A SERIES OF MELTING CORPSES LEAD MULDER AND SCULLY TO A KILLER WHOSE INTEREST IN THE WOMEN HE MEETS ON THE INTERNET IS MORE THAN JUST SOCIAL.
When a lonely, overweight woman with connections to Internet chat rooms turns up on the coroner's table, Mulder links her to earlier disappearances of women looking for love in all the wrong places. Despite the local detective's objections to Scully on the team, her analysis reveals strange discrepancies in the victims weight and body composition: somehow the killer removed all the fat from the corpse. But how do Mulder and Scully catch a murderer whose M.O. resembles that of a scorpion than a human being? The investigative team itself becomes the target of a killer with monstrous appetites as the agents track a bizarre stalker.