Recap / The X-Files S03 E09 "Nisei"

Mulder's investigation of an alien autopsy video leads to a secret project with connections to unethical experiements done by Japanese scientists during World War II. Scully learns more about what happened during her alien abduction.


  • Alien Autopsy: Mulder acquires videotape of one such autopsy. Scully suspects it of being a fake, only it turns out that there's some truth to it.
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Scully dismisses an Alien Autopsy Video as "even hokier than the one they aired on the FOX network".
  • Lampshade Hanging: Mulder very often drops his gun at a fight. He pulls out a back-up pistol out of his ankle holster this time.
    Mulder: I got tired of losing my gun.
  • Language Barrier: Mulder catches and arrests a Japanese spy who is a part of The Conspiracy. It's not clear whether he could speak English, but he was only yelling at Mulder in Japanese. Mulder also doesn't understand his notes which frustrates him.
  • Myth Arc
  • Porn Stash: Scully expects Mulder to be watching porn instead of the alien autopsy video.
    Scully: That's not your usual brand of entertainment.
  • To Be Continued
  • Window Pain: Mulder breaks a window on the docked ship to get to the door latch and enter.