The X-files

1X21 Born Again

When New York Detective Barbala is thrown through a second story window to his death, the only person in the room is an eight year old girl, Michelle Bishop. She claims to have seen another man in the room, the description she gives matches Charlie Morris, a policeman who was murder by Triads nine years before. Judy Bishop, Michelle's mother tells them that Michelle is disturbed and under psychiatric care. Mulder and Scully question Tony Fiore, Charlie Morris' former partner, he is not very helpful and acts nervous. When Mulder and Scully leave he telephones a former policeman Len Felder and tells him about the FBI agents visit, they along with Barbala were involved in Charlie Morris' death and the cover up that followed. Later that night as Len Felder gets off a bus, the door closes trapping his scarf and he is dragged to his death. Sitting on the bus a few seats back is Michelle. Mulder and Scully find it more than a coincidence that Michelle was witness at two deaths in as many days. As they investigate they discover that Barbala, Felder, Fiore and Charlie Morris were involved in a drug deal shortly before Charlie Morris was murdered. Mulder also interviews Michelle's psychiatrist and discovers that Michelle mutilates dolls with the exact wounds that Charlie Morris had when he died. Mulder believes that Michelle is the reincarnation of Charlie Morris and holds the key to the solution not only of the current case but also a nine year old murder case.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder to Scully: "Well why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary phenomena."

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Writer: Howard Gordon
Alex Gansa
Director: Jerrold Freedman

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Brian Markinson Tony Fiore
Mimi Lieber Anita Fiore
Maggie Wheeler Detective Sharon Lazard
Dey Young Judy Bishop
Andrea Libman Michelle Bishop
P Lynn Johnson Dr Sheila Braun
Leslie Carlson Dr Spitz
Richard Sali Dr Felder
Dwight Koss Det Barbala
Peter Lapres Harry Linhart

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