When a dead body is found in the woods, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether it was an animal attack, a serial killer or just maybe a strange creature as described by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, Mulder is able to confront some of his own demons about feeling disillusioned with his life's work. Written by
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When Dr. Rumanovitch mentions to Mulder that "maybe monsters dwell here" and points to his abdomen he is referencing Humbug, another Darin Morgan episode. In Humbug the monster was Leonard, the conjoined twin brother of Lanny a former side-show performer. In the episode, Leonard removed himself from Lanny's abdomen trying to find another brother, thus killing his victims by eating a hole through their bodies. See more
In the opening scene in his office, Mulder tosses a pencil that sticks in the "I Want to Believe" poster. At that point, a total of six pencils may be seen sticking out of the poster, including the one he just threw, which is directly below the flying saucer. When Mulder gets up to remove all the pencils a moment later, there are seven total pencils: one above the right side of the saucer where there was none to be seen before (although there were a bunch of holes at that spot in the poster in the earlier shot), and none directly below the saucer where we just saw him toss and stick one. See more
It shot blood at me. From its eye, Scully- I think. It was hard for me to see, because I had blood in my eyes.
I haven't done a blood analysis yet, but it's probably residue from the prior attack on this victim. And animals don't shoot blood out of their eyeballs.
Oh, no? Well, tell that to the horned lizard. Which shoots blood out its eyeball, Scully, yes. It's a defense mechanism. Scientific fact!
Mulder, the Internet is not good for you.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more