The agents become involved in the case of a shooting in a fast food restaurant. What interest them the most is the story of a patron who tried to talk the shooter into giving himself up. After several patrons are shot, the man heals them by laying his hands on their wounds. He also has the ability to change his appearance at will. In the middle of the investigation, Mulder learns that his mother has suffered a stroke after a visit by the Cigarette Smoking Man who, it turns out, has known her since before Mulder was born. The man from the fast food restaurant isn't the only shape-shifter however and someone is clearly out to kill him. Written by
Did You Know?
The Cigarette-Smoking Man's line "Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away" is taken from Fyodor Dostoevsky
's novel, "The Brothers Karamazov". See more
When Scully is looking through the Social Security records for Jeremiah Smith, the Cupertino entry shows the zip code 95041. The correct zip code for Cupertino is 95014. See more
The Cigarette Smoking Man
[William B. Davis' favorite line of dialogue from the third season finale, "Talitha Cumi", involved the Cigarette Smoking Man referencing Bill Mulder, when the CSM tells Teena Mulder,
"He was a good water-skier, your husband. Not as good as I was, but then... that could be said about so many things, couldn't it?"
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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more