A right wing
militia organization known as The Right Hand and lead by Denny Markham,
organizes a POW rescue mission to Vietnam and rescues Sergeant Nathaniel
J. Teager. Several other prisoners, however, are left behind. Teager is
brought back to the United States in a cargo plane. In order to preserve
the secret of POWs still in Vietnam, government commandos board the plane
in San Diego. Teager, however, disappears. Mulder later concludes that
Teager has learned how to cause himself to be invisible to people, similar
to how Viet Cong soldiers sometimes seemed to appear and disappear. This
would also be similar to the radio drama series The Shadow, in which the
hero had learned in the orient how to "cloud men's minds" and seem invisible.
Sometime in 1995, June Gerwich moves out of the house she had shared
with Bo Merkle in Mississippi. (Trevor)
Sometime in 1995, New York City police detective John Doggett
graduates from the FBI Academy and assumes the position of FBI Special
Agent, Criminal Investigation. (Within)
Sometime in 1995, college professor Joseph Kobold publishes a
monograph on the influence of Satan on Renaissance thinking. Between
1995 and 2001, Kobold will be committed to the Chessman Memorial mental
institution in West Virginia for luring several college girls into his
home, killing them, grinding up their bodies and using them to fertilize
his garden. (Daemonicus)
Sometime in 1995,
Irwin Timothy Lukesh suffers a mental breakdown and is temporarily placed
in a mental hospital. He is later released and discovers that he has gained
the ability to move between two parallel worlds. The nagging of his invalid
mother causes him to begin committing murders in the alternate world, cutting
out women's tongues with a straight razor and feeding them to his mother,
telling her it is "potted meat." (4-D)
January 16, 1995
Die Hand Die Verleitz. The
school board in Milford Haven, New Hampshire is run by inept devil worshipers
who are taken to task by the devil for neglecting their faith. The substitute
teacher, Mrs. Phyllis N. Paddock, appears to be a tool of the devil. Teenager
Shannon Ullsbury claims to have repressed memories of being forced to participate
in satanic rituals. She dies when Mrs. Paddock uses a spell on her. Shannon's
step-father, Jim Ullsbury, dies mysteriously after confessing to Mulder.
The remaining school board members die in a murder-suicide and Mrs. Paddock
disappears, leaving the message "Good bye. It's been nice working with you" on
the chalkboard. (Date taken from check-out date of book from Library,
presumably the day of the murder.)
Fresh Bones. A Marine Colonel practices voodoo in Folkstone, North Carolina, at a
processing center for Haitian refugees.
Jan 20, 1995 - 04 February 1995
Colony. A research
vessel in the Beaufort Sea near the Arctic Circle sees a UFO crash into
the water. Investigating, they find a man who they believe to be a
Russian pilot, who is also known by fans as the Bounty Hunter. He is
transported to a medical facility where he promptly disappears. At an
abortion clinic in Scranton, PA, a doctor hears the news report of the
Russian pilot and recognizes the man's face. the doctor runs down the
hall in fear, but the Bounty Hunter is there and stabs him in the back of
the neck with a weapon similar to an ice pick. The blood oozes out green
and fizzy. The Bounty Hunter burns the clinic.
Mulder has received
three obituaries via the Internet for men in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
New York. All worked in abortion clinics and all looked identical. A fundamentalist
minister has been arrested for the arson of the clinic and he is carrying
a newspaper ad with a picture of one of the three identical dead men with
the headline "do you know this
man?" At the newspaper the agents finds that there is a voice mail box
associated with the account. It provides tips to other similar looking
men. The closest is in Syracuse, NY. While en route, the agents contact
Syracuse FBI agent Weiss, who goes to the man's home where he sees the man
arguing with the Bounty Hunter. The Bounty Hunter says, "your plan will
not succeed." The man is killed and begins dissolving. Weiss fires his
gun at the Bounty Hunter. The wounds ooze green fizz and a noxious gas
and Weiss is overcome. Later, Mulder and Scully arrive and meet Weiss
near the dead man's home. Weiss claims that nobody was home. When Mulder
and Scully walk off to investigate the property, we see that the real
Weiss is dead in the trunk of Weiss' car and the Bounty Hunter has
transformed himself to look like Weiss.
Back in Washington,
Mulder is called into Skinner's office. Weiss has been found dead. Another
e-mail arrives describing one of the identical men, this time living right
in the Washington D.C. area. Mulder and Scully are encountered by Ambrose
Chapel, who claims to be a CIA agent. He has been the one sending the information
to the agents. He claims that early in the cold war the Soviets learned to
clone people in a program called Gregor. Several of the Gregor clones arrived
in the US in the mid-70s, intended to be moles to sabotage medical services
in time of war. In a secret agreement, someone in government is allowing
the Gregors to be systematically killed. Chapel claims he placed the "do you know this man" ads
in order to find the Gregors and prevent their murder. This latest Gregor
sees Mulder, Scully and Chapel arrive at his apartment building. A woman
who is with him hides in another room. AS soon as the Gregor seen Chapel
at his door, he runs and jumps out a window, falling several stories. Not
injured, he gets up and runs again, with the agents returning to the street
to chase him. Chapel corners him first in a dark alley and it becomes clear
that Chapel is the Bounty Hunter. Mulder is hit by a car and has the wind
knocked out of him. When Scully catches up with Chapel, Chapel claims that
the Gregor has escaped, however we see green ooze in the dark alley.
