So far, there’s no sign of Tooms escaping through that small meal slot in his cell after the end of the last episode. In fact, Scully and Mulder seem to be over each case as soon as the episode ends. I suppose when you encounter eeriness all the time, the aftereffects don’t linger.
Speaking of eerie encounters, once again, it’s nighttime in a woodsy area, and people are sleeping outside of a trailer while one woman sleeps inside. Already, things are going wrong because when you have a place to sleep inside, that’s where you should be. I don’t get camping.
Anyway, the woman inside the trailer gets rocked, literally, as the trailer shakes so much that she falls out of bed and dishes fall out of the cupboard. The rocking stops, and she yells, “Kevin!” as she grabs the door and gets burned by it. When she gets it open, a little blonde boy—Kevin, I assume—yells, “Mom! Mom! Ruby’s gone!” That’s what happens when you sleep outside, see?
Over at FBI Headquarters, a higher up hands a file over to Scully that Mulder wants to investigate. He wants the bureau to assign a case to a tabloid headline, which is strange, “even for Mulder.” Because he’s spooky, remember?
The higher up hands Scully a second file. It’s about Mulder’s sister who disappeared 21 years ago when he was 12. He’s convinced she was abducted by aliens. The higher up thinks Mulder’s personal history clouds his judgment, and he causes friction in the bureau. Then he disallows the request even though he asks Scully her opinion and ignores it.
X-file: Ruby has disappeared in the same way Mulder’s sister disappeared — with bright lights.