FBI agent Dana Scully, an instructor at the FBI Academy Quantico for two year
since being recruited directly out of medical school. With her background as a medical doctor with a degree in physics, she
is assigned by Section Chief Blevins in the prescence of a mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man to evaluate the validity of another
agent's work. FBI agent Fox 'Spooky' Mulder is an Oxford educated psychologist, considered one of the best analysts in the
Violent Crimes Section and marked for big things in the FBI following a distinguished stint at Behavioural Science. But agent
Mulder has become the 'FBI's most unwanted' having developed a consuming devotion to an unassigned project outside the Bureau
mainstream. The X-files, unexplained cases that it seems the FBI would rather bury than investigate. Following their introductions
in the X-files basement office in Washington, the two agents travel to Bellefleur Oregon to investigate the death of a high
school student Karen Swenson. Her body bears the same red marks as previous victims found across the US. They discover that
a number of Karen Swenson's fellow students have also been killed. One student Billy Miles' story confirms Mulder belief that
they have been abducted and experimented on by aliens, a theory that Scully with her scientific background finds hard to substantiate,
even after an exhumed coffin reveals non-human remains and an unidentified metallic object found in the nasal cavity.
Scully: "Time can't just disappear, it's a universal invariant!"
Mulder: "Not in this zip code..."
1X01 Deep Throat
When the wife of a US airforce test pilot Lieutenant Colonel Robert Budahas contacts the bureau about
his disappearance following a psychotic episode, Mulder takes an interest in the case. Even after a mysterious man, dubbed
'Deep Throat' warns him off the case in Washington. Agents Mulder and Scully travel to Ellens Air Force Base in Idaho to meet
Mrs Budahas, who tells them her husband was a test pilot at Ellens Air Force Base but that she has not seen or heard from
him since the airforce took him away. Her enquiries to the airforce have gone unanswered. As Mulder and Scully investigate,
they are hampered by a restricted airforce base, bent of keeping their operations secret. They theorise that Budahas was involved
in Project Aurora, the code name for the Pentagon's secret testing of sub-orbital spy craft. During a stake out at the base
perimiter, they witness unidentified flying objects performing complex manoeuvring at incredibly speeds. When Robert Budahas
is suddenly returned to his wife, albeit with his memory a little messed up, the agents realise he has been returned to end
their investigation of Ellens Air Force Base. One of the six bases it is reputed that UFO wreckage from the 1947 'Roswell
Incident' was taken. Both Mulder and Scully have to ignore the rule book as they probe into the possibility that the military
is testing experimental aircraft built with UFO technology.
Mulder: "They're here aren't they?"
Deep Throat: "Mr Mulder, they've been here for a long, long time..."
Agent Scully is approached by a classmate from the FBI academy, Agent Tom Colton to help in his investigation
into a spate of motiveless murders with an unusual MO. In each case there is no clear point of entry and each victim had their
liver removed. Scully requests the participation of her partner despite Tom Colton's discomfort at the inclusion of 'Spooky'
Mulder. At the crime scene, a high security building where businessman George Usher was the apparent latest victim of the
killer, Mulder discovers strange finger prints on an air vent. Prints that he links to a number of old X-files cases with
a similar MO, however the X-file cases took place in 1903, 1933 and 1963. In each case the killer claimed 5 victims and was
never caught. Mulder and Scully attempt to solve the case, Scully using traditional methods stakes out the latest crime scene,
a ploy which appears to pay off as she arrests a man, Eugene Tooms in the air vent system. But Tooms is later released when
he passes a polygraph test. Mulder however using very much more unorthodox methods, manipulates Tooms' finger prints using
a computer and matches them to the prints from the other crime scenes. Leading Mulder to the conclusion that Tooms is a 100
year old genetic mutant who requires human livers to sustain him during decades of hibernation. A theory that leads to a confrontation
with Agent Tom Colton.
