The X-files

2X08 One Breath

Scully appears in the Georgetown Medical Centre, Washington without any explanation for her condition. She is unconscious and on life support in a critical condition. Mulder feels helpless as her mother Margaret and sister Melissa make decisions about her condition, as a doctor Scully had specific criteria for the termination of life support, her living will which Mulder witnessed states she would not want to live in her current condition. Frohike from The Lone Gunman visits the hospital and steals Scully's medical chart. The Lone Gunman study the chart and inform Mulder that Scully's blood is contaminated with redundant DNA the result of genetic experimentation, the outlook is not good. Mulder sees a man taking a vial of Scully's blood from the hospital and chases him. In the basement car park he fights with the man before X emerges from the shadows and kills the man. X warns Mulder to desist from his investigation of the people responsible for Scully's condition. Scully's family honour her wishes and terminate the life support keeping her alive. Mulder visits Assistant Director Skinner and demands the mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man's address, who he believes to be responsible. Mulder visits the Cigarette Smoking Man and pulls a gun on him. But Mulder realises killing him will not help Scully and will only make Mulder more like the shadowy men who work against him. Later he receives a phone call informing him that Scully has regained consciousness.

Noteworthy Quote

The Cigarette Smoking Man: "I told Skinner you shot the man in the hospital, but I didn't really believe it. And here you are with a gun to my head, I have more respect for you Mulder, your becoming a Player"

X: "You want to see what it takes to find the truth agent Mulder, you want to know the things I know"

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Writer: Glen Morgan
James Wong
Director: R W Goodwin

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
Steven Williams X
Sheila Larken Margaret Scully
Melinda Mcgraw Melissa Scully
Tom Braidwood Frohike
Dean Haglund Langly
Bruce Harwood Byers
Jay Brazeau Doctor Daly
Nicola Cavendish Nurse Owens
Don Davis Captain William Scully
Lorena Gale Nurse Wilkins
Ryan Michael Overcoat Man
Tegan Moss Young Dana Scully

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