The X-Files: 'Home Again' Has a Scary Villain, But Not One Fans May Think (VIDEO)

Marisa Roffman
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When a body is found completely dismembered—in a manner which seems decidedly inhuman—on Monday's new episode of The X-Files, Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) are called in to assist.

A mysterious man, whose sole distinctive feature is a band-aid, could prove to be key. And for writer/director Glen Morgan, the inspiration for the character started more than a decade ago. "[My wife] Kristen [Cloke] and I had seen a man in Vancouver around 2002, when I was working on the movie, Willard," he recalls. "I saw this man on the street, and he had a band-aid under his nose and [since then] we talked in our house about the band-aid nose man. And I'd say, 'If I was at X-Files, that's what I'd do.' So, I really wanted to do that."

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The hour, "Home Again," is also closely titled to one of Morgan's most iconic hours of the series, "Home" (which he wrote with Jim Wong)—a fact that got fans buzzing while the show was in production.

"I was trying to be a punk," Morgan laughs. "I knew people would be like, 'Peacock family!' Which has happened."

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Although the hour doesn't have a direct tie to the 1996 episode, there is some through line for a few of Morgan's other eps, including . "I look at 'Home,' 'Never Again' and this [episode for] Scully, where she's a woman, a mother, things like that. I do see a connection between the three."

Check out an exclusive clip of the episode, as Mulder and Scully arrive at their newest crime scene…and find an unexpected mess.

The X-Files airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.