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    4.01 "Herrenvolk"

  • Episode Number: 74
  • Original Air Date: October 04, 1996
  • Written by: Chris Carter
  • Directed by: R.W. Goodwin
  • Guest Cast:
    • Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell)
    • Ken Camroux (Second Senior Agent)
    • Garvin Cross (Repairman)
    • Laurie Holden (Marita Covarrubius)
    • Morris Panych (Gray-Haired Man)
    • Michael David Simms (Senior FBI Agent)
    • Roy Thinnes (Jeremiah Smith)
    • Brian Thompson (Pilot)
    • Rebecca Toolan (Mrs. Mulder)
    • Don S. Williams (Elder)

Having found Jeremiah Smith, Mulder must choose between saving his mother's life or finding the answer to some of his questions about his sister, all the while trying to stay ahead of the alien assassin. Scully meanwhile turns to her science to analyze some data recovered from Jeremiah's files.

Part two of two.

    4.02 "Home"

  • Episode Number: 75
  • Original Air Date: October 11, 1996
  • Written by: Glen Morgan & James Wong
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • Neil Denis (Catcher)
    • Cory Fry (Batter)
    • Adrian Hughes (Sherman Nathaniel Peacock)
    • Kenny James (Radio Singer)
    • Karin Konoval (Mrs. Peacock)
    • Judith Maxie (Barbara Taylor)
    • Lachlan Murdoch (Right Fielder)
    • Chris Nelson Norris (George Raymond Peacock)
    • Tucker Smallwood (Sheriff Andy Taylor)
    • Douglas Smith (Pitcher)
    • Sebastian Spence (Deputy Barney Paster)

A shallow grave holding a deformed baby bring Mulder and Scully to a small town in Pennsylvania. There they are met with residents who treat each other like family. But the murder case introduces them to some of the townspeople who take that concept a little too far.

    4.03 "Teliko"

  • Episode Number: 76
  • Original Air Date: October 18, 1996
  • Written by: Howard Gordon
  • Directed by: Jim Charleston
  • Guest Cast:
    • Willie Amakye (Samuel Aboah)
    • Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell)
    • Maxine Guess (Flight Attendant)
    • Laurie Holden (Marita Covarrubius)
    • Carl Lumbly (Marcus Duff)
    • Bill MacKenzie (Bus Driver)
    • Zakes Mokae (Minister Diabira)
    • Bob Morrisey (Dr. Simon Bruin)
    • Michael O'Shea (Lieutenant Madson)

Scully's assistance as a medical investigator is requested by the Center for Disease Control when a black man's corpse is found, but completely lacking in pigmentation. But when Mulder joins the case, he suspects that their suspected disease carrier may not be carrying a disease at all, but rather the prime suspect in a murder case.

    4.04 "Unruhe"

  • Episode Number: 77
  • Original Air Date: October 27, 1996
  • Written by: Vince Gilligan
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • Sharon Alexander (Mary Louise LeFante)
    • Ron Chartier (Inspector Puett)
    • Michael Cram (Officer Corning)
    • Angela Donahue (Alice Brandt)
    • Scott Heindl (Billy)
    • Michele Melland (ER Doctor)
    • William MacDonald (Officer Trott)
    • Walter Marsh (Druggist)
    • Christopher Royal (Photo Technician)

An abducted woman turns up after being lobotomized and the only clue left behind seems to be a photograph which appears to Scully to have been misdeveloped. However, Mulder does not believe the photo to be an error, but rather a peek into the criminal's mind which he attempts to interpret before the abductor lobotomizes his next victim.

    4.05 "The Field Where I Died"

  • Episode Number: 78
  • Original Air Date: November 03, 1996
  • Written by: Glen Morgan & James Wong
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • Doug Abrahams (Harbaugh)
    • Kristen Cloke (Melissa Riedal Ephesian)
    • Michael Dobson (BATF Agent)
    • Anthony Harrison (FBI Agent Riggins)
    • Michael Massee (Vernon Warren aka Vernon Ephesian)

The storming of a religious cult nearly results in failure until Mulder inexplicably discovers a civil war bunker where the cultists have hidden themselves. However, unable to turn up any evidence against the cult, it is up to Mulder to come up with some even if it means speaking with one of the cultist's past lives.

