Episode Summary

Several Wisconsin teens are found wandering in the woods in their underwear with He is one scrawled on their backs. Mulder and Scully travel to investigate this aberrant behaviour, though the strangest thing in this meat-producing area is a cult of vegetarian walk-ins.

Episode Details


Guest Cast


Mulder: Gary Kane. Sixteen years old, high school junior, C student, first string Varsity Football, member of the local 4-H Club. Not one of Wisconsin's more remarkable kids, but still the apple of his mother's eye.

Scully: What's the significance of the name Red Museum?

Sheriff Mazeroski: Well, Odin and the rest of them are a bunch of vegetarians. They drove the ranch right into the ground. Turned 500 head of beef cattle into pets. Calls it a monument to barbarism.

Mulder: Probably went over big with the local ranchers.

Sheriff Mazeroski: Well you got to admit it takes some big ones to set down in the middle of cow country and start a church like his.

Mulder: They're walk-ins.

Scully: What are walk-ins?

Mulder: Believers in soul transference, enlightened spirits who have taken possession of other peoples bodies.

Scully: You know, Mulder, ribs like these I'd say the Church Of the Red Museum has his work cut out for it.

Scully: So, you started to tell me about walk-ins, but I'm not sure if I grasped the finer points.

Mulder: It's kind of a new aged religion based on an old idea, that if you lose hope or despair and want to leave this mortal coil you become open and vulnerable.

Scully: To inhabitation by a new spirit.

Mulder: A new enlightened spirit. According to the literature, Abe Lincoln was a walk-in. And Mikail Gorbachev and Charles Colson, Nixon's adviser.

Scully: But not Nixon?

Mulder: No. Not even they want to claim Nixon.

Scully: So are you still subscribing to the Sheriff's claims of possession?

Mulder: I don't know. In the absence of any plausible explanation, it's a novel theory.

Scully: Well I'll tell you something, I feel kind of weird saying this, but I got the creeps in that apartment today.

Mulder: Really?

Scully: Yeah, why? What's going on? [There is a disturbance in the street outside the restaurant]

Mulder: The sperm posse just rode into town.

[Mulder stops four of the local kids from picking on a young Red Museum convert]

Rick Mazeroski: Well, why don't you run along with the little wife? You're going to miss the tour bus.

Katie: She's got a gun.

Rick Mazeroski: Well what's she going to do? Shoot us? Go call my dad, Katie. I think he'd like to hear about this.

Mulder: Who's your dad?

Rick Mazeroski: He's the Sheriff.

Mulder: Yeah. I think he would like to hear about this.

Brad: Come on. Let's just get out of here, Rick.

Scully: It's kind of hard to tell the villains without a scorecard.

Scully: I just examined the girl.

Mulder: What did you find?

Scully: Not much until the toxicology report came back.

Mulder: You know, for a holy man, you've got quite a knack for pissing people off.

Scully: Why'd you sell it?

Old Man: Business changed. People changed too.

Mulder: In what way?

Old Man: Changed a whole lot of things.

Scully: How do you mean?

Old Man: Well, that fracas in town this afternoon, ten, even five years ago, never would have happened. People around here have changed, you know, they've gotten mean, spiteful, dog-eat-dog. We had seven rapes here last year, by high school boys. This business of the kids being found in the woods, well, I think that you're going to find it all comes from the same root source.

Mulder: The growth hormone?

Old Man: Yes sir.

Scully: But those hormones have been proven safe, they've been cleared by the FDA.

Old Man: Says who? The government?

[A case full of money has been found at the crash site of a light plane]

Mulder: Looks like the doctor may have been delivering more than babies.

Sheriff Mazeroski: That's why I brought you out here.

Mulder: Any clue as to what this is about?

Sheriff Mazeroski: I have no idea. Jerry Larson was a pillar in this community. He was the last of the country doctors.

Mulder: Well, wherever he was coming from, I'd say that was a hell of a house call.

Mulder: Scully, you're not going to believe this.

Scully: You found a connection between the out-of-town kids and the kids abducted here. Every one of them was delivered and treated through childhood by Dr Larson.

Scully: What is it, Mulder?

Mulder: Looks like somebody's private little movie studio.

Scully: That's Purity Control, Mulder.

Mulder: Do you know what you're saying, Scully?

Scully: The man who died in that plane crash has been inoculating these kids with antibodies derived from what may have been an extraterrestrial source.

Mulder: He's been injecting those kids with alien DNA.

Scully: I think I know who shot him, Mulder. That man that I recognised on the road today... is the same man that executed Deep Throat.

Mulder: Whoever's behind this, he's here covering their tracks. He's going to go after the kids.