Writers: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon
Director: David Nutter
Original Broadcast: AU: 19.05.1994 US: 04.02.1994
Episode Availability: DVD: AU CA UK US
Special Agent Dana Scully · Gillian Anderson
Special Agent Fox Mulder · David Duchovny
Special Agent Jack Willis · Christopher Allport
Clean-Cut Man · Alexander Boynton
Professor Varnes · Jay Brazeau
First Doctor · Lisa Bunting
Reporter · Brenda Crichlow
Agent Bruskin · Jackson Davies
Technician · Robyn Driscoll
Officer Daniels · Russell Hamilton
O'Dell · Peter Kelamis
Thomas Phillips · Callum Keith Rennie
Second Doctor · Mark Saunders
Warren James Dupre · Jason Schombing
Lula Phillips · Cec Verrell
During a trap set for a bank robber, a fellow agent and friend of Scully's is shot by the criminal, whom Scully shoots in turn. While the agent is brought back from apparent death, he takes on the persona of the dead criminal whom he has chased for nearly a year. Scully sticks with him during his 'trauma', but Mulder believes that he is not who he is.
Mulder: "Two men died in that crash room Scully. One man came back. The question is... which one?"
Professor Varnes: "Well the pilot became increasingly disoriented, schizophrenic his doctor claims. Until one day, he strangled his wife... with an extension cord."
Mulder: "It's a nice story."
Scully: "I don't discount the near death experience, because it can be explained empirically by stimulation of the temporal lobe."
Mulder: "I sense a big but coming."
Scully: "Well it's still my best guess that Jack's disappearance could be explained in psychological not supernatural terms."
Mulder: "For instance?"
Scully: "The stress of the case, the trauma of being shot... Jack's personality."
Mulder: "How well do you know him?"
Scully: "We dated for almost a year. He was my instructor at the academy."
Mulder: "The plot thickens..."
Mulder: "Do you believe he's predisposed to this type of psychotic episode?"
Scully: "I believe it's a long way from saying Jack had a near death experience to saying his body's been inhabited by Warren Dupre. A long way."
Agent Bruskin: "Well there's not a lot of family resemblance left, between the rats and the .45 he took in the face."
Mulder: "Can you at least accept the possibility that during his near death experience some kind of psychic transference occurred?"
Scully: "Can't you accept the possibility that this isn't an X-File?"
Lula Phillips: "Oh she's alive... she's not happy, but she's alive."
Mulder: "You listen to me. You lay one hand on Scully and so help me god..."
Agent Bruskin: "Mulder says he's got something."
Agent: "What? An alien virus, or new information on the Kennedy assassination?"
Agent Bruskin: "Hey, Mulder's all right. Just pay attention, you might learn something from the man."
Mulder: "For those of you who don't know already, this one's important to me, so lets do it right."