This page is for those of you that do not watch the X-Files
are interested in becoming a X-Phile.
I will put up information on every single episode made to date.
I hope you enjoy it.
THE X-FILES "Pilot"
Original Air Date: 09/10/93
Special Agent Dana Scully, a medical doctor and instructor at the FBI Academy
in Virginia, receives instructions to report to Chief Scott Blevins in Washington.
Blevins assigns Scully to investigate--and debunk--an unassigned project dubbed
"The X-Files," a burial ground for mysterious, unsolved FBI cases linked to the
Scully is instructed to contact Fox Mulder, an agent who has become obsessed
with investigating the otherwise forgotten X-File cases. Mulder displays a
particular interest in a series of mysterious deaths scattered across the United
States linked by one common clue: two strange red marks on the victims' skin.
Mulder and Scully fly to Bellefleur, Oregon, to investigate the death of Karen
Swenson, a high school student who died mysteriously, and whose corpse is
marked with two red welts. The agents exhume the body of Ray Soames, one of
Karen's classmates. When Soames' casket is opened, however, a strange
humanoid carcass is discovered inside. The corpse turns out to be that of an
orangutan, and X-rays reveal an unidentified metal object implanted in the
creature's nasal cavity.
Mulder and Scully question Billy Miles and Peggy O'Dell, classmates of
Swenson and Soames who were injured in an automobile accident and have
since been institutionalized. Miles has been reduced to a near vegetable state,
while O'Dell has been confined to a wheelchair. O'Dell suddenly becomes violent,
and in the struggle to subdue her, two red marks are discovered on her skin.
While searching the field where Karen Swenson met her fate, the agents are
confronted by a detective who orders them off the premises. The pair comply, but
as they drive along the highway, they are blinded by a strange light from the sky.
The light drains the energy from their car, bringing it to a halt. Mulder looks at his
watch and realizes nine minutes cannot be accounted for.
The pair return to their motel where Mulder tells Scully that his interest in the
X-Files stems from his childhood when his sister, who was then eight years old,
was abducted from their bedroom while he slept. Mulder says that he could not
recall any of the incident until placed under hypnosis years later.
An anonymous phone call tips the agents that Peggy O'Dell was killed as she
ran along the highway. While investigating the incident, the agents are informed
that the autopsy bay was vandalized. They return to the hotel to find their rooms
have been set ablaze, destroying all evidence gathered in the case.
The agents are confronted by Theresa Nemman, daughter of the coroner who
originally performed the autopsies on the victims. She admits she too bears the
red marks on her skin, and describes how a bright light appeared in the sky the
evening she was hanging out with her friends Billy Miles and Peggy O'Dell.
Mulder hypothesizes that Billy Miles is under the control of an alien force. He
adds his belief that Billy killed Peggy O'Dell. The agents return to the forest
hoping to gather more evidence. Detective Miles attempts to stop them, and both
he and Mulder witness Billy carrying Theresa to the spot in the woods where the
other bodies had been found. A mysterious light illuminates Billy, and a strong
wind swirls around him. Moments later the light fades and the winds die, and
Billy stands over Theresa not knowing where he is or how he got there. The welts
having vanished from his skin.
After returning to Washington, Scully gives her report. Much to the surprise of her
supervisors, the metal object removed from the corpse was not destroyed with all
of the other evidence. Scully kept it on her person and turns it into them as the
single remaining piece of physical evidence of what had transpired. The metal
object is taken by The Cigarette-Smoking Man and filed away alongside several
others inside a massive government warehouse in the basement of the Pentagon.
THE X-FILES "DEEP THROAT"
Original Air Date: 9/17/93
Mulder and Scully investigate the strange disappearance of Lieutenant Colonel
Robert Budahas, a test pilot for the military who experienced a psychotic
episode and was supposedly hospitalized for treatment. Mulder suspects that
Budahas may have met the same fate as six other pilots who mysteriously
vanished from Ellens Air Base while participating in experimental aircraft test
flights. Mulder hints to Scully that the disappearance may be linked to the
paranormal-classifying it as an "X-File" case.
Mulder is approached by a mysterious man--dubbed "Deep Throat"--who advises
that the investigation be dropped. However, Mulder and Scully ignore the advice
and interview Mrs. Budahas, who describes her husband's unpredictable
behavior, strange skin rash and aversion to discussing this work on the military's
top secret projects. The agents theorize the pilots may have been associated
with Project Aurora, a code name given the Pentagon's secret testing of
sub-orbital spy craft. Aided by tips from reporter Paul Mossinger and UFO buff
Ladonna, the agents stake out a fenced area near the base. That night, Mulder
and Scully watch in amazement as two brightly lit objects shoot through the
night sky maneuvering at incredibly speed. The agents give chase when two
teenagers, Emil and Zoe, are spotted climbing through a hole from the opposite
side of the fence. Soon the hunters become the hunted when a helicopter from
the base bears down on the group. The foursome escape, retreating to a
restaurant where Zoe and Emil recount tales of watching the light show.
Mulder tells a disbelieving Scully that the military may be flying planes built using
technology from a UFO. Mrs. Budahas phones the agents at their hotel when her
husband suddenly reappears. The Lieutenant Colonel, however cannot remember
any details having to do with his past and the military. Mulder tells Scully he
believes Budahas' memory has somehow been drained, and that he--like the
other missing pilots who tested the mysterious aircraft--are physiologically
incapable of dealing with the stress created during the flights.
The agents are approached by men who seize their evidence and order them to
leave town. Mulder instead returns to the base, and using Emil and Zoe as
guides, climbs through the hole in the fence. Alone on the base, Mulder is
spotted by an apparent UFO and taken prisoner by base security that suddenly
arrives. He is then sedated and treated by mysterious figures acting as doctors.
Scully is attacked by Mossinger, who she discovers has been working for the
military all along. Scully overpowers him, taking him hostage at gunpoint. She
uses Mossinger to find Mulder, and when she learns he is in custody of the
military, trades Mossinger in return for Mulder. When he is returned to her, he is
unable to recall his encounter with the UFO or what happened while he was on
the base seemingly because of the treatment they gave him.
Back in Washington, Mulder is once again approached by Deep Throat while
jogging. Deep Throat warns Mulder that the agents have chosen a very
dangerous path and their lives are in danger now that they know the truth about
the existence of extraterrestrial life.
THE X-FILES "SQUEEZE"
Original Air Date: 09/24/93
FBI Agent Tom Colton describes to Scully a series of murders he believes were
committed by a serial killer. The victims were all murdered inside locked or
secured rooms. Each had their liver ripped out of their body.
Despite Colton's discomfort, Mulder is brought onto the case. Mulder finds
strange humanoid fingerprints at the high-security office building where
businessman George Usher was murdered. Mulder links the prints to similar
killings that occurred in the United States every thirty years, going back to at
least 1903. In each occurrence, five victims had their livers torn out.
Instead of combining forces, Scully and Mulder decide to take different avenues
of investigating the case: Scully the traditional; Mulder the unorthodox. At the
scene of the Usher murder, Mulder assures Scully that the suspect would not
return, having already beaten the security system. He thinks the killer would
seek a new challenge. But as they talk, Mulder discovers someone crawling
inside an air duct. The suspect, an Animal Control officer named Eugene Tooms,
is taken into custody. Tooms passes a polygraph test, but not those questions
posed by Mulder regarding his age.
