Mulder is partnered with a young FBI agent, Alex Krycek, in the investigation of mysterious deaths. An apartment dweller called emergency services to report a fire outside his door but firemen arrive to find no fire and the owner dead with a spent fire extinguisher nearby. Scully's autopsy finds that the dead man's internal physical condition resembles that of someone who has been in intense heat, even though there are no visible burn marks. A second death gives them a connection between both men as they had served together in the Marines in the early 1970s. They subsequently learn that a man by the name of Augustus Cole has somehow escaped from a high security facility and that, incredibly, hasn't slept for 24 years. Mulder concludes that Cole is seeking revenge. Written by
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When Mulder is talking to Scully on the phone he mentions soldiers walking through mushroom clouds. This is an actual occurrence - Operation Desert Rock from 1951 to 1957 effected civilians and soldiers, both knowingly and unknowingly. See more
There is a small mistake in the opening of this episode, while the TV shows the Dow stock market being "up", the anchor's voice in the background says the Dow ended the day down. See more
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