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7X14 Theef

When California Doctor Robert Wieder wins the Bay Area Doctor of the year award, both he and his family are overjoyed. But the celebrations soon turn sour when his father-in-law, Irv is found hanging with his throat cut in Robert Wieder's mansion, the words, 'Theef' scrawled in blood on the wall next to him. Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate and conclude that the message on the wall is a mis-spelling of the word thief. Mulder also discovers dirt in Irv's bed that is identified as hex-dirt. They question Robert Wieder on the matter but he claims that neither he or his father-in-law had any enemies. Scully's autopsy of Irv's body reveals that he was suffering from progressive dementia, a rare disease that affects a person's sanity. Mulder speculates that this could have driven Irv to kill himself. When Robert Wieder's wife, Nan is taken ill and rushed to hospital, she is diagnosed as suffering from Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis, another rare disease. Mulder airs his belief that someone is using hex-craft to direct these rare diseases against his family, but Robert Weider, being a man of science dismisses his concerns. Later however he is approached by a man claiming to be the father of Lynette Peattie, a patient he treated from a bus that rolled over. Knowing he could do nothing to save her and with her in pain, he eased her suffering by administring morphine until she died. Mulder believes Lynette's father is using the occult to harm Robert's family as punishment.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "I'll admit Mulder, this is not an open and shut case. But, uh it doesn't make it an X-file."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
John Shiban
Frank Spotnitz
Director: Kim Manners

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

Guest Cast:
Billy Drago Mr Peattie
James Morrison Dr Robert Wieder
Kate McNeil Nan Wieder
Cara Jedell Lucy Wieder
Tom Dahlgren Dr Irving Thalbro
Sage Allen Landlady
Michael Sidney Security Guard
Matthew Sutherland Records Clerk
Dylan Kussman Med Student
Aaron Braxton Radiology Tech
Leah Sanders Reporter #1
Mark Thompson Reporter #2
Pamela Gordon Proprietor

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