X-Files 4x23 Demons
-[Distorted Voices Arguing] - Fox.
- Wake up. Fox. - Samantha?
Shh. They'll hear you.
[Woman Crying] No... she's my child.
- [ Yelling, indistinct ] - No!
[Woman Crying, Distorted] That's my baby!
I'm afraid, Fox.
[ Ringing ]
- Scully. - Mulder, what time is it?
I don't know.
It's almost 5:00 a.m. Is something wrong?
- I think so. - Where are you?
I think I'm in a motel room in Providence, but--
- Where? - Rhode Island.
What are you doing there?
I don't know. There's-- There's blood all over me.
- Are you hurt, Mulder? - I don't think so.
I don't think it's my blood.
- Mulder? - Yeah?
I can't get warm.
You're in shock.
Dry yourself off.
I'll get you a blanket.
- Do you feel sick? - Nah.
Nauseous or dizzy?
No, but I woke up on the floor with a pounding headache.
- Were you here alone? - I think so.
I don't know. I don't remember... anything.
Track my finger.
- Do you know what day it is? - Uh--
- [ Exhales Deeply] No, what day is it? - It's Sunday.
What's the last thing that you remember?
I was in my apartment. I talked to you on the phone.
- That was Friday. - I've been here since Friday?
I don't know, but you packed a bag. There's a change of clothes in there.
[ Shivers ]
Do you feel any pain?
- Did you receive a blow to your head? - No. No.
- Did you take anything, Mulder? - No. No.
- Are you sure you didn't cut yourself? - Yeah.
Where's your weapon?
I don't know.
Two rounds have been fired.
I don't remember that.
Mulder, I need to get you to a hospital.
You have to be examined by a neurologist.
You have had a serious cerebral event.
It could be a viral infection or the early stages of encephalitis.
If there was a crime committed, I need to know what happened.
Mulder, the first thing that you need to do is to take care of yourself.
Mulder, listen to me.
We are going to figure this out,
but first we have to determine the cause.
You cannot take something like this lightly.
If this is an aneurysm, it could drop you in a second.
- Are these your keys? - No.
You checked in alone around noon on Saturday.
The manager's got no record of any phone calls made from the room. No visitors.
Then how did I get here?
He's got a license number of a car registered.
- Do you have those keys you found? - That's not my car.
There's blood on the steering wheel, Mulder.
The car is registered under a David Cassandra.
- The address is here in Providence. - Who's Amy?
That's what I'm gonna find out, Mulder, but first I'm gonna check you out...
because you have no business even walking around here.
No. If I've shot someone, if my weapon's been used in a crime, I need to know.
You are taking a big risk. I feel strongly about this.
I know you do, but it's my risk.
- Can I help you? - Are you Amy?
No, she's not here right now.
- Is this David Cassandra's house? - This is David and Amy's house.
- Is this David Cassandra's house? - This is David and Amy's house.
- And who are you? - I'm the housekeeper.
- Who are you? - We're with the F.B.I.
- Why do you have Amy's keys? -[Scully]possibly.
- Is Amy or David reachable? - They're out. I don't know where.
That painting behind you--
Do you think I could take a look at it?
Who painted this?
-[Scully]Mulder, what's up? - I know this house.
- How? - I've seen it before.
Does this house have any special meaning to Amy or David?
It's her favorite subject. It's the house she grew up in.
Actually, it's all she paints.
I've been to that house.
I don't know, but I've been there.
[Scully]Do you know anything else about this house?
-[Housekeeper]It's out in Chepachet. - Where's that?
It's about 20 miles from here on Route 8.
My parents had a summerhouse out there when I was a kid.
If you’ve been here, Mulder, I don't think it was recently.
The place looks abandoned and completely overgrown.
- [ Gasps ] - Mulder?
Mulder? Can you hear me?
- Mulder? Mulder? Mulder? Mulder? - [ Groaning ]
You're a little spy.
[Woman] No! No!
Mulder, can you hear me?
