Mulder awakens on a Sunday in a cheap motel in Providence, Rhode Island. He has no idea how he got there and has no memory of what may have occurred in the last two days. His clothes are also covered in blood. He has been having vivid dreams however. In one, he recalls his parents having an argument with the Cigarette Smoking Man about Samantha. Mulder was only 12 years-old at the time. He also has images of a white house. Scully soon joins him and they locate the white house with two bodies inside. As far as the local police are concerned, Mulder is their main suspect. Scully however doesn't believe he killed anyone and tries to find the common denominator between her partner and the victims. Written by
Did You Know?
Producer/ writer R.W. Goodwin
was inspired to write the episode after reading "An Anthropologist on Mars", a series of essays by Oliver Sacks
, in particular "The Landscape of Dreams," featuring a man who could recall every detail of his childhood. See more
Mulder calls Scully from Rhode Island at 4:50 A.M. She is presumably at her home near Washington, D.C., approximately 400 miles away. Somehow she manages to arrive at his motel at 6:15 A.M., less then 90 minutes later. See more
Mulder, I refuse to believe that you had any part in this.
I had those people's blood on my shirt, Scully. I was missing for two days, I have no recollection of my actions during those two days, there were two rounds discharged from my gun, I had the keys to this house and the keys to their car. Do the words "Orenthal James Simpson" mean anything to you?