Scully is out of the FBI and now works as a physician at a Catholic hospital. One of her patients is a young boy named Christian, who is suffering with symptoms similar to Sandhoff disease. FBI Agent Moseley Drummy (Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner) approaches Scully and asks her to give a message to Mulder – who has been in hiding since the last finale of the original series back in 2002 – that several women, including an FBI Agent, have disappeared in Virginia. Also if Mulder co-operates, they will call off the manhunt. Scully eventually agrees and convinces a reluctant Mulder.
At the FBI Headquarters, Agent Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet) has requested Mulder’s help and expertise with X-Files cases, to help find the missing women. The FBI were previously led to a severed arm by Father Joseph Fitzpatrick Crissman (Billy Connolly.) He has been revoked of his priesthood due to the molestation of thirty seven altar boys and because of this, he claims that the visions he receives are from God, who is punishing him for his crimes.
Another woman leaves an indoor swimming pool and drives home, but is run off the road and abducted by Janke Dacyshyn (Callum Keith Rennie). Father Joe is asked to help use his ‘psychic ability’ to locate the next abducted woman. After an extensive search throughout the night in a snow covered field, Father Joe leads the FBI to a disturbing burial ground of people and body parts, in the ice under the snow. After analysing the body parts and locating the car of the latest victim, all the evidence points to Dacyshyn, an organ transporter in Richmond, Virginia and his husband Franz Tomczeszyn (Fagin Woodcock,) who were among the altar boys Father Joe sexually abused.
The FBI conduct a raid on the facility where Dacyshyn works. Unnoticed by the agents in the building, he quietly makes an exit. When he leaves the building and notices Mulder and Whitney outside, he drops the cooler bag containing the missing agent’s – Special Agent Monica Bannan (Xantha Radley) – severed head, and fleas the scene. Mulder and Whitney give chase to a construction site where she is killed soon thereafter.
Scully then asks Father Joe if Bannan if still alive. Unaware of what’s been recovered, he says that she is because feels that she is. Discouraged by his answer yet determined to continue, Mulder wants to investigate further. He takes Scully’s car to a feed store near where the abductions took place as an animal tranquiliser, acepromazine, was found with the analysis of the body parts. Mulder hides as Dacyshyn comes into the store to pick up the tranquiliser. Mulder follows him but gets run off the road.
Barely surviving the crash, Mulder follows the tracks left in the snow from the abandoned truck by Dacyshyn, to a small compound in a former barn. When Mulder enters and kills one of their experiments – a two headed guard dog – Dacyshyn is alerted and follows a trail of blood leading away from the dead dog.
The compound is being used by an Eastern European medical team to conduct illegal experiments, murdering people and stealing their organs, which has been happening for years. The field where Father Joe had lead the FBI to the dismembered body parts, was later thought to be a dumping ground to store the bodies and limbs they would later experiment on.
Mulder enters one of the buildings and learn that the medical team have been using the organs in an attempt to keep Dacyshyn’s husband Tomczeszyn alive. He notices the second woman that was abducted, in a tub of ice and they attempt putting Tomczeszyn’s head on her body. As Mulder tries to save her, a doctor injects him from behind with the tranquiliser and is taken outside by Dacyshyn to be executed.
Scully, with the help of Skinner, is able to triangulate his phone’s location and Scully saves Mulder, incapacitating Dacyshyn, while Skinner arrests the medical team before the young woman can be decapitated.
Later at home, Scully tells Mulder that Father Joe is dead and he draws a conclusion that it happened at the exact same moment the life support machine was turned off to Tomczeszyn’s severed head. Mulder then surmises that both men’s fates were linked by more than just visions.
The film then ends as Scully is about to perform her last gene therapy surgery on her patient from the beginning of the film Christian, as she looks down at him and smiles.
Although this is now all the overviews done and dusted, nine seasons and two films worth, tomorrow there will be an additional blog which will be a lot shorter than the overviews I’ve written. I hoped you’ve enjoyed them and will continue to read future blogs pertaining to The X Files.