Meanwhile, Mulder enters the train and finds that the secret railcar is quarantined and protected by a security system.He searches for Zama, enlisting the train conductor for help.In Zama's compartment, they find hand-written journals in Japanese.
"731" is a two-part episode, continuing the plot from the previous episode, "Nisei".The production of "731" involved several stunts, including the explosion of a retired railway car.The episode's production was successful for two members of the crew—earning director of photography John Bartley an American Society of Cinematographers award nomination for his work, and securing Bowman the job of directing the series' subsequent film adaptation, The X-Files.In Quinnimont, West Virginia, a team of soldiers arrives at an abandoned leprosy research compound, rounding up most of the patients.One patient, Escalante, hides beneath a trapdoor during the arrival and follows the group to a secluded field nearby.
He watches as the soldiers shoot the other patients, including apparent alien-human hybrids, into a mass grave.
Fox Mulder loses his cell phone after jumping on top of the moving train, losing contact with Dana Scully.
When questioned by Scully, X tells her to analyze her implant, saying that it will give her answers about the train and her sister Melissa's murder.
Description: The X-Files focused on the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett and Monica Reyes and their investigations into the paranormal.
From genetic mutants and killer insects to a global conspiracy concerning the colonizatio...
It was directed by Rob Bowman, and written by Frank Spotnitz.