1x79: "Pilot" ~ Air Date - September 10, 1993 ~ Credits
The episode starts with FBI agent Dana Scully, an instructor at the FBI Academy Quantico for two year since being recruited directly out of medical school., who is assigned by Section Chief Blevins in the presence of a mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man to evaluate the validity of another agent's work, FBI agent Fox 'Spooky' Mulder. Agent Mulder is an Oxford educated psychologist and is considered one of the best analysts in the Violent Crimes Section. He was marked for big things in the FBI following a distinguished stint at Behavioural Science, but Agent Mulder has become the "the FBI's most unwanted" having developed a consuming devotion to an unassigned project outside the Bureau mainstream, The X-files, unexplained cases Agent Mulder found in the basement of the FBI. Following their introductions in the X-files basement office in Washington, the two agents travel to Bellefleur, Oregon to investigate the death of a high school student, Karen Swenson. Her body bears the same red marks as previous victims found across the US. The agents discover that a number of Karen Swenson's fellow students have also been killed in the same manner. Agent Mulder believes the students have been abducted and had been those on whom the aliens experimented, while Agent Scully refuses to accept Mulder's theory as a legitimate explanation of the case. Even after an exhumed coffin reveals non-human remains and an unidentified metallic object found in the nasal cavity of the body, Agent Scully still cannot "believe."
1x01: Deep Throat ~ Air Date - September 17, 1993 ~ Credits
When the wife of a US airforce test pilot Lieutenant Colonel Robert Budahas contacts the bureau about his disappearance following a psychotic episode, Agent Mulder takes an interest in the case, believing that it might have something to do with his "wondrous flying saucers." Even after a mysterious man, dubbed 'Deep Throat' warns Agent Mulder off the case, while in Washington, D.C., he and Agent Scully travel to Ellens Air Force Base in Idaho to meet Mrs.Budahas, the wife of the Lieutenant Colonel, who tells them her husband was a test pilot at Ellens Air Force Base, but that she has not seen or heard from him since the airforce took him away and her enquiries to the airforce have gone unanswered. As Mulder and Scully investigate, they come across many areas restricted by the airforce base, which is persistent in keeping their operations secret. They theorize that Lieutenant Colonel Budahas was involved in Project Aurora, the code name for the Pentagon's secret testing of sub-orbital spy craft, and that it was because of these testings that he was taken by the military. During a stake out at the base perimeter, the agents witness unidentified flying objects in the night sky. While Agent Scully perceives these "objects" as searchlights bouncing off the clouds, Agent Mulder believes that they are UFOs, being tested by the military, performing complex maneuvering at incredibly speeds. When Robert Budahas is suddenly returned to his wife, although his memory had gone awry, the agents realize he has been returned to end their investigation of Ellens Air Force Base. Mulder continues to acknowledge that Ellens Air Force Base was one of the six bases to where reputed UFO wreckage from the 1947 'Roswell Incident' had been taken. Both Mulder and Scully have to ignore the "rule book" as they probe into the possibility that the military is testing experimental aircraft built with UFO technology.
1x02: Squeeze ~ Air Date - September 24, 1993 ~ Credits
While having lunch with a classmate from the FBI academy, Agent Tom Colton, Agent Scully is asked to help Tom in his investigation into a spate of motiveless murders with an unusual MO. In each case, there is no clear point of entry and each victim had his or her liver removed. Scully requests the participation of her partner despite Colton's discomfort with the well-known Agent 'Spooky' Mulder. At the crime scene, a high security building where businessman, George Usher, was the apparent latest victim of the killer, Mulder discovers fingerprints that appear elongated and were found on an air vent. Agent Mulder also realizes that the prints that are linked to a number of old X-files cases with a similar MO, however the X-file cases took place in 1903, 1933 and 1963. In each case the killer claimed five victims and was never found. Scully and Colton use traditional methods to solve the case and stake out the latest crime scene, a ploy that appears to pay off as Scully arrests a man, Eugene Tooms, in the air vent system. But, Tooms is later released when he passes a polygraph test. Mulder, however, using very much more unorthodox methods, manipulates Tooms' fingerprints using a computer and matches them to the prints from the other crime scenes in 1903, 1933, and 1963. Mulder is led to the conclusion that Tooms is a 100-year-old genetic mutant who requires human livers to sustain him during his three decades of hibernation. Mulder's theory is not only rejected by Agent Colton, but also by Agent Scully.
