After a man kills three people and his wife because he mistook them for a ruthless middle eastern dictator, Mulder and Scully discover a test involving mind control using television signals that make people's worst fears become real in any form.
original airdate--May 10,1996 rating--14.48 million
music--theme song "X-Files" by Mark Snow"
Goofs: Mulder states that he is color blind; if this were true he would be medically ineligible to be a Special Agent in the FBI.
Trivia:The name John Gillnitz shows up at least six times in the series, usually as a throwaway character. It's an in-joke, an amalgamation of the name of three people who worked on the show:'JOHN Shiban', 'Vince GILLigan' and 'Frank SpotNITZ'. The name appears in the following episodes: Episode #3.23, "Wetwired", victim in hammock (uncredited) Episode 4.12, "Leonard Betts", bearded man/murder victim ('Ken Jones' ) Episode 5.6, "Christmas Carol", DNA technician (uncredited) Episode #6.5, "Dreamland: Part 2", mentioned in passing, does not appear on screen Episode 7.14, "Theef", reporter ('Mark Thompson' ) Episode #9.15, "Jump the Shark", man with bioweapon (Marcus Giamatti)