Episode Summary

A murder in a Jewish community leads to the deaths of the killers, forcing Mulder and Scully to determine whether vengeance or larger forces are at work.

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Scully: Apparently he'd been watching this tape when he was strangled to death.

Mulder: Very Old Testament.

Scully: Yeah, but with a new twist. The Brooklyn Homicide detectives contacted the FBI Civil Rights branch with an interesting set of fingerprints that they'd pulled off the boy's body.

Mulder: Interesting how?

Scully: Interesting in that they belonged to Isaac Luria.

Mulder: Risen from the grave to avenge his own death?

Mulder: Yeah, spectral figures are not often known to leave fingerprints. Casper never did.

Scully: The right to free expression doesn't extend to murder.

Curt Brunjes: You work for them too, don't you?

Mulder: Who?

Curt Brunjes: You know who. You look like you might be one yourself. [Mulder laughs]

Scully: You haven't heard the rumours?

Curt Brunjes: What rumours?

Mulder: That Luria is back from the dead. That he's risen from his grave.

Curt Brunjes: What kind of Jew trick is this?

Mulder: A Jew pulled it off two thousand years ago.

Mulder: [to Curt Brujnes] Bless you. [before leaving]

Scully: Maybe they came to desecrate the corpse as retribution for Tony Oliver's death.

Mulder: This seems pretty redundant, doesn't it? Messing up somebody you've already killed? I think they were afraid.

Scully: Afraid?

Mulder: Afraid that the man they hated enough to kill wasn't really dead.

[Mulder removes a book from under the corpse's head]

Mulder: What's this? A little bedtime reading? [The book bursts into flames]

Jacob Weiss: It was self defence.

Mulder: Hanging a man in self defence?

Scully: Where are you going?

Mulder: See a man about a burning book.

Mulder: What is the magic word?

Kenneth Ungar: See these three letters — olif, mim, toof — creates the word emet.

Mulder: I don't speak Hebrew. I don't know what that means.

Kenneth Ungar: Truth. Emet means truth.