Scully and Mulder investigate the murder of a popular evangelist who claimed, falsely as it turns out, to bear the wounds Christ bore from the cross - stigmata. Mulder is aware that there have been other similar murders but when they are called to a nearby school, they meet Kevin Kryder, a 12 year-old who seems to genuinely show the signs of stigmata. The boy's father is in prison for child abuse and Mulder is skeptical about it all. Scully however struggles with her own religious views and comes to believe that the boy may be genuine. She also comes to believe that she is there to protect him.
Did You Know?
Although Scully's Catholicism had been touched upon before in the series, this was one of the first episodes to overtly deal with her faith. See more
The thermometer they use to take Kevin's temperature orally has a red tip, meaning it's a rectal thermometer. See more
[to Scully; pouty
You never draw my bath.
References Sesame Street
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more