Voodoo appears to be involved in the murder of a prominent doctor's father-in-law. Mulder and Scully work to stop the killer who uses hex-craft to exact his revenge on the doctor's family.

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Dr. Robert Wieder
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Nan Wieder
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Dr. Irving Thalbro
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Voodoo appears to be involved in the murder of a prominent doctor's father-in-law. Mulder and Scully work to stop the killer who uses hex-craft to exact his revenge on the doctor's family.

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Theef was dedicated to Rick Jacobson, prexy and chief operating officer of Twentieth Television and a well-liked veteran of the syndication biz. He died Sunday at Tarzana Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 48. An article about him appeared in "Variety" on March 6, 2000. See more »

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Dr. Wieder assures his wife, Nan, just before her death that the diagnostic MRI machines emits about as much radiation as a dental x-ray. MRI's (magnetic resonance imaging) does not emit any radiation, but uses a strong electromagnetic and radio waves. See more »

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Dana Scully: Kuru.
Fox Mulder: The disease New Guinea tribesmen get?
Dana Scully: From eating the brains of their relatives.
Fox Mulder: And I thought my grandpa slurping his soup was bad...
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Written by Mark Snow
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No Surprises
24 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I've always loved Billy Drago and as always he is truly creepy as the Appalachian conjure man with a grudge in this supernatural-revenge thriller. The gross-out effects are also well done. The problem is pure plotting predictability and an unengaging setting (this subject BEGS for a Manly Wade Wellman treatment!)

It's interesting to me that this has been compared unfavorably to the Season 2 occult thriller "Fresh Bones." The occult effects in that episode were handled in a deft way that left the possibility of magic an open-ended question. This episode is so magic-heavy it might have been an episode of "Charmed!" Likewise "Fresh Bones" had both a plot twist and final surprise at the end. The greatest irony of this episode is Scully saying: "I'll always surprise you, Mulder!"


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