"Squeeze" is the third episode of the first season of the American
science fiction television series The X-Files, premiering on
September 24, 1993. It featured the first of two guest appearances by
Doug Hutchison (pictured) as the mutant serial killer Eugene Victor
Tooms. In this episode, FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny)
and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) (who work on cases linked to the
paranormal, called X-Files) investigate a series of ritualistic killings
by somebody seemingly capable of squeezing his body through impossibly
narrow gaps. The agents deduce that their suspect may be a genetic
mutant who has been killing in sprees for ninety years. Production was
problematic; creative differences led to the director being replaced,
and some missing scenes needed to be shot after the initial filming.
"Squeeze" received positive reviews from critics, mostly focusing on
Hutchison's performance and the resonance of his character. Academics
have examined "Squeeze" for its portrayal of the politics of law
enforcement, highlighting the tension—evident throughout the
series—between the agents' desire to find the truth and their duty to
secure criminal convictions.
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