Scully and Mulder investigate the murder of someone who was burned alive in a funeral parlor crematorium. The autopsy reveals that he was missing several vital organs - an eye, a kidney - and Scully immediately suspects that the man was selling his organs, any of which would fetch a very high price. Working with a local Chinese-speaking detective, Glen Chao, Mulder gets a lead when they find pieces of hell money, fake currency that is used as a symbolic offering. It all leads them to a deadly game among newly arrived immigrants in need of real money. Written by
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James Hong, who plays Hard-Faced Man in this episode, also played the character Hannibal Chew in Blade Runner. In Blade Runner, Hannibal Chew's job is to create eyes for the replicants. As Hard-Faced Man in X-Files, the character is seen preparing to remove eyes. See more
[to Mulder and Scully
Det. Glen Chao
Look, you don't even know what the hell you're dealing with. This isn't some pretty little lacquer box you can just take the lid off and find out what's inside. You might see the face of a Chinese man here but let me tell you something: they don't see the same face. They see the face of a cop. American-born Chinese - A.B.C. To them, I'm just as white as you are.