The X-files

4X17 Tempus Fugit

While celebrating Scully's birthday at the Headless Woman's Pub in Washington, Scully and Mulder are approached by Sharon Graffia, the sister of Max Fenig, the UFO abductee they met in Wisconsin whilst investigating a reputed UFO crash site and subsequent military clean up operation. She explains that Max was a passenger on flight 549 that crashed two hours earlier. Max had asked her to contact Mulder and Scully if anything ever happened to him. Mulder and Scully join the National Transportation Safety Board's Go Team investigating the cause of the crash. The Cockpit Voice Recording recovered from the plane's black box seems to indicate that the plane was intercepted. Mulder puts forward the theory that the plane was forced down, but the NTSB officials prefer to examine the evidence before making conclusions. Mulder and Scully join the NSTB team as they travel to the crash site in Albany to comb through the wreckage. Mulder confronted with an apparent time discrepancy between the official time of the crash and the time displayed on the passengers watches, suspect the involvement of a UFO. A theory given more credit, when a survivor is found who, Scully concludes has been exposed to radiation from some unknown source. Mulder believes that Max was abducted from the plane while in flight but something went wrong causing the plane and the UFO to crash. Mulder discovers the UFO crash site at the bottom of the Great Sacandaga Lake. Part One

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "That's 9 minutes difference."

Scully: "It's got to be a mistake!"

Mulder: "9 minutes Scully, do you remember the last time you were missing 9 minutes!"

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Writer: Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz
Director: Rob Bowman

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Laurie Holden Marita Covarruibias
Joe Spano Mike Millar
Tom O'brien Corporal Frish
Scott Bellis Max Fenig
Chilton Crane Sharon Graffia
Brendan Beiser Special Agent Pendrell
Greg Michaels Scott Garrett
Robert Moloney Bruce Bearfeld
Felicia Shulman Motel Manager
Rick Dobran Sergeant Armondo Gonzales
Jerry Schram Larold Rebhun
David Palffy Dark Man
Mark Wilson The Pilot
Marek Wiedman The Investigator
Jon Raitt The Father

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