The FBI is called in to assist Sheriff Maurice Daniels who thinks that a young preacher, 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 stepfather, 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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All the faith-healing scenes in the tent were shot in one day with the help of 300 extras. See more
When Reverend Hartley invites the agents over to his house and asks them for help; he states that Sherriff Daniels is a non-believer who won't even let his own wife be healed. When Scully remarks that, in light of recent events, you can't blame sheriff's decision; the reverend replies, "I don't know how those poor people died." However only one person, Lucy Kelley, has died at this point. See more
I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.
Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.
I saw the movie.
Referenced in Gone Home
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more