A writer infatuated with Scully moves in next door to Mulder and then becomes the prime suspect in a series of killings in which each victim had their heart removed from their body.

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An introverted writer, Philip Padgett, develops an obsession with Scully and moves into Mulder's building in order to be closer to her. Inspired by her, Padgett writes his magnum opus: a story of secret love and serial murder, featuring Scully and Padgett as main characters. However, the murders in his story begin occurring exactly as written. As he struggles to finish his novel, Padgett realizes that only Scully's death can produce the perfect ending. Written by NietzscheMarlowe

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During a scene in the graveyard the camera pans past a headstone, which bears the names Diana and Nicholas Salinger with the year of death 1994. This is a reference to the late parents of the Salinger family featured in another Fox show, Party of Five (1994). See more »

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In several shots, the milagro charm, given to Scully by Phillip Padgett, is blank on both sides. When shown in a close up, there is clearly a burning heart on one side of the charm. As Scully turns it in her fingers as she explains to Mulder that it was Padgett who gave it to her, you can see that it is flat and unmarked on both sides. See more »

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Mulder: Mr. Padgett... you can go. We apologize for our mistake. You're free to finish your book.
Phillip Padgett: Thank you. I made a mistake myself.
Mulder: What's that, Mr. Padgett?
Phillip Padgett: In my book, I'd written that Agent Scully falls in love but that's obviously impossible. Agent Scully is already in love.
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Written by Mark Snow
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Scully's Beating Heart
11 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode is unique to say the least. It is really scary and weird thats for sure. Probably the weirdest episode of The X-Files ever. It shows the darker side of the human imagination, and a fatal attraction the writer Padgett has for Scully. Padgett develops an obsession with Scully and decides to write about her, which has deadly consequences. I love how the ending is so ambiguous and leaves you with more questions than answers. Was it all just imagined or did it actually happen? This episode is a classic X-File , and one of my favorites for sure. It has to be watched carefully and with full attention. Probably the best in season six.


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