A woman experiences a psychic connection with a teenager held captive by a deranged man.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Tracey Ellis ...
Lucy Householder
Carl Wade
Amy Jacobs
Ken Ryan ...
Walt Eubanks
Tow Truck Driver
Jacques Lalonde ...
David Fredericks ...
Sidonie Boll ...
Dolly Scarr ...
Fast Food Supervisor
Young Agent Kreski


Scully and Mulder investigate the kidnapping of 15 year-old Amy Jacobs who was snatched from her bedroom in the middle of the night. Mulder is intrigued by the fact that at the same time Amy was being abducted, Lucy Householder collapsed in the fast food restaurant where she worked. Both of them had nosebleeds and the police subsequently learn that Lucy was also a kidnap victim having escaped from her kidnapper some 15 years before after having been kept in a dark room for 5 years. Mulder thinks it's all too much for it to be a coincidence but the police begin to think Lucy is an accomplice to the latest crime when they see her long list of petty crimes and history of drug use. Mulder thinks there is a psychic connection between the two though the Special Agent in charge scoff at the idea. Written by garykmcd

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17 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Fox's standards and practices department was uncomfortable with the screenplay, because it originally featured a 12-year-old-girl being kidnapped. The network requested that she be in her late teens and that the plot not heavily feature Amy's ordeal or suffering. See more »


Scully and the police suspect Lucy because she had Amy's blood on her. However, since Lucy was working at the exact time that Amy was abducted there is no possible way she could have been involved. She'd have had to have been two places at once which is no more feasible than Mulder's idea that Lucy bled Amy's blood. See more »


[in regards to Amy Jacobs being abducted]
Fox Mulder: I know you must be feeling...
Myra Jacobs: I'm sorry... but how can you really know how I feel?
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Oubliette End Theme
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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Mulder's personal touch
26 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I recently bought Season 3 on DVD and am currently working my way through the episodes, enjoying every minute so far. However, none of them has affected me as much as this one. Whether it's because the subject matter of child abduction is made all the more poignant due to recent news items, I'm not sure, but I think part of it is down to the connection between Mulder's character and his own personal experience with the disappearance of his sister. David Duchovny gives a very good performance here, and his character's sympathetic approach to handling the troubled soul of Lucy is at times very touching. The abductor Carl Wade is suitably creepy, and the scenes between him and Amy Jacobs are sometimes difficult to watch, but then, this is always likely when you're handling topics such as this.

For Firefly fans (such as me) there's the added bonus in that the present-day abductee is played by none other than a young Jewel Staite!

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