A man infected with a deadly pathogen climbs into Mulder's car and tells him to keep the vehicle moving. Scully attempts to produce an antidote.

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Patrick Crump
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Patrol Captain Van Gelder
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Harry Danner ...
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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Trooper #2 (as Wiley Pickett)
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Gas Station Attendant
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Navy Lieutenant
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A man infected with a deadly pathogen climbs into Mulder's car and tells him to keep the vehicle moving. Scully attempts to produce an antidote.

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James Pickens Jr and Michael O'Neill later worked together on several episodes of Grey's Anatomy. See more »

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(From 15:20 to 15:30) You can see camera equipment that was revealed during the show's transition from 4:3 to 16:9 See more »

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[Mulder slows down for a stoplight]
Patrick Crump: What the hell are you doing?
Mulder: I'm composing a sonnet; what does it look like I'm doing?
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References Quincy M.E. (1976) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Gone In 45 Minutes
19 January 2007 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

As much as 'The Beginning' showed that we're still going to get "classic" x-files, Drive showed that the X-Files was going to explore new territory. They start by giving us a unique teaser to Drive, with the news camera footage. It was an interesting transition from the the TV to the real events. I would've liked it even better if they had kept that news footage camera for the entire teaser and not cut to the inside of the car. Upon viewing this episode live back in 1998 I was thinking, "Am I on the right channel?" That first autopsy by Scully flooded me with big words that I don't understand. I think she learned her lesson to ALWAYS wear a mask before performing an autopsy. Silly Scully! What is the deal with the lighting in the autopsy lab? It's as dark as a tomb in there! How are they supposed to see what they're doing in there? Assistant Director Kersh gets his first lines in this episode. I have no love lost for that man. He is the third recurring character in a row that is introduced that you love to hate, the first two being Diana Fowley and Jeffrey Spender. I guess the producers felt that there was too much love going on for Mulder, Scully and Skinner. So they needed to add some characters to give our favorite agents some grief and incite our ire as fans. I love the quarantine suits worn by Scully and her team with the cool helmet light bulbs. Boy. It's really smoky or foggy in DRY northern Nevada at night. Can we say the word "effect"? Drive is a cool episode, but looking at route 36 on my U.S. atlas, there's no way Mulder could've maintained a speed of 70-100 MPH on that road. If he had been on I-80, the freeway, maybe. But no way on a state road with that many curves. All of the filming inside the car looked very authentic. Excellent job by Rob Bowman. It looks nothing like the old days of the obvious blue screen or clip of passing scenery outside a car window on a stage. This was a fun episode, but some of the inaccuracies keep it from being a great episode. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, so hold on for a fast ride!


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