The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 2

Drive (15 Nov. 1998)
"The X Files" Drive (original title)

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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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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Dale Agee ...
EMT (as Tim Agee)
Greg Bronson ...
Med Tech
Junior Brown ...
The Farmer
Frank Buckley ...
The Nevada News Anchor
Gas Station Attendant
Trooper #1
Patrick Crump
Harry Danner ...
CDC Doctor
The Patrol Captain
Art Pickering ...
Germ Suit Cop
Trooper #2 (as Wiley Pickett)


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 »


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Go West Young Man (AND STEP ON IT!)
24 July 2006 | by (Lindenhurst, IL) – See all my reviews

Another decent offering from the pen of Vince Gilligan.

A pre-"Malcolm in the Middle" Bryan Cranston plays Patrick Crump, a deranged guy who eventually hijacks Mulder via gunpoint and has him driving west at high speeds. It has something to do with his severe head ringing (& possible deadly combustion--his wife just experienced it), and the pressure only seems to be relieved by heading towards the left coast. Only Mulder could relate to this guy's plight, and actually bond with his captor before the all night ride is completed.

Meanwhile, Scully seems to have solved the case with a possible remedy for Mr. Crump, and will meet them at the ocean. Check it out to see if our Dynamic Duo can hook up at the Pacific and somehow rectify Mr. Crump's big problem.

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