1x03: Conduit ~ Air Date - October 1, 1993 ~ Credits
Section Chief Blevins calls in Agent Scully when Mulder petitions the bureau to assign a case number to a newspaper article. In the article, Darlene Morris claims her daughter Ruby was abducted by aliens during a family camping trip in Iowa. Blevins is concerned that the case is so similar to Mulder's own childhood experience of his sister's abduction that it has affected his judgement. When Scully questions Mulder on the matter, he explains that the incident took place at Lake Okobogee, a renowned UFO 'hot spot' and shows Scully an old newspaper article about a UFO sighting by a local girl scout group, one of whom was Darlene Morris. The two agents travel to Iowa to investigate, they question Darlene whose story about alien abduction stays the same, despite the claim of the local law enforcement offices that Ruby is probably on the back of a Harley Davidson somewhere with a boyfriend. Only Mulder believes Darlene's story. Prompted by memories of his own sister's abduction, Mulder is drawn to Ruby's brother Kevin, who was present during the abduction, but remembers nothing of the incident. Mulder believes Kevin is the key to the recovery of his sister. The NSA is also interested in Kevin, after his doodling turns out to be snippets of top secret satellite transmissions. The case opens up some old wounds in Mulder, bringing back memories of his sister's abduction, but also revitalizing his belief that she will one day be returned to him.
1x04: The Jersey Devil ~ Air Date - October 8, 1993 ~ Credits
When a partially eaten, homeless man is discovered in the New Jersey Woods, Mulder links the incident to an old X-file of a similar incident back in 1947. The incident happened when a motorist was attacked while changing a flat tire. Police found him dead with his arm gnawed off. Later the apprehended and shot and killed a half man, half beast creature they tracked to a cave. Mulder believes the case could be connected to the mythical Jersey Devil and begins to investigate. With Scully insisting that the homeless man was attacked by a wild animal and returning to Washington, Mulder looks in to the case himself, and interviews a local homeless man, Jack, who tells him he has seen something scavenging for food in nearby bins. Mulder stakes out the area that evening and it rewarded when the creature appears. Mulder chases it for a bit, but looses it in the woods. Based on what he witnessed, Mulder concludes the creature is a female, forced in to the city for food. But his efforts are not appreciated by the local Atlanta city law enforcement officials, who would prefer to cover up the incident, so as not to affect the local tourist industry on which the city depends. Local Park Ranger Peter Boulle is more receptive to Mulder's ideas, having worked in the woods all his life. Boulle claims that he has seen some strange things and freely admits he never goes in to the woods without his firearm anymore. With help from Ranger Boulle and anthropologist Roger Diamond, Mulder and Scully track the creature in the woods, but the Atlantic city police officers kill it before Mulder and Scully can intervene.
1x05: Shadows ~ Air Date - October 22, 1993 ~ Credits
Agents Mulder and Scully are contacted by another government agency for their expertise of strange events, when the bodies of two dead men arise, whose bodies are still warm and show signs of electromagnetic activity. Told only that their throats were crushed from the inside, but nothing else about the case, Mulder and Scully can offer little help. Once they decide to return to Washington, Mulder admits he has seen this before, in an X-file case involving psychokinesis. Mulder manages to secretly lift prints off the two bodies during the examination. Using these prints, Mulder and Scully discover that the two men were members of an Iranian terrorist group found murdered in Philadelphia. At the scene where the bodies were discovered, Mulder notices an ATM machine round the corner, while checking the security footage. The agents see the two men attack a young woman, Lauren Kyte, a secretary for HTG Technologies whose boss Howard Graves recently committed suicide. They question Lauren Kyte and she claims that the two men attacked her for her paycheck, but she broke free and ran away. The agents doubt her story, but as they begin to leave, their car looses control and crashes. Scully is convinced that Lauren's accomplice sabotaged the car while they were interviewing Lauren. Especially, when a photograph reveals Lauren's supposedly dead boss, Howard Graves, in the background. Mulder, however, believes Howard Graves is protecting Lauren Kyte from beyond the grave.
