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Mulder and Scully are on a stakeout of a female serial-killer of prostitutes. Mulder gets called away from the stakeout by Skinner to investigate the disappearance of federal judge's ... See full summary »

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), David Amann
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Michelle Joyner ... Ellen Adderly
Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Jenny Uphouse
F. William Parker ... Dr. Blankenship
John Mese ... Sheriff Phil Adderly
Wendy Schaal ... Martha Crittendon
Charles Hoyes ... Howard Crittendon
Ashley Edner ... Michelle Crittendon
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Mulder and Scully are on a stakeout of a female serial-killer of prostitutes. Mulder gets called away from the stakeout by Skinner to investigate the disappearance of federal judge's daughter. The strange appearance of a raven shortly before she went missing leads Mulder to believe this case may have paranormal significance. Written by Muldernscully

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The perfect locations were found in Van Nuys, California. It turned out the residents were very resistant to yet another film crew being parked on their lawns that they rejected the production's requests to film there. As it was close to Valentine's Day, some elaborate candy gifts from the crew convinced them to change their minds. See more »

Goofs

After Howard says "Small towns talk," a boom mic (or something similar) dips into view above Mulder's head. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Adderly: Do you have a... a significant other?
Mulder: Um, not in the widely understood definition of that term.
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Predation and Passion in Peyton Place
26 October 2006 | by andyetrisSee all my reviews

Squeaky-clean stay-at-home moms aren't the only ones in danger when feelings of repression and revenge prompt a ravening wraith to go on a rampage. While Scully tracks a shifter of a different shape in the seamy part of town, Mulder gets the real Rob Petrie treatment in suburbia. Mulder finds that the monster isn't the only one who can't look into a mirror as Scully supplies the key clue to the killer's identity.

This isn't a bad thriller though it's a tad predictable with a stereotypical theme. It's not really much more than a darker reworking of the season 6 episode "Arcadia" - which is a pity since the lighter tone of the previous episode suited the subject matter perfectly, IMHO! I wonder if that slotted closet door is the same one Scully was hiding behind in the earlier episode... Anyway, the red herrings in THIS episode are better distributed, making the plot crisper (IMHO). If only the theme had been more imaginative this would have been one of the greats! Hell hath no fury... yeah yeah yeah...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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