Mulder and Scully investigate a UFO sighting in Reagan, Tennessee. They interview a truck driver named Ranheim, who claims he fired his shotgun at a mysterious object in the sky. Ranheim, however, changes the details of his story, prompting Mulder to speculate that he has something to hide. The agents also realize that Ranheim exhibits symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, an illness that normally afflicts veterans of the conflict in Iraq. Ranheim claims he is not a veteran of that war.
After further investigation, Scully discovers that Ranheim’s real name is Frank Druce, a
former Special Operations officer in Iraq who had been admitted to VA hospitals for
treatment of his illness. Meanwhile, Mulder receives top secret information from Deep Throat
that Druce was transporting the wreckage of a UFO that was shot down over Iraqi air space.
But other evidence hints that the truck is a decoy, and that the real wreckage is actually
being kept at Fort Benning in Georgia. Mulder and Scully realize that Deep Throat has been
deliberately leaking them misinformation.
When Mulder confronts Deep Throat, he admits that he tried to lead the investigation away
from the truck. He justifies his action by stating that the country is not ready to comprehend
a closely guarded government secret. He also confirms that the agents are under constant
Determined to uncover the truth, Mulder and Scully resume their search for the truck.
Their diligence pays off, and the vehicle is located on a remote roadway. While surveying
the truck from afar, the agents’ vehicle is suddenly engulfed by an intense light. The truck
comes to a stop and the agents open its doors. Inside, they find evidence that suggests an
Extraterrestrial Biological Entity, or E.B.E., had been inside.
Mulder and Scully suspect that the E.B.E. had been shuttled to a top secret government
facility where a host of UFO sightings had been reported in the previous week. With the aid
of an extreme government watchdog group called “The Lone Gunman,” the agents gain
access to the heavily-guarded facility. The agents’ presence is detected and they are taken
into custody, but not before Mulder comes close to seeing the E.B.E.
Deep Throat comes to Mulder’s aid. He reveals that after the Roswell UFO incident in
1947, the most powerful governments in the world signed a top secret treaty ordering the
execution of any E.B.E. that might survive a UFO crash. Deep Throat reveals that he carried
out the murder of the E.B.E., and to atone for his act, he will continue to leak Mulder top
Mulder is released, but he remains unsure that Deep Throat is telling the truth.
THE X-FILES “E.B.E.”
Original Air Date: 02/18/94
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
JERRY HARDIN as Deep Throat
ALLAN LYSELL as Chief Rivers
PETER LACROIX as Ranheim/Druse
BRUCE HARWOOD as Byers
DEAN HAGLUND as Langly
TOM BRAIDWOOD as Frohike
GLEN MORGAN and JAMES WONG