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Mulder and Scully are called to Winston-Salem, North Carolina after the Federal Witness that Assistant Director Skinner was in charge of protecting, is found dead on his bathroom floor, his mouth eaten away. The witness, Dr Scobie was due to testify to the Grand Jury about a conspiracy at the Morley Tobacco Company. While Scully performs the autopsy, Mulder joins AD Skinner as they meet with Dr Scobie's colleague, Dr Voss. But he is surrounded by company lawyers and unable to answer any questions. Mulder shows Dr Voss, a small insect found at Dr Scobie's house, which he identifies as a Tobacco beetle. Later, as Dr Voss arrives home, he is confronted by a man, Daryl Weaver, who claims to have had an arrangement with Dr Scobie, Dr Voss is wary of him, but hands over some cigarettes. Scully's autopsy reveals that Dr Scobie's injuries were as a result of something attacking his respiratory system, Mulder theories that the Tobacco beetle he found could be the culprit, judging by Dr Voss's reaction at the meeting. Both Scully and AD Skinner are sceptical, however when a second man is found dead in the same manner as Dr Scobie, Tobacco beetles are found at the scene which seems to support Mulder's theory. Shortly afterwards Mulder is taken sick, as Scully oversees his medical treatment, AD Skinner uncovers Morley Tobacco's secret and tries to track down the one surviving test subject, Daryl Weaver, who holds the key to saving Mulder's life.

Noteworthy Quote

Assistant Director Skinner: "Killer bugs? This is what I'm supposed to tell the Director?"

Mulder: "I don't know, but judging from Dr Voss's reaction to this, I think it's the thing we should investigate."

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Writer: Steven Maeda
Greg Walker
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Dennis Boutsikaris Dr Peter Voss
Richard Cox Daniel Brimley
Tobin Bell Darryl Weaver
Mike Hungerford Thomas Gastall
Shannon O'Hurley Ann Voss
Arthur Rosenberg Lead Counsel
Ron Marasco Doctor
Pat Destro Joan Scobie
Caryn West Dr Libby Nance
Rick Deats Dr Jim Scobie
David Sawyer Security Man
Greg Poland Second Windbreaker Man
Matthew T Wilson Manager

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