Scully: "It seems like you were acting very territorially"
Mulder: "Of course I was, in our investigations, you may not always agree with me, but at least you respect
1X03 ConduitSection Chief Blevins calls in Agent Scully when Mulder petitions the bureau to assign
a case number to a newspaper article. In the article Darlene Morris claims her daughter Ruby was abducted by aliens during
a family camping trip in Iowa. Blevins is concerned that the case is so similar to Mulder's own childhood experience of his
sister's abduction that it has affected his judgement. When Scully questions Mulder on the matter, he explains that the incident
took place at Lake Okobogee, a renowned UFO 'hot spot' and shows Scully an old newspaper article about a UFO sighting by a
local girl scout group, one of whom was Darlene Morris. The two agents travel to Iowa to investigate, they question Darlene
who sticks to her story about alien abduction, despite the local law enforcement offices claim that Ruby is probably on the
back of a Harley Davidson somewhere. Only Mulder believes her story. Prompted by memories of his own sister's abduction, Mulder
is drawn to Ruby's brother Kevin, who was present during the abduction but remembers nothing of the incident. Mulder believes
Kevin is the key to the recovery of his sister. The NSA is also interested in Kevin, after his doodling turns out to be snippets
of top secret satellite transmissions. The case opens up some old wounds in Mulder bringing back memories of his sister's
abduction but also reveals his believe that she will one day be returned to him.
Tessa: "But they're just fragments, a few notes here, a few notes there, some lines from the Koran, a Shakespearean
Mulder: "Almost like someone's switching channels, huh!"
1X04 The Jersey DevilWhen a partially eaten homeless man is discovered in the New Jersey Woods,
Mulder links it to an old X-files of a similar incident back in 1947 when a motorist was attacked while changing a flat tire.
Police found him dead with his arm gnawed off and later shot and killed a half man, half beast creature they tracked to a
cave. Mulder believes it could be the mythical Jersey Devil and begins to investigate. With Scully maintaining that the homeless
man was attacked by a wild animal and returning to Washington. Mulder looks in to the case himself, he interviews a local
homeless man Jack, who tells him he has seen something scavenging for food in nearby bins. Mulder stakes out the area that
evening and it rewarded when the creature appears, Mulder gives chase but looses it in the woods, based on what he saw Mulder
concludes the creature is a female, forced in to the city for food. But his efforts are not appreciated by the local Atlanta
city law enforcement officials who would prefer to cover things up so as not to affect the local tourist industry which the
city depends on. Local Park Ranger Peter Boulle is more receptive to Mulder's ideas, having worked in the woods all his life,
he has seen some strange things and freely admits he never goes in to the woods without his firearm anymore. With help from
Ranger Boulle and anthropologist Roger Diamond, Mulder and Scully track the creature but Atlantic city police officers kill
it before they can intervene.
Mulder: "Don't you have a life Scully?"
Scully: "Keep that up, Mulder, and I'll hurt you like that beast woman"
1X05 ShadowsAgents Mulder and Scully are contacted by another government agency for their expertise
of strange events. They are shown two dead men whose bodies are still warm and show signs of electromagnetic activity. Told
only that their throats were crushed from the inside but nothing else about the case, Mulder and Scully can offer no help.
After they leave Mulder admits he has seen this before, in the X-files in cases involving psychokinesis. Mulder managed to
secretly lift prints off the two bodies during their examination. Using these they discover that the two men were members
of an Iranian terrorist group found murder in Philadelphia. At the scene where the bodies were discovered Mulder notices an
ATM machine round the corner, on checking the security footage, they see the two men attack a young woman Lauren Kyte. They
question Lauren Kyte, a secretary for HTG Technologies whose boss Howard Graves recently committed suicide. Lauren claims
that the two men attacked her for her pay check but she broke free and ran off, the agents doubt her story but as they leave
their car looses control and crashes. Scully is convinced that Lauren's accomplice sabotaged the car while they were interviewing
Lauren. Especially when a photograph reveals Lauren's supposedly dead boss Howard Graves in the background. Mulder however
believes Howard Graves is protecting Lauren Kyte from beyond the grave.
