Donnie Pfaster loses his job at a funeral home after his boss discovered him cutting hair
from the corpse of a pretty girl. Not long after Donnie's dismissal, Special FBI Agent Moe
Bocks receives a call regarding the mutilation of buried corpses at a graveyard in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Suspecting the incident might be related to UFOs, Bocks notifies
Mulder and Scully, hoping their expertise might help shed some light on the bizarre incident.
Mulder, however, recognizes signs of an escalating death fetishist. Despite her years of work performing autopsies, Scully is nonetheless severly disturbed by
the manner in which the bodies are mutilated. Hair has been snipped away in clumps, and
fingernails have been torn out with pliers. Scully is plagued by nightmares featuring a
demon. In the dreams, she becomes one of the killer's victims.
When more mutilated bodies turn up, Mulder fears the fetishist's compulsion might
lead to murder. His suspicions prove correct: Donnie employs the services of a prostitute,
then murders and mutilates her. After examining how the body was defiled, Mulder suspects
the killer has a deep hatred toward women.
Donnie makes an effort to blend into the community. He takes a job as a delivery
man, and while working his route he wins the confidence of Ellen Brumfield and her family.
He enrolls in a mythology class at a junior college, but his attention is drawn to a pretty
coed who sits at the front of the class. One night in the school's parking lot Donnie pins the
girl to her car. She strikes back by kneeing him in the groin, and Donnie is arrested. That
same night, however, a different suspect with a history of assault is also arrested. Mulder
and Scully interview the man at the jail but determine he is not a suspect. In a nearby cell, Donnie takes note of Scully's name.
Bothered by her reaction to the case, Scully flies back to Washington and seeks the
services of Karen Kosseff, a member of the FBI's Employee Assistance Program. Scully
admits her recent abduction and the elements of the case combined to affect her judgement. Meanwhile, forensics lifts a fingerprint off the
prostitute's corpse. Mulder and Bocks trace the print to Donnie, leading them to his
apartment. They search the dwelling and discover a human finger inside a freezer.
Donnie begins stalking Scully after she flies back to Minneapolis. He forces her rental
car off the road and kidnaps her. Police locate the car. Mulder and Bocks search for clues
but come up empty-handed. Mulder realizes that Donnie's psychological profile sketches the
mind of a deviant who, like notorious murders before him, is the embodiment of evil.
Scully breaks free from her bonds and attempts to elude her captor. Donnie gives
chase, gun in hand. The two grapple for the weapon, and as Scully looks at Donnie's face,
she sees the visage of a demon, the same horrible creature from her dream. Mulder and
Bocks storm Donnie's hideout. Donnie drops his weapon and is taken into custody.
................... CREDITS .....................
THE X-FILES "IRRESISTIBLE"
Original Air Date: 01/13/95
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
NICK CHINLUND as Donnie Pfaster
ROBERT THURSTON as Jackson Toews
BRUCE WEITZ as Agent Moe Bocks
DENALDA WILLIAMS as Marilyn
CHRISTINE WILLES as Karen Kossoff
DEANNA MILLIGAN as Satin
GLYNIS DAVIES as Ellen
TIM PROGOSH as Mr. Fiebling
DWIGHT MCFEE as the Suspect
MAGGIE O'HARA as the Young Woman
KATHLEEN DUBORG as the Prostitute
MARK SAUNDERS as Agent Busch
CIARA HUNTER as the Coed