Mulder and Scully are sent to Chicago after after a telemarketing firm receives anonymous threats. The company is particularly concerned as they had an employee go postal in a different office and wants to avoid another dangerous incident. One of the company's employees, Gary Lambert, is convinced that his boss Greg Pincus is literally a monster who no one else can see for what he really is. Lambert takes everyone, including Mulder, hostage but during the incident Mulder realizes that Lambert may not be the deranged madman everyone is making him out to be. Written by
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A sound underscoring the movement of the monster, Pincus, closely resembles one that would be used a couple years later with the "worm tunnels" in the film Donnie Darko. See more
When Mulder is talking to Scully after the hostage situation, he incorrectly refers to Helsinki Syndrome. The correct clinical name is Stockholm syndrome. (Though it is possible that this is a jokey reference to the same error in Die Hard
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Gary... I like you. But you're really, really... really weird.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more