Scully: "You have seen it before, I could tell. You lied to them"
Mulder: "I would never lie. I wilfully participated in a campaign of misinformation"
1X06 Ghost in the MachineWhen Benjamin Drake, the CEO of Eurisko is electrocuted in his office washroom,
Mulder's old partner from the violent crimes section Jerry Lamana is given the case. On probation following an incident in
Atlanta when he mislaid some evidence that resulted in a federal judge being disfigured, he knows this case is important to
his future at the FBI, so he requests Agent Mulder and Scully's assistance. Their examination of the crime scene reveals that
Drake answered an incoming phone call moments before he was electrocuted. Evidence of a sophisticated booby trap, but with
only a few people with access to the building's Central Operating System (COS) the list of suspects is small. Top of the list
is the Eurisko company founder programmer Brad Wilczek, who had fought with Drake about the COS system he has been working
on. The evidence mounts when Scully uses a voice analyser on the recording of the phone call Drake received from the talking
clock and matches the voice to Wilczek. Agent Lamana wants to be the one to arrest Wilzcek and follows him to the Eurisko
building, only to be killed when the lift he is riding in drops 29 floors to the ground. Mulder meets with his contact Deep Throat who explains that Wilzcek was working on artificial intelligence. Mulder becomes convinced
that the COS machine at the Eurisko Building is to blame, and enlists the help of Wilczek to destroy the system before the
Defence Department get their hands on the technology.
Mulder: "They can't just take a man like Brad Wilczek without any explanation.."
Deep Throat: "They can do anything they want."
1X07 IceWhen the Government funded Arctic Ice Core Project's final transmission is a crazed geophysicist
saying, "We are not who we are", Mulder and Scully join the team sent to investigate. Along with geologist Dr. Denny Murphy,
physician Doctor Lawrence Hodge, toxicologist Doctor Nancy Da Silva and their pilot Bear they travel to Icy Cape, Alaska.
On arrival at the Arctic base they discover that the geophysicists all killed themselves or each other. The Ice Core Project's
mission was to drill in to the Arctic ice and extract core samples to analyse Earth's climate all the way back to the dawn
of man. Further investigation reveals that there was a pathogen in the latest ice core samples recovered. It appears that
this pathogen got loose among the geophysicists and that it is capable of inducing a killing frenzy in it's host. When the
discovery of an infected dog which attacks the group leads to the pilot Bear being infected, Scully orders a quarantine to
prevent the pathogen spreading. But Bear refuses to stay and has to be restrained as he attempts to leave, during the scuffle
something is seen under his skin, it is surgically extracts and turns out to be some sort of parasitic worm. The location
that the ice core sample came from is traced to a meteor buried deep in the ice indicating the possibility that the organism
is alien in origin. With the possibility that other members of the group could be infected it soon becomes apparent that the
first thing to die is trust.
Mulder: "It's still there Scully, two hundred thousand year down in the ice!"
Scully: "Leave it there!"
1X08 SpaceMulder and Scully travel to Houston, Texas after being contacted by NASA Scientist Michelle
Generoo when evidence emerges that the space shuttle program is being sabotaged. Michelle shows them an X-ray of the shuttle's
Auxiliary Power Unit, that appears to have been tampered with, although how the value could have been damaged is a mystery.
The X-ray itself was sent to her anonymously. Mulder fulfils his boyhood fantasy when the two agents meet with the Space Shuttle
Program Director, former astronaut Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Aurelius Belt. He assures them that no one is trying to undermined
the Space Shuttle Program, that no one could with the tight security and sophisticated technology NASA employs. However when
the next shuttle mission encounters a technical problem while in orbit Michelle, who's husband is one of the astronauts on
the shuttle, again calls on Mulder and Scully for help. The technical problem is over come thanks to some quick thinking by
Lt Col Belt, but it appears that he may hold the key to the case. He is haunted by an alien image of something he saw in space
20 years earlier. Something that cohabits his body and may be responsible for the sabotage. When it is discovered that the
X-ray that Michelle was sent was ordered by Lt Col Belt, Scully concludes that Belt is responsible. But as the lives of the
space shuttle crew hang in the balance, Belt has to struggle with the force inside him.
Mulder: "You know Scully, we send those men up in to space to unlock the doors of the universe, and we
don't even know whats behind them."
