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
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The names of characters Detective Havez and Detective Cline are also references to a writer and director from that era (Jean C. Havez
and Edward F. Cline
, respectively). 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
[Mr. Bruckman is looking down at the carpet
What is it? What do you see?
He's having sex with her. There.
Is he raping her?
Oh no, no no, not at all, in fact she's instigating the whole thing.
Then what's wrong?
Oh, sometimes it just seems that everyone's having sex except for me.
References The Boat