The strange death of a circus sideshow attraction in Gibsonton, Florida leads Mulder and Scully on a bizarre whodunit adventure into the world of the performing arts. Was the killer the Fiji Mermaid, the Dog-Faced Boy, or any of the town's other inhabitants?
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Mr. Nutt's dog, Commodore, was the same dog Cecil threatened to skin alive for digging up the previous caretaker in season 1, episode 12: The X-Files: Fire
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After the first victim is killed, Mulder tells Scully the victim suffered from ichthyosis. He then proceeds to explain to her what it is, however, as a doctor and pathologist, she would know about this condition. She also fails to stop him and lets him finish his explanation as if she didn't know what it was. See more
That's why it's up to the self-made freaks like me and The Conundrum to remind people.
Remind people of what?
Nature abhors normality. It can't go for long without creating a mutant. Do you know why?
I don't know either. It's a mystery. Maybe some mysteries are never meant to be solved.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more