The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 2

Home (11 Oct. 1996)
"The X Files" Home (original title)

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Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best.... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Edmund Peacock
Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier ...
George Peacock
The Peacock Mother
Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie ...
Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James ...
Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ...
Right Outfielder
Neil Denis ...
The Catcher
Cory Fry ...
The Pitcher


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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This episode is one of the few X-Files episodes to contain mass media songs in it. During the primal beating of the deputy sheriff and his wife, the radio inside the Peacock family vehicle prominently plays the song "Wonderful! Wonderful!" by Johnny Mathis. See more »


Scully: Meanwhile, I've quit the FBI and become a spokesperson for the Ab-Roller.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »


Wonderful! Wonderful!
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Not somewhere I'd like to call home
27 October 2006 | by (ireland) – See all my reviews

Home is a landmark episode in the history of the X-Files.Its about as hardcore as it gets for the series.It deals with incest,brutal murder and features close-ups of horribly disfigured individuals and a deformed dead human foetus.Indeed it seems as if the writers had put the regular extra-terrestrial themes to one side,and just concentrated on giving their audience a right good scare.That said this episode is a damn good watch and deserves its high rating.Its plot its linear and straightforward which is rare for the X-Files.M&S travel to the town of Home,Pennsylvania,where the body of a dead baby has been dug up exhibiting all kinds of deformities.Suspicion falls on a local family,the Peacocks,who through years of inbreeding and isolation from normal people,have been moving steadily back down the evolutionary ladder.They are deeply suspicious of strangers and violently resistant to any kind of change to their environment.When M&S search their house and are overheard talking about issuing arrest warrants for the Peacock brothers,it sets in motion a deadly chain of events ultimately leading to a battle for survival for our two heroes,after they forcefully storm the Peacock house with the help of a local police officer. So overall Home is a great episode to watch,especially around Halloween,but definitely not for the faint of heart.I give it 9/10.

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