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?
The first thing the network said when they saw the script was that the Russian Roulette scene had to go. No American TV show had ever portrayed a Russian Roulette after a TV airing a few years before of The Deer Hunter
(1978) in which some teenagers fatally emulated the game. It took a lot of persuasion on the part of Chris Carter
for the scene to go ahead. 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
Hey, Scully, check this out! Mango-kiwi tropical swirl... Now we know we're dealin' with a madman!
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more