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Drive 

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.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Bryan Cranston ... Patrick Crump
Michael O'Neill ... Patrol Captain Van Gelder
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Harry Danner ... CDC Doctor
Junior Brown ... Virgil Nokes
Linda Porter ... Elderly Woman
Mindy Seeger ... Coroner
Scott Alan Smith ... Prison Doctor (as Scott A. Smith)
Timothy Dale Agee ... EMT (as Tim Agee)
Mark Craig ... Trooper #1
Wiley M. Pickett ... Trooper #2 (as Wiley Pickett)
Ken Collins ... Gas Station Attendant
Tegan West Tegan West ... Navy Lieutenant
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Vince Gilligan is a major country and western music fan and really wanted Junior Brown to appear in the episode (he plays the farmer that Mulder and Scully investigate at the start of the episode). Gilligan flew Brown in at his own expense to film his scenes. See more »

Goofs

Many of Scully's actions at various times are inconsistent with her training both as a criminal investigator and a medical doctor. For example, she can often be seen handling potentially contaminated items, and even performing autopsies, without gloves. (This sort of thing is particularly noticeable in episode #6.2, "Drive", when she is poking around inside the dead woman's head.) See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I'm guessing we got 2 or 3 miles before the roadblock...
Patrick Crump: What roadblock? I got rid of the cops!
Mulder: Check your window!
Patrick Crump: [Looks through window and sees a chopper overhead] Oh man, if we get stopped... .!
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Connections

Features Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Go West Young Man (AND STEP ON IT!)
24 July 2006 | by Twins65See all my reviews

Another decent offering from the pen of Vince Gilligan.

A pre-"Malcolm in the Middle" Bryan Cranston plays Patrick Crump, a deranged guy who eventually hijacks Mulder via gunpoint and has him driving west at high speeds. It has something to do with his severe head ringing (& possible deadly combustion--his wife just experienced it), and the pressure only seems to be relieved by heading towards the left coast. Only Mulder could relate to this guy's plight, and actually bond with his captor before the all night ride is completed.

Meanwhile, Scully seems to have solved the case with a possible remedy for Mr. Crump, and will meet them at the ocean. Check it out to see if our Dynamic Duo can hook up at the Pacific and somehow rectify Mr. Crump's big problem.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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