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
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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.
Character dumps out all the cartridges onto the floor before he starts shooting, therefore the used cartridges seen in the later scene are mixed with the unused cartridges. See more
In the last six months, seven people have killed twenty-two. Per capita, that's higher than the combined homicide rate of Detroit, D.C., and Los Angeles. This town is not any of those places.
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Written by Mark Snow
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