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.
Did You Know?
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
Sure I knew him. The man owned the store right across the street. But I'd be lying if I said I was surprised it happened.
Why is that?
Well, you know how they are. They're always trying to find ways to make money off of honest folk who work for a living.
Can you think of anyone who might have held a grudge?
I can't think of anyone who didn't.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more