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The X-Files: Detour

On their way to a FBI convention in Florida, Mulder and Scully involve themselves in a case where three men have mysteriously vanished in a large forest. Evidence at the crime scene seems to suggest someone human who walks on the balls of their feet.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 5X04
Airdate: Sunday November 23rd, 1997

Director: Brett Dowler
Writer: Frank Spotnitz

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Guest Stars
Colleen Flynn
As Michele Fazekas
Merrilyn Gann
As Mrs. Asekoff
Anthony Rapp
As Jeff Glaser
J.C. Wendel
As Agent Stonecypher
Scott Burkholder
As Agent Kinsley

Co-Guest Stars
Alfred E. Humphreys
As Michael Asekoff
Tom Scholte
As Michael Sloan
Simon Longmore
As Marty Fox
Tyler Thompson
As Louis Asekoff
Episode Quotes
Mulder: Who cut the cheese?

Mulder: Mmm! Par-tay!
Scully: However, I must remind you this goes against the Bureau's policy of male and female agents consorting in the same hotel room while on assignment.
Mulder: Try any of that "Tailhook" crap on me, Scully, I'll kick your ass.

Mulder: Hey, who did you identify with when you were a kid - Wilma or Betty?
Scully: I identified with Betty's bustline.
Mulder: Yes! I did, too.

Mulder: Became known as the "Moth Men." I've got an X-File dating back to 1952 on it.
Scully: What would that be filed next to? "The Cockroach that Ate Cincinnati"?
Mulder: No, "The Cockroach that Ate Cincinnati" is in the "C's." Moth Men's over in the "M's."

Warning: The X-Files season 5 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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