Saturday, May 30, 2009

Season 1, Episode 14: Gender Bender


Young people between Boston and Washington, D.C. are dying of coronary attacks after sex, with the latest security footage showing a woman entering the dead person's hotel room and a man exiting. Mulder and Scully's investigation of a possible killer takes them to Massachusetts and an Amish-like religious sect in Massachusetts known as The Kindred. After their first attempt to get some answers from the sect is unsuccessful, the agents sneak back onto their property. One of the men at the village, Brother Andrew, gives Scully some information, while Mulder observes a strange ritual involving the body of another brother, which seems to bring him back to life.

Scully is seduced by Brother Andrew, but rescued by Mulder. They find another man who survived a night club encounter. They attempt to apprehend the Gender-Bender with the information they've gathered, but are unable to capture the culprit. Or any of the sect, which disappears mysteriously and leaves only a crop circle behind.

Strangely enough, the man who survives the night club seduction is played by Nicholas Lea...the same person who would play a major role in future X-Files episodes as Alex Krycek (credit to Mulder's Big Adventure on this one).

Episode Body Count

Club guy: dies of a blown artery after sex with the Gender-bender.

Four other deaths: recent cases of healthy young persons' deaths by massive coronary arrest during sex.

Dead UMW organizer: a similar case in Massachusetts that Mulder mentions in the past year.

Dead man: killed by Marty the Gender-bender.

Humans: 7
Creatures: 0
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (14/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)

Humans: 79
Creatures: 7
Aliens: 4

Grand Total: 90

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