- What happened? - I don't know. It just hit me.
You fell to your knees and grabbed your head like you were in terrible pain.
You were completely no responsive.
- Do you remember any of that? - No.
- I remember what I saw. - What do you mean?
I had a very vivid flashback to my childhood,
except I was there.
- Do you remember anything else? - No, just that it was very real.
Your heart is racing.
What do you think it was?
It was some kind of seizure, some kind of acute physiological disturbance.
I couldn't tell if you lost consciousness,
but it was definitely some kind of clonic event.
Kind of an electrical storm in the brain.
Brought on by what?
That's what a specialist is gonna have to tell you.
I feel really good right now.
Mulder, you are not really good.
I think I've been here before.
- In your childhood? - Maybe.
I don't think anybody's lived here in a long time.
I'm gonna check upstairs.
There's a gunshot wound to her heart.
This must be Amy Cassandra...
and her husband.
They'd like to ask you some questions. I told them about your condition.
- You don't have to speak to them. - You mean not without my attorney?
Mulder, I refuse to believe you had any part in this.
I had those people's blood on my shirt, Scully.
I was missing for two days. I have no recollection of my actions.
There were two rounds discharged from my gun.
I had the keys to this house, the keys to their car.
Do the words "Orenthal James Simpson" mean anything to you?
How you feeling, Agent Mulder?
I'm a little confused.
Your partner here says you're suffering from somekind of a seizure,
that you had one right here in the yard.
What brought you to this house, Agent Mulder?
I don't know.
- I think I may have come here as a kid. - You think?
My parents had a summerhouse in Quonochontaug, so--
But you don't know anything about David or Amy Cassandra, the victims?
I don't ever remember meeting them, no.
So you're saying the first time you saw them...
is when you walked in this house, using their keys and found them on the floor?
That's what I'm saying.
We got plenty of prints in that house, some with blood on them.
We're gonna run those prints, Agent Mulder.
Is that the story you want to stick with?
Would you like to come down to the station and elaborate on that statement?
Agent Mulder's not going anywhere but to a hospital.
Okay... but we're all going down there together.
Agent Mulder, I'd like you to ride with us.
Mulder, I'd advise you not to say anything more,
not until I take a look at those bodies and the forensics reports.
Amy Anne Cassandra, caucasian female.
Birth records indicate her age at 62 years.
The subject is 1 65 pounds, 67 inches in height.
Preliminary exam indicates cause of death due to a gunshot wound to chest.
Powder burns and flashing at the point of entry...
approximately four inches below the clavicle,
indicating the shot was delivered at point-blank range.
Dorsal beveling of the shoulder blade is visible at the exit wound.
The surrounding tissue is jagged and torn.
- No other signs of trauma present. - Did you see this?
Yeah, from the scabbing, it looks like a preexisting,
-superficial puncture wound. - Do you mind?
- What are you looking for? - I'm not sure.
Do you have a magnifying glass? Thanks.
I want to make sure that in addition to the autopsy,
you also do a craniotomy and a histological examination.
- It's clear what killed these people. - I think it is too,
but what I'm more interested in right now is why they died.
Have you jogged your memory, Agent Mulder? You want to change your story?
Because I have evidence here that contradicts what it is you've told us.
I haven't really told you anything.
You told us you haven't been to that house since your childhood...
and that you didn't know Amy or David Cassandra.
And you're telling me that what's in that bag is evidence that I'm a liar?
I'm not saying you're a liar, Agent Mulder.
I would like to believe this memory lapse was real...
and you murdered these two people in some fit of blind insanity.
- What's in the bag? - It isn’t your gun,
which in our preliminary forensics analysis seems to be the murder weapon,
judging from the slugs we pulled from the floor and the wall...
and the execution-style point-blank range.
- Is any of this coming back to you? - No.
- Can I see what's in the bag? - Be my guest.
There are two blood types on that shirt, Agent Mulder:
one matching Amy Cassandra's, the other matching David Cassandra's.
Is that your shirt, Agent Mulder?
