One of the constants of this show is Mulder and Scully’s fear that their connection will be used against them—but it also saves their lives. She has a key to his place, she figures out his password (I love how genuinely confused and defeated she looks when it’s not Spooky), and she knows his alias on the flight manifest, so she’s able to sneak her way to him and keep the FBI off her tail. It’s not that the FBI isn’t a threat; it’s just that Mulder and Scully are better. Or, symbolically: The observatory might be shuttered, but the equipment is picking up aliens anyway. You can’t throw a plastic cover over Mulder and Scully’s work and lock it away. They’re too human and too curious, and they give each other new reasons to keep going when one of them starts to lose hope.