2X02 The Host
Mulder is pulled of his mundane phone tap surveillance assignment and sent to investigate the discovery of a decomposing body in the New Jersey sewers, but Mulder dismissing it as another gangland killing.
Insulted by the pointless assignment he storms in to Assistant Director Skinner's office and confronts him. Skinner tells Mulder the X-files have been closed and the sooner he accepts that the better. Mulder later confesses to Scully that he is considering leaving the bureau and pursuing his interest in the paranormal on his own.
But Scully, handling her reassignment more professionally, insists on doing the autopsy and discovers a parasitic worm in the dead man's body. When a sewage worker is attacked by something in the same sewers, Mulder interviews the victim in hospital, he has a large unidentified bite mark on his back from the attack. Mulder receives a phone call, an unknown male voice tells him he has a friend at the FBI. Mulder assuming Scully has been talking about him leaving, asks her not to start any crusades for him, but Scully denies any knowledge on the phone call. When the sewage worker is later found dead in his apartment, Mulder realises that the worm is merely the lava stage of a larger creature, that the perpetrator in the murders is a mutant flukeworm.
Scully's investigation reveals the new species arrived on a ship used to dispose of material from the Chernobyl accident. Scully concludes that nature didn't make it, mankind did.
Mulder: "You know, they say three species disappear off the planet everyday. You wonder
how many new ones are being created"
|| Chris Carter
|| Daniel Sackheim
|| Special Agent Fox Mulder
|| Special Agent Dana Scully
|| Assistant Director Skinner
|| Special Agent Brisentine
|| First Workman||
|| Detective Norman||
|| Man On Phone
|| Dr Zenzola
|| Russian Engineer
|| Federal Marshal
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