The X-files

2X11 Excelsis Dei

When nurse Michelle Charter working at the Excelsis Dei Convalescents Home in Worcester, Massachusetts claims to have been raped by an invisible entity, the details are brought to Scully's attention. Mulder for once is sceptical, there are several X-files relating to 'entity rape' but all have been inconclusive. Scully argues that a crime has been committed and must be investigated. They interview Michelle Charter, she tells them that the spirit that attacked her was of one of the residence at the home. Mulder and Scully interview the accused man Hal Arden, but he assures them he does not have the strength or sexual drive to rape anyone. Shortly after they interview him Hal starts choking and dies. The head doctor John Grago is upset when he hears of Hal's death, he like many of the other residence had been responding well to a new drug Depranil, sending Alzheimers in to remission. However when an autopsy on Hal reveals trace amounts of Ibotenic acid, a hallucinogenic drug in his system, Dr John Grago does not know how it got there. The situation worsens when one of the orderlies is pushed out of a window by an invisible force whilst chasing Hal's roommate Stan. Mulder discovers a room full of mushrooms being grown in the basement by an Asian orderly called Gung. He has been giving them to the residents to enable them to speak with the dead. Gung is convinced that the rape and deaths have been carried out by the angry spirits of former residents of the home.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "Are you saying that the building's haunted because if you are, I think you've been working with me for too long Scully!"

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Writer: Paul Brown
Director: Steven Surjik

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

Guest Cast:
Frances Bay Dorothy
Teryl Rothery Nurse Michelle Charters
Eric Christmas Stan Phillips
David Fresco Hal Arden
Sab Shimono Gung Bittuen
Tasha Simms Laura Kelly

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