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The X-Files: F. Emasculata

When a package sent to a convict at a prison facility unleashes a deadly sickness that kills a dozen men, Scully is called in to investigate the quarantined area, while Mulder tracks two escapees who may be carrying and unknowingly spreading the disease.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: 2X22
Airdate: Friday April 28th, 1995

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Angelo VaccoAngelo Vacco
As Angelo Garza
John Pyper-FergusonJohn Pyper-Ferguson
As Paul (Prisoner)
William B. DavisWilliam B. Davis
As Cigarette-Smoking Man
Charles Martin SmithCharles Martin Smith
As Dr. Osbourne
Dean NorrisDean Norris
As U.S. Marshal Tapia

Co-Guest Stars
Alvin SandersAlvin Sanders
As Bus Driver
Chilton CraneChilton Crane
As Mother at Bus Station
Jude ZacharyJude Zachary
As Winston
Lynda BoydLynda Boyd
As Elizabeth
Morris PanychMorris Panych
As Dr. Simon Auerbach
Bill RowatBill Rowat
As Dr. Robert Torrence
John TenchJohn Tench
As Steve (Prisoner)
Kim KondrashoffKim Kondrashoff
As Bobby Torrence

Jenny-Lynn HutchesonJenny-Lynn Hutcheson
As Little Girl From The Trailer
Episode Quotes
Skinner: You never had a chance, Agent Mulder. For every step you take, they're three steps ahead.
Mulder: Well, what about you? Where do you stand?
Skinner: I stand right on the line that you keep crossing.

Mulder: You can't protect the public by lying to them.
Cigarette Smoking Man: It's done every day.

Episode Goofs
When Scully takes a bug out of a dead prisoner with the tweezers, she is not wearing a mask. However, she is wearing one suddenly when she closely examines the bug.

In this episode, we see Scully, a highly trained doctor being exposed to an obviously fatal communicable disease without wearing a surgical suit. She just wears a mask and gloves.

In the episode's opening, a scientists discovers a boar carcass. There are no warthogs or wild boar in the rainforests of Costa Rica.

When the insect in the container is placed on Scully's arm, it is placed on the middle part of the inside of her forearm and taped down. Later, the container is taken off of her arm, but the position of the container has moved to just below her wrist.

Warning: The X-Files season 2 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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