    4.06 "Sanguinarium"

  • Episode Number: 79
  • Original Air Date: November 10, 1996
  • Written by: Valerie Mayhew & Vivian Mayhew
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • Andrew Airlie (Attorney)
    • Norman Armour (ER Doctor)
    • Richard Beymer (Dr. Jack Frankyn)
    • Martin Evans (Dr. Hartman)
    • lO-Lan Jones (Rebecca Waite, R.N.)
    • John Juliani (Dr. Harrison Lloyd)
    • Arlene Mazerolle (Dr. Shannon)
    • Paul Raskin (Dr. Eric Ilaqua)

The plastic surgery unit of a hospital becomes the gruesome site of a patient's murder by their doctor. Mulder and Scully come to determine the credibility of his story that he was possessed when he did it. Their investigation turns up a nurse who seems to be a practitioner of magic who knows the price some will pay for beauty.

    4.07 "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man"

  • Episode Number: 80
  • Original Air Date: November 17, 1996
  • Guest Cast:
    • Anthony Ashbee (Corporal)
    • Dean Alyesworth (Soldier)
    • Marc Baur (Matlock)
    • Tom Braidwood (Frohike)
    • Gonzalo Canton (Cuban Man)
    • David Fredericks (Director)
    • Peter Hanlon (Aide)
    • Jerry Hardin (Deep Throat)
    • Bruce Harwood (Byers)
    • Paul Jarret (James Earl Ray)
    • Colin Lawrence (Mob Man)
    • Peter Mele (Troopleader)
    • Laurie Murdoch (Lydon)
    • Steve Oatway (Supervisor)
    • Chris Owens (Young Smoking Man)
    • Donnelly Rhodes (General Francis)
    • Michael St. John (Major General)
    • Jude Zachary (Jones)

In the Lone Gunmen's office, Scully and Mulder listen, as Frohike reveals what he suspects to be the chilling, secret past of The Cigarette- Smoking Man. Hiding in a nearby high rise, The Cigarette-Smoking Man eavesdrops on them with electronic listening devices, his sniper's rifle trained on the office's front door. Who will be his next target?

    4.08 "Tunguska"

  • Episode Number: 81
  • Original Air Date: November 24, 1996
  • Written by: Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • William B. Davids (The Cigarette-Smoking Man)
    • Nick Lea (Krycek)
    • Campbell Lane (Committee Chairman)
    • Fritz Weaver (Senator Sorenson)
    • John Hainsworth (Gaunt Man)
    • Olesky Shostak (Bundled Man)
    • Jan Rubes (Vassily Peskow)
    • Stefan Arngrim (the prisoner)
    • Robin Mossley (Dr. Kingsley Looker)
    • Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell)
    • John Neville (Well-Manicured Man)
    • Malcolm Stewart (Dr. Sacks)
    • Jessica Schreier (Dr. Bonita Sayre)
    • Brent Stait (Terry Edward Mayhew)
    • Eileen Pedde (Angie)
    • David Bloom (Stress Man)
    • Lee Serpa (Swarthy Man)

Scully risks contempt of congress when she refuses to divulge Mulder's whereabouts to a senate subcommittee.

While performing a random search of a suitcase being carried by a man claiming to have diplomatic immunity, an airport customs agent is attacked by a black oil that congeals into tiny worms which penetrate his skin.

An anonymous tipster warns Mulder about a right-wing militia organization planning a bombing which could be the next Oklahoma City. The informant turns out to be Alex Krycek, the traitor Mulder blames for his father's murder. Left trapped in an abandoned missile silo by the Cigarette-Smoking Man, Krycek says he was freed by a militia group during a salvage operation. Claiming he wants revenge on the Cigarette-Smoking Man, Krycek promises Mulder that he can help expose the Cigarette-Smoking Man and the Shadowy Syndicate. Despite his hatred for Krycek, Mulder reluctantly believes him.

