Sunday, November 8, 2009

Season 7, Episode 15: En Ami


A Virginia family is making the controversial decision to let God treat their 11-year-old son for his cancer, but the uproar ends when the boy is miraculously cured following a visit by a bright light and some Men in Black. Scully sees that he has apparently been given a neck implant. Cancer Man visits her and says that he's responsible for curing McPeck and was the one who tipped off the agents. He also says that he wants to give the cure to mankind, since he's now suffering from a terminal illness and wants to do something good for the world; he says the deal's off if Sully tells Mulder about the offer.

Scully hides a recording device on her bra and accompanies Cancer Man on a trip to obtain the cure, making an excuse to Mulder that there's a family emergency; they're tailed by a Syndicate assassin. Mulder checks with Scully's landlord and finds that she left with Cancer Man. Scully and Cancer Man make a brief stop at a 118-year-old woman who he's apparently been helping to survive. Scully mails a recording to Mulder, but it is intercepted by the assassin. The Lone Gunmen fail to find where Scully is, but they do discover that she's had e-mail conversations with someone code-named "Cobra," a defense employee working on a shadow project. They also find that someone hacked into the computer to pose as Scully in the conversations to win Cobra's trust.

Cancer Man takes Scully to Pennsylvania and sets up a meeting between her and Cobra. He also lets Scully know that the cure isn't just for cancer, but all human disease...and also that it's "largely extraterrestrial." Cancer Man meets briefly with the assassin, and Cobra sends a note directing Scully to go to a cove the next morning. He delivers a diskette to her, but is confused when he realizes that Scully is not the person he's been conversing with by e-mail. The assassin kills Cobra, but is stopped from killing Scully by Cancer Man. The diskette turns out to be empty, switched out by Cancer Man. Mulder thinks Scully's been conned, and she's shocked, telling Mulder that she saw some sincerity in him for once; back in Pennsylvania, Cancer Man tosses the actual diskette into a lake.

Episode Body Count

Cobra: shot by the Black-Haired Man.

The Black-Haired Man: shot by Cancer Man. A little confusing in that a "Black Haired Man" was also apparently killed in "The Beginning," but this one is played by a different actor and so is presumably a different person.

Humans: 2
Creatures: 0
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (154/202 episodes, 1/2 movies)

Humans: 1,707
Creatures: 114
Aliens: 62

Grand Total: 1,883

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