The X-files

2X04 Sleepless

Mulder receives an audio tape in his morning paper, which draws his attention to the death of Dr Grissom, a prominent doctor specialising in sleep disorders. The tape is a recording of the 911 call, from the tape it is clear that Dr Grissom believed his apartment was on fire. But the newspaper article does not mention a fire. Mulder manages to get himself assigned to the case only to find that another agent, Alex Krycek has been assigned the case. Mulder reluctantly has to partner him for the period of the investigation. Scully performs the autopsy on Grissom and discovers that his internal injuries are consistent with being burned to death in a fire, as if his body had thought it was being burned. When a second man, Henry Willig, found dead in his apartment is autopsied Scully discovers that he has internal wounds that indicate he was shot to death. Mulder is contacted by a mysterious man X, who sent him the audio tape. X is a colleague of Mulder's former contact Deep Throat, who tells him that he is in a position to help Mulder, but on his terms. X tells Mulder that Willig and Grissom were both involved in a sleep eradicate experiment on a group of elite Vietnam soliders known as J7. Evidence emerges that one of the two surviving members of the squad, Augustus Cole is atoning for their sins during the war. Mulder believes that in his years without sleep Cole has developed the ability to project his thoughts on to other people and is using this power to kill.

Noteworthy Quote

Krycek: "...Scully's a problem, a much larger problem than you described"

The Cigarette Smoking Man: "Every problem has a solution"

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Writer: Howard Gordon
Director: Rob Bowman

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Steven Williams X
Nicholas Lea Special Agent Alex Krycek
Tony Todd Augustus Cole
Jonathan Gries Sal Matola
Mitch Kosterman Detective Horton
Don Thompson Henry Willig
David Adams Doctor Girardi
Michael Puttonen Doctor Pilsson
Anna Hagan Doctor Charyn
Paul Bittante Team Leader
Claude De Martino Doctor Grissom

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