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Bad Blood 

Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire.

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Luke Wilson ... Sheriff Hartwell
Patrick Renna ... Ronnie Strickland
Forbes Angus ... Funeral Director
Brent Butt ... Coroner
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Storyline

After Mulder drives a stake through the heart of a would be vampire, he and Scully review what happened before they meet Assistant Director Skinner. Their recollection of the case is significantly divergent. They had gone to Texas to investigate a death by exsanguination and Scully thinks that someone is playing at being a vampire. Her autopsy finds a high level of chlorohydrate in the dead man's system. There's soon a second victim and she finds that both victims had eaten pizza. As she recalls it, she saved an incapacitated Mulder and tried to capture the culprit. Mulder's recollection is somewhat different. It was he, not Scully who developed the key clues in the case including the fact that the victim's shoes were untied and then discovering a second victim in a runaway RV. Before they can speak to Skinner, they have to return to Texas when the vampire Mulder killed seems to have disappeared. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Guest star Luke Wilson had previously appeared in Home Fries (1998), another Vince Gilligan script. See more »

Goofs

At 25m 40s they talk about 247 matches being dropped in the film Rain Man. In that film, there were 246 cocktail sticks dropped. See more »

Quotes

Scully: First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does indeed decide to sue the FBI for, I think the figure is $446 million, then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants. And second of all... I don't even have a second of all, Mulder! $446 million! I'm in this as deep as you are, and I'm not even the one that overreacted! I didn't do the...
[makes jabbing motion with finger]
Scully: with the thing!
Mulder: I did not overreact, Ronnie Strickland was a vampire!
Scully: Where's your proof?
Mulder: You're my proof! You ...
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Crazy Credits

The funeral director is played by Forbes Angus but, the credits read Jerry Springer See more »

Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Exanguinated?
8 October 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

This was a fantastic episode. It really is one of the funniest X-Files out there. Mulder and Scully go to Texas to investigate a series of bizarre exanguinations by what Mulder believes to be a vampire. The script is brilliant, and one of the best ever written for the X-Files. Vince Gilligan is as good as Darin Morgan here. Scully's wise-cracking and sarcastic autopsy was truly something hilarious to behold. Luke Wilson was really good as the sheriff Scully falls for. This is definitely in the top ten episodes ever made. Mulder and Scully's different points of view where fun to watch. I laughed allot. Did the sheriff really have buckteeth or not? We will never know.


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