Mulder is called in to act as a hostage negotiator when a mentally unbalanced convict, Duane Barry, takes four people prisoner. Dwayne believes he's a alien abductee and he believes aliens are coming back to get him. He's also a former FBI agent. Mulder contacts Scully and she does a bit of research for him. What she finds calls into question everything Duane has said. By this time however, Mulder has become a hostage in exchange for one who has been been seriously wounded. When it's all over and Duane is back in the hospital, they discover strange pieces of metal in his body. Written by
Did You Know?
The red speedo that Mulder wears when Krycek meets him at the beginning of the episode became in a sexual icon, so, many years after that, it still is the object of multiple jokes of the fans and the crew, particularly Gillian Anderson's. In adition, Darin Morgan wrote a gag in the 10th season so Mulder could wear it again. See more
During the opening alien visitation you can see the top left alien tilt his head to the left, revealing a human skin tone and collar of a body suit. See more
Mulder, it's me. I just had something incredibly strange happen. This piece of metal that they took out of Duane Barry, it has some kind of a code on it. I ran it through a scanner, and some kind of a serial number came up. What the hell is this thing, Mulder? It's almost as if... it's almost as if somebody was using it to catalog him... Mulder! I need your help! Mulder!
Referenced in The X-Files: Patient X
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more