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In a Tunguska gulag, Mulder and many others are infected with the alien virus that uses oil as a medium. The only person who knows Mulder's whereabouts is Scully, who has been called before a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the death of a diplomatic courier, who fell from Skinner's apartment balcony.
Senator Sorenson: Well...uh...what are we talking about...? Little green men?
Scully: No, sir. Not at all.
Mulder: Why is this so hard to believe? When the accepted discovery of life off this planet is on the front page of every newspaper around the world. When the most conservative scientists and science journals are calling for the exploration of Mars and Jupiter. With every reason to believe that life and the persistence of it is thriving outside our own terrestrial sphere. If you cannot get past this, then I suggest this whole committee be held in contempt, for ignoring evidence that cannot be refuted.