Scully and Mulder investigate a particularly gruesome murder at a hospital where a cosmetic surgery patient is butchered by the attending physician. The doctor who performed the operation has no idea why he did it and felt like he was possessed. While Scully looks for a scientific explanation Mulder feels witchcraft may have played a role. He finds five circles burned into the floor of the operating room which, when joined together, form a pentagram. As the uncontrolled killings continue, Mulder discovers a link between the victims' dates of birth and key dates on the witchcraft calendar.
Did You Know?
Viewers ended up finding the nurse's name as an unintended reference to Rebecca Nurse, an innocent woman prosecuted during the Salem witch trials, and the Rider-Waite tarot deck, the most popular tarot deck utilized in the world. See more
Mulder pronounces the the name of Gaelic holiday of Samhain as "sam-hayne," like it's spelled in the Roman alphabet. The correct pronunciation is "sah-win." See more
There's magic going on here, Mulder. Only it's being done with silicone, collagen, and a well-placed scalpel.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more