Krycek leads Mulder and Scully to intercept a Russian courier at the airport. The courier escapes, but the diplomatic pouch he is carrying is recovered. The pouch contains a four-billion-year-old rock of extraterrestrial origin. Dr. Sacks, a government exobiologist, drills into the rock. The same black worms which killed the customs agent emerge from the rock and attack him. Scully and Pendrell investigate this deadly enigma. Mulder's possession of the artifact alarms the Well-Manicured Man, who orders the Cigarette-Smoking Man to take care of the problem.

Mulder seeks out his UN contact, Marita Covarrubias, who finds out the origin of the Russian courier's flight. Mulder learns the flight originated near Tunguska, Siberia and instantly recognizes the significance. In 1908, a fireball crashed to earth in Tunguska, igniting a series of cataclysmic explosions. It was the most massive and most mysterious event of its kind in history. Until now, no one had been able to discover what really happened. Maybe someone has finally found out the truth...

Marita helps Mulder with credentials that will get him to Tunguska. At the last minute, Mulder discovers Krycek is fluent in Russian, and brings him along as a translator.

Mulder and Krycek discover a Siberian Gulag located at the site of the crash -- its hard-laboring prisoners sentenced to mine the extraterrestrial rocks. Before they can learn any more, they are captured, beaten and jailed. Mulder realizes Krycek is in league with their captors. Krycek is freed, and Mulder is subjected to an inhuman medical experiment. Under the most primitive of conditions, Mulder and other prisoners are infected with the oily black worms, and injected on the left arm with an amber liquid.

Will Mulder survive?

Part one of two.

    4.09 "Terma"

  • Episode Number: 82
  • Original Air Date: December 01, 1996
  • Guest Cast:
    • William B. Davids (The Cigarette-Smoking Man)
    • Nick Lea (Krycek)
    • Campbell Lane (Committee Chairman)
    • Fritz Weaver (Senator Sorenson)
    • John Hainsworth (Gaunt Man)
    • Olesky Shostak (Bundled Man)
    • Jan Rubes (Vassily Peskow)
    • Stefan Arngrim (the prisoner)
    • Robin Mossley (Dr. Kingsley Looker)
    • Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell)
    • John Neville (Well-Manicured Man)
    • Malcom Stewart (Dr. Sacks)
    • Jessica Schreier (Dr. Bonita Sayre)
    • Brent Stait (Terry Edward Mayhew)

In Tunguska, Mulder has survived his ordeal for now, but is still being held captive in a Siberian Gulag. The prisoner in the next cell explains that all the men in the camp are injected with "black cancer" until the toxin finally kills them. Escape is impossible. Resistance is futile. Mulder swears he will survive, long enough at least to kill Krycek. Impressed by Mulder's will to survive, the prisoner gives Mulder his own home-made knife. Back in Washington, Dr. Sacks is alive after being infected by the black worms from the rock that was recovered in the diplomatic pouch, although he is comatose. For Scully and Agent Pendrell, the medical mystery starts to unravel when tests reveal a black vermiform organism attached to his brain's pineal gland.

Part two of two.

    4.10 "Paper Hearts"

  • Episode Number: 83
  • Original Air Date: December 15, 1996
  • Written by: Vince Gilligan
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • Tom Nooman (John Lee Roche)
    • Rebecca Toolan (Mrs. Mulder)
    • Byrne Piven (Robert Sparks)
    • Vanessa Morley (Samantha Mulder)
    • Sonia Norris (the young mother)
    • Carly McKillip (Caitlin Ross)
    • Paul Bittante (the local cop)

Mulder experiences a series of vivid dreams that lead him to the discovery of the long-buried skeleton of a murdered child. Mulder is shaken, recognizing the M.O. of serial killer John Lee Roche, one of the first killers Mulder profiled. Between 1979 and 1990, Roche abducted girls between the ages of 8 and 10 from their homes, strangled them, and cut a heart-shaped piece of fabric from their clothes as a trophy. When captured, Roche confessed to 13 murders. Mulder's discovery means there must be more children than those he had admitted to. When the girl is identified, it proves that Roche began his crimes as early as 1975. Another clue from the dream helps Mulder locate where the killer hid his trophies. He finds a total of 16 hearts, and realizes there are two more unknown victims.

