Just why the #@!& is Mulder still alive, anyway? Would Scully really do it all again? I wonder.
This could be considered a continuation of the world created in "Lesser Evils", but the two stories are not explicitly linked. If you're going to read both, it's best to read them in order.
Hannah/Syn has Scully hit Mulder where it hurts the most in this one. Multiple hearts are ripped out with almost surgical precision, but she also knows how to make us whole again. 🙂