A man is found buried in mud in a standing position, and his teenage stepson is the prime suspect. Mulder and Scully, however, become convinced that a greater evil may be lurking in the community.
original airdate--January 11,1998 rating--21.37 million
music--theme song "X-Files" by Mark Snow"
Goof: At the point in the episode that Scully and Mulder are explaining "Pusher"'s background to another character they state that he follows a warrior code, which they call "Budo". In fact, Budo is a Japanese word referring to martial arts. The Japanese warrior code is called Bushido.