The agents become involved in the case of a shooting in a fast food restaurant. What interest them the most is the story of a patron who tried to talk the shooter into giving himself up. After several patrons are shot, the man heals them by laying his hands on their wounds. He also has the ability to change his appearance at will. In the middle of the investigation, Mulder learns that his mother has suffered a stroke after a visit by the Cigarette Smoking Man who, it turns out, has known her since before Mulder was born. The man from the fast food restaurant isn't the only shape-shifter however and someone is clearly out to kill him. Written by
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Another reference to Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel, "The Brothers Karamazov": the name of the fast food restaurant is "Brothers K". See more
During a car park fight scene between Mulder and X, X's stunt double is apparent on several occasions. See more
The Cigarette Smoking Man
Men can never be free, because they're weak, corrupt, worthless... and restless. The people believe in authority. They've grown tired of waiting for miracle or mystery. Science is their religion - no greater explanation exists for them! They must never believe any differently if the project is to go forward.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more