Skinner's buddy from college, Wayne Federman, trails Mulder and Scully on a case involving a pipe bombing in a church, at Skinner's insistence. Wayne is a writer/producer from Hollywood gathering material for a FBI-based movie. Mulder and Scully turn out to be the reluctant stars of this movie by Federman. Written by
Did You Know?
Scully asks Mulder how many times he's seen "Plan 9 from Outer Space", to which he replies "42". This is a long running geek reference from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe as "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything." It's also Mulder's apartment number. See more
When Mulder and Scully are discussing zombies, Scully explains to Mulder how zombies and the like are just figments of the imagination. However, in the earlier episode The X-Files: Millennium
, Scully encounters a zombie toward the end of the episode. She shoots at it and it attacked by it. She even reports such to A.D. Skinner. It seems unrealistic that an FBI agent would forget a past experience that was so unsettling to them. See more
Maybe true faith is really a form of insanity.
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