The X-files

6X02 Drive

When husband and wife, Patrick and Vicky Crump are stopped for speeding by the state police in Nevada. With Vicky writhing in agony, Patrick's pleas to let them carry on are ignored and moments later Vicky's head explodes. Mulder and Scully are carrying out routine fertilizer order checks in Idaho as a punishment, when Mulder sees the report of Vicky's unexplained death on the TV. After a quick phone call to the officer in charge, Mulder manages to persuade Scully to make a detour and the two agents are soon involved in the case. Scully examines Vicky's body and discovers that her ear exploded. After a second victim is found in a similar condition, she orders a quarantine to combat a possible communicable disease. When Patrick Crump falls ill and is rushed to hospital, Mulder trails the ambulance but is taken hostage by Patrick and forced to drive across country. As Mulder begins to understand Patrick's situation, he leaves a note for Scully to make sure the car is not stopped. Meanwhile Scully receives a phone call from Assistant Director Kersh, who wants to know what she and Mulder are doing in Nevada. After further investigation and the discovery of more dead people and animals at the Crump's residence, Scully discovers a link to a secret Military low frequency radio experiment in the area. Patrick believes he and his wife are the victims of a secret government experiment, but Mulder and Scully are more concern with trying to saving his life.

Noteworthy Quote

Assistant Director Kersh to Scully: " no longer investigate X-Files. You are done and the sooner you and Mulder come to recognize that, the better for both of you."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Rob Bowman

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Junior Brown The farmer
Bryan Cranston Patrick Crump
Janine Venable Vicky Crump
Michael O'Neill Patrol Captain
Bob Peters Idaho news anchor
Frank Buckley Nevada news anchor
Mindy Seeger Coroner
Harry Danner CDC Doctor
James Pickens Jr Assistant Director Kersh
Scott A. Smith Prison doctor
Ken Collins Gas station attendant
Linda Porter Elderly Woman
Tim Agee EMT
Mark Craig Trooper #1
Wiley Pickett Trooper #2
Tegan West Navy Lieutenant (Breil)
Tom Haile Station Wagon Owner
Art Pickering Germ Suit Guy

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