Episode Summary

The inexplicable deaths of several people at the hands of a faith healer send Mulder and Scully into the Bible belt. The deaths have shaken the miracle worker's faith in his gift, but not before Mulder experiences some of the boy's power.

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Scully: The reverend's name is —

Mulder: Reverend Calvin Hartley.

Scully: You've heard of him?

Mulder: The boy's his adopted son Samuel. He claims to have found him as an infant, lying in the tall weeds on the banks of the muddy Mississippi.

Scully: Do you know that he also claims that the boy brought a man back from the dead?

Mulder: It's more than a claim. The man he saved appears as a regular attraction in the reverend's ministry. The boy's been performing miracles every week for the past ten years... twice on Sundays.

Mulder: I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.

Scully: Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.

Mulder: I saw the movie.

Scully: Maybe we should go backstage and see what the reverend has to say.

Mulder: No wait, wait. This is the part where they bring out Elvis

Scully: A few thousand grasshoppers does not constitute a plague.

Scully: What is it?

Mulder: It's a girl...

Scully: Who? Jessica Hahn?

Mulder: A little girl.

Scully: Apparently miracles don't come cheap. [After passing on the collection plate]

Mulder: Do you think the boy really did it?

Scully: No.

Mulder: Why not?

Scully: I was raised a Catholic. I have a certain familiarity with the scripture. And god never lets the devil steal the show.

Mulder: You must have really liked The Exorcist?

Scully: One of my favourite movies.

Scully: Mulder, take a look at this. [Rinsing a lung in the sink]

Mulder: Do I have to?

Scully: You've got that look on your face, Mulder.

Mulder: What look is that?

Scully: The kind when you've forgotten your keys and you're trying to figure out how to get back in the house.

Mulder: Remember the boy did rise from the dead. That kind of thing only happens once or twice every 2000 years or so.