Back at their office, Mulder and Scully discuss the case. Mulder doesn't
believe Chapel. There is no clear cause of death for Weiss, but his blood
seems to have thickened. Meanwhile Mulder receives word that his father
has been trying to reach him. Calling home, Mulder is surprised that in
spite of their divorce, his mother is at his father's home. Fox is asked
to come home to Martha's Vineyard. Meanwhile, Scully finds the address
where the missing Gregor worked -- a warehouse. Entering it she finds a
series of vats filled with yellow-green fluid. She sees Chapel inside the
building, destroying the equipment. Scully returns home, believing
herself to be in danger, but she cannot reach her partner. Mulder arrives
at his father's big home in West Tisbury and is told that his sister has
returned. Samantha claims that she was returned at age 9 or 10 and was
raised by a family, but had no memory of her real family. She eventually
was treated for anxiety and learned of her history during hypnotic
regression. It becomes clear that her adopted father was also a Gregor
and the bounty Hunter has been sent to kill them. They are all in danger.
She explain that the bounty Hunter can morph.
Scully leaves word for Mulder that she cannot stay at home and will be at
a motel in Germantown, MD. She travels by bus, and unknown to her the
Bounty Hunter is on the bus with her. She returns to the Gregor's
warehouse and everything has been destroyed. It turns out that there are
three Gregors there and she convinces them to go into protective custody,
but the Bounty Hunter later uses disguise to enter the jail where they are
held. When Scully finally checks into the motel, the clerk forgets to
give her a message from Mulder. Later, Mulder arrives at her door and a
moment later the phone rings. It is also Mulder on the phone. One is an
imposter, the Bounty Hunter. To be continued.
End Game. In the
Beaufort Sea, 87 miles north of Deadhorse, Alaska, the nuclear submarine
USS Allegiance is cruising under the arctic ice when they locate the
crashed UFO. Instructions from base order the allegiance to destroy the
craft, but before they can fire torpedoes, the sub loses power. the
Captain orders the sub to surface, but they are under 32 feet of glacial
At the motel,
Scully claims the call from Mulder was a wrong number but soon pulls a gun
on the Bounty Hunter, who is disguised as Mulder. He attacks her, asking "where is he?" and morphs into his original
appearance. When Mulder and Samantha arrive the Bounty Hunter and Scully
are gone. Samantha says the Bounty Hunter wants to kill her and that he
will call to arrange a trade of Scully for Samantha. At Mulder's
apartment, he pressures Samantha for more details. She claims that the
Gregors are the progeny of two original visitors -- clones attempting to
establish a colony since the 1940s. They believe that our stewardship of
the planet is being forsaken and that they will soon become the natural
heirs. In the meantime they have been using hybridization of human and
alien DNA to eliminate their identical nature. But the experiments were
not sanctioned and the Bounty Hunter was dispatched to terminate the
colony., all according to Samantha. Skinner comes to the door and
Samantha senses that he is not the Bounty Hunter. Scully calls -- she is
being held by the Bounty Hunter who wants to exchange her for the woman in
Mulder's company in one hour. Skinner agrees to help and arranges a
sniper near the bridge where Mulder and Samantha meet the Bounty Hunter.
The exchange is made. Samantha attempts to stab the Bounty Hunter in the
back of the neck but he disarms her. "Tell me where she is," he demands
of Samantha. The sniper fires at the Bounty Hunter but does not kill him.
He and Samantha fall into the river.
The next morning,
divers are searching the river near the bridge. Mulder is convinced that
the woman really was Samantha and goes off to tell his father. Bill Mulder
visits his son's apartment and Fox confesses that he has lost Samantha again. "Do you know what losing her again is going to
do to your mother?" asks Bill, not at all sensitive to his son's anguish.
Bill leaves an envelope that Samantha left for Fox. Inside is the address
of a Rockville, MD, abortion clinic and a note saying that if they are
separated he should meet her there. As he walks up to the clinic, Scully
calls his cell phone and says that Samantha's body has been found. After
the phone call ends, Scully sees the body fizz green and collapse.
Mulder enters the clinic which at first seems to be abandoned. but in the
basement he finds a woman who looks just like Samantha working at a tank
of yellow-green fluid. "She's dead, isn't she?" the woman asks. She is
obviously a clone, and Mulder soon meets three others. They say that
protecting "the one from which we all came," is the important thing,
although it is not clear if this is one of them. Mulder chooses to not
believe them and walk out, even though one claims to know where the real
Samantha is. The bounty Hunter arrives and knocks Mulder unconscious.
Mulder from the clinic. There are no other people in the building. He is
eventually treated and released from a hospital. Scully prepares her report
-- it must remain incomplete. Weiss' body was apparently subjected to a retrovirus
that caused his blood to thicken by producing massive amounts of red blood
cells. Scully learns that this is apparently an immune system response to
the virus, which can be controlled by reducing the temperature five degrees.
