The X-files

1X20 Tooms

Agent Scully reports to Assistant Director Skinner and the mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man, who tell her that the X-files cases must be investigated using proper FBI procedures. Scully tells them that the very nature of the X-files warrants the use of unorthodox means of investigation. Meanwhile a psychiatric board convenes a parole hearing for mutant killer Eugene Tooms, Mulder testifies at the hearing to tell them how dangerous Tooms is. But the board members question Mulder's credibility when he tells them Toom's murder spree spans 100 years, and released Tooms back in to the community. Mulder is sure that Tooms will attempt to get his fifth and final liver as soon as possible and then go in to a thirty year hibernation. He carries out his own unauthorised surveillance of Tooms. Meanwhile Scully joins retired detective Frank Briggs, who investigated the previous murders in 1933 and 1963 in an attempt to find evidence to prove Tooms is responsible. Mulder's foils Tooms' attempt to kill a man in his house. But Tooms uses his ability to manipulate his body to fake wounds and goes to the police. Mulder is charged with assaulting Tooms, but Scully vouches for his innocents and Mulder is released but told to stay away from Tooms. Scully's investigation has been more successful, she managed to match Tooms' dental records to a bite mark found on a 1933 victim's ribcage. But can they arrest Tooms before he gets his final liver and goes in to hibernation.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "They're out to put an end to the X-files, I don't know why but any excuse will do. Now I don't really care about my record, but you'd be in trouble just sitting in this car. And I'd hate to see you carry an official repremand in your career file because of me."

Scully: "Mulder, I wouldn't put myself on the line for anybody but you!"

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Writer: Glen Morgan
James Wong
Director: David Nutter

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Doug Hutchison Eugene Victor Tooms
Paul Ben Victor Dr Aaron Monte
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Timothy Webber Detective Talbot
Frank C Turner Dr Collins
Gillian Carfra Christine Ranford
Pat Bermel Frank Ranford
Jan D'arcy Judge Kann
Jerry Wasserman Dr Plith
Mikal Dughi Dr Karetzky
Glynis Davies Nelson
Steve Adams Myers
Andre Daniels Arlan Green
Catherine Lough Dr Richmond
Henry Beckman Detective Frank Briggs

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