Mulder and Scully travel to Pennsylvania when Reverend Finley, who claimed to bear the wounds of Christ, is murdered. Further investigation reveals that he was not a true stigmatic and Mulder links the case to a series of international murders of false stigmatics.
Mulder and Scully travel to the small town of Loveland, Ohio when a local boy Kevin Kryder begins bleeding from his palms. They meet with his father Michael, who is being held in a mental institute. He claims that Kevin is the son of God and that there are 'forces of darkness' who are out to eliminate him, that God will send someone to protect him.
When Kevin is abducted from the social services home, witness descriptions match a local gardener, Owen Jarvis. When Mulder and Scully trace him to his home, they find Kevin missing and arrest Jarvis. When they question him he claims that God told him to protect Kevin, then with great strength he breaks the handcuffs and escapes. He rushes to Kevin's home and finds a man, Simon Gates attacking Kevin, they fight and Jarvis is killed but Kevin is rescued by Mulder and Scully. Scully performs the autopsy on Jarvis and discovers fingerprints that identify Simon Gates. Records indicate that Gates recently visited Israel, leading Mulder to speculate that he may be suffering from Jerusalem Syndrome, religious delusions. Mulder does not believe the case involves religious phenomenon. Scully however believes that she has been chosen by God to protect Kevin.
Mulder: "I wait for a miracle everyday. But what I have seen here has only tested my patience and not my faith."
Scully: "But what about what I've seen?"
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|| Millennium Man
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