The X Files S01, Ep20 – Darkness Falls

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 20
Title: Darkness Falls
Original Air Date: April 15, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Scully: And you suspect what? Bigfoot?

* Scully: You get the impression we’ve walked into the middle of a war that’s already started?

* Scully: You’re right about one thing. It definitely wasn’t Bigfoot.

* Scully: What kind of an insect could have gotten a man all the way into the tree?
Mulder: Itsy bitsy spider.

* Mulder: You’re right and we’re wasting time arguing about it.


Synopsis: A group of lumberjacks are trapped in the forest. They all decide to try and make a run for it before night falls. Two men hear an overwhelming buzzing as a large group of green bugs descend on them. Mulder shows Scully a photo of the loggers. They’ve all disappeared. And so, have the people sent in to find them. Now Mulder and Scully go looking for them. They meet with a Federal Forest Service Agent. Another man joins them, he works for the logging company. They take a four-hour drive to the site. They drive over some spikes. The rest of the way they have to hike. The camp is deserted. Everything has been sabotaged. They survey the area that’s been clear cut and find a giant cocoon. Scully gets hauled up to cut it down. She is shocked to find a body in the cocoon. The logger get the generator fixed. He finds an eco-terrorist inside. Mulder comes in and stops him from killing him. Everyone is confused. He describes the bugs devouring a human. Turns out the loggers have been taking old growth trees. The logger refuses to listen and goes outside the cabin after dark. He taunts it. The next day, they recheck the trees cut down. One has a strange green ring. The ranger takes a core sample of the tree with the green ring. The logger leaves to hike to the disabled truck and radio for help. At the cabin, the ranger finds that there are tiny bugs living in the ring. He can’t identify the bug. The eco-terrorist tells them people started dying and disappearing only after that tree was cut down. The logger makes it to the truck but there isn’t a key. As he’s working on the engine he hears strange buzzing sounds. He thinks it’s the monkey wrenchers. A swarm of green bugs come out of the sky and he jumps in the truck. He hotwires it, but it doesn’t move. They come in through the vents and start attacking him. They suck him dry quite quickly. In the cabin, Scully keeps analyses the bugs. Mulder thinks that a volcanic eruption caused the weird bugs to grow. He thinks it could be an extinct species that was trapped in the tree and only released as it was cut down. The group survives another day. The eco-terrorist sneaks out and steals the gas can. Mulder catches him. Later, Mulder fixes the radio and tries to call for help. The ranger discovers the terrorist is gone and he’s furious. Scully and Mulder get into a fight. Mulder decides they have to seal the place up as best as they can. Night falls and no one sleeps. Scully can actually see the bugs coming in where its dark in the corner. Outside, the generator is starting to run low. Scully is barely keeping it together. The generator starts to falter. Mulder tries to comfort her with the radio transmission for help. The gas runs out in the generator. Luckily, the sun is rising. They take one of the tires of the trashed truck at camp and head towards the truck. When they arrive, the find the logger dead in a cocoon inside. They hear the jeep with the terrorist. He came back. He tells them his friends are all dead. Everyone jumps in and tey try to make it out before sunset. However, they run over spikes and they can go no further. The bugs start to swarm him and he runs from the car. The bugs get in the car and start attacking the three. A helicopter flies in. Several vans also make their way in. They are in full hazmat suits. They find the three in the jeep still alive and evacuate them. They are taken to a quarantine center. Mulder is up and moving but Scully is still not out of the woods. The head scientist tells Mulder the forest will be hit with pesticides and burned until every bug is dead.

The X Files S01, Ep19 – Shapes

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 19
Title: Shapes
Original Air Date: April 1, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Mulder: I want to believe.

* Scully: You’re a law enforcement officer, you can’t destroy evidence.

* Mulder: Charlie, do you believe in shape-shifting?

* Mulder: That’s not from anything I’ve ever seen. Sheriff, we need to talk.


