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Doggett and Scully investigate two shady brothers who run a rat extermination business, one of whom may be a killer with X-Ray vision.


Terrence O'Hara


Chris Carter (created by), Greg Walker

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Episode complete credited cast:
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Michael Bowen ... Dwight Cooper
Kellie Waymire ... Tammi Peyton
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Randall Cooper
Joe Sabatino ... Captain Triguero
Tom Jourden ... Carlton Chase
Ty Upshaw Ty Upshaw ... Officer #1
James Franco ... Officer #2
Noel Gugliemi ... Gangbanger #1
Greg Boniface Greg Boniface ... Gangbanger #2


Doggett and Scully investigate two shady brothers who run a rat extermination business, one of whom may be a killer with X-Ray vision.

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7 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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In reality, Michael Bowen and Robert Patrick are biker buddies. See more »


X-rays pass through most objects, including tissue, but are blocked by bone, which is why they are used to examine the skeleton. This property also means that x-ray vision would not be able to perceive a person's outer features, their clothes, and their surroundings as if you were looking at them normally. You would only see their skeleton and the shapes of any other objects that block the x-rays. Also, x-ray vision would require the eyes to actually emit x-rays as well, as there's not enough x-rays normally present to produce a viable image. See more »


John Doggett: So which kind of shooting was this? Lucky, coincidental or some third alternative?
Dana Scully: Well, it's precision marksmanship, that's for sure. These holes line up perfectly with the three victims behind there, which tells me that the shooter was standing right here behind this wall.
John Doggett: Consequently he wouldn't be able to see what the hell he was aiming at.
Dana Scully: Unless he could see. The light our eyes can register is only one small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Other wavelengths from infrared to ...
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Written by Mark Snow
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19 August 2007 | by bobjohnson994See all my reviews

Wooohoo! First commenter!! First I want to thank Muldernscully for all their great reviews. I was ready to hate Robert Patrick, but he is too damn good and too believable. Some of the best actors (Robert Patrick in this case) have an "affected" persona - they are not playing it real, they are caricatures, like DeNiro - nobody really talks like that, the "affected" voice is more interesting than a normal, pragmatic sounding voice. I see he is from Georgia, but he uses the New Yorker accent and style. Scully does an affected voice also, mostly with her vocal pacing. Its gotten much better since season 1.

Anyways, if you have made it this far in the series, you will make it to the bitter end, so lets just say the episode is nothing special, the femme fatale is cute, and the antagonist is intense and menacing. If the acting had been less good, I would have given it a 6.

I also enjoy Scully verrrrrrry cautiously taking on the Mulder role, suggesting the fantastic, although you can see she is loathe to do it. So apparently Doggett is the new Scully. It will be interesting to see if that dynamic changes over the rest of the season, sometimes Doggett takes the leap that Scully will not. If so I will write about it here on IMDb.

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