Mulder and Scully are eating at an all night sushi restaurant, when Mulder walks into the kitchen to see the robots running the kitchen, an AI seems to run it all. When Mulder returns to his seat, Scully gets ready to pay, Mulder insists on buying and while paying one of the screens requests if they would like to tip the staff, which Mulder declines. The AI won't release his credit card. What follows is a slapstick of one misadventures after another until their lives are threatened as the AI is dropping not so subtle hints! Will Mulder and Scully learn from the AI or will it be too late?
Did You Know?
Very near the end of the episode, just before the camera pans on Mulder and Scully at the greasy spoon diner, there is a painting which is an homage to Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", but with robots instead. There was another Nighthawks reference in the restaurant scene after the opening credits, the camera frames Mulder and Scully, like the eponymously named landscape painting. See more
20880 is not Bethesda, Maryland's zip code. The zip code belongs to Washington Grove, Maryland which is 15 miles away. See more
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Teach Your Children
Written by Graham Nash
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young See more