The X-Files are no more. Shut down by the FBI, Scully and Mulder have been reassigned. New supernatural events prove that the X-Files investigations are a necessity and Walter Skinner restores them but with a new team, Fox Mulder and Alex Krycek. Mental patient and alien abductee Duane Barry kidnaps Scully and takes her to a mountain where she disappears. Krycek murders Barry. He works for the Cigarette Smoking Man and disappears with his true loyalties revealed. Scully is returned on the edge of death and Mulder faces a critical choice, seek to ambush members of the conspiracy with the help of his new source Mr. X or stay by Scully's bedside. He chooses Scully. Scully recovers and rejoins Mulder on the X-Files.