The X-Files

Season 9 Episode 8


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 27, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

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