The agents become involved in the case of a shooting in a fast food restaurant. What interest them the most is the story of a patron who tried to talk the shooter into giving himself up. After several patrons are shot, the man heals them by laying his hands on their wounds. He also has the ability to change his appearance at will. In the middle of the investigation, Mulder learns that his mother has suffered a stroke after a visit by the Cigarette Smoking Man who, it turns out, has known her since before Mulder was born. The man from the fast food restaurant isn't the only shape-shifter however and someone is clearly out to kill him.
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[Jeremiah Smith has transformed into William Mulder
And if you can't appease their conscience, you kill them. But you can't kill them all, you can't kill their love, which is what makes them who they are, makes them better than us, better than you.
The Cigarette Smoking Man
You talk! I'm not one of you!
No, all you want is to be a part of it, to be one of the commandants when the process begins.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more