The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 13

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

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  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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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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During the opening scene (post credits), the camera pans past several gravestones. The name on one of the stones is Raymond Soames. Ray Soames is the name of one of the "Class of 1989" that the plot of the Season 1 Pilot revolves around. See more »

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(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 »

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Mulder: It's been said that fear of the unknown is an irrational response to the excesses of the imagination. But our fear of the everyday, of the lurking stranger and the sound of footfalls on the stairs, the fear of violent death and the primitive impulse to survive, are as frightening as any X-File, as real as the acceptance that it could happen to you.
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The Devil you Don't
30 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Creep Factor for this 'Sode is beyond all boundaries of disgust. Oh, "Friday the 13th - The Series" had some good disgust, but this is way beyond the boundaries of that series even.

The X-Files could be scary, Truly scary, at times and this is one time they succeeded - Almost Too Well. This episode is exactly on the level with two of season 1's creepo-eps: "Squeeze" and "Toombs." But where Toombs acted out of necessity, this guy here is the personification of what he is revealed to be.

Nick Chinlund ("Toombs" from "Chronicles of Riddick") is Donnie pFaster, who at first seems like a nice clean-cut young man. But he's not, we don't know what he is. His true form is shown, at first to the Mortician then later to Skully. Which leaves the viewer at first questioning what's happening.

But then we see what this guy does: We see it by it not being shown to us. Chris Carter in this ep experiments with pure suggestivity... (suggestiveness?) It is suggested what pFaster is, and our minds and imaginations fill in the blanks.

And my mind filled in quite a few blanks.

This is one of the early Skully-Centric eps, and the story is somehow related to her Faith. Also, pFaster seems to be attracted to Red-Haired Girls, and Skully is the perfect "Girly Girl" - He wants her, Bad.

If only to add to his late-night diner repast.

It is not shown if pFaster eats his victims, it is merely hinted at. Only in the later episode "Orison" does Mulder suggests this guy is doing a Hannibal.

The Devil you Don't Know is the one that's got to be looked out for. Could be anybody - Or AnyThing.


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