Mulder pursues a humanoid, parasitic organism that uses sewage systems as its home.

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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 the 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 Scully 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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The "Flukeman" suit dissolved in water, forcing special effects artist Toby Lindala to reconstruct the suit each day. See more »

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After the tanker drives by agent Mulder (the morning at the park) there is a sequence that was clearly shot at night. See more »

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Fox Mulder: You know, sometimes, it just gets hard to smile through it when they ask you to bend down and grab your ankles. You know?
Dana Scully: It's not exactly as if you've ever tried to fit into the program.
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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 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 that 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.

So the question raised here, is what does it say about 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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