Scully and Mulder investigate a series of accidents at a VA hospital in Virginia. Lt. Col. Victor Stans has tried several times to kill himself, but has always survived claiming, "He won't let me die." He says that he sees the shadow-like outline of a soldier who is mentally and physically torturing him. As they look into the case they learn that Stans' family died in a house fire some 6 months before. More revealing is the fact that other soldiers' families have also died in similar fires. Mulder initially suspects a cover up on the part of General Thomas Callahan, but comes to realize that something far more sinister is at work. He believes that one of the patients is using astral projection to seek revenge on those around him. Written by
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Writer John Shiban was inspired by the film The Men, in which the main character, who had been injured in war and lost his legs, wanted to walk more than anything. See more
After General Callahan orders Captain Draper to get some rest, she salutes him and leaves. Contrary to popular myth, the U.S. Army does occasionally salute indoors (when reporting to a superior officer, at the end of a staff meeting, etc), however saluting on this occasion, while not technically incorrect, is not actually called for and could be interpreted as insubordinate. See more
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