The Lone Gunmen discover some (possible) information about the early life of Mulder's nemesis.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: As well as master-minding a conspiracy to suppress knowledge about aliens and generally control the United States Government, Cancer Man also set up The Miracle on Ice (by doping the Soviet goalie) and ensures that the Buffalo Bills never win the Super Bowl.
- Unreliable Narrator: Frohike notes that there is no real way to confirm the information he has found. CSM's position on cigarettes and movies changes between scenes too, but this may just be him lying.
- Who Shot JFK?: CSM. He killed Martin Luther King too.
- You Look Familiar: Chris Owens, who plays young CSM later returns as Agent Jeffrey Spender.
- Pet the Dog: The last couple of scenes show suprisingly sympathetic a side of CSM we've never seen before, an eager amatuer writer who gets depressed when the crap magazine that published his story changed the ending. Also serves as a bit of a meta joke, since the ending of the episode that aired was different from the one in the script.