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?
The name of the character Clyde Bruckman
(played by Peter Boyle) is the same as that of the co-writer/co-director of the Buster Keaton
silent classic, The General
(1926). According to his IMDb filmography, the original Clyde Bruckman (1894-1955) was a prolific screen writer and director whose career spanned over 3 decades from 1919 onwards. See more
Bruckman begins describing his own death and he says he sees himself lying naked in a field of red tulips. The shot then fades into a scene of Bruckman's body. However, he's not naked; he's wearing a white T-shirt. See more
You know, there are worse ways to go, but I can't think of a more undignified way than autoerotic asphyxiation.
Why are you telling me that?
Look, forget I mentioned it. It's none of my business.
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