Meanwhile, Mulder meets his source "X" who describes the submarine being disabled by the Bounty
Hunter's craft. An attack fleet was dispatched from Anchorage that
morning to make sure the pilot doesn't leave. Scully goes to Mulder's
apartment and finds him gone. He left e-mail for him saying that he will
not let her jeopardize her life and her career by following him. She asks
Skinner for help -- even unofficial channels, but he tells her he cannot
help. She places the "X" of masking tape on Mulder's window to summon "X" who
arrives, but leaves as soon as he sees that Mulder is not there. Skinner accosts
X in the elevator and they fight. Skinner appears at Mulder's door and tells
Scully that Mulder took a commercial flight to Tacoma, WA, then a military flight
to Deadhorse, Alaska. He used his FBI credentials to charter a rolligon.
As Mulder nears
the coordinates apparently given top him by X, he finds the conning tower
of a submarine sticking through the ice. He boards the ship and finds only
one man alive, hiding. He says he is a lieutenant and that the Bounty Hunter
killed all the others on the ship. Mulder realizes that he is the Bounty
Hunter and holds his gun to the base of the man's neck. As he uses handcuffs
to connect the two of them together, the Bounty Hunter bolts and attacks
Mulder, who keeps pleading "tell me how to
find my sister." "She's alive -- can you die now?" the Bounty Hunter
asks. Mulder shoots the Bounty Hunter and is distressed by the noxious
gas that emerges from the wounds. The Bounty Hunter shoves Mulder out a
hatch, which snaps the chain of the handcuff when the hatch slams shut on
the chain. Mulder barely escapes as the submarine sinks into the sea.
In scenes seen
both at the beginning of Colony and at the end of End Game, Mulder is found
by a Navy recon team and brought to a hospital facility by helicopter. His
heart is stopped and he has hypothermia, so the doctors place him in a vat
of warm water to raise his body temperature. Scully bursts into the emergency
room and demands that they remove him from the water bath. She says he has
been exposed to a retrovirus and the only think keeping him alive is his
reduced body temperature. Mulder is removed from the water and his heart
started by electric shock. Intensive transfusions and antiviral drugs pull
him through. He wakes up to find Scully at his bedside. "Did you find what you were looking for?"
she asks. "No," he answers. "But I found something I thought I'd lost --
faith to keep looking."
Note: Mulder's Global Positioning System receiver indicated February 3,
1995. After the opening scene, previewing the final scenes of End Game,
the text indicated that Colony began two weeks earlier.
Circa Feb. 20, 1995
Dr. Chester Banton is accidentally exposed to dark matter, and is not
seen by his business associates for weeks. (Soft Light)
February 15, 1995
Gibsonton, Florida, Mulder and Scully investigate 48 deaths over two
decades, traced to a group of circus sideshow. It turns out the culprit
is a Siamese twin that can disconnect from its twin. (Date on The
Conundrum's check is only partially visible -- February 2?, along with a
mention about paying the rent early. A full moon occurred during this
episode. Reader Edgar Governo sends the information that the only full
moon in February 1995 occurred on the 15th. By the 22nd, it was already
the last quarter. Conundrum must pay his rent very early, and maybe post
date his checks.)
Fearful Symmetry. An
invisible elephant, escaped from the Fairfield Idaho Zoo, near Boise, goes
on a rampage, causing Mulder and Scully to investigate. Mountain Home AFB
is not far away, which the Lone Gunmen say is a UFO hot spot. This would
also put them not far from Ellens AFB, mentioned in Deep Throat as being
in southwest Idaho. They meet Sophie, a lowland gorilla capable of speaking
sign language who is "afraid of the light." It turns out the
animals have been abductees, for impregnation and harvesting of the
March 12, 1995
Dod Kalm. At 65
degrees north latitude, 8 degrees east longitude, the US Navy destroyer
escort USS Ardent has an encounter with a glowing underwater object, and
the crew discovers itself be aging rapidly. They desert, and are found a
few hours later by the Canadian fishing vessel Lizette. All 18 survivors
appear to be about 90 years old. Mulder believes this event is an
extension of the Philadelphia Experiment, of 1947.
When he and Scully board the Ardent, still in the north Atlantis, it
appears to have been derelict for decades. Mulder and Scully begin aging,
because of a contamination in the ship's water supply. Scully tells
Mulder about meeting her father while she was unconscious (In One Breath)
and that she is sure there is nothing to fear after death.
They are rescued just before death from old age, apparently by a
helicopter (based on the orange flight suit of the rescuer). Dialysis and
treatment with synthetic hormones helps them to de-age. The USS Ardent
sinks. Note: Mulder gets seasick, and comments that it is lucky Scully
inherited her father's legs -- sea legs. (Date taken from Scully log
March 17, 1995
Soft Light mentions a death on this date, with Mulder and Scully
brought in several days later.
Mulder and Scully investigate the death of an Arlington, Virginia two year
old who has an American father and a Romanian mother. When the father is
later killed, an ash appears that has no organic or inorganic components--
supposedly the result in the presence of spirit beings, or during
bilocation, when a person's energy is transported to a different location.
Older brother, nine year old Charlie appears possessed, but it is really
his evil twin, Michael, who died at birth. Mulder eventually helps a
group of Romanian elders exorcise Charlie.
The elders say they are dealing with an evil that has always been
present, as Cain, Lucifer and Hitler, that now knows Mulder and Scully.
