Recap: The X Files S 04 E 06 Sanguinarium
- The Bad Guy Wins
- Decoy Damsel: Dr. Jack Franklin frames Nurse Waite by pretending to be her victim.
- Deadly Doctor: Subverted. All the doctors are committing murders due to manipulation by devil worship.
- Dr. Richard Cox/Dr. Jack Franklin/Dr. Hartman is this trope played straight.
- Good All Along / Red Herring: Nurse Waite is trying to stop the murders instead of committing them.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Richard Beymer plays Dr. Jack Franklin who was in Twin Peaks with David Duchovny.
- Gory Discretion Shot: Averted mostly. Remarkably gory for an X-Files episode with scenes of face peeling and fat being sucked out of a belly and other squicky stuff.
- Thanatos Gambit: Dr. Franklin aims to peel his face off and die, getting the face of a different person due to devil worship.