With Mulder off on a week's mandatory leave, Scully is on her own and feeling put upon. While in Philadelphia she meets Edward Jerse who asks her out to dinner. Ed has recently gone through a nasty divorced. Despondent and more than a little drunk, he gets a tattoo. Soon after, he begins to hear voices and lashing out at work, loses his job and disposes of a neighbor who he thinks is responsible. After drinks, Scully gets a tattoo of her own but the next day two Philadelphia police detectives show up at Jerse's apartment investigating his neighbor's disappearance. Scully may have found a medical reason for Ed's hallucinations. Written by
Did You Know?
The voice of Betty the tattoo is spoken by Jodie Foster
. During the first scene in which we hear Betty convince the man (who has the tattoo) to assault his neighbor, the music playing in the background is "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted" by the Partridge Family. One of Jodie Foster
's earlier roles was in episode 3.18 of The Partridge Family
(1970), "The Eleven Year Itch" in which she punches Danny. See more
When someone gets a tattoo, the skin at and around the tattoo site is naturally a bit reddened for at least 24 hours, yet Ed Jerse's skin appears normal immediately after getting his tattoo. See more
Your contact, while interesting in the context of science fiction, was, at least in my memory, recounting a poorly veiled synopsis of an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
References Glengarry Glen Ross
Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
Written by Mike Appel
, Jim Cretecos and 'wes Farrell'
Performed by The Partridge Family See more