In this episode, Scully calls in an FBI social worker, Karen Kosseff,
the psychiatric social worker Scully saw in Irresistible, when she visited
the Employee Assistance office.
F. Emasculata. In
the Guanacaste Rain Forest of Costa Rica, Dr. Robert Torrence of the
Biodiversity Project is infected by a beetle. Subsequently inmates in a
prison are secretly infected by an extremely contagious disease, but two
escape. Mulder and Scully are called in to help capture them. It is
established that Pink Pharmaceuticals, a huge drug company, is conducting
unethical research via this means.
March 31, 1995
Soft Light. Mulder
and Scully are called to Richmond, Virginia, by Scully's former student,
Kelly Ryan, who has just been promoted to detective, to investigate the
death of an executive of Morley Tobacco Company. The man, Patrick
Neuharth, apparently was totally incinerated, leaving only a small burn
mark on the floor of his hotel room. In fact, research scientist Dr.
Chester Banton, at Polarity Magnetics, has been exposed to dark matter
with the unusual side effect that any living thing touching his shadow
gets reduced into component atoms. Conspiracy forces, lead by X, attempt
to kidnap Banton, but fail when all but X step on his shadow. After
Banton's shadow kills Ryan, X captures Banton and the Conspiracy has his
memory unreeled for study. (Date given by Mulder for Neuharth's death.)
Our Town. Mulder
and Scully discover that much of the town of Dudley, Arkansas, has been
engaging in cannibalism, as taught the practices of New Guinea by 92 year
old Walter Chaco. One victim has the deadly Creutzfeldt-Jakob prion
disease that can be transmitted by contact between cells. 27 people in
Dudley eventually contract the condition. Scully is taken captive by the
cannibals and almost beheaded, but is rescued by Mulder. Ten weeks before
this episode, Agriculture Department inspector George Kearns is lured into
the forest by Paula Gray and killed for a cannibal ceremony. Paula
herself dies during the episode, shot by the county sheriff when she takes
the chicken processing plant floor manager hostage while under the effects
of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
April 9, 1995
Navaho youth finds a metal object underground and discover bodies inside
that appear to be alien. He is a member of the family of elder Albert Hosteen.
Meanwhile, a computer hacker breaks into the "MJ Documents," triggering
government executives of many countries, including the Cigarette Smoking
Man, to react. The Lone Gunmen warn Mulder that an international commando
"black" organization is trying to recover the materials from their
friend, who they call "The Thinker." Lone Gunmen call the commando group
"Garnet." While they talk, a neighbor woman unaccountably shoots and
kills her husband. Mulder obtains the tape from The Thinker, who believes
it to be the original Defense Department file on UFOs. The computer file,
on a DAT tape, turns out to be written in Navaho. Scully recognizes the
Navaho text and takes the text to a language specialist. Navaho was used
during World War II because it was a code the Japanese could not break.
Mulder has not been sleeping well and gets into a scuffle with Skinner
when asked about possibly receiving sensitive material.
Scully is called
in to testify on Mulder's assault on Skinner. The Cigarette Smoking Man pays
a call on Bill Mulder on Martha's Vinyard. They clearly had an agreement
that the Smoking Man would never visit or seek him out, but the Smoking Man
says that was a long time ago and this business is pressing. He explains
that Bill Mulder's name may be found in the MJ documents, and encourages
him to "Deny Everything." Bill
complains that the files should have been destroyed. The Cigarette Smoking
Man says he is protecting Fox Mulder.
Scully finds Mulder
at home -- he is running a fever. She lied about knowing about the files
and wants assurance that she is doing the right thing. Mulder doesn't know
why he attacked Skinner. He puts an "x" in
the window to summon the man known as X. William Mulder calls his son to
Martha's Vineyard. In Mulder's apartment a rifle shot comes through the
window, barely missing Scully. Arriving at his father's home, Mulder's
father tells him that the choices made in he past seemed complicated then
but are clear now, and he regrets them now. He encourages his son to not
give in, and tells him he will learn the meaning of the important words
"the Merchandise." Bill then is killed by Alex Krycek, who is hiding in
the bathroom. His final words ask forgiveness from his son, although for
exactly what remain unclear.
[In this episode, Fox seems shocked that his father might have been
part of the conspiracy Fox is chasing, even though in 1989 former FBI
agent Arthur Dale told Fox that Bill Mulder was involved. Does this mean
Mulder did not believe Dale? (Travelers)]
Mulder comes to Scully's apartment where she puts him to bed because
he has a temperature of 102. On April 14, Mulder awakes, but Scully is
gone, having a ballistic test done on his gun. By phone, Mulder verbally
abuses Scully. Scully discovers that Fox has been drugged with a
psychoactive agent in his apartment water system. Mulder ignores a
disciplinary hearing. Mulder catches Krycek lurking outside his building
and Scully is forced to shoot Mulder, grazing him on the shoulder, to keep
him from killing Krycek. She drugs Mulder and takes him to Farmington,
New Mexico. He wakes up on April 16 (apparently in a motel). Albert
Hosteen is with them -- he was a Navaho code talker during World War II.
The MJ documents, translated by Albert, mention an international
conspiracy and mention experimentation by Axis scientists in the US after
World War II. Scully is shaken that her name is also in the documents,
mentioned in connection with tests. Scully must return to Washington
because she missed a hearing and may be in disciplinary trouble.
