A man is found dead by blood drainage in Connecticut, and another man is also found dead by the same means in San Francisco; both have traces of the poison digitalis in their system. The Connecticut man's daughter, Teena Simmons, recalls red lightning occurring shortly before her father's death. The San Francisco girl, Cindy Reardon, is an identical twin of Simmons but her mother tells Mulder and Scully that Cindy was an only child. Simmons is kidnapped.
The agents suspect Dr. Sally Kindrick, who was an in vitro fertilization specialist for both families. Deep Throat informs Mulder that the girls were part of a eugenics experiment modeled after Russian tests, with the girls all named Eve and the boys all named Adam. Visiting a twin of Kendrick imprisoned in an insane asylum, the agents discover that the children were given extra chromosomes to heighten strength and intelligence, though it also leads to increased psychosis. Reardon is also kidnapped.
Kendrick reunites the girls, and asks why they killed their fathers. The girls say they "just knew," and that they were created and not born. They also poison Kendrick with digitalis and claim that she was trying to poison them all. The girls also try to poison Mulder and Scully, though Mulder discovers the murder attempt before it can do any harm. The girls are captured and imprisoned in the same asylum as Eve 6...and then visited by a doctor who looks just like Kendrick.
Fun fact: the band Eve 6 took their name from this episode.
Episode Body Count
Joel Simmons: death by hypovolemia (low blood volume).
Dead cow: at least one cattle mutilation is shown on slide by Mulder.
Tina Simmons' mother: died of ovarian cancer two years prior to episode.
Doug Reardon: dies in same manner, and at the same time, as Joel Simmons.
Sally Kendrick? Eve 8?: death by four ounces of digitalis in her soda placed there by Simmons and Reardon. I'm presuming this is Kendrick; there's a lot of clones flying around this episode.
Eve 6 says the children are prone to suicide, but there is no clear number as to how many died.
Cumulative Body Count (11/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)
Grand Total: 66
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