While on a weekend off in the small New England town of Ammas Beach, Maine, Scully comes across a grocery store full of people who tried to gouge out their own eyes. The people have no idea why they did this to themselves. On the telephone, Mulder tells her it all sounds like witchcraft but she isn't so sure. One woman in the store, Melissa Turner, seemed unaffected by it all but her reputation for being a witch works against her. She was widowed the year before and her boyfriend Dave stabbed himself in the eye and died in the grocery store incident. Scully focuses on Melissa's daughter and in particular, the young girl's doll.
Did You Know?
While Mulder is speaking to Scully on the phone in his kitchen and opens up his fridge, it only contains one expired juice. It gives us a clue about his culinary talent, probably absent. See more
At approximately 9:30, when Scully first talks to the sheriff after reviewing the security footage, she refers to him as "Captain Bonsaint", but his name badge shows his position is "Chief" and this is how he is later addressed at several other times, including by Scully. See more
What about you? Did you, um, get anything done while I was gone?
Oh God, I mean, it's amazing what I can accomplish without incessant meddling or questioning into everything I do, it's just...
[two pencils fall on him from above, Scully looks up to see dozens of pencils stuck in the ceiling
[looking up at ceiling
There's... got to be an explanation.
Oh, I don't know. I think some things are better left unexplained.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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