Mulder suspects Tooms is the killer. Using a computer, he manipulates the
image of Tooms' fingerprints, elongating them. They are compared to the prints
from 1933. The prints match. Scully is intrigued and re-teams with Mulder on the
Tooms attacks and kills another victim guarded by high-tech security equipment.
Tooms disappears; Scully and Mulder find that his apartment was never lived in.
Scully tracks down Frank Briggs, the sheriff who investigated the five murders
that occurred in 1933. Briggs describes how he tracked the murders until the
present day, but was never able to prove his belief that Tooms was the killer.
The agents locate an abandoned building that Tooms once listed as his address.
Inside they discover a small room containing "trophies" taken from each crime
scene throughout the century. Mulder speculates that Tooms may be a genetic
mutation that hibernates for decades and eats human livers to provide
sustenance. As they leave the scene, Tooms procures Scully's necklace.
Scully arranges a stake-out of the abandoned building, but Colton calls it off
without informing Mulder. Mulder arrives at the building, and finding no undercover
agents, ventures inside. He finds Scully's necklace placed with the other
Mulder races to Scully's apartment and finds her grappling with Tooms. Mulder
draws his weapon and, with Scully's help, manages to handcuff Tooms. He is
taken to jail, where he begins assembling a new "nest.
THE X-FILES "CONDUIT"
Original Air Date: 10/01/93
When a teenaged girl, Ruby, is mysteriously abducted from a campsite in Iowa,
Mulder has a particular emotional investment in the case -- especially in light of
his belief that his own sister was abducted. Ruby's brother Kevin has been
behaving strangely ever since the abduction, and has taken to continuously
writing down series of 1's and 0's. Mulder sends the writing to some analysts
back in Washington, and the boy and his mother are promptly taken into
custody. Kevin's scribblings are actually the binary transmissions of a defense
Scully thinks Ruby may have been murdered, and she believes that Mulder is
allowing his personal feelings to cloud his judgment. Yet when the agents return
to Ruby's home, they find Kevin arranging countless pages of binary code on the
floor. When Scully looks down from a stairway, she is shocked to see that the
numbers have formed a giant portrait of Ruby.
Ruby suddenly reappears in the woods and is unconscious. In the hospital, she
exhibits symptoms of having been weightless for a prolonged period of time. But
instead of subjecting her daughter to scrutiny, their mother takes the children
THE X-FILES "THE JERSEY DEVIL"
Original Air Date: 10/08/93
Mulder and Scully investigate the gruesome murder of Roger Crockett, a
homeless man who was attacked and partially eaten in a wooded area outside
Atlantic City. Mulder believes the death is related to a similar incident that
occurred in New Jersey in 1947, in which a motorist was attacked and eaten by
a half-human creature as he attempted to fix a flat tire.
The agents travel to the Atlantic City morgue to gather more information. They
clash with Detective Thompson, the local police official in charge of the
investigation. Unphased, Mulder decides to perform an investigation on his own.
He interviews Ranger Brullet, who discovered the body, and a homeless man
named Jack, who knew the victim. Both believe Crockett was killed by The
Jersey Devil, a legendary half-human creature that roams the New Jersey
countryside. Meanwhile, Scully attends her godson's birthday party, where she
meets Rob, a handsome divorcee.
Mulder stakes out a dark alley near the woods where Jack claims the Devil has
been prowling. That night, the creature makes an appearance, but before Mulder
gets a good look at it, the police arrive and arrest him, mistaking him at first for a
At the jail, Mulder again clashes with Thompson, accusing him of keeping the
creature a secret so as not to upset tourism in Atlantic City. Scully bails Mulder
out of jail and the duo travel to the University of Maryland, where Dr. Roger
Diamond affirms Mulder's theory that a human being might at birth revert to its
most primal instincts-devolving into a carnivorous Neanderthal. Scully,
meanwhile, goes on a date with Rob.
Ranger Brullet finds another body in the backwoods, but this time the corpse
appears to be half-animal. Mulder theorizes that two such creatures may have
roamed the countryside. He and Scully comb an abandoned building for the Devil
as the police fan out to capture them. Mulder manages to allude police long
enough to locate the second creature, which turns out to be female. She
suddenly attacks and wounds Mulder and escapes into the woods.
Police track the creature and kill it, despite Mulder's plea to take it alive. An
autopsy report confirms the female creature recently gave birth, leading Mulder to
conclude it came to the city in search of food scraps for its young after its mate
died. Some time later, a feral child peeks out from a small den as hikers pass
THE X-FILES "SHADOWS"
Original Air Date: 10/22/93
.Officials from a mysterious government agency question Mulder and Scully about
two recently discovered male cadavers. The victims appear to have died after
their throats were crushed from inside their bodies. When the officials refuse to
elaborate on the case, Mulder feigns ignorance and does not link the deaths to
an existing X-File. He later admits to Scully, however, that he lied to the
government men. Mulder attributes the deaths to psychokinesis-the ability of a
psychic force to manipulate matter.
Without help from the government officials, Mulder and Scully begin an
investigation on their own and trace the murders to Philadelphia. Working with
local police, they are taken to the crime scene. The agents realize a security
camera at a nearby automated bank machine may have recorded the murders.
They find footage of the victims accosting Lauren Kyte, an employee of HTG
Industrial Technologies. Working with bank records, the agents access Lauren's
home address and pay her a visit. Lauren claims the men tried to grab her
paycheck and she fled, escaping without injury. Coming up empty-handed, the
agents get into their car and prepare to drive away. Suddenly, the vehicle snaps
into reverse at full speed. It careens down a street and collides with another car.
Mulder and Scully escape with minor injuries. Mulder tells Scully that he believes
Lauren was somehow responsible for the mishap.
While surveying Lauren's house, Mulder accidentally photographs a strange
image at her window. Using computer enhancement, the image turns out to be
the form of Lauren's dead boss, Howard Graves.
Lauren is attacked in her home by two hit men. Before the assailants can harm
Lauren, a mysterious force intervenes and kills them. Mulder and Scully arrive
shortly thereafter and detain her for questioning. Lauren finally confesses the
incredible truth: her boss, Howard Graves, was murdered by co-worker Robert
Dorland after he threatened to expose HTG Technologies for selling restricted
parts to Isfahan terrorists. Graves' spirit returned from the dead, and has been
protecting her ever since.
The F.B.I. raids HTG Technologies, hoping to uncover evidence of the illegal parts
sales. When the agents come up empty-handed, Graves' psychic force
materializes and rips a hole in the wall of Dorland's office, exposing a hidden
diskette. The U.S. Attorney's office uses the new evidence to prosecute Dorland.
THE X-FILES "GHOST IN THE MACHINE"
Original Air Date: 10/29/93
Mulder and Scully are approached by Special Agent Jerry Lamana, who is on
probation for mishandling an important case. Lamana explains that he has been
assigned to investigate the murder of Benjamin Drake, the CEO of a Fortune 500
company called Eurisko. Drake was electrocuted when he fell victim to an
elaborate boobytrap devised by someone with intimate knowledge of the Central
Operating System (COS) at Eurisko's high rise headquarters. Afraid of
mishandling yet another important case, Lamana successfully lobbies Mulder
and Scully's expertise.
The agents are told by Peterson, the Eurisko building's system engineer, that
one of the few people who has access to the building's sophisticated control
center is Brad Wilczek, the 30-year-old founder of the company and Drake's arch
enemy. Using a voice analyzer, Scully determines that Wilczek disguised his
own voice electronically and telephoned Drake moments before his death...
playing a key role in the boobytrap.
