The X-Files

Season 8 Episode 14

This Is Not Happening (1)

1
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 25, 2001 on FOX

Episode Recap

When Teresa Hoese, the woman Scully & Mulder met the previous spring in Oregon just before Mulder was abducted, is found in a desert, returned from testing done on her by aliens, Doggett alerts Scully that this could have something to do with Mulder and his whereabouts. Skinner joins them and they travel to the hospital where Teresa is, clinging to life by a thread, and Scully realizes that this is exactly what's going on with Mulder. The agents catch up with Richie Szalay, who found Teresa Hoese and was looking for his friend, and talk to him. Richie says that the area has been heavily covered with UFO activity and thought he might find his friend here but instead found Teresa. Meanwhile, Jeremiah Smith is back with his friend, Absalom, who believes in the coming alien apocalypse. Jeremiah has been taking the returned abductees and secretly healing all their wounds so that they wouldn't die. Being a shapeshifter, Jeremiah walked into the hospital that Teresa Hoese was in and posed as her doctor, transferring her out to his place in the woods so that he might heal her, too. That night, Scully goes to talk to Skinner about how she's afraid that they're going to find Mulder like Teresa, near death or already dead. Skinner says they'll find him alive. The next day, Doggett calls Scully and Skinner out to a field to get another point of view from an FBI agent from New Orleans that worked on his son's murder case with him. Her name is Monica Reyes and she specializes in ritualistic crimes and religious cults. Monica thinks that Mulder may have joined some sort of UFO cult but Scully disagrees. That night, Reyes is driving back when she spots a UFO. She gets out, only to stumble onto the body of Richie's friend. With evidence, Scully, Skinner, Doggett, and Reyes storm the house of Jeremiah Smith, Absalom, and all the abductees that have been healed, looking for Mulder. Scully interviews Jeremiah, asking about Mulder, and Jeremiah says that he was trying to help Mulder when the FBI came storming in. Before she could do anything, Skinner pulls Scully out of the room to tell her that they found Mulder. They rush out to the field where people are standing over the lifeless body of Fox Mulder. Seeing that Mulder is dead, Scully rushes back to get Jeremiah to help but before she reaches the house, Jeremiah is abducted...
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