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Tooms 

Eugene Tooms, a supernatural killer whom Mulder helped incarcerate, is released on parole.

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David Nutter

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Doug Hutchison ... Eugene Victor Tooms
Paul Ben-Victor ... Dr. Aaron Monte (as Paul Ben Victor)
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Henry Beckman ... Detective Frank Briggs
Timothy Webber ... Detective Talbot
Jan D'Arcy ... Judge Kann
Jerry Wasserman ... Doctor Plith
Frank C. Turner ... Doctor Collins
Gillian Carfra Gillian Carfra ... Christine Ranford
Pat Bermel ... Frank Ranford
Mikal Dughi Mikal Dughi ... Dr. Pamela Karetzky
Glynis Davies ... Defense Counsel Nelson
Steve Adams ... Prosecution Counsel Myers
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Mulder seems to be the only person concerned at the prospect that Eugene Tooms is about to be released from the psychiatric institution he's been in for several months. His pleadings fall on deaf ears as Tooms has never been convicted of a crime and the review board find Mulder's claims preposterous. Mulder is convinced Tooms will strike again and begins to follow him while Scully contacts the retired police detective, Frank Briggs, who had helped them in their earlier investigation. An old corpse from a long ago killing helps them out. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

The bile-like substance coating Tooms and his nest was actually yellow piping gel, which stuck to the cast members' skin and pulled out hair upon removal. See more »

Goofs

Tooms is released after a year yet his apartment has been demolished and a new building has been constructed in its place. It is unlikely such an intricate structure could be created and opened in one year. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Aaron Monte: [First Lines] Eugene,
[He knocks on Tooms'door]
Dr. Aaron Monte: Eugene it's Dr. Monte.
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Connections

Features The Fly (1958) See more »

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The X-Files
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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Sequel!
1 June 2006 | by TheScottmanSee all my reviews

I knew "Squeeze" was too good to end like that. This is not as good as "Squeeze", but most sequels arn't. This is not a bad episode at all, though. Anyway this episode is the triumphant return of Eugene Victor Tooms played by Doug Hutchison (The Green Mile) they also add Paul Ben-Victor (A Civil Action) that plays Dr. Aaron Monte who tries to help Eugene, because he truly believes he is sorry for what he has done.

Mulder can't let this one go, because he knows Tooms will kill again. He is always where Tooms is. It kinda make you feel as annoyed as Eugene must be. You get to see a lot more of what makes him tick and it's a very enjoyable episode. In my opinion Tooms deserved more episodes, but maybe it would get boring. I'll settle for two. It's a great episode, but just don't expect the same as "Squeeze".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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