With Mulder trapped in a car by a seemingly deranged man, Scully races to determine if the man is suffering from a deadly illness and if Mulder is in danger of becoming the next victim.
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Bryan Cranston claimed in an interview with Howard Stern that this episode eventually earned him the role of Walter White on Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan remembered working with Cranston and thought there were similarities between White and his character in this episode. See more
The most fuel efficient version of the 1968 Chevy Caprice had a 24 gallon tank and is rated by the EPA as getting 10 miles per gallon. That puts the maximum range of the vehicle at 240 miles on a single tank of gas. Highway 36, as it winds through the mountains of California from Susanville to Hydesville, is 243 miles long. As the crow flies, Susanville is still over 30 miles from the Nevada border while Hydesville is still more than 10 miles from the coast. At the 80+ miles per hour speeds depicted in this episode, there is no way that vehicle could have made it from the Nevada state line to the coast on a single tank of gas. See more
On behalf of the International Jewish Conspiracy, I've got to inform you that we're almost out of gas.