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A teenager becomes the prime suspect in his stepfather's odd murder. Mulder is not buying it since the man was literally swallowed by the ground. After another parent is killed, the suspicion falls on someone close to the kids.

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Lisa Baiocchi
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Phil Rich
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Patti Rich
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Joey Agostino
Kate Robbins ...
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Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a man who seems to have been buried alive. The main suspect is the man's stepson because the two of them had an argument the evening the man died. The autopsy reveals the dead man had over 12 pounds of dirt in his stomach and it's obvious that he was buried alive. What's not so obvious is how the stepson could have done it. When a second parent is killed, this time after an argument with his daughter, the FBI agents begin to believe there is something far more sinister going on, especially after a counselor tells them both of the children were being abused. Written by garykmcd

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11 January 1998 (USA)  »

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The two songs heard in the episode, "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" by Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper and "Deep" by Danzig, are both from the 1996 compilation called "Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by The X-Files." The album contained a mixture of songs that were either featured in the series, or shared thematic elements with it. The song "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1997, losing to Rage Against the Machine. The song "Deep" was specially made for the compilation album, since Glenn Danzig (the former lead member of the band Misfits) is a huge fan of The X-Files. Another notable song on the compilation album is "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave which plays on the radio in the car that unhinged Duane Barry is using in the season 2 episode "Ascension" to take abducted Scully to the Skyland Mountain. See more »

Goofs

The teacher writes the molecular formulas for sodium chloride and hydrogen chloride wrong. The correct formulas are NaCl and HCl; she writes NaCl2 and HCl2. See more »

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Fox Mulder: [seeing Mr. Matthew's half-buried skeleton entwined in roots] Talk about putting down roots.
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Features Murder Death Kill (1997) See more »

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Deep
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Written by Glenn Danzig
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Bobby listens to this in his truck
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