The X-Files

Season 1 Episode 18

Miracle Man

14
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 18, 1994 on FOX
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A rash of deaths under the Miracle Ministry's traveling tent brings Scully and Mulder into the realm of miracles and shysters. When Samuel, reputed raiser of the dead and healer of the sick, indicates he has some knowledge of Mulder's long lost sister, Scully's convinced the young man is setting them up. Mulder isn't so sure.moreless

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R.D. Call

R.D. Call

Sheriff Maurice Daniels

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Scott Bairstow

Scott Bairstow

Samuel Hartley

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Chilton Crane

Chilton Crane

Margaret Hohman

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Mulder, Scully and Sheriff Daniels call at the Hartley mansion, it is raining heavily along with thunder and lightning, but neither Daniels' hat, Mulder or Scully's hair or their clothes show any sign of having gotten wet.

    • When Scully reads through the list of diseases that have been healed by Samuel one of them is 'spontaneous remission of metastatic cancer', which is exactly what will happen to her five years in the future.

    • Plot Hole: When Margaret Hohman dies at the miracle service, Scully only takes her pulse. Wouldn't she, as a medical doctor, try to revive her using CPR?

      Edit: CPR is not used to revive anyone (although many TV shows make it seem that way). The main purpose of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood flowing to the major organs until advanced medical care can be given. However, it is true that Scully, as a doctor, should have acted on that emergency.

    • Continuity: In the establishing shot of the courthouse the subtitle reads 'Kenwood County Courthouse' but you can clearly read on the building that it is the 'DeKalb County Courthouse'.

  • QUOTES (10)

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Mulder: You must have really liked The Exorcist? The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film about a young girl believed to be possessed by the Demon Pazuzu after all medical tests prove negative. The movie was an international success, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and is still regarded as one of the most effective horror films.

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