Recap / The X-Files S02 E06 "Ascension"

Mulder races to rescue Scully, who has been kidnapped by Duane Barry, but is too late to prevent her disappearing, apparently abducted by aliens. Mulder realizes that Krycek is working for the CSM. Skinner officially re-opens the X-Files.


  • Banging for Help: Scully tries to gain attention by banging when she's Bound and Gagged in the trunk of Duane Barry's car. The cop who stopped the car got distracted.. and he got also killed, poor guy.
  • Berserk Button: Mulder goes a little crazy upon seeing that scrap of Scully's bloodied hair.
  • Downer Ending: The only thing saving it from being completely depressing is Mulder getting back the X-Files, but that's of little comfort to him in the final scene.