Mulder disappears before a scheduled meeting with Tad O'Malley, who has an interesting theory about his and other people's DNA. Dana herself, who's had her own DNA tested, discovers an anomaly in the DNA sequence. She believes the human DNA was tampered with when humans were given a vaccine shot. When a disoriented soldier arrives at the hospital, Dana realizes he has anthrax, which could lead to a worldwide contagion. Monica reaches out to Dana, who confirms her theory, which is all part of Smoking Man's plan for the world.
Did You Know?
The character Tad O'Malley is based on conspiracy theorist and radio host Art Bell. See more
At 13m 29s the road sign indicates Mulder is entering South Carolina from the northeast (first Spartanburg, then Greenville 33 miles later.) The sign indicates there are 88 miles to Spartanburg, when in reality Spartanburg is about half that distance from the border with North Carolina. See more
Cigarette Smoking Man
I didn't set out to destroy the world, Mulder. People did.
References The X-Files: Ascension
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Bael See more