In 1990 a man dies and the last word he utters is Mulder. Mulder thinking that this has something to do with his father, investigates and learns that the man supposedly died in 1952. He then goes to speak to Arthur Dales a retired FBI agent who was supposedly investigating the man then. Initially he doesn't want to talk to Mulder but later changes his mind and proceeds to tell him about the man whom he arrested and who later died while in custody and then later saw alive. He would also tell him that he was contacted by a man named Bill Mulder who told him of a government conspiracy. Written by
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The part of Agent Arthur Dales is played by Darren McGavin, who portrayed the title character Carl Kolchak in Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Chris Carter has stated that his love for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and other TV shows that dealt with the supernatural were the inspiration for The X-Files. Carl Kolchak was very similar to Fox Mulder, in that he regularly ventured into situations trying to expose the supernatural and beings that are characterized as monsters. See more
The record player 'DUAL 1214' in the 1952 sequence was not produced before the late 1960s. See more
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more