While the Cigarette Smoking Man listens in on a conversation Scully and Mulder are having with Frohike, he recalls his own past and how he got to be where he is today. As a young army officer, working alongside Mulder's father, he was recruited by a general and an intelligence operative. His past was effectively erased and from that point working only in the shadow world. He was implicated in the assassination of presidents and civil rights leaders. He was also a frustrated mystery writer but his bizarre tales of assassinations and alien conspiracies are seen as too outlandish by the publishers he approached.
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The Cigarette Smoking Man
What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.
References The Manchurian Candidate
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more