The X-files

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As part of a serial killer investigation, Reyes stakes out an apartment building while Doggett and Assistant Director Follmer monitor from a van outside. The suspect, Lukesh enters the building but senses that something is wrong. As he leaves, Reyes follows him and is attacked. Moments later Doggett and AD Follmer find Reyes with her throat cut. Doggett chases down Lukesh, cornering him in a dead end alley, but suddenly he vanishes. Doggett moves in to the alley and Lukesh appears behind him. As Doggett turns Lukesh fires… Meanwhile an unharmed Reyes is unpacking boxes in her new apartment when Doggett arrives. Suddenly the phone rings, it is Assistant Director Skinner, informing her that Doggett has been shot. A confused Reyes turns to find that Doggett has vanished. Scully and AD Follmer meet Reyes at the hospital and take her to see a comatosed Doggett. Reyes is still confused having just seen him in her apartment. Scully tells Reyes about her own vision of her father at the moment of his death. The situation takes a twist when the ballistic results show that the bullets were fired from Reyes’ gun and a witness comes forward claiming to have seen her shoot Doggett, the witness is Lukesh. However further tests prove her gun had not been fired and AD Skinner's phone call places her 14 miles from the scene. Suspicion turns to Lukesh, especially when Doggett regains consciousness and gives his name. He is also surprised to see Reyes, having seen her throat cut by Lukesh. Leading Reyes to conclude that Lukesh is somehow able to transverse parallel universes and that Doggett must have followed him through. But how can they return things to normal?

Noteworthy Quote

Reyes to Lukesh: "How do you do it? You know what I'm talking about, don't you? There's this world and there's the world where you live out your sick fantasies. When did it start? Was it after your breakdown in '95? All that anger. It's buttoned up so tight it had nowhere else to go. It had to get released. Not here, but in a world just like this one."

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Writer: Steven Maeda
Director: Tony Wharmby

Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Cary Elwes Assistant Director Follmer
Dylan Haggerty Erwin Timothy Lukesh
Angela Paton Mrs Lukesh
Gil Colon Agent Rice
Ming Lo Dr Kim

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