Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon
Detective Barbala talks to a lost little girl
in an interrogation room
. Moments later
s to his death
after crashing through the window
get involved and talk to the mother
. She says that they've gone through four nannies
and that the little girl, Michelle
, is not a normal kid.
Michelle says she saw another man in the room. Her description fits Detective Charlie Morris who died nine years ago. Mulder of course suggests she saw a ghost
However evidence starts to mount that Michelle has psychokinetic powers
and may be the reincarnation
of Charlie Morris. Michelle has mutilated
in the manner that Charlie Morris had died (particularly brutal
). Michelle is also present when detective Barbala is choked to death when his scarf
is caught in a bus.
We find out that Barbala and Fiore, his and Morris's partner, were involved in Morris's murder
. Michelle captures Fiore and is about to kill him when Mulder and Scully reach Michelle/Morris. It's all over when Fiore admits his involvement
with the murder. Michelle has no memory
of the incident
and the case is closed with objection
s from Mulder.
Mulder -- "I'm sure. Have you observed any unexplained phenomena
in Michelle's presence?"
Dr. Braun (Michelle's psyc.) "Unexplained phenomena?"
Mulder -- "Inordinate physical strength
, psychic ability
Dr. Braun -- "You're joking, of course."
Mulder -- "Why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary
Scully -- "Because sometimes ..."
Mulder -- "What?"
Scully -- "... looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you."
Scully -- "Do me a favor, Mulder. Let me say it. Reincarnation
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