Álvaro, a queer artist from Puerto Rico, is obsessing over an early episode of The X-Files. As Álvaro remembers it, Mulder quickly gets to know the teen and teams up with him in a stormy, dreamlike escape from an alien abduction. But though Álvaro has obsessively considered every aspect of what he remembers of the episode, his recollection has been slowly challenged by what he believes is a second, revised version with which mysterious conspirators are trying to replace the original broadcast. A few years after Álvaro has recounted the uncanny details of this childhood X-Files memory, his dear friend, a lesbian Nuyorican artist, visits his family in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, seeking their permission to publish his writings. As the barely welcome visitor gets a sense of Álvaro's family life, his conspiratorial interpretation of the episode in question begins to reveal its place in reality.