Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a man who seems to have been buried alive. The main suspect is the man's stepson as the two of them had a argument the evening the man dies. The autopsy reveals the dead man had over 12 lbs of dirt in his stomach and it's obvious that he was buried alive. What's not so obvious is how the stepson could have done it. When a second parent is killed, this time after an argument with his daughter, the FBI agents begin to believe there is something far more sinister going on especially after a school counselor tells them both of the children were being abused. Written by
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As of 2016 there are five actors/actresses in this episode who have also appeared in Supernatural - Chad Lindberg (5 episodes, 2006-2007), Katharine Isabelle, (2 episodes, 2007), Laurie Murdoch (2006), Sarah-Jane Redmond (2009, 2015) and Gardinar Millar (2007, 2014). They also share a filming location - Fort Langley, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada, which is used in the Supernatural episode 'Shut Up, Dr.Phil'. See more
(at around 40 mins) When Mulder begins to ask Scully how a "six foot four two hundred and fifty pound man could be buried alive in less than five minutes by a sixteen year old whose classmates lovingly refer to as dork-weed?" Even though the audio is "dork-week" it looks like Mulder's mouth is saying "d*ckweed". See more
[seeing Mr. Matthew's skeleton encompassed by foliage
Talk about putting down roots.
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