The X-Files: Season 3, Episode 6

2Shy (3 Nov. 1995)
"The X Files" 2Shy (original title)

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Shy, overweight women are being pursued online by a suitor who courts them with Italian poetry. The women are being found dead, their corpses stripped of flesh.

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Scully and Mulder go to Cleveland to assist the local police in the investigation of a bizarre death. They've found the remains of a woman in her car but the body is in an advanced state of deterioration, even though she's only been missing for a short while. By the time Scully gets to the autopsy, there is no flesh left on the skeleton. Mulder sees similarities in this death and a series of deaths in another State where all of the victims had responded to a lonely hearts personals in their local newspaper. They now think the killer has moved on to Internet chat rooms to lure his victims. Written by garykmcd

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The presentation of the character Virgil Incanto went through several permutations, initially conceived as a creepy Phantom-of-the-Opera-like recluse, and as a butcher who would be able to cut the fat from his victims, before the final fairly normal-looking version was decided upon. See more »

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The first victim's car is a Nissan Micra. They were not sold in the US but were available in Canada. It's unlikely that the victim would have owned one and pretty much supports the fact that filming was done in Canada. See more »

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27 May 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

2Shy is one of only two episodes written by Jeff Vlaming. This episode was written back in 1995 when the internet was still in its beginning stages. I like how he attempted to tackle the issue of people meeting romantically online. For its time, this episode was probably quite unique. Virgil Incanto is a nasty bad guy who preys on lonely overweight women to get what he needs. If they were to make an episode like this now , Virgil would probably be a pedophile trying to get an underage girl. As Scully was wearing shades a few episodes earlier in D.P.O., it's Mulder's turn to wear them. For some reason they can't wear them simultaneously. The skeleton in the autopsy room looked like it was in a pan of tomato sauce. That effect left something to be desired. You need your medical dictionary to understand this episode, as lots of "big" words are used. I like the scene where Virgil is in his apartment, he hears a knock, answers the door, and it's Scully. But the scene has actually jumped and Scully is really at a different apartment. Cool transition. During the climax, there's some funky synthesizer music playing. It seems a little out of place and odd. Check out 2Shy, it's a good episode that deals with the current issue of online predators.


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