Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate the murder of a jet propulsion scientist who was trapped in a wind chamber and sucked through a jet engine when the unit was activated. It isn't the first death among the scientists there, with Arthur Grable having died in an accident several months before. As they gather evidence in the case the main suspect becomes the janitor, Roland, who is autistic but with a great knowledge of fluid mechanics. When Mulder finds a connection between Roland and the first dead scientist, it opens up any number of possibilities. Written by
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Zeljko Ivanek was the first actor to read for the part of Roland. Chris Carter was blown away and decided almost immediately to cast him. See more
On Mulder and Scully's third visit to Mahan Propulsion Laboratory, they are both seen wearing vistor's passes. Mulder's pass has the number 23 in the top right corner while Scully's pass has the number 11. However, during one camera cut from Mulder to Scully, Scully is suddenly wearing the number 23 pass and Mulder is wearing 11. See more
You got a brother, don't you, Scully?
Yeah, I've got an older one and a younger one.
Well, have you ever thought about calling one of them all day long and then all of a sudden the phone rings and it's one of them calling you?
Does this pitch somehow end with a way for me to lower my long distance charges?
References School Ties
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more