1x06: Ghost in the Machine ~ Air Date - October 29, 1993 ~ Credits
When Benjamin Drake, the CEO of Eurisko is electrocuted in his office washroom, Mulder's old partner from the violent crimes section, Jerry Lamana is given the case. On probation following an incident in Atlanta when he mislaid some evidence that resulted in a federal judge being disfigured, Lamana knows this case is important to his future at the FBI. He requests Agent Mulder and Scully's assistance. The agents' examinations of the crime scene reveals that Drake answered an incoming phone call moments before he was electrocuted. Evidence of a sophisticated "booby trap" is found, and with only a few people with access to the building's Central Operating System (COS) the list of suspects is small. Top of the list is the Eurisko company founder programmer, Brad Wilzcek, who had fought with Drake about the COS system on which he has been working. The evidence mounts when Scully uses a voice analyzer on the recording of the phone call Drake received and matches the voice to Wilzcek. Agent Lamana wants to be the one to arrest Wilzcek. So, he follows Wilzcek to the Eurisko building, only to be killed when the lift he is riding in drops 29 floors to the ground. Mulder meets with his contact who explains that Wilzcek was working on artificial intelligence. Mulder, then, becomes convinced that the COS machine at the Eurisko Building is at fault, and enlists the help of Wilczek to destroy the system before the Defense Department get their hands on the technology.
When the government funded Arctic Ice Core Project's final transmission is a crazed geophysicist saying, "We are not who we are", Agents Mulder and Scully join the team sent to investigate the situation. Along with geologist Dr. Denny Murphy, physician Dr. Lawrence Hodge, toxicologist Dr. Nancy Da Silva and the pilot, Bear, they travel to Icy Cape, Alaska. On arrival at the base in the arctic, they discover that the geophysicists all killed themselves or each other. The Ice Core Project's mission was to drill into the arctic ice and extract core samples to analyze Earth's climate from back to the dawn of man. Further investigation reveals that there was a pathogen in the latest ice core samples recovered. It appears that this pathogen was exposed to the geophysicists and that it is capable of inducing a "killing frenzy" in its host. When the discovery of an infected dog, which attacks the pilot, Bear, Scully orders a quarantine to prevent the pathogen from spreading. But, Bear refuses to stay and has to be restrained as he attempts to leave. During the scuffle, something is seen under his skin. It is surgically extracted and turns out to be some sort of parasitic worm. The location from where the ice core sample came is traced to a meteor buried deep in the ice, indicating the possibility that the organism is alien in origin. With the possibility that other members of the group could be infected, it soon becomes apparent that the first thing to die is trust.
1x08: Space ~ Air Date - November 12, 1993 ~ Credits
Mulder and Scully travel to Houston, Texas after being contacted by NASA Scientist Michelle Generoo, when evidence emerges that the space shuttle program is being sabotaged. Michelle shows them an X-ray of the shuttle's Auxiliary Power Unit, which appears to have been tampered with, although how the value could have been damaged is a mystery. The X-ray itself was sent to her anonymously. Agent Mulder fulfils his boyhood fantasy when he and Agent Scully meet with the Space Shuttle Program Director, former astronaut Lieutenant Colonel Marcus Aurelius Belt. He assures them that no one is trying to undermine the Space Shuttle Program and that no one could penetrate the tight security and sophisticated technology NASA employs. However, when the next shuttle mission encounters a technical problem while in orbit Michelle, whose husband is one of the astronauts on the shuttle, calls on Mulder and Scully for help. The technical problem is overcome, quickly, thanks to some quick thinking by Lt. Col. Belt, but it appears that he may hold the answer to the case. He is haunted by an alien image of something he saw in space 20 years earlier, something that cohabits his body and may be responsible for the sabotage. When it is discovered that the X-ray which was sent by Michelle, was ordered by Lt Col Belt, Scully concludes that Belt is responsible for the sabatoge. But as the lives of the space shuttle crew hang in the balance, Belt has to struggle with the force inside him to save them.
