I actually didn't like this episode very much....but it's interesting anyway.
Jerald Glazebrook, a man suffering from ichthyosis, so that he looks like a reptile
man, swims with his kids in his pool
. He is suddenly attacked by an invisible creature, filling the water with blood
and Scully investigate
by going to Glazebrook's funeral
where they see Dr. Blockhead emerging from the casket
and pounding a nail
in his chest
. Mulder says that this attack is similar to 48 other attacks during the last 28 years
They find the town filled with sideshow performers
. At their motel they meet Mr. Nutt, the midget propiertor
and Lanny, a man with a congenital twin
growing out of his side. That night, a sideshow performer is attacked by the same creature.
Mulder encounters the Conundrum
, a heavily tatooed
man who eats anything, and sees him eating a live fish. Later, they see the the attacker must have gotten in through a small window
to kill a man. They discover that the sheriff was once Jim Jim the Dog-faced Boy but they find nothing to suspect him. Meanwhile, Mr. Nutt is killed when attacked and draged out the doggie door
. They find one of Blockhead's pins in his palm.
However, they find that Lanny has been attacked and that it's actually his twin, Leonard, who's been inadvertently commiting the murders, somehow disjoining
himself from Lanny's body.
Mulder and Scully chase after Leonard, who is a wierd ugly liitle skeleton
(really disgusting) who runs into the fun house. The creature
runs into the Conundrum who is found unhurt, but rubbing his stomach contentedly. Lanny passes away and Leonard can't be found.
Nutt -- "Well, then why should I take offense
? Just because it's human nature
to make instantaneous
judgments of others based solely upon their physical
appearances? Why, I've done the same thing to you, for example. I've taken in your all-American
features, your dour demeanor
, your unimaginative necktie design...and concluded that you work for the government
. An F.B.I.
agent. But do you see the tragedy here? I have mistakenly reduced you to a stereotype
. A caricature
. Instead of regarding you as a specific, unique individual."
Mulder -- "But I am an F.B.I. agent."
Mulder -- "I could be mistaken. Maybe it was another bald-headed, jigsaw-puzzle
guy I saw."
Mulder -- "Does Agent Scully
know that you're under her crawlspace?"
Nutt -- "I was merely repairing the plumbing
on this unit. I know what you're thinking, my friend, but you are grossly mistaken. Just because I am not of so-called "average
" height does not mean I must receive my thrills vicariously. Not all woman are attracted to overly tall, lanky
men such as yourself. You'd be surprised how many women find my size intriguingly alluring."
Mulder -- "And you'd be surprised how many men do as well."
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