Written by: Stephen King
and Chris Carter
This is a really freaky story written by Stephen King
A mother and her daughter, Polly
, go to the grocery store. While the mother, Melissa
, shops, Polly hold her doll and sits in the child
seat on the cart. Melissa goes to the fish
man and talks with him. Polly tells her mother she doesn't like the store and Melissa responds quickly by running to another area with the cart. Melissa looks into a glass cabinet
and sees the image of the fish man with a knife coming out from one eye
. Horrified, she tells Polly that they are going home. She makes her way to the entrance
of the store but the customers start to claw at their own eyes
. The fish man sees a large reflection of the doll. He grabs his knife
but suddenly turns on himself.
is vacationing in Maine
and turns into the grocery parking lot. A man exits the store and tells her that a doctor
is needed. Scully rushes inside and sees the fish man with a knife
coming from his eye. She calls Mulder telling him the situation. He says that it might be because of witchcraft or sorcery but Scully says she can't find any evidence and tells Mulder
not to worry.
Scully reviews camera footage, assisted by the police chief, Bonsaint
, and his deputy, Riggs
. She sees Melissa rushing towards the exit, apparently the only customer unaffected
. Bonsaint says that people think Melissa is a witch.
Riggs calls Melissa to tell her that she will be questioned but Melissa tells them to stay away. We see the shadow
of the doll behind her. Bonsaint and Scully go to Melissa's home but find no one. Scully learns that Melissa had been married to a fisherman
and was widowed when the husband
was killed in a boating accident
. Also, there had been an incident between Polly and a person in the daycare center
, that Polly was somehow able to throw the person
Riggs finds Melissa and Polly at an ice cream store
. Melissa tells him how she saw images of violent deaths
such as the fish man's, before they occur. Riggs tells Melissa to leave town
, giving her a key to a cabin. In the meantime, Polly is upset because the worker isn't giving her more ice cream. In a few moments, the worker's hair is caught in the machine
, trapping her. Riggs jumps the table to rescue the worker
Scully and Bonsaint talk to the daycare person who tells them that Melissa has witches as ancestor
s and is passing her lineage to Polly. Later, Melissa sees another vision seeing the daycare worker's bloody
image in a rear window. Melissa drives back home. Meanwhile, the daycare worker hears the song "Hokey Pokey
" in the center and looks to see what's happening. She finds herself facing the shadow of the Chinga Doll. She picks up pieces of a broken
record but turns on herself.
Melissa later sees an image of Rigg's corpse and Riggs soon finds his way to her house insisting she come with him to the police station. Later, we see Rigg's body in the kitchen with his nightstick covered with blood
Scully sees the man from the supermarket on the boat
where Melissa's husband was killed. The man tells her how the husband came upon the doll while checking lobster traps and that he wanted to give it to his daughter
, but the man found Rich's body later with a hook through his skull.
Melissa begins nailing and shutting each door and window in her home. Polly
yells to her mom that she can't sleep
and Melissa promises her the noise
will stop. Later, Melissa sees her own bloody reflection in the window, seeing a hammer
in her skull.
Scully and Bonsaint arrive at Melissa's house and look through the window, and see Melissa attempting to burn Rigg's body
. Bonsaint breaks through into the house and Melissa runs to a closet
and grabs a hammer, which she turns on herself. She starts hitting herself in the head. Scully runs and grabs the doll from Polly and zaps it in the microwave
. The doll melts and Melissa drops the hammer.
We see later another fisherman
pulls up the burned doll inside a trap
and it's eyes open.
Mulder (on the phone with Scully): "Hey, Scully
, it’s me."
Scully (on phone) -- "Mulder
, I thought we had an agreement. We were both going to take the weekend
Mulder -- "Right, right
. I know. But I - I just received some information about - about a case
. A classic X-files
--- classic. I wanted to share it with you."
Scully -- "Mulder, I’m on vacation
. The weather is clear. I’m looking forward to hitting the road and breathing in some of this fine New England
Mulder -- "You didn’t rent a convertible
, did you?"
Scully -- "Why?"
Mulder -- "Are you aware of the statistics
Scully -- "Mulder, I’m hanging up. I’m turning off my cell phone. I’m back in the office on Monday
Mulder -- "You shouldn’t ... ahh ... talk and drive at the same time, either. Are you aware of the statistics ….? Hello?"
Mulder (another phone conversation
) -- "Huh … it sounds to me like that’s witchcraft or maybe some sorcery
that you’re looking for there."
Scully -- "No, I don’t think it’s witchcraft
, Mulder, or sorcery. I’ve had a look around and I don’t see any evidence that warrants that kind of suspicion."
Mulder -- "Maybe you don’t know what you’re looking
Scully -- "Like evidence of conjury or the black arts or shamanism, divination, Wicca
or any kind of pagan or neo-Pagan practice. Charm
s, cards, familiars, bloodstone
s, or hex signs or any of the ritual tableaux
associated with the occult, Santeria
, or any high or low magic
Mulder -- "Scully - "
Scully -- "Yes?"
Mulder -- "Marry me
Scully -- "I was hoping for something a little more helpful."
Mulder -- "Well, you know, short of looking for a lady
wearing a pointy hat riding a broomstick, I think you pretty much got it covered there. "
Scully -- "Thanks anyway."
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