The X-files

8X11 The Gift

Agent Doggett travels to Squamash, Pennsylvania following up a previous investigation by Agent Mulder, looking for a possible connection to his disappearance. A woman named Marie had told her sister that she was going to disappear for a while. Mulder was investigating a link to a local legend of a creature roaming the woods that would eat people. The local sheriff dismisses Doggett enquiries about Mulder's investigation of what turned out to be a false report. Doggett questions Marie, who has kidney disease and her husband, who tell Doggett that nothing happened. But he notices three bullet holes that have been plastered over in the wall. Back in Washington, Doggett finds a gun with three bullets missing hidden in Mulder's apartment. When evidence of blood on the gun is discovered, he confers with Assistant Director Skinner. Doggett wonders if Mulder disappeared because he shot someone. He feels unable to confide in Scully, as she signed off the case file and could be implicated. Doggett returns with AD Skinner to Squamash to investigate further, however the sheriff tries to mislead their investigation. And when they try to interview Marie about Mulder's investigation, she is unavailable. Her husband is less than helpful, leading Doggett to believe the local townsfolk are hiding something. AD Skinner discovers a symbol draw in blood in the house and enlists the help of the Lone Gunman, they recognise the symbol as a native American medicine wheel, used to summon a soul eater to heal the sick. Doggett wonders if Mulder was trying to find a cure for his own illness.

Notewothy Quote

Assistant Director Skinner: "Oh, come on, John, this isn't about Mulder, it's about you! Your career. You give the FBI a narrative for Mulder's disappearance, you're off the X-Files and back on the fast-track to the directorship."

Doggett: "I'm just trying to find the truth."

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Writer: Frank Spotnitz
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Dean Haglund Langly
Bruce Harwood Byers
Tom Braidwood Frohike
Natalie Radford Marie Hangemuhl
Justin Williams Paul Hangemuhl
Michael McGrady Sheriff Kurt Frey
Jordan Marder Creature
Caroline Lagerfelt Rustic Woman

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