F. Emasculata is an all-out gross episode with a lot of intrigue. It's got Skinner and the Cigarette Smoking Man(CSM) in it, so you can't go wrong. Giant red and purple boils on people's face and neck is enough to gross you out. But when these boils explode and spray yellow pus on people's faces, the grossness factor tops out. Mulder and Scully are separated for the bulk of the episode as Mulder pursues two prison escapees who may be infected while Scully tries to determine the cause of this contagion that has killed several inmates. F. Emasculata has an interesting premise about the government experimenting on prison inmates like lab rats. CSM brings just a pinch of the mythology into the episode, specifically when he and Mulder argue over the "truth". This episode is a fun ride, the suspense heightening when you see a boil start to pulsate. So if you have a weak stomach, be forewarned. F. Emasculata will make you think twice before popping that next pimple.