The X-files

5X04 Detour

Agents Mulder and Scully join fellow FBI agents Kinsley and Stonecypher as they travel to Florida to take part in an FBI creative team seminar, which Mulder thinks is a complete waste of time. However the car is stopped en-route by a State Troopers road block, Mulder seizes the chance to use his detective skills more productively and gets out of the car. He becomes even more interested after the local Search and Rescue Leader, Michele Fazekas explains that three men have disappeared without a trace in the local woods and strange tracks have been discovered that can not be identified as man or animal. Mulder arranges from Scully and himself to book in to a motel for the night, a move which is soon rewarded when Louis Asekoff, the son of one of the missing men, claims that a creature with red eyes chased him from his home. Scully puts it down to an overactive imagination and the horror film he was watching however Mulder finds tracks at Louis' house and links the current case to an old X-file from the 1950's when a town in West Virginia was terrorised by primitive looking men with red eyes who the locals dubbed 'moth men'. Mulder theorises that these attacks on humans could be in response to local developments encroaching on the woods. Mulder and Scully join Michele Fazekas and Jeff Glaser in the search for the strange creature in hope of catching it before it hurts anyone else. But soon it is difficult to tell who is the hunter and who is the hunted.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "Those woods are as old as anything in the south. And there's 800 square miles of them. There's no telling what's alive out there."

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Writer: Frank Spotnitz
Director: Brett Dowler

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

Guest Cast:
Tom Scholte Michael Sloan
Simon Longmore Marty Fox
Alf Humphreys Father
Tyler Thompson Louis Asekoff
Scott Burkholder Special Agent Kinsley
J C Wendel Special Agent Stonecypher
Merrilyn Gann Mrs. Asekoff
Colleen Flynn Michele Fazekas
Anthony Rapp Jeff Glaser

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