Lamana drives to the Eurisko building to make the arrest. The elevator Lamana
rides in reaches the 29th floor and suddenly drops at fantastic speed, crashing
into the ground. Mulder learns from Deep Throat that Wilczek had been hard at
work on developing a computer possessing Artificial Intelligence - a thinking
machine. Though Wilczek is arrested for the deaths of Drake and Lamana, and
even signs a confession, Mulder believes him innocent. From his jail cell,
Wilczek admits to Mulder that COS is an intelligent machine. He explains that
when Drake made overtures to shut the system down, COS eliminated him in
Mulder convinces Wilczek to develop a computer virus that will shut down the
system. Armed with the virus, Mulder and Scully gain entrance to the Eurisko
building. COS anticipates their every move and turns the building's electrical
systems against them.
With Peterson's assistance, Mulder makes his way to the main control room. As
Mulder is about to insert the computer disk into the system, Peterson pulls out a
gun and demands he stand back. Peterson admits he is an operative for the
Defense Department-a government agency eager for Artificial Intelligence
technology. Scully enters and pulls her gun, gaining the upper hand. Peterson
drops his weapon. Mulder inserts the computer disk and engages the virus. COS
shuts down forever... or does it?
THE X-FILES "ICE"
Original Air Date: 11/05/93
Mulder and Scully view a videotape recorded by two geophysicists who were part
of the Antarctic Ice Core Project, a scientific expedition sanctioned by the United
States Government. Their mission was to drill deep into the Arctic ice and collect
core samples that date the Earth's climate as far back as the Dawn of Man.
Something went wrong during the expedition, leaving the team dead and the two
geophysicists killed by their own hand.
Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate the case. They are teamed with
Dr. Denny Murphy, a geologist; Doctor Lawrence Hodge, a physician, and Doctor
Nancy Da Silva, a toxicologist. The group boards a plane piloted by Bear, a
rugged man who wears a bear claw around his neck.
When the group arrives at the Arctic compound, they busily set about
documenting their grisly surroundings. Scattered around the site are the bodies
of scientists from the previous expedition, all of whom died mysterious, violent
A dog suddenly springs from the darkness and jumps onto Mulder. Bear
intercedes, and in the process of pulling the animal off Mulder, he is bitten. The
dog is sedated, and during an examination, a worm-like organism is discovered
squirming beneath its skin.
Scully's autopsies reveal that the scientists from the previous expedition-except
for the two who committed suicide-killed each other. Examination of ice core
samples leads to the conclusion that the first team tapped into the remnants of a
meteor that collided with the Earth thousands of years in the past. When the
scientists came in contact with the core samples, they exposed themselves to
an alien organism that had remained dormant beneath the Arctic Ice.
When Bear is told his blood and stool samples must be analyzed to ensure the
parasite has not infected him, he refuses to cooperate. A scuffle ensues, and as
the others pin Bear down, Hodge discovers-and surgically removes-one of the
parasites from his body. When the worm is removed, however, Bear dies.
The scientists theorize that the parasite feeds on a chemical that controls
aggressive behavior, leading the first team of geophysicists to kill one another.
Paranoia within the group builds to a fever pitch when a severe storm ends radio
contact with the rest of the world.
Mulder discovers Murphy's body stuffed inside a refrigerator, his throat cut. The
others suspect that Mulder may be the killer and padlock him inside a supply
While performing an experiment, Hodge accidentally mixes blood samples from
two different infected hosts. To his surprise, the parasitic organisms attack and
kill one another. The scientists infect the dog that attacked Bear with a second
worm. It returns to normal.
Mulder convinces Scully that he is not infected. When they exit the supply room,
the pair are jumped by Da Silva and Hodge, who pin Mulder to the ground and
lower the last worm to his ear. But Hodge is horrified when he discovers the
parasite wriggling beneath Da Silva's skin. The others hold Da Silva down while
Hodge inserts the parasite.
The group is rescued and flown to another base. Mulder announces he is
returning to the site to perform more tests. Hodge informs him that the military
burned the compound to the ground.
THE X-FILES "SPACE"
Original Air Date: 11/12/93
Michelle Generoo, the mission control communication commander for the Space
Shuttle program, arranges for a secret meeting with Mulder and Scully. She
produces an X-ray of the shuttle's Auxiliary Power Unit valve that she believes
was tampered with. A shuttle mission was scrubbed at the last possible second
when the valve malfunctioned, narrowly averting disaster. Where the X-ray came
from, and how the incredibly strong valve could have been tampered with,
remains a mystery, though NASA attributes the malfunction to simple
mechanical failure. Fearing NASA might overlook the possibility of sabotage to
maintain launch schedule, Generoo decided to step forward on her own.
The agents meet with Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Aurelius Belt, a former
astronaut who flew on the Gemini Eight mission and is now the current Space
Shuttle Program Director. Belt insists that because of tight security and the
sophisticated technology involved, it would be impossible for anyone to sabotage
the mission by tampering with the valve.
When the next shuttle achieves orbit around the Earth, a technical problem
develops. Generoo, whose husband is one of the astronauts aboard the ship,
races back to Mission Control in her car. She loses control of her vehicle when a
fog bank forms into a sinister face and rushes toward her windshield.
Mulder and Scully rescue Generoo and return with her to Mission Control. They
find technicians attempting to rotate the shuttle before it overheats and burns in
orbit. Belt orders telemetry signals to be halted, then instructs the astronauts to
fly the ship using the onboard computer. Despite some anxious moments, the
astronauts correct the problem and regain contact with Mission Control.
A mysterious force that resembles the famous "Mars Face" emanates from
Belt's body and floats into outer space. It engulfs the shuttle, creating an oxygen
leak aboard the vessel. Belt orders the shuttle astronauts to don space suits and
deploy their payload. Generoo becomes convinced that Belt considers the
success of the mission more important than the astronaut's lives.
Belt begins having seizures and Mulder and Scully rush to his aid. Generoo
assumes command of the mission and orders the shuttle to return to Earth. Belt,
however, insists that the ship will burn up upon reentry unless it changes its
trajectory by 35 degrees. Generoo becomes convinced that Belt is telling the
truth. She gives the order to change trajectory, saving the shuttle.
Belt suffers another seizure. He jumps from his hospital window, plummeting to
his death. Mulder speculates that when Belt orbited the Earth in his Gemini
capsule years earlier, he was possessed by an alien spirit, and has been fighting
to regain control of his body ever since. The force used Belt to sabotage
numerous space missions. Realizing what was happening, Belt struggled to
correct the alien's sabotage before it was too late. Mulder concludes that Belt
sent the valve X-rays to Generoo hoping to expose the potentially disastrous flaw.
THE X-FILES "FALLEN ANGEL"
Original Air Date: 11/19/93
Colonel Calvin Henderson is alerted by the U.S. Space Surveillance Center that
radar tracked an unidentified object as it fell from orbit and crashed in Townsend,
Wisconsin. Mulder learns from Deep Throat that Henderson is the premiere
reclamations expert for the Air Force. During the Cold War, Henderson was
assigned to prevent technology from downed U.S. aircraft from falling into Soviet
hands. Now, he is head of a crash retrieval team.
The government officially labels the crash site a quarantined area, attributing it to
a toxic chemical spill. Mulder sneaks past the military units guarding the area
and photographs the wreckage. His presence is soon discovered and Henderson
has him arrested.
