The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 21

Born Again (29 Apr. 1994)
"The X Files" Born Again (original title)

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Mulder and Scully are called in by the Buffalo Police Department after an experienced detective, Rudy Barbala, jumped to his death through a window from the upper floor of the 14th precinct... See full summary »

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Mulder and Scully are called in by the Buffalo Police Department after an experienced detective, Rudy Barbala, jumped to his death through a window from the upper floor of the 14th precinct. He was interviewing a young girl at the time, Michelle Bishop, but there was no one else in the room with them. Mulder immediately begins to suspect that Michelle may have telekinetic powers, something that seems to be proven when Scully finds a large burn mark on Barbala's body much as Mulder as predicted. Michelle says there was a ghost in the room with them and her rendition of him leads then to the case of dead detective Charlie Morris, who was killed in a police raid. In fact,Charlie may be back and seeking revenge against the policemen who got rid of him. Written by garykmcd

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The room used for the opening scene when Detective Barbala is thrown from a window had two windows side-by-side, and one had been replaced with sugar glass for the stunt. When the false window was blown out, the real glass window beside the false one had also accidentally been blown out. They decided to show in the next shot Barbala's dog lying beside his body to explain the second window breaking. See more »

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Around 24:50 Mulder and Scully are looking at an evidence checkout log. There's a column indicating the department of the person checking out the evidence. There are 2 department entries, "Fellonius Crime". Felonius is spelled with a single "l". See more »

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Mulder: Why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary phenomena?
Scully: Because sometimes looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you.
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References The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) See more »

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Just plain bizarre
25 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Only on a very rare occasion does an episode of the x-files fail to generate any excitement or does the episode contain anything which is just totally boring to watch.A detective and his former partner both die in unexplained circumstances.The deaths are linked to the presence of a little girl who was there when the deaths took place.Mulder has devised a theory that a policeman murdered by his colleagues has come back reincarnated as the little girl and is exacting revenge.Now for the bizarre bit.The little girl has no connection at all and seems to just a random person chosen as the reincarnation.I think this was slightly lazy writing by the writers and this episode ranks as one of the worst in x-files history!


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