Agent Mulder is out investigating reports of strange lights in the night sky when he learns from the local sheriff that there is another death in town from killer cockroaches. Intrigued, Mulder tags along and a series of deaths ensue with witnesses all claiming the dead body was covered with roaches, though none are to be found when the police arrive. When he learns that there is a local experiment going on, Mulder meets the entomologist involved, the rather attractive Dr. Bambi Berenbaum. The answer however, lies with other tests going on in town. Throughout, Mulder keeps in touch with Scully who seems to have a logical explanation for everything that's happened so far. As people in the town begin to panic, Scully travels there and joins Mulder to get the poop on just what is going on.
Did You Know?
When Scully arrives in town, at the grocery-store riot, a sailor in classic Navy uniform grabs a bunch of chocolate and pantyhose, 2 things that were heavily rationed during WWII. See more
Near the end Fox is eating a piece of cake or cookie, he is picking up the same piece twice. In between shots of the first and second time, it shows that the plate has nothing on that side of where he picked it from the second time. See more
This stuff takes your mind and just sort of, you know... expands it.
Well, something tells me it's more than my mind you guys are interested in expanding.
Well, how about another beer then?
Just before the closing credits roll, after the final "chord" and display of exec Producer Chris Carter
, there is a clear "whirr/chirp" like that the roaches in the episode made. See more
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more