The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 2

The Host (23 Sep. 1994)
"The X Files" The Host (original title)

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With the X Files still shut down, Mulder is re-assigned from wiretap monitoring to a murder investigation. He finds himself in the sewers of New Jersey and assumes that Assistant Director ... See full summary »

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With the X Files still shut down, Mulder is re-assigned from wiretap monitoring to a murder investigation. He finds himself in the sewers of New Jersey and assumes that Assistant Director Skinner is again trying to get him out of the way. Scully offers to perform an autopsy on he dead man and finds a rather large fluke worm attached to the his liver. As the investigation continues, Mulder discovers a human-like creature in the sewer system and Sculley believes it is trying to reproduce by finding human hosts. Mulder is also receiving cryptic phone calls from someone stating that he has a friend in the FBI. Written by garykmcd

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Walter Skinner: The Justice Department has asked the suspect be transferred to an institution for a full psychiatric evaluation.
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Sewing
2 June 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This is efficient as b-horror, but ultimately a silly 'monster' episode. We get atomic mutation from the other side of the Wall, but somehow the thing ends up in the New Jersey sewers, body horror, some murky sewer atmosphere, but it just bogarts belief that they could, and did, get away with an episode such as this. It does feed the conspiracy angle, but so what?

The whole X-File point is that we don't just suspect, we know that something is out there we can't fathom, of course the series executed several half-baked attempts to muddle the waters with whether or not it is all a big hoax, but the fact remains; we know there's stuff out there that shouldn't be.

The question raised here, is what does it say of the show that this can be bogged down to a slimy, worm-like monster? It's a creative disaster as far as I'm concerned.


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