    4.11 "El Mundo Gira"

  • Episode Number: 84
  • Original Air Date: January 12, 1997
  • Written by: John Shiban
  • Directed by: Tucker Gates
  • Guest Cast:
    • Ruben Blades (Conrad Lozano)
    • Raymond Cruz (Eladio Buente)
    • Pamela Diaz (Maria Dorantes)
    • Jose Yenque (Soledad Buente)
    • Lillian Hurst (Flakita)
    • Susan Bain (the County Coroner)
    • Robert Thurston (Dr. Larry Steen)
    • Simi (Gabrielle Buente)
    • Tina Amayo (the older shanty woman)

In a migrant workers' shantytown in California's San Joaquin Valley, Eladio Buente flirts with pretty Maria Dorantes while his brother Soledad watches jealously. Flakita, a nosy neighbor, bemoans the age-old story: "Two brothers. One woman. Trouble." Suddenly, three earsplitting booms come out of nowhere, followed by a painfully bright flash, and a brief but torrential downpour of hot yellow rain. In its aftermath, Flakita discovers the mutilated corpses of Maria and one of her goats, their faces partially eaten away. Eladio is missing.

    4.12 "Leonard Betts"

  • Episode Number: 85
  • Original Air Date: January 26, 1997
  • Written by: Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban & Vince Gilligan
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • Jennifer Clement (Michele Wilkes)
    • Paul McCrane (Leonard Betts)
    • Lucia Walters (EMT)
    • Marjorie Lovett (Elaine Tanner)
    • Ken Jones (the Bearded Man)
    • Sean Campbell (the Local Cop)
    • Greg Newmeyer (the New Partner)
    • Dave Hurtubise (the Pathologist)
    • Bill Dow (Dr. Charles Burks)
    • Brad Loree (the Security Guard)
    • Peter Bryant (the Uniformed Cop)
    • Don Ackerman (the Night Attendant)
    • Laara Sadiq (the Female EMT)

Michele Wilkes, an Emergency Medical Technician, races an ambulance through the streets of Philadelphia as her highly-regarded partner, Leonard Betts, attends to a dying man. As the ambulance speeds through an intersection, it is broadsided by a truck. Wilkes survives, but she discovers Betts' decapitated body nearby.

    4.13 "Never Again"

  • Episode Number: 86
  • Original Air Date: February 02, 1997
  • Written by: Glen Morgan & James Wong
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • Rodney Rowland (Ed Jerse)
    • Carla Stewart (the Judge)
    • Barry "Bear" Hortin (the Bartender)
    • Igor Morozou (Vsevlod Pudovkin)
    • Jan Bailey (Ms. Hadden)
    • Rita Bozi (Ms. Vansen)
    • Marilyn Chin (Mrs. Shima-Tsuno)
    • Jillian Fargey (Kaye Schilling)
    • B.J. Harrison (Hannah)
    • Natasha Vasiluk (Russian Store Owner)
    • Bill Croft (Comrade Svo)
    • Peter Nadler (Ed's Lawyer)
    • Jen Forgie (Ed's Ex-Wife)
    • Jay Donahue (Detective Gouveia)

Ed Jerse, a handsome Philadelphia resident, is devastated by the terms of his divorce settlement. After downing too many drinks at a neighborhood bar, Ed enters a tattoo parlor and selects a Betty Page-like design (on which is printed the words, "never again.") The next day, while at work, Ed hears a female voice refer to him as a "loser." Angered, Ed picks a fight with some women close to his cubicle, but they don't understand his anger. His boss sends him home for the day.

    4.14 "Memento Mori"

  • Episode Number: 87
  • Original Air Date: February 09, 1997
  • Written by: Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban & Vince Gilligan
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • David Lovgren (Kurt Crawford)
    • Gillian Barber (Penny Northern)
    • Sheila Larken (Mrs. Scully)
    • Tom Braidwood (Frohike)
    • Dean Haglund (Langly)
    • Bruce Harwood (Byers)
    • William B. Davis (The Cigarette-Smoking Man)
    • Julie Bond (The Woman)
    • Morris Panych (The Grey-Haired Man)

Scully shows Mulder an MRI x-ray indicating a cancerous mass has been detected on the wall between her sinus and cerebrum. The tumor's placement makes it inoperable. Instead of requesting a leave of absence, Scully opts to follow another avenue of investigation: contacting a group of purported female abductees who experienced similar symptoms after having implants removed from the base of their necks.

