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Orison 

Five years have passed since Scully escaped from Donnie Pfaster, an obsessed death fetishist. When Reverend Orison helps the madman escape from prison he immediately turns to the one that got away...Scully.

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... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... Rev. Orison
... Donald Addie Pfaster
... U.S. Marshal Daddo
... Brigham
... Call Girl (as Lisa Kushell)
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... Blueberry
... Waitress
Eric Buker ... U.S. Marshal
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Five years have passed since Scully escaped from Donnie Pfaster, an obsessed death fetishist. When Reverend Orison helps the madman escape from prison he immediately turns to the one that got away...Scully.

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9 January 2000 (USA)  »

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On the wall of the chapel is writen "Sheep go to heaven. Goats go to hell." This is also the chorus for the song of the same name by the alt-rock band Cake, this episode may have inspired it. See more »

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Scully states that the song "Don't Look Any Further" is one she hasn't heard since high school, but this song was released in 1984, making her 20 years old at the time (born in 1964 according to her FBI profile). She was well out of high school and in medical school by this point. See more »

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Donald Addie Pfaster: Who does your nails, girly girl?
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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One of the scariest X-Files episodes
3 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Orison features another monster-of-the-week return - Donnie Pfaster of season 2's Irresistible - and he was certainly a monster that deserved a proper sequel. Orison turns the creepiness of Irresistible up to disturbing levels, with heavy religious overtones throughout (like Scully's clock reading 6:66). While I prefer Irresistible of the two, Orison is not far behind. It's arguably scarier, and definitely one of the scariest episodes of the series due to its deeply sinister tone. You feel for Scully in this episode since Pfaster is one of the few sickos in her career that actually made her uncomfortable, so when she starts having omens and when she and Pfaster finally confront each other, it makes for a truly intense climax. This, paired with the fact that Donald Pfaster himself is one of the most deranged serial killers in TV history, makes Orison a wonderfully unsettling experience and a clear highlight of season 7.


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