After an ambulance accident leaves Pittsburgh, PA's EMT of the Year Leonard Betts without a head, and what's left of his body seems to walk right out of the morgue, Mulder and Scully investigate. They find what may be evidence of evolution from man to something... cancerous.
Did You Know?
Knowing that they would have an episode airing after the SuperBowl, Chris Carter
flipped the production order round and put this episode on instead of the originally slated The X-Files: Never Again
(1997). It proved a canny move as it's a straight monster-of-the-week story unencumbered by the show's mythology. Gillian Anderson
has said if she had known this was going to happen, she would have played it differently in The X-Files: Never Again
(1997), an episode in which Scully acts very out of character. See more
In the Kirlian Photography scene, Dr. Burks is seen sliding an undeveloped plate into a chemical tray. When he removes it moments later, you can clearly see he removes another plate from beneath the one he slipped in, both being clearly visible. See more
[having two identical bodies of Leonard Betts in the morgue
Will the real Leonard Betts please stand up?
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more