1x09: Fallen Angel ~ Air Date - November 19, 1993 ~ Credits
Agent Mulder receives a tip from his contact, Deep Throat, about a government quarantine in Townsend, Wisconsin, due to a toxic chemical spill in the area. Deep Throat, however, claims it is really a UFO crash site and that Mulder has roughly 24 hours before the airforce's reclamation group removes all the evidence. Mulder rushes to the area and manages to photograph the crash site, but is apprehended and put in a cell where he meets a ufologist, Max Fenig, who mistakes Mulder for a fellow UFO enthusiast. Scully arrives to take Mulder back to Washington, while Section Chief McGrath, aware of Mulder's conduct, has scheduled a hearing in which he wants to fire Mulder and close down the X-files. Mulder persuades Scully to help him investigate the government cover-up of the UFO, in hope of finding evidence of the UFO crash to save himself and the X-files. At the hotel they find Max ransacking Mulder's room, it turns out Max recognized Mulder from his photograph in a trade magazine and has been following their work on the X-files. Max, a member of the National Investigative Committee of Aerial Phenomena, (NICAP), travels the country investigating UFO sightings, but there maybe another reason for his UFO fascination. Mulder witnesses Max having a seizure and while helping him notices marks on his neck which are textbook abduction scarring. Mulder believes that Max is a multiple abductee and that his presence in the area at the time of the UFO crash is no coincidence.
When 8 year old Teena Simmons is witness to the exanguination of her father in Greenwich, Connecticut, Agent Mulder believes it is the work of extraterrestrial beings, moving their activity from cattle mutilations to humans. Mulder's theory is one that appears to be backed by Teena's memory of 'men from the clouds'. But when it is discovered that an identical incident occurred at the same time in Marin County, California, Mulder begins to doubt alien involvement. They meet 8 year old Cindy Reardon, who witnessed her own father's exanguination and are surprised at her uncanny resemblance to Teena. They question Ellen, Cindy's mother, about whether or not Cindy is an only child. She explains that Cindy was the product of in-vitro fertilization at a clinic in San Francisco. When it turns out that Teena's mother underwent treatment at the same clinic, Agent Scully goes to investigate the clinic's involvement with the case. Mulder is contacted by Deep Throat, who tells him about a 40-year-old secret, a government run eugenics program called the 'Litchfield Experiment'. There were eight boys and eight girls called Adams and Eves, each with extra chromosomes for heightened strength and intelligence. But an unwanted side affect of heightened psychosis ultimately doomed the experiment and lead to the deaths of all but 3 of the Eves. Scully's trip to the fertility clinic indicates that one of the Eve's has carried on the 'Litchfield Experiment' and that Cindy and Teena are the product. But there is more to the girls than meets the eye.
1x11: Fire ~ Air Date - December 17, 1993 ~ Credits
Inspector Phoebe Green of Scotland Yard contacts Agents Mulder and Scully for assistance in the protection of a British diplomat, Sir Marsden, in the US with his family following a foiled assassination attempt. Phoebe, a girlfriend of Mulder's while he was at Oxford, explains that there has been a series of British aristocrats burned to death by an unknown assailant. Mulder tells Scully that he is afraid of fire and Phoebe knows it, and that this is the sort of 'mind game' she likes to play. In order to spare Scully the ordeal Mulder decides to help Phoebe on his own. A move that causes resentment in an already jealous Scully. Following a fire in a local bar, in which a witness claims that a man with a British accent caught fire, although no body is found in the ashes, Mulder formulates a theory that the man has the ability to control fire, that he has been using this ability to kill. When a fire breaks out in a hotel where the Marsden's are attending a party that traps their children upstairs, Mulder is overcome as he tries to rescue them, although the children are still saved, by the Marsden's caretaker ,Bob, much to the their delight. However, Scully working on the case, herself manages to match a name Cecil L'Ively from a list of people the previous victim's employed. Records show L'Ively has recently been issued a US visa. When Scully gets a description of the man, she realizes that he is the Marsden's caretaker, Bob. But can Mulder overcome his fear of fire in time to foil L'Ively's plan.