1X09 Fallen AngelMulder receives a tip off from his contact Deep Throat about a government quarantine in Townsend, Wisconsin due to a toxic chemical spill in the area. Deep Throat however
claims it is really a UFO crash site and that Mulder has roughly 24 hours before the airforce's reclamation group removes
all the evidence. Mulder rushes to the area and manages to photograph the crash site but is apprehended and put in a cell
where he meets a ufologist, Max Fenig who mistakes Mulder for a fellow UFO enthusiast. Scully arrives to take Mulder back
to Washington, Section Chief McGrath aware of Mulder's conduct has scheduled a hearing, he wants to fire Mulder and close
down the X-files. Mulder persuade Scully to help him investigate the government cover-up in hope of finding evidence of the
UFO crash to save himself and the X-files. At the hotel they find Max ransacking Mulder's room, it turns out Max recognised
Mulder from his photograph in a trade magazine and has been following their work on the X-files. Max a member of the National
Investigative Committee of Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) travels the country investigating UFO sightings, but there maybe another
reason for his UFO fascination. Mulder witnesses Max having a seizure and while helping him notices marks on his neck that
are text book abduction scarring. Mulder believes that Max is a multiple abductee and that his presence in the area at the
time of the UFO crash is no coincidence.
Supervisor:"Where is it?"
Miss Koretz:"Well sir, the meteor seems to be hovering over a small town in eastern Wisconsin"
1X10 EveWhen 8 year old Teena Simmons is witness to the exsanguination of her father in Greenwich,
Connecticut. Mulder believes it is the work of extraterrestrials, stepping up their activity from cattle mutilations to humans.
A theory that appears to be backed by Teena's memory of 'men from the clouds'. But when it is discovered that an identical
incident occurred at the same time in Marin County, California, Mulder begins to doubt alien involvement. They meet 8 year
old Cindy Reardon, who witnessed her own father's exsanguination and are surprised at her uncanny resemblance to Teena. They
question Ellen, Cindy's mum about whether or not Cindy is an only child. She explains that Cindy was the product of in-vitro
fertilisation at a clinic in San Francisco. When it turns out that Teena's mother underwent treatment at the same clinic,
Scully goes to investigate it's involvement. Mulder is contacted by Deep Throat who
tells him about a 40 year old secret government run eugenics program called the 'Litchfield Experiment'. There were eight
boys and eight girls called Adams and Eves, each with extra chromosomes for heightened strength and intelligence. But an unwanted
side affect of heightened psychosis ultimately doomed the experiment and lead to the deaths of all but 3 of the Eves. Scully's
trip to the fertility clinic indicates that one of the Eve's has carried on the 'Litchfield Experiment' and that Cindy and
Teena are the product. But there is more to the girls than meets the eye.
Scully: "Do you suppose the girls have any idea of what they are?"
Mulder: "I hope not!"
1X11 FireInspector Phoebe Green of Scotland Yard contacts Mulder and Scully for assistance in the
protection of a British diplomat, Sir Marsden in the US with his family following a foiled assassination attempt. Phoebe,
a girlfriend of Mulder's while he was at Oxford explains that there has been a series of British aristocrats burned to death
by an unknown assailant. Mulder tells Scully that he is afraid of fire and Phoebe knows it, that this is the sort of 'mind
game' she likes to play. In order to spare Scully the ordeal Mulder decides to help Phoebe on his own. A move that causes
resentment in an already jealous Scully. Following a fire in a local bar in which a witness claims that a man with a British
accent caught fire, although no body is found in the ashes, Mulder formulates a theory that the man has the ability to control
fire, that he has been using this ability to kill. When a fire breaks out in a hotel where the Marsdens are attending a party
that traps their children upstairs, Mulder is overcome as he tries to rescue them, although the children are still saved,
by the Marsden's caretaker Bob much to the their delight. However Scully working on the case herself manages to match a name
Cecil L'Ively from a list of people the previous victim's employed. Records show L'Ively has recently been issued a US visa.
When Scully gets a description of the man, she realises that he is the Marsden's caretaker Bob. But can Mulder overcome his
fear of fire in time to foil L'Ively's plan.
Scully: "Wow, I forgot what it was like to spend a day in court."
