The X-files

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Melissa Turner and her young daughter Polly visit their local grocery market in Amma Beach, Maine. Melissa has a vision of the one of the employee, Dave with a knife protruding from one eye. Shortly after other customers begin clawing at their eyes and Dave grabs a knife and turns it on himself. Agent Scully vacationing in the area returns to her rented car in the grocery market's parking lot as a old man exits the market, blood trickling down his face and requests the assistance of a doctor. Scully enters the market and provides help to the injured customers. Later she telephones Mulder about the bizarre incident, he mentions that it may be the result of witchcraft. Scully assists the local Police Chief Jack Bonsaint and his deputy in their investigation. They review video footage from the grocery market's video camera. Scully notes Melissa Turner, the only unaffected customer rushing to the exit. On route to the Turner residence Bonsaint informs Scully that many of the local townsfolk believe Melissa is a witch, how her husband, a local fisherman died in a strange boating accident. And that her daughter Polly was involved in a incident with the local day-care centre worker Jane Froelich, who believes that Melissa and her daughter Polly are descendants of witches. Jane claims she slapped Polly when she became uncontrollable and was thrown to the floor. When Jane is later found dead of self inflicted wounds, it is up to Scully to uncover the truth before more people die.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "I was thinking about this case, maybe it's not witchcraft after all. Maybe there's a...maybe there's a scientific explanation."

Scully: "A scientific explanation!!"

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Writer: Stephen King
Chris Carter
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Susannah Hoffman Melissa Turner
Jenny-Lynn Hutcheson Polly Turner
Carolyn Tweedle Jane Froelich
Gordan Tipple Assistant Manager
Harrison Coe Dave the Fishmonger
Larry Musser Jack Bonsaint
William MacDonald Buddy Riggs
Dean Wray Rich Turner
Henry Beckman Old Man
Ian Robison Ranger
Tracy Lively Clerk
Elizabeth McCarthy Shopper
Sean Benbow Customer

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