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?
The story idea was inspired by Pio of Pietrelcina, a friar, priest, and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, who experienced stigmata beginning in 1918 until his death in 1968. He was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint in 2002. See more
When Kevin's mother runs over Gates at around 30 minutes into the episode, the impact cracks the windshield. But,in the next shot, the same windshield looks good as new. See more
Mulder, would you do me a favor? Would you smell Mr. Jarvis?
References Sesame Street
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more