When a homeless man is found in the woods just outside Atlantic City with his arm and shoulder chewed off, Mulder thinks it may be the work of the fabled Jersey Devil. Mulder has an X file from a killing in 1947 where a man who stopped to fix a flat tire was snatched and dragged into the woods in front of his wife and children. The agents are in Atlantic City informally but they get little or no support from the local police. It's clear that they know there is beast out there but are worried about the impact it might have on tourism if it became widely known. Mulder and Scully investigate on their own with the help of a park ranger and a paleontologist. Written by
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This is the first episode to make reference to Mulder's obsession with pornography. ("Anti-gravity is right".) See more
When Mulder and Scully first walk across the office to acquire a car, the cameraman walks into the edge of a desk and the camera noticeably jolts to the left. A second later the offending desk is in shot. See more
8 million years out of Africa I don't think we're all that different.
Mulder, we put men into space. We built computers that work faster than the human mind.
While we overpopulate the world and create new technologies to kill each other with? Maybe we're just beasts with big brains.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more