When authorities receive a telephone tip from someone named Sydney, the FBI and ATF stage a raid at Temple of the Seven Stars, a religious cult the anonymous caller says is abusing children and has a cache of firearms. Mulder feels that he's been there before and has a powerful sense of deja vu. They arrest the cult leader Vernon Ephesian and several of his followers including one of his wives, Melissa Rydell Ephesian. They don't find the arms cache however and Assistant Director Skinner thinks they have less than a day to get some hard evidence or they will all be released. Melissa seems to be suffering from multiple personality disorder and has a personality known as Sydney, the person who made the call. In fact she has several personalities including a Southern belle who tells Mulder they were there for a Civil War battle. Mulder thinks she's recounting a past life.
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The portraits of Sullivan Biddle and Sarah Kavanaugh are amalgams of old photographs in the public domain. See more
When Mulder is interrogating Ephesian he references the "Church of Ephesia". The correct name is the Church of Ephesus. See more
Dana, if, um... early in the four years we've been working together... an event occurred that suggested or somebody told you that... we'd been friends together... in other lifetimes. Always. Would it have changed some of the ways we looked at one another?
Even if I knew for certain, I wouldn't change a day. Well, maybe that Flukeman thing. I could have lived without that just fine.
References The X-Files: The Host
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more