1x12: Beyond the Sea ~ Air Date - January 7, 1994 ~ Credits
After having her parents over for dinner, Agent Scully wakes in the middle of the night to see the image of her father in the room with her. The phone rings suddenly and it is her mother with bad news, her father has passed away! Meanwhile, a young couple are kidnapped near Jackson University, a year to the day after another couple were kidnapped and later found tortured and dead. Mulder is surprised to see Scully back at work as soon as she is, but she assures him she is fine and needs something to keep her mind off her father's death. Mulder tells her that he has been contacted because convicted serial killer, Luther Lee Boggs, who is scheduled for execution the following week, claims to have acquired psychic ability while in prison. Boggs is prepared to use his ability to save the two missing college students in return for a reprieve from the gas chamber. Mulder whose profile helped to capture Boggs in the first place, is sceptical of his claims. Scully, coming to terms with her father's death, has difficulty deciding what is true and what is not, especially when Boggs appears to know so much about her and her father and even claims to have a message from her father. Even when details provided by Boggs lead Scully to an abandoned building where she discovers evidence of the couple being held there, Mulder is still sceptical of Boggs' ability and believes that Boggs is in contact with the kidnapper. Scully can not decide if Boggs is for real or not, but she is prepared to go along with Boggs in order to save the kidnapped couple before it is too late.
1x13: Genderbender ~ Air Date - January 21, 1994 ~ Credits
Mulder and Scully travel to Germantown, Maryland to investigate the latest murder of serial sex killings of both male and female victims. All of the victims were found dead with high levels of pheromones in their bodies following a sexual encounter. When security camera footage of the latest victim shows him arriving at a hotel with a woman and sometime later a man leaving the apartment, Scully suspects they are dealing with a transvestite. Mulder believes they are looking for the "Ultimate Sex Machine", that has the ability to change sex. A substance found at the murder scene is traced to a small town in Massachusetts, where an Amish-like community called The Kindred live. Mulder and Scully visit the community to investigate this reclusive religious group and after surrendering their weapons, are invited to dine with the sect members. During the meal, as Mulder and Scully question the Kindred about the murders, the members claim no interest in the affairs of the outside world. When one of the older members begins choking, Scully attempts to help him, but is then forbidden to do so. That evening, Mulder and Scully carry out their own clandestine surveillance, during which Mulder witnesses the man who was choking at dinner lying in an underground catacomb, and apparently changing sex. Meanwhile, Scully is approached by a Kindred member, Brother Andrew, who tells her that another member, Brother Martin, was seduced by the outside world and had left the sect. Brother Martin explained that he, Andrew, was responsible for the murders. However, as the investigation continues, it seems that the Kindred have been hiding an even bigger secret.
1x14: Lazarus ~ Air Date - February 4, 1994 ~ Credits
Scully joins fellow agent Jack Willis, a former lover of hers at the FBI Academy, in a stake out at the Marine Bank in Maryland following an anonymous tip about a robbery. Willis has been on the trail of two bank robbers, Warren and Lula Dupree for over a year. During the robbery attempt, Willis is shot along with one of the perpetrators Warren Dupree, they are both rushed to the ER. Dupree is DOA but Willis is worked on for 13 minutes and survives. Later, following the mutilation of Dupree's body to remove his wedding ring, Agent Willis starts acting out of character, including suddenly becoming left handed. Mulder begins to suspect that a 'soul transference' has taken place; that Willis has been possessed by Dupree's spirit. Scully dismisses Mulder's concerns attributing Willis' odd behavior to post-traumatic stress. Willis is concerned with arresting the other bank robber, Dupree's wife, Lula, and asks Scully to help him. When they manage to track her down, Willis takes Scully hostage. Willis tries desperately to convince Lula that he is really Dupree, and that Willis died in the ER and he, Dupree, entered his body. He even knows intimate details about Lula that only her husband would know. Scully, who attributes Willis behavior to the fact that Willis had been thinking like Dupree for over a year to catch, tries to get Willis to remember their love affair in an attempt to snap him back to reality.
