Deputy Director Kersh organizes a taskforce to hunt for Mulder, assigning Agent John Doggett to lead it.
- The Bus Came Back:
- Former AD Kersh, now Skinner's superior.
- Gibson Praise.
- Catapult Nightmare: Scully, after dreaming about Mulder.
- Cradle of Loneliness: Mulder is missing, probably abducted by aliens, and Scully goes to his apartment. She notices his blue shirts lying on the bed. She takes one and lies down on the bed, cradling the shirt in her arms.
- Food Slap: Scully tosses a cup of water into Agent Doggett's face.
- Leitmotif: "Scully's Theme" first shows up in this episode and is used several more times throughout season 8.