Scully and Mulder investigate a series of murders that began with the beating and shooting of a young Orthodox Jew named Isaac Luria by a gang of young men. One of those men, 16 year-old Tony Oliver, has since been strangled by someone - or something - with Isaac Luria's fingerprints. With rumors that Luria has risen from the dead to seek his revenge, the two remaining killers dig up his grave and find his body in the casket. One of them is killed however. They suspect that Luria's father-in-law, Jacob Weiss, might somehow be involved in the revenge killings but Mulder thinks the solution lies elsewhere - in the legend of the Golem. Written by
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The communal wedding ring was a real Jewish relic owned by a rabbi who survived the Holocaust. In fact, the rabbi had used it to wed two of writer/ producer Howard Gordon's friends. See more
When referring to the overheard conversation between Curt Brunjes, Scully and Mulder, two teenagers are exhuming the remains of Isaac Luria, one teenager asks the other, "didn't you hear the man?", referring to the rumor that Mr. Luria has risen from the grave. The actual line was spoken by Scully, not Mulder. See more