The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Apparitions of women killed by a serial killer start appearing to people. Mulder figures they may be harbingers of death for those who see them. Scully is skeptical until she sees one. Their only lead is an autistic psychiatric patient.


Jim Charleston (as James Charleston)


Chris Carter (created by), John Shiban


Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Steven M. Porter ... Harold Spuller
Alex Bruhanski ... Angelo Pintero
Sydney Lassick ... Chuck Forsch
Nancy Fish ... Nurse Innes
Danny Kamin ... Detective Hudak (as Daniel Kamin)
Lorena Gale ... Attorney
Michael Puttonen ... Martin Alpert (as Mike Puttonen)
Christine Willes ... Karen Kosseff
Ken Tremblett ... Uniformed Officer




Mulder and Scully investigate a series of deaths after reports that people are seeing the victims' ghosts just before they die. All of the victims were young women and in the most recent case, a bowling alley owner saw the victim's spirit floating above the pin setting machine at the end of one of the lanes. When they examine the bowling lane, they find the message 'she is me' etched into the wood. Harold Spuller works at the bowling alley and is slightly autistic. He lives in an institutional setting and to the local police, he is the prime suspect. Mulder begins to believe there is a psychic connection between the victims and the people seeing their ghosts. It bodes ill for Scully who is still having nose bleeds and then sees a victim's spirit with the 'she is me' message in a bathroom mirror. Written by garykmcd

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Sydney Lassick plays someone similar to his memorable role of the unstable but good-hearted inmate of a mental institution that he played in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), here as Chuck Forsch, then as Charley Cheswick. Notably, he's the fourth and last actor who played a patient in Milos Forman's movie who also performed in "X-files," after Brad Dourif, Vincent Schiavelli and Michael Berryman. See more »


None of the highlighted bowling scores correspond to the number of pins marked down for the given frame. Also, the score goes from 131 in one frame to 166 in the next. In bowling the maximum increase in score from one frame to the next is only thirty pins. See more »


Angelo Pintero: [agitated] Look, I'm not making this up.
Fox Mulder: No one's suggesting that you are, Mr. Pintero.
Angelo Pintero: I saw the look on her face.
[glances at Scully, who gives a deadpan look]
Fox Mulder: Can I ask you a favor? Can I get a soda? A cola or something like that?
Angelo Pintero: Sure, yeah.
[he walks off to get a soda]
Fox Mulder: [grinning] What *is* that look, Scully?
Dana Scully: I would've thought that after four years you'd know exactly what that look was.
Dana Scully: What, you don't believe in ghosts?
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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12 December 2018 | by james-79702See all my reviews

Who was the murderer 🤔 Seems like they've written a whole story about the witness.

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