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.
Did You Know?
Katherine Isabelle (Lisa) is the daughter of the show's producer Graeme Murray. She later became a minor horror icon thanks primarily to the "Ginger Snaps" series of horror movies about werewolves. See more
Rain can be heard when Fox and Scully are standing outside the car after visiting the cemetery but there is no rain falling on the car or the actors. There was most likely a tarp over the actors but the audio was not corrected. See more
[seeing Mr. Matthew's half-buried skeleton entwined in roots
Talk about putting down roots.
Features Murder Death Kill
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more