Apparitions of women killed by a serial killer start appearing to people. Mulder figures they may be harbingers of death for those who see them. Scully is skeptical until she sees one. Their only lead is an autistic psychiatric patient.


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Detective Hudak (as Daniel Kamin)
Martin Alpert (as Mike Puttonen)
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Mulder and Scully investigate a series of deaths after reports that people are seeing the victims' ghosts just before they die. All of the victims were young women and in the most recent case, a bowling alley owner saw the victims spirit floating above the pin sorting machine at the end of one of the alleys. When they examine the bowling alley, they find the message 'she is me' on the floor. Harold Spuller works at the bowling alley and is slightly autistic. He lives in an institutional setting and to the local police, he is the prime suspect. Mulder begins to believe there is a psychic connection between the current and the next victim. It bodes ill for Scully who is still having nose bleeds and then sees a victim's spirit with the 'she is me' message in a bathroom mirror. Written by garykmcd

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John Shiban was inspired to write this episode after his wife's father, who was dying, professed to see visions. See more »


None of the highlighted bowling scores correspond to the number of pins marked down for the given frame. Also, the score goes from 131 in one frame to 166 in the next. In bowling the maximum increase in score from one frame to the next is only thirty pins. See more »


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Chuck Forsch: I'm only a human being.
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She Is Me
21 September 2006 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

Elegy is a decent episode about people seeing apparitions of dead people right as they die. What makes this episode extra special though, is the overt mythology of Scully's cancer woven into the storyline. I like it anytime an episode attempts to explore more into Mulder and Scully's relationship with each other. First of all, I like the smile Scully gives when Mulder bowls the strike. It's like he's trying to impress her, and she almost appears to be turned on by it. It's quite a mysterious grin. In the least, she is impressed. Where the story really takes off is when Scully sees a ghost herself and the written words "She is me". She doesn't tell Mulder immediately, but instead, goes and sees an FBI psychologist. Scully is not ready to admit to Mulder that she may have seen something "paranormal", especially when the vision may be related to her own mortality. Mulder's mini-speech to Scully at the end is touching and speaks the truth about all relationships. Kudos to John Shiban for developing Mulder and Scully's relationship a little bit more and writing a decent murder mystery to boot.

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