The X-files

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With Scully preparing for the birth of her child, Mrs Scully hires a nurse to help her, however Lizzy Gill seems to have another agenda, beginning with replacing her pills. Mulder turns up at Doggett's apartment, although no longer an FBI agent, he is interested in a fire at Zeus Genetics, believing someone is trying to cover up the work being done there. Doggett sends Agent Crane to the scene, who determines that Dr Lev is missing. Mulder and Doggett visit his partner Dr Parenti, Scully's old obstetrician, they surprise him in his office examining rows of abnormal foetuses specimens. Mulder accuses him of experimenting with alien embryos. When Lizzy Gill leaves Scully’s apartment she is picked up by Duffy Haskell, who had previous contacted Mulder and Scully in regards to a conspiracy surrounding implanting alien foetuses into abducted women. Mulder and Doggett return to Dr Parenti's office only to find him dead, Mulder is attacked by Billy Miles, who Doggett manages to shot, but it has no affect. Later Mulder explains that Billy is an alien replacement, the outcome of his recent abduction. Scully's treatment of Mulder saved him from the same fate. Mulder fears for Scully and her unborn child and persuades her to leave her apartment. When the lights go off in her building, Mulder rushes Scully to the car, however they are hemmed in and unable to drive away. As Billy Miles approaches, he is knocked down by a car driven by Alex Krycek. Doggett arranges for Agent Reyes to take Scully away from Washington so that he, Mulder, Assistant Director Skinner and Krycek can determine why the aliens are so interested in Scully’s baby. Part One

Noteworthy Quote

Assistant Director Skinner: "What do they want?"

Krycek: "They want to knock out any and all attempts by us to survive the final days, when they come back to retake the planet."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Nicholas Lea Alex Krycek
Sheila Larken Mrs Scully
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes
Kirk BR Woller Special Agent Gene Crane
Zachary Ansley Billy Miles
Jay Acovone Duffy Haskell
Frances Fisher Lizzy Gill
David Purdham Dr Lev
Steven Anderson Dr James Parenti
Denise Crosby Dr Speake
Arlene Pileggi 1st Woman Party-Goer
Karon Kearney 2nd Woman Party-Goer

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