Agent Scully appears before a committee chaired by section chief Blevins to account for her and Mulder's recent activities. A Canadian geodetic survey team has apparently found an alien frozen in the ice in the Yukon. A friend of Mulder's at the Smithsonian let's him know of the find and they set off to join the team and see it firsthand. They're not prepared for what they find. Scully meanwhile arrests Michael Kritschgau, a one-time Department of Defense employee, who has an amazing story to tell her - one that will rock the very foundations of Mulder's beliefs in the existence of extra-terrestrials. With her cancer worsening, Scully begins to reexamine her faith.
Did You Know?
The first cut of the episode was 12 minutes too long so Chris Carter
re-edited it two days before transmission. See more
During the alien autopsy, they are wearing little more than home decorating dust masks. Something far more substantial would be expected, if not full biological isolation garments. See more
It just means proving to the world the existence of alien life is not my last dying wish.
How about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?
At the end of the opening credits,instead of saying 'the truth is out there', it says 'Believe the lie'. See more
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more