The X-Files

Season 9 Episode 8


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2002 on FOX



  • Quotes

    • 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.