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First screened in Australia: 13 May, 1998
First screened in the USA: 22 February, 1998
Title: Bad Blood
Director: Cliff Bole
Writer: Vince Gilligan
- Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Skinner
- Patrick Renna as Ronnie Strickland
- Luke Wilson as Sheriff Hartwell
- Forbes Angus as the Funeral Director
- Brent Bunt as the Coroner
- Marion Killinger as the Detective.
Agents Mulder and Scully are at odds over how to explain their part in a bizarre death that occurred while investigating an X-File case in Texas.
My Rating: 10/10
Hilarious! Well, it seems all the "humourous" episodes are my favourites and this is no exception. With Darin Morgan off the scene maybe Vince Gilligan can be the next xf-comedic genius. The story told from Mulder and Scully's perspective is extremely well done and the humour is spot on. The autopsy scenes in particular, with Scully tossing around all those bloodied body parts, are great.
Mulder: "Prison, Scully. Your cell mate's nickname is going to be Large Marge. She's going to read a lot of Gertrude Stein."
Where Have I Seen That Face Before?
Scully: "It's not that Mexican goat sucker, either."
Skinner: "So, that's it? They simply disappeared without a trace. And that's exactly the way it happened from start to finish?
Scully: "Well, I can neither confirm nor deny agent Mulder's version of events which occurred outside my presence."
Mulder: "And I can neither confirm nor deny agent Scully's version of events, but, um..."
Scully: "Anyway... I was drugged."
Mulder: "That is ... essentially, exactly the way it happened."
(Fade to black)
Mulder voice over: "Except for the part about the buck teeth."
Luke Wilson (Sheriff Hartwell) has been quite busy since this episode was filmed. He's been seen in "Scream 2", "Home Fries" (written by Vince Gilligan), "Rushmore", "Blue Streak" and "Charlie's Angels".
Forbes Angus (Funeral Director) has also appeared in the episodes "Soft Light", "The Blessing Way", "Small Potatoes". He was also in an episode of "Millennium" and the Morgan/Wong movie "Final Destination".
Patrick Renna (Ronnie) has appeared in mainly TV movies and B movies, including "News From The Edge". His most well-known movie would be "Son-in-Law". He's also appeared in episodes of "Home Improvement" and "ER".
Marion Killinger (Detective) has appeared in the movie "I'm Not Rappaport" and an episode of "Law And Order".