A CASE INVOLVING SEVERAL MURDERS LINKED TO TELEVISION SETS BREEDS HOSTILITY AND PARANOIA BETWEEN MULDER AND SCULLY.
Otherwise stable individuals in Braddock Heights, Maryland are killing right and left in sudden outbursts of homicidal mania. The only link Scully can find is that all of the victims watched a lot of television, and taped their favorite shows. Mulder isn't buying this link until the mysterious behavior of a cable repairman catches his eye. Meanwhile, Scully is drawn deeper and deeper into a psychotic nightmare, where she learns she can trust no one. When she finally loses it and fires on her own partner, Assistant Director Walter Skinner launches a manhunt, calling her armed and dangerous. Mulder consults the Lone Gunmen for help in solving the puzzle. Their analysis of a mysterious cable trap is interrupted by a phone call from Maryland police asking him to come down to the morgue and identify Scully's body. An evasive informant forces Mulder to choose between loyalty to his partner and the case he is working on. Mrs. Scully lies to Fox Mulder about her daughter's whereabouts. Finally, a shady doctor leads Mulder to a showdown where we learn that Mulder's erstwhile ally is playing an even deeper game than we imagined.