The X-files

3X17 Pusher

When Robert Modell, who calls himself 'Pusher', confesses to the murders of fourteen people, who's deaths had been classified as suicide, his details of the crime scenes convince the FBI that he is telling the truth. Agent Frank Burst leads the team who arrest Modell in a grocery market in Virginia, however Modell talks to the deputy driving the patrol car and mesmerises him in to pulling out in to the path of an oncoming truck. Modell escapes from the car wreck leaving the deputy dead and Agent Burst injured. Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate by Agent Burst who beings them up to speed on the case. A clue left by Modell on the patrol car leads Mulder to the American Ronin magazine, he finds cryptic adverts that show Modell has been working as a contract killer. They trace the telephone number from the advert to a golf driving range and attempt to arrest Modell for a second time. Modell induces one of the SWAT team members to set fire to himself but Modell collapses and is unable to escape. Mulder becomes convinced that Modell is using psychic powers to control people's minds. A theory given credence when Modell mesmerises the Judge in to letting him walk free. Having found a worthy opponent Modell uses his unique ability once more to gain access to the FBI building in Washington to get details about Mulder. As they embark on a game of cat and mouse with Modell, Mulder realises they are playing for his and Scully's lives.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "Why would a killer who is so proficient, confessed to murders that he has already gotten away with? Maybe he is dying!"

Scully: "And he wants to go out in a blaze of glory?"

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Rob Bowman

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Robert Wisden "Pusher" Robert Modell
Vic Polizos Special Agent Frank Burst
Steve Bacic Special Agent Collins
D Neil Mark Deputy Scott Kerber
Julia Arkos Holly
Don Mackay Judge
Meredith Bain-Woodward Defense Attorney Brent
J D Sheppard Prosecutor
Darren Lucas Lead SWAT Cop
Roger R Cross SWAT Lieutenant
Janyse Jaud Nurse
Ernie Foot Lobby Guard
Henry Watson Baliff

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