The X-Files (1993–2018)
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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


Chris Carter (created by), Frank Spotnitz (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




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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Did You Know?


Emily -- the product of experimentation in the realm of the creation of alien-human hybrids, seems to represent a parallel to the Nephilim, who are described as the offspring of an angel and a mortal woman See more »


During the autopsy, right after Scully believes she has seen Emily, the camera goes back to the dead girl who moves on the autopsy table. See more »


Fox Mulder: And why would God allow this to happen? Why do bad things happen to good people? Religion has masqueraded as the paranormal since the dawn of time to justify some of the most horrible acts in history.
Dana Scully: I was raised to believe that God has His reasons however mysterious.
Fox Mulder: He may well have His reasons, but He seems to use a lot of psychotics to carry out His job orders.
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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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