The agents encounter a family of inbred, animal-like brothers living on a farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Adrian G. Griffiths ...
Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier ...
George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Judith Maxie ...
Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James ...
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Neil Denis ...
Cory Fry ...


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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11 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Speaking about parallelisms between Mulder and Scully in this episode and Home Again, Glenn Morgan declared that he feels both this episodes and Never Again as a trilogy about Scully and her more personal longings and her evolution. See more »


Scully and Mulder say that Edmund is both "brother and father" to the other two Peacock boys. Edmund is 42, according to the sheriff. That means that his mother/wife, Mrs. Peacock, must be at minimum in her early 50s, making any pregnancy extremely unlikely. It's possible that the Peacocks mutated genes allowed for pregnancy at such an advanced age, but this is ever explained, nor do Scully and Mulder even question it. See more »


Scully: What about your family?
Fox Mulder: Well, aside from the need for corrective lenses and a tendency to be abducted by extraterrestrials involved in an international governmental conspiracy, the Mulder family passes genetic muster.
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You Can't Go Home Again
27 July 2006 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

After the exciting, season-opening Herrenvolk, the MOTW episodes open with a bang with Home. Home is a dark, gritty, violent, disturbing episode that was banned from network TV reruns for a while because of its content. It's a very good episode that shows some excellent directing by Kim Manners. The set design of the Peacock's house couldn't have been better. You felt that someone was going to jump out and grab Mulder and Scully whenever they entered that creepy house. Although there is no paranormal aspect to this episode, the story and characters still grip your attention. The dark story is even interlaced with some light moments between Mulder and Scully to help alleviate the mood a little. Besides the excessive violence which turned me off a little, the only other complaint of this episode is right after Deputy Pastor gets killed by the Peacocks. Scully observes it through binoculars and then, Mulder starts soliloquizing about how the Peacocks have reverted back to animal instincts. His lines are quite out of place for that scene. Spoken later, it would have been all right. If you want a good scare, watch Home alone, at night, around Halloween time. It will deliver.

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