Ghost in the Machine
Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon]
investigate the electrocution
of the chief executive
at a high-tech firm
who was in charge of the COS project, or Central Operating System
Jerry Lamana, Mulder's former partner, brings him the case. Lamana takes Mulder's profile
of the killer
and pretends it is his own. Mulder is annoyed but doesn't do anything.
Mulder and Scully go to see Brad Wilczek who created the COS system but had left the firm over
a dispute with the late chief executive.
When Wilczek is proven to be the last person to speak to the electrocuted man, Lamana goes
him but plummet
s to his death in a falling elevator
as Wilczek watches helplessly.
Mulder speaks to Deep Throat
who tells him that the Defense Department
is interested in
Wilczek because he created artificial intelligence
that is now killing in self-preservation.
Mulder and Scully enter to building and the lights go out so that they can't get through
Scully is boosted into an airvent and is sucked towards the blades of a huge fan
A man finds Mulder and opens the door and they find Wilczek. The man turns out to be a
Defense Department spy
. Scully frees herself and Mulder is now able to introduce the virus.
We see the COS in parts being analyzed. Small lights start to flicker on.
Scully (about Lamana) -- "How come you two went your separate ways?"
Mulder -- "I’m a pain in the ass to work with."
Scully -- "Seriously."
Mulder -- "I’m not a pain in the ass?"
This is the first episode in which Scully fires her gun (at the fan).
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