FBI Agent Tom Colton describes to Scully a series of murders he
believes were committed by a serial killer. The victims were all
murdered inside locked or secured rooms. Each had their liver ripped
out of their body.
Despite Colton's discomfort, Mulder is brought onto the case. Mulder
finds strange humanoid fingerprints at the high-security office
building where businessman George Usher was murdered. Mulder links
the prints to similar killings that occurred in the United States
every thirty years, going back to at least 1903. In each occurrence,
five victims had their livers torn out.
Instead of combining forces, Scully and Mulder decide to take different
avenues of investigating the case: Scully the traditional; Mulder
the unorthodox. At the scene of the Usher murder, Mulder assures
Scully that the suspect would not return, having already beaten
the security system. He thinks the killer would seek a new challenge.
But as they talk, Mulder discovers someone crawling inside an air
duct. The suspect, an Animal Control officer named Eugene Tooms,
is taken into custody. Tooms passes a polygraph test, but not those
questions posed by Mulder regarding his age.
Mulder suspects Tooms is the killer. Using a computer, he manipulates
the image of Tooms' fingerprints, elongating them. They are compared
to the prints from 1933. The prints match. Scully is intrigued and
re-teams with Mulder on the case.
Tooms attacks and kills another victim guarded by high-tech security
equipment. Tooms disappears; Scully and Mulder find that his apartment
was never lived in. Scully tracks down Frank Briggs, the sheriff
who investigated the five murders that occurred in 1933. Briggs
describes how he tracked the murders until the present day, but
was never able to prove his belief that Tooms was the killer.
The agents locate an abandoned building that Tooms once listed as
his address. Inside they discover a small room containing "trophies"
taken from each crime scene throughout the century. Mulder speculates
that Tooms may be a genetic mutation that hibernates for decades
and eats human livers to provide sustenance. As they leave the scene,
Tooms procures Scully's necklace.
Scully arranges a stake-out of the abandoned building, but Colton
calls it off without informing Mulder. Mulder arrives at the building,
and finding no undercover agents, ventures inside. He finds Scully's
necklace placed with the other trophies.
Mulder races to Scully's apartment and finds her grappling with
Tooms. Mulder draws his weapon and, with Scully's help, manages
to handcuff Tooms. He is taken to jail, where he begins assembling
a new "nest."
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THE X-FILES "SQUEEZE"
Original Air Date: 09/24/93
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
DOUG HUTCHISON as Eugene Victor Tooms
DONAL LOGUE as Agent Tom Colton
HENRY BECKMAN as Detective Frank Briggs
KEVIN MCNULTY as Fuller
TERENCE KELLY as George Usher
COLLEEN WINTON as Lie Detector Technician
HENRY WATSON as Johnson
GARY HETHERINGTON as Higgins
ROB MORTON as Kennedy
PAUL JOYCE as Mr. Werner
GLEN MORGAN & JAMES WONG