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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Although this is credited to Jeff Vlaming
as writer, the concept behind this episode - a pyramid scheme for body parts - came from Chris Carter
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[while conducting an autopsy
You're saying that this guy was selling his body parts for money?
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.
He won't be cashing any social security checks any time soon.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more