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?
The idea for this episode came about when Chris Carter
was treating his dog for worms. See more
After the tanker drives by agent Mulder (the morning at the park) there is a sequence that was clearly shot at night. See more
Have you ever seen one of these?
[holds up a specimen jar
Looks like a big ol' worm.
It's called a fluke. It came from the body they pulled out of the sewer.
Wouldn't surprise me. No telling what's been breeding down there in the last hundred years.
Referenced in The X-Files: My Struggle
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more