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A man tormented by a piercing sound that will make his brain explode unless he drives west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to driver him, while Scully tries to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

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Alvin Kersh
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CDC Doctor
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Virgil Nokes
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Elderly Woman
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Coroner
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Prison Doctor (as Scott A. Smith)
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A man tormented by a piercing sound that will make his brain explode unless he drives west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to driver him, while Scully tries to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

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15 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Bryan Cranston also starred in the Ryan Gosling film, which shares its name with this episode; Drive (2011) See more »

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After about 15 minutes, during the scene in which Crump tosses out Mulder's cellphone while being chased by police, as Mulder says: "How about if we just pull over and let me out, too, huh? I must be cramping your style" something looking like camera equipment (probably filming the shots with Crump in the backseat) is visible, actually blocking what little view we have of Crump pointing his gun at Mulder. See more »

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Mulder: [to P. Crump] ... and it's Mr. Mulder to you, ya peanut picking bastard.
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References Speed (1994) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Go West Young Man (AND STEP ON IT!)
24 July 2006 | by 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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