The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 2

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

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

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Darin Morgan ...
Flukeman
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Workman #1
Freddy Andreiuci ...
Inspector Norman
Don MacKay ...
Charlie
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Agent Brisentine (as Marc Bauer)
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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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Lake Betty Park, where the "Flukeman" first enters the tanker truck, is an actual campground located in New Jersey. 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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[at a sewage treatment plant]
Fox Mulder: And all the sewage in the area winds up here?
Ray: Five hundred, sixty thousand people a day call my office on a porcelain telephone.
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Well, maybe that Flukeman thing. I could've lived without that just fine.
19 April 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

The Host helps the x-files get back into the gross, creepy groove. This episode is a solid beginning for the season two monster-of-the-week(MOTW) episodes. Mulder thinks that he's just being jerked around by Skinner, but apparently Skinner knows a bit more about this case than he's letting on to. The Host introduces us to the newest Mulder informant, X. We only hear his voice on the phone, making it very mysterious. X has a couple of good lines, "Success in your current assignment is imperative." and "Reinstatement of the X-Files must be undeniable." The grossness factor in this episode is high, especially the scene where the sanitation worker is brushing his teeth and then pukes up the worm. Disgusting! I like how the writers were still able to have Mulder and Scully work together even though they've been officially separated. This is a fun episode that has plenty of witty dialogue, creepiness and grossness to suit anyone.


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