A particularly vivid dream leads Mulder to the burial site of a young girl who had been kidnapped and murdered years before. Mulder knows exactly who the murderer is, John Lee Roche whom Mulder an another FBI agent had arrested based in part on the psychological profile Mulder had prepared on him. Roche was convicted of 13 murders in all and Mulder always wondered if there might be more. The girl found as a result of his dream is number 14 and when they locate Roche's 'trophies' - hearts cuts out of the victims' clothing - they realize there are still two victims unaccounted for. The case takes an unexpected turn when Mulder's dreams suggests that Roche may have been involved in his sister Samantha's disappearance.
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received an Emmy nomination for his work on this episode. See more
Fox has already confirmed that Samantha was taken by aliens, so why does he even for a moment entertain the possibility that she was killed by Roche? See more
[speaking to Mulder
You said it yourself, once: "A dream is an answer to a question we haven't learned how to ask."
References The Magician
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more