The X-Files (1993–2018)
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After a Jewish man is murdered in a Jewish community, his killers are murdered, too. Mulder and Scully have to determine whether someone is exacting vengeance or are larger forces are at work.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Howard Gordon




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Justine Miceli ... Ariel Weiss
David Groh ... Jacob Weiss
David Wohl ... Kenneth Ungar
Channon Roe ... Derek Banks
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ... Isaac Luria
Jonathan Whittaker ... Curt Brunjes
Timur Karabilgin Timur Karabilgin ... Tony
Jabin Litwiniec Jabin Litwiniec ... Clinton
George Gordon George Gordon ... Detective
Murrey Rabinovitch Murrey Rabinovitch ... 1st Hasidic Man
David Freedman David Freedman ... Rabbi


Scully and Mulder investigate a series of murders that began with the beating and shooting of a young Orthodox Jew named Isaac Luria by a gang of young men. One of those men, 16-year-old Tony Oliver, has since been strangled by someone - or something - with Isaac Luria's fingerprints. With rumors that Luria has risen from the dead to seek revenge, the two remaining killers dig up his grave and find his body in the casket. One of them is killed, however. They suspect that Luria's father-in-law, Jacob Weiss, might somehow be involved in the revenge killings but Mulder thinks the solution lies elsewhere - in the legend of the Golem. Written by garykmcd

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English | Hebrew

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16 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Justine Miceli based her mourning performance on how she felt when her own father died of cancer. See more »


Jacob Weiss is said to have belonged to Irgun ("Jewish Military Underground") and been arrested for terrorism by the British in 1959. However, the British pulled out of Israel when it became a recognized state in 1948, and Irgun was dissolved because there was now no motivation for it to exist. It would make no sense for an Israeli to have been arrested by the British in Israel in 1959. (Unless we are supposed to believe that he was carrying out terrorist acts in the UK and arrested there - but that is not suggested and would have little historical resonance in any case.) See more »


Dana Scully: You haven't heard the rumors?
Curt Brunjes: What rumors?
Dana Scully: That Luria is back from the dead - that he's risen from his grave?
Curt Brunjes: What kind of Jew trick is this?
Fox Mulder: A Jew pulled it off two thousand years ago.
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A Final Good-Bye
15 June 2016 | by miketorres-01444See all my reviews

One of the most, if not the most, poignant episode of the X-Files. Ariel Weiss (skillfully and beautifully played by Justine Miceli) and Isaac Luria are two, young orthodox Jews betrothed to one another. Ariel's father, a Holocaust survivor, discovers a re-birth of his hopes for the future through his daughter's love for Isaac and their impending wedding. In a cruel twist of fate, Isaac becomes the victim of a hate crime and is brutally shot to death shortly before their wedding. Ariel was not afforded the opportunity to express her love for Isaac one last time nor was she able to say a final good-bye.

Through the sheer power and intensity of her love for Isaac and her faith, Ariel creates the opportunity to meet with Isaac one last time, tell him of her undying love and bid him a final good-bye.

A story of love, loss and a fulfilled wish to have one final opportunity to say, "I love you" and to say "Good-bye".

For anyone who has lost someone they dearly love and has often wished to see them one last time.

I've watched this episode over and over. The ending is beautiful and so very poignant. From ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

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