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
Did You Know?
In the scene where Scully arrives to town, at the grocery-store riot, a sailor in classic Navy uniform grabs a bunch of chocolate and pantyhose, 2 things that were heavily rationed during WWII. See more
The cockroach seen at the end on Mulder's plate is a Giant South American Cockroach, which isn't even native to the U.S. or Canada. See more
I think you'd better get up here.
It appears that cockroaches are mortally attacking people.
I'm not going to ask you if you just said what I think you just said, because I know it's what you just said.
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