This Monday's episode of The X-Files, which was written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, has leaked online.
No, this was not the work of hackers. Actually, Fox can blame Hulu for this blunder. The popular video-steaming site uploaded the upcoming episode, "Babylon," on Friday night, and it didn't take long for alert fans to pounce on it.
The X-Files News twitter account tweeted out the discovery, including a direct link to the Hulu stream, which helped spread the news like wildfire across fansites of the paranormal television series.
"But the excitement was short-lived: By 12:30 a.m. EST Saturday, the episode was no longer available on Hulu," ibtimes reports. "It’s unclear how many fans actually streamed the 45-minute episode before it became unavailable."
When an art gallery that's showing potentially offensive artwork is bombed, Mulder and Scully seek some way to communicate with the comatose bomber in order to prevent a future attack. Meanwhile, a pair of younger FBI agents on the case (guest stars Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose) push Mulder and Scully to examine their own beliefs as Scully seeks answers from neuroscience and Mulder from mysticism.
"Babylon" episode of The X-Files will air Monday, Feb. 15 8PM ET/PT on FOX.