Mulder is intent on saving Jeremiah Smith from the alien bounty hunter if for no other reason than he hopes Smith could save his mother who has suffered a severe stroke. Smith takes him to rural Alberta where he reveals another aspect of the conspiracy: fields where bees can pollinate that are tended by children, several of whom are identical to his sister when she was abducted at age 12. Scully meanwhile believes she has found a connection between smallpox vaccinations and the encrypted files she' located.
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First appearance of Marita Covarrubias. See more
Scully mentions that she has a unique protein in her biopsy as determined by "confocal microscopy" and "immunohistochemical staining" with an antibody. These techniques will identify the sub-cellular location of a protein, as long as the antibody is specific for it. However Scully then claims that this proves that she has a uniquely tagged protein. It does not - all it proves that the antibody has bound the protein that it is specific for, in this case cowpox structural protein number six. It could not show that the protein had a unique sequence added to it. Mass Spectrometry, possibly in conjunction with a Western Blot, would be needed to clearly show that she had a uniquely tagged form of the cowpox protein. See more
Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it.
At the end of the opening title sequence the words "EVERYTHING DIES" replaces the line "THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE" usually seen. See more
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more