The X-files

4X23 Demons

After a vivid vision from his childhood of his mother and father arguing, Mulder wakes in a motel covered in blood with no memory of how he got there. He telephones Scully who drives to the motel to help him. Scully discovers that two rounds have been fired from Mulder's gun but he has no recollection of firing his weapon. Scully traces the owners of a car parked outside Mulder's room, they travel to the home of David and Amy Cassandra, only to find them both shot dead. Blood from the two victims match the blood on Mulder's shirt and he is taken in to custody by the local police, but is later released when evidence concludes that the Cassandra's were involved in a murder-suicide. Traces of the anaesthetic Ketamine is found in Mulder's blood, which Scully realises could account for his memory loss. It turns out that Amy was an alien abductee, who was undergoing treatment by a local psychiatrist, Dr Goldstein to recover memories using an unconventional therapy to stimulate electronic impulses in the brain. Mulder again has a vision this time about the relationship between his mother and the Cigarette Smoking Man. As Mulder confronts his mother accusing her of choosing his sister Samantha to be abducted instead of him. Scully tries to explain to Mulder that it is the drugs affecting his mind, that his memories can not be trusted. Mulder realises he was being treated by Dr Goldstein too and in a desperate attempt to discover the truth, he returns to finish his treatment.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "And if it's only by knowing where he's been that he can hope to understand where he's going....Then I fear that Agent Mulder may loose his course and the truths that he is seeking from his childhood will continue to evade him, driving him more dangerously forward in impossible pursuits."

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Writer: R W Goodwin
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Jay Acovone Detective Joe Curtis
Mike Nussbaum Dr Charles Goldstein
Chris Owens Young Cigarette Smoking Man
Rebecca Toolan Mrs Mulder
Andrew Johnston Medical Examiner
Terry Jang Barclay Imhof
Vanessa Morley Young Samantha
Eric Breker Admitting Officer
Rebecca Harker Housekeeper
Shelley Adam Young Mrs Mulder
Dean Aylesworth Young Bill Mulder
Alex Haythorne Young Mulder

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