Albert takes Mulder
home -- he feels that Mulder is prepared to accept the truth. He tells Mulder
about the Anasazi, the "ancient aliens" who
once lived in the Southwest. Albert feels they were abducted, "by
visitors who come here still." Mulder is taken to the quarry where the
boxcar is buried. The Smoking Man phones Mulder's cell phone as Mulder
approaches the boxcar. He warns Mulder not to take his father's words
seriously and says "expose anything and you only expose your father." The Smoking
Man enters a helicopter to fly to the quarry. Entering through a hatch in the
roof, he finds it is an old refrigeration car, filled with piles of bodies, all
looking alien. Mulder phones Scully. The files refer to human experiment subjects
referred to as The Merchandise, she tells him. In spite of the alien appearance
of the bodies, they have smallpox vaccination scars, so apparently are human
victims of experimentation.
approaches but the troopers on board cannot find Mulder. The Smoking Man
orders "Burn it" and
a satchel charge is thrown into the boxcar. It explodes and the car is engulfed
in flame. To be continued.....(Anasazi)
The Blessing Way.Albert Hosteen provides an opening narration -- there is an old Indian
saying that something survives only as long as someone remembers it. There
are those who are trying to withhold the truth. Troops lead by the
Cigarette Smoking Man break into Albert's home, looking for Mulder. The
Smoking Man is almost frantic to find the tape. Scully returns to
Albert's home and when she hears his story she goes to the quarry. Later,
as she drives at night, a helicopter stops her car and troops pull her out
of the car at gunpoint. They find Albert's translations in the trunk of
her car and also demand the DAT tape, but she says Mulder has it, after
which they leave.
Back in Washington, the board of review suspends Scully from duty,
without pay or benefits. She surrenders her gun and her badge, saying
that as far as she knows, Mulder is dead. She goes to the X-Files office
and looks in a hiding place, but the tape is not there. On 46th Street in
New York, the Consortium meets. The Smoking Man reports that the matter
has been contained and the minor problem in the FBI will soon be solved.
He reports Mulder as dead, and claims that the DAT tape has been
has no transportation available and is forced to walk to her mother's house,
barefoot for part of the way because her shoes begin to give her blisters.
She is ashamed to have been suspended. Meanwhile, Albert Hosteen and his
family see buzzards flying over the quarry, as if waiting for something to
die. They find Mulder under some rocks -- apparently he found some sort of
tunnel out of the boxcar and escaped the fire. There are also alien-like
bodies in the opening in the ground. Albert knows that death, from exposure
to the intense heat, is near for Mulder and attempts to call holy spirits
to save Mulder's life in a ritual known as "The Blessing Way." The songs and prayers must be done exactly
in order to summon the "holy people." He is afraid that Mulder does not
have the will to live.
We see Mulder, as if in a vision, surrounded by spirits. The spirit of
Deep Throat comes forward and speaks to Mulder about the afterlife,
encouraging him to return to life. He says in the afterlife Mulder would
know the truth, but there would be no justice. We then see the deaths of
the bodies in the boxcar, from hydrogen cyanide gas. Bill Mulder comes
forward to address his son. He hoped to broker fate with Mulder's life.
The lies he told were a poison to his soul, and he is ashamed of the
choices he made when Fox was just a boy. If Fox dies now, the truth will
die with him. He says Samantha is not there with the spirits.
Scully is at home
late at night when Frohike comes to call. He has been drinking and wants
to share his loss. He says the torch has been passed to Scully, but she tells
him about her suspension. He, in turn, tells her that The Thinker has been
killed, execution style, after Mulder disappeared. Scully enters the FBI
through the civilian lobby entrance. When she goes through the metal detector,
she is surprised that the detector does off. The guard, however, knows her
and waves her through. Scully asks Skinner to have a ballistics test done
on the slug that killed The Thinker to see if it was the same weapon that
killed Bill Mulder. Skinner has been asked to execute a search warrant at
Scully's apartment to look for the DAT tape. When she leaves Skinner's office,
the Smoking Man enters. As she leaves the building, Scully steps through
the metal detector again, and "the wand" finds metal in the back of her neck.
X-Rays detect a fragment of metal in the back of her neck.
The Blessing Way
ceremony continues for three days, at the end of which Mulder opens his eyes
and asks for water. He is given a ritual bath and food, and Albert senses
a rebirth in him. The metal is removed from Scully's neck and it appears
to be a computer chip. Her sister, Melissa, encourages her to use hypnotic
regression to learn how the chip got there. She goes to Dr. Mark Pomerantz.
She remembers her abduction -- there were men, a light and loud sounds, including
some kind of alarm. She was powerless and could not resist them...but she
wakes up with a start. As she arrives home, she observes Skinner leaving
her apartment. Meanwhile, Mulder is released from the ceremony and is given
a leather "medicine bag" pouch
containing sunflower seeds.
Skinner who denies that he was at her apartment, lying to her because the
Smoking Man is in his office. That night, Scully dreams that Mulder is speaking
to her, assuring her that he is alive. At Bill Mulder's burial, Scully introduces
herself to Teena Mulder and tells Teena that she has a strong feeling that
Fox is still alive. The Well Manicured Man is there and approaches Scully.
