The Lone Gunmen, with the (unwanted) aide of Morris Fletcher, must stop a destructive virus from entering the populace.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Yves Adele Harlow / Lois Runce
Jim Fyfe ...
John Gillnitz
Medical Examiner
Timothy Landfield ...
Professor Douglas Houghton
Michael Craven Wells ...
Leonard Southall


The lone Gunman go out on a limb to try to help an old friend. In the process of trying to stop a new unkown virus, the trio seal themselves in with the terrorist to stop the spread of it. Sealing their fate, and taking themselves down with the terrorist. How will they get out of this one? Written by sethstephens46

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21 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title is a humorous reference to the phrase "jumping the shark," used to describe shows that have reached their peak and started to decline in quality. Chris Carter said that the title was tongue-in-cheek, and that it was their "way of lowering the boom on anybody who thought that it did." See more »


Morris Fletcher: Anyway, I'm ready to make a deal.
John Doggett: What deal would that be?
Morris Fletcher: The one that saves my furry pink ass!
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


References Happy Days: Hollywood: Part 3 (1977) See more »


Written and Performed by Mark Snow
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Really great episode
5 May 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

>> Contains spoilers, just like the other posts, so don't read unless you have seen entire season 9 << I took some time watching X files 1-9. I had a break after season 8 due to disliking Mulder being gone once again and so on. Anyway, lately I watched season 9 and kept me hooked with all the awesome episodes. One great episode after another. (Altho the whole super soldiers thing is kinda far-fetched I think) I stumbled across this episode 2 days ago, and god I was thrilled after having seen this one. Not because I wanted the 3 nerds to die, but more because I didn't see it coming, and it was a great heroic way for them to go. In the end they wanted to be hero's, and contribute something to the world. They did what many men would not, sacrifice themselves for the greater good.

The only thing Im currently thinking off, and why Im not giving it a 10, is because I am disappointed that the story within this episode, isn't linked with the main conspiracy story. They researched about government conspiracy's, and now they just gave their lives to 2 unknown terrorists. A bit crappy in my opinion.

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