Synopsis: Two men are on a ranch in a storm. They find a dead cow. Some crazed animal attacked one of the men. The other shoots it. However, a man is laying shot on the ground instead of an animal. Mulder and Scully visits the man who did the shooting. He tells them what happened. The son’s injuries could not have been caused by a human. The son takes the two out to the corral. On the way, he tells them about all the strangeness that had been going on for the last few months. In the corral, Mulder finds some interesting footprints. He also finds a piece of skin-like material. They head to the reservation to try and examine the body. The Sheriff finds them. The three go to the Sheriff’s office. Mulder asks about the legend that was referenced. Scully sees some interesting scar tissue. Mulder looks at his teeth and finds fangs. Mulder wants to have an autopsy done but the Sheriff refuses. Later that evening, the funeral is beginning. Scully is suspicious of Mulder. He shows her the very first x file. It’s eerily identical to this case and several others in the same area over many decades. Scully explains it away as the psychosis of a person believing they are a werewolf. Scully tries to give her condolences to the deceased sister, but she wants no part of it. However, she gives Scully one of his possessions. As the funeral continues, the son who was attacked, comes to show his respects. Back at Parker’s ranch, the father is smoking on the porch. He hears something and then gets attacked. The next morning, Scully determines he was attacked by a large predator. The son and the sister are both missing. Mulder is walking through outskirts of the ranch. He finds a path of hair and another sample of the same weird skin. Scully is walking around the barn area and is greeted by a mountain lion in a cage. As she walks around she sees the son laying in the field. She brings him back, puts him in the car and takes him to the hospital. Mulder talks with the Sheriff and gets taken to meet someone with answers. At the hospital, Scully talks with the son. He tells her he got drunk and remembers nothing. She breaks the news to him that his father is dead. She also tells him he looks as if he was attacked by animal and she thinks it’s suicide. Mulder speaks with the man who accosted him in the bar. The man speaks of one of the x files that he has, the Watkins case. Watkins had been attacked by an evil spirit that could change them into a beast and it turned him into an evil spirit as well. He then tells of his experience. And also how the curse, or disease, is transmitted and also passed on. They catch Gwen. She tells them that she saw Parker’s murder. She’s hysterical. Mulder calls the hospital to speak with Scully, but he finds that she has left. The doctor tells him that the blood work was strange. Some of his father’s blood type was in him and that can only be ingested. Scully is driving him home and he opens his eyes, they change. Once inside, he tells her he feels sick and asks for help into the bathroom. The Sheriff and Mulder race to get to the house. In the bathroom, he starts to change into the creature. He suddenly breaks through the bathroom door as the monster and scaring the daylights out of Scully. Mulder and the Sheriff arrive. Mulder enters and with his flashlight finds scratches. Mulder goes through the house trying to find Scully. Instead, he catches a glimpse of the monster. He finally finds Scully. As they try to get to safety they hear the growling. Downstairs, the animal jumps at them and the Sheriff shoots it. It’s the son. Back at the Sheriff’s office the three say goodbye. Ish, the man who had the answers also says goodbye, as well as, “see you in about 8 years.”

The X Files S01, Ep18 – Miracle Man

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 18
Title: Miracle Man
Original Air Date: March 18, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Samuel: You doubt the power of God ma’am?
Scully: No, I doubt the veracity of your claims.

* Mulder: I’ve encountered dozens of psychic healers in the x files but none like this. I think the kids for real.

* Scully: I was raised a Catholic and I have a certain familiarity with the scripture. And God never lets the devil steal the show.

* Scully: Is it your sister you think you’re seeing?
Mulder: I’ve seen her twice now.

* Scully: Mulder, don’t discount the power of suggestion.

* Scully: Imagine a miracle and you’re halfway there.


Synopsis: A man brings a small boy up to a body bag. Inside the bag is an extremely badly burned dead man. The boy says words over him and holds his hand. Suddenly, the arm moves and the dead man holds the little boys hand. Later, the man is in a tent church. But it’s a video that Scully is showing Mulder. Mulder tells her about his history. Scully hits play on the video to show Mulder why they’ve been given the case. The boy is trying to cure a woman of a brain tumor. Twenty minutes after the video ends the woman dies. The pair head out to Tennessee to investigate. Mulder and Scully attend one of the services. This is the first time that the boy, Samuel, will not be in attendance. After the service, they ask to talk to Samuel, but the Reverend does not know where he is. The speak with the sheriff. He tells them that Samuel’s gift might be fading as people are now dying instead of being cured. The graves are exhumed, but the ministry shows up. They give up and head into town, to a bar. Samuel is there. He’s drunk and smoking and he picked a fight. Mulder and Scully talk to him. Samuel reads Mulder. Samuel is arraigned in court. Bail is set. The court room is over run with locusts, but they are actually grasshoppers. At the hotel, Mulder shows Scully patient files of spontaneous healing. He thinks Samuel can alter the body’s electromagnetic field. There is a knock at the door. Vance (the burned dead man resurrected) has come to take them to speak with the Reverend. He invites them to see Samuel tonight in the tent church, doing God’s work. Mulder thinks he sees Samantha. Scully is concerned. That night people flock into the tent. Samuel doesn’t want to perform this evening. Mulder and Scully take a seat as the Reverend makes his entrance. Samuel comes out and starts his work, as Mulder chases after the ghost of Samantha. He tries to heal a woman in a wheelchair, but she dies. Scully pronounces her dead. The dead woman is the daughter of the coroner. He allows Scully to perform an autopsy on his daughter. Scully sees the side effects of a poisoning and that is what lead to her death. Mulder goes to visit Samuel in jail. Mulder tells him that she was poisoned. He then starts asking about his sister. He leaves. The sheriff puts two more people in the cell with him and he’s beaten severely. At the sheriff’s house, a deputy informs him that Samuel was killed in jail. The two go back to the courthouse. Mulder notices that grasshoppers are in the vent. On the roof, he finds a trail of potatoes for the grasshoppers to follow directly into the court room. Vance wakes from sleep to see Samuel’s ghost. Mulder, Scully and the sheriff arrive to arrest Vance. He confesses and speaks of Samuel forgiving him. Vance dies, ending their case. Mulder goes to Scully’s room and tells her Samuel is missing from the morgue. The morgue attendant tells them that she saw Samuel walk out of the morgue. He can take no more and goes home. The deputy shows up and takes him to chat with the DA. Mulder and Scully go back to the tent one last time. It’s being dismantled as they drive away.

