Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of Scully's former Quantico students, an extremely bright FBI rookie named Hayes (James Poe), has an amazing gift for profiling. Hayes not only provides Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Reyes (Annabeth Gish) with several valuable leads on a mysterious serial killer, but also insists that the culprit is the same man who murdered Doggett's son. Remembering that her ex-student was something of an obsessive-compulsive, Scully begins to wonder if Hayes knows a bit too much for his own good. "Release" originally aired on May 5, 2002.