    4.15 "Kaddish"

  • Episode Number: 88
  • Original Air Date: February 16, 1997
  • Written by: Howard Gordon
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • Justine Miceli (Ariel Luria)
    • David Groh (Jacob Weiss)
    • Harrison Coe (Issac Luria)
    • Channon Roe (Derek Banks)
    • Jabin Litwiniec (Clinton Bascombe)
    • Timur Karabilgin (Tony)
    • Jonathan Whittaker (Curt Brunjes)
    • David Wohl (Kenneth Ungar)
    • George Gordon (the Detective)
    • Murrey Rabinovitch (1st Hasidic man)

Mourners gather at a cemetery in Brooklyn to pay their last respects to Isaac Luria, a Hasidic man brutally murdered by three teenage hate-mongers. Among the group is Ariel Luria, and her father, Jacob Weiss. When night falls, a shadowy figure enters the cemetery and shapes a man-sized sculpture out of mud.

    4.16 "Unrequited"

  • Episode Number: 89
  • Written by: Howard Gordon & Chris Carter
  • Directed by: Michael Lange
  • Guest Cast:
    • Peter Lacroix (Nathaniel Teager)
    • Scott Hylands (Major General Block)

a seemingly invisible Vietnam vet begins killing the military's top brass.

A crowd gathers at the U.S. Capitol Mall, near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. As the re-dedication ceremony begins, General Benjamin Bloch steps up to a podium and delivers his speech. A short distance away, Mulder, Scully and other FBI agents feverishly hunt down an armed man making his way through the crowd. When Mulder attempts to focus on the suspect, he seemingly vanishes.

As the story unfolds in flashback, Lieutenant General Peter MacDougal is gunned down at close range in the back seat of a limousine, a Death Card at his side. Though the murder weapon is never located, the General's driver, who has ties to a radical paramilitary group called the Right Hand, is held on suspicion of murder. But the driver, who maintains his innocence, passes a polygraph test, and lab tests reveal he did not fire a weapon. With dozens of high-ranking military officials arriving in Washington for the re-dedication ceremony, Skinner assigns his agents to investigate the Right Hand movement, and its leader, an ex- Marine named Denny Markham.

Markham gives the FBI a photograph of a man named Nathaniel Teager, a Green Beret captured by the enemy in 1971. Markham's group liberated Teager from a POW camp in 1995. When U.S. government commandos attempted to kidnap Teager, he suddenly disappeared. Scully suspects Markham's story is a cover-up for an elaborately orchestrated conspiracy plan. Meanwhile, Teager approaches a woman, Renee Davenport, as she views the Memorial. He informs Davenport her husband is still alive and gives her his dog tags as proof. Suddenly, Teager disappears.

Davenport positively identifies Teager as the man she saw at the memorial. Scully takes Davenport to an ophthalmologist when her eye hemorrhages. She is diagnosed with a floating blind spot-but the cause is undetermined.

Mulder learns that MacDougal was one of the original military officials who signed Teager's death certificate (even though forensic evidence was inconclusive). Mulder assigns two FBI agents to guard General Steffan, one of MacDougal's counterparts (who also signed the certificate). But Teager slips by the agents and murders Steffan.

A security camera captured Teager's image passing through a metal detector at the Pentagon. Skinner is outraged. Mulder tells Skinner that Teager has the ability to hide himself from a person's field of vision. He notes that, during the war, U.S. soldiers reported that Viet Cong guerrillas had the ability to appear and disappear at will. He speculates that Teager learned this trick during his 25 years in the POW camp.

Mulder believes the only way to stop Teager is to find his next victim. Marita Covarrubias tells Mulder that MacDougal, Steffan and a third general headed a secret three-man commission that covertly disposed of South Vietnamese soldiers who cooperated with the U.S. government during the war. Covarrubias reveals that testimony from the generals could have been used in the calculation of reparations. Mulder realizes the government wanted the generals dead all along. Covarrubias gives him the name of the third general: Bloch.

