The X-files

7X17 All Things

Scully joins Mulder for lunch in the X-files basement office, he shows her slides of crop circle formations, however Scully seems uninterested and opts out of travelling with Mulder to the UK to investigate. Scully goes to the Washington National hospital to pick up a medical chart, however she is handed the wrong chart, it is marked D. Waterston. Scully asks the nurse if the chart belongs to a Dr Daniel Waterston, which it does. Scully speaks to his doctor who explains he was brought in suffering from chest pains. Scully is surprised to hear that he mentioned her name. She leaves the hospital before Daniel regains consciousness but later receives a phone call from his daughter Maggie saying that he wants to see her. Scully returns to the hospital, Maggie is not happy and leaves the room, Daniel however is pleased to see her, they have a history, they used to be lovers. Scully fearful of causing the break up of his family left to joined the FBI. However Daniel's marriage broke down anyway shortly after Scully left, he even moved to Washington in hope of getting back together with her. Later she goes to see Colleen Azar to get some crop circle research for Mulder, and ends up talking about Daniel. Colleen, an advocate of faith healing, tells her how shame and guilt can cause illness. Back at the hospital Scully tells Daniel that she is not the same person who fell in love with him, and that he has to face up to the pain he has caused his daughter, it is the only way he will get well.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "Time passes in moments ... moments which, rushing past define the path of a life just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen, to consider whether the path we take in life is our own making or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed. But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, seeing those choices, choose another path?"

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Writer: Gillian Anderson
Director: Gillian Anderson

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

Guest Cast:
Nicolas Survoy Dr Daniel Waterston
Colleen Flynn Colleen Azar/Red-Headed Woman
Stacy Haiduk Maggie Waterston
Stephen Hornyak Dr Kopeikan
Victoria Faerber Woman with Hat/Nurse #1
Carol Banker Carol
Elayn Taylor Nurse #2
Cheryl White Nurse #3
Scott Vance Healer

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