The X-Files: Season 2, Episode 11

Excelsis Dei (16 Dec. 1994)
"The X Files" Excelsis Dei (original title)

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A series of violent attacks at a convalescent home are linked to angry spirits beyond the grave.

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Hal Arden
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Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a woman, a nurse in an elder care facility, who claims she was raped at the facility by an invisible spirit. Nurse Michelle Charters has the bruises to prove the attack but not surprisingly, no one will take her seriously given the nature of her claim. The elder care home is primarily for Alzheimer's patients and the doctor there is experimenting with a known drug, one that has not been very successful in the past. He is getting positive results however, even if he can't quite explain them. Incidents continue to occur making believers of the agents who believe that the residents are getting drugs from someone else in the institution. Written by garykmcd

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The English translation of the title is "To the greatest glory of God." See more »

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In the scene where Nurse Michelle Charters is in the room of deceased patient "Mrs. T. Richardson" and the door slams closed, the pillow on the bed is at the top of the bed. In the next scene where Nurse Charters looks at the bed, the pillow is at the bottom of the bed. In the third scene where Nurse Charters grabs the bed rail and tries to pull it away from the door, the pillow is again at the top of the bed. See more »

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Scully: Good morning.
Mulder: Whatever tape you found in that VCR, it isn't mine.
Scully: Good, because I put it back in that drawer with all those other videos that aren't yours.
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Quite infuriating
9 September 2008 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I just want to talk a little bit about the orderlies' characters. What a horrible bunch of people in this episode.

I have personally worked in a nursing home. It's a thankless, badly paid job where you often have to work long hours. But I'm certain that if an orderly ever behaved as horribly toward the residents as the orderlies in this episode he or she would be fired on the spot. I shudder to think that in some places it must be like that.

I've been an X-Files fan since I was 12 years old. I used to have nightmares about it. No other show has given me the creeps like that. A milestone in TV history. Excelsis Dei is a solid episode from season 2. The problem with it is probably that the buildup is much better than the denouement. The climax is a bit of a letdown, it just peters out. Solid episode, none the less.


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