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%%* {{Contortionist}}: Tooms

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%%* * {{Contortionist}}: ToomsTooms uses his extreme flexibility to squeeze into places to reach his victims that he couldn't have reached otherwise.



%%* DeadlyBath: Scully's.

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%%* * DeadlyBath: Scully's.Mulder saves Scully from getting killed by Tooms before she takes a bath.



%%* HumanoidAbomination: Tooms.

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%%* * HumanoidAbomination: Tooms.Tooms looks human enough, but he needs to feed off of the bile in livers to survive and he has the ability to squeeze into small places.



%%* LockedRoomMystery

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%%* LockedRoomMystery* LockedRoomMystery: The plot revolves around who could have killed the victims when there's no possible way someone could have entered the places in which they were killed.



%%* RubberMan: A rare ''terrifying'' example.%%Terrifying how?

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%%* * RubberMan: A rare ''terrifying'' example.%%Terrifying how?example in Tooms, who uses this ability to squeeze into tight spaces to reach his victims and kill them.


->Written by Creator/GlenMorgan & Creator/JamesWong\\
Directed by Creator/HarryLongstreet

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->Written by Creator/GlenMorgan Glen Morgan & Creator/JamesWong\\
James Wong\\
Directed by Creator/HarryLongstreet
Harry Longstreet


->Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong\\
Directed by Harry Longstreet

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->Written by Glen Morgan Creator/GlenMorgan & James Wong\\
Creator/JamesWong\\
Directed by Harry Longstreet
Creator/HarryLongstreet


!!![[AC:Recaps]]: [[Recap/TheXFiles Index]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E01 1]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E02DeepThroat 2]] | '''3''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E04Conduit 4]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E05TheJerseyDevil 5]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E06Shadows 6]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine 7]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E08Ice 8]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E09Space 9]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E10FallenAngel 10]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E11Eve 11]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire 12]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E13BeyondTheSea 13]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E14GenderBender 14]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E15Lazarus 15]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E16YoungAtHeart 16]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E17EBE 17]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E18MiracleMan 18]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E19Shapes 19]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E20DarknessFalls 20]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms 21]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E22BornAgain 22]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E23Roland 23]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E24TheErlenmeyerFlask 24]]

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!!![[AC:Recaps]]: [[WMG:[[center:[-'''RECAP:'''\\
[[Recap/TheXFiles Index]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E01 1]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E02DeepThroat 2]] | '''3''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E04Conduit 4]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E05TheJerseyDevil 5]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E06Shadows 6]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine 7]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E08Ice 8]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E09Space 9]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E10FallenAngel 10]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E11Eve 11]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire 12]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E13BeyondTheSea 13]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E14GenderBender 14]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E15Lazarus 15]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E16YoungAtHeart 16]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E17EBE 17]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E18MiracleMan 18]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E19Shapes 19]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E20DarknessFalls 20]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms 21]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E22BornAgain 22]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E23Roland 23]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E24TheErlenmeyerFlask 24]]24]]]]-]]]


An old Academy buddy of Scully's (Creator/DonalLogue) asks her and Mulder to consult on a case he is having trouble with - but when Mulder suggests that the seemingly impossible murders are being carried out by a hundred-year old cannibalistic mutant who attacks on a regular 30-year cycle, their help is no longer welcome. With the help of the cop who investigated the killer in the 1960s, they are able to apprehend the killer.

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An old Academy buddy of Scully's (Creator/DonalLogue) asks her and Mulder to consult on a case he is having trouble with - with, but when Mulder suggests that the seemingly impossible murders are being carried out by a hundred-year old cannibalistic mutant who attacks on a regular 30-year cycle, their help is no longer welcome. With the help of the cop who investigated the killer their suspect in the 1960s, they are able to apprehend the killer.



* AirVentPassageway: Justified, as Tooms' mutation allows him to squeeze through air vents.

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* AirVentPassageway: Justified, Justified; the passageways are as tight and narrow as they are in real life, but Tooms' mutation allows him to squeeze through air vents.



* BodyHorror: Tooms's transformation.

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* %%* BodyHorror: Tooms's transformation.



* CreepyLongFingers: Tooms.
* CreepyMonotone: Tooms's voice.
* CreepySouvenir: Tooms takes something from each victim, e.g. a coffee mug, an ornamental snowstorm or a hairbrush. Mulder and Scully find this kitschy collection of trophies in his apartment.

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* %%* CreepyLongFingers: Tooms.
* %%* CreepyMonotone: Tooms's voice.
* CreepySouvenir: Tooms takes something from each victim, e.g. such as a coffee mug, an ornamental snowstorm or a hairbrush. Mulder and Scully find this kitschy collection of trophies in his apartment.



* {{Contortionist}}: Tooms

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* %%* {{Contortionist}}: Tooms



* DeadlyBath: Scully's

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* %%* DeadlyBath: Scully'sScully's.



* HumanoidAbomination: Tooms.
* HungryMenace: People, beware, Tooms needs five human livers.

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* %%* HumanoidAbomination: Tooms.
* HungryMenace: People, beware, Tooms needs to eat five human livers.livers every thirty years, and will readily murder innocents to obtain his meals.



** Contrasted with Mulder, who may behave like a jerkass towards Scully - definitely towards Colton - but proves more open and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold supportive]] of Scully's actions. When Scully turns out to be right about staking out Tooms' last murder scene, Mulder immediately admits that she made the right call.

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** Contrasted with Mulder, who may behave like a jerkass towards Scully - -- definitely towards Colton - -- but proves more open and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold supportive]] of Scully's actions. When Scully turns out to be right about staking out Tooms' last murder scene, Mulder immediately admits that she made the right call.



