The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 14

Die Hand die verletzt (27 Jan. 1995)
"The X Files" Die Hand die verletzt (original title)

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Scully and Mulder are called in by a local New Hampshire Sheriff when there is evidence of a satanic cult operating in his town. One teen has already died and paranoia has now gripped ... See full summary »

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Scully and Mulder are called in by a local New Hampshire Sheriff when there is evidence of a satanic cult operating in his town. One teen has already died and paranoia has now gripped everyone there. There is little doubt that a group of teenagers did go off into the woods to perform some type of ceremony but Scully in particular scoffs at any suggestion they were anything more than kids acting out. As the investigation progresses however it becomes apparent that some of the staff are involved in devil worship but the danger it turns out lies outside the group. Written by garykmcd

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The name of the high school is Crowley High School. This is a reference to Aleister Crowley, the well-known turn of the century occultist, and performer of "black magic". See more »

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Around 13:55, when Mulder asks the school counselor if he may speak to the students concerning their psychological problems, he replies, "that would be a betrayal of the doctor-patient relationship." Doctor-patient confidentiality only extends to the healthcare professional, and does not preclude the patient from sharing information of their own accord. However, the character was likely stating this to cover his involvement with the school staff's occult. See more »

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Mulder: Did you really think you could call up the Devil and ask him to behave?
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One of the best episodes of the series
28 March 2008 | by (atlanta) – See all my reviews

I love this one! It is so scary! I'm a teacher and that Mrs. Paddock sub even creeps me out! The whole episode delves into the witch hunt of the 90"s-are children in America being abused by Satanists? I was so glad Scully describes the efforts that the FBI had put into investigating this, yet no evidence was ever found to substantiate those wild accusations. So many lives were ruined by "false memories", etc. I, for one, was glad that the "X Files" addressed it. Remember dissecting a pig in Biology class? Yuck! If it had screamed at me I would have totally lost it! I did feel sorry for the stepfather when the python got him in the basement-I couldn't believe Mulder chained him up there. Mrs. Paddock was so creepy. So what was the truth in that episode? The evil school board got what they deserved.


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