Bloch is rushed from the podium at the re-dedication after the agents spot Teager in the crowd. Skinner escorts Bloch toward an awaiting limo. Mulder, however, realizes Teager is hiding inside. Skinner tackles Bloch moments before gunshots flash from inside the limo. Teager puts the limo in gear and attempts to make a getaway. Agent Hill opens fire, killing him.

    4.17 "Tempus Fugit"

  • Episode Number: 90
  • Original Air Date: March 16, 1997
  • Written by: Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
  • Directed by: Rob Bowman
  • Guest Cast:
    • Joe Spano (Mike Millar)
    • Tom O'Brein (Corporal Frish)
    • Scott Bellis (Max Fenig)
    • Chilton Crane (Sharon Graffia)
    • Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell)
    • Greg Michaels (Scott Garrett)
    • Robert Moloney (Bruce Bearfeld)
    • Felicia Shulman (Motel Manager)

Mulder and Scully investigate a commercial jetliner crash apparantly caused by a UFO.

At the Headless Woman's Pub, waiters singing "Happy Birthday" approach Mulder and Scully's table. Scully is surprised that her partner remembered the occasion. Before the celebration continues, the agents are approached by Sharon Graffia, who identifies herself as the sister of Max Fenig (the alien abductee seen in "Fallen Angel"). Fenig was killed in an airplane crash in Upstate New York two hours earlier. It was Fenig's wish that the agents be sought out should any harm befall him.

    4.18 "Max"

  • Episode Number: 91
  • Original Air Date: March 23, 1997
  • Written by: Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
  • Directed by: Kim Manners

The investigation into the crash of the plane continues, as Mulder is under military arrest as he finds a UFO crash site.

As seen in the previous episode, Mulder, clad in scuba gear, inspects (what appears to be) the wreckage of a UFO deep beneath the murky waters of Great Sacandaga Lake in Upstate New York. A bright beam of light penetrates the darkness, illuminating the agent. The light's source is revealed to be a team of frogmen, accompanied by an amphibious craft equipped with large searchlights. Mulder attempts to make an escape, but he is placed under military arrest.

    4.19 "Synchrony"

  • Episode Number: 92
  • Original Air Date: April 13, 1997
  • Written by: Howard Gordon & David Greenwalt
  • Directed by: Jim Charleston
  • Guest Cast:
    • Jed Rees (Lucas Menand)
    • Joseph Fuqua (Jason Nichols)
    • Michael Fairman (Lisa Ianelli)
    • Hiro Kanagwa (Dr. Yonechi)

Mulder and Scully seek answers as an old man uses future technology to commit murder.

Jason Nichols and Lucas Menand, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, become embroiled in an argument as they walk down a city street. They are approached by an elderly man, who warns Menand that he will be run over by a bus at exactly eleven forty-six that evening. Menand tells a campus security cop that the old man is harassing him. The guard places him in the back seat of a sedan and drives away. A few moments later, Menand is run down by the bus... at exactly eleven forty-six.

Mulder and Scully review the facts of the case. Nichols was taken into custody after the bus driver told police that he pushed Menand into the path of his vehicle. But Nichols tells authorities he was attempting to save Menand-as an unidentified old man had forewarned of his colleague's impending death.

    4.20 "Small Potatoes"

  • Episode Number: 93
  • Original Air Date: April 20, 1997
  • Written by: Vince Gilligan
  • Directed by: Clifford Bole
  • Guest Cast:
    • Christine Cavanaugh (Amanda Nelligan)
    • Constance Barnes (O.R. Nurse)
    • Carrie Cain Sparks (Duty Nurse)

Mulder and Scully hunt for a man who has special powers that allows hime to change form.

Doctors in Martinsburg, West Virginia, attend to a woman, Amanda Nelligan, as she goes into labor. When a nurse asks about the baby's father, Amanda tells her that the child's father is from another planet. When the baby is delivered, those in attendance gasp in horror when they see that the crying newborn has a four-inch tail.

