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Let This Exclusive X-Files Sneak Peek Seriously Creep You Out

Brace yourselves

Sadie Gennis

If you thought to yourself, "How is The X-Files ever going to follow-up something as terrifying as Mr. Chuckle Teeth?" we now have the answer and it involves organ theft, a cult and Justified's Jere Burns.

In this exclusive sneak peek of Wednesday's episode, we see some seriously gross footage of a pair of doctors cranking open a corpse's chest in order to harvest his heart and lungs. It becomes clear this isn't your typical medical procedure when one of the doctors decides to check if the pancreas is infected by licking the damn thing! (The religious woman hunting the doctors on the roof doesn't bode well for the professionalism of this procedure either.)

If this clip makes you squeamish, then you're going to want to brace yourself for the full episode, which finds Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) following the organ trail (not to be confused with the classic CD-ROM game The Oregon Trail) to a cult lead by a pair of killers (Burns, Altered Carbon's Fiona Vroom) who leech life off their harem of followers -- a process often achieved through particularly gruesome means.

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