1x15: Young at Heart ~ Air Date - February 11, 1994 ~ Credits
Mulder and Scully are asked to join the investigation in to a series of violent bank robberies by Mulder's former boss, Agent Reggie Purdue. Following a jewelry store robbery, a note is found at the scene that reads, 'Fox can't guard the chicken coop;' a vivid reminder of Mulder's first case out of the FBI Academy. Working for the Violent Crimes section he had assisted in the capture of John Barnett, who had carried out a series of violent bank robberies and left notes for Mulder at the crimes scenes. During Barnett's arrest Mulder, following FBI protocol, hesitated and another agent died as a result. Barnett, who vowed to 'get' Mulder, was sentenced to life, but died in prison in 1989. When a handwriting expert examines the note left at the crime scene, she concludes it had been recently written by Barnett. Mulder interviews Barnett's cellmate Joe Crandall, who swears that he saw Barnett alive on the night he supposedly died. It is later found that the prison doctor, Dr. Ridley, who had signed Barnett's death certificate, had lost his license for using his research into Progeria, a fatally debilitating and extraordinarily rare genetic disease causing children to age at ten times the rate of a normal person, to conduct age-reversal experiments. Mulder speculates that Barnett may have been one of Ridley's guinea pigs and could have the perfect disguise, youth. Mulder is contacted by Deep Throat who explains that the government funded Ridley's age reversal experiments, that now Barnett had stolen Ridley's work and the government was bargaining with Barnett to get their hands on the information in return for immunity from prosecution of his crimes.
1x16: E.B.E ~ Air Date - February 18, 1994 ~ Credits
When a truck driver, Ranheim, reports firing at a UFO in Reagan, Tennessee, Agents Mulder and Scully travel there to investigate. They interview Ranheim about the incident and Scully recognizes that he is suffering from the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome. Although Ranheim denies ever being in the Gulf, he also changes his story when the local sheriff ends the interview and releases him. Suspicious Mulder takes Scully to meet a three man government watch dog called 'The Lone Gunman' and Scully finds them even more paranoid than Mulder! When Scully discovers that Ranheim is really Frank Druce, a former Special Operations officer in the Gulf War, Mulder turns to his contact, Deep Throat, for some answers. Deep Throat tells Mulder that a UFO was shot down in Iraq a few days earlier and that Ranheim is transporting wreckage and a live Extraterrestrial Biological Entity recovered from the crash scene. Deep Throat gives Mulder photographic evidence that points to the E.B.E. being held at Fort Benning in Georgia. But Scully doubts the photo's authenticity, prompting Mulder to get the photo analyzed; it turns out to be a fake. Mulder realizes that Deep Throat has deliberately led him astray. Mulder confronts Deep Throat who admits lying to Mulder to mislead him as he was getting too close to the truth and that there are some truths for which the public is not ready. Deep Throat tells Mulder that one of the reasons he has aided him in his work on the X-files is to atone for his part in these government secrets.
1x17: Miracle Man ~ Air Date - March 18, 1994 ~ Credits
Sheriff Daniels of Kenwood, Tennessee requests Agents Mulder and Scully's assistance following the deaths of a number of people touched by a local faith healer. Reverend Calvin Hartley is a local preacher who runs the Miracle Ministry. His adopted son, Samuel, is a faith healer who cures the sick during the services. Sheriff Daniels believes that Samuel possesses a 'touch of death' and is responsible for the deaths. The agents interview Reverend Hartley who refutes any complicity in the recent deaths and defends Samuel's healing abilities. Samuel is then involved in a bar brawl and arrested and Sheriff Daniels charges him with suspicion of murder. Even Samuel believes he is responsible, that he has sinned and so God has polluted his 'gift'. He pleads with the judge to keep him in prison so he will not have to heal anyone else, but the judge releases him on bail. Mulder and Scully interview Samuel, who is resigned to the fact that his gift of healing has been taken from him. Following the interview Mulder is plagued by visions of his long lost sister, Samantha, which begins to affect his behavior and alarms Scully. After the death of multiple sclerosis sufferer, Margaret Hohman, while being healed by Samuel during a service, all evidence points to Samuel being responsible. He is arrested and later found beaten to death in his cell. But when an autopsy on Margaret Hohman reveals she was poisoned, suspicion falls on Leonard Vance, a badly burned fire victim resurrected by Samuel ten years earlier.
