Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate the murder of a jet propulsion scientist who was trapped in a wind chamber and sucked through a jet engine when the unit was activated. It isn't the first death among the scientists there, with Arthur Grable having died in an accident several months before. As they gather evidence in the case the main suspect becomes the janitor, Roland, who is autistic but with a great knowledge of fluid mechanics. When Mulder finds a connection between Roland and the first dead scientist, it opens up any number of possibilities.
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Canadian 1990's Sci-Fi show called "PSI Factor" that tried to be the Canadian take on the X-Files and which borrowed many plot elements and story ideas from the show borrows some elements of the episode for their own episode PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: John Doe
(1999). See more
On Mulder and Scully's third visit to Mahan Propulsion Laboratory, they are both seen wearing visitor's passes. Mulder's pass has the number 23 in the top right corner while Scully's pass has the number 11. However, during one camera cut from Mulder to Scully, Scully is suddenly wearing the number 23 pass and Mulder is wearing 11. See more
You know, I had a dream last night. I dreamt I was swimming in this, uh, pool. And I could see my father underwater. But when I dove down, the water stung my eyes. And there was another man at the pool, watching me. He upset me. He was asking me questions I didn't want to answer. And I had to leave. I couldn't find my father.
References Beakman's World
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more