Scully is worried about Mulder when, during an undercover sting operation, Mulder apparently lets a suspect, Jacob Steven Haley, escape. Haley is a rabid anti-government militiaman who was observed in a park handing an envelope to someone who the FBI thinks was selling weapons. After Haley's escape, they find the other man dead with most of his flesh eaten away. Concerned that militiamen are in possession of biological weapons, FBI assistant Director Skinner takes Scully into his confidence and tells what is really going on.
Did You Know?
The big inspiration for this episode is the movie with Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, based in a fantastic novel by John LeCarre. The big idea of the episode is to find lies under new lies. They get a great ambient of paranoia that fits perfectly in this season 5 in which we have some kind of distance between Mulder and Scully. See more
Exactly what agency are you guys from?
[gets no answer
Obviously not the Office of Information.
References The Maltese Falcon
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more