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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Bill Dow, who plays the "dad" who was killed at the beginning of this episode and guested in a total of 8 episodes of the X-Files (mostly as Dr. Charles Burks), went on to play the recurring character "Dr. Bill Lee" on Stargate: SG1 and its spin-off Stargate: Atlantis. Tamsin Kelsey, who plays "Ellen," also guested in 2 episodes of Stargate: SG1 as "Gairwyn." This follows the pattern of quite a few actors who guested on X-Files. 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
Don't you have a life, Scully?
You keep that up and I'll hurt you like that beast woman.
[as she holds the door open for him
8 million years out of Africa...
...and look who's holding the door.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more