The origins of the Lone Gunmen and their relationship with Mulder are revealed in this episode. All three were at a computer and electronics trade show in Baltimore in 1989 when they put their antagonism to one another aside to help a woman, Susann Modeski, who claims her boyfriend kidnapped her daughter. In fact, she's a government scientist on the run from security officers. She tells them about a massive government conspiracy and they inform their new found friend Mulder, who finds it all a bit far-fetched. Written by
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The game that Byers' co-worker plays on his computer is Dig Dug, a Namco arcade title released in arcades in 1982, and on home computers throughout the 1980s See more
Suzanne Modeski asks Byers to help her decode a printout of an encrypted file. However, since almost all file creation and encryption systems make extensive use of non-printing characters (especially for the type of printer used in the episode), it would have been impossible to decipher the information on the paper. See more
My name is John Fitzgerald Byers. I was born on November 22nd, 1963.
I was named after JFK. Before the assassination, my parents were going to call me "Bertram."
References The Lord of the Rings