Official Site: The mythology-laced episode numbered 8X11
follows Doggett's intensive pursuit into the truth behind Mulder's
disappearance. He gets a helping hand from Skinner and the Lone
Gunmen. "The Gift," written by Frank Spotnitz, tracks a
mysterious creature with unique capabilities in Squamash,
Pennsylvania. The episode, directed by Kim Manners, is scheduled to
air on Sunday, Feb. 4th.
From Bearberg on
The Haven: The teaser for EP 11 starts out with a MAN shooting
at a monster in a house. The camera does not show the face of the
MAN. The MAN returns to his car, and it turns out that it is MULDER!
According to the script "tears shine in his eyes".
This is a flashback
to last year. Apparently the trips to Raliegh [mentioned in Within]
were actually trips to PA, where Mulder was investigating an Indian
folk legend [the soul eater]. Scully is not in the EP very much. She
is apparently bed ridden. There is no more info on that though.
Skinner go to investigate "the monster". The Sheriff tells
them that Mulder was there last year, and that he [Mulder] was a
nutcase. That he [Mulder] believed an ancient Indian Legend [the
monster of the week] ate a woman. Doggett & Skinner then proceed
to go after the "monster" while the whole town seems to be
keeping something from them.
In one scene the
"monster" vomits up a "new" person.
From Autumn T:
This is the episode that seems to explain the car rental receipts,
and they were not for Raleigh. Scully, is for some reason laid up in
bed, and Doggett is sent out to investigate a investigation of an
Indian folk lore soul eater beast that it appears Mulder was working
on in the spring. Mulder does appear in this episode in flashbacks
to what he was doing during that trip. Skinner is featured
prominently in this episode as well. At this time the whole episode
is not yet written.
From what is written, and that is an early draft, it does seem this
episode brings back Doggett's promise to Scully to find Mulder,
whether he's successful or not is unknown at this time. Through the
course of what is written it is not crystal clear, but it seems
Doggett believes Mulder shot (and killed?) a transient, soul eater,
in May 2000. It also seems that if he did so, he did so to protect
someone. There are flashbacks of Mulder written, one is of Mulder
questioning Marie and Paul Hangemuhl. Marie had gone missing for a
few days and Mulder tries to figure it out. Doggett questions both
in 'real time' as well. Sheriff Frey is also present in both
flashback and 'real time'. At one point the Sheriff says his first
name is 'Kurt', I'd imagine this is no reference to the 'Kurts'-however
I have not seen enough to know. None of the episode that I have
information on contains Scully or any scene with Mulder and Scully
in 'real time' or flashback. Skinner is featured in this episode-and
it seems he may lie to Doggett, though the reason is unknown at this
time. It is also interesting to note that it seems Mulder didn't
mention this case in any of his files.
There are a few
interesting scenes with a character named "Woman." At her
house, Doggett discovers another character he believed had been
killed by the soul-eater (the same character that Mulder apparently
believed had been killed by the soul-eater in May 2000, but who was
alive -- although very ill -- when Doggett first arrived to
investigate). Doggett takes that character, Marie Hangemuehl, to the
hospital where he meets up with Skinner, who had gone to look for
the soul-eater. Doggett asks Skinner about the soul-eater, and
Skinner tells him it wasn't there. Doggett can't believe it, and
then the script says that "as Skinner leaves, Doggett sees
something that makes him realize Skinner knows exactly where the
creature is -- Skinner is lying to him too.
(Question and Answers): In one of the scenes, Doggett is shot in
the back by the local sheriff - he may or maynot be dead. All Mulder
scenes are in a flashback. The Beastman possesses this 'gift' to
heal people. Its possible he may heal Doggett.
mentioned. Doggett and Skinner reference him. Doggett is saying if
Mulder isn't the kind of guy to do this...out and out blood
shed...then he must have had a reason. Doggett is trying to keep
Mulder's reputation and character intact will still trying to figure
out what was going on...both in the present and with Mulder shooting
The mob wants the
Beast!Man....they say they have many sick people. I'm inferring his
"Gift" is one of healing. Why else would they want him?
Doggett feels they treat him as a creature...not as a human. He
wants to take him out