Written by:Chris Carter
's old girlfriend
, Phoebe Green, asks Mulder and Scully
for help in protecting a British lord
, Sir Malcolm, after several members of Parliament
were killed by fire
Mulder admits his fear of fire but thinks about the case and decides the assassin
may be a pyrokinetic
-- someone who can control and conduct
The assassin kills the Sir Malcolm's estate caretake
r, proceeds to burn down a bar
(after igniting his own arm) and takes the place of the family chauffeur
and drives them to a dinner.
Scully investigates the killer while Mulder and Green begin to "rekindle their romance
." They are interrupted by Scully at the dinner who realizes that the floor where the family's children
are staying is on fire. The killer saves the children therefore earning the family's trust
Scully learns that the killer, Cecil L'ively, worked for the previous two victims and gets conformation from the bar owner.
Mulder, Scully, and Green go to the house finding it on fire. Mulder saves the children while Scully confronts the killer, who explode
s is flames and collapses.
In an overvoice
, Scully tells us that L'ively should recover from his burns
in a month and the authorities are unsure on how to prosecute
This is the episode with the famous black boxers.
Mulder takes a tape out of its case and looks at it
Scully -- " What do you think it is?"
Mulder -- "Ten-to-one, you can't dance to it."
Mulder --" There's something else I haven't told you about myself, Scully. I hate fire. Hate it. Scared to death of it."
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