After two college students are kidnapped on the one year anniversary of a similar kidnapping at a different school, Mulder is convinced that they are dealing with a serial killer. He's ready to deal with the case on his own as Scully has recently lost her dearly beloved father but she insists on working her way through this difficult time. Mulder is annoyed when a self-declared psychic who is soon to be executed in the gas chamber, Luther Lee Boggs, offers to give them information about the case in return for a permanent stay of execution. Mulder is convinced he's a sham as far as being a psychic goes and is convinced that Boggs is orchestrating the kidnappings using outsiders. Scully, who has had her own encounter with the supernatural recently, isn't so sure and takes Boggs far more seriously. Written by
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Interestingly, the character beliefs of Mulder and Scully are switched this episode. Mulder is skeptical and Scully believes. See more
Boggs has a tattoo of a pair of six-sided dice on the side of his neck. One of the dice has the 6 and the 1 faces adjacent; on an actual die, these faces would be opposite each other. See more
Good sailing, Ahab.
Captain William Scully
Good night, Starbuck.
Referenced in Gone Home
Beyond the Sea
Music by Charles Trenet
and Albert Lasry
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin See more