With the X Files still shut down, Mulder is re-assigned from wiretap monitoring to a murder investigation. He finds himself in the sewers of New Jersey and assumes that Assistant Director Skinner is again trying to get him out of the way. Scully offers to perform an autopsy on he dead man and finds a rather large fluke worm attached to the his liver. As the investigation continues, Mulder discovers a human-like creature in the sewer system and Sculley believes it is trying to reproduce by finding human hosts. Mulder is also receiving cryptic phone calls from someone stating that he has a friend in the FBI. Written by
Did You Know?
The "Flukeman" suit dissolved in water, forcing special effects artist Toby Lindala
to reconstruct the suit each day. See more
In one of the final scenes, there is a shot of a city at night captioned "Newark, New Jersey". It is actually a shot of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, filmed from Federal Hill. See more
Flatworms are what are known as obligate endoparasites. They live inside the host, entering the body through the ingestion of larvae or eggs. They are not creatures that go around attacking people.
Well, that's good. I didn't want to have to tell Skinner that his murder suspect was a giant, blood-sucking worm.