- Grotesque (The X-Files)
Infobox Television episode | Title = Grotesque
Season = 3
Episode = 14
February 2, 1996(Fox)
Production = 3x14
Kurtwood Smithas Agent Bill Patterson
Prev = Syzygy
Piper Maru"Grotesque" is the fourteenth episode of the third season of the television series " The X-Files". It deals with a demonic possessionand Mulder's descent into the world of a gargoyle-obsessed killer. This episode won an Emmy Awardfor its cinematographyby John Bartley. [cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106179/awards|title=IMDB|accessdate=2007-07-08]
Agents Mulder and Scully join the FBI's chief criminal profiler - and Mulder's former mentor at the Violent Crimes Unit - to investigate the deaths of several men who had their faces slit open from mouth to ear. When the killer is arrested, he claims to be possessed by a demonic force. However his story is rejected as he spent several years in a mental asylum in his homeland of
Uzbekistan. The case gets even more mysterious when the murders continue, despite the suspect being in prison. Mulder gets involved more deeply than expected, and Scully as well as Skinner are deeply concerned.
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