Skinner's buddy from college, Wayne Federman, trails Mulder and Scully on a case involving a pipe bombing in a church, at Skinner's insistence. Wayne is a writer/producer from Hollywood gathering material for a FBI-based movie. Mulder and Scully turn out to be the reluctant stars of this movie by Federman. Written by
Did You Know?
During the early 1980s, a number of documents purporting to be original papers relating to the origin and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church) appeared on the collector's market. These documents, if true, would have cast some aspects of Mormon history and tradition in a dubious if not negative light; the most famous example was the so-called "Salamander Letter," which the church itself bought and which claimed that the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, did not really see an angel (as he said he had) but instead was visited by a talking salamander. These documents were eventually all revealed to be the forgeries of a formerly devout Mormon named Mark Hofmann. Many elements of this episode's plot, including the similarity of the forgers' names and the priest obtaining the forged document that he considers blasphemous, are drawn from the Mark Hofmann case. See more
Gillian Anderson's stunt double can be seen after Tea Leoni asks 'Scully' to show her how to run with high heels. It's also noticeable how the stunt double starts running before Anderson leaves the frame. See more
Agent Scully, if I am carrying Marilyn Monroe's purse, do you assume that I slept with JFK?
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