Mulder: "That's one of the luxuries to hunting down aliens and genetic mutants....you rarely get to press
1X12 Beyond the SeaAgent Scully wakes in the middle of the night to the image of her father in the
room with her. Then the phone rings, it is her mother with bad news her father has passed away! A young couple are kidnapped
near Jackson University a year to the day after another couple were kidnapped and later found tortured and dead. Mulder is
a little surprise to see Scully back at work, but she assures him she is fine and needs something to keep her mind off her
father's death. Mulder tells her that he has been contacted because convicted serial killer Luther Boggs, who is scheduled
for execution the following week, claims to have acquired psychic ability while in prison. Boggs is prepared to use his ability
to save the two missing college students in return for a reprieve from the gas chamber. Mulder whose profile helped to capture
Boggs in the first place, is sceptical of his claims. Scully, coming to terms with her father's death, has difficulty deciding
what is truth and what is not, especially when Boggs appears to know so much about her and her father and even claims to have
a message from her father. Even when details provided by Boggs lead Scully to an abandoned building where she discovers evidence
of the couple being held there, Mulder is sceptical of Boggs' ability, he believes that Boggs is in contact with the kidnapper.
Scully can not decide if Boggs is for real or not, but she is prepared to go along with Boggs in order to save the kidnapped
couple before it is too late.
Scully: "Luther, if you were psychic..."
Boggs: "I'd have known you lied, that there was no deal. I know you tried."
1X13 GenderBenderMulder and Scully travel to Germantown, Maryland to investigate the latest in a
spate of serial sex killings of both male and female victims. All of the victims were found dead with high levels of pheromones
in their bodies following a sexual encounter. When security camera footage of the latest victim shows him arriving home with
a woman and sometime later a man leaving the apartment, Scully suspects they are dealing with a transvestite. Mulder believes
they are looking for the ultimate sex machine, that has the ability to change sex. A substance found at the murder scene is
traced to a small town in Massachusetts, where an Amish-like community called the Kindred live. Mulder and Scully go to investigate
this reclusive religious group and after surrendering their weapons are invited to dine with the sect members. During the
meal they question the Kindred about the murders, they claim no interest in the affairs of the outside world. When one of
the older members begins choking Scully attempts to help him but is forbidden to do so. That evening Mulder and Scully carry
out their own clandestine surveillance during which Mulder witnesses the man who was choking at dinner lying in an underground
catacomb apparently changing sex. Meanwhile Scully is approached by Brother Andrew who tells her that another member Brother
Martin was seduced by the world and left the sect, that he is responsible for the murders. But the Kindred are hiding an even
Scully: "I don't understand, how can they just disappear, they have no means of transportation"
Mulder: "No earthly means of transportation"
1X14 LazarusScully joins fellow Agent Jack Willis, a former lover of her's at the FBI Academy, in
a stake out at the Marine Bank in Maryland following an anonymous tip off about a robbery. Willis has been on the trail of
two bank robbers, Warren and Lula Dupree for over a year. During the robbery attempt Willis is shot along with one of the
perpetrators Warren Dupree, they are both rushed to the ER. Dupree is DOA but Willis is worked on for 13 minutes and survives.
However following the mutilation of Dupree's body to remove his wedding ring and with Agent Willis acting out of character
including suddenly becoming left handed Mulder begins to suspect that a 'soul transference' has taken place, that Willis has
been possessed by Dupree's spirit. Scully dismisses Mulder's concerns attributing Willis' odd behaviour to Post Traumatic
Stress. Willis is concerned with arresting the other bank robber Dupree's wife Lula and asks Scully to help him, but when
they manage to track her down Willis instead takes Scully hostage. Willis tries desperately to convince Lula that he is really
Dupree, that Willis died in the ER and Dupree entered his body. He even knows intimate details about Lula that only her husband
would know. Scully tries to get Willis to remember their love affair in an attempt to snap him back to reality, she believes
that Willis has been thinking like Dupree for over a year trying to catch him and that is the reason for his current behaviour.
Mulder: "Two men died in that crash room Scully, one man came back. The question is which one?"
1X15 Young at HeartMulder and Scully are asked to join the investigation in to a series of violent
bank robberies by Mulder's former boss Agent Reggie Purdue. Following a jewellery store robbery a note is found at the scene
that reads, 'Fox can't guard the chicken coop'. A reminder of Mulder's first case just after he graduated the FBI Academy.
