The X-files

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When a teenage girl Amy Jacobs is kidnapped from the bedroom she shares with her younger sister, at the exact same time across town a waitress Lucy Householder, collapses in a crowded fast food restaurant muttering the same words as the kidnapper. Mulder and Scully are called in to assist the other investigators on the case. Mulder however is more interested in Lucy Householder's connection to the case, especially when a background check reveals that she was herself kidnapped at the age of eight and held captive in a basement for five years until she managed to escape, her kidnapper was never caught. But when test results on blood found on Lucy's uniform turn out to match Amy Jacobs, the other investigators including Scully suspect that Lucy has more to do with the kidnapping than previously thought. Mulder however believes that Lucy has some sort of psychic link with Amy, brought on by her own kidnap experience. He asks for Lucy's help to save Amy from a similar fate but Lucy fearful of reliving her own nightmare, is reluctant. When Lucy suffers an attack of temporary blindness, the result of Amy being held in a pitch black basement, Mulder again approaches her for help. Mulder tells her that he knows she is experiencing everything that Amy does. When a missing school photograph of Amy leads the investigators to a suspect Carl Wade, Lucy recognises him as the man who kidnapped her and realises the only way to escape her past is to save Amy.

Mulder: "..but whether she knew it or not, she was repeating the exact words spoken by Amy's abducter, at the exact same time, 20 miles across town."

Scully: "That's spooky."

Mulder: "That's my name isn't it."

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Writer: Charles Grant Craig
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Michael Chieffo John Wade
Jewel Staite Amy
Tracey Ellis Lucy Householder
Ken Ryan Banks
Sidonie Boll Mrs Jacobs
David Fredericks Photographer
Alexa Mardon Sadie
Dollie Scarr Supervisor
Dean Wray Tow Truck Driver
Jaques Lalonde Henry

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