The X-files

7X01 Hungry

When a man's body is discovered with the brain removed from the scull in Costa Mesa, California, Mulder and Scully are assigned to assist the local police in their investigation. The only clue being a button recovered from the body which leads them to the Lucky Boy Burgers restaurant. They check that all of the employees have their badges and discover one of the staff, Derwood Spinks' badge is missing, although he claims he left it at home. When it later transpires that Derwood has a criminal record, he becomes the prime suspect for the local police department and Agent Scully. Agent Mulder however has a different theory, that the victims brain was sucked out of his head by some kind of proboscis. Mulder's suspicions fall on another employee Rob Roberts who was working late the night the victim died. Derwood Spinks visits Rob at his home, annoyed at being fired from the Lucky Boy Burgers restaurant for lying about his criminal record. He confronts Rob with evidence that he is the murderer and attempts to blackmail him. But Derwood does not realise what Rob is and falls victim to his hunger. Rob is contacted by Dr Mindy Rinehart, hired by Lucky Boy Burgers to counsel the employee's following recent events. In session with her, Rob admits that he is battling an eating disorder and she sends him to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, not fully understanding what Mulder seems to know, that Rob is a really a monster with a compulsion to feed on human brains.

Noteworthy Quote

Dr Mindy Rinehart: "I don't believe in monsters. But I do believe in people and sometimes they do terrible things out of weakness or sickness or fear but I do truly believe that deep down inside even the worst of us wants to be good."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Chad E Donella Rob Roberts
Mark Pellegrino Derwood Spinks
Judith Hoag Dr Mindy Rinehart
Lois Foraker Sylvia Jassey
Bill Lee Brown Mr Rice
Chasen Hampton Hungry Guy
Kerry Zook Lucy
Steve Kiziak Steve
Kevin Porter Motivational Speaker
Susan Slome Woman at OA

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