Scully and Mulder investigate the murder of a popular evangelist who claimed, falsely as it turns out, to bear the wounds Christ bore from the cross - stigmata. Mulder is aware that there have been other similar murders but when they are called to a nearby school, they meet Kevin Kryder, a 12 year-old who seems to genuinely show the signs of stigmata. The boy's father is in prison for child abuse and Mulder is skeptical about it all. Scully however struggles with her own religious views and comes to believe that the boy may be genuine. She also comes to believe that she is there to protect him. Written by
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The story idea was inspired by Pio of Pietrelcina, a friar, priest, and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, who experienced stigmata beginning in 1918 until his death in 1968. He was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint in 2002. See more
When Scully discuses Kevin's apparent bi-location with Mulder, she cites it as a miracle attributed to St. Ignatius. In fact, this is not a miracle attributed to either Saint Ignatius but to Padre Pio, a famous stigmatic and saint. None of the men appear in The Bible. See more
[to Scully; pouty
You never draw my bath.
References Sesame Street