WHEN A FRENCH SALVAGE SHIP FINDS A LIVING BEING TRAPPED IN A 50 YEAR OLD SUNKEN AIRCRAFT, THE CREW BEGINS TO DIE. MULDER AND SCULLY UNCOVER A DEADLY SECRET DATING BACK TO HIROSHIMA.
The French salvage ship "Piper Maru" finds the remains of a World War II squadron on the bottom of the Pacific ocean -- but not everything trapped inside is dead. The ship takes aboard a being of deadly force, who walks among them in the guise of a human. Mulder and Scully are called in when the Piper Maru's crew begin to die of radiation exposure. Back in Washington, Assistant Director Walter Skinner is warned by members of the "intelligence community" to shut down the investigation into Melissa Scully's murder, but refuses. Scully visits an old family friend and uncovers an old and shameful mystery from the Pacific war. Mulder tracks an enigmatic "salvage broker" to the Far East, where he finds Alex Krycek selling government secrets from the DAT tape he stole from Skinner. Even as Mulder prepares to bring Krycek back to the States, Walter Skinner is gunned down in a DC restaurant -- apparently as a means of closing Melissa Scully's case for good.
To be continued...