Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Having returned and (apparently) recovered from his previous ordeals, Mulder (David Duchovny) wants to return to the X-Files -- only to find that Deputy Director Kersh (James Pickens Jr.) wants Mulder out of the FBI altogether. Thus it is that Mulder unofficially attempts to solve the case of census worker Howard Salt (Gary Bristow), who apparently committed suicide after rushing onto the lawn of the White House, raving about an impending alien takeover. Found in the dead man's hand was a CD-ROM containing a three-word message: "Fight the Future." Risking arrest if he joins Scully (Gillian Anderson) in pursuing this case, Mulder nonetheless follows up whatever leads he has handy -- including the recent escape of the imprisoned Absolom (Judson Scott), the sinister UFO cultist who may have been responsible for Mulder's lengthy disappearance. "Three Words" originally aired on April 8, 2001.