When Skinner is infected with an unknown disease and receives a mysterious phone call telling him he has 24 hours to live, Scully and Mulder rush to find a cure and those responsible.

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Dr. Kenneth Orgel
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Dr. Plant
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Dr. Katrina Cabrera
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Donna Marie Moore ...
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Greta Fadness ...
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Susana Mercedes ...
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Tim Van Pelt ...
Young Surgeon
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Arlene Warren ...
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Skinner comes down with a mysterious condition that puts him on the verge of death. An unknown voice on the phone tells Skinner that he has 24 hours to live. Mulder and Scully rush to find a cure for his condition. His impending death is somehow linked to S.R. 819, a Senate resolution that will supply money and medical supplies to the World Health Organization. Written by Muldernscully

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Mitch Pileggi, who had boxed competitively in college, went for refresher courses at the Goosen Gym in Los Angeles. See more »

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Right after the theme song, as the camera zooms out from Skinner's face, you can see on the right hand edge of his nose where the vein makeup has started to come off of his face. See more »

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Skinner: Every minute of every day, we choose. Who we are. Who we forgive. Who we defend and protect. To choose a side or to walk the line. To play the middle. To straddle the fence between what is and what should be. This was the course I chose. Trying to find the delicate balance of interests that can never exist. Choosing by not choosing. Defending a center which cannot hold. So death chose for me.
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So-so "mythology" thriller
19 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully's FBI supervisor, sickens with a mysterious illness. When Mulder connects it to Skinner's review of Senate Resolution 819, he seeks out former ally Senator Richard Matheson. Meanwhile Scully discovers that the apparent virus is actually nanotechnology.

This is an open-ended story in which our heroes run around without solving anything - including Skinner's problem! Without a real resolution it has to be judged on how it contributes to the larger story arc. Despite popping up again in season 7, what happens here simply isn't important. Skipping it won't lose you anything in understanding the "mythology" which is just about to be wrapped up anyway!


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