Recap: The X Files S 02 E 09 Firewalker


  • Chest Burster: The alien fungus-like organisms grow in human chests, though it ultimately bursts through a victim's throat.
  • Continuity Nod: Mulder is hesitant to bring Scully along due to the events surrounding her abduction, but she insists she's ready.
  • Genre Savvy: When the agents first enter the facility, Jason takes a swing at Mulder with an axe. Jason insists it's because he thought it was Trepkos, but Mulder knows he would've had enough time to see clearly.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Mourning her death, Trepkos recalls how he convinced Jessie to join the operation to "have an adventure."
  • Not Himself: The guest characters insist this about Trepkos.
  • Silicon-Based Life: The alien organism that Mulder and Scully went to check is not carbon-based, but silicon-based, meaning it's Not of This Earth.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Hinted at between Jessie and Trepkos, two scientists working at the station.