A particularly vivid dream leads Mulder to the burial site of a young girl who had been kidnapped and murdered years before. Mulder knows exactly who the murderer is, John Lee Roche whom Mulder an another FBI agent had arrested based in part on the psychological profile Mulder had prepared on him. Roche was convicted of 13 murders in all and Mulder always wondered if there might be more. The girl found as a result of his dream is number 14 and when they locate Roche's 'trophies' - hearts cuts out of the victims' clothing - they realize there are still two victims unaccounted for. The case takes an unexpected turn when Mulder's dreams suggests that Roche may have been involved in his sister Samantha's disappearance. Written by
Did You Know?
Neither of the two last cloth hearts match Samantha's nightgown seen in this episode or Little Green Men (S2:E1) See more
Scully claims the address of the "Mad Hatter" (Roche) to be 9809 Alice Road, apartment number 6, but when they go to the apartment it is apartment number 5. See more
[speaking to Mulder
You said it yourself, once: "A dream is an answer to a question we haven't learned how to ask."
References The Magician
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more