Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While going through Mulder's old files, Agent Doggett (Robert Patrick) discovers that his predecessor was pursuing a case without informing Scully of the actual particulars. Hoping that this case will lead him to the missing Mulder, Doggett resumes the investigation. He ends up in Squamash, PA, where the citizens are held in thrall by legends of a shadowy forest creature that feeds on human flesh. The key to the solution seems to rest with Marie (Natalie Radford), a woman who had suddenly vanished several years earlier -- and just as suddenly reappeared. The only X-Files episode in which neither David Duchovny nor Gillian Anderson appear (save for a couple of stock-footage flashbacks), "The Gift" first aired on February 4, 2001.