Mulder and Scully investigate the deaths of two men believed to have been killed by a powerful psychokinetic force.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Barry Primus ...
Robert Dorlund
Lisa Waltz ...
Lauren Kyte
Ellen Bledsoe (as Lorean Gale)
Ms. Saunders
Deryl Hayes ...
Tom Heaton ...
Janie Woods-Morris ...
Ms. Lange
Jane Morris
Ms. Winn


Scully and Mulder are called in by two secretive government agents and asked if they've ever had an X file with similarities to their most recent case. Two men were found dead in an alley but still have a residual electrostatic charge and it appears their throat and larynx were crushed, but from the inside. Mulder manages to get a fingerprint from each of the dead men and learns they both had ties to terrorist organizations. Using video firm a nearby ATM, they find that the two men had attacked Lauren Kyte a secretary at Defense Department contractor HTG Industrial Tecnologies. She's recently decided to leave her job after the death of her boss Howard Graves, who recently committed suicide. Lauren isn't sure how she got away from those men or how they were killed. It all leads Mulder to believe to believe that Lauren may have a guardian angel. Written by garykmcd

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22 October 1993 (USA)  »

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This episode largely came about because executive producers Glen Morgan and James Wong were under pressure from the Fox executives to have Mulder and Scully investigate what they considered to be a more traditional paranormal case involving ghosts, as opposed to liver-eating mutants or extra-terrestrials. Morgan and Wong essentially wrote the episode to get the executives off their backs. See more »


When Mulder and Scully are questioning Lauren in the investigation room, the piece of paper on Mulder's jacket changes place in between shots. See more »


Scully: [attempting to have a smudge on a surveillance photo clarified] Enhance it by 10.
[the tech does]
Scully: That's Howard Graves. He's alive.
Mulder: Not necessarily.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »


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From Beyond The Grave
19 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A woman is being protected beyond the grave by a entity which appears to be acting as some sort of guardian angel.Her boss at work dies and she feels his presence around her as people die inexplicably.Mulder has own theory on the case.Though no matter how much paranormal activity is involved Scully will try and offer up some sort of scientific explanation for it coming into conflict with Mulders much maligned open mind for the cause.Some good acting and the use of quality special effects makes this season one episode pretty entertaining.The idea of a dead person coming back from the grave in some form to avenge their death or help someone had been done a lot in the x-files.This was the first so originality goes to this episode

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