The Lone Gunmen once again encounter Susanne Modeski, the woman who inadvertently brought them together, and uncover a sinister plot involving mind-controlling chemicals.
A sequel to the previous season's Lone Gunmen episode, "Unusual Suspects". Where that episode had Mulder as a supporting character, this one has Scully.
- Absentee Actor: Double Subverted with Mulder whose voice is heard but that's via a recording by The Lone Gunmen to get Scully to join them.
- A Day In The Lime Light: The Lone Gunmen episode.
- The Bus Came Back:
- Morris Fletcher returns for a scene flirting with Scully, who has been zapped with mind-altering drugs.
- Susanne Modeski.
- Damsel in Distress: Susanne Modeski.
- Gut Punch: Jimmy Belmont's death changes the light-hearted tone of this episode to something darker.
- Hot Scientist: Susanne Modeski.
- Intoxication Ensues: Scully is injected with a brainwashing drug to make her forget some evidence she's uncovered, one of its side-effects being the inhibition of higher reasoning. We later see her enthusiastically flirting with an all-male group of defense contractors and The Men in Black. Fortunately, Frohike takes her away, much to their disappointment.Frohike: Why would the government want to turn Scully into a bimbo?
- The Ketchup Test: How Timmy recognizes that the staged shooting was staged.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Or at least nerdish behavior. Timmy is a cold-blooded CIA assassin, NOT Played for Laughs.
- Out of Character Is Serious Business: How Frohike realizes that something is wrong with Scully.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Justified. Scully takes a cigarette at the bar while Intoxication Ensues, though she doesn't smoke.
- Sequel Episode: Sequel and mirror to "Unusual Suspects".
- Shout-Out: "Go brush your hair, Michael Bolton."
- Staged Shooting: Of Susanne.
- Vomit Discretion Shot