Mulder and Scully travel to Sioux City to investigate the disappearance of a teenager, Ruby Morris, whose mother Darlene claims was abducted by aliens. There's some reluctance on the part of the FBI to even open an X-File on the matter until Mulder finds that the Darlene was also supposedly abducted during a girl scout outing when she was a teenager. Ruby had something of a wild reputation and the local authorities believe she may have run off with a biker. Ruby's younger brother Kevin is seeing something on the television that he can translate into binary code, something that is of interest to the NSA. For Mulder, the case is far too reminiscent of his sister Samantha's abduction by aliens when he was 12 and she 8 years old. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode marks the first time that the X-Files are referred to as "fringe events". See more
Mulder refers to the adult leader of a Girl Scout troop as a "den mother". Den mothers are in charge of Cub Scout troops. Adults in the Girl Scouts are simply referred to as "troop leaders" or "scout leaders". See more
This is the essence of science: you ask an impertinent question and you're on your way to a pertinent answer.
Referenced in Gone Home
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Mvt. I, Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach See more