Recap / The X-Files S08 E03 "Patience"

Scully and Doggett clash as they investigate their first X-File together, a bat-like creature on a mission of revenge.


  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Scully is cold towards Doggett but later somewhat warms up to him as he shows he is a capable FBI agent and a very good partner.
  • Monster of the Week: A very pissed-off human bat.
  • Revenge by Proxy: The human bat was attacked by a hunter in 1956 and it starts killing everyone who has that hunter's scent no matter how tenuous the link between them. This involves the hunter's wife who died of natural causes and consequently having the hunter's smell which is then transferred to the undertaker, his wife, the cop who found the body and finally even Doggett and Scully though it fails to kill Doggett and Scully.