Mulder and Scully are on a stakeout of a female serial-killer of prostitutes. Mulder gets called away from the stakeout by Skinner to investigate the disappearance of federal judge's ... See full summary »

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Mulder and Scully are on a stakeout of a female serial-killer of prostitutes. Mulder gets called away from the stakeout by Skinner to investigate the disappearance of federal judge's daughter. The strange appearance of a raven shortly before she went missing leads Mulder to believe this case may have paranormal significance. Written by Muldernscully

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Michelle Joyner played Ellen Adderly. Ellen's baby, Katy Adderly, was played by Ms. Joyner's real-life twin boys. See more »

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After Howard says "Small towns talk," a boom mic (or something similar) dips into view above Mulder's head. See more »

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Scully: Mulder when you find me dead, my dessicated corpse propped up staring lifelessly through the telescope at drunken frat boys peeing and vomiting into the gutter, just know that my last thoughts were of you... and how I'd like to kill you.
Mulder: I'm sorry. Who is this?
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Written by Mark Snow
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Predation and Passion in Peyton Place
26 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Squeaky-clean stay-at-home moms aren't the only ones in danger when feelings of repression and revenge prompt a ravening wraith to go on a rampage. While Scully tracks a shifter of a different shape in the seamy part of town, Mulder gets the real Rob Petrie treatment in suburbia. Mulder finds that the monster isn't the only one who can't look into a mirror as Scully supplies the key clue to the killer's identity.

This isn't a bad thriller though it's a tad predictable with a stereotypical theme. It's not really much more than a darker reworking of the season 6 episode "Arcadia" - which is a pity since the lighter tone of the previous episode suited the subject matter perfectly, IMHO! I wonder if that slotted closet door is the same one Scully was hiding behind in the earlier episode... Anyway, the red herrings in THIS episode are better distributed, making the plot crisper (IMHO). If only the theme had been more imaginative this would have been one of the greats! Hell hath no fury... yeah yeah yeah...


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