Working for the Violent Crimes section he helped in the capture of John Barnett who carried out a series of violent bank robberies
and left notes for Mulder at the crimes scenes. During Barnett's arrest Mulder following FBI protocol hesitated and another
agent died as a result. Barnett who vowed to 'get' Mulder was sentenced to life but died in prison in 1989. When a handwriting
expert examines the latest note, he concludes it was written by Barnett recently. Mulder interviews Barnett's cellmate Joe
Crandall, who swears that he saw Barnett alive on the night he supposedly died. When the prison doctor Dr Ridley who signed
Barnett's death certificate turns out to have lost his license for using his research into the child disease Progeria, premature
ageing, to conduct age-reversal experiments. Mulder speculates that Barnett may have been one of Ridley's guinea pigs and
could have the perfect disguise, youth. Mulder is contacted by Deep Throat who explains that the government funded Ridley's age reversal experiments and now that Barnett has stolen
his work, the government is bargaining with him to get their hands on the information in return for his immunity.
Agent Purdue: "You let a lot of people down here in the bureau, they had big plans for you. A lot of people
are saying that Spooky Mulder has become an embarrassment, a liability!"
1X16 E.B.E.When a truck driver, Ranheim reports firing at a UFO in Reagan, Tennessee, Mulder and
Scully travel there to investigate. They interview Ranheim about the incident, Scully recognises that he is suffering from
the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome. Although Ranheim denies ever being in the Gulf, he also changes his story then the local
sheriff ends the interview and releases him. Suspicious Mulder takes Scully to meet a three man government watch dog called
'The Lone Gunman', Scully finds them even more paranoid than Mulder! When Scully discovers that Ranheim is really Frank Druce,
a former Special Operations officer in the Gulf, Mulder turns to his contact Deep Throat
for some answers. Deep Throat tells Mulder that a UFO was shot down in Iraq a few days earlier and that Ranheim is transporting
wreckage and a live Extraterrestrial Biological Entity recovered from the crash scene. Deep Throat gives Mulder photographic
evidence that points to the E.B.E. being held at Fort Benning in Georgia. But Scully doubts the photo's authenticity prompting
Mulder to get the photo analysed, it turns out to be a fake. Mulder realises that Deep Throat has deliberately lead him astray.
Mulder confronts Deep Throat who admits lying to Mulder to mislead him as he was getting too close to the truth. That some
truths the public is not ready for. Deep Throat tells him that one of the reasons he has aided Mulder in his work on the X-files
is to atone for his part in these government secrets.
Langly: "Yea, UFOs caused the Gulf war syndrome, that's a good one"
Byers: "That's what we like about you Mulder. Your ideas are weirder than ours"
1X17 Miracle ManSheriff Daniels of Kenwood, Tennessee requests Mulder and Scully's assistance following
the deaths of a number of people touched by a local faith healer. Reverand Calvin Hartley is a local preacher who runs the
Miracle Ministry, his adopted son Samuel is a faith healer who cures the sick during the services. Sheriff Daniels believes
that Samuel possesses a 'touch of death' and is responsible for the deaths. The agents interview Reverend Hartley who refutes
any complicity in the recent deaths, he defends Samuel's healing abilities. Samuel is involved in a bar brawl and arrested,
Sheriff Daniels charges him with suspicion of murder. Even Samuel believes he is responsible, that he has sinned and so God
has polluted his 'gift'. He pleads with the judge to keep him in prison so he will not have to heal anyone else, but the judge
releases him on bail. Mulder and Scully interview Samuel, who is resigned to the fact that his gift of healing has been taken
from him. Following the interview Mulder is plagued by visions of his long lost sister Samantha which begins to affect his
behaviour and alarms Scully. After the death of Multiple Sclerosis suffer, Margaret Hohman while being healed by Samuel during
a service. All evidence points to Samuel being responsible, he is arrested and later found beaten to death in his cell. But
when an autopsy on Margaret Hohman reveals she was poisoned, suspicion falls on Leonard Vance, a badly burned fire victim
resurrected by Samuel ten years before.
Mulder to Sheriff Daniels: "People want to believe, you know."
