The X-files

2X14 Die Hand Die Verletzt

After a group of teenagers fake an occult ritual at a woodland alter, inadvertently causing the death of one of their group, something evil is unleashed in the local community. Mulder and Scully are called in by the local police who fear the involvement of witchcraft. They travel to New Hampshire to investigate, combing the scene where teenager Jerry Stevens' body was discovered, they are caught in a down pour of toads! Later in Crowley High School Mulder notices the water running backwards down the drains, indicating that something powerful is affecting the area. When local teenager Shannon Ausbury, one of the group present at the occult ritual where Jerry died, comes forward with claims of repressed memories of occult rituals, sexual molestation, that she was made pregnant and then the baby sacrificed. Mulder and Scully are stunned and question Jim and Barbara Ausbury about their daughters claims. The Ausburys are incredulous and dispute their daughter story, Shannon has never been pregnant. Before they can question Shannon further she slits her wrists during a lesson with Mrs Paddock, a substitute teacher that no one can remember hiring. Jim Ausbury meets with a group of parents in secret, they discuss how they have let their religion slip, how they feel the presence of something evil in town. They attempt to re-affirm their beliefs before it is too late. But it would appear it will take much more to appease the evil presence among them.

Noteworthy Quote

Mrs Paddock's writing on the Blackboard: "Goodbye. It's been nice working with you"

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Writer: Glen Morgan
James Wong
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Susan Blommaert Mrs Phyllis Paddock
Dan Butler Jim Ausbury
Heather Mccomb Shannon Ausbury
P Lynn Johnson Deborah Brown
Shawn Johnston Pete Calcagni
Travis Macdonald Dave Duran
Michelle Goodger Barbara Ausbury
Larry Musser Sheriff John Oakes
Franky Czinege Jerry Thomas
Laura Harris Andrea
Doug Abrahams Paul Vitaris

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