Recap / The X-Files S05 E07 "Emily"


  • Call Back: Scully's infertility is brought up again.
  • Mercy Kill: Scully tells Mulder that Emily doesn't deserve to live as a test subject or tool for the villains. As a result, Mulder doesn't tell Scully about the medicine he stole.
  • Myth Arc
  • Oh, Crap!: Downplayed. Scully and Mulder talk about how, even though she's dead, Emily is still evidence that the villains' scheme exists. Scully then goes to Emily's coffin and opens it, to find nothing but sand.
  • Shaggy Dog Story: Mulder threatens Emily's doctor and tails him to a secret laboratory so he can steal medicine for Emily. He makes it out with the medicine, but ultimately decides to let Emily die.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Played With. Mulder deduces that the bad guys who killed Emily's adoptive parents need Emily alive for their experiments.