“What I am saying, Mulder, is that there is no such thing as alien abduction. It is just a smoke screen, happily created by our government to cover up the biggest lie of all.”
— Dana Scully
In the second part of a two-episode series, Mulder pursues a dangerous adventure on a train that may be carrying an alien-human hybrid, while Scully digs deeper into the truth behind her abduction.
Radhika: The drama of “Nisei” continues in “731” as Mulder finds himself ensnared in a dangerous journey, while Scully digs deeper into understanding the “truth” and possibly finding information that may unravel everything Mulder has believed to be real.
When we last saw Mulder, he was jumping onto a moving train to look for an alien-human hybrid, conveniently losing his cell phone and a link to Scully in the process. He manages to enter the train on the hunt for Japanese scientist Dr. Shiro Zama. He does find some journals, written in Japanese, and meanwhile, another sinister character (who claims to be from the NSA) strangles Zama elsewhere on the train.
Scully, encouraged by X to look further into her implant to better understand what’s happening on the train — and also find out more about her sister’s murder — winds up enlisting more help from Agent Pendrell, who tells her the implant contains advanced technology that can help someone know a person’s thoughts. This leads her to a West Virginia compound, where she meets a group of deformed patients who have escaped “death squads.” (We encounter some of these mass murders in the episode teaser.) Continue reading