After a US destroyer vanishes for 42 hours, a group of sailors are rescued but all have aged tremendously. All but one quickly dies and the survivor is under guard in a military hospital. Mulder's archive has reports of a number of ships disappearing in the same area just off Norway. He believes it's all related to the Navy's World War II Philadelphia experiments where the government was trying to find a way to make ships invisible to radar. They find the missing ship, the USS Ardent, in the North Sea abandoned and with all of its crew dead but one, the Captain. Both the ship and the Captain are quite old and they seem to have gone through some type of time anomaly. Scully has a scientific explanation for what has happened but they are going to have to solve the mystery quickly as they begin to age rapidly. Written by
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When Scully is writing in the notebook aboard the ship, she mentions Ragnarok. It's the name of the apocalypse created by the old Norse/vikings centuries ago. In it, the sun should be eaten by a giant wolf called Fenrir, and the demons imprisoned by Odin at the dawn of times in a hellish called Muspell should be free, and lead by a demon named Surtur should launch the definitive attack to kill all gods and dead warriors who have inhabited Valhalla, causing the end of days. See more
During the scene in which Mulder makes his George Burns remark, he hands Scully a sample of urine, presumably from him. There appears to be only a few milliliters in the sample container, yet a moment later when Scully goes to her lab table, there is suddenly a lot more in the container. See more
I found a children's book of Norse legends. From what I can tell, the pictures show the end of the world - not in a sudden firestorm of damnation as the Bible teaches us, but in a slow covering blanket of snow. First the moon and the stars will be lost in a dense white fog, then the rivers and the lakes and the sea will freeze over. And finally a wolf named Skoll will open his jaws and eat the sun, sending the world into an everlasting night. I think I hear the wolf at the door.
References Dead Calm
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more