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
Did You Know?
is one of the two actors that played the character of Tooms, a liver eating mutant, in the episodes "Squeeze" and "Tooms". Hutchinson is actually a vegetarian, or was at the time. After filming "Tooms" he sent the liver of an animal to Chris Carter
as a thank you for the opportunity to play a character on "The X-Files". 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
[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.
Referenced in Gone Home