1x18: Shapes ~ Air Date - April 1, 1994 ~ Credits
In Browning, Montana, following a number of attacks on his cattle, rancher Jim Parker shoots a wild animal after it attacked his son Lyle. However, when he examines the animal closer he discovers the body of a Native American man, Joseph Goodensnake. Agents Mulder and Scully discover physical evidence from the scene, tracks that change from animal to human foot prints and a scrap of shredded skin. Mulder is quick to suggest Lycanthrophy, the very phenomenon that opened the very first X-file in 1946. Scully is quick to rebut him and with the Parker's in dispute with local Native Americans over land rights, there may be a more conventional explanation to the case. Mulder and Scully travel to the Trego Indian Reservation where they meet Sheriff Charlie Tskany, who shows them Goodensnakes' body. During the examination Mulder notices that Goodensnakes' front teeth are elongated like an animals. Sheriff Tskany denies Scully's request for an autopsy as it would be in violation of Native American burial rites. When Jim Parker is killed in an animal attack, suspicion falls on Goodensnakes' sister, Gwen missing since the attack. However, Mulder interviews an elderly Native American man, Ish, who tells him about the Native American legend of the Manitou, a mythical spirit with the power to turn men into beasts. If Joseph Goodensnake was affected then his sister Gwen could also be a shape-shifter.
1x19: Darkness Falls ~ Air Date - April 15, 1994 ~ Credits
When thirty loggers disappear in Washington state while clearing trees in a remote forest, Agent Mulder pulls some strings to get assigned to the case. The case appears very similar to an X-files case back in 1934, when a group of loggers disappeared without a trace. Mulder and Scully are joined by Larry Moore from the Federal Forest Service and Steve Humphreys, a representative of the lumber company. They uncover evidence that the loggers have been victimized by a group of ecoterrorists, militant environmentalists who sabotage lumber company equipment in retaliation for what they are doing to America's forests. When their jeep falls victim to traps laid by the ecoterrorists, they have to continue on foot. On arrival at the loggers' base of operation, they catch one of the ecoterrorists, Doug Spinney, looking for gasoline. He tries to warn them that there is a swarm of insects that come out at night and attack people. Humphreys believes the story is a fabrication to explain the loggers disappearance and pleads with Moore to arrest Spinney. When Moore declines, Humphreys leaves the group to hike back to the jeep, but is attacked by the insects. The group discovers evidence of the insects in a core sample from a large tree cut down in the forest and conclude that the insects are hundreds of year old, trapped in the tree and released when the loggers cut down the tree. As night closes in and with the generator running low on fuel, the group soon discovers that one should be afraid of the dark.
1x20: Tooms ~ Air Date - April 22, 1994 ~ Credits
Agent Scully reports to Assistant Director Skinner and the mysterious Cancerman, who tell her that the X-files cases must be investigated using proper FBI procedures. Scully tells them that the very nature of the X-files warrants the use of unorthodox means of investigation. Meanwhile, a psychiatric board convenes a parole hearing for mutant killer, Eugene Tooms. Mulder testifies at the hearing to tell them how dangerous Tooms is, but the board members question Mulder's credibility when he tells them Tooms' murder spree spans 100 years, and released Tooms back in to the community. Mulder is sure that Tooms will attempt to get his fifth and final liver as soon as possible and then go in to a thirty-year hibernation and carries out his own unauthorized surveillance of Tooms. Meanwhile, Scully joins retired detective, Frank Briggs, who investigated the previous murders in 1933 and 1963 in an attempt to find evidence to prove Tooms is responsible. Mulder foils Tooms' attempt to kill a man in his house, but Tooms uses his ability to manipulate his body to fake wounds and goes to the police. Mulder is charged with assaulting Tooms, but Scully vouches for his innocents and Mulder is released, but told to stay away from Tooms. Scully's investigation, however, has been more successful. She manages to match Tooms' dental records to a bite mark found on a 1933 victim's ribcage. But, can they arrest Tooms before he gets his final liver and goes in to hibernation?
