Howard Gordon and Chris Carter
10 years ago:
a boy brings a horribly burned man back to life.
10 years later: Mulder
investigate the Miracle
Ministry, an evangelical
ministry who claims that the boy, Samuel, has power to heal, however, two people have died recently after he laid his hands on them.
They find Samuel in a local bar
who says his gift has been corrupted. He shakes up Mulder by telling him about Samantha
, Mulder's missing sister. They arrest Samuel and take him to his bail hearing
where the courtroom
is suddenly filled with locusts
Saumuel continues his show but he touches a woman in a wheelchair
who goes into a seizure
s, and Samuel is put back into jail
. An autopsy
shows that the woman was poisoned
and Mulder and Scully find that the locusts were put into the courtroom through the roof.
puts two men into Samuel's cell who beat
him to death.
Mulder and Scully find that the man Samuel saved 10 years ago, Leonard Vance, has been trying to incriminate
him. However, he takes his own life after seeing a vision of Samuel.
Samuel's body is missing from the morgue
and a nurse says she saw him walk out.
Throughout the episode, Mulder sees images of Samantha.
Mulder -- " I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock
Scully (smiling) -- " Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock."
Mulder -- "I saw the movie."
Samuel -- "I've looked on the infirm and seen their sickness
... their cancer
. Just as I can see the pain on this man (points at Mulder) right here."
Mulder -- "Really? What pain is that?"
Samuel -- "The pain you have regarding a brother or a sister. It's an old pain. It's never been healed."
Scully -- "I was raised a Catholic
, and I have a certain familiarity with the scripture
. And God
never lets the Devil
steal the show."
Mulder -- (smiling) "You must have really liked 'The Exorcist
Scully -- (nodding and smiling) "One of my favorite movies
Mulder -- "I think people are looking hard for miracles
... so hard that maybe they make themselves see what they want to
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