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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Crump
Patrol Captain Van Gelder
Harry Danner ...
CDC Doctor
Virgil Nokes
Linda Porter ...
Elderly Woman
Prison Doctor (as Scott A. Smith)
Timothy Dale Agee ...
EMT (as Tim Agee)
Trooper #1
Trooper #2 (as Wiley Pickett)
Gas Station Attendant
Navy Lieutenant


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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15 November 1998 (USA)  »

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As Scully walks into the Crumps yard and her flashlight illuminates an old chaise lounge, a person wearing a white tank top runs out from the bushes and off screen to the right. No reference to this person is made in the story. See more »


[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 Speed (1994) 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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