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All Souls 

When a girl dies a mysterious death, Scully and Mulder discover more girls' lives are at stake in a divine battle of good versus evil.


Allen Coulter


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Glenn Morshower ... Aaron Starkey
Jody Racicot ... Father Gregory
Emily Perkins ... Dara Kernoff / Paula Koklos / Roberta Dyer
Lauren Diewold Lauren Diewold ... Emily Sim
Joseph Patrick Finn Joseph Patrick Finn ... Confessor
Eric Keenleyside ... Lance Kernof
Patti Allan ... Mrs. Kernoff
Arnie Walters ... Father McCue
Lorraine Landry Lorraine Landry ... Pathologist Vicki Belon
Tracy Elofson Tracy Elofson ... Four-Faced Man


In the confessional at her local church, Scully tells a priest that she is responsible for the death of young girl. In flashbacks, Scully and Mulder are called in when a young woman is found dead in the street not far from her home. No one has any idea how she got there as she was severely handicapped and was not mobile. Scully's parish priest asks her to look into the case as the girl's parents are also members of the parish. As the case progresses, Scully will come to face evil and must also come to terms with loss of her own daughter. Written by garykmcd

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26 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The visual effects for the shifting heads of the Seraphim were created by means of CGI and took visual-effects supervisor Lauri Kailsen-George a long time to complete, who didn't finish until "hours before airtime." See more »


Mulder refers to a cross hanging in what is usually considered an inverted position as being a "protest, a sacrilege against the Church". In Roman Catholic symbology, an "inverted" cross is known as the Cross of Saint Peter. Later in the episode, Scully gives an alternate interpretation referring to a legend that when Peter was martyred, he asked to be crucified head down because he was unworthy to die in the same manner as Christ. Mulder's interpretation usually refers to an inverted crucifix, a cross with the image of Christ being crucified. An inverted cross without Christ fits Scully's description, also known as a Petrine Cross. See more »


Fox Mulder: I can't believe how easily persuaded you are today, Scully!
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References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »


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It's a fun episode.
10 May 2019 | by lomaran-1See all my reviews

Scully's faith vs Mulder's beliefs. Milder believes in everything: from Little Green Men to the Easter Bunny - but no, not God. That's taking things too far. Angels, too or even an afterlife in Heaven are all scoffed at by him, but he DOES believe in past lives, so go figure. The Seraphim ARE, btw, mentioned in the Bible (Isaiah), as are the Nephilim or giants of the Old Testament. The four faces represent the Four Gospels. In Matthew, the Gospel for the Jews, Jesus is depicted as a King or Lion. In Mark, the Gospel for the Romans, Jesus is depicted as servant or the Ox. In Luke, the Gospel for the Greek, He is a Man and in John, the Gospel for ALL, Jesus is depicted as God or the Eagle. I found this fascinating when I first learned it as a new Christian and others reading this, and enjoying this episode, might find it interesting, as well. The story told is apocryphal but the Nephilim being the offspring of the fallen angels and human women is generally accepted. Again, interesting, fun stuff.

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