Can you explain how blood of two people you claim not to know got on your shirt?
What about the prints in the house?
Were they my prints?
You're not gonna get a confession out of me...
because I can't answer your questions because I don't remember.
You have the right to remain silent. You give up the right to remain silent,
anything you say can and will be used against you in the court of law.
You have the right to speak with an attorney...
and have an attorney present during questioning.
If you so desire and cannot afford one,
an attorney will be appointed for you without charge before questioning.
Do you understand each of the rights I have explained to you?
Mulder... I'm gonna get you out of here.
You're a doctor, not a lawyer, Scully.
- Did you make a confession? - No, only to my own ignorance.
Detective, before you go through all that, I need you to consider evidence...
that I think casts doubt on Agent Mulder's involvement in this crime.
- What kind of evidence? - Medical evidence.
The toxicology report on Amy Cassandra indicates...
there was a rapid-acting anesthetic called ketamine in her system.
" Ketamine"? That's a veterinary drug, isn't it?
Typically, but when ingested by a person it can cause hallucinations.
- So? - So I went to the hospital...
to go over Agent Mulder's medical charts and blood work,
and there are traces of the same drug in his system.
- How would that get there? - Probably injected.
There was a small bruise from an injection on Amy Cassandra's right hip.
I think if you were examined again, we would find a corresponding puncture.
- Given by whom? - I don't know,
but the presence of such a powerful drug...
could explain his memory loss or the blackouts.
Given the weight of all the other evidence,
I think that’s all it explains.
Scully... you don't have to do this.
Mulder, you have to help me out.
There is nothing here that points directly to your guilt.
Unless somebody can show me, with absolute certainty,
that you were holding the weapon that killed those two people,
the rest of the narrative is far too convenient and suspect.
The drug in your system already suggests other explanations.
That I was partying with a few senior citizens?
You’re jailing an innocent man.
Yeah, well, this way he won't get lost for two days...
and do something else he won't remember.
-[Gunshot] -[Man]Shot fired!
I'm a doctor! Somebody call the paramedics!
I need to speak with Detective Curtis right now.
Did this officer have a history of depression or mental illness?
He'd been remanded from his beat assignment to a desk job a year ago.
His former partner had complained on a number of occasions...
about his tendency toward extreme irritability...
and confabulation of the truth.
- How do you mean ? - The man we're talking about...
had become something of a joke on the force.
One of those guys who believes in...
extraterrestrials, stuff like that.
Do you see these photos?
- Does this mean anything to you? - Should it?
I think it speaks to a pronounced mental illness.
The compulsive and repetitive act...
of removing his own image from these photos leads me to believe...
that he not only believed these stories, but he was traumatized by them.
You told me this was gonna help explain something about your partner's crime.
Both your officer and Amy Cassandra...
had identical puncture wounds at the top of the frontal lobe.
In her autopsy, Amy Cassandra's was a deep puncture...
through the cranium to the dura mater.
- My officer had the same thing? - Yes.
I think your officer knew of Amy Cassandra,
and somehow his suicide is linked to her death,
which leads me to believe that what we're dealing with here is not murder.
It's something else. It's possibly even a suicide pact.
You're gonna have to prove that to me.
[ Groaning ]
[Yelling Continues] No, not my baby!
I need to talk to someone!
According to the corrections officer,
Agent Mulder kept everybody awake last night.
He's demanding to talk to you.
He finally shut up about an hour ago.
Did he say about what?
I think your partner's memories are coming back to him.
I need to talk to him alone if you don't mind.
I heard you didn't get much sleep.
I didn't kill those people. Scully.
I know that.
I think I've gathered enough evidence of your innocence to get you out of here.
- From where? - The forensics reports.
The shirt you were wearing did have the victims' blood on it,
but the blood splatter pattern doesn't match the point-of-entry detail.
In fact, Detective Curtis and his team...
have been able to put together enough contradictory evidence...
to make a statement to the press...
saying the Cassandras' death was as a result of a murder-suicide.
