The X-files

9X14 Improbable

At a casino bar sits Mr Burt, casually playing solitaire with a pack of cards, he nonchalantly says to the bartender, ‘Seven seven, pack of Morleys’. Another patron approaches the bar and orders exactly that. Mr Burt strikes up a one way conversation with Mad Wayne, who is watching a woman on the slot machines. She goes to the toilet and Mad Wayne gets up to follow, Mr Burt cautions him not to do what he is about to do. A few minutes later a lady comes screaming from the bathroom that a woman has been murdered. At the bar Mr Burt turns over a card to reveal the Ace of Spades, the death card. In the X-files basement office Reyes reads about the casino murder in the paper when Scully enters. She shows Scully details of the victim and of two other murder cases, which she has linked using numerology. Although Scully dismisses numerology as child’s game, she notices each victim has the same faint mark on their bodies. Mad Wayne dresses in his apartment and notices Mr Burt outside working a three-card Monte scam. He accosts Mr Burt threatening him to stop following him, though Mr Burt dismisses this telling him it does not fit his pattern. He warns Mad Wayne to choose better. The FBI are pleased with Reyes on cracking the serial killer case, however her insistence on the case revolving around numerology and her use of the services of a numerologist, Vicki Burdick who becomes Mad Wayne’s latest victim, causes friction with the head of the behavioural science office agent Fordyce. Reyes theory is given more credence when Scully discovers the mark on the victims are from a ring with 666 on it and Doggett notices on a map that the path of the murders forms the number 6. But what is Mr Burt’s part in all this.

Noteworthy Quote

Scully: "I presume you mean the so-called "Unified Theory?" What physicists often refer to as the Theory of Everything? An equation so simple, they say that it might be printed on a t-shirt. It's a Holy Grail in the world of science. Potentially, the most important question that mankind has ever asked. But that such a complex calculation is even possible is the subject of enormous controversy."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Chris Carter

Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett
Annabeth Gish Special Agent Monica Reyes

Guest Cast:
Burt Reynolds Mr Burt
Ray McKinnon Mad Wayne
John Kapelos Agent Fordyce
Amy D'Allessandro Amy
Nick De Marinis Pizza Man
Ernesto Gasco Heavy Italian Man
Ellen Greene Vicki Louise Burdick
Benito Prezia Old Italian Man
Larry Udy Middle Aged Man
Beth Watson Woman
Angelo Vacco Bartender
Travis Riker Baby William

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