1X18 ShapesBrowning, Montana. Following a number of attacks on their cattle, rancher Jim Parker
shoots a wild animal after it attacked his son Lyle. However when he examines the animal closer he discovers the body of a
Native American man, Joseph Goodensnake. Mulder and Scully discover physical evidence from the scene, tracks that change from
animal to human foot prints and a scrap of shredded skin. Mulder is quick to suggest Lycanthrophy, the very phenomenon which
opened the very first X-file in 1946. Scully is quick to rebut him, with the Parker's in dispute with local Native Americans
over land rights there may be a more conventional explanation to the case. Mulder and Scully travel to the Trego Indian Reservation
where they meet Sheriff Charlie Tskany, who shows them Goodensnakes' body. During the examination Mulder notices that Goodensnakes'
front teeth are elongated like an animals. Sheriff Tskany denies Scully's request for an autopsy as it would be in violation
of Native American burial rites. When Jim Parker is killed in an animal attack suspicion falls on Goodensnakes' sister, Gwen
missing since the attack. However Mulder interviews an elderly Native American man Ish, who tells him about the Native American
legend of the Manitou. A mythical spirit with the power to turn men into beasts. If Joseph Goodensnake was affected then his
sister Gwen could also be a shape-shifter.
Mulder: "These man-animal related murders predate the oldest X-file by one hundred and fifty years"
1X19 Darkness FallsWhen thirty loggers disappear in Washington state whilst clearing trees in a
remote forest. Mulder pulls some strings to get assigned to the case, which mirrors a similar X-files case back in 1934 when
a group of loggers disappeared without a trace. Mulder and Scully are joined by Larry Moore from the Federal Forest Service
and Steve Humphreys a representative of the lumber company. They uncover evidence that the loggers have been victimised by
a group of ecoterrorists, militant environmentalists who sabotage lumber company equipment in retaliation for what they are
doing to America's forests. When their jeep falls victim to traps laid by the ecoterrorists, they have to continue on foot.
On arrival at the loggers base of operation they catch one of the ecoterrorists, Doug Spinney looking for gasoline. He tries
to warn them that there is a swarm of insects that come out at night and attack people. Humphreys believes the story is a
fabrication to explain the loggers disappearance and pleads with Moore to arrest Spinney, when Moore declines Humphreys leaves
the group to hike back to the jeep but is attacked by the insects. The group discovers evidence of the insects in a core sample
from a large tree felled in the forest. And conclude that the insects are hundreds of year old, trapped in the tree and released
when the loggers cut down the tree. As night closes in and with the generator running low on fuel they soon discover that
you should be afraid of the dark.
Scully: "You think these mites are what killed the men?"
Spinney: "Maybe they've been lying there dormant for hundreds of years. Maybe they woke up hungry!"
1X20 ToomsAgent Scully reports to Assistant Director Skinner and the mysterious Cigarette
Smoking Man, who tell her that the X-files cases must be investigated using proper FBI procedures. Scully
tells them that the very nature of the X-files warrants the use of unorthodox means of investigation. Meanwhile a psychiatric
board convenes a parole hearing for mutant killer Eugene Tooms, Mulder testifies at
the hearing to tell them how dangerous Tooms is. But the board members question Mulder's credibility when he tells them Toom's
murder spree spans 100 years, and released Tooms back in to the community. Mulder is sure that Tooms will attempt to get his
fifth and final liver as soon as possible and then go in to a thirty year hibernation. He carries out his own unauthorised
surveillance of Tooms. Meanwhile Scully joins retired detective Frank Briggs, who investigated the previous murders in 1933
and 1963 in an attempt to find evidence to prove Tooms is responsible. Mulder's foils Tooms' attempt to kill a man in his
house. But Tooms uses his ability to manipulate his body to fake wounds and goes to the police. Mulder is charged with assaulting
Tooms, but Scully vouches for his innocents and Mulder is released but told to stay away from Tooms. Scully's investigation
has been more successful, she managed to match Tooms' dental records to a bite mark found on a 1933 victim's ribcage. But
can they arrest Tooms before he gets his final liver and goes in to hibernation.
Mulder: "They're out to put an end to the X-files, I don't know why but any excuse will do. Now I don't
really care about my record, but you'd be in trouble just sitting in this car. And I'd hate to see you carry an official repremand
in your career file because of me."
