2Shy
Episode 6 of 24 within Season Three. Item 55 of 204 overall.
Production number 3X06.
Jeffrey Vlaming - Writer
David Nutter - Director
7.47
1,105 votes

Meeting insecure women through an on-line service, a serial killer seduces his prey with the right words. However, Mulder and Scully determine these killings are far from ordinary by the presence of a strange substance coating the victims, a substance which seems to digest the fatty acids in flesh.

original airdate--November 3,1995        rating--14.83 million

music--theme song "X-Files" by Mark Snow"

Trivia: 2shy was apparently supposed to air earlier in the season. This episode takes place in late August, and Clyde Bruckmans Final Repose (aired earlier) is supposed to take place sometime in September.

  • The presentation of the character Virgil Incanto went through several permutations, initially conceived as a creepy Phantom-of-the-Opera-like recluse, and as a butcher who would be able to cut the fat from his victims, before the final fairly normal-looking version was decided upon.

 

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