The X-files

6X06 Terms of Endearment

When a married woman, Laura Weinsider's ultrasound reveals abnormalities in her unborn child, she dreams that night of a demon stealing her baby, only to awake and find her baby is gone. The town's sheriff, who happens to be Laura's brother takes the case to agent Spender, now investigating the X-files, who ignores it and shreds the file. It is agent Mulder who salvages the file and travels to the small town of Hollins in Virginia to investigate what he sees as a classic case of demon baby harvesting. Scully asked by Mulder to take a look at Laura's medical records discovers mandrake, often used to self induce abortion, in Laura system. But Mulder's prime suspect is Laura's husband Wayne, whom he follows around town, uncovering Wayne's dual life. He is married to a second woman, Betsy who lives across town and is also pregnant. Mulder fears for her safety, but before Mulder and Scully can help her, Betsy too dreams of a demon coming to take her baby. On their way to Betsy's house Mulder and Scully are forced to stop by a car swerving in front of them. The car is driven by Betsy, who is bleeding and in distress, she tells them that Wayne took her baby. At Betsy's house, they find Wayne digging in the backyard, they assume he is burying Betsy's baby. But before he can explain the sheriff arrives and shoots Wayne. Mulder concludes Wayne was a demon who longed for a normal life, a family, but all his children turned out to be demons.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "I, uh... before I tell you, I'm going to ask you to keep an open mind."

Scully: "This isn't an X-File?"

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Writer: David Amann
Director: Rob Bowman

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

Guest Cast:
Bruce Campbell Wayne Weinsider
Lisa Jane Persky Laura Weinsider
Michael Milhoan Deputy Arky Stevens
Grace Phillips Betsy Monroe
Michael Rothhaar Dr Couvillion
Lenora May Ms Britton
Jimmy Staszkiel Mr Ginsberg

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