The X-Files


Season 9, Ep 8, Aired 1/27/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Agent Reyes takes the lead while investigating an X-file case, surrounding a man found skinned alive after having visions of seeing other people appearing skinned alive. Reyes calls on Scully's expertise to help on the investigation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Patrick

    Special Agent John Doggett

  • Gillian Anderson

    Special Agent Dana Scully

  • Annabeth Gish

    Special Agent Monica Reyes

  • David Amann

  • Kim Manners

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Hellbound

    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 15, 2012

  • Skin Deep

    By Anon67683, Jun 29, 2007

  • Reyes has spooky feelings, the plot is not believable, even for X-Files.

    By NarfNa, Mar 29, 2009

  • The storyline is great as in every single episode.

    By Gilmoregirl999, Sep 03, 2008

  • A series of gruesome murders reveals more about Monica Reyes and her subtle psychic or empathic abilities.

    By qstevie, Feb 02, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Doggett: Can I see that light a second? (He pokes Terrance Pruit's cheek. The man moves) Holy god, he's still alive! Somebody get in here and get him down! We need a medic in here! (to Terrance Pruit) Can you hear me? Do you understand? Who did this to you? Do you know who did this to you?

    • Dr Mueller: In all my days, I never saw anything as inhuman as this. (He's looking through the case file and autopsy photos) Scully: Sir, I haven't located police records from the investigation. Was there ever a suspect who was charged or arrested in this case as far as you know? Dr Mueller: No suspects, no investigation for that matter. Scully: I don't understand. Dr Mueller: The victim was a John Doe — a nobody. Carl Hobart, the county sheriff, figured he was a drifter. Hobart said he didn't want to stir up the community. Scully: And no one called him on that? Dr Mueller: I tried... the sheriff had other things on his mind, I suppose. Scully: Why do you say that? Dr Mueller: Well, it wasn't long after that he put a bullet through his head. What are you thinking, doctor? This is some copycat murder 40-odd years later? Scully: If so, it's the most perfectly executed that I've ever seen. And why copy an obscure murder that nobody's ever even heard of? Dr Mueller: A string of murders. Scully: I'm sorry? Dr Mueller: I thought you knew. John Doe... was only the first.

    • Doggett: FBI! Stop right there! (Ed Kelso runs. Doggett chases him out of the house and through the backyard before tackling him) What part of 'stop right there' did you not understand?

    • Scully: Excuse me. Dr Mueller? Dr Bertram Mueller? Dr Mueller: Yes? Scully: My name is Dana Scully. I'm with the FBI. I want to ask you some questions about a John Doe you did an autopsy on in 1960. Dr Mueller: You honestly expect me to recall some case from way back when? I'm 84 years old. Scully: Sir, this particular victim was skinned alive.

    Notes (1)

    • A doctor in the episode is named Sackheim after a producer/director on The X Files.

    Trivia (1)

    • Why did the guy who gave Scully "everything she wanted to know about skinning people" think that a case from the 1960s should have been excluded? Especially considering there were 3 others exactly like it at the same time.

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