Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behaviour.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Anita Budahas
Verla McLennen
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...
Andrew Johnston ...
Commanding Officer (as Jon Cuthbert)
Vince Metcalfe ...
Brian Furlong ...
Lead Officer
Doc Harris ...
Mr. McLennen


Mulder and Scully investigate the mental breakdown and disappearance of a U.S. Air Force officer, Col. Robert Budahas, once a well regarded test pilot. Mulder's research reveals that there is a pattern of breakdowns at Ellens Air Force base but Scully thinks there are any number legitimate medical reasons for what has happened. Mulder is soon in touch with local UFO enthusiasts and learns where in the area is best to view UFOs. He comes across two young people who regularly sneak onto the base through a hole in the fence to sit back and watch. Mulder believes the aircraft the locals are seeing were built using alien technology and it becomes apparent that the U.S. government is hiding something and will go to great lengths to keep it that way. Throughout, Mulder receives advice and a friendly warning from an unknown man, Deep Throat, who warns him to be careful and confirms Mulder's suspicions about aliens. Written by garykmcd

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17 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The house used for the exterior shots of the Budahas residence would also become Frank Black's yellow house in Millennium (1996) and Cassie Blake's in The Secret Circle (2011). See more »


When Scully is asleep in the car and a UFO (presumably) flies overhead, the glass shatters in the back. However, later, when Mulder and Scully are being detained by the "National Security" guys, the back windshield is shown intact. See more »


[Mulder and Scully have just asked two teens if they saw a flying saucer]
Scully: Mulder, did you see their eyes? If I were that stoned...
Mulder: Ooh! If you were that stoned, what?
Scully: Mulder, you could've shown that kid a picture of a flying hamburger and he would've told that's *exactly* what he saw.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Deep Throat Debut
18 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This episode is marked by the debut of the legendary deep throat character.A big favourite for many x-files fans.No concrete explanation is given as to why he decides to help Mulder or inadvertently help him in following cases nor is his real name revealed.In this episode Deep Throat advises Mulder to cool his interest in a case he's involved in.Mulder being the free spirit he is disregards his advice.

Jerry Hardin plays Deep Throat well and endears himself to the viewer as a mysterious,slightly dubious individual.Having seen him star in an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation i believe it was the right idea to cast him in the role of Deep Throat

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