- But I was there. - Yes.
And I still don't remember why.
I think I have an idea about that too.
Amy Cassandra believed she was an alien abductee.
- And I contacted her? - Yes. Apparently.
According to an article I read on Amy,
she had begun psychiatric treatment that was effectively recovering her past.
The repetitive behavior exhibited in those paintings that we saw...
was an expression of that treatment.
But why shoot herself and her husband?
I can't say definitively,
but judging from an almost identical suicide...
of a police officer who was receiving the same psychiatric care,
I believe the victims were suffering from Waxman-Geshwin syndrome.
The symptoms of which are trance-like states...
leading to vivid dreams about the past,;
dreams that are more detailed than the conscious mind can recall.
It's also called Dostoyevsky's syndrome...
because the Russian novelist was suffering from it too.
What was I doing there and why didn't I do anything to stop it?
I can't explain that.
I've arranged for your arraignment in one hour.
I think that by then Detective Curtis and I will have gathered...
enough forensics data that you’ll be released.
I still need to know why though.
This is the office of the psychologist that treated Amy Cassandra.
- Have you been here before? - I don't know, but we found my car.
It's been here a few days.
What was the name of that psychologist?
My name is Fox Mulder. Have we met?
I don't believe so.
My receptionist says you're from the F.B.I.?
Yes, we're investigating the deaths of Amy and David Cassandra.
We understand that Amy was a patient of yours?
Yes. Please, sit down.
I was very upset to learn about Amy.
She was a troubled woman who'd struggled through...
an unfortunate period of darkness in her life.
Are you referring to her belief that she was an abductee?
This term "alien abductee"--
Although I recognize there is an associated syndrome...
and a rather remarkable collection of shared experiences...
for those who believe in the phenomena,
my treat of Amy was simply an aggressive method...
to access buried or repressed memories.
How do you mean "aggressive"?
I use a method of therapy that simulates an electrical impulse in the brain...
using light and sound.
Did you also use this treatment on a police officer named Michael Fazekus?
- Yes. Why? - Mr. Fazekus shot himself in the head.
Oh, my God.
Is this an accepted form of medical treatment?
Is this an accepted form of medical treatment?
It's unconventional, but it's not invasive.
Are you familiar with Waxman-Geshwin syndrome, Dr. Goldstein?
- Yes. - Did you know Amy suffered from it?
Waxman-Geshwin, if you know anything about it,
is not necessarily a destructive condition.
In fact, Amy, after undergoing treatment,
experienced periods of extreme happiness and creativity.
But you had no idea, you had no indication...
- she might have taken her own life? -[Goldstein]No!
Of course not.
I have been in practice forover40years.
I have a very good ethical and professional reputation...
if you’d care to check.
That won't be necessary.
I know what you do.
- [ Closes Door] - I have been here before, Scully.
I met Dr. Goldstein with Amy Cassandra.
This man is lying about more than that.
I think that he administered the ketamine to Amy and to you.
I think you were treated by him and your blackouts, these seizures, are a result.
I think you’re right.
Why would you do that, Mulder?
Why would you undergo something as crazy and dangerous as this?
- [ Groaning ] - Mulder? Mulder?
[ Echoing ] Mulder? Mulder?
No, I am not going to take that for an answer.
You do not belong at work. You need to be somewhere where you can be monitored.
You are a danger to yourself and a danger to me.
- Are you hearing me? - Give me the car keys.
No, you're not driving. You're not doing anything until these symptoms go away.
Scully, I don't want these symptoms to go away.
Whatever's happening to me, whatever treatment I've received...
is allowing me to go back into my unconscious.
The truth is in there, recorded, and I've gotten access to it.
What happened to my sister, the reason she was taken,
it's beginning to become clear to me and I need to know that.
- Now give me the car keys. - To go where?
To my mother's in Greenwich.
Okay... but I'm driving.
- Fox. - I need to speak to you.
What's happened, Fox? Why have you come here?
You've kept things from me. Kept secrets.
