Agent Mulder is out investigating reports of strange lights in the night sky when he learns from the local Sheriff that there is another death in town from killer cockroaches. Intrigued, Mulder tags along and a series of deaths ensue with witnesses all claiming the dead body was covered with roaches, though none are to be found by the police arrive. When he learns that there is a local experiment going on, Mulder meets the entomologist involved, the rather attractive Bambi Berenbaum. The answer however, lies with other tests going in town. Throughout, Mulder keeps in touch with Scully who seems to have a logical explanation for everything that's happened so far. As people in the town begin to panic, Scully travels there and joins Mulder to get the poop on just what is going on. Written by
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The piles of faux dung were created for the show by using an organic, feces-free substance. See more
In the motel guest death scene, when the other guests enter the room, the deceased's' eyes are closed. When Mulder enters, the deceased's eyes are open and looking around. See more
The development of our cerebral cortex has been the greatest achievement of the evolutionary processes. Big deal. While allowing us the thrills of intellect or the pangs of self-consciousness, it is all too often overruled by our inner, instinctive brain - the one that tells us to react, not reflect, to run, rather than ruminate. Maybe we have gone as far as we can go and the next advance, whatever that may be - will be made by beings we create ourselves, using our own technology. Life forms we...
Just before the closing credits roll, after the final "chord" and display of exec Producer Chris Carter
, there is a clear "whirr/chirp" like that the roaches in the episode made. See more
References Planet of the Apes
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more