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
When Scully is alone performing the autopsy on Micah Hoffman a shadow can be seen on the wall behind her. As the scene ends with her staring at her cut finger you can see a person's shadow cross the wall behind her from left to right. See more
Maybe faith is a type of insanity.