The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 12

Bad Blood (22 Feb. 1998)
"The X Files" Bad Blood (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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After Mulder drives a stake through the heart of a would be vampire, he and Scully review what happened before they meet Assistant Director Skinner. Their recollection of the case is ... See full summary »

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After Mulder drives a stake through the heart of a would be vampire, he and Scully review what happened before they meet Assistant Director Skinner. Their recollection of the case is significantly divergent. They had gone to Texas to investigate a death by exsanguination and Scully thinks that someone is playing at being a vampire. Her autopsy finds a high level of chlorohydrate in the dead man's system. There's soon a second victim and she finds that both victims had eaten pizza. As she recalls it, she saved an incapacitated Mulder and tried to capture the culprit. Mulder's recollection is somewhat different. It was he, not Scully who developed the key clues in the case including the fact that the victim's shoes were untied and then discovering a second victim in a runaway RV. Before they can speak to Skinner, they have to return to Texas when the vampire Mulder killed seems to have disappeared. Written by garykmcd

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First appearance of Arlene Warren as Skinner's assistant. See more »

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While doing an autopsy, Scully is weighing organs and incorrectly calls the small intestine the large intestine. See more »

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Scully: First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does indeed decide to sue the FBI for, I think the figure is $446 million, then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants. And second of all... I don't even have a second of all, Mulder! $446 million! I'm in this as deep as you are, and I'm not even the one that overreacted! I didn't do the...
[makes jabbing motion with finger]
Scully: with the thing!
Mulder: I did not overreact, Ronnie Strickland was a vampire!
Scully: Where's your proof?
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My #1 Episode
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"Bad Blood" is my absolute favourite stand-alone X-File episode. Watching the story being played out by first Scully's view and then Mulder's was original and funny. This episode pokes fun at the way each agent sees the case--always differing from the others point of view. It really displays the difference of views and opinions in Mulder and Scully's partnership.

Bad Blood is packed full of laughs and great one-liners, and the character of Lucius Hartwell (played by an amazing Luke Wilson!) is hilarious. I love Mulder's interaction with him. The storyline isn't bad either, but, really, what's not to love about the guv'meant peepuhl, vampires and big buck teeth? 10/10


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