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
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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
The FBI motto on the building is incorrect as it reads "UNITED STATES BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION" instead of "FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION". See more
[Mulder theorizes that Modell's suggestive ability comes from a brain tumor
Mulder, more to the point, if Modell did have a brain tumor, the effects on his health would be more debilitating. It's likely he simply wouldn't be well enough to play these cat-and-mouse games with us.
Maybe he isn't. Maybe that's the whole point.
What do you mean?
At the driving range, he didn't let us capture him. He was too sick, too tired, too wiped out. I mean, why would a killer who was so proficient confess to ...
Performed by Robert Wisden See more