Mulder is placed in Scully's custody. She warns that when McGrath learned that
he infiltrated the crash site without prior approval, he recommended that a
hearing be held to discontinued the X-Files project altogether. With the hearing
only a day away, Mulder insists he be given the chance to prove a UFO had
crashed in Townsend.
While held in custody, Mulder meets another would-be spy, Max Fenig, a
member of an organization that tracks UFO sightings. He acknowledges that he
knows all about Mulder, Scully and the X-Files project, having accessed files
through the Freedom of Information Act.
Max's recreational vehicle is a surveillance operation on wheels. He plays for
Mulder and Scully a recording he intercepted moments after the UFO crash, in
which Deputy Sheriff Jason Wright, who was the first person to arrive at the crash
scene and was killed in the aftermath, radioed for fire crews. When the agents
approach Mrs. Wright for information, she refuses to talk.
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheim, who examined Deputy Wright, agrees to be interviewed.
He examined the bodies of Wright and the firemen, who were also killed in the
moments after the crash, all of whom died from severe burns the likes of which
he had never seen before. Suddenly, the bodies of several soldiers are rushed
through the hospital's corridors, each exhibiting the same burns described only
moments earlier by Oppenheim. Shorthanded, Oppenheim enlists Scully's
Mulder aids Max when he suffers a seizure. Max blames the episode on
epilepsy, but Mulder notices a diamond-shaped scar behind Max's ear which
Mulder links to UFO abductions.
Before Scully has a chance to examine Max, he disappears from his vehicle. The
agents track him to a warehouse, where they discover Henderson and his men
surrounding the building. Before Mulder can save Max, he disappears in a
blinding blue light, the presumable victim of an alien abduction.
At the hearing, Mulder defends his action as unorthodox, but necessary, given
that the toxic spill was a government cover-up. McGrath's decision to fire Mulder
and terminate the X-Files project is overruled by Deep Throat. He tells McGrath
he likes to keep his friends close and his enemies closer.
THE X-FILES "EVE"
Original Air Date: 12/10/93
Mulder and Scully investigate when a man named Joel Simmons is found dead in
his backyard - his body drained of blood. Mulder at first links the incident to
mysterious cattle mutilations that have occurred in the United States since 1967.
The agents interview Teena Simmons, Joel's eight-year-old daughter, who was at
home when the killings took place. Teena describes how "men from the clouds"
were after her father. Mulder is somewhat mystified, however, when Teena tells
him the men wanted to "exsanguinate" her father, a word far too complex for a
little girl to understand.
Shortly thereafter, the agents receive word of another, almost identical murder
that took place in San Francisco, in which a man named Doug Reardon was
found dead in his backyard, also drained of blood. The agents are stunned when
Reardon's eight-year-old daughter, Cindy. She and Teena are identical in
appearance. Teena, meanwhile, disappears from the foster home where she is
temporarily housed, apparently the victim of a kidnapping.
Scully investigates when it is discovered that Mrs. Reardon had in-vitro
fertilization at a clinic in San Francisco. A physician named Sally Kendrick
supervised both the Simmons' and Reardons' IVF program. Kendrick, it is
revealed, was fired from her position after she was discovered tampering with the
genetic material of fertilized ova in the lab prior to implant.
Deep Throat contacts Mulder. He reveals the existence of a top secret program
once run by the United States government called the "Litchfield Experiment," in
which a group of genetically controlled children were raised and monitored. The
boys were dubbed "Adam" and the girls "Eve."
Mulder and Scully track Eve Six to a mental institution. To their astonishment,
she looks exactly like Sally Kendrick. Eve admits that two other Eves besides
herself are still alive. The agents realize that Sally Kendrick was continuing the
Litchfield experiment at the clinic in San Francisco where she cloned Teena and
One of the other Eves kidnaps Cindy. She takes the girl to a motel and
introduces her to Teena. Both little girls knew of the other's existence, and they
murdered their own fathers. Eve is convinced she can raise the girls so they will
not suffer from the mental disorders that drove the other Eves mad. Despite her
conviction, she realizes too late that the little girls, for no apparent reason,
poisoned her drink.
Mulder and Scully are tipped that the girls can be found at the motel. When they
arrive, they find Eve dead. The girls claim the two remaining Eves conspired to
kill them. The agents fall for the story, never suspecting the girls played any role
in the murder.
Mulder and Scully transport the girls in their car. They pull off the road at a diner
so the girls can use the rest room. Mulder orders four sodas, and when he is not
looking, Cindy poisons two of the drinks. Mulder realizes the drinks have been
tampered with and stops
Scully from ingesting her soda just in time. The girls, however, realize their
scheme has been discovered. They play cat-and-mouse with the agents in the
diner's parking lot, but Mulder gains the upper hand and arrests them.
THE X-FILES "FIRE"
Original Air Date: 12/17/93
In England, an affluent, elderly man suddenly bursts into flames while walking
from his front porch to his car. Despite the efforts of those at the scene to
extinguish the fire, the man is burned alive.
Mulder and Scully are approached by Phoebe Greene, Mulder's ex-classmate
and former lover, who is employed as an inspector by Scotland Yard. Greene
tells the detectives about the death of the man in England, and how it is but one
of a series of similar murders aimed at the British aristocracy. Sir Marsden, who
narrowly escaped being burned alive in a similar incident, has temporarily
relocated his family to Cape Cod. Mulder and Scully agree to aid Greene with the
case. Scully, however, is hard pressed to contain her dislike for Greene.
Special Agent Melvin Beatty, an arson specialist, examines the evidence linking
the fires, but is at a loss as to how the blazes were started. Mulder's notion that
it may be attributed to pyrokinetics-an individual's ability to conduct and control a
fire-is scoffed at by Beatty.
Mulder confesses to Scully that he is terrified of fire, and admits that Phoebe is
all too aware of his phobia. He tells Scully he will handle the investigation without
Unbeknownst to Sir Marsden and his family, the caretaker at their Cape Cod
home is the same man who gardened for the elderly man who was set ablaze in
England. That man, who has murdered the actual caretaker and assumed his
identity, walks to a local bar and sets it ablaze using his pyrokinetic power.
Mulder and Greene interview a survivor of the blaze. They are intrigued when the
survivor tells them that a British man started the blaze by causing himself to
Mulder and Greene stake out an elegant party attended by the Marsdens hoping
to trap the arsonist. After surveying the hotel where the party is given, Mulder and
Greene conclude the arsonist will not strike. They take advantage of their
surroundings for some intimate slow dancing on the ballroom floor. Scully arrives
at the party with information regarding the case. She notices that the hotel
security status grid is lit up, indicating a fire somewhere on the upper level. She
interrupts Mulder and Greene with the news, shattering an intimate moment.
Mulder races upstairs but is overcome with smoke. The caretaker who
chauffeured the Marsdens to the party races out of the hotel with the children and
is hailed a hero.
Scully takes advantage of Mulder's hospital stay to fill him in on her research.
She believes the arsonist uses a highly flammable accelerant, such as rocket
propellant, to fuel the fires. Scully also suspects she may have pinpointed the
arsonist, a man named Cecil L'Ively, who acted as caretaker for two of the
victims. They come to realize that the Marsden's caretaker is the same man.
