Mulder becomes trapped aboard a train rigged with an explosive device. Scully searches for the truth behind the government's secret experiments.



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Now aboard the mysterious train, Mulder locates the car containing the scientific equipment and what appears to be the autopsy room he saw in the video he purchased. There is also an assassin on board who claims to work for the NSA. When they are locked in, he reveals that there is a bomb aboard which is set to go off and destroy any evidence on the train. Scully meanwhile traces her implant to a medical research facility in West Virginia which she feels provides a logical explanation for what has been happening - rogue medical research by a Japanese scientist working without authority. Mulder remains convinced the work was to create a human-alien hybrid. Written by garykmcd

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1 December 1995 (USA)  »

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The code to get out of the train car that Scully gets from the video is 101331. Another instance of CC's birthday: 1013. See more »


Near the end of the episode, Mulder and Scully are discussing the events, and Scully makes mention of "Blue Earth, Iowa". The City of Blue Earth is located in Minnesota - there is no Blue Earth, Iowa. See more »


Scully: What is this place?
Elder #1: This was one of the most frightening places on the earth. A place where society sent its monsters to live in shame and isolation. Now, their disease is all but conquered. Science has eliminated thousands of years of misery.
Scully: I've seen your methods of "elimination." What happened to the man who was with me in the forest? What about the people who were in this room?"
Elder #1: They had been exposed.
Scully: Exposed to what?
Elder #1: The same thing all these victims have been exposed to... victims of an ...
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The tagline reads "Apology is Policy." See more »


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On a Train
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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Adds so much more to the story
2 September 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

One of the best, most gripping and story developing Mythology episodes yet.

It carries on what happened in the first part, but adds so much more to the story. Scully's part in this episode involved a camp very similar to the Hitler camps of WW2 where people with leprosy and alien-hybrids were held and executed. The most disturbing part of the episode was that big death hole full of alien bodies. The reason why it disturbed me was because it looked pretty real. Scully's story is also developed as she believes to have been abducted by the crazy Asian doc.

Mulder's part in this episode was very tensed and action-packed as he gets locked in with a killer that almost strangled him. Although it is obvious that they weren't gonna kill him, you can't help but to feel nervous and hoping that he will get out alive. I really like the way X was used in this episode, as he comes to save Mulder's butt at the end of the episode.

There's a very cool explosion and some great character bits. FIVE stars for this excellent Mythology episode.

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