Sunday, May 10, 2009

Season 1, Episode 5: The Jersey Devil


Mulder and Scully find an uncooperative detective in the investigation of a homeless man found dead and partially cannibalized outside of Atlantic City. Mulder brings up the Jersey Devil, a legendary "East Coast Bigfoot" which attacks cars from the woods. Mulder begins conducting his own investigation, and spots a creature in the outskirts of the city. Scully, meanwhile, gets into the dating scene.

When the remains of a long-dead male beast are found, Mulder realizes that a female beast may have killed the homeless man. In trying to find and tranquilize it, the beast attacks Mulder but doesn't kill him, leading him to think that it only kills when threatened. However, the beast is shot and killed after trying to escape into the woods. An autopsy finds that the beast woman gave birth, and the episode ends with a father and son hiking in the state park, near the daughter of the beasts, as they discuss the Jersey Devil.

Episode Body Count

Paul: Father of two children, killed in 1947 after stopping to fix a flat tire. Scully dismisses this as a tall tale, but it was in the introduction and I say it happened.

Roger Crockett: Crockett, a homeless man, is found dead in a state park outside Atlantic City missing his right arm and shoulder.

The "beast man": Mulder says a giant man was gunned down by police responding to the 1947 death and found to have human flesh in his digestive tract.

Rabbit: a park ranger finds a dead rabbit with a human tooth in it.

Another beast man: the park ranger reports to Mulder that he's found the body of a man that seems to be a male beast

Beast woman: shot by the police

Humans: 2
Creatures: 4
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (5/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)

Humans: 25
Creatures: 6
Aliens: 0

Grand Total: 31

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