The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Bad Blood 

Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire.

Director:

Cliff Bole

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Luke Wilson ... Sheriff Hartwell
Patrick Renna ... Ronnie Strickland
Forbes Angus ... Funeral Director
Brent Butt ... Coroner

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Storyline

After Mulder drives a stake through the heart of a would be vampire, he and Scully review what happened before they meet Assistant Director Skinner. Their recollection of the case is significantly divergent. They had gone to Texas to investigate a death by exsanguination and Scully thinks that someone is playing at being a vampire. Her autopsy finds a high level of chlorohydrate in the dead man's system. There's soon a second victim and she finds that both victims had eaten pizza. As she recalls it, she saved an incapacitated Mulder and tried to capture the culprit. Mulder's recollection is somewhat different. It was he, not Scully who developed the key clues in the case including the fact that the victim's shoes were untied and then discovering a second victim in a runaway RV. Before they can speak to Skinner, they have to return to Texas when the vampire Mulder killed seems to have disappeared. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Inspired by an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) in which Dick and Laura give conflicting accounts of a fight that they had. See more »

Goofs

During the first autopsy that Scully performs, we see the victim's body with the chest already open. Scully later says that she'll "begin with the Y-incision", but this has clearly already been done. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hartwell: Yeah. Okay. Uh... what she said, that's what I'm thinking, and, uh... Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The funeral director is played by Forbes Angus but, the credits read Jerry Springer See more »

Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Creep!
24 February 2011 | by is238See all my reviews

By far, this has got to be the funniest X-files episode I've ever seen! It's laugh-out-loud funny! What I like about it are the two different viewpoints of the same events, Mulder's and Scully's. It's really like they're a married couple who see the same exact things in a totally different way. It's hilarious! Especially because there's so much truth to it. And Luke Wilson is just too stinkin' funny! This is a must see for any X-Files fan, or anybody wanting a good laugh!

Two favorite lines:

"Yall must be da guvment peepuhl!"

"Creep!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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