The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Scully and Mulder hunt down a fetishist who collects pieces of the dead.


David Nutter


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Bruce Weitz ... Agent Bocks
Nick Chinlund ... Donald Addie Pfaster
Deanna Milligan ... Satin
Robert Thurston ... Jackson Toews
Glynis Davies ... Ellen Brumfield
Christine Willes ... Agent Karen E. Kosseff
Tim Progosh ... Mr. Fiebling
Dwight McFee ... Suspect
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Marilyn
Maggie Blue O'Hara ... Young Woman (as Maggie O'Hara)
Kathleen Duborg ... Prostitute
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders ... Agent Busch
Kiara Hunter ... Coed (as Ciara Hunter)


Mulder and Scully are in Minneapolis on the trail of a serial killer who likes to collect trophies from his victims. The killer is Donald Addie Pfaster, who goes by Donnie. He likes young women, especially blonds and he keeps a lock of their hair or their finger nails as trophies. He's also taken to digging up graves to add to his collection. Scully is having a very hard time dealing with the facts of the case and isn't functioning very well. She has a lot more on her plate however when Donnie sees her and decides to make her his next victim. Written by garykmcd

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13 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


When the fetishist asks what the young FBI agents names are, he is told one of them is named "Scully" like the baseball announcer. The character of Scully is in fact named after famous Los Angeles Dodgers color commentary announcer "Vin Scully". See more »


When Scully and Pfaster are rolling down the stairs, as they reach the bottom step a crew hand is visible on the left hand side rising up to stop them falling into the camera. See more »


Agent Bocks: You're saying some human's been doing this?
Mulder: If you want to call him that.
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Referenced in The X-Files: Orison (2000) See more »


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the x: files, 2.13: Irresistible , norman bates once again.
18 May 2012 | by pushkarmumbaiSee all my reviews

19 may, 2012. 17 years since the x files S2.13/ Irresistible, was aired. people keep watching x files on rentals. such is the magic. 'irresistible' was one of the creepiest from Chris carter's arsenal.the character of 'death fetishist' Donald Pfaster is Norman Bates of Minnesota. he steals the show. he is cold, fearless and daring. a killer who likes to asks 'what shampoo you use' before it gets rid of the victims. the story plays on brilliant 'light n shadow' imagery and against the isolation of the Great White North. the character was so creepy, it was brought back again in season 7:"Orison". one of the best 5 episodes for me!

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