The X-files

3X13 Syzygy

Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate a number of deaths at the town high school in Comity by local detective Angela White, who is convinced that evil is stalking the local high school students. Three high school boys have been murdered in as many months. Mulder and Scully arrive in Comity in time for the funeral of the latest victim and witness the coffin bursting into flames during the service. Adding more fuel to the rumours of the involvement of a Satanic cult. And when two high school girls, Terri Roberts and Margi Klienjan who witnessed the death of the last boy both recant the same story of satanic abuse and voice their fear that the local cult wants to sacrifice blonde virgins. Mulder is convinced that the local townsfolk are right about a satanic cult being involved, despite Scully's reminder that an exhaustive FBI investigation in to satanic cults found no conclusive proof of any satanic rituals or sacrifices. In fact Mulder and Scully's relationship is very strained, especially after Scully catches Mulder and detective White in each others arms in Mulder's hotel room. After the death of two more high school boys and a girl in their presence, Terri and Margi fall out and blame each other for the murders. As tension builds between Mulder and Scully, the town's population's anger spills out and they take to the streets. Only a local astrologer seems to have the answer, a once in every 84 years planetary alignment is about to turn the town in to a cosmic hot spot.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "The problem is, that the details of these accounts could have been taken from any newspaper or magazine. As horrific as they sound, the stories that these girls told are common, even cliché"

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Ryan Reynolds Jay "Boom" Deboom
Lisa Robin Kelly Terri Roberts
Wendy Benson Margi Kleinjan
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson Detective White
Ryk Brown Minister
Garry Davey Bob Spitz
Denalda Williams Zirinka
Russell Porter Scott Williams
Gabrielle Miller Brenda J Summerfield
Tim Dixon Dr Richard Godfrey

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