Episode Summary

The investigation of a courier carrying deadly cargo leads Agent Mulder to Tunguska, Russia and Agent Scully to a Congressional Investigation.

Part one of two

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Messenger: Vassily Peskow? I have an urgent communique from Comrade Arntzen in Krasnoyarsk.

Vassily Peskow: Please I am retired from all that now.

Messenger: Comrade Arntzen anticipated this response.

Vassily Peskow: What does he want from me?

Messenger: He wants you to know the Cold War isn't over.

Mulder: I'm not going to die.

Prisoner: No? Why not?

Mulder: I have to live long enough to kill that man Krycek.

Smoking Man: That's a nasty habit. It's bad for the health. [Watching the Well-Manicured Man light a cigarette]

Well-Manicured Man: Health is the least of my concerns at the moment.

Smoking Man: Yes... [Lights up himself]

Scully: Several of the men on this committee are lawyers. It is my experience that lawyers ask the wrong question only when they don't want the right answer.

Mulder: I can put my arms around you... both of them.

Scully: When did you get back here?

Mulder: It's been a long strange trip...

Mulder: You came in contact with him in North Dakota, salvaging material from a missile silo.

Terry Mayhew: I never been in no missile silo. I don't know nothing about that.

Scully: This man Krycek, or Arntzen as you call him, how did he come into contact with you? Off the record.

Terry Mayhew: Came to us. With some building materials and some big ideas.

Mulder: What was he looking to build?

Terry Mayhew: Two... devices.

Mulder: Did he ever mention Black Cancer?

Terry Mayhew: Oh yeah.

Scully: What did he say?

Terry Mayhew: Developed by the Soviets... Saddam used it in the Gulf...

Scully: You mean, used as bio-warfare?

Terry Mayhew: That's why they made those servicemen take all them pills.

Mulder: You said there were... two devices. What happened to the other bomb?

Terry Mayhew: I ate it.

Mulder: You want to learn about anarchy? You don't tell me where that other bomb is and I'll make sure you spend your prison time on your bigoted hands and knees putting a big smile on some convict's face.

Senator Sorenson: What evidence are you then presenting us with today?

Scully: Documents and interviews in support of a wide ranging conspiracy to control a lethal biotoxin, that is in fact extraterrestrial.

Senator Sorenson: What? Are we talking about little green men here?

Scully: No sir, not at all —

Mulder: Why is this so hard to believe? When he accepted discovery of life off this planet is on the front page of every newspaper around the world. When even the most conservative of scientists and science journals are calling for the exploration of Mars and Jupiter. With every reason to believe that life — and the persistence of it — is thriving outside our own terrestrial sphere. If you cannot get past this, then I suggest that this whole committee be held in contempt, for ignoring evidence that cannot be refuted.

Senator Sorenson: This is not why we are here today.

Mulder: Then why are we here today?