The agents investigate a deadly game in San Francisco's Chinatown district.

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Det. Glen Chao (as B.D. Wong)
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Kim Hsin (as Lucy Alexis Liu)
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Hard-Faced Man
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Doug Abrahams ...
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Vase Man
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Dr. Wu
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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 garykmcd

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The writers may have named the character "Dr. Wu" after the Steely Dan song "Dr. Wu." See more »

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[while conducting an autopsy]
Fox Mulder: You're saying that this guy was selling his body parts for money?
Dana Scully: A kidney, a portion of the liver, a cornea, bone marrow - a person can lose these things and live to cash the social security checks.
Fox Mulder: He won't be cashing any social security checks any time soon.
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A rather disappointing episode...
16 March 2009 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Bought the whole set from amazon as I missed some episodes/some series!

To me, this episode is quite annoying...for 2 main reasons:

1. I am Chinese & speak Cantonese which was the language the Chinatown characters spoke...I found all those Chinese ppl spoke rather slow, seems Cantonese is a foreign language to them...I am not sure if this's the real case for immigrants...but Lucy's Liu's father claimed he lived there for several years only...so I supposed he won't lose his mother- tongue??

2. The gangster called Lucy's Liu's father's name wrong! His surname written on the plate for "lucky draw" was "Suen", but the gangster called him "Sum", this was a HUGE mistake!! The two names in Chinese is very different!

XD this made me wonder if the research for other x-files relate to other nations would have errors as well...


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