The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 3

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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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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As far in the two first episodes the story was related with the aliens or the conspiracy, this is the first episode about the typical Monster of the Week that would be the other classic kind of episode in The X Files. Besides, it has one of the most legendary Monster of the Week that would be remembered along the entire series. See more »

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When Tooms is in the cell right at the end, we see when his food is being brought over to him on the tray that there is a drink and a bun, when the shot changes to the other side of the door the drink and bun have swapped sides. When the shot changes back to the other side of the door, the tray is now the other way around and then when the shot goes back to the other side the whole tray has now disappeared. See more »

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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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