The X-Files (1993– )
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The remains of a murdered deformed infant lead the agents to a family of murderous, inbred, animal-like brothers living on a secluded farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tucker Smallwood ... Sheriff Andy Taylor
Chris Nelson Norris ... Edmund Peacock
Adrian G. Griffiths Adrian G. Griffiths ... Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier John Trottier ... George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Peacock
Sebastian Spence ... Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie Judith Maxie ... Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James Kenny James ... Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ... Right Fielder
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Catcher
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Batter
Douglas Smith ... Pitcher


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Tucker Smallwood - a longtime associate of Glen Morgan and James Wong due to his involvement in their short-lived series Space: Above and Beyond (1995) - admitted to being really shocked by the script when he first read it. See more »


Pennsylvania sheriff departments do not preform routine patrols or criminal investigation, they are "servants of the court." As a Commonwealth, most PA municipalities provide their own police force. If the municipality chooses not to have their own department, the Pennsylvania State Police are tasked with coverage. In addition, the PA State Police also serve as the "highway patrol" quoted by Scully towards the end. The Pennsylvania Highway Patrol was absorbed by the PA State Police in 1932. See more »


Scully: What about your family?
Fox Mulder: Well, aside from the need for corrective lenses and a tendency to be abducted by extraterrestrials involved in an international governmental conspiracy, the Mulder family passes genetic muster.
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References Babe (1995) See more »


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Its wonderful wonderful
16 November 2007 | by Sanpaco13See all my reviews

"Home" has to be the best contribution that Morgan and Wong gave us for this show. Every moment of this episode is disturbing and it is definitely no wonder that this got banned from television. I guess we can just thank our lucky stars that it got past the censors in the first place. And then if you get the DVD you can watch the stuff that got taken out. I think one of the creepiest scenes of any show that I have ever seen is the Peacocks going to the sheriffs house. I love how it is dead silent through out the entire town and how the lack of music accentuates this and also gives more emphasis to the Jimmy Mathis song playing in the car. I also love during this scene how Mulder is so determined to watch TV that he is willing to watch some nature show with a terrible picture rather than just go to sleep. Morgan and Wong seem to have a certain group of actors that they love working with and in this episode the special actor happens to be the Sheriff played by Tucker Smallwood and he does a great job as always. There are many other pluses for the episode. Easily 10/10.

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