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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Scully goes onto Miramar NAS to visit/question a Naval CMDR about the P-51. She tells him she used to live next door. She states he was a pilot in WWII and he would therefore be well past retirement age. Military retirees are not provided base housing. The CMDR would not have been allowed to remain in his active duty housing after retirement. See more
Actually, it's none of your damn business.
Actually, you know, it is my damn business, because whatever it is you're selling is killing two Navy servicemen in a hospital back in Maryland, which is why I'm going to have to arrest you.
Arrest me? With what, your chopsticks? This is Hong Kong, Mr. Mulder, they don't allow handguns here. They took yours away at the airport.
[He handcuffs her left wrist, and shows the other cuff attached to his right
Hey! You can't do that!
I just did.
Referenced in AVP: Alien vs. Predator