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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mulder's sunflower seeds are the fictional brand "Mr. Spitz." See more »

Goofs

While doing both autopsies, Scully is weighing organs and incorrectly calls the small intestine the large intestine. See more »

Quotes

Scully: [bewildered] But... he was dead!
Mulder: [bemused] I noticed that.
Scully: He had a stake through his heart!
Mulder: I noticed that, too.
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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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Don't Say I Never Did Nothing' Fer Ya
10 July 2008 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

A young boy is dead, a victim of an apparent overreaction on the behest of Mulder. His reason...the boy was a vampire. One of the best teasers finds Mulder staking the young man, violently, and then retrieving the fake fangs before disclaiming "oh, sh...." Now in deep trouble, Scully and Mulder must sort out their stories for Skinner. But can their separate idiosyncratic behaviors be cast aside to discover the truth. Not sure, but the voyage is hilarious.

The characters, set up by five years of behaviorisms and attributes, are hilariously lampooned in this episode, helping the viewer to catch a breath after some mythology-heavy episodes. Luke Wilson is present for a talented supporting cast but it's the show's leads that take the proverbial cake.

Mulder: "I was DRUGGED!"


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