Doggett is a little dismayed when Scully investigates a murder in a barely inhabited town in Utah without him. When Scully's car breaks down and she finds the town people aren't as sweet as they seem she struggles to find a way out of the demented town.

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Agent Scully is investigating a murder in a backwards town somewhere in Utah without the help of agent Doggett. This mistake would prove near fatal for Scully because the people in the town implant a deadly parasite into her back. It turns out that this parasite has been controlling everyone in the town and forcing them to do its bidding. Written by Ben Diamond

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The parasitic creature was designed to look like a banana slug. See more »

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The medical center at the end of the episode where Scully was taken is supposed to be in Provo Utah, but when you see the outside of the building it has a Kansas flag flying. See more »

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Dana Scully: Him? That thing in my spine is a *him*?
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References Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) See more »

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My Favorite
1 October 2015 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite episode of the series. It represents the best of what the X-Files brought to TV: reasonably graphic science fiction activity. The X-Files can be separated into a few different categories: Aliens, Supernatural Monsters, Products of Bizarre Mutation Monsters (including parasites, insects, and plants), Ghosts, and God. My favorite being the Bizarre Mutations. This episode, I feel, is the cover girl for that category. Although I did miss Mulder's presence in the 8th and 9th season, I think that his absence really allowed Scully (who in my opinion was far less developed than he was) to flourish. This episode is dark, it's twisted, but most of all, it's BAD ASS! A more modern and personal play on "The Host"(S2E2), I would describe it as "Deliverance meets Prometheus Ft. Gillian Anderson." Truly the best the X-Files had to offer. #ScullyForTheWin


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