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Season 4, Episode 18:

"You're saying the man sitting in seat thirteen-F was abducted mid-flight without any depressurisation of the cabin, without any effect on the plane."
Written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
Directed by Kim Manners

"Max is the key to all this. He knew that plane was in danger even before it took off, before it entered military airspace. How would he know that? And what would be worth taking that risk?"
Fox Mulder

Mulder and Scully continue their investigation of the plane crash and Max Fenig's death.


  • Anyone Can Die:
    • Agent Pendrell who had a crush on Scully
    • Max Fenig, a conspiracy nut who was a fan of Mulder
  • Bond One-Liner: Mulder has one after Agent Garrett is abducted by aliens in mid-flight.
    "He took the connecting flight."
  • Character Title
  • Deadly Nosebleed: Scully has two of them, the first is when she checking on Pendrell and Frish, the second when she is being debriefed by Skinner.
  • Fall Guy: Frish is blamed for the plane crash.
    Scully: The military caused that crash.
    Skinner: They are admitting that much. But Frish's story isn't the one they're telling.
  • Killed Off for Real: Both Pendell and Fenig never returned from the dead.
  • Made of Iron: Scully shoots Garrett in the kneecap, but it doesn't hinder his mobility in the slightest.
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  • Missing Time
  • Myth Arc: Though there is little connection to the Syndicate plotine, and Cigarette-Smoking Man is conspicuously absent, two people close to Mulder and Scully die, Scully's cancer is briefly referenced along with a possible implication that Skinner's office has been compromised. Also, the aliens seeming working against The Conspiracy suggests they may be part of Season 5's rebel faction.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Pendrell's death.
  • Zipping Up The Body Bag: One of the men with radiation burns.


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