The FBI is called in to assist Sheriff Maurice Daniels who thinks that a preacher's son, Samuel Hartley, is responsible for several deaths. Since he was a young child Hartley has reputedly been able to cure the sick by the laying on of hands. As a boy he revived someone who had been badly burned and pronounced dead at the scene. He and his adoptive father, Calvin Hartley, now run a revival-like tent ministry but Samuel's attempts at healing has resulted in several deaths. As far as Sheriff Daniels is concerned, Samuel is a murderer and wants to get the proof to arrest him. Mulder isn't so sure and wonders if there might be other forces at work. Written by
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(at around 25 mins) Scully palpates the radial pulse by holding the hand of the girl in the wheelchair, Margaret, and immediately pronounces her dead. A medical doctor, such as herself, would know that one can never pronounce a person dead just by the absence of pulse, that too, just by examining the radial pulse for hardly 3 seconds. Conditions such as ventricular fibrillation (heart attack) might present as pulselessness, but a person can still be revived by appropriate medical procedures. A doctor would ideally perform a full medical exam before declaring someone dead. See more
I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.
Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.
I saw the movie.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more