The X-files

4X14 Leonard Betts

When Emergency Medical Technician Leonard Betts is decapitated in a road traffic accident involving his ambulance and a truck on the streets of Philadelphia, his headless corpse disappears from the Monongahela Medical Centre. Mulder and Scully are brought in to investigate the disappearance of his body. Scully believes that someone took the corpse to sell to an unscrupulous medical supplier. But security camera footage appears to show Leonard Betts' body with a distortion around the head walking out of the hospital. They find Leonard Betts' head in the hospital's bio-disposal unit and Scully performs an autopsy on it, during which the eyes suddenly open. After tissue samples from the head reveal it was riddled with cancer, so much so that Leonard Betts should have been dead long before he was decapitated. Mulder begins to theorise that Leonard Betts could be mankind's next evolutionary step, some how incorporating cancer in to his body structure giving him amazing regenerative capabilities. Scully marvels at Mulder's theory that Leonard Betts has simply grown a new head. However evidence emerges that Leonard Betts is indeed whole again and working at another hospital, further evidence seems to indicate that he is ingesting cancerous tissue, that his job gives him ready access to, in order to survive. As the agents close in on Leonard Betts, he has to find other sources of cancerous tissue, he targets Scully explaining that she has something he needs.

Noteworthy Quote

Leonard Betts to Scully: "I'm sorry....But you've got something I need."

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Writer: Frank Spotnitz
John Shiban
Vince Gilligan
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Jennifer Clement Michele Wilkes
Paul Mccrane Leonard Betts
Lucia Walters EMT
Marjorie Lovett Elaine Tanner
Ken Jones The Bearded Man
Sean Campbell The Local Cop
Greg Newmeyer The New Partner
Dave Hurtubise The Pathologist
Bill Dow Dr Charles Burks
Brad Loree The Security Guard
Peter Bryant The Uniformed Cop
Don Ackerman The Night Attendant
Laara Sadiq The Female EMT
J Douglas Stewart The Male EMT

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