The X-files

8X19 Alone

Gary Sacks nurses his sick father Arlen in Ellicot, New York. As he prepares a meal he hears the heart monitor flat line. When he reaches his fatherís room he finds the bed empty, he hears a hissing sound and is sprayed with some kind of venom. With Scully away on maternity leave Doggett is assigned a temporary partner, agent Leyla Harrison, she is a great fan of Mulder and Scullyís work and is very excited to be investigating an actual X-file. But her enthusiasm gets the better of her and conflicts with Dogget's investigation techniques, immediately offering a paranormal explanation when they discover evidence of slime at the crime scene. Doggett checks out a deserted mansion near the Sackís house, he hears gun shots from outside and finds Harrison missing. As he searches for her, he falls through a trap door in to an underground room. Assistant Director Skinner leads a team of agents in the search for Doggett, when Scully hears he is missing she returns to work to help. She performs Arlen Sackís autopsy and discovers the venom is of reptile origin. Mulder is worried about Scully working in her condition and steps in to conduct his own investigation. Mulder arriving at the crime scene searches in the woods. He stumbles upon the mansion but the owner Herman Stites denies any knowledge of a reptile. Scully calls Mulder to warn him that AD Skinner is angry that he is tampering with a federal investigation. Mulder informs Scully that they are looking for a man not a reptile and that he is suspicious of Stites. And for good reason it turns out when Scully discovers that Stites has been working on creating a new species of reptile.

Noteworthy Quote

Agent Leyla Harrison: "I know the X-files Agent Doggett, inside and out. Other people don't even want to admit these questions exist, but you face them every day."

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Writer: Frank Spotnitz
Director: Frank Spotnitz

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Walter Skinner
Jolie Jenkins Agent Harrison
Jay Caputo Salamander Man
Tony Ketcham Gary Sacks
Zach Grenier Herman Stites
James Otis Arlen Sacks
Lisa Kaseman Pathology Assistant

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