The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 2

Squeeze (24 Sep. 1993)
"The X Files" Squeeze (original title)

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Mulder and Scully search for a humanoid killer whose savage murder spree reoccurs every 30 years.



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Episode cast overview:
Henry Beckman ...
Kevin McNulty ...
Terence Kelly ...
Colleen Winton ...
Lie Detector Technician
James Bell ...
Rob Morton ...
Paul Joyce ...
Thomas Werner


Scully and Mulder are called in when a businessman is found dead in his office. The doors and windows were locked from the inside and the only other possible opening is an extraordinarily small air vent, which no person could possibly go through. The dead man also had his liver torn out. There is also a strange elongated fingerprint on the vent which leads Mulder to find two sets of old cases the first dating to 30 years ago and the other 30 years before that. All of the victims had their livers torn out of their bodies. More importantly, the elongated fingerprint is an exact match, despite the long interval in between events. Mulder is convinced that the killer is the same man who comes out of hibernation every 30 years to feed his appetites. Written by garykmcd

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In episodes #1.2, "Squeeze" and 1.20, "Tooms", two actors played the character of Eugene Victor Tooms. One who appeared as the main character, the other, a contortionist who was responsible for squeezing into the tight areas that Tooms was able to do. See more »


Mulder wears glasses when he first starts scrolling through the microfiche to find out about Tooms; but later scenes don't show him wearing them. Since he doesn't wear them for driving, we are led to believe they are for reading, but he doesn't use them more than once. See more »


[first lines]
George Usher: [speaking on the phone] Hi honey, it's about 8.30 and, I'm gonna be here for a while, the presentation didn't go so well, call me, I love you, bye.
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This is my favorite episode of all the X-Files shows. Mulder and Scully investigate a series of killings where the room is sealed (windows and doors locked) from the inside and the victims liver is missing. As Mulder and Scully look into this more and more they find that this happens every thirty years. Five people are found dead with their liver missing.

Doug Hutchison (The Green Mile) plays Eugene Victor Tooms. He does a great job too, he makes you believe he couldn't hurt a fly, but then he scares you when he starts killing. The one thing that I can never shake from this episode is his eyes, watch those eyes.

This episode kept my interest in the rest of the show. I felt that the theme of no home is safe was really creepy. My opinion you should see this episode even if you don't like the rest of the series. It really is ahead of the curve in every way.

See you next time X-Files fans and watch the skies.

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