Word of the strange birth is spread by newspaper tabloids, and Mulder and Scully travel to Martinsburg to investigate. During the drive, Mulder notes that five babies were born with vestigial tails over the course of three months -- all within a city of less than 15,000 people. Scully hypothesizes that the abnormalities may be attributable to ground water contamination or prescription drug interaction.

    4.21 "Zero Sum"

  • Episode Number: 94
  • Original Air Date: April 27, 1997
  • Written by: Howard Gordon & Frank Spotnitz
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • William B. Davis (The Cigarette-Smoking Man)
    • Don S. Williams (1st Elder)
    • Morris Panych (Gray-haired Man)
    • Lisa Stewart (Jane Brody)

Assistant Director Skinner is framed for a murder after a swarm of bees attacked a women killing her.

Jane Brody, a mail sorter at an overnight delivery company, sneaks into the female employee's rest room to smoke a cigarette. Without warning, hundreds of bees creep into the stall where Jane is sitting. When the young woman attempts to swat the insects so she can escape, the bees swarm and attack, stinging her to death.

    4.22 "Elegy"

  • Episode Number: 95
  • Original Air Date: May 04, 1997
  • Written by: John Shiban
  • Directed by: Jim Charleston
  • Guest Cast:
    • Steven M. Porter (Harold Spuller)
    • Alex Bruhanski (Angelo Pintero)
    • Sydney Lassick (Chuck Forsch)
    • Nancy Fish (Nurse Innes)

Mulder and Scully suspect a mental patient is connected to the deaths of girls whose spirits are making contact with the living.

Angie Pintero, the working-class owner of a bowling alley, tells one of his employees, a mentally-disturbed, compulsive man named Harold Spuller, to go home for the evening. Shortly thereafter, Angie discovers a badly-injured blond girl wedged inside a pinspotter carriage. The girl attempts to speak, but no words come out of her mouth. Angie notices police in a nearby parking lot and rushes outside to get help. He realizes a crowd has gathered around the dead body of the same girl he saw only moments earlier in the bowling alley.

    4.23 "Demons"

  • Episode Number: 96
  • Original Air Date: May 11, 1997
  • Written by: R.W. Goodwin
  • Directed by: Kim Manners
  • Guest Cast:
    • Jay Acovone (Detective Joe Curtis)
    • Mike Nussbaum (Dr. Charles Goldstein)
    • Chris Owens (Young Cigarette-Smoking Man)
    • Rebecca Toolan (Mrs. Mulder)

Mulder is the prime suspect in a double murder.

Mulder experiences a dreamlike vision, apparently a memory from childhood, in which he sees his mother and father reacting as if some terrible tragedy has entered their home. Mulder awakens in a motel room, sweating profusely, his hands and shirt stained with blood. He telephones Scully, who drives to the motel to offer assistance. Suffering from a mental blackout, Mulder cannot recall how he got to the motel. Scully discovers that two rounds were fired from his gun. She also traces a car parked outside Mulder's room to a David and Amy Cassandra. The agents travel to the Cassandra residence, where they speak with a house-keeper. Inside the home are dozens of paintings of a white clapboard house. Mulder realizes he was inside the home, but cannot remember why.

    4.24 "Gethsemane"

  • Episode Number: 97
  • Original Air Date: May 18, 1997
  • Written by: Chris Carter
  • Directed by: R.W. Goodwin
  • Guest Cast:
    • John Finn (Michael Kritschgau)
    • Matthew Walker (Arlinsky)
    • James Sutorius (Babcock)
    • Sheila Larken (Mrs. Scully)

An anthropolotgist finds what could be an extraterrestrial life form which has been frozen in ice, so Mulder and Scully go in search for the truth which could cost one of them their life...

Scully enters Mulder's apartment, where a group of detectives and forensic technicians are waiting. Detective Rempulski introduces himself, then pulls back a sheet draped over a body lying on the floor. Scully positively identifies the victim. Later, Scully appears before a group of FBI officials led by Section Chief Scott Blevins. During the meeting, Scully recounts how, four years earlier, Blevins assigned her to a project known as The X-Files. She states that the purpose of the current meeting is to report on the illegitimacy of Mulder's work.

To be continued


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