A man is found dead in his locked car, killed from over a hundred snake bites. However, no evidence of snakes being present is found. The man was a former member of a religious cult that ... See full summary »

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Reverend Samuel Mackey
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A man is found dead in his locked car, killed from over a hundred snake bites. However, no evidence of snakes being present is found. The man was a former member of a religious cult that believes in snake handling. Mulder and Scully believe that this snake death was no accident, and that it may have been a murder involving this snake handling cult. Written by Muldernscully

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This was Eric Nenninger's TV acting debut. See more »

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Reverend O'Connor pronounces the name of the last book of the Bible as "Revelations." The correct name is "The Book of Revelation to John." It isn't pluralized. See more »

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Scully: Snake handling. I didn't learn that in catechism class.
Mulder: That's funny - I knew a couple of catholic school girls who were expert at it!
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Written by Mark Snow
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Snake charming...?
10 July 2008 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

A man's body is found in a locked car...covered in snake bites. Even as Mulder and Scully dig deeper into the religious mania that holds the town, the snakes seem to choose more victims...but are the victims random or is this some kind of righteous cleansing? stay tuned.

A decent stand-alone episode, although the inclusion of religious mythology and of the relevance of snakes to theology should have come off more enjoyable and a little more entertaining. Mulder and Scully give the episode their best, dead-panning it all the way though, but it is the signature X-files twist that elevates the episode as the truth becomes skewered...and the true evil is revealed.

Overall, could have been better but most certainly could have been a lot worse.


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