Mulder is contacted by a local police detective who thinks he has an x-files type case for him to look into. A U.S. postal worker who had sneaked into the washroom for a cigarette was killed by numerous bee stings, though there were no bees to be found. Before Mulder can even begin to look into the case, someone is going around erasing the evidence in the washroom and even some of the blood samples taken from the victim. The person doing the erasing however is Assistant Director Skinner who seems to have made a pact with the Cigarette Smoking Man. Written by
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, who appeared in more episodes of The X-Files than all other cast members, took one week off from the series to film her role in The Mighty
(1998). The writers decided to create another story centered around Skinner and his involvement in the deal made with CSM to cure Scully's cancer, as alluded to in Memento Mori. See more
[catching Skinner off-guard
I was just trying to reach you. I think your phone's off the hook.
I needed some sleep.
Is that why you're taking the garbage out at 4 in the morning?