An intended passport photo for a missing woman develops warped and twisted, showing her terrified and surrounded by beings. With a little investigation, Mulder develops a theory that the kidnapper of this woman has the power to psychically display his thoughts on film. Written by
Did You Know?
Pruitt Taylor Vince is afflicted with nystagmus, a condition that causes rapid, involuntary eye movements. This was expertly included in certain shots of Gerry Schnauz to hint at his mental instability (with which nystagmus has nothing to do), and perhaps allude to his uncanny ability of photographic thought projection. See more
[Interrogating Gerald Schnauz
Do you want to tell us about the first time you were arrested, Gerry?
In 1980 you attacked your father with an axe handle. You beat him so severely that he spent the remainder of his life in a wheelchair.
I was not jailed, I was institutionalized. I had a kind of... chemical imbalance.
[reading from folder
'Gerald Thomas Schnauz diagnosed and treated for a paranoid schizophrenic disorder. Six years in Melvoyne Psychiatic Hospital. Released 1986.' So what have...