He says he is a member of a Consortium that has various interests that are
threatened by the DAT tape. He warns her that she may be killed, possibly
someone close to her who she trusts. They are ready to kill her because they
are convinced that she does not have a copy of the tape. He feels that her
death would attract too much attention. "We feel that the best way to predict the future is
to invent it." This causes Scully to distrust Skinner.
Mulder goes to his mother's home and asks her to remember. She resists
remembering and claims to not know. Finally she admits that sometimes
brought other men home with him -- men who can be seen in an old picture
Mulder shows her. Melissa phones Scully and agrees to come over and keep
her sister company. Immediately after that call, the phone rings again
and no one is on the line. Scully calls Melissa back, leaving a message on
her answering machine telling Melissa to stay home and Dana will come to
her home. As Scully heaves her apartment building, Skinner pulls up and
asks Scully to get in so they can go somewhere safe and talk. Scully is
mistrustful, but gets in knowing that she has a hidden gun. They go to
Mulder's apartment but once inside she pulls the gun on Skinner. Melissa
arrives at her sister's apartment and is killed by two assassins -- Krycek
and another man -- who mistake her for Dana. Skinner claims to Scully
that he has the DAT tape in his pocket. When the doorknob turns, Scully
is distracted, Skinner pulls his gun and they face each other down. To be
Albert narrates that to the Navaho the stories passed from one
generation to another are important and tells that when Mulder was healed,
another tribe reported that a sacred white buffalo calf was born, a
powerful omen that great changes are coming.
into his apartment as Scully and Skinner are holding their weapons on each
other and the situation diffuses. Skinner produces the DAT tape. Mulder says
the Smoking Man killed his father for that tape. Skinner says the tape is
the only leverage they have to bring these men to justice. Mulder and Scully
leave Skinner in the apartment. Maggie Scully rushes into the hospital --
Melissa just got out of surgery with a gunshot wound to the head. The Lone
Gunmen examine the 1973 photographs and identify Victor Klemper, who conducted
terrible experiments on Jewish prisoners. Bill Mulder is also in the picture.
They tell Mulder and Scully about Operation Paperclip, that brought NAZI
scientists to America where they worked on the space program. Frohike arrives
-- he just heard the police radio call about Melissa. Scully rushes off but
Mulder convinces her that if "they" are trying to kill Dana, the hospital
is the first place they would look.
of the Consortium meet and criticize the shooting of Melissa as a bungled
operation. The Well Manicured Man demands to see the DAT tape, and the
Smoking Man promises to have it at their meeting the next day. Mulder and
Scully visit Victor Klemper. Klemper recognizes the name Mulder but doesn't
want to discuss history. He says "they" would
kill anyone if it were in the best interests of their work. All he will
tell them is that the photo was taken at the Strughold Mining Company in
West Virginia. After they leave, Klemper phones the Well Manicured Man,
revealing that Mulder is alive.
Albert Hosteen arrives at Melissa's hospital room saying he has been asked
to come (although it is never clear who asked him) and help Melissa, and
that Dana is very sorry she cannot be there. He asks permission to pray
over her. Mulder and Scully arrive at the abandoned West Virginia mine.
Inside they find a series of locked doors. They gain entrance to one. In
a tunnel Mulder and Scully find an apparently endless row of filing
cabinets containing standard medical records. Each contains a standard
tissue sample container. They look for a file on Dana and find it --
containing a recent tissue sample. (Scully knows it is recent because the
container is plastic.) Samantha's file also contains a recent tissue
sample, although this fact is not mentioned in the dialogue. Mulder
discovers that under the file folder label bearing Samantha's name is one
with his own name on it. He suspects that he was originally intended to
be abducted. Suddenly the lights go out. Mulder rushes outside and sees a
huge UFO. In the tunnel, Scully encounters a group of short, large headed
beings who rush past her in the dark. The UFO flies off as Mulder watches
but Scully does not see it.
Several cars that
look like government fleet vehicles drive up to the mine and men get out,
firing weapons at Mulder as he runs from them. Mulder and Scully find
a back way out of the tunnel and slip off. They call Skinner to meet them
at a country cafe the next morning. He wants to trade the tape for the
agents' reinstatement. Mulder is opposed, but Scully argues that they
have to have the access of being in the FBI in order to continue their
work -- and she needs to see her sister. Skinner claims he couldn't copy
or print out the file. If "they" double cross him, he will turn state's
evidence and testify.
Albert prays for Melissa for two days, but receives word that the mother
of the white buffalo calf has died. Albert fears that it is the way of
nature that for one thing to live, another must die. Skinner arrives at
Melissa's hospital room. He delivers a message from Dana and sees a
stranger watching the room. Skinner chases him -- there are actually
three of them, including Krycek and the man who was with him when Melissa
was shot. Krycek gets the DAT tape from Skinner and leaves him wounded in
a stairwell. Later, in a car, the other two leave Krycek alone when they
go into a store. He has a premonition and jumps out of the car, just
before it explodes. He runs off.
Mulder and Scully go to Klemper's greenhouse and find the Well Manicured
Man, who reports that Victor has died of a heart attack. He says in 1947
a spacecraft was reportedly recovered in New Mexico, including a body.
