FBI agent Fox Mulder is called in by a small-town sheriff to investigate a raft of inexplicable killings. The acts are random and committed by well-respected members of the community. Scully performs an autopsy, and Mulder turns to the Lone Gunmen with her findings. He concludes that the local municipality is using a banned pesticide that could lead to psychoses. Having found an electronic device smashed at every killing, he begins to suspect someone of making subliminal suggestions. Written by
Did You Know?
The story was inspired by writer Glen Morgan's own hematophobia as well as controversy over malathion spraying in Southern California. See more
Near the end of the episode, when the shows the frame of the ammo on the floor, the shooter is ejecting a mix of fired and unfired ammunition. See more
So Mulder, where's your little partner?
She couldn't come. She was afraid of her love for you.
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