Scully and Mulder investigate the case of the crew of a French salvage ship who are all, with one exception, suffering from severe radiation burns. Mulder is particularly interested in the case as the ship was working at the coordinates he believes is the site of a UFO crash. Evidence at the home of the one salvager who escaped the radiation burns leads Mulder to Hong Kong where he meets Krycek, who he believes killed his father. It's also obvious that the entity, black oil, is transferring itself from one person to another. Meanwhile, Scully is upset to learn that the police will shut down the investigation into the murder of her sister Melissa. Assistant Director Skinner assures her he will pursue the matter but he is warned off by representatives of the intelligence community. Written by
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The name Gauthier, used for the French diver and his wife, was a reference to special effects producer David Gauthier
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When Mulder is looking through papers in Gauthier's apartment, he picks up an envelope. The name on this envelope when he picks it up is Marcel Gauthier, but when it is shown in close-up next to another piece of paper, the name changes to Bernard Gauthier. See more
Conscience, it's just the voices of the dead trying to save us from our own damnation.
Referenced in AVP: Alien vs. Predator