The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 2

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

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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 cast overview:
Tucker Smallwood ...
Chris Nelson Norris ...
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
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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With the many references to Mayberry and Andy Griffith, it is ironic that Sheriff Andy Taylor never carries a gun, and that Deputy Barney Pastor is so astute with weapons. In 'The Andy Griffith Show,' the reverse was true. See more »


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You Can't Go Home Again
27 July 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, 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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