Special Agent John Doggett
Special Agent Dana Scully
During the final scene where Billy's father is standing up from the grave with a look of utter despair on his face, you can see a police officer in the background laughing with his colleague. Fairly inappropriate for a time like this, and surely not intended to be visible in the final edit.
When Josh is reaching into the horse trailer to pet the pony, Cal grabs his hands and holds him from inside the trailer. How exactly then does Cal complete the abduction? At some point he has to get Josh in the hidden compartment in the trailer's floor, but he would have to let him go to then exit the trailer to grab him. Josh could then simply run away. Even if he somehow tied his hands to the inside of the trailer and walked around to him, he then has a, one would assume, screaming boy hanging on the outside of his trailer.
Doggett: I don't believe it.
Scully: Okay, the clothes, the age and condition of the bones, the location of the grave. There is no doubt that that is Billy Underwood's skeleton that is in that grave.
Doggett: We spent time with this boy. Doctors took Billy's blood. You examined him yourself. Now, I can't accept it. I can't believe we're asking them to.
Scully: I know, but the forensic evidence is going to come out, and what then? What if I'm right?
Doggett: Well, what then, Agent Scully? What we do? We move on, let it go, case closed?
Scully: Look, I know where you are with this. I have been there. I know what you're feeling-- that you've failed and that you have to explain this somehow. And maybe you can.
Doggett: Not if that's Billy's body, I can't.
Scully: But maybe that's explanation enough. That that's not Billy's brother lying in that grave, too. That that man who did this is never going to be able to do it again. Isn't that what you wanted, Agent Doggett?
Doggett: Agent Scully, don't ask me to believe that this is some kind of justice from beyond the grave.
Scully: All I'm saying is that maybe you succeeded... whether you're willing to see that or not.
Scully: Well, they've got her stabilized and it looks like she's going to be okay... if you're at all curious about her condition.
Doggett: I'd be more curious if I believed it.
Scully: Believed what?
Doggett: The act.
Scully: You think that was an act?
Doggett: It's pretty standard fare, isn't it? Float a few choice revelations, as if they came from on high, roll around on the floor.
Scully: You saw that symbol appear on her forehead.
Doggett: It's a damn good trick. Don't ask me how she does it.
Ronnie: You're a trip, man. You know that?
Doggett: This has nothing to do with you being stoned or violating your probation. All I'm asking is that we go see Billy. See what he says.
Ronnie: See what he says where?
Doggett: Where? Wherever. Wherever you want. I'll make sure he's there.
Ronnie: You're not making sense, Dude. Just leave me alone.
Scully: These are juvenile records. These are sealed by the court, Agent Doggett. We're not supposed to have these.
Doggett: And we're at a stand still here.
Scully: Yeah, and you're breaking the law.
Doggett: Look, I want to catch this guy, Agent Scully, whatever it takes.
Scully: There are X-File cases that describe similar paranormal findings. Alien abductees who came back with anomalous medical stats.
Doggett: You know, these words: "Anomalous," "supernatural," "paranormal..." They purport to explain something by not explaining it. It's lazy.
Scully: I'm not saying that I can explain it, Agent Doggett, but this is definitely not normal.
Scully: You going to sleep here, too?
Doggett: What time is it?
Scully: I spoke with the doctors who treated Billy. I looked at his charts.
Doggett: And what, did you find something?
Scully: Yes and no. What showed up is that Billy is the same boy who was taken ten years ago.
Doggett: We know that.
Scully: No. I mean the –same- boy. He has no cavities. He has no tooth decay. He still has four baby teeth that he's never lost. He had a routine blood test six weeks before he disappeared in 1990. His cell counts, his enzymes, his hormone levels, they are all exactly the same as they were ten years ago.
Doggett: Now how can that be possible?
Scully: It's medically impossible.
Scully: You are ignoring the fact that he is still seven years old.
Doggett: Failure to thrive. Isn-isn't that the term? I mean, aren't there diseases that delay puberty and so on?
Scully: I told you... he's not sick.
Doggett: Good. Then he can talk.
Scully: You think this is a game?
Doggett: A serious game; one we have to win.
Scully: Have you really worked kid cases before, Agent Doggett? Child abductions?
Doggett: I worked the child abduction task force. I know the horror stories, but this kid can help us.
Scully: This isn't just a horror story. This is a biological impossibility.
Doggett: Well, that's your area of expertise. I just want to put the person who did this out of business. Billy just didn't show up. He got away or was let go. And if he can talk, he can tell us by who. Or he can look at photos in the files and point to the man who did this so this doesn't happen to some other little boy.
Scully: Well, what we've got here is a... uh... healthy 7 year old boy, who was born 17 years ago
The symbol found on the knife, the one Billy was drawing on the paper, the mark which appeared on the forehead of the psychic, and the symbol on the horse trailer, all appear to be of the 'horse-run' shown at the end of the episode, at the start of the scene where the FBI agents are arriving at the trailer to find Billy's brother.
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