The X-Files (1993– )
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Squeeze 

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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Doug Hutchison 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 »

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Detective Frank Briggs tells Mulder and Skully that he had been waiting 25 years for someone to question him about the case. If the killer strikes every 30 years, why would the detective have been waiting for only 25 years? See more »

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[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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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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The X-Files
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Written by Mark Snow
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Legendary Episode
18 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

The first x-files episode to feature a monster as opposed to any extra terrestrial entities.An ordinary human being with the ability to change form and contort his body to adapt to many different physical situations.The killer also removes his victims livers to sustain his survival.This transpires to occur every 30 years.

A hugely memorable performance is delivered by the talented Doug Hutchinson who plays the manic Eugene Tooms to the best of his ability.His generic appearance really draws you in then you feel a chill in your spine as goes into killing mode.He clearly has a certain look in his eyes.

A truly defining moment for the x-files even though it was so early in its life


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