Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the apparent victims of a serial killer. The local police have brought in a well-known TV psychic that Mulder finds laughable. He does come across Clyde Bruckman, an insurance salesman who may be ca genuine psychic. While Scully is appropriately skeptical, Mulder realizes that Bruckman can only see one thing - how people will die. Written by
Did You Know?
's character, Clyde Bruckman
, has the same name as a famous Hollywood writer and director of the 20's, 30's and 40's who fell on hard times and committed suicide in 1955. See more
The eponymous psychic says that the death of The Big Bopper
made him psychic because The Big Bopper had won a coin toss to get a seat on Buddy Holly
's ill-fated plane. However, it was Ritchie Valens
who won the toss. The Big Bopper was on Buddy Holly
's plane because he had the flu and didn't feel comfortable on the bus. See more
You'll find the woman tomorrow morning, by the fat little white Nazi stormtrooper at Glen View Lake. Her body is floating in Glen View Lake. Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I've seen enough death for one night.
[cut to next scene; a body is being pulled from the water, Mulder is looking at a large round propane tank
Be honest, Scully. Doesn't that propane tank bear more than just a slight resemblance to a fat little white Nazi stormtrooper?
Mulder, the human mind naturally seeks meaningful ...
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