The detectives rush to the house in Cape Cod and evacuate the family. Mulder
catches Greene sharing a passionate kiss with Sir Marsden, ending his interest
in her. Mulder and Scully encounter Bob/Cecil, who has rigged the entire dwelling
to catch fire. Mulder confronts Cecil, overcoming his fear to some extent. Cecil
rushes down the stairs, where Phoebe splashes accelerant on him and he bursts
into flames. Mulder and the others escape from the house and watch as it is
consumed in fire.
Cecil's flesh regenerates itself, however, and he soon recovers inside his heavily
THE X-FILES "BEYOND THE SEA"
Original Air Date: 01/07/94
Scully receives a phone call from her mother, Margaret, relaying the tragic news
that her father died of a massive coronary. Only moments earlier, Scully had
seen an ethereal image of her father sitting in a chair.
Scully returns to work anxious for a new case to keep her mind off her father's
death. Her curiosity is piqued by a report of a young couple's kidnapping near
Jackson University. A similar abduction occurred at another university exactly
one year earlier. The bodies of that couple were later found. Authorities believed
they had been tortured.
The only lead in the case is a man named Luther Lee Boggs, who is scheduled
for execution in North Carolina's gas chamber in one week. Boggs asserts that
he knows who the serial killer is, and backs up that claim by describing a charm
bracelet worn by one of the victims. He alleges that his knowledge is obtained
from psychic transmissions. He makes a proposition: that his information be
traded for a reprieve from death row. Before traveling to North Carolina, Scully
attends memorial services for her father. Captain William Scully's ashes are
scattered at sea as the song "Beyond the Sea" is played.
The agents meet with Boggs at the North Carolina prison where he is interred.
Mulder hands Boggs a small piece of cloth from an evidence bag. Boggs falls into
a trance and describes landmarks near the kidnapper's hideout. Mulder then
reveals that the cloth was cut from one of his own T-shirts and has nothing to do
with the victims. Convinced Boggs is a fraud, Mulder exits, leaving Scully alone
with Boggs. He begins singing "Beyond the Sea," causing a reaction from Scully.
While driving along a roadway, Scully becomes intrigued by imagery described
by Boggs during his trance. She enters an abandoned warehouse nearby and
discovers evidence that the kidnapped couple had been held there.
Police are notified about the warehouse's location. Scully cannot bring herself to
tell Mulder about her father's ghost, or about Boggs' singing. Mulder concludes
that Boggs is in contact with someone involved with the kidnapping rather than
the spirit world. When the agents meet with Boggs a second time he tells them
that the victims are being held at a boathouse on a lake. Agents raid the
boathouse and rescue one of the victims, Liz Hawley. Mulder is shot at close
range by the kidnapper, Lucas Henry, who proceeds to escape on a motorboat
with the remaining victim, Jim Summers.
With Mulder recuperating in the hospital, Scully concentrates on locating Lucas
Henry. She again interviews Boggs, who relives his near-death experience in the
gas chamber when he was saved by a last minute reprieve. It was during this
brief out-of-body experience that Boggs first came in contact with the spirit world.
He refuses to reveal more details of Jim Summer's whereabouts until he is
guaranteed that his execution sentence has been dropped.
Scully approaches the Warden for a stay of execution, but the request is denied.
Left with no other choice, Scully lies to Boggs, telling him his sentence has been
reduced to life in prison. Boggs channels with the spirit world and describes a
condemned brewery as Henry's new hideout. He then tells Scully he knew she
lied to him about the pardon. Scully and other agents converge on the brewery,
rescuing Jim Summers. Henry refuses to give himself up and is killed. Later,
Scully breaks her promise to witness Boggs' execution, struggling even in the
end between her desire to believe and her determination to remain rational.
THE X-FILES "GENDERBENDER"
Original Air Date: 01/21/94
A woman named Marty seduces a businessman at a trendy nightclub. The
couple go to a motel and have sex. Shortly thereafter the businessman begins
convulsing and dies. Before Marty leaves the motel, her physique changes and
she metamorphoses into a man.
Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate the case. Mulder links the death to
a series of others in which victims died in the throes of passion. Medical tests
reveal large amounts of pheromones in the victim's blood. He also links two of the
murders to a remote town in Massachusetts inhabited by The Kindred-a sect of
religious isolationists famous for their abstinence and pure Christian beliefs.
The agents travel to the rural village, where sect members allow them access to
their community only after they relinquish their guns. As Mulder and Scully dine
with The Kindred, Brother Aaron suddenly begins choking. Scully is forbidden by
the other sect members from aiding Brother Aaron, and he is led away.
The agents perform some clandestine investigating during the night. They are
intrigued by activity emanating from a cellar beneath a barn. Mulder makes his
way inside and watches a ceremony centering around Brother Aaron's body. In
his effort to keep his presence a secret, Mulder becomes trapped inside a crypt
where Aaron's body is entombed in a strange, membranous substance. He
watches as Brother Aaron's body begins transforming into a woman.
Scully, meanwhile, has been pulled aside by Brother Andrew, a handsome sect
member who possesses a mysterious hypnotic power. Andrew tells Scully he
believes the murders were committed by Brother Martin. But before he reveals
how Martin killed, Andrew places Scully in a trance and begins kissing her.
Mulder breaks out of the crypt and rescues Scully before Andrew takes further
advantage of her.
Mulder and Scully are permitted to leave the town. They receive a break in the
case when one of Martin's intended victims escapes harmed, but alive. He
describes how his attacker changed gender right before his eyes.
Police track Marty to a hotel after he/she orders food using a victim's credit card.
Mulder and Scully raid a hotel room and encounter Marty and his latest victim.
Marty flees but agents give chase. Before they can apprehend Marty, however,
he/she is surrounded by fellow Kindred members and dragged into the darkness.
Scully, Mulder and other FBI agents raid the village where the sect lives. But
they find the village completely deserted. The only clue left is a distinctive crop
circle near the barn.
THE X-FILES "LAZARUS"
Original Air Date: 02/04/94
Scully and fellow FBI agent Jack Willis stake out a bank after an anonymous
informant tips them that a robbery will take place that day. That tip proves correct
when Warren Dupre and his wife Lula Phillips stage a hold up. Dupre is ordered
to put down his weapon, but instead he shoots Willis in the chest. Scully returns
fire and mortally wounds Dupre. At the hospital emergency room, doctors are
able to resuscitate the badly injured Willis. Unbeknownst to them, Dupre's
consciousness takes possession of the agent's body as he dies beside Willis.
The possessed Willis leaves his hospital room and locates his former body in the
morgue. He cuts a finger off the corpse, removing a gold wedding ring.
Meanwhile, Scully and Mulder begin their search for the missing Willis. When
Mulder learns of the missing ring, he begins to suspect that Willis may be
Willis locates Lula's brother, Tommy, at a seedy hotel. When Tommy claims not
to know Lula's whereabouts, Willis accuses him of tipping off the FBI about the
bank robbery. He sees Lula's photograph being broadcast on a local television
news program and grows enraged. He shoots and kills Tommy.
Willis reappears at the hotel during the murder investigation. He explains his
absence by claiming he wandered from the hotel in a daze and collapsed in the
street. Mulder discovers a fresh fingerprint on Tommy's television set-a print left
by Willis. That evidence mysteriously disappears soon after being given to Willis.
Willis and Scully respond to a tip about Lula's whereabouts. Scully chases and
eventually arrests Lula, but Willis releases her and takes Scully hostage. Dupre's
spirit attempts to convince Lula that he now inhabits Willis' body. Those attempts
are met with skepticism until Willis reveals intimate details about Lula's life.
