Before a Senate intelligence subcommittee, Scully says she believes there are people in the government who no longer believe in the country and are behind the crimes the committee is investigating. She also refuses to disclose Mulder's whereabouts, which the Senators are particularly interested in.
Ten days earlier, a customs agent is infected with the black oil as a diplomat tries to transport vials of it from Japan to the Republic of Georgia. In New York City, the FBI busts a plot by some skinheads to try to blow up a truck bomb. Mulder and Scully find that Krycek is in the vehicle, and that he has been feeding the FBI the tips about the bomb. He tells them that he wants to expose the Syndicate, and that Mulder and Scully can have revenge for their dead loved ones if they help out. He leads them to Dulles International Airport, where another diplomat is coming in. He flees when he sees the agents, dropping a bag that contains only a black rock.
The agents take the rock to the Goddard Space Flight Center, where a scientist says it's consistent with Martian meteorites found in Antarctica. Cancer Man confronts Skinner on the street and tells him that the meteorite being in the agents' hands is causing a foreign policy flap. Krycek is imprisoned in Skinner's apartment, and ends up pulling the diplomat over the balcony after he breaks in. A scientist is infected after drilling into the meteorite and finding it full of black oil, and goes into a sort of coma.
Marita informs Mulder that the meteorite was headed for a place in Russia just north of Tunguska. She also offers to make travel arrangements for him, and he takes along Krycek as an interpreter. In Russia, Mulder tells Krycek that Tunguska was the site of a massive, unexplained explosion in 1908, and that someone may have found an explanation that no one ever dreamed of. The two are captured after sneaking into some sort of mining site. Scully and Skinner are summonsed to see a Senator about the incident on Skinner's balcony; Mulder is called as well, but of course doesn't make it.
In the gulag, another prisoner warns Mulder that experiments are being conducted at the site. Mulder is given an injection and wakes up in a chicken wire enclosure, one of several men in such a predicament overseen by a creepy bald guy. A pipe over Mulder's head leaks black oil onto him, and he is infected. To be continued...
Episode Body Count
Terrorist truck driver: shot and killed by Krycek as he tries to escape with the bomb.
Diplomat: dies after being pulled over Skinner's balcony by Krycek and falling 17 stories.
Alex Krycek: rescued from the North Dakota missile silo by a group of skinheads looking for destructive material.
Cumulative Body Count (81/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)
Grand Total: 1,092
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