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.
Did You Know?
According to an AMA on Reddit in October 2014, Gillian Anderson says this is her favorite X-Files episode. See more
During the autopsy of the first patient, when the camera shows a close-up on the patient's neck where the bite marks are, you can see the actor's pulse right above them. See more
Ronnie Strickland's body's disppeared from the morgue, apparently in conjunction with this, the coroner's been attacked. His throat was bitten.
The coroner's dead?
No, his... throat was bitten. It was sort of... gnawed... on.
References Rain Man
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more