The X-files

8X05 Roadrunners

Hank Gulatarski waits at an abandoned bus stop in Juah County, Utah. When the bus finally arrives he boards it, a disabled man on the bus watches Hank intently. The bus stops suddenly in the middle of nowhere and everyone exits, a little bewildered Hank gets off the bus to see the other passengers stoning the disabled man to death. Scully calls Doggett from the crime scene in the desert where the disabled man's body was discovered. Scully asks him to comb the X-files for cases that mention mucus. Doggett is a little annoyed at being left out of the case by Scully, but complies with her request. Scully pulls in to a dishevelled filling station, only to be informed by the attendant they are out of gas, but when Scully mentions she is a doctor he gives her some from a reserve can. However a little further up the road Scully's car splutter to a halt. She returns to the gas station on foot, the attendant directs her to the guest house to use the phone. Mr Milsap, the owner tells her it is out of order but that she is welcome to rent a room. Scully is suspicious of him and the other towns folk after witnessing them performing some sort of religious service but reluctantly she takes up his offer of a room for the night. In the morning Milsap asks her for her medical opinion on one of the other guests, Hank. He suffers fits and is bleeding from a wound on his back, he can not remember who he is or how he got there. Leading Scully to believe that the towns folk are part of a cult responsible for the recent deaths in the area.

Notewothy Quote

Doggett: "Grand Jury convenes today. All 47 cult members are sticking together. They're not offering up much defense other than that they're being persecuted for their religious beliefs."

Scully: "They believe they worshipped Christ. That that thing was the Second Coming."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Rod Hardy

Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett

Guest Cast:
David Barry Gray Hank Gulatarski
Rusty Schwimmer Female Bus Driver
William O'Leary Gas Station Man
Lawrence Pressman Mr. Milsap
Conor O'Farrell Sheriff Ciolino
Todd Jeffries Lead Agent Mayfield
Bryan Dilbeck Disabled Man

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