Mulder and Scully head off to Alaska when the scientists working on the Arctic Ice Core project have seemingly gone crazy and killed each other. The project team had just beaten the record for the deepest core sample when they soon began to act oddly. Along with two scientists and a helicopter pilot, the agents arrive at the deserted post and soon find that an ancient micro-organism from one of the deep core samples is responsible. The helicopter pilot is the first affected and has to be restrained. One other of the group is also infected and the chief scientist in the group thinks it's Mulder. Written by
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This episode seems to be deeply inspired by the famous sci-fi horror movie The Thing
(1982) in which also some scientists face the challenges of an unknown alien virus mutation. See more
FBI Agent Scully makes two critical gun safety mistakes:
When Scully dramatically removes the magazines from her Sig and Mulder's Glock automatic pistols and throws them out in the snow she fails to remove the chambered rounds, meaning the guns are still loaded.
Scully also fails to unload the pistol she sealed in an FBI evidence bag, as the deranged Nancy later fires a round from it. See more
This is Agent Mulder. We have a serious biological hazard. Request air pick-up and quarantine procedures. Over.
Come in, Doolittle Airfield.
We copy, Agent Mulder. This area is under a heavy storm and no aircraft can get out for the next day. Maybe the military base in Kotzebue can set up a quarantine. Advise immediate evacuation. The arctic storm is bearing in your direction. Over.
We were told we'd have three clear days of weather. Over.
Welcome to the top of the world, sir.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more