Mulder and Scully investigate an accident that was predicted by an old man who accosted the victim a few minutes beforehand to warn him he would be run over by a bus, which is exactly what happens. The man, a university professor, was with one of his colleagues, Jason Nichols, when the accident happened. The old man was taken into custody by the campus police, but the arresting officer is found frozen to death and mysteriously, is still getting colder. The old man escapes and a visiting Japanese scientist is also found frozen to death. The obvious suspect is Nichols but Mulder begins to suspect that something far more complex is happening.
Did You Know?
The compound shown on screen twice in this episode is 1,2 dichloroethane. This compound clearly wouldn't match the NMR spectra that was present with Dr. Yonechi, since it would only have one peak versus the many shown in that spectra. Also, 1,2 dichloroethane clearly does not exhibit any of the properties claimed by the characters in this episode. See more
I'm sure you know that the man who allegedly detained the man you described is now dead.
So, are they going to try and blame me for that one, too?
Well, not unless you're capable of killing a man by flash freezing him.
The security officer who's now in the morgue has a body temperature a little south of Frosty the Snowman.
References Frosty the Snowman
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more