The Operation Paperclip scientists, he says, became involved. Mulder has
the leap of understanding that Klemper was trying to create a human-alien
hybrid. The Well Manicured Man says when Bill Mulder discovered the
plans, he objected. Scully, however, feels that it is all a lie, to
protect the continuation of the NAZI agenda of unethical human
experimentation. The records in the mine, Mulder says, are of abductees.
Samantha was taken to keep Bill Mulder from revealing the truth, the Well
Manicured Man says, and that Fox's life is now in danger. He says there
is more than Mulder will ever know.
Krycek telephones the Smoking Man at the Consortium office and threatens
blackmail because he has the tape. The Smoking Man covers up the
conversation and reports to the group that the DAT tape has been destroyed
in a car explosion. In Greenwich, CT, Mulder again questions his mother
-- did Dad ever ask her to make a choice? She couldn't choose. Bill
chose and she hated him for it. The Smoking Man and Skinner meet and
Skinner claims to have the tape. The Smoking Man knows he does not, so
Skinner calls Albert into his office. Albert knows what is on the tape
and has told 20 other men the information on the files who will be able to
testify, if Albert is killed. It may be a bluff, but it allows Skinner to
reinstate Mulder and Scully.
Melissa dies. Mulder is convinced that Melissa knows that Dana is
sorry. They have both lost so much that they have to go back to work.
Mulder is convinced that the truth is in the X-Files. Scully has heard
the truth -- she wants the answers.
[Note that in Anasazi, Mulder did not have much trouble displaying the
contents of the DAT tape. Was Skinner lying about not being able to copy
it? Would he have a reason to copy the tape but not tell Mulder and
Scully? Was this wonderful document lost because Skinner is inept with
Esther Nairn revives her PhD from MIT, having specialized in automata
theory. She begins post doctoral work at the Santa Fe Institute. Donald
Gelman is her secret mentor. Sometime around now may be when she meets
David Markham and falls in love. They begin developing a plan to upload
the human mind into cyberspace. Donald Gelman, however, forbids it.(Kill
Krycek sells information from the MJ documents about a UFO that
crashed in the Pacific Ocean during W.W.II to the French government.
French agents plan to recover the nuclear weapon.(Nisei)
The Walk. A
quadriplegic appears to travel out of his body when he is asleep,
committing murders. (Date taken from mail postmark.)
Early August 1995
Fearing publicity, Cancer Man has the triangular-shaped UFO that
crashed in the Pacific Ocean during W.W.II salvaged. A tramp
steamer/salvage vessel registered in San Diego, the Talapus, is used to
recover the UFO, allegedly looking for a sunken Japanese W.W.II submarine
with gold on board.
Note: The name Talapus may be taken from Mount Talapus, near Portland,
A Japanese medical team, conducting an autopsy of a body found on
board the UFO is murdered by a military special forces team. An
Allentown, PA, member of the Mutual UFO Network, Steven Zinter, intercepts
an alien autopsy video feel on a satellite circuit, and sells it by mail
order. (Nisei and 731)
Oubliette. In the
Seattle, Washington area, Lucy Householder, who was kidnapped as a child
and held captive in a basement for five years, experiences a psychic
connection to Amy Jacobs, a new kidnap victim of the same man. She drowns
to death while sitting in the back seat of a police car, preventing Amy
from drowning in a river.
August 29, 1995
2Shy. Date taken
from Scully's dictated autopsy notes.
September 12, 1995
people seem to have been killed by lightning in Connerville, Oklahoma.
One person, Darrin Peter Oswald, who survives a lightning strike in the
area, gains the power to generate electricity, like lightning.
Unfortunately, he is mentally unstable, and actually killed the other
victims. He has a crush on his pretty remedial reading teacher, Sharon
Kvietz. Oswald is confined to a mental institution. Note: At one point,
Darrin watches a music video featuring The Rosemarys. (Date taken from top
ranking on video game.)
September 16, 1995
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose. In
Saint Paul, General Mutual insurance agent Clyde Bruckman is sporadically
psychic, being able to predict a person's death. A psychic serial killer
kills several fortune tellers, and targets Bruckman. On September 21 in
Le Damfino Hotel, the killer attacks Mulder, and Scully kills the serial
killer. Bruckman commits suicide. Scully acquires a pet dog, after Bruckman's
neighbor dies. Bruckman tells Scully she will never die. He tells Mulder
that Mulder doesn't want to know how he will die, although at one point
he mentions "autoerotic asphyxiation."
We first meet The Stupendous Yappi, a "professional" psychic. First
broadcast on Friday the 13th.
The List. Napoleon "Neech" Manley
is executed at Eastpoint State Penitentiary, Leon County, Florida. Twice
before he has been strapped into the electric chair, but a last minute
stay of execution had arrived. A strong believer in reincarnation, he vows
to return and kill five people to revenge himself on the cruelty he has
suffered. When multiple deaths occur, Scully and Mulder are called in to
Danielle, believes her husband has taken over the body of a guard, which
whom she is having an affair, and she shoots him. This concept is similar
to the walk-ins" belief
of the Church of the Red Museum. The five men die who are on Manley's list.
Nisei. Seven weeks
after he intercepts the video feed, Steven Zinter is killed by a Japanese
diplomat who carries a briefcase with satellite photos of the Talapus.
