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
Did You Know?
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
Mulder meets Mr. X at the Kennedy Center in Washington, at night. Stock images of the building show it awash with downward-pointing white spotlights on all outside walls. In the establishing shot, all those lights appear to have been turned off. Later on, there appears to be limited up-lighting of the walls, which in real life have much more down-lighting. See more
How hard do you want to make this?
No harder than it has to be.
[head butts Skinner
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more