Mulder is called in to act as a hostage negotiator when a mentally unbalanced convict, Duane Barry, takes four people prisoner. Dwayne believes he's a alien abductee and he believes aliens are coming back to get him. He's also a former FBI agent. Mulder contacts Scully and she does a bit of research for him. What she finds calls into question everything Duane has said. By this time however, Mulder has become a hostage in exchange for one who has been been seriously wounded. When it's all over and Duane is back in the hospital, they discover strange pieces of metal in his body.
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When Duane Barry is seen on the alien's exam table, it is set up to look like Da Vinci's "The Vitruvian Man". See more
Lasers can not be seen by the naked eye; so special effects fabrications just use a small, red LED bulb, a simple pocket laser and blow fine smoke or powder past the lens to make them visible on film; usually the least expensive effect in film and video. It's the set up *around* the laser effects that can cost the production company. See more
Mulder, it's me. I just had something incredibly strange happen. This piece of metal that they took out of Duane Barry, it has some kind of a code on it. I ran it through a scanner, and some kind of a serial number came up. What the hell is this thing, Mulder? It's almost as if... it's almost as if somebody was using it to catalog him... Mulder! I need your help! Mulder!
Referenced in The X-Files: Patient X
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