The X Files S01, Ep17 – E. B. E.

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 17
Title: E. B. E
Original Air Date: February 18, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Mulder: Ok, so, how long have you not been yourself?

* Scully: What are you saying? That Gulf War Syndrome is caused by UFO’s?

* Mulder (to Scully): I think it’s remotely plausible that someone might think you’re hot.

* Scully: Mulder, you’re the only I trust.

* Scully: Mulder the truth is out there but so are lies.

* Deep Throat: Mulder if a shark stops swimming it will die. Don’t stop swimming.

* Deep Throat: You’re awfully quiet Mr. Mulder.
Mulder: I’m wondering which lie to believe.


Synopsis: A pilot is flying over Iraq and he sees something in the sky. He’s suddenly under attack. He locks on with weapons and shoots it down. It crashes in Turkey on an American military base. In Tennessee, a man is driving a semi-truck. His radio station is tuned to a channel where they are talking about alien sightings. His truck is disabled and he opens fire. Mulder and Scully are on scene to investigate. He finds something that triggers his meter and he bags some. Scully tries to explain it away to no avail. His stopwatch test shows two different times. The two meet with the truck driver. Suddenly, the driver, Mulder and Scully are unceremoniously kicked out of the county. The two get on the bus and head out of town. Mulder takes Scully and they go to visit The Lone Gunman. They discuss Gulf War Syndrome and that its caused by a coating used on the missiles. At the office, the two are taking, but Scully finds something that freezes her in her tracks. Mulder is back at his apartment, he puts a blue light in his window as a signal. He gets a call that hangs up and goes to meet with Deep Throat. He wants to know who’s listening to them. Deep Throat gives him a folder. It’s the transcript of what happened to the pilot over Iraq. At the office, Scully storms in stating the truck driver and his story is bogus. Based on what she has found they determine that it was an alien transport. The truck is heading towards Colorado, they will try to intercept it. Mulder returns home to find Deep Throat in his apartment. He gives him more information. It’s a photo of a UFO. Scully determines the photo is fake. Scully puts her briefcase down but leaves it standing, she gets coffee and when she returns it’s laying down. She finds Mulder who tells her she is right; the photo is fake. Mulder meets with Deep Throat again at an aquarium and confronts him about the photo. He’s impressed that he debunked the photo. The transcript was a fake too. At his apartment, Mulder goes on a massive search for any listening bugs. He even takes the covers off of the electric sockets and finds a bug. Scully arrives and he shows it to her. Mulder and Scully are being followed so they take action to lose their tails. At the airport, she buys two tickets, one with her credit card and one with cash. Mulder sees the tail while driving. He runs a light to lose the tail. He heads to the airport too. The two meet in Las Vegas. Scully found the truck, it’s still moving. They finally catch up to it and follow it at a safe distance. Suddenly, the radio goes crazy, there is bright lights and the car stops working. The truck is stopped to and the back doors are open. At the back of the truck there was a holding area for the being that was on the UFO. It’s clearly escaped. Mulder’s stopwatches tell him that it was a hoax again. They go back to the hotel and regroup. The new data they have received shows UFO sightings all along the route that the truck has been taking. While searching a new zone they come upon a group of people having a UFO party. They get infomed of a power plant the aliens have been hovering over. They see the truck driver exit the power plant. Mulder calls The Lone Gunman. He needs them to hack the security and get them in. It works but not for long. He takes off and she provides a distraction. He finds what he is looking for, only it’s an extermination chamber. Deep Throat appears and dismisses the guards. Deep Throat tells him the truth about Roswell and that it let all governments to come to a pact to exterminate them. Deep Throat confirms that he has killed an alien. He gives Mulder information he shouldn’t as a way of atoning for killing it. Both are released.