Scully tells Dupre's consciousness that Willis is a diabetic and that excess
sugar could induce a coma. When a drug store is robbed of insulin and syringes,
Mulder suspects that Scully's location must be close by.
Before Willis can inject the insulin, Lula smashes the bottles. She laughs at
Willis, revealing that it was she-and not her brother Tommy-who tipped off the FBI
about the bank robbery. With Willis now gravely ill, Lula phones FBI
headquarters and demands a million dollars ransom for Scully's safe return.
Analyzing the phone call for clues, Mulder and his fellow agents narrow the
scope of their search.
Willis feigns his death and grabs Lula's gun, pointing it at her. He proclaims his
intense love for Lula, then pulls the trigger. FBI agents storm the house, but
Willis' body succumbs to diabetic shock and dies. Scully is located and released
THE X-FILES "YOUNG AT HEART"
Original Air Date: 02/11/94
Mulder and Scully are asked by Special Agent Reggie Purdue to aid in the
investigation of a jewelry store robbery. Mulder realizes his old friend Purdue
requested his assistance with the case because of a note found at the crime
scene that reads: "Fox can't guard the chicken coop." Mulder explains to Scully
that his first FBI case involved an armed robber named John Barnett, who left
notes that taunted Mulder about the crime spree. Barnett was eventually
captured and sentenced to life in prison, where he died four years earlier. Mulder
is disquieted when a lab technician analyzes the note and concludes it was most
likely written by Barnett within the last 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Scully and Purdue review video surveillance footage of Barnett's
capture by the FBI years earlier. In the footage, Mulder had the opportunity to kill
Barnett, but hesitated because of FBI procedures regarding hostage situations.
That hesitation allowed Barnett time to kill an armored car driver and an FBI
agent. Mulder returned fire, wounding Barnett. Mulder never forgave himself for
the error. During the trial, Barnett swore he would "get" Mulder.
Scully and Mulder visit Barnett's old prison cell mate, Joe Crandall, who swears
Barnett was alive on the night he supposedly died. He also claims he saw a
prison physician, Dr. Ridley, amputate Barnett's right hand. Mulder phones
Purdue with the news, but during the conversation Purdue is attacked and
strangled. Mulder and Scully rush to the scene but arrive too late. Another of
Barnett's notes is found on Purdue's body.
The agents pay a visit to the National Institute of Health, where they meet Dr.
Austin. He explains that Dr. Ridley experimented on young children afflicted with
a disease called Progeria, which accelerates the aging process and causes
premature death. Ridley lost his license to practice medicine and performed
age-reversal experiments in secret. Mulder becomes convinced that Barnett was
one of Ridley's guinea pigs, and may now sport the physique of a younger man.
Mulder and Scully are approached by the now-ailing Dr. Ridley, who tells them
that Barnett is the last of his patients who is still alive. Ridley explains that he
used a different technique on Barnett. He grafted the cells of a salamander onto
his arm. Those cells grew and mutated into Barrett's new hand. Mulder learns
from Deep Throat that Barnett stole Ridley's secrets on age-reversal and now
wishes to trade the medical information to the U.S. government in exchange for
Realizing that Scully is Barnett's next intended victim, Mulder and his fellow
agents stake out a recital hall where Scully is to meet a friend. Barnett shoots
Scully, but she is protected by a bullet proof vest. Barnett takes a cellist
hostage, but Mulder sees his chance and fires, killing Barnett.
THE X-FILES "E.B.E."
Original Air Date: 02/18/94
Mulder and Scully investigate a UFO sighting in Reagan, Tennessee. They
interview a truck driver named Ranheim, who claims he fired his shotgun at a
mysterious object in the sky. Ranheim, however, changes the details of his
story, prompting Mulder to speculate that he has something to hide. The agents
also realize that Ranheim exhibits symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, an illness
that normally afflicts veterans of the conflict in Iraq. Ranheim claims he is not a
veteran of that war.
After further investigation, Scully discovers that Ranheim's real name is Frank
Druce, a former Special Operations officer in Iraq who had been admitted to VA
hospitals for treatment of his illness. Meanwhile, Mulder receives top secret
information from Deep Throat that Druce was transporting the wreckage of a UFO
that was shot down over Iraqi air space. But other evidence hints that the truck is
a decoy, and that the real wreckage is actually being kept at Fort Benning in
Georgia. Mulder and Scully realize that Deep Throat has been deliberately
leaking them misinformation.
When Mulder confronts Deep Throat, he admits that he tried to lead the
investigation away from the truck. He justifies his action by stating that the
country is not ready to comprehend a closely guarded government secret. He
also confirms that the agents are under constant surveillance.
Determined to uncover the truth, Mulder and Scully resume their search for the
truck. Their diligence pays off, and the vehicle is located on a remote roadway.
While surveying the truck from afar, the agents' vehicle is suddenly engulfed by
an intense light. The truck comes to a stop and the agents open its doors.
Inside, they find evidence that suggests an Extraterrestrial Biological Entity, or
E.B.E., had been inside.
Mulder and Scully suspect that the E.B.E. had been shuttled to a top secret
government facility where a host of UFO sightings had been reported in the
previous week. With the aid of an extreme government watchdog group called
"The Lone Gunman," the agents gain access to the heavily-guarded facility. The
agents' presence is detected and they are taken into custody, but not before
Mulder comes close to seeing the E.B.E.
Deep Throat comes to Mulder's aid. He reveals that after the Roswell UFO
incident in 1947, the most powerful governments in the world signed a top secret
treaty ordering the execution of any E.B.E. that might survive a UFO crash. Deep
Throat reveals that he carried out the murder of the E.B.E., and to atone for his
act, he will continue to leak Mulder top secret information. Mulder is released,
but he remains unsure that Deep Throat is telling the truth.
THE X-FILES "MIRACLE MAN"
Original Air Date: 03/18/94
Mulder's curiosity is piqued when Scully plays him a video tape on which the
Reverend Calvin Hartley and his 18-year-old adopted son Samuel hold a service
for their Miracle Ministry congregation. As the tape progresses, Samuel places
his hand on an ailing woman. Scully explains that the woman was rushed to the
hospital, where she died of undetermined causes.
The agents travel to a remote town in Tennessee where Reverend Hartley and his
followers began their base of operations. There they confer with Sheriff Daniels,
who explains his belief that Samuel literally possesses the "touch of death."
Samuel mysteriously disappears, but he is tracked to a bar. Daniels charges him
with suspicion of murder and places him under arrest. At the courthouse, Samuel
requests that the judge not release him on bail, fearing he may again kill another
parishioner if he is let free. But the judge concedes to a bail request, which would
allow Samuel to be released. Suddenly, and inexplicably, the courtroom is
engulfed by a swarm of locusts, which Samule cries is a sign from God that he
must not be set free.
Once Samuel is released, Reverend Hartley pressures Samuel to perform
miracles at another church meeting. But as Mulder and Scully watch, the event
again turns tragic when a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer lapses into a seizure and
A preliminary autopsy suggests the woman, Margaret Hohman, died of cyanide
poisoning. Mulder suspects that Samuel is innocent, and that someone else is
poisoning the parishioners of Miracle Ministries. Mulder relays his conclusion to
Sheriff Daniels, and soon afterward Samuel is found dead in his jail cell, victim of
a savage beating.
