The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 12

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

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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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During the first autopsy that Scully performs, we see the victim's body with the chest already open. Scully later says that she'll "begin with the Y-incision", but this has clearly already been done. 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?
Mulder: You're my proof! You ...
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16 November 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

I truly love this episode and it is one of my top ten. The best part about it is the different points of view that we get to see from Scully's side and then from Mulder's side. This is so interesting and entertaining because we get to see how each's frustration with their partner comes out. I also love the way that certain jokes and details were noticed by one but not the other. Obviously they pay attention to different things. This is the first vampire episode that I ever saw though I know that "3" was before this by a few years. As a comedy episode this really is a gem and there are just way too many good parts to even name a few favorites. Suffice it to say that Vince Gilligan deserves all 10 points from me.


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