A man tormented by a piercing sound that could make his head explode unless he heads west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to drive for him, while Scully rushes to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.
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Bryan Cranston claimed in an interview with Howard Stern that this episode eventually earned him the role of Walter White on Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan remembered working with Cranston and thought there were similarities between White and his character in this episode. While Patrick Crump is an unintelligent, anti-Semitic redneck and Walter White is a genius non-bigoted yuppie type, both characters are men who are bad at their cores but capable of being sympathetic and not just coming across as one-dimensional villains. The way Bryan Cranston pulled off the balance between Crump being someone the audience (and Fox Mulder) rightly disliked yet came to feel genuine sorrow upon his death was a feature Gilligan used when crafting the Walter White character. In addition, AMC executives were strongly against casting Cranston in "Breaking Bad" because of his recent spotlighted role in "Malcolm in the Middle" which was a broad comedy, so Gilligan showed them "Drive" and they immediately OK'd Cranston's casting. See more
At night when Crump says, "faster" we see the odometer reads 4057 then an obscured number. the next morning the odometer reads 40613. This is a maximum increase of only 43 miles during which time we have traveled from pitch darkness to broad daylight. At a speed of at least 70mph, daybreak has appeared in less than 35minutes. See more
Well, on behalf of the International Jewish Conspiracy, I just need to inform you that we're... almost out of gas.
References Quincy M.E.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more