Episode Summary

A mentally handicapped janitor seems to be the only suspect in the murders of two members of a propulsion research team. Yet the evidence of advanced theoretical work seems to eliminate the possibility, until Mulder and Scully uncover his relationship to a scientist whose brain has been cryogenically preserved.

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Mulder: How was the wedding?

Scully: You mean the part where the groom passed out or the dog bit the drummer?

Mulder: Did you catch the bouquet?

Scully: Okay, but how is this an X-File... Mulder you don't think this is anything to why UFO technology?

Mulder: There's something unexplainable here Scully, but certainly not unidentifiable.

Dr Keats: Roland didn't do that. [Equation written on the whiteboard]

Scully: How do you know?

Dr Keats: Let's just say Roland isn't exactly a rocket scientist.

Mulder: I don't think they will be performing this experiment on Beakman's world.

Mulder: Hey Roland, you got more shirts than I've got. [Holding up shirt that would match one of his own ties] I think this would look styling today. What do you think?

Roland: People die. They go away. And they're not supposed to come back.

Mulder: Well if he had intentions to kill Nollette, Keats and Surnow, why not set it up to appear the least likely suspect?

Scully: Yeah. By the look of this — [holding up picture of car crash] — he's hamburger.

Dr Nollette: ...Anyway, to get back at him, one afternoon we decided to take his car apart and put it back together again in his office, and left it running.

Mulder: An egghead classic.

Dr Barrington: This is Arthur Grable. [Indicating Cryogenic tank.] Because of the massive internal damage to his body caused by the car accident, we could only preserve the head.

Scully: Wouldn't your client find it somewhat inconvenient to be thawed out in the future, only to discover he had no functional mobility?

Dr Barrington: We believe that by the time science figures a way to revive our clients —

Mulder: — You'll also know how to clone new bodies for them.

Mulder: You got a brother, don't you, Scully?

Scully: Yeah, I've got an older one and a younger one.

Mulder: Well have you ever thought about calling one of them all day long and then all of a sudden the phone rings and it's one of them calling you?

Scully: Does this pitch somehow end with a way for me to lower my long distance charges?

Mulder: I believe in psychic connections. And evidence suggests that it's stronger between family mambers, strongest of all between twin siblings that share the same womb.

Scully: Okay, maybe, but in this case one sibling has closer ties to a frozen fudgesicle than he does to his own brother.

Mulder: Arthur Grable is not dead. He's in a state of consciousness that no human has ever returned from. And what if that state allows one to develop psychic ability to a potential that the conscious mind is too preoccupied to explore, or believe in. He use that ability to control his brother to kill those scientists.

Scully: But why? He's been working with these collegues for years.

Mulder: Well that's a question that only Dr Nollette can answer.

Scully: Okay, let's go. I have to call my brother.

Mulder: We've got to find Nollette.

Scully: Let's talk to campus security.

Mulder: We go this way? [Mulder heads in the wrong direction.]

Scully: No. We go left.