Agent Scully appears before a committee chaired by section chief Blevins to account for her and Mulder's recent activities. A Canadian geodetic survey team has apparently found an alien frozen in the ice in the Yukon. A friend of Mulder's at the Smithsonian let's him know of the find and they set off to join the team and see it firsthand. They're not prepared for what they find. Scully meanwhile arrests Michael Kritschgau, a one-time Department of Defense employee, who has an amazing story to tell her - one that will rock the very foundations of Mulder's beliefs in the existence of extra-terrestrials. With her cancer worsening, Scully begins to reexamine her faith. Written by
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The icy caverns were constructed inside a warehouse previously been used for cold storage, and required truckloads of lumber and 10,000 square feet of Styrofoam. The set was one of the most expensive and elaborate built during the series' history, requiring a constant temperature of negative 21 degrees F (negative 29 degrees C) to maintain the real snow and ice used to decorate it. This refrigeration allowed the actors' breath to visibly fog up, aiding the cast in having a place that felt real for their acting. See more
Mulder pulls a refrigerated truck up to a warehouse in Washington D.C., yet Scully later on (around 34:40) states that the warehouse is "just outside Washington D.C. in Sethburg, VA." See more
It just means proving to the world the existence of alien life is not my last dying wish.
What about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?