Scully: "Mulder, I wouldn't put myself on the line for anybody but you!"
1X21 Born AgainWhen New York Detective Barbala is thrown through a second story window to his death,
the only person in the room is an eight year old girl, Michelle Bishop. She claims to have seen another man in the room, the
description she gives matches Charlie Morris, a policeman who was murder by Triads nine years before. Judy Bishop, Michelle's
mother tells them that Michelle is disturbed and under psychiatric care. Mulder and Scully question Tony Fiore, Charlie Morris'
former partner, he is not very helpful and acts nervous. When Mulder and Scully leave he telephones a former policeman Len
Felder and tells him about the FBI agents visit, they along with Barbala were involved in Charlie Morris' death and the cover
up that followed. Later that night as Len Felder gets off a bus, the door closes trapping his scarf and he is dragged to his
death. Sitting on the bus a few seats back is Michelle. Mulder and Scully find it more than a coincidence that Michelle was
witness at two deaths in as many days. As they investigate they discover that Barbala, Felder, Fiore and Charlie Morris were
involved in a drug deal shortly before Charlie Morris was murdered. Mulder also interviews Michelle's psychiatrist and discovers
that Michelle mutilates dolls with the exact wounds that Charlie Morris had when he died. Mulder believes that Michelle is
the reincarnation of Charlie Morris and holds the key to the solution not only of the current case but also a nine year old
Mulder to Scully: "Well why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests
1X22 RolandMulder and Scully investigate the death of Dr Ronald Surnow, a member of a jet propulsion
research team at the Mahan Propulsion Lab, Washington working on an engine capable of Mach 15. Dr Surnow was trapped in the
wind tunnel and sucked in to the engine. He was the second member of the research team to die following the death of Dr Athur
Grable in a car crash 6 months before. At the time of Dr Surnow's accident a mentally challenged maintenance worker called
Roland Fuller was the only other person in the building. Mulder and Scully question Roland about the incident. Mulder is intrigued
by Roland's ability to manipulate complex numbers, he compares Roland's handwriting to the complex equation on the blackboard
in the lab, but they do no match. Scully is ready to dismiss Roland as a suspect due to the advanced theoretical work found
at the scene. But when another member of the research team Dr Keats is killed by being immersed in liquid nitrogen, the agents
discover evidence in computer files that show someone is continuing Dr Arthur Grable's work. Their investigation of Dr Grable
uncovers two interesting facts, that Grable's head was cryogenically frozen after his death and stored in the lab and that
Roland Fuller is his twin brother. This leads Mulder to conclude that Dr Grable may have a psychic link to Roland and is directing
his actions, to complete his work on the engine and kill off the other scientists who threaten it.
Mulder: "This is the work of Arthur Grable, Roland's brother. It's a new theory of jet propulsion unfinished
at the time of his death. In the last two weeks Roland has completed the calculations!"
1X23 The Erlenmeyer FlaskMulder receives a phone call from Deep Throat telling him to turn on Channel 8, there is a police chase in progress which ends when the fugitive is shot and plunges
in to a lake. But photographic evidence from the scene shows that the car the fugitive was driving had been switched. Mulder
and Scully trace the original car to a Dr Berube, but he is reluctant to co-operate. With nothing to go on Mulder is ready
to give up, when Deep Throat contacts him again and tells him he has never been closer to the truth. Meanwhile Dr Berube is
found dead in his lab, Mulder recovers a flask of liquid labeled 'Purity Control' which Scully takes to be analysed. The contents
are identified as bacteria that is extraterrestrial in origin. Mulder following another lead discovers a warehouse full of
bodies suspending in green liquid, however when he later returns with Scully the warehouse is empty. Deep Throat contacts
Mulder and explains that Dr Berube was running a government funded project using alien DNA in gene therapy. Using terminally
ill patients as guinea pigs. The fugitive on the TV, Dr Secare was one of his patients. He also tells Mulder that a government
black squad is working against them. As witnesses begin to die and the evidence is systematically destroyed, Mulder and Scully
have to push the official limits and risk everything, including the X-files in an attempt to expose the truth. And Mulder's
contact Deep Throat pays the ultimate price.
Deep Throat's dying words: "TRUST NO ONE"
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