Mulder and Alex Krycek are assigned to a hostage negotiation. They are briefed by Agent
Lucy Kazdin, who explains that a mental patient named Duane Barry has taken his
psychologist, Dr. Hakkie, and three other people hostage at a travel agency. Barry demands
safe passage for himself and Hakkie to an alien abduction site, but he cannot
remember where the site is. Mulder phones Barry and tries calming him. It soon becomes
apparent that Barry is well acquainted with hostage crises. Kazdin explains that Barry is a
former FBI agent.
A strange light envelopes the scene. Barry becomes unglued and fires his gun, wounding
some of the hostages. Kazdin explains that a power generator blew, but Mulder suspects
otherwise. Mulder and Agent Janus volunteer to aid the wounded. They are equipped with flak jackets and a wire. As Janus tends to an injured man, Mulder speaks with Barry in
person for the first time. He strays from the FBI script and talks about UFOs candidly. Barry
is taken aback; it's the first time someone has given credence to his past experiences. He
allows Mulder to trade himself for one of the hostages. As Mulder walks Barry through his
UFO encounters, the FBI agents listen in, convinced that Barry is being driven over the
When Scully is updated of the situation, she urges the FBI to get Mulder out immediately.
She explains that in 1982, Barry was shot in the line of duty. The injury effectively destroyed
the moral center of his brain, leaving him a pathological liar who suffers from severe
delusions. Scully speaks to Mulder via the hidden two-way receiver wired to his body. She
urges him to get the hostages away from Barry. Barry concedes to Mulder's request and
releases the remaining hostages. Soon after, an FBI marksman shoots Barry.
Barry is rushed to a hospital. Kazdin tells Mulder that x-rays revealed strange pieces of
metal inside Barry's nasal cavity, lending credence to the man's claim that he was
kidnapped and tortured by aliens. Scully discovers that the metal is encoded with strange
Barry escapes from his hospital room. Without warning, he bursts into Scully's apartment
and attacks her.
TO BE CONTINUED
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THE X-FILES "DUANE BARRY"
Original Air Date: 10/14/94
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
STEVE RAILSBACK as Duane Barry
C.C.H. POUNDER as Agent Kazdin
NICHOLAS LEA as Alex Krycek
FRANK C. TURNER as Dr. Hakkie
WILLIAM B. DAVIS as the Cigarette-Smoking Man
STEPHEN E. MILLER as the Tactical Commander
FRED HENDERSON as Agent Rich
BARBARA POLLARD as Gwen
SARAH STRANGE as Kimberly
ROBERT LEWIS as the Officer
MICHAEL DOBSON as Marksman #2
TOSCA BAGGOO as the Clerk
TIM DIXON as Bob
PRINCE MARYLAND as Agent Janus
JOHN SAMPSON as Marksman #1