Scully is worried about Mulder when during an undercover sting operation, Mulder apparently lets a suspect, Jacob Steven Haley, escape. Haley is a right-wing anti-government militiaman who was observed in a park handing an envelope to someone who the FBI thinks was selling weapons. After Haley's escape, they find the other man dead with most of his flesh eaten away. Concerned that militiamen are in possession of biological weapons, FBI assistant Director Skinner takes Scully into his confidence and tells what is really going on. Written by
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The big inspiration for this episode is the movie with Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, based in a fantastic novel by John LeCarre. The big idea of the episode is to find lies under new lies. They get a great ambient of paranoia that fits perfectly in this season 5 in which we have some kind of distance between Mulder and Scully. See more
You're a believer?
I have my beliefs.
You willing to die for them?
I'd prefer it didn't come to that.
References The Maltese Falcon