Tooms (a.k.a. Squeeze 2)
Glen Morgan and James Wong
Eugene Victor Tooms
), the genetic mutant
who, every 30 years kills five people for their livers, is in a sanitarium
and is now up for parole
. Tooms's psychiatrist
tells the hearing that Tooms has been rehabilitated
and is no danger to society
testifies as well but alarms the court with his idea that Tooms is over 100 years old. Tooms is released and stays with a foster family
meets with Skinner
who warns her to act by the book as the Cigarette-Smoking Man
Scully with help from the old detective finds the remains of Toom's victim from 60 years ago.
Mulder follows Tooms and stops a murder attempt as Tooms flees through a barred window
. Scully wants to help but Mulder is unsure fearing that the X-files
may be shut down and ruin Scully's career. Scully insists that she keep watch and Mulder go home to rest.
Toom's enters Mulder's appartment
while he is asleep
, takes Mulder's shoe
, and beats himself up
marking Mulder's shoe print on his face. Tooms tells the authorities
that Mulder beat him up and Mulder is forbidden
to come near Tooms.
Scully examines the skeleton
from 60 years ago and finds Toom's teeth marks
on the bones. Toom's psychiatrist stops to talk to Tooms and is killed and becomes Toom's final victim.
Mulder and Scully find the body and track Tooms to his home where he would begin his hibernation
. The rundown apartment has since been turned into a shopping mall
. Mulder finds the nest
underneath an escalator
. He confronts Tooms who is killed when the escalator is turned on.
Skinner reads Mulder and Scully's report and asks CSM
if he believed in it, and he responds, "Of course I do" -- the first time he has spoken in the series.
Skinner -- "Are you suggesting that Agent Mulder
obstructs you from proper procedure?"
Scully -- "No, sir. If anything, I'm suggesting that these cases be reviewed with... an open mind."
Skinner -- "Maybe your mind has become too open."
Mulder -- "You think they would have taken me more seriously if I wore the grey suit
Mulder -- "Look, Scully, if you're resistant
because you don't believe, I'll respect that. But if you're resistant because of some bureaucratic pressure
, they've not only reeled you in. They've already skinned
Scully (in the car)-- "Mulder, it’s getting a bit ripe in here, don’t you think?"
(Mulder reaches over into the glove compartment
, pulls out an air freshener
, and tears off the wrapper
. He holds it up.)
Mulder -- "Pine-scented
Scully -- "Ooh!"
Mulder -- "They’re out to put an end to the X-Files, Scully. I don’t know why, but any excuse will do. Now, I don’t really care about my record, but you’d be in trouble just for sitting in this car and I’d hate to see you to carry an official reprimand in your file because of me."
Scully -- "Fox
(Mulder laughs. Scully looks at him.)
Mulder -- "And I... I even made my parents call me Mulder. So... Mulder."
Scully -- "Mulder, I wouldn’t put myself on the line for anybody but you."
Mulder -- "If there’s an ice tea
in that bag, could be love."
Scully -- "Must be fate
, Mulder. Root beer
Skinner -- "Do you believe them?"
Cigarette-Smoking Man -- "Of course I do."
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