The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The remains of a murdered deformed infant lead the agents to a family of murderous, inbred, animal-like brothers living on a secluded farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tucker Smallwood ... Sheriff Andy Taylor
Chris Nelson Norris ... Edmund Peacock
Adrian G. Griffiths ... Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier John Trottier ... George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Peacock
Sebastian Spence ... Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie ... Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James Kenny James ... Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ... Right Fielder
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Catcher
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Batter
Douglas Smith ... Pitcher


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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After the episode aired, Cadillac wrote to the production, thanking them for using one of their cars so prominently. See more »


(at around 14 mins) Deputy Pastor's voice is heard saying "I've seen them fire muskets before." However, that is clearly not what the actor is saying. See more »


Scully: Meanwhile, I've quit the FBI and become a spokesperson for the Ab-Roller.
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Its wonderful wonderful
16 November 2007 | by Sanpaco13See all my reviews

"Home" has to be the best contribution that Morgan and Wong gave us for this show. Every moment of this episode is disturbing and it is definitely no wonder that this got banned from television. I guess we can just thank our lucky stars that it got past the censors in the first place. And then if you get the DVD you can watch the stuff that got taken out. I think one of the creepiest scenes of any show that I have ever seen is the Peacocks going to the sheriffs house. I love how it is dead silent through out the entire town and how the lack of music accentuates this and also gives more emphasis to the Jimmy Mathis song playing in the car. I also love during this scene how Mulder is so determined to watch TV that he is willing to watch some nature show with a terrible picture rather than just go to sleep. Morgan and Wong seem to have a certain group of actors that they love working with and in this episode the special actor happens to be the Sheriff played by Tucker Smallwood and he does a great job as always. There are many other pluses for the episode. Easily 10/10.

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