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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Scully performs her first X-Files autopsy in this episode. See more
(at around 15 mins) The caption says "Kenwood County Courthouse" but the building shown is labeled "Dekalb County Courthouse". It is a building in Auburn, Indiana that has distinctive U's that look like V's on the inscription. See more
Do you know how hard it is to fake your own death? Only one man has pulled it off: Elvis.
References The Exorcist