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
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This episode marks the first time that the X-Files are referred to as "fringe events". See more
(at around 39 mins) Mulder asks Scully about any mention of attendant reduction of lymphocytes or release of glucocorticoids, explaining them to be the "symptoms" of prolonged weightlessness.
Actually, these findings are the "signs", and not symptoms. The two terms have different meaning in medical parlance. In lay person's parlance, signs are what the doctor notes and symptoms are what the patient reports. 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
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more