1.14 GenderBender

US Airdate: January 21, 1994

writers: Larry Barber & Paul Barber

director: Rob Bowman

STARRING:

David Duchovny as Special Agent Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:

Brent Hinkley as Brother Andrew

David Thomson as Brother Oakley

Kate Twa as Marty (female)

Peter Stebbings as Marty (male)

Mitchell Kosterman as Detective Horton

Michele Goodger as Sister Abigail

Aundrea MacDonald as Pretty Woman

John R. Taylor as Husband

Grai Carrington as Tall Man

Tony Morelli as the Cop

Lesley Ewen as Agent #1

Nicholas Lea as Michael

Paul Batten as Brother Wilton

Doug Abrahams as Agent #2

 

A SERIES OF SEX MURDERS IN WHICH THE PERPETRATOR MAY BE EITHER A MAN OR A WOMAN -- OR BOTH -- LEADS MULDER AND SCULLY TO A RECLUSIVE RELIGIOUS SECT WHOSE BELIEFS ARE LITERALLY NOT OF THIS WORLD.

A rather plain looking girl picks up a stranger in a bar; hours later, after wild sex, he collapses and dies. While he struggles, the "girl" changes into a man and walks out of the apartment. Mulder tells Scully that three similar deaths share similar characteristics: All the victims died of hormonal overload, and the "killer" may have been male or female. Forensic evidence leads them to a remote religious community called The Kindred. There they witness a bizarre burial ritual, and Scully falls prey to the sexual allure of one of the members. When the agents close in on the sex killer, however, they find that the Kindred's secrets are even stranger than Mulder and Scully had imagined.

Notes

The title refers to the Kindred's ability to change sexes.
The music in the disco was written by Mark Snow and was his theme music for a TV movie called 'In the Line of Duty, Street War'.
Note the picture that Marty stands next to in the beginning. It was painted by H.R.Giger, better known as the designer of the aliens for all the "Alien" movies, as well as the alien in the movie "Species".
In this ep, the name of the community that The Kindred live in is Steveson, Massachusetts, and is probably a nod to Steveson, British Columbia, a small community often used for filming purposes.

Quotes

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Mulder: "I know what I saw, Scully, and I saw you about to do the 'wild thing' with some stranger."

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Mulder: "What the hell were you doing back there?"

Scully: "I don't know."

Mulder: "You *don't know*?"

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Mulder: "How 'ya feeling?"

Scully: "Better. A little embarrassed, actually."

Mulder: "Why? You don't remember any of it?"

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Michael: "The club scene used to be so simple."

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Mulder: "Hold on to your hat, Scully, 'cause you're gonna *love* this!"

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Scully: "There's something up there Mulder."

Mulder: "Ooooh, I've been saying that for years."

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Scully: "Aren't they famous for their abstinence and pure Christian ways?"

Mulder: "Yes, but it looks like one of them may have forgotten to clean under his fingernails."

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Mulder: "Now, this....that's west."

Scully: "What does the map say?"

Mulder: "That we should be there already."

(crumples up and drop-kicks the map and Scully catches it)

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Scully: "They had no means of transportation..."

Mulder: "No *earthly* means of transportation."

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Michael: "Off the record"

Mulder: "Scouts honor."

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Mulder: "*Radar love*"

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Mulder: "I'm gonna go back for a little look-see."

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Scully: "So, what is our profile of the killer? 'Indeterminate height, weight, sex; unarmed, but extremely attractive'?"

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Scully: "We can't rule out the possibility that the person we're talking about is a transvestite."

Mulder: "I think Don Juan in there knows the difference between the male and female of the species."

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Mulder: "I know that is a puzzle."

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Mulder: (in hick voice) "You need anything from the *feed store*?"

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Mulder: "Oh, for a 4-wheel drive."

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Mulder: "The Addams Family finds religion."