Scully is still in Africa, studying the craft's markings in search of a cure for Mulder, when she catches a glimpse of a primitive man and is swarmed by locusts. A doctor warns Skinner that Mulder is prone to violent episodes and his brain will eventually die in its present condition. A professor visits Scully and says she shouldn't mention the vanishing man; outside, a man is burned while working near the craft. Barnes shows up in Africa and offers to help translate the craft's markings, right before the ocean appears to turn to blood around the craft.
At Mulder's request, Skinner brings Michael Kritschgau to the hospital. Kritschgau says Mulder is showing signs of ESP, and recommends an injection to make Mulder more lucid. Mulder says he knows Krycek is blackmailing Skinner, and that he needs Kristchgau's help. Scully says that while she can't explain the biblical events surrounding the craft, the markings that have been translated cover both mystical and scientific topics. Barnes goes a little mad, calls the craft the ultimate power, and imprisons Scully and the professor in their tent.
Though Mulder flunks an initial ESP test, he aces another one and even shows the ability to anticipate what's coming. Scully and the professor escape after Barnes sees a bag of dead fish come back to life, and Scully sees another vision of the primitive man. Skinner and Kritschgau try to get Mulder out of the hospital, but are interrupted by Fowley just before Mulder starts seizing from another injection of the new drug.
Scully returns to DC, determined to see Mulder despite the fact that he's now comatose. Barnes slaughters his driver but he comes back to life after a time...and returns the favor to Barnes. Scully begs Mulder to hang on and says she's found the key to the mysteries of life. In Africa, the professor and a group of military police find Barnes' body, and the craft has disappeared. To be continued...
Abdoulaye NGom, who plays a driver, also played Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop on My Name Is Earl.
Episode Body Count
Barnes' driver: hit with a machete by Barnes, but comes back to life soon after.
Dr. Barnes: cut down by his resurrected driver.
Cumulative Body Count (140/202 episodes, 1/2 movies)
Humans: 1,555Creatures: 104
Grand Total: 1,721