The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Mulder and Scully search for a humanoid killer whose savage murder spree reoccurs every 30 years.


Harry Longstreet


Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan | 1 more credit »





Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Doug Hutchison ... Eugene Victor Tooms
Donal Logue ... Agent Tom Colton
Henry Beckman ... Detective Frank Briggs
Kevin McNulty ... Agent Fuller
Terence Kelly ... George Usher
Colleen Winton ... Examiner
James Bell James Bell ... Det. Johnson
Gary Hetherington ... Kennedy
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... Kramer
Paul Joyce Paul Joyce ... Mr. Thomas Werner


Scully and Mulder are called in when a businessman is found dead in his office. The doors and windows were locked from the inside and the only other possible opening is an extraordinarily small air vent, which no person could possibly go through. The dead man also had his liver torn out. There is also a strange elongated fingerprint on the vent which leads Mulder to find two sets of old cases the first dating to 30 years ago and the other 30 years before that. All of the victims had their livers torn out of their bodies. More importantly, the elongated fingerprint is an exact match, despite the long interval in between events. Mulder is convinced that the killer is the same man who comes out of hibernation every 30 years to feed his appetites. Written by garykmcd

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24 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This episode was a deliberate attempt by producer Chris Carter to prove that the show could be about more than just aliens. See more »


When Scully is having lunch with her friend just after the intro, we see at one shot from behind her she is holding a knife, then when the shot changes she is no longer holding it. See more »


[first lines]
George Usher: [speaking on the phone] Hi honey, it's about 8.30 and, I'm gonna be here for a while, the presentation didn't go so well, call me, I love you, bye.
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Referenced in Blood Bath (2015) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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The third episode of "The X-Files" already has us in the case-of-the- episode mode, with a friend of Scully asking for her help as they can't find any information about a serial killer that collects livers. The story is more than a little bit silly (in that they don't explain many things and overplay the suspect-is-really-creepy card) but the dynamics between Fox and Scully more than make up for this. The atmosphere is also creepy enough and helps in making the episode a nail-biting one. "The X-Files" is doing a really good job in those two departments (the acting and dialogue between characters and the atmosphere, but the 'mysteries' are, for now, a little bit lame).

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