Recap / The X-Files S08 E04 "Roadrunners"

A police department in Utah finds a dead body with unexplainable qualities and contact the FBI for help. Scully doesn't tell Doggett about it and decides to go on her own, brushing it off as a simple consultation. Of course, it isn't. She gets lost in a tiny town a few miles away from her destination, and the citizens seem to not want her to leave— because, as it turns out, they are all part of a strange religious cult and need a new host for the slug parasite they worship.


Tropes

  • Creepy Gas Station Attendant: The gas station attendant Scully runs into as she first enters the town.
  • For Your Own Good: As they infect Scully with the parasite, the cult tries to convince her that this is really a great honor for her.
  • Pillow Pistol: Scully is so unsettled by the town, she sleeps with a pistol by her hand.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: The town in this episode seems friendly at first... until they try to insert a parasitic slug into your spine.
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