Synopsis | Mulder becomes obsessed with a case involving an incarcerated serial killer who claims he was possessed by a gargoyle.
Trivia | “Grotesque” ranks as the most-watched stand-alone episode of Season 3, with 18.3 million viewers (original US broadcast). Director Kim Manners identified it as his favorite third season episode.
Awards | “Grotesque” earned an Emmy Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Outstanding Cinematography in a Series.
Quotes | Mulder: “We work in the dark. We do what we can to battle the evil that would otherwise destroy us. But if a man’s character is his fate, this fight is not a choice but a calling. Yet sometimes the weight of this burden causes us to falter, breaching the fragile fortress of our mind, allowing the monsters without to turn within. We are left alone staring into the abyss, into the laughing face of madness.”