The X-files

6X01 The Beginning

In Pheonix, an employee of Roush Technologies, Sandy is found in his home with his chest ripped open, by another employee who is then himself attacked by an alien. Meanwhile in Washington Mulder devotes his time to recovering data from the fire damaged X-files case files. With the FBI investigating committee not giving much credence to their report of the alien ship under the Antarctic ice, Mulder and Scully are re-assigned to other departments within the FBI. Assistant Director Skinner informs Mulder that the X-files have been turned over to Agents Spender and Foley. But he draws Mulder's attention to the incident in Pheonix, which Mulder and Scully follow up on and leads to the discovery of an alien claw in Sandy's house. When an engineer at the Rolling Hills Nuclear plant 60 miles from Pheonix, is killed by the alien. Mulder and Scully travel there but are denied access to the scene by Agent Spender and later reprimanded by the investigating committee who bar them from having anything more to do with the X-files. They also assign a new supervisor, Assistant Director Kersh to oversee Mulder and Scully. Meanwhile the Cigarette Smoking Man attempts to use Gibson Praise to capture the alien but Gibson and the alien manage to escape. Scully tells Mulder that tests on the DNA from the alien claw they recovered matches not only the alien virus but also Gibson's DNA. And that the same DNA is present in all of us, only it is dormant in everyone else. Part Two

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "No. It's a part of his DNA. In fact, it's a part of all of our DNA. It's called a genetic remnant. It's inactive junk DNA. Except in Gibson it's turned on."

Mulder: "So if that were true, that would mean that Gibson is in some part extraterrestrial."

Scully: "It would mean that all of us are."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Mimi Rogers Special Agent Diane Fowley
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Chris Owens Special Agent Spender
Jeff Gulka Gibson Praise
George Murdock 2nd Elder
Don S Williams 1st Elder
Kim Robillard 2nd Workman (Homer)
Rick Millikan Sandy
Wayne Alexander Assistant Director Arnold
Arthur Taxier Assistant Director Bart
Wendie Malick Assistant Director Maslin
James Pickering Jr Assistant Director Kersh
Scott Eberlein Black Haired Man

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