Sunday, May 10, 2009

Season 1, Episode 4: Conduit


Mulder and Scully travel to Iowa to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl, Ruby Morris, from a family camping trip. The area is known for UFO sightings, and the girl's mother had previously spotted a UFO while a Girl Scout. The girl's brother, Kevin Morris, shows Mulder a drawing of a binary code and says he's receiving it from the television. The code is later determined to be a transmission from a defense satellite and the NSA raids the Morris household. Mulder believes Kevin to be a conduit of information.

Kevin and his mother are released after it is determined that the rest of the binary codes Kevin has recorded are fragments of random information. The body of Ruby's boyfriend is found, and the agents get a confession from a friend of Ruby's to his murder. Scully believes the friend also murdered Ruby, but Mulder isn't so sure. After finding a large binary portrait of Ruby at the Morris household, Mulder and Scully return to the site of the campsite. The Morrises are there, and find Ruby shortly thereafter. Her medical charts hint that she may have experienced prolonged weightlessness. The episode ends with Scully reviewing a tape of Mulder's hypnotherapy regarding his sister's abduction.

Episode Body Count

Greg Randall: found in a shallow grave near the Morris campsite, presumably murdered by Ruby's friend Tessa.

Humans: 1
Creatures: 0
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (4/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)

Humans: 23
Creatures: 2
Aliens: 0

Grand Total: 25

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