Book: Whirlwind (X-Files #2) by Charles Grant

A woman who owns a ranch stumbles across a pair of bodies. The fact that they are bodies is all that she can make out. Mulder and Scully are brought in to figure out what happened.

While in town nothing seems to make sense. The coroner takes them aside and tells them what really happened to the bodies versus what she was made to put in her report. More people die in this strange matter. Then an attack is made on Mulder, but he survives.

The suspect list is not long as the victims don’t seem to connect. The sheriff is not very helpful. Mulder tries to enlist the help of the local Native American tribe as well. No one seems very excited to solve this case.

What is killing these animals and people? Why do they look as if they have been scoured? Will Mulder and Scully be the next victims? Is the killer a human or a supernatural entity?

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The X Files S01, Ep16 – Young at Heart

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 16
Title: Young at Heart
Original Air Date: February 11, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Scully: You did the right thing, Mulder.
Mulder: Did I?

* Mulder: I’ll get you, you son of a bitch!!!

* Mulder: Killing a salesclerk just to leave me a note? I’d say that’s going a little out of your way.

* Scully: You mean the ghost of John Barnett?
Mulder: I didn’t know you believed in ghosts Scully.

* Scully: I hope you guys brought your fine tooth comb I want every piece of lint collected and analyzed. If nothing turns up run it again.

* Scully: It’s the first time I’ve ever played the target.
Mulder: Well, let’s make sure it’s not the last time.


Synopsis: A man rolls around in a wheelchair in a prison infirmary. He hears a scream and follows the sound. He opens a door and finds his friend is dead. His life is threatened. But the supposed dead man blinks, he also appears to be missing a hand. Mulder and Scully get sent to investigate a jewelry store robbery. A lone gunman killed a saleswoman after she complied with his request. The local agent shows Mulder something. It’s Barnett. It was also the first case that Mulder caught. The evidence bag contains a note. Mulder is confused how Barnett could be back. He died in prison four years ago. Mulder has the note analyzed. It’s a 95% match to Barnett’s handwriting. The investigator reviews the video of Barnett’s capture and the case with Scully. At the office, Mulder just received a copy of Barnett’s death certificate. As Mulder leaves a kids football practice he finds his car door is open and photos of himself have been left on the driver’s seat. Mulder shows the photos to his friend, the agent. He doesn’t believe it’s Barnett, but someone messing with Mulder. While he warns Mulder to be careful Scully enters with Barnett’s will. Mulder meets with a sketch artist to try and figure out what he looks like now. He relives the memory of the trial. Scully interrupts his reverie. She pulled his prison records. She is confused that he could have died of a heart attack. His health records show now heart issues. They head to the prison to ask the man he left everything to in his will. He tells them about Dr. Ridley and how he took off his bad hand. He also wasn’t dead, he was blinking. A call comes in to their office and its Barnett. They talk and he hangs up before the trace is complete. Mulder calls Reggie and wakes him. He tells him about the prison inmate. Someone breaks in the house and strangles Reggie while he’s on the phone. He throws a note on him. Mulder tells Scully more about his friend. He points to the note left for him. The writing is analyzed again. It also matches the first note. Mulder walks back into their office to find Scully. The doctor who signed off on Barnett’s death certificate had not been a doctor in a long time. They speak to another doctor who knew of Dr. Ridley and what he had done. He lost his license to practice because he wasn’t approved to do medical trials, but he went forward with them off the books. Mulder thinks he is using inmates as research subjects. Mulder goes back to the artist. Scully is at her place typing a report and hears a creak. She hears another sound and goes for her gun. As she is going through her apartment she hears a knock. When she asks who it is, she hears a man say “Dr. Joe Ridely. The person who broke in sneaks back out. Mulder comes over as well to interview him. He tells them Barnett is the only one who survived. But he is dying as a result of his work. He admits he was able to grow a new hand for Barnett, but it’s not exactly human. He has a salamander hand now. Deep Throat meets with Mulder at a bar. They discuss Barnett. It seems that Barnett stole all Ridley’s research and the government is trying to buy it from him. At Scully’s apartment, her phone rings but she misses the call because she is in the shower. Scully takes her answering machine to work. She tells Mulder about someone who likely broke into her apartment. She had her machine printed and it had one of John Barnett’s prints on it. Barnett calls again and threatens to kill his friends one by one. They race to Scully’s friend’s cello recital. There is now a heavy FBI presence watching for Barnett. The cellist practices while it appears Barnett is tuning the piano she’s practicing next to. He takes a gun out of the tuning case and puts it in his pants. He shoots at Scully twice and Barnett takes off. He runs into the hall and takes the cellist hostage. He taunts Mulder. This time Mulder takes the shot and saves the cellist and everyone else. In the hall, Scully comes too. Her bullet proof vest saved her. At the hospital, Scully will recover. People try and save Barnett to find out where he hid the research. He dies. We see it is in a storage box at a bus station or airport.

