The X-files

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In New Orleans Jeb Dukes is called in by his boss Gary Garber to be fired, he is apologetic, sorry to let him go. Jeb steps out of the office building as a police chase ends with a car crash, as he stands there a flaming man emerges from the wreckage and enters Jeb's body. That evening Jeb returns to the office, walks up to his boss and shoots him dead. Local Detective Franklin Potter requests assistance from the FBI and Agent Monica Reyes is sent to investigate, at first she dismisses the case as satanic based. However when she sees Garber's body it briefly appears to be ashes. Reyes calls in Mulder to assist her in the case. She tells him that she experienced a similar vision while investigating Doggett's son's case. When they found his body, both she and Doggett saw the corpse as ashes momentarily althought Doggett later dismissed this as his imagination. When Doggett finds out about Mulder's investigation he accosts him in the hallway yelling at him to stay out of his life. Mulder tries to cool Doggett down explaining he was called in to assist by Reyes. She joins them in the hallway telling Doggett she believes the current case and his son's case are linked. Doggett warns her to leave it alone. Doggett visits Scully in the hospital and asks her why she now believes in the paranormal in the X-files, Scully tells him she was scared to believe before. Back in the X-files basement office Mulder tells Reyes he can find no connection to the other cases with the same kind of visions. But Reyes is insitstent that there is a connection, possible a thread of evil linking them all. Mulder warns her to leave Doggett alone, if he does not want to believe.

Notewothy Quote

Scully: "But then that's the other gift that you gave me, Mulder......Courage... to believe. And I hope that's a gift I can pass on."

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Writer: Greg Walker
Director: Barry Thomas

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett

Guest Cast:
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes
Jay Underwood Jeb Dukes
Wendy Gazelle Katha Dukes
Denise Crosby Dr Speake
Ron Canada Detective Potter
Bruce Wright Gary Garber
Dayna Beilenson Roberta Toews
Cheryl Francis Harrington ER Nurse
Amanda and Caitlin Fein Mia Dukes
Jennifer Hammon ICU Nurse
Devlin Elliott Pizza Delivery Man
Jake Fritz Luke Doggett
Veronica Brown Payphone Woman
Louise Melilli Distraught Woman

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