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* TooDumbToLive: The biologist in the prologue who sees the infected boar corpse and decides to pop one of it's pulsating growths right in his face. Naturally he gets infected and dies.


-->''"The truth would have caused panic. Panic would have cost lives. We control the disease by controlling the information."''

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-->''"The truth would have caused panic. Panic would have cost lives. [[ApocalypticGagOrder We control the disease by controlling the information.information]]."''


[[Recap/TheXFiles Index]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E01LittleGreenMen 1]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E02TheHost 2]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E03Blood 3]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E04Sleepless 4]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E05DuaneBarry 5]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E06Ascension 6]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E07Three 7]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E08OneBreath 8]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E09Firewalker 9]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E10RedMuseum 10]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E11ExcelsisDei 11]] | '''12''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E13Irresistible 13]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E14DieHandDieVerletzt 14]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E15FreshBones 15]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E16Colony 16]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E17EndGame 17]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E18FearfulSymmetry 18]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E19DodKalm 19]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E20Humbug 20]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E21TheCalusari 21]] | '''22''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E23SoftLight 23]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E24OurTown 24]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E25Anasazi 25]]]]-]]]

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[[Recap/TheXFiles Index]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E01LittleGreenMen 1]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E02TheHost 2]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E03Blood 3]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E04Sleepless 4]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E05DuaneBarry 5]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E06Ascension 6]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E07Three 7]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E08OneBreath 8]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E09Firewalker 9]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E10RedMuseum 10]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E11ExcelsisDei 11]] | '''12''' [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E12Aubrey 12]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E13Irresistible 13]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E14DieHandDieVerletzt 14]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E15FreshBones 15]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E16Colony 16]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E17EndGame 17]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E18FearfulSymmetry 18]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E19DodKalm 19]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E20Humbug 20]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E21TheCalusari 21]] | '''22''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E23SoftLight 23]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E24OurTown 24]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS02E25Anasazi 25]]]]-]]]


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'''Season 2, Episode 22:'''
!F. Emasculata
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"The [[TitleDrop F. Emasculata]] is a parasitoid, a bug that carries a parasite. In this case, a deadly parasite that attacks the immune system."'']]
->Written by Creator/ChrisCarter & Howard Gordon\\
Directed by Rob Bowman

->'''Cigarette Smoking Man:''' What is the exact nature of the contagion?\\
'''Mulder:''' It's deadly. It kills within thirty-six hours. One escaped convict was infected. He's dead now. The other man may be infected and he's on the loose.




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* AwfulTruth: At one point, the Smoking Man appears and confirms to Mulder that the government is complicit in covering up the outbreak, if not the initial experiment. He justifies it as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary to avoid public panic]].
--> "The truth would have caused panic. Panic would have cost lives. We control the disease by controlling the information."

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* AwfulTruth: At one point, the Cigarette Smoking Man appears and confirms to Mulder that the government is complicit in covering up the outbreak, if not the initial experiment. He justifies it as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary to avoid public panic]].
--> "The -->''"The truth would have caused panic. Panic would have cost lives. We control the disease by controlling the information." "''



* UnwittingTestSubject: It's implied that Pinck, or possibly the government, deliberately arranged the outbreak in an effort to practice quarantine procedures at the prison. The prisoners escaping throws a spanner in the works.

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* UnwittingTestSubject: It's implied that Pinck, or possibly the government, deliberately arranged the outbreak in an effort to practice quarantine procedures at the prison. The prisoners escaping throws a spanner in the works.works.
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->''"I'm saying this as a friend. Watch your back. This is just the beginning."''


* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The opening scene features soldiers from Costa Rica responding to Osbourne's distress signal, even though Costa Rica doesn't have a standing military (though it's also possible they're mercenaries working for Pinck Pharmaceuticals).



* BodyHorror

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* BodyHorrorAwfulTruth: At one point, the Smoking Man appears and confirms to Mulder that the government is complicit in covering up the outbreak, if not the initial experiment. He justifies it as [[IDidWhatIHadToDo necessary to avoid public panic]].
--> "The truth would have caused panic. Panic would have cost lives. We control the disease by controlling the information."
* BodyHorror: Victims of the plague develop rashes and grotesque, exploding boils as the virus gestates within them.



* ThePlague

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* ThePlagueThePlague: An unknown virus from South America with a mortality rate near 100 percent.
* UnwittingTestSubject: It's implied that Pinck, or possibly the government, deliberately arranged the outbreak in an effort to practice quarantine procedures at the prison. The prisoners escaping throws a spanner in the works.


* AssholeVictim: The two escaped prisoners who were exposed to the deadly virus by the company. It's difficult to feel sorry for either of them, after they brutally murder an innocent man in front of his wife and children just to steal their RV. One of them later assaults a gas station attendant and possibly infects him with the same virus.



* CoveredInGunge: Well, not ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.

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* CoveredInGunge: Well, not ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does and the convict's wife do get a face full of pus.

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Mulder and Scully investigate after a virulent tropical disease is introduced into a prison by an infected parcel. The situation is complicated by the escape of two potentially infected inmates.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Hello, [[Series/BreakingBad Hank Schrader]]!

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* CardboardPrison: Two men escape from the prison by hiding in the laundry cart while the laundry is ''supposed'' to be getting incinerated due to the quarantine.

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* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: Said practically verbatim by Skinner in the episode's epilogue.


* HeyItsThatGuy: Hello, [[BreakingBad Hank Schrader]]!

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Hello, [[BreakingBad [[Series/BreakingBad Hank Schrader]]!

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Hello, [[BreakingBad Hank Schrader]]!


* ThePlague

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* ThePlagueCoveredInGunge: Well, not ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.



* CoveredInGunge: Well, not ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.

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* CoveredInGunge: Well, not ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.ThePlague

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* MegaCorp: Pinck Pharmaceuticals.


* CoveredInGunge: Well, not <i>covered</i>, but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.

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* CoveredInGunge: Well, not <i>covered</i>, ''covered'', but Dr. Osbourne does get a face full of pus.

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