A deputy observes strange lights in the woods outside Townsend, Wisconsin. A military tracking station picks up a UFO crashing outside Townsend. Deep Throat lets Mulder know that a reported chemical spill that evacuates the city is a cover-up, and Mulder is off to the cheese state.
Mulder is captured trying to infiltrate the military operation, where he meets conspiracy theorist and UFO chaser Max Fenig. Scully arrives to free Mulder, tell him the section chief is pissed over his stunt, and reveal the cover-up story that the cover-up is based on: that a Libyan fighter jet with a nuclear warhead crashed in Wisconsin. Max and Mulder bond a bit over the paranormal, as well as some transmissions Max picked up from local emergency responders.
Several soldiers are attacked and severely burned by some sort of cloaked creature after the military tries to kill it. Mulder finds Max having an epilectic seizure and discovers marks on his ears suggesting he was abducted. A second UFO is tracked heading to Townsend, and Mulder grows suspicious of Max's trip being coincidental. Max is apparently summoned by the aliens and abducted.
At a disciplinary hearing, Mulder is openly insubordinate to his superior, Section Chief McGrath, and warns that the government cannot keep the truth hidden forever. Deep Throat countermands McGrath's order to shut down the X-Files, telling McGrath that it is better to keep Mulder from being exposed to the wrong people and that you always keep your friends close and enemies closer.
Episode Body Count
Deputy Wright: killed after he's attacked by something when investigating the bogey
Three firefighters: Dr. Oppenheim says Wright and three other people were dead on arrival with severe burns
At least four soldiers: die after they are attacked and severely burned by the alien
Two more soldiers: killed after trying to capture Max
Cumulative Body Count (10/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)
Grand Total: 61
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