The X Files S01, Ep05 – The Jersey Devil

Show: The X Files
Season: 1
Episode: 5
Title: The Jersey Devil
Original Air Date: October 8, 1993


Guest Stars:
Claire Stansfield: The Jersey Devil
Wayne Tippit: Detective Thompson
Gregory Sierra: Dr. Diamond
Michael MacRae: Ranger Peter Brullet
Jill Teed: Glenna
Tamsin Kelsey: Ellen
Andrew Airlie: Rob
Bill Dow: Dad
Hrothgar Mathews: Jack
Jayme Knox: Mom
Scott Swanson: Officer #1
Sean O’Byrne: Officer #2
David Lewis: Young Officer


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Favorite Quotes:

* Mulder: Fact is we got a cannibalized body in New Jersey. Someone or something out there is hungry.

* Scully: I don’t think I’m cut out for this El.
Ellen: Dana, you went through the FBI Academy. What better training could there be for motherhood?

* Scully: Unlike you Mulder, I would like to have a life.

* Mulder: Maybe we’re just beasts with big brains.

* Mulder: Don’t you have a life, Scully?
Scully: Keep that up Mulder and I’ll hurt you like that beast woman.

* Mulder: Eight million years out of Africa.
Scully: And look who’s holding the door.


Synopsis: A family is driving on a dark road and they hit something. The tire goes flat. The husband is changing the tire and his flashlight rolls down the embankment. He goes down to find it and comes back up. He asks his wife to hold the light but suddenly he disappears. The forest is being searched by police and dogs. They find him dead, his leg has been eaten off. Someone else calls they have found something and run to the voice. There is a cave and something is in it. They open fire. At the FBI Dana walks into their office. She tells them about a body found in the New Jersey woods, parially eaten and that it could have been eaten by a human. Mulder shows her the X File on the “Jersey Devil.” He gives her the rundown. She brushes it off as a folk tale. They go to New Jersey. The coroner confirms the teeth marks on the body are human. Detective Thompson enters and they introduce themselves. He kicks them out. Mulder wants to stay in Jersey, she needs to get back for a birthday party. Mulder meets with the Park Ranger who found the body. He informs Mulder that the homeless are scared of the woods and stay away. He tells Mulder about a tall, naked man he saw abut four years ago, as well as some scat that looked human and a rabbit that had a human tooth in it. Mulder starts walking through the woods back to town. Dana makes the birthday party. One of the kids fathers arrives at the party. Mulder comes out of the woods back in town. It appears to be a down and out area with a homeless camp. He asks if they know the victim. One person comes forward. He offers to show Mulder something. It’s a crude drawing of a humanoid-like creature. He’s seen it. All the homeless are scared of it. Mulder gives the homeless man his room for the night and chooses to sleep where the homeless man does in hopes of seeing this creature himself. He’s awoken by a strange sound. There is something foraging in the garbage, but it smells him and takes off. He gives chase but is only able to see something that looks human-like and hairy. Mulder gets arrested. Det. Thompson comes in to where he is being held and reads him the riot act. He brings up the homeless eye witness accounts. Mulder accuses him of sweeping this creature under the carpet to protect the casinos and all their tourism and money. Back at the FBI Scully is informed Mulder is on the line for her. She has to go fetch him from the drunk tank in New Jersey. At a diner Mulder describes the “Jersey Devil” he saw to her. Scully take Mulder to the University of Maryland. A professor speaks about folk lore and myth. He tries to tell Mulder that what he believes is in the New Jersey woods is highly unlikely to exist. In his basement office Mulder is going through some photos. It appears to be possible Bigfoot evidence. Dana is on her date with the divorced dad. However, he bores her terribly. Mulder gets a call from the Park Ranger. He found a body missing the same tooth he found on the dead rabbit. He pages Scully on her date. She doesn’t mind. They both go to the coroner’s office to look at the body, but the coroner tells them she never received the body. Mulder and the Professor are disappointed. They all go back to the building where Mulder saw it to try find it again. A cop notices the park ranger vehicle and they go in the building too. The professor finds some evidence, it’s blood. Suddenly, there’s a swat-like team on and in the building. They see Det. Thompson below harassing the professor. Mulder and Scully keep searching higher up in the building. He hears a noise and sees something running through the window. He sees it again and goes in pursuit. Scully sees him and follows. He follows the creature back into the building, it gets the drop on him. He gets a real good look as she is poised over him read to kill him. Scully comes just in time to scare her off. According to Scully he just about ripped his lungs out. The Park Ranger tells Mulder that it’s been cornered in the building. But they can catch her she escapes on foot and heads back to the woods. There’s a full manhunt in the woods for her. The ranger hits her with the tranquilizer dart. As they head down there’s a gunshot. When they reach the scene they’ve killed her. Neither Mulder or the Park Ranger are happy. A week later they get the autopsy report. She had human remains in her stomach. The male bodies autopsy report is in as well. Her results show that she had given birth. The phone rings and it’s for Scully. It’s her previously boring date. Scully goes with Mulder to the Smithsonian. A family is back in the New Jersey woods and the kid thinks he saw something. As they walk away a little girl pops her head out of a cave.

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