughter had been taken. But Mulder re-assures her that he will find Scully. Assistant Director Skinner removes Mulder from the FBI investigation telling him he is too close to the case. However when a patrolman is killed by Duane Barry, video footage from his patrol car shows that Scully is still alive. From the route Duane Barry is taking and his description of the abduction site in the travel agents office Mulder concludes that he is heading for Skyland Mountain in Virginia. Mulder and Krycek travel to Skyland Mountain, they discover that Duane Barry has already driven up the mountain road. Mulder gets the operator to turn on the cable cars in an attempt to head Duane Barry off at the summit. However Krycek kills the operator and reverses the cable car, Mulder manages to reach the summit by leaping to another cable car, but he is too late to save Scully. Mulder arrests Duane Barry who claims that the aliens took Scully instead of him, before Mulder can question him further he dies in the presence of Krycek. Mulder attempts to bring charges against Krycek, but the FBI can find no trace of him.

Noteworthy Quote

X: "No one can help you now. Your channels of appeal and recourse are closed"

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Writer: Paul Brown
Director: Michael Lange

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Nicholas Lea Special Agent Alex Krycek
Steve Railsback Duane Barry
Sheila Larken Margaret Scully
Steven Williams X
Merideth Bain Woodward Doctor Ruth Slaughter
Peter Lacroix Dwight
Steve Makaj Patrolman
Robyn Douglass Video Technician
Bobby L Stewart Deputy

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