9×15 Jump the Shark

When former Area 51 employee Morris Fletcher gets in to trouble with a client he was scamming, he calls on the X-files team for protection in return for information. Doggett and Reyes are less than impressed with him, until he claims to be able to help them catch a super solider. They approach the Lone Gunman for assistance in tracking down the suspect super solider, a woman who is known to the Lone Gunman. Yves Adele Harlow a former acquaintance who disappeared, they dispute that she is a super solider and question the source of the information. When they find out it is Morris Fletcher, whom they have also encountered before, they tell Doggett and Reyes his lies can not be trusted.

However when a former associate of the Lone Gunman, Jimmy Bond turns up, having trailed Yves around the world. With news that Yves killed Professor Houghton, a prominent immunologist in New Jersey, they join forces to track her down. Doggett and Reyes talk to the pathologist who autopsied Professor Houghton, determining he was killed with a poisoned pellet and that the incision in his chest occured post mortem. His chest showed signs of previous surgery, but unlike any conventional surgery. Cartilage had been grafted in to his body, which appeared to have held something inside.

They confront Morris Fletcher who claims no knowledge of Yves’s activities. The Lone Gunman track Yvesís car using traffic cameras and confront her at the Hotel Farragut. She convinces them that she is not a super solider. She is hunting down sleeper agents with a deadly viral agent implanted in their bodies, to target scientist vital to Americaís anti-biological terrorism project at their convention. And she needs their help to stop them.

Original Air Date: 04/21/02

Written by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz
Directed by Cliff Bole

Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes

Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Bruce Harwood Byers
Tom Braidwood Frohike
Dean Haglund Langly
Michael McKean Morris Fletcher
Zuleikha Robinson Yves Harlow
Stephen Snedden Jimmy Bond
Marcus Giamatti John Gillnitz
Timothy Landfield Professor Houghton
Jim Fyfe Kimmy the Geek
Robert Joseph Security Guard
Pamela Paulshock Bridget
John Prosky Medical Examiner
Thomas Schanuz Speaker
Michael Edward Thomas First Man