Scully and Mulder investigate a series of deaths, all of which have been ruled to be suicides. Connected to all of the suicides is Robert Patrick Modell who has confessed to the crimes on the telephone and who the FBI has been trying to apprehend. When they do, the car carrying him is in a major traffic accident. Mulder comes to believe that Modell has the ability to suggest to people that they commit suicide. How he does it isn't known and not surprisingly, Scully is skeptical about it all. It all comes down to a battle of wills between Modell and Mulder. Written by
Did You Know?
At one point during the episode, Mulder and Scully identify a phone number the Pusher had called to be a golf driving range and pro-shop, to which Scully quips, "So he's a killer and a golfer", to which Mulder replies, "Rings a bell, huh?". This is a non-too-subtle reference to O.J. Simpson
, alleged murderer and avid golfer. See more
In real life, the FBI Headquarters is guarded by the FBI Police force. However, in the episode, it is being shown as being guarded by private security guards. See more
Robert Patrick Modell
[after the hearing
I believe you owe me five dollars.
[Mulder reaches for his wallet, then looks down
Hey, your shoe's untied.
[Modell looks down, then back up
Made you look... how do you do it?
Performed by Robert Wisden See more