With Assistant Director Skinner in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds, Scully and Mulder pursue various leads. Scully meets with with a retired naval officer, a friend of her father and learns that this is not the first time men have suffered severe radiation burns while investigating that part of the ocean. She fears for Skinner's life when she learns he is being transferred to another hospital. Mulder meanwhile learns the location of the UFO, an abandoned missile site but the Cigarette Smoking Man proves to be a major obstacle. While Mulder pursues his leads on the UFO, Scully continues her investigation into the shooting of her sister and learns that the gun used to kill her was the same as that used on Skinner. Written by
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Nicholas Lea was fitted with a mask with tubes for the scene where the alien black oil leaves his body. Lea said filming the scene was horrible, and the scene ended up having to be filmed again a few days later. See more
When Mulder and Scully get out of the car at the silo, camera and crew are visible on the reflection of the car body See more
[examining a used envelope
I got something. Writing. Must have been underneath whatever they were writing on.
Your guys at the Bureau have a laser that can detect any change in an object's surface down to a few microns.
Actually, a perfect impression can be made using magnetic toner and a sheet of mylar.
[while they have been debating, Mulder has used a pencil to make a rubbing of the impression on the envelope
Actually, it's a phone number, New York City area code.
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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more