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Assistant Director Skinner puts off signing his divorce papers for one more day, reluctant to end his 17 year marriage. He meets a woman in the Chesapeake Lounge of the Ambassador Hotel and they end up spending the night together in a hotel room. Skinner has a vision of an old woman and awakes to find the woman from the lounge dead in bed next to him. Mulder and Scully are called in by the local police investigating the case. The dead woman Carina Sayles it turns out works for an escort agency, when Mulder and Scully check with the agency they have Skinner's credit card details. Skinner is released on bail but refuses Mulder and Scully's help. They investigate the case regardless despite their own admission that they know nothing about his private life, they feel honour bound to help clear his name. Mulder notes that he was surprised to hear that Carina Sayles was a prostitute. Scully discovers that Skinner suffers from a serious sleeping disorder linked to his recent separation from his wife and has visions of an old woman visiting him in the night. Mulder links this to a succubus, a spirit that visits men in the night in such a form. After Skinner's wife is run off the road and nearly killed by his car, Mulder tests the airbag from the car which reveals the face of an unknown man proving Skinner was not driving the car at the time of the accident. Which leads Mulder to believe that someone is out to frame and discredit Assistant Director Skinner.

Noteworthy Quote

Senior Agent: "Do you believe in paranormal phenomenon Agent Scully?"

Scully: "What ever extreme cases I have encountered, I have always viewed through the lens of science. I believe that is why I was assigned to the X-files and to Agent Mulder."

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Story by: David Duchovny
Howard Gordon
Writer: Howard Gordon
Director: James Charleston

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Tasha Simms Jay Cassal
Amanda Tapping Carina Sayles
Bethoe Shirkoff Old Woman
Tom Mason Detective Waltos
Cal Traversy Young Detective
Stacy Grant Judy Fairly
Janie Woods-Morris Lorraine Kelleher
Jennifer Hetrick Sharon Skinner
Malcolm Stewart Special Agent Bonnecaze
Brendan Beiser Dr Rick Newton
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Michael David Simms Senior Agent
Morris Paynch Gray-Haired Man

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