Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Agent Jack Willis
Warren James Dupre
At the end of the episode Lulu clearly makes a show of removing her wedding ring and dropping it on the ground. One shot later when she leans in close to Willis she's wearing it again.
Scully gets abducted for the first time in this episode .
Some character development for Scully. She had a relationship with Agent Willis who was her instructor at the FBI Academy.
Principal setting: Maryland; Washington, D.C.
Scully mentions that it is two months before her (and Willis') February 23rd birthdays, meaning this episode is set in mid to late December, but there is nothing to indicate it is near Christmas. In fact, two episodes previously (in the episode where Scully's father dies), when we see Scully's parents at her home, it is mentioned that, even though it's after Christmas, she still has the Christmas tree up.
Scully and Willis share the same birthday, the 23rd of February.
Plot Holes: When Lula contacts the FBI, Mulder states that they can't trace the call because she used Scully's cell phone. Well, couldn't the FBI try to triangulate the location or at least try to locate the cell tower that processed the call?
Factual Errors: Mulder makes a math error. He says they have an area of roughly 1000 households to cover and he has 100 officers at his disposal. Doing some quick math, he states that if every officer covers 30 households an hour, the entire area wil be canvased in 3 hours. Well, that doesn't quite add up because 1 officer would then do 90 households in 3 hours. The 100 officer would then have covered 9000 households in those 3 hours.
Factual Errors: When Scully is discussing Willis's sugar intake, she claims that consuming soda has given him hypoglycemia. However, hypoglycemia refers to having a low blood sugar. In Willis's case he would be suffering from hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Also the symptoms he would have been experiencing should have been excessive thirst, hunger, and urination, not abdominal pain.
Mulder: Can you at least accept the possibility that during his near-death experience some kind of psychic transference occurred?
Scully: Can't you accept the possibility that this isn't an X-File?
(Jack is allowing Mulder and Scully to speak to each other on the phone)
Mulder: Dana? (Jack takes the phone from Scully) Dana?!
Mulder: For those of you who don't know already, this one's important to me, so let's do it right.
Mulder: Two men died in that crash room Scully. One man came back. The question is... which one?
Lula Phillips: Oh she's alive... she's not happy, but she's alive.
Mulder: You listen to me. You lay one hand on Scully and so help me god...
Mulder: Do you believe he's predisposed to this type of psychotic episode?
Scully: I believe it's a long way from saying Jack had a near death experience to saying his body's been inhabited by Warren Dupre. A long way.
Prof. Varnes: Well, the pilot became increasingly disoriented – a schizophrenic, his doctor claims – until one day he strangled his wife with an extension cord.
Mulder: That's a nice story.
Scully: (to Mulder) Am I boring you?
Scully: The 65-year-old female teller was pistol-whipped. Died from a massive subdural hemorrhage all because she didn't put the money in the bag fast enough.
Mulder: Lovely couple.
Jack: You call me that one more time, and I'll turn you stone cold.
Bruskin: Okay everyone, Mulder says he's got something.
Daniels: What? An alien virus or new information on the Kennedy assassination?
Bruskin: Hey, Mulder's all right. If you'd pay attention, you might learn something from the man.
In the original script, Dupre was supposed to jump into Mulder's body, but the producers argued against this, claiming that the basis of the show is that Mulder chases after paranormal phenomena and rarely holds any evidence. It would tone down the show's ultimate theme if Mulder directly experienced a paranormal event.
Episode Title: Lazarus
The title is a reference to the miracle recounted in the Bible (John 11:1-44) in which Jesus brings Lazarus, a man who was dead for 4 days, back to life.
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