The X-files

4X09 Tunguska

Mulder receives an anonymous tip about a right wing militia group planning an Oklahoma style bombing. The informant turns out to be Alex Krycek, rescued from the missile silo by the Militia group. Krycek manages to persuade Mulder that he wants revenge on the Cigarette Smoking Man and can help bring down the shadowy Syndicate he is part of. Despite his personal loathing of Krycek and his belief that Krycek killed his father, Mulder reluctantly accepts his co-operation. Krycek directs Mulder and Scully to intercept a Russian courier's parcel, which turns out to contain a 4 billion year old extraterrestrial rock. Scully takes the rock off to be tested on but when a government exobiologist drills in to the rock he is attacked by the black oil. The Well Manicured Man is shocked to hear that Mulder has the rock and orders the Cigarette Smoking Man to recover it. Mulder takes Krycek to Assistant Director Skinner's apartment for 'safe' keeping while he seeks out his UN contact Marita Covarrubias who informs him that the Russian courier's destination was Tunguska, which Mulder recognises as the scene of a massive explosion when a fireball crashed there in 1908. The Russian courier breaks in to Skinner's apartment and is killed by Krycek, forcing Mulder to take Krycek, who speaks Russian with him to Tunguska. As Scully and Skinner face a congressional investigation over the death of the courier, Mulder and Krycek are captured and imprisoned in a Russian Gulag.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "..which leads me to believe that what's in this rock we intercepted, are answers beyond the existence of extra terrestrial life, even beyond the, the conspiracy to cover up that existence."

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Writer: Frank Spotnitz
Chris Carter
Director: Rob Bowman

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Nicolas Lea Alex Krycek
Campbell Lane Committee Chairman
Fritz Weaver Senator Sorenson
John Hainsworth Gaunt Man
Olesky Shostak Bundled Man
Jan Rubes Vassily Peskow
Laurie Holden Marita Covarrubias
Stefan Arngrim The Prisoner
Robin Mossley Dr Kingsley Looker
Brendan Beiser Special Agent Pendrell
John Neville Well Manicured Man
Malcolm Stewart Dr Sacks
Jessica Schreier Dr Bonita Sayre
Brent Stait Terry Edward Mayhew
Eileen Pedde Angie
David Bloom Stress Man
Lee Serpa Swarthy Man

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