- What's the matter with him? - He's undergone a treatment.
He believes it's helped him to remember things.
You told me when they took Samantha, it was because you had to make a choice.
But that's not how it happened. It wasn’t your choice to make.
What do you want to hear from me?
I want to know what happened that night on Quonochontaug,
and I need to speak to you privately.
You had some kind of relationship with him.
- Who? - You know who.
The man who worked with my father.
The man who came that night when I was 1 2, and forced you to choose Samantha.
- No, Fox-- - You betrayed my father, your husband.
- Never. - How far back did it go?
How dare you! How dare you come here and accuse me.
Who is my father?
What do you want, to kill him again?
Just answer the question, Mom. Just answer the question!
I am your mother, and I will not tolerate any more of your questions!
You're bleeding, Fox.
[Car Door Slams]
[Car Engine Starts]
What did you do to me?
- I told you-- - You treated me.
I asked you to treat me to recover my past.
- I did nothing wrong. - You put a hole in my head.
- A slight electrical stimulation. - You triggered my memory.
- Yes, as you had hoped. - Now I want you to finish the job.
Let's do it.
I want to remember.
You're a spy.
[Mrs. Mulder] Fox?
[ Groaning ]
- Fox. - [ Mrs. Mulder Crying ]
- You're a spy. - Why?
[ Panting ]
[ Groaning ]
[ Gasping ]
- Not Samantha! - Fox!
[ Groaning ]
[ Whirring ]
[Banging, Footsteps Approaching]
Dr. Charles Goldstein?
Dr. Goldstein, you're under arrest. Please keep your hands where they are.
Bag those gloves as evidence. Someone read him his rights.
[Officer] Hands behind your back, please.
Where is he?
- Where's Mulder? - He's not here.
- Did you ask Dr. Goldstein? - Goldstein wouldn't say.
- Stop that car! - Hey! Hold it, Dan!
Open the back door.
What did you do to him? I know he came back here.
This is the only place he would have gone.
Did you treat him?
Damn it! Answer me!
- Yes. - Where is he now?
I don't know where he went.
What was the last thing he said to you?
He said he was going to exorcise his demons.
- Agent Scully? - Yeah.
- Frank Imhop. - Hi. Is he in there?
Saw the light go on a couple minutes ago. Gotta be somebody in there.
- We got here as soon as you called. - All right.
That man is armed. He is a federal officer in need of medical attention.
He is not himself. Now I'm going in there.
If at any time he should flee that house, tell your officers not to shoot.
Leave me alone, Scully.
- [ Groaning ] - Mulder, it's me.
Scully, leave me alone.
[ Gasping ]
[ Continues Gasping ]
It's all falling into place.
- Put down the gun. - No, don't try to stop me.
- Please, Mulder. - [ Gasps ]
Wake up, Fox.
[Mrs. Mulder] No! She’s my baby!
[Samantha] I'm afraid, Fox. I'm afraid.
- Get away! - Are you gonna shoot me?
Is that how much this means to you?
Mulder, listen to me. You have been given a powerful hallucinogen.
You don't know that these memories are yours.
This is not the way to the truth, Mulder.
- You've got to trust me. - Shut up!
Put down the gun.
Let it go.
-[Gunshots] - We've got shots fired! Move!
[Scully's Voice] Although cleared of any wrongdoing...
in the deaths of Amy and David Cassandra,
Agent Mulder still has no recollection of the events that led to their deaths.
[ Typing ]
His seizures have subsided with no evidence of permanent cerebral damage,
but I'm concerned that this experience will have a lasting effect.
[ Continues Typing ]
Agent Mulder under took this treatment hoping to lay claim to his past,;
that by retrieving memories lost to him,
he might finally understand the path he's on.
But if that knowledge remains elusive,
and if it's only by knowing where he's been...
that he can hope to understand where he's going,
then I fear Agent Mulder may lose his course...
and the truth she's seeking from his childhood will continue to evade him,
driving him more dangerously forward in impossible pursuit.
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