Senator Matheson helps Mulder locate the warehouse where the UFO is
stored, and he sees what he believes to be an alien loaded onto a railroad
quarantine car. Mulder boards the train. Scully meets several other
women who claim to be abductees, and has a flashback in which she sees
herself on an operating table, pregnant.
Robert Patrick Modell, calling himself Pusher, contacts FBI agent
Frank Burst and confesses to several murders which had been classified as
suicides. He eludes capture for some weeks. (Pusher)
731. In Perkey,
WV, a military team executes dozens of malformed humans from Dr. Zama's
Scully finds evidence that the chip implanted in her neck was
recording thoughts, for later playback. The manufacturer is Japanese,
connected by paperwork Dr. Shiro Zama's hospital in WV. Scully talks with
a member of the Conspiracy, the Elder, also known to fans as the Fat Man,
who tells her Zama kept his experimentation secret from his American
A man who claims to be an NSA operative kills Dr. Shiro Zama, under
orders from the Conspiracy, but is himself killed by X. Scully concludes
that she was tested in a similar rail car during her 1994 abduction, and
that Zama tested subjects with diseases and radiation tests.
Mulder suspects that Zama was working to develop a alien/human hybrid
intended as a weapon, to be immune to biological weapons.
The rail car explodes and the bodies at Zama's hospital are removed,
leaving no traces. The Cancer Man obtains Zama's records. (Scully notes
that two weeks earlier, the President apologized for secret radiation
testing conducted on civilians up to 1974. The President's commission was
appointed in January 1994 and presented its report in October 95.)
News accounts report when the United States evacuated Vietnam almost
25 years earlier, Vietnamese commandos and spies were left behind enemy
lines. The government is greatly embarrassed, and begins an investigation.
Those pursuing the cover-up of American POWs left in Vietnam grow
Piper Maru. An
alien life form, waiting in a sunken P-51 Mustang takes control of a
French salvage crew diver from the ship Piper Maru at the location where a
Foo Fighter crashed in 1945 and where the Talapus salvaged a UFO earlier
in the year. The entire crew suffers from extreme radiation poisoning,
except for the infected diver, Gautier. The entity occupies other people,
FBI Assistant Director Skinner, is shot and wounded by an agent of the
Cancer Man -- shown by evidence to be the same man who shot Melissa
Scully, Argentine citizen Louis Cardinale. (Date based on Skinner saying
it has been five months since Melissa was shot, which would really be
September, but this episode has to follow Nisei and 731.)
Scully meets several
women who claim to be abduction victims. Some are suffering from strange
forms of cancer that does not respond to treatment. Some claim to recognize
Scully from the "bright white place."
Cancer Man takes Krycek into custody, while he is occupied by the alien
entity. The entity is allowed to return to its UFO, placed for safe
storage in an abandoned in missile silo 1013, at Black Crow, North Dakota,
unlike other UFOs stored in Nevada. Krycek is left alive but sealed in
Skinner returns to work, limping from his gunshot wound. Cardinale is
found dead in his cell, made to look like suicide.
The Conspiracy meets on 46th Street, New York, preserving the secrecy
and future of its project.
the events happen that are investigated by Jose Chung for his book "From
Melissa Riedel takes up residence at the Temple of the Seven Stars in
Hamilton County, Tennessee. (The Field Where I Died)
Pusher. In Loudoun
County, Virginia, Robert Modell is arrested following his claim to have
committed 14 murders, but escapes by causing the police car driver to not
see a semi truck. Scully and Mulder later learn that Modell is dying and
looking for a worth opponent, which he considers Mulder to be. They
corner him in a hospital where Modell forces Mulder into a game of Russian
Roulette with a loaded gun. Scully pulls a fire alarm, breaking Modell's
concentration, and Mulder shoots Modell. Modell is hospitalized in a deep
The World Weekly
Informer, a supermarket tabloid, publishes a story about the quasi-human
liver fluke from The Host. Also in the issue, according to the headlines,
are stories about a "girl raised by squirrels
for 15 years found begging for peanuts in park," and "depravity rampant on
hit TV show."
Teso Dos Bichos.
When a Sokona Indian burial urn from the Ecuadorian highlands is returned
to the Boston Museum of Natural History a series of deaths follows three
weeks later. Mulder believes the deaths are the result of a curse of the
jaguar spirit. The urn is eventually returned to Ecuador and reburied.
Hell Money. In
China town, an unscrupulous doctor uses an elaborate lottery to obtain
human organs for transplant.
November 28, 1995
Scully believes she may have been chosen by God to protect a young boy's
life. The boy is stigmatic, and is pursued by a serial killer. (Date
taken from medication log. Christmas episode, broadcast December 15, the
final X-File of 1995.)
War of the Chordophones. Computerized
mechanical insects are discovered in Miller's Grove Massachusetts (not
to be confused with Grover's Mill, New Jersey, in "The War of the Worlds")
that could be alien probes. Dr. Bambi Barenbaum expresses the opinion that
UFOs are actually glowing nocturnal insect swarms.
Krycek either escapes from the North Dakota missile silo, or is found
by anti-government militia members, lead by Timothy Edward Mayhew.
Krycek works with them to build two bombs. He plans to use one to decoy
Mulder into a complex scheme. (Tunguska)
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