Recap: The X Files S 04 E 08 Tunguska

  • Hauled Before A Senate Subcommittee: Agent Scully spends much of the episode grilled by a Senate committee about the death of a diplomat connected with the black oil pouch.
  • Idiot Ball: A good part of the plot for this arc depends on a customs official being stupid enough not only to open a bomb-shaped container but also, after he's warned the thing's a biohazard, to remove the contents and drop them.
  • The Mole: Krycek turns out to be working with the guards at the Gulag in Tunguska.
  • Myth Arc
  • Retired Monster: Vassily Peskow is forced out of retirement to destroy everything connected with the Black oil and its vaccine.
  • The Tunguska Event