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5X13 Patient X

In Kazakhstan, a young boy Dmitri is witness to a mass murder in the woods. The boy is picked up by Krycek and a group of Russian soldiers who confront Martia Covarrubias who is leading a UN investigation of the incident. Back in the US, Mulder attends a lecture about Patient X, who claims to be an alien abductee. He disagrees with the other delegates, arguing that the 'little green men' stories are a cover up to hide the truth about the government developing biological warfare. After the lecture he is approached by Dr Werber, whose patient Cassandra Spender is Patient X. He takes Mulder to meet with Cassandra, she explains to a doubtful Mulder that aliens are on earth to deliver a message. Marita Covarrubias briefs the Syndicate on the Kazakhstan incident, telling them that it was aimed at them. Krycek calls the Well Manicured Man and offers to trade Dmitri in return for all the Syndicate's information on a vaccine for the Black Oil. Agent Spender, Cassandra's son warns them off the case but Scully meets Cassandra, who has an implant like Scully's in the base of her neck and believes her story. Cassandra tells Scully that some nights she wakes up with a feeling she should be somewhere. After a similar mass murder to the one in Kazakhstan occurs in the US, Scully feels strongly that it has something to do with her own abduction. Later Scully has an attack like Cassandra described and finds herself on a bridge with a crowd of people as a bright light appears overhead. Part One

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "What if there is simply just the military seeking to develop an arsenal of weapons against which there is no defense, biological warfare. Which justifies in their eyes making an ass out of the nation with stories of little green men. A conspiracy wrapped in a plot, inside a government agenda."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Nicholas Lea Alex Krycek
Veronica Cartwright Cassandra Spender
Laurie Holden Maria Covarrubias
Chris Owens Special Agent Jeffery Spender
Jim Jansen Dr Heitz Werber
John Neville The Well Manicured Man
Brian Thompson Alien Bounty Hunter
Alex Shostak Jr Dmitri
Don S Williams Elder
Ron Halder Dr Floyd Fazio
Kurt Max Runte Ranger
John Moore 2nd Elder
Raoul Ganeen Guard
Anatol Rezmeritsa Commandant
Max Wyman Dr Per Lagerqvist
Barbara Dyke Dr Dominique Alepin
Willy Ross Quiet Willy

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