1X21 Born Again
Writers: Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon
Director: Jerrold Freedman
Original Broadcast: AU: 07.07.1994 US: 29.04.1994
Episode Availability: DVD: AU CA UK US
Special Agent Dana Scully · Gillian Anderson
Special Agent Fox Mulder · David Duchovny
Dr Spitz · Leslie Carlson
Dr Sheila Braun · P Lynn Johnson
Detective Rudolph Barbala · Dwight Koss
Harry Linhart · Peter Lapres
Michelle Bishop · Andrea Libman
Anita Fiore · Mimi Lieber
Tony Fiore · Brian Markinson
Leon Felder · Richard Sali
Detective Sharon Lazard · Maggie Wheeler
Mrs Judy Bishop · Dey Young
A little girl is tied to the deaths of two Buffalo policemen, but the possibility that she is the murderer is ludicrous. So Mulder and Scully begin an investigation of the eight year old, turning up evidence that may help to solve a nine year old murder case. The case which Mulder believes was the death of the girl's past life.
Mulder: "How'd you hear about us?"
Detective Lazard: "My brother. My brother's a cop. Baltimore. He told me about your work on the Tooms case and said you've got a good feel for things out of the ordinary."
Mulder: "Plus jumpers tend to open the windows before they jump."
Mulder: "Oh. Oh, and check for burns or lesions on Barbala's body."
Mulder: "Psychokinesis is usually associated with an electrical charge."
Scully: "Are you saying Michelle possesses the ability to psychically project her own will?"
Mulder: "How else could a 60 pound kid thrown a 200 pound detective out the window?"
Mulder: "Have you tried deep regression hypnosis?"
Dr Braun: "I found hypnosis an unreliable approach at best."
Mulder: "Well in the mean time how have you been treating Michelle?"
Dr Braun: "Well, the thorazine has been quite effective in regulating her more bizarre behaviour."
Mulder: "I'm sure. Have you observed any unexplained phenomena in Michelle's presence?"
Dr Braun: "Unexplained phenomena?"
Mulder: "Inordinate physical strength, psychic ability, telekinesis."
Dr Braun: "You're joking of course." [Mulder shakes his head] "I have a patient waiting, Agent Mulder. If you'll excuse me."
Detective Lazard: "Excuse me. Could I talk to you for a second?"
Scully: "I just started the autopsy?"
Detective Lazard: "Yeah. I don't think he's going anywhere."
Mulder: "Why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary phenomena?"
Scully: "Because sometimes... looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you. This is the face that Michelle Bishop saw. She walked right by here and she saw the face of Charlie Morris. Which mean that there weren't any ghosts flying around the precinct."
Mulder: "Michelle is eight years old. That means she was conceived at roughly the same time the Officer Morris was killed."
Scully: "Do me a favour Mulder and let me say it. Reincarnation."
Mulder: "Scully, you saw what happened in there."
Scully: "What I saw... was some traumatised little girl who, for no apparent reason, has some connection to Charlie Morris."
Mulder: "All evidence suggests that Michelle Bishop is Charlie Morris."
Scully: "Mulder —"
Mulder: "Short of growing a moustache, how much more apparent does it have to become for you to accept it?"