The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 4

Roadrunners (26 Nov. 2000)
"The X Files" Roadrunners (original title)

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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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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryan Dilbeck ...
Disabled Man
David Barry Gray ...
Hank Gulatarski
Bible Study Leader
Agent Mayfield
Sheriff Ciolino
Gas Station Man
Mr. Milsap


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 »


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 »


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


Written by Richard Wolf and Jervae Johnson
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10 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

After two years of light-hearted X-Files, season eight comes up with a very gory Monster-of-the-Week episode that reminds viewers of season four's controversial Home. The storyline circles around a religious cult, who've trapped Scully in their isolated town and are preparing something nasty for her... and her unborn child. Not exactly an original idea, but another addition to the classic plot and Doggett doing anything he can to protect Scully really does make this episode worthwhile.

9/10 The X Files is on top form again, even if that does mean a new leading character, more gore and the overused Scully-in-great-danger plot, but in the end it works out okay.

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