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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This episode takes place in May 1989. See more
During the shootout scene in the warehouse towards the end of the episode, Mulder is wearing a wedding ring. Since this episode is set in 1989, it might have been possible that Mulder was previously married except that, earlier in the episode, the Lone Gunmen hack into the FBI mainframe and Langly reads out Mulder's Dossier which clearly states that Mulder is single. See more
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That was the last we saw of him. Almost immediately the police got there. We panicked and hid. You know the rest
Do I look like Geraldo to you? Don't lie to me like I'm Geraldo. I am not Geraldo!