The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 13

Irresistible (13 Jan. 1995)
"The X Files" Irresistible (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Scully and Mulder hunt down a fetishist who collects pieces of the dead.



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Agent Bocks
Robert Thurston ...
Jackson Toews
Ellen Brumfield
Tim Progosh ...
Mr. Fiebling
Denalda Williams ...
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Young Woman (as Maggie O'Hara)
Kathleen Duborg ...
Mark Saunders ...
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Coed (as Ciara Hunter)


Mulder and Scully are in Minneapolis on the trail of a serial killer who likes to collect trophies from his victims. The killer is Donald Addie Pfaster, who goes by Donnie. He likes young women, especially blonds and he keeps a lock of their hair or their finger nails as trophies. He's also taken to digging up graves to add to his collection. Scully is having a very hard time dealing with the facts of the case and isn't functioning very well. She has a lot more on her plate however when Donnie sees her and decides to make her his next victim. Written by garykmcd

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An FBI field agent watches a football game on TV and focuses on a play by Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter. The creator of the X-Files is also named Chris Carter. See more »


(At 0:41:20) Scully pushed Pfaster into the tub full of water. He is dripping with water when he gets up, but he is completely dry when he begins chasing Scully around the house. See more »


Mulder: You okay, Scully?
Scully: Yeah. I've read about cases of desecrating the dead before but this is the first time I've seen it.
Mulder: Nothing can prepare you for it; it's almost unimaginable.
Scully: Why do they do it?
Mulder: Well, some people collect salt & pepper shakers, fetishists collect dead things - fingernails and hair. No one quite knows why, though I've never really understood salt & pepper shakers myself.
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the x: files, 2.13: Irresistible , norman bates once again.
18 May 2012 | by (mumbai,India) – See all my reviews

19 may, 2012. 17 years since the x files S2.13/ Irresistible, was aired. people keep watching x files on rentals. such is the magic. 'irresistible' was one of the creepiest from Chris carter's arsenal.the character of 'death fetishist' Donald Pfaster is Norman Bates of Minnesota. he steals the show. he is cold, fearless and daring. a killer who likes to asks 'what shampoo you use' before it gets rid of the victims. the story plays on brilliant 'light n shadow' imagery and against the isolation of the Great White North. the character was so creepy, it was brought back again in season 7:"Orison". one of the best 5 episodes for me!

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