The X-files

2X22 F.Emasculata

When Assistant Director Skinner assigns agents Mulder and Scully to assist the Federal Marshals office in a man hunt for two escaped prisoners, they are confused about the reasons for the involvement of the FBI. On their arrival at Cumberland State Correctional Facility, Scully discovers a break out of a highly contagious and deadly disease in the prison. She questions Dr Osbourne, who claims to be from the Centre for Disease Control. A flu-like condition has claimed the lives of ten inmates and the two escaped prisoners may also be infected. As Scully enters the prison to see if she can help. Mulder joins the man hunt to track down the two fugitives before they contaminate the public. Further investigation by Scully reveals that patient zero, Bobby Terence received a package from Pinck Pharmaceutical just before the contagion broke out. Dr Osbourne, who works for Pinck Pharmaceutical not the CDC, is accidentally infected and near death explains to Scully that the company funds exploration of rain forests for potential drug application. One of their entomologists discovered an insect Faciophagia Emasculata, which carries a parasite that attacks the human immune system. Now the company and the government are attempting to cover up the fact that the prisoners were used as guinea pigs. When Mulder and Scully discover the involvement of the Cigarette Smoking Man, they suspect the whole incident is an attempt to eliminate them and debunk the X-files.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "You can't protect the public by lying to them"

The Cigarette Smoking Man: "It's done everyday"

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Writer: Chris Carter
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
Charles Martin Smith Dr Osbourne
John Tench Steve (Prisoner)
Angelo Vacco Angelo Garza
Morris Panych Dr Simon Auerbach
John Pyper-Ferguson Paul (Prisoner)
Dean Norris US Marshal Tapia
Lynda Boyd Elizabeth
Alvin Sanders Bus Driver
Kim Kondrashoff Bobby Torrence
Chilton Crane Mother At Bus Station
Bill Rowat Doctor Torrence
Jude Zachary Winston

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