With Mulder out of contact on a train heading to Canada, Scully investigates the metal implant she had removed from her neck after X claims it holds the key to everything she needs to know. Tests on the chip reveals that it is a microprocessor for collecting information, it replicates a person's mental processes. The chip is Japanese in origin, further investigation reveals a shipment of the chips was sent to a Japanese Doctor Zama working secretly at a Hansens disease research facility in West Virginia. Scully travels there and discovers that Dr Zama had been carrying out experiments on the patients, until armed men came and begun killing off all of the patients.
Scully recognises Dr Zama from a photo, as being present during her abduction. Scully is approached by an unknown man who explains that Dr Zama is really Dr Ishimaru, secretly brought over to the US after World War Two to continue his experiments. But he is unwilling to share his knowledge with the US government and is trying to get the information out of the country.
Meanwhile Mulder finds Dr Zama murdered on the train but manages to recover his notes about his experiments. As Mulder goes in search of the killer he finds the boxcar unlocked and is attacked as he enters. He fights off his attacker but during the scuffle the door to the boxcar closes arming a bomb. Mulder is overcome by the killer but is saved by X. Unfortunately however Dr Zama's notes fall in to the Cigarette Smoking Man's hands.
Scully: "...And what they can't cover, they apologise for. Apology has become policy"
Mulder: "I don't need an apology for the lies, I don't care about the fictions they create to cover their crimes. I want them held accountable for what did happen. I want an apology for the truth"
|| Frank Spotnitz
|| Rob Bowman
|| Special Agent Fox Mulder
|| Special Agent Dana Scully
|| Dr Zama
|| Red-Haired Man
|Don S Williams
|| 1st Elder
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