The agents return to the courthouse where Samuel was arraigned and find
evidence that someone dumped locusts into the ventilation system. They trace
the insects-and a highly-poisonous cyanide-to Leonard Vance, an accident victim
that Samuel brought back to life. Before Vance is arrested, he has a vision of
Samuel returning from the dead to ask him why he poisoned the parishioners.
Vance angrily reveals his burned flesh and scar tissue, admitting that he
conspired to squash the parishioner's faith in its greatest healer. Vance ingests a
lethal dose of pesticide before the agents arrive at his house. That same night, a
morgue nurse witnesses Samuel walk out of the morgue. His body, upon
investigation, is nowhere to be found. Daniels is later approached by Deputy
Tyson, who reveals that the District Attorney is investigating his role in Samuel's
Original Air Date: 4/1/94
At a remote cattle ranch in the Montana countryside, Jim Parker and his son
Lyle are attacked by a ferocious, wolf-like beast. Hampered by darkness and a
raging thunderstorm, Jim fires his shotgun at the creature and kills it. When he
examines the body, Jim discovers he actually killed a Native American man
known as Joseph Goodensnake.
Mulder convinces Scully to aid him with the investigation, which at first glance
does not appear to be related to the supernatural, but rather, a tragic accident.
They interview Jim Parker, who explains that someone-or something-had been
mutilating his cattle. He insists that he shot a wolf-like beast with his gun-not
Goodensnake. Mulder's curiosity is piqued when he discovers a piece of
translucent skin where Goodensnake's body had been recovered.
The agents travel to Trego Indian Reservation, where Sheriff Charlie Tskany
allows them to examine Goodensnake's body. They discover that Goodensnake's
front teeth are abnormally-long, not unlike that of a wild animal. But the sheriff
refuses Scully's request to perform a detailed autopsy, citing Native American
As members of the tribe burn Goodensnake's body at a burial ground, Mulder
explains to Scully that the oldest X-File on record was created by J. Edgar
Hoover. It involved a series of murders that occurred in the United States during
World War II in which victims were mauled to death by what police assumed to
be a wild animal. An animal was tracked and killed by police, but when they
retrieved the carcass, they found only the body of a man. Scully insists it is
physically impossible for a human to change form.
Lyle Parker arrives at the burial grounds to offer his condolences to
Goodensnake's sister, Gwen. She becomes distraught and insists that he leave.
Not long after the cremation, Mulder and Scully discover Jim Parker's mutilated
corpse at his ranch. They also find Lyle Parker, lying naked in the mud nearby.
Scully transports Lyle to the hospital for treatment while Mulder and Sheriff
Tskany continue the investigation.
Tskany takes Mulder to the home of Ish, an elderly mystic Native American. Ish
explains that the attacks that occurred during World War II were the result of a
Manitou, an evil spirit capable of changing a man into a beast. Tskany
speculates that because the power is passed through bloodlines, Gwen too may
be a shape-shifter, and she may have killed Jim Parker to avenge her brother's
death. But when Gwen is interviewed, she claims she saw a wolf-like creature
attack and kill Jim Parker.
Mulder and Tskany realize that Lyle may have contracted the shape-shifting
power after he was mauled by the beast. They race back to the Parker ranch,
where Mulder rescues Scully by shooting and killing a wolf-creature. Moments
later, the creature reverts to Lyle's form.
THE X-FILES "DARKNESS FALLS"
Original Air Date: 04/15/94
Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearance of thirty loggers who were
clearing trees in a remote forest in Washington State. They join forces with Larry
Moore, a member of the Federal Forest Service, and Steve Humphreys, an
employee of the lumber company. Moore and Humphreys suspect that the
loggers may have been victimized by militant environmentalists-or
ecoterrorists-who have waged a campaign of destruction against lumber
companies in retaliation for ruining American forests.
As the group travels along a dirt road, a tire on their 4 x 4 falls victim to
sabotage. Left with little choice, the foursome set out on foot. They discover a
deserted logger's encampment, and hanging from a nearby tree, a strange
cocoon-like object. When the cocoon is cut open, the group finds a grotesquely
shrunken corpse inside. Shortly thereafter, Doug Spinney, an ecoterrorist
suspected of sabotaging equipment, arrives at the camp on foot, his jeep having
run out of gasoline. He warns that strange, insect-like creatures inhabit the
forest, and when darkness falls they descend from the sky in search of prey. The
only thing the creatures fear, Spinney adds, is light.
Humphreys scoffs at Spinney's story, believing it to be a cover for the loggers'
disappearance. Frustrated by Moore's refusal to arrest Spinney, Humphreys
begins to hike back to town alone. Along the way, the tiny insects engulf him.
Mulder, Scully, Moore and Spinney examine a giant tree trunk lying in the
woods. Moore takes a core sample, and finds tiny insects feeding in its center.
This leads to speculation that the once dormant creatures were released when
the loggers cut down the tree.
Mulder allows Spinney to transport the remaining gasoline used to fuel the
cabin's generator to the stalled jeep-which is two valleys away. Moore chastises
Mulder's decision, certain the creatures will attack once darkness falls and the
generator runs out of fuel. Scully panics when millions of the phosphorescent
bugs swarm inside the cabin, waiting for the last glow of a lightbulb to fade.
However, the fuel in the generator lasts until sunrise, keeping one light glowing,
and sparing the group a grisly fate. Realizing they will be attacked come nightfall,
the threesome decide to carry a good tire from one of the sabotaged vehicles to
the abandoned 4 x 4. When they locate the 4 x 4, they are horrified to discover
Humphrey's cocooned corpse inside.
Spinney suddenly appears with the jeep as he had promised. He transports the
others through the forest at a high rate of speed, hoping to outrun the darkness.
Along the way, the jeep's tires are punctured by a sharp metal device Spinney
himself had planted on the dirt road to sabotage the logger's vehicles. A swarm of
insects descends upon the jeep. The group is rescued by military medical
personnel, then transported to a hospital for treatment.
THE X-FILES "TOOMS"
Original Air Date: 04/22/94
Scully is told by her superiors that the investigation of all X-Files cases must
adhere to proper FBI procedures. She counters that the extraordinary nature of
the cases dictates that unorthodox means of investigation be utilized, but her
objection is overruled.
Meanwhile, Eugene Tooms, a serial killer with unusual abilities, is interviewed by
a parole board. Mulder, who helped incarcerate Tooms, testifies at the hearing.
Those present at the review question Mulder's credibility when he claims that
Tooms' murder spree spanned some 100 years, and that Tooms is capable of
elongating his body - a genetic mutation also dictating that he ingest human
Tooms is released from the sanitarium and placed under the care of Doctor
Aaron Monte. Mulder is certain that Tooms will commit another murder the
moment the opportunity presents itself. While Mulder keeps constant
surveillance over Tooms, Scully researches the earlier murders hoping to prove
that Tooms was responsible.
Scully calls on the services of Frank Briggs, a retired police detective who
accumulated evidence surrounding the murders-a series of five killings that occur
once every 30 years. He notes that in 1933, a human liver was discovered near a
then-under-construction chemical plant, but the body of the victim was never
recovered. Briggs believes that Tooms hid the body because something about
the corpse could tie him to the killing.
Scully and Briggs venture to the chemical plant and recover a body entombed
deep inside the cement foundation. Using sophisticated computer enhancement,
a bite mark on the victim's body is matched to Tooms' dental records.
