At a South American dig, archaeologists unearth the grave of an ancient shaman. Transported to the Boston Museum of Natural History against the wishes of the locals, strange occurrences bring Scully and Mulder onto the case of a murdered anthropologist, seemingly killed by a large cat. Central to the case is Dr. Bilac who seems to have some connection to what is happening. As the FBI agents continue their investigation - a profusion of rats in the museum is only one of the things they have to put up with - the State Department in Washington is considering whether to return of relics. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode was heavily rewritten during production. Each revision necessitated that the script be reprinted in a different color so that everyone could see the difference. One of its nicknames was "Second Salmon" as the number of rewrites meant that it appeared in a salmon color twice. See more
The indigenous group shown is identified as the Secoya, who are wearing knitted chullos typical of the cold highlands. However, the Secoya inhabit the tropical Amazon region of Ecuador. See more
Yaje? You're drinking yaje?
Piano Sonata 8 Op 13
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven See more