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31 Days of Halloween, Day 7: “Our Town” – Season 2

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearance of a man in a small town populated by cannibals.
Trivia | “Our Town” is Frank Spotnitz’s first solo non-mythology writing effort – despite being more involved with the overarching story alongside Chris Carter, Spotnitz would occasionally come up with spooky stand-alone entries like this one as a solo writer, including “Detour”, “Via Negativa” and “Dæmonicus”. Some characters in this episode are named after real-life cannibals.
Quotes | Mulder: “Scully, I think the good people of Dudley have been eating more than just chicken.” Scully: “You think these people were eaten!?”

Our Town

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31 Days of Halloween, Day 6: “Humbug” – Season 2

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully search for a killer in a Florida town inhabited by sideshow performers.
Trivia | “Humbug” is the first straightforward comedy in the series. Initially, FOX was reluctant about the episode – they thought it would damage the image of the show. The departure from the series’ usual style made part of the crew, including director Kim Manners, nervous. Conversely, Chris Carter, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson were open-minded about it and looked at it as a nice change of pace.
Quotes | [Mulder falls on a bed of nails] Scully: “Mulder, are you okay?” Mulder: “It’s more comfortable than a futon.”

Humbug

31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: “Die Hand die Verletzt” – Season 2

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully investigate a murder in a small town populated by Devil worshipers.
Trivia | The episode title “Die Hand die Verletzt” means “the hand that wounds” in German; it is taken from the satanic prayer spoken in the cold open by the members of the Parent-Teacher Association, and it also refers to how the demon (disguised as Mrs. Paddock) harms its victims. This is the first episode directed by Kim Manners – the series’ most prolific director with 52 episodes under his belt.
Quotes | Mulder: “But you are responsible. You knew the possibilities contained in your beliefs, no matter how watered down. Did you really think you could call up the Devil and ask him to behave?”

Die Hand Die Verletzt

31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: “Irresistible” – Season 2

Synopsis | Scully and Mulder hunt down a fetishist who collects pieces of the dead.
Trivia | The episode’s original title is “Fascination”. Chris Carter originally wrote Donnie Pfaster as a necrophiliac, but the idea was rejected by FOX as “unacceptable for broadcast standards” forcing Carter to tone down the script by changing Pfaster to a death fetishist.
Quotes | Mulder: “I just don’t want you to think you have to hide anything from me. I’ve seen agents with twenty years field experience fall apart on cases like this, I have.” Scully: “I’m fine. I can handle it.”

Irresistible

31 Days of Halloween, Day 3: “The Host” – Season 2

Synopsis | Mulder pursues a humanoid, parisitic organism that uses sewage systems as its home.
Trivia | The monster, Flukeman, is portrayed by Darin Morgan, who has gone on to be one of the most popular writers on the show – he has written some of the most acclaimed quirky episodes of the series, such as “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” and “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”.
Quotes | Scully: “Is this seat taken?” Mulder: “No, but I should warn you I may reek a bit of the sewer.” Scully: “I’ll take my chances.”

The Host

Picture of the Day: Scully and Mulder – “Duane Barry” (Season 2)

Picture of the Day: Scully and Mulder – “Red Museum” (Season 2)

Picture of the Day: Mulder – “3” (Season 2)

Picture of the Day: Scully and Mulder – “Aubrey” (Season 2)

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