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.
Did You Know?
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
What about your family?
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.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more