The X Files S01, Ep15 – Lazarus

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 15
Title: Lazarus
Original Air Date: February 4, 1994


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Favorite Quotes:

* Scully: I’m a doctor. Go up to 400 or I’ll do it myself.

* Mulder: Two men died in that crash room. One man came back. Question is, which one?

* Jack/Warren: Even ugliness is beautiful because of her.

* Mulder: It doesn’t matter what I think. We’re still after the same thing.


Synopsis: Scully is at the bank with another agent, staking it out. Outside a pair of bank robbers sit preparing to rob a bank. It happens to be the bank that Scully is in. The agent that is with her gets shot. Scully fires three shots at him, taking him down. The shooter dies in the ER. The FBI agent has been down for 12 minutes. The robbers body bounces as if it’s been shocked just like Jack. Jack’s heart starts beating again. It’s now two days later. Jack wakes up. He pulls out all of his tubes and steals the clothes of another patient. When he looks in the mirror, he sees Jack the FBI guy, but he’s actually the bank robber. He goes to the morgue and looks at his dead body. He takes the wedding ring off. Mulder joins Scully. Scully thinks that Willis has some post trauma psychosis. They discuss his previous job at a women’s prison. He had an affair with an inmate. Mulder realizes that the fingers were cut off to get the wedding ring. Willis heads to wear he and Lula live. Strangely, his tattoo is starting to appear on the arm of his new body. Mulder asks how long Jack was flat lined. He states that both men went into cardiac arrest at the same time. Scully and Mulder go to the University of Maryland to speak with a professor about near death experiences. Scully reveals that she had dated Jack for a year and that they share the same birthday. Jack/Warren goes to visit Lula’s brother. Tommy realizes it’s Warren and then is killed. Mulder and Scully go to the new crime scene. Jack/Warren shows up at the crime scene. Mulder pops in to visit Warren/Jack with a birthday card for Scully. Mulder gives Scully the card, but her birthday is not for two months. Jack/Warren did not know it wasn’t Scully’s birthday. Mulder compares the new signature to a known signature and it doesn’t match. But Scully still doesn’t believe it. Jack/Warren gets a call at his desk, he’s got a tip about the case. Scully goes with him. She is in apartment 207. He sees Lula and heads after her. She runs into the basement and they split up to search for her. Scully finds her and takes her down. Jack/Warren turns on Scully and she finally realizes it’s not actually Jack but Warren. When she awakes she hears Warren taking to Lula trying to prove who he is. Mulder and another agent check the apartment building for Scully and Willis, they have been missing for 12 hours. Warren calls Mulder and lets Scully say one word. Scully starts telling Jack about shared memories. Lula comes in and calms him down. He’s been drinking a lot of soda. Apparently, Jack is diabetic. Warren did not know this and is now symptomatic of impending diabetic coma. Mulder figures out the area that they are most likely in. He steals the insulin but Lula stops her from giving it to him. Lula admits that she set up Warren. She was happy to be rid of him. Lula calls the FBI to try and make a deal. She wants a million dollars in 24 hours. Mulder kept her on the line long enough to trace the call. But Lula called from Scully’s cell phone. Mulder has the audio from the call analyzed. They hear a small plane taking off. In the office several people criticize Mulder, Ruskin defends him. With this information he’s narrowed the area down to 3 square miles. Back in captivity Jack wakes up and talks to Scully. He’s now trying to remember from that memory she was trying to trigger. He passes out and Warren comes back. There is knock at the door. It’s a preacher selling bibles. In fact, it’s an officer who has now confirmed that that is Lula. When Lula comes in Scully tells her that Jack is dead. She drops her wedding ring on him and he suddenly wakes up and grabs her gun. The place is surrounded by FBI and other agencies. He shoots Lula and then dies. The tattoo on his arm fades away. Back at the office Mulder gives Scully the watch she got Jack. Scully is upset though. She notices the watch is not working. It stopped at 6:47, the exact time Jack went into cardiac arrest.

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