"Terms of Endearment" is the seventh episode of the sixth season of the
American science fiction television series The X-Files, originally
airing in January 1999. The show centers on FBI special agents Fox
Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on
cases linked to the paranormal called X-Files. In this episode, an
unborn child is apparently abducted from its mother's womb by a demon
after the prospective parents discover that their child has birth
defects, leading Mulder and Scully to investigate. They discover that
Wayne Weinsider (played by Bruce Campbell, pictured in 2011) is a child-
abducting demon. The plot was criticized but Campbell, already well
known as a cult film actor in several Sam Raimi horror movies, received
positive comments for his performance. Critics have complimented the
episode's unique representation of its antagonist, who has been
classified as a sympathetic villain. Many of the episode's special
effects were created without elaborate computer-generated effects. It
earned a Nielsen rating of 10.5 and was watched by 18.7 million people
on its initial broadcast.
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(medicine, veterinary medicine) A slow or difficult labour or delivery.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
ἐν τούτῳ νίκα. In hoc signo vinces. In this sign,
--Constantine the Great
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