‘The X-Files’ brought the weirdness again for the fourth episode in the stunning mini-series everybody’s talking about! Mulder and Scully meet a garbage man who rips people apart — and we mean ACTUALLY made of garbage!
The original run of The X-Files gave us an insane number of spooky and creepy monsters and villains, but the Bandaid Nose Man may take the cake as the weirdest yet! The fourth episode of The X-Files mini-series introduced us to a man literally made out of garbage, who mutilates people and tosses them into the back of a trash truck. It only gets weirder from there! Read on for the rest of our recap!
The story begins with officials in Philadelphia mistreating the homeless population in various ways. And those offenders start getting offed in seriously gruesome ways! Police officer Joseph Cutler, who was seen spraying homeless people with a fire hose, is torn to pieces by a fearsome figure in his office. This is the Bandaid Nose Man, a hulking villain who is made of everything and nothing; he’s made of garbage, and brings the mutilated pieces of his victims to the back of a trash truck, where he lives.
Scully and Mulder discover that Bandaid Nose Man was accidentally brought to life by a Banksy-esque street artist named Trash Man. Whatever he creates is willed to life. Seriously! So that’s why a stenciled drawing of a huge, scary dude crawled off a canvas and murdered two guys who were stealing from the homeless. And it explains why his sculpture of a man with a bandaid on his nose is murdering half the town!
A heartbreaking second story runs through the episode. Scully’s beloved mother suffers a heart attack and is taken off life support in the hospital. Her last words are about William, Scully and Mulder’s son, whom they had to give up for adoption as a baby to protect him from evil government forces. These last words destroy Scully, and she starts seeing William’s name on the screen every time someone calls her. At the very end, she’s distraught and tells Mulder that she wants to believe…that she did right by her son.
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