Samantha tells her brother about the shape-shifting Alien Bounty Hunter and why he is out to kill all of them. With Scully taken prisoner by the Alien Bounty Hunter, Mulder arranges to swap his sister for her. Snipers are in the woods to take out the alien creature but it does not go well. The swap takes place on a bridge and while Scully is safe, Samantha and the bounty hunter fall into the waters below. Mulder's father gives him an envelope Samantha had left for him and as a result he goes to a women's health clinic in Maryland. There he gets a greater understanding of what is really going on. When Mulder disappears, it's Assistant Director Skinner who goes the extra mile to find out where he's gone. Written by
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This was the first episode of the series written by Frank Spotnitz
. He would later become a collaborator on many mythology-centric episodes, and a co-writer on the two ''X-Files'' feature films. See more
Watch the foot shadows under Mulder's door as X approaches. The first shadow is a right foot, and we can clearly see the shoe. The second foot shadow appears, and then the right hand shadow clearly rotates from left to right. When Scully answers the door, however, X is shown facing away from it. See more
[Skinner enters Mulder's apartment after fighting with X
Agent Mulder took a commercial flight to Tacoma, Washington... there he took a military plane to Deadhorse, Alaska. Using his FBI credentials, he chartered a Rologon All-Terrain Vehicle - still a ten-mile hike across the ice. Here are the co-ordinates of his final destination.
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