Mulder and Scully investigate the strange disappearance of Lieutenant Colonel Robert
Budahas, a test pilot for the military who experienced a psychotic episode and was
supposedly hospitalized for treatment. Mulder suspects that Budahas may have met the
same fate as six other pilots who mysteriously vanished from Ellens Air Base while
participating in experimental aircraft test flights. Mulder hints to Scully that the
disappearance may be linked to the paranormal-classifying it as an "X-File" case.
Mulder is approached by a mysterious man--dubbed "Deep Throat"--who advises that the
investigation be dropped.
However, Mulder and Scully ignore the advice and interview Mrs. Budahas, who describes her
husband's unpredictable behavior, strange skin rash and aversion to discussing this work
on the military's top secret projects.
The agents theorize the pilots may have been associated with Project Aurora, a code
name given the Pentagon's secret testing of sub-orbital spy craft. Aided by tips from reporter
Paul Mossinger and UFO buff Ladonna, the agents stake out a fenced area near the base.
That night, Mulder and Scully watch in amazement as two brightly lit objects shoot through
the night sky maneuvering at incredibly speed.
The agents give chase when two teenagers, Emil and Zoe, are spotted climbing through a
hole from the opposite side of the fence. Soon the hunters become the hunted when a
helicopter from the base bears down on the group. The foursome escape, retreating to a
restaurant where Zoe and Emil recount tales of watching the light show.
Mulder tells a disbelieving Scully that the military may be flying planes built using
technology from a UFO.
Mrs. Budahas phones the agents at their hotel when her husband suddenly reappears.
The Lieutenant Colonel, however cannot remember any details having to do with his past and the
Mulder tells Scully he believes Budahas' memory has somehow been drained, and that
he--like the other missing pilots who tested the mysterious aircraft--are physiologically
incapable of dealing with the stress created during the flights.
The agents are approached by men who seize their evidence and order them to leave
town. Mulder instead returns to the base, and using Emil and Zoe as guides, climbs through the
hole in the fence. Alone on the base, Mulder is spotted by an apparent UFO and taken prisoner by base
security that suddenly arrives. He is then sedated and treated by mysterious figures acting
Scully is attacked by Mossinger, who she discovers has been working for the military all
along. Scully overpowers him, taking him hostage at gunpoint. She uses Mossinger to find
Mulder, and when she learns he is in custody of the military, trades Mossinger in return for
Mulder. When he is returned to her, he is unable to recall his encounter with the UFO or
what happened while he was on the base seemingly because of the treatment they gave him.
Back in Washington, Mulder is once again approached by Deep Throat while jogging.
Deep Throat warns Mulder that the agents have chosen a very dangerous path and their
lives are in danger now that they know the truth about the existence of extraterrestrial life.
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THE X-FILES "DEEP THROAT"
Original Air Date: 9/17/93
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
JERRY HARDIN as Deep Throat
CHARLES CIOFFI as Section Chief Scott Blevins
MICHAEL BRYAN FRENCH as Paul Mossinger
ANDREW JOHNSTON as Col. Robert Budahas
SETH GREEN as Emil
LALAINIA LINDEJERG as Zoe
VINCE METCALFE as Kissell
GABRIELLE ROSE as Mrs. Anita Budahas
MONICA PARKER as Ladonna
DOC HARRIS as Mr. McLennen
SHEILA MOORE as Verla McLennen
JOHN CUTHBERT as Commanding Officer
BRIAN FURLONG as Lead Officer
MICHAEL PUTTONEN as Motel Manager