* LockedRoomMystery
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Established the pattern very successfully.
* {{Mutants}}: Tooms is a genetic mutant capable of elongating his body.

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* %%* LockedRoomMystery
* %%* MonsterOfTheWeek: Established the pattern very successfully.
successfully.%%What pattern? Successfully how?
* {{Mutants}}: Tooms is a genetic mutant capable of elongating his body.



* RubberMan: A rare ''terrifying'' example.

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* %%* RubberMan: A rare ''terrifying'' example.%%Terrifying how?



* SerialKiller: Tooms kills five victims in each cycle. His victims vary in age, race, gender, with no connections to each other. The pattern was the lack of point of entry and extracted human livers by bare hands.

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* SerialKiller: Tooms kills five victims in each cycle. His victims vary in age, race, race and gender, with no connections to each other. The pattern was the lack of point of entry and extracted human livers extracted by bare hands.



* SlowMotion: Tooms's second on-screen attack.

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* %%* SlowMotion: Tooms's second on-screen attack.


->'''Mulder:''' I think what we have to do is track Eugene Tooms, there's four down and one to go this year. If we don't get him right now, the next chance is in year.....\\

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->'''Mulder:''' I think what we have to do is track Eugene Tooms, there's four down and one to go this year. If we don't get him right now, the next chance is in year.....year...\\


!!![[AC:Recaps]]: [[Recap/TheXFiles Index]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E01 1]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E02DeepThroat 2]] | '''3''' | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E04Conduit 4]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E05TheJerseyDevil 5]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E06Shadows 6]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine 7]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E08Ice 8]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E09Space 9]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E10FallenAngel 10]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E11Eve 11]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E12Fire 12]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E13BeyondTheSea 13]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E14GenderBender 14]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E15Lazarus 15]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E16YoungAtHeart 16]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E17EBE 17]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E18MiracleMan 18]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E19Shapes 19]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E20DarknessFalls 20]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms 21]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E22BornAgain 22]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E23Roland 23]] | [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E24TheErlenmeyerFlask 24]]
'''Season 1, Episode 03:'''
!Squeeze
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thexfilessqueeze.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"And he should stick out in a crowd with ten inch fingers."'']]
->Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong\\
Directed by Harry Longstreet

->'''Mulder:''' I think what we have to do is track Eugene Tooms, there's four down and one to go this year. If we don't get him right now, the next chance is in year.....\\
'''Scully:''' 2023.




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* SequelHook: One that actually pays off, unlike many other unresolved MonsterOfTheWeek episodes. Tooms is in jail, but has a faint smile as he gazes at the rectangular locked opening in his cell door, [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms undoubtedly hinting that he may escape to kill again]].




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->''"All these people putting bars on their windows, spending good money on hi-tech security systems, trying to feel safe. [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms I look at this guy and I think, 'It ain't enough'.]]"''


An old Academy buddy of Scully's asks her and Mulder to consult on a case he is having trouble with - but when Mulder suggests that the seemingly impossible murders are being carried out by a hundred-year old cannibalistic mutant who attacks on a regular 30-year cycle, their help is no longer welcome. With the help of the cop who investigated the killer in the 1960s, they are able to apprehend the killer.

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An old Academy buddy of Scully's (Creator/DonalLogue) asks her and Mulder to consult on a case he is having trouble with - but when Mulder suggests that the seemingly impossible murders are being carried out by a hundred-year old cannibalistic mutant who attacks on a regular 30-year cycle, their help is no longer welcome. With the help of the cop who investigated the killer in the 1960s, they are able to apprehend the killer.

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* HumanoidAbomination: Tooms.


* CreepySouvenir: Toom's takes something from each victim.

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* CreepySouvenir: Toom's Tooms takes something from each victim.victim, e.g. a coffee mug, an ornamental snowstorm or a hairbrush. Mulder and Scully find this kitschy collection of trophies in his apartment.


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* ExpositionOfImmortality: Mulder is shown photos of Eugene Tooms that demonstrate he hasn't aged since 1933.

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* DeadlyBath: Scully's

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* CreepySouvenir: Toom's takes something from each victim.

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* {{Contortionist}}: Tooms

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* CoverDrop: The part in the opening sequence where Mulder and Scully walk into an apartment frame-by-frame? This is the episode where it came from.


* AirVentPassageway: Justified.

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* AirVentPassageway: Justified.Justified, as Tooms' mutation allows him to squeeze through air vents.



* {{Jerkass}}: Agent Tom Colton. He calls in Scully (and Mulder) for help, but quickly compromises the investigation when it turns out to really be an X-File, and proves to really only be interested in advancing his career.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Agent Tom Colton. He calls in Scully (and Mulder) for help, but quickly compromises the investigation when it turns out to really be an X-File, and proves to really only be interested in advancing his career.



* LittleGreenMen: {{Discussed}} by Colton when telling Mulder to stay off the case. Mulder mockingly counters with a tall tale about [[TheGrays little gray aliens]] from Reticula.

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* LittleGreenMen: {{Discussed}} {{Discussed|Trope}} by Colton when telling Mulder to stay off the case. Mulder mockingly counters with a tall tale about [[TheGrays little gray aliens]] from Reticula.



* TheProfiler: Tom Colton and Dana Scully. She absolutely nailed the profile.

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* TheProfiler: TheProfiler:
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Tom Colton and Dana Scully. She absolutely nailed the profile.



* SupernaturalGoldEyes: When Tooms attacks, his eyes glow bright yellowish-green. The color of bile, appropriately.

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* SupernaturalGoldEyes: When Tooms attacks, his eyes glow bright yellowish-green. The yellowish-green (the color of bile, appropriately.appropriately).

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