1x21: Born Again ~ Air Date - April 29, 1994 ~ Credits
When New York Detective Barbala is thrown through a second story window to his death, the only person in the room is an eight year old girl, Michelle Bishop. She claims to have seen another man in the room. The description she gives matches Charlie Morris, a policeman who was murder by Triads nine years earlier. Judy Bishop, Michelle's mother tells them that Michelle is disturbed and under psychiatric care. Agents Mulder and Scully question Tony Fiore, Charlie Morris' former partner, though he is not very helpful and acts nervous. When Mulder and Scully leave, he telephones a former policeman, Len Felder, and tells him about the FBI agents' visit. They, along with Barbala, were involved in Charlie Morris' death and the cover up that followed. Later that night as Len Felder gets off a bus, the door closes trapping his scarf and he is dragged to his death. Sitting on the bus a few seats back is Michelle. Mulder and Scully find it more than a coincidence that Michelle was witness at two deaths in as many days. As they investigate, they discover that Barbala, Felder, Fiore and Charlie Morris were involved in a drug deal shortly before Charlie Morris was murdered. Mulder also interviews Michelle's psychiatrist and discovers that Michelle mutilates dolls with the exact wounds that Charlie Morris had when he died. Mulder believes that Michelle is the reincarnation of Charlie Morris and holds the key to the solution, not only of the current case, but also a eight-year-old murder case.
1x22: Roland ~ Air Date - May 6, 1994 ~ Credits
Mulder and Scully investigate the death of Dr. Ronald Surnow, a member of a jet propulsion research team at the Mahan Propulsion Lab, Washington, who was working on an engine capable of Mach 15. Dr. Surnow was trapped in the wind tunnel and sucked in to the engine. He was the second member of the research team to die following the death of Dr. Arthur Grable in a car crash 6 months before. At the time of Dr Surnow's accident, a mentally challenged maintenance worker, Roland Fuller, was the only other person in the building. Agent Mulder and Scully question Roland about the incident. Mulder is intrigued by Roland's ability to manipulate complex numbers and compares Roland's handwriting to the complex equation on the blackboard in the lab, but they do no match. Scully is ready to dismiss Roland as a suspect due to the advanced theoretical work found at the scene, when another member of the research team, Dr. Keats, is killed by being immersed in liquid nitrogen, the agents discover evidence in computer files that show someone is continuing Dr Arthur Grable's work. Their investigation of Dr. Grable uncovers two interesting facts. Grable's head was cryogenically frozen after his death and stored in the lab and that Roland Fuller is his twin brother. This leads Mulder to conclude that Dr. Grable may have a psychic link to Roland and is directing his actions, to complete his work on the engine and kill off the other scientists who threaten it.
1x23: The Erlenmeyer Flask ~ Air Date - May 13, 1994 ~ Credits
Mulder receives a phone call from Deep Throat telling him to turn on Channel 8 where there is a police chase in progress which ends when the fugitive is shot and plunges in to a lake. When Agents Mulder and Scully go to investigate they find by photographic evidence from the scene that the car the fugitive was driving had been switched. Mulder and Scully trace the original car to a Dr. Berube, but he is reluctant to co-operate. With nothing to go on, Mulder is ready to give up, when Deep Throat contacts him again and tells him he has never been closer to the truth. Meanwhile, Dr. Berube is found dead in his lab, and Mulder recovers a flask of liquid labeled 'Purity Control', which Scully takes to be analyzed. The contents are identified as bacteria which is extraterrestrial in origin. Mulder, following, another lead discovers a warehouse full of bodies suspending in green liquid, however, when he later returns with Scully the warehouse is empty. Deep Throat contacts Mulder and explains that Dr. Berube was running a government funded project using alien DNA in gene therapy. Using terminally ill patients as guinea pigs. The fugitive on the television was one of Dr. Berube's patients. He also tells Mulder that a government black squad is working against them. As witnesses begin to die and the evidence is systematically destroyed, Mulder and Scully have to push the official limits and risk everything, including the X-Files, in an attempt to expose the truth and Mulder's contact, Deep Throat, pays the ultimate price.