With the X Files still shut down, Mulder is re-assigned from wiretap monitoring to a murder investigation. He finds himself in the sewers of New Jersey and assumes that Assistant Director Skinner is again trying to get him out of the way. Scully offers to perform an autopsy on the dead man and finds a rather large fluke worm attached to the his liver. As the investigation continues, Mulder discovers a human-like creature in the sewer system and Scully believes it is trying to reproduce by finding human hosts. Mulder is also receiving cryptic phone calls from someone stating that he has a friend in the FBI.
Did You Know?
During the final scene when Agent Mulder and the sanitation engineer are descending into the sewer to confront the Fluke, two streams of falling water cross in front of them, forming an 'X'. See more
In one of the final scenes, there is a shot of a city at night captioned "Newark, New Jersey". It is actually a shot of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, filmed from Federal Hill. See more
You know, sometimes, it just gets hard to smile through it when they ask you to bend down and grab your ankles. You know?
It's not exactly as if you've ever tried to fit into the program.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more