Mulder and Scully investigate a accident that was predicted by an old man who accosted the victim a few minutes before to warn him he would be run over by a bus, which is exactly what happens. The man, a university professor, was with one of his students, Jason Nichols when the accident happened. The old man was taken into custody by the campus police but the arresting officer is found frozen to death and mysteriously, is still getting colder. The old man escapes and a visiting Japanese scientist is also found frozen to death. The obvious suspect is Nichols but Mulder begins to suspect that something far more complex is happening. Written by
Did You Know?
The molecule shown on the screen is a form of dichloroethane in which the four hydrogen atoms are replaced with helium. Although helium is highly unlikely to form a molecule in this way, the theoretical compound was simply intended to be something that didn't exist and that would be cold and unstable. See more
The compound shown on screen twice in this episode is 1,2 dichloroethane. This compound clearly wouldn't match the NMR spectra that was present with Dr. Yonechi, since it would only have one peak versus the many shown in that spectra. Also, 1,2 dichloroethane clearly does not exhibit any of the properties claimed by the characters in this episode. See more
If Lucas Menand never gets hit by that bus, his complaint gets heard before the grand committee, Jason Nichols loses his funding and he never gets to collaborate on his research with Dr. Yonechi. Therefore, this photograph never gets taken because this celebration never happens.
...And if your sister is your aunt and your mother marries your uncle, you'd be your own grandpa!
References Frosty the Snowman
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more