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
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Talitha is an uncommon feminine name meaning "little girl" in Aramaic, given in reference to the Biblical story in the Gospel of Mark in which Jesus Christ was said to have resurrected a dead child with the words "Talitha cumi" or "Talitha kum" or "Talitha koum," meaning "Little girl, I say to you, arise! See more
At the end of the episode (runtime 38:54), during Mulder's fight with Mr. X in the parking garage, you can clearly catch several glimpses of a coat or a jacket in the right edge of the frame as the camera follows their movements rapidly from side to side, obviously belonging to a crew member (likely a sound technician or a second cameraman) just barely failing to stay out of the picture as the two actors wrestle. The garage is at that point supposedly empty apart from the two fighting characters, and there is no other possible explanation. See more
The Cigarette Smoking Man
Men can never be free, because they're weak, corrupt, worthless... and restless. The people believe in authority. They've grown tired of waiting for miracle or mystery. Science is their religion - no greater explanation exists for them! They must never believe any differently if the project is to go forward.
Nobody's Going to Die
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more