The X-Files: 5 Episodes That Could Be Made Into Movies
3. The Pine Bluff Variant
Season 5, Episode 18
With very real-world relevance, this story is one of terrorism and biological warfare, working undercover and against the clock. Scully suspects Mulder to be a traitor to the FBI as he lets a terrorist suspect slip away from a significant force of agents at a sting operation, especially as he dodges her questions and refuses to discuss it. Mulder is in fact working under cover to infiltrate a terrorist group, who have access to a revolutionary biological agent that can dissolve human tissue in large groups and with intent to spread the pathogen. After a test in a movie theatre on unsuspecting members of the public, their plans go ahead as they move to release the toxic agent, committing a fake bank robbery. Accused of being a mole in the operation due to his intimate relationship with partner Scully, Mulders life is at stake, only for it to turn out theres another undercover operative at work, and the hands of the US Government. In a paranoid world where terrorism is high on the agenda for security worldwide, this tale of biological weapons threatening people completely unprepared for attack, undercover operations, testing of long-standing trust and someone bigger pulling the strings could easily be turned into a hard hitting thriller to munch our popcorn tojust not the stuff they had in this particular movie theatre.