Tooms charges that Mulder beat him up. Mulder is arrested and interrogated. He
vehemently denies the false allegations but cannot disprove them. Scully backs
him up by claiming she was with him when the beating allegedly transpired.
Mulder is released, but warned to stay far away from Tooms.
Mulder and Scully discover the body of Dr. Monte. Realizing that Tooms will try
to hibernate for another 30 years, Mulder and Scully rush to the location where
he had previously "nested." In place of the dilapidated building stands a shopping
Mulder guesses that an escalator shaft is the likeliest place Tooms would have
made the new nest. He climbs inside the darkened shaft, a flashlight illuminating
his path. Tooms suddenly springs out of the darkness and attacks Mulder. With
Scully's help, the agent struggles free. Tooms becomes entangled in the
escalator's gears and is crushed to death.
Original Air Date: 4/29/94
Detective Sharon Lazard discovers an eight year old girl lost and shivering
outside a boarded up storefront. Lazard transports the girl to the precinct where
she is questioned by Detective Barbala. During the course of the interview,
Barbala is suddenly hurled out a window. He falls six stories to his death. Due to
the mysterious nature of the death, Mulder and Scully are called to the scene.
Lazard is convinced that Barbala was alone with Michelle when the tragedy
occurred. She is also convinced that Barbala did not commit suicide. Michelle
tells the agents that another man was present in the room when Barbala died.
The description Michelle provides matches the likeness of Officer Charlie
Morris-who died nine years earlier. The agents question Morris' former partner,
Tony Fiore, who states that Morris was murdered by a gang after a drug deal
soured. In reality, Fiore and an insurance salesman named Len Felder plotted to
kill Morris as part of an insurance scam. When Felder disembarks from a city
bus, his scarf becomes caught in the vehicle's door. As the bus continues its
journey, Felder is dragged to his death. Michelle, a passenger aboard the bus,
stares at Felder's motionless body. After further investigation, the agents piece
together the connection between the dead men and the insurance scam. They
question Tony's wife Anita, who is concerned for her husband's safety because
he did not return home from work. During the course of the interview, Anita likens
the incident to the disappearance of her first husband-Charlie Morris. Scully and
Mulder become intrigued by origami animals found throughout the home, figures
similar to those folded by Michelle. Mulder concludes that Michelle is the
reincarnation of Charlie Morris, who is avenging his murder by killing the
participants. Michelle is placed under hypnosis, but when Charlie's spirit begins
to relive the murder, Michelle's mother Cynthia halts the experiment. A video tape
of the session is analyzed using sophisticated equipment. It reveals an image of
a man in a diving suit. Autopsy reports indicate that Morris drowned, then his
body was beaten to cover up the truth. Mulder concludes that Morris was
drowned in his own fish tank, and the last image he saw was that of the deep
sea diver-aerator. The agents rush to Tony Fiore's house. Inside, Michelle uses
her psychokinetic powers to hurl objects at Tony with great force. Mulder and
Scully gain entrance to the home and calm Michelle, whose powers subside with
her anger. Fiore is tried and convicted of Morris' murder. Michelle's life returns to
Original Air Date: 5/6/94
Mulder and Scully investigate the death of Dr. Ronald Surnow, an aeronautical
scientist, who was developing a jet engine that could double supersonic speeds
using half the fuel. Surnow was sucked into the engine when he became trapped
inside a wind tunnel. Surnow's colleagues, Drs. Keats and Nollette, tell the
agents that another member of the team, Arthur Gamble, died in a car accident
not long ago.
The agents interview Roland Fuller, a mentally-challenged janitor, who was the
only other person inside the lab at the time of the incident. Mulder is intrigued by
Roland's ability to manipulate complex numbers. However, his attempt to link
Roland's handwriting with some unidentified equations on a blackboard at the lab
Shortly thereafter, Roland murders Keats by forcing his head into a vat of liquid
nitrogen and smashing his frozen skull. The agents investigate, and realize that
after Keats was murdered, the perpetrator gained access to a computer file that
belonged to the late Arthur Gamble. During a visit to the cryogenics lab where
Gamble's head is preserved, they also discover that Gamble and Roland are
Mulder arranges for constant surveillance of Nollette-who is most likely to be the
next victim-after Roland disappears. Mulder speculates that the twin brothers
share a psychic connection, and that Gamble is controlling Roland. Nollette
overhears Mulder's theory and sabotages Gamble's cryogenic unit.
Roland gains access to a computer terminal and completes a simulation that
pushes the jet model past Mach 15. Nollette suddenly appears, gun in hand. He
thanks Roland/Gamble for solving the equation, allowing him to take credit for the
work. Roland becomes enraged and overpowers Nollette. He locks the scientist
inside the tunnel and starts the engine. Mulder and Scully gain access to the
room and appeal to Roland - not Gamble - to remember the access code that will
shut down the engine. Roland recalls the code and disengages the machine.
"THE ERLENMEYER FLASK"
Original Air Date: 5/13/94
Mulder receives a cryptic tip from Deep Throat regarding an incident in which a
fugitive eluded police after a high speed chase. During the escape, the suspect
was shot and wounded by police before he fell into a lake. Despite many hours of
dredging, the fugitive's body is not recovered. After some investigating, Mulder
realizes that someone deliberately switched the car the suspect was driving with
The agents trace the original car to a Dr. Berube, a scientist who is not eager to
cooperate with the FBI investigation. With the puzzling case at a dead end,
Mulder prepares to give up. Yet Deep Throat makes contact and convinces him
that the case is of extreme importance. Meanwhile, Dr. Berube's dead body is
discovered inside the lab.
The police end their search for the fugitive without recovering a body. When they
leave the lake, the mysterious fugitive resurfaces from beneath the water. Tiny
gills in his neck allowed him to remain submerged for a long period. The fugitive
makes his way to the city, and after attempting to contact Berube collapses on
the street. As paramedics rush the fugitive to a hospital, they insert a needle into
his skin. Suddenly, a rush of toxic gas is emitted from the fugitive's body. The
paramedics are overcome by the fumes and the fugitive escapes.
With the help of Dr. Carpenter, Scully analyzes a flask taken from Dr. Berube's
lab. The bacteria inside is suspected of being extraterrestrial in origin.
Mulder discovers a storage room containing human bodies suspended in a clear
liquid. When he returns to the room with Scully, he finds that it has been
emptied. Deep Throat explains that Dr. Berube had been experimenting with
extraterrestrial viruses. He used humans afflicted with terminal illnesses as his
guinea pigs. The experiment was funded by the US government, but officials were
interested only in technology-not the patients' well being. One of those patients
was Dr. Secare, a friend of Dr. Berube's. When it became clear that the
government wanted Secare eliminated, Berube warned his friend and gave him
his car to escape. When Secare was hunted down by police, he used his
mutation to his advantage and hid beneath the lake.
Scully is stunned to learn that Dr. Carpenter was killed in a car accident. Shortly
thereafter, Mulder locates Dr. Secare hiding in the attic of his house. The pair are
surprised by a government official who shoots and kills Secare.
When Mulder disappears, Scully makes contact with Deep Throat. Deep Throat
arranges for Scully to gain access to a top secret containment facility in
Maryland. Scully steals an alien fetus, and with Deep Throat's help, arranges to
exchange the fetus for Mulder. After Deep Throat makes the exchange, he is
shot and killed by the government agents.
Later, Mulder tells Scully that the government is shutting down the X-files.