A woman named Marty seduces a businessman at a trendy nightclub. The couple go to a motel and have sex. Shortly thereafter the businessman begins convulsing and dies. Before Marty leaves the motel, her physique changes and she metamorphoses into a man.
Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate the case. Mulder links the death to a series
of others in which victims died in the throes of passion. Medical tests reveal large amounts
of pheromones in the victim’s blood. He also links two of the
murders to a remote town in Massachusetts inhabited by The Kindred-a sect of religious
isolationists famous for their abstinence and pure Christian beliefs.
The agents travel to the rural village, where sect members allow them access to their
community only after they relinquish their guns. As Mulder and Scully dine with The Kindred,
Brother Aaron suddenly begins choking. Scully is forbidden by the other sect members from
aiding Brother Aaron, and he is led away.
The agents perform some clandestine investigating during the night. They are intrigued
by activity emanating from a cellar beneath a barn. Mulder makes his way inside and
watches a ceremony centering around Brother Aaron’s body. In his effort to keep
his presence a secret, Mulder becomes trapped inside a crypt where Aaron’s body is
entombed in a strange, membranous substance. He watches as Brother Aaron’s body begins
transforming into a woman.
Scully, meanwhile, has been pulled aside by Brother Andrew, a handsome sect member
who possesses a mysterious hypnotic power. Andrew tells Scully he believes the murders
were committed by Brother Martin. But before he reveals how Martin killed, Andrew places
Scully in a trance and begins kissing her. Mulder breaks out of the crypt and rescues Scully
before Andrew takes further advantage of her.
Mulder and Scully are permitted to leave the town. They receive a break in the case when
one of Martin’s intended victims escapes harmed, but alive. He describes how his attacker changed
gender right before his eyes.
Police track Marty to a hotel after he/she orders food using a victim’s credit card. Mulder
and Scully raid a hotel room and encounter Marty and his latest victim.
Marty flees but agents give chase. Before they can apprehend Marty, however, he/she is
surrounded by fellow Kindred members and dragged into the darkness.
Scully, Mulder and other FBI agents raid the village where the sect lives. But they find the
village completely deserted. The only clue left is a distinctive crop circle near the barn.
THE X-FILES “GENDERBENDER”
Original Air Date: 01/21/94
DAVID DUCHOVNY as Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON as Special Agent Dana Scully
BRENT HINKLEY as Brother Andrew
DAVID THOMSON as Brother Oakley
KATE TWA as Marty (female)
PETER STEBBINGS as Marty (male)
MITCHELL KOSTERMAN as Detective Horton
MICHELE GOODGER as Sister Abigail
AUNDREA MACDONALD as Pretty Woman
JOHN R. TAYLOR as Husband
GRAI CARRINGTON as Tall Man
TONY MORELLI as the Cop
LESLEY EWEN as Agent #1
NICHOLAS LEA as Michael
PAUL BATTEN as Brother Wilton
DOUG ABRAHAMS as Agent #2
LARRY BARBER & PAUL BARBER