The X-files

9X12 Scary Monsters

When eight year old Tommy Conlon hears scratching from under his bed, he calls his father, who checks under the bed. Something moves across the floor but Conlon assures his son it is nothing and leaves. Tommy hears the noise and makes for the door but his father is holding it closed. In Quantico Scully is approached by agent Leyla Harrison about a case she thinks might be an X-file, Tommy told his grandmother that a monster killed his mother. But Scully dismissed the case as the cornerís report shows that the mother stabbed herself sixteen times. Leyla does not tell Doggett and Reyes this when she approaches them to investigate the case. When they arrive Conlon does not want them to speak with his son, but Tommy hearing voices comes outside. Leyla asks him about what he said to his grandmother about monsters, but he replies that there are no monsters. Leyla feels foolish and apologises to Conlon, however both Doggett and Reyes are suspicious. As they leave to get a search warrant, the car will not start and they are showered with blood from the air vents. In the house Tommy tells his father the monsters won't let them leave. Back in Washington Leylaís friend Gabe Rotter arrives at Scullyís apartment with a dead cat, dug up from the Conlonís previous house. Scullyís autopsy reveals the cat chewed itís own stomach as if trying to get something out. Leading her to believe there is more to the case than she first thought. Doggett and Reyes reached the same conclusion when they find Conlon holding his sonís bedroom door closed. Inside they find three creatures scurrying across the floor. Conlon tells them the creatures will not hurt Tommy but that they will kill everyone else.

Noteworthy Quote

Leyla Harrison: "Agent Mulder wasted no time closing that case. I just try to think like him. What would Agents Mulder and Scully do if they were in this situation?"

Doggett: "Agents Mulder and Scully aren't in this situation. Agents Doggett and Reyes are."

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Writer: Tom Schnauz
Director: Dwight Little

Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes

Guest Cast:
Jolie Jenkins Agent Leyla Harrison
Gavin Fink Tommy Conlon
Scott Paulin Jeffrey Conlon
Brian Poth Gabe Rotter
Steve Ryan Sheriff Jack Coogan
Robert Beckwith FBI Cadet

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