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4X10 Terma

Mulder and Krycek are held in the Russia Gulag but Krycek talks in Russian with one of the guards and is released from the cell. The prisoner in the next cell speaks English and tells Mulder that Krycek addressed the guard as a superior. Mulder discovers that the prisoners are being used as Guinea-pigs by the Russian to create an antidote to the Black Oil, that they all eventually die. Mulder swears to the prisoner that he will live long enough to kill Krycek. The prisoner is impressed by Mulder's spirit and gives him a hand made knife, which Mulder uses to escape taking Krycek prisoner at the same time. A former KGB assassin, Peskow is brought out of retirement and travels to the US to kill the Well Manicured Man's physician Dr Charne-Sayre, who was in charge of the Conspiracy's own Black Oil antidote experiments being carried out in retirement homes in Florida. Back in Washington Scully and Assistant Director Skinner testify to the Senate Subcommittee hearing, but the Cigarette Smoking Man is pulling the strings, and the hearing focuses on the whereabouts of Agent Mulder, not the origin of the extra terrestrial Black Oil. Unwilling to reveal Mulder's location, Scully is jailed for contempt of Congress. Mulder turns up at the next Senate hearing and Scully persuades the Senate to adjourn the hearing until further evidence can be presented. But Peskow is one step ahead of the two agents and they can do nothing as the evidence is systematically destroyed.

Noteworthy Quote

Peskow: "I would just as soon kill you, but please don't make me...My work is done."

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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
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

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