MULDER AND SCULLY ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER IF A SPIRITUAL HEALER'S TOUCH BRINGS LIFE -- OR DEATH.
When a faith healer's patients suddenly collapse and die, Scully brings Mulder along to look into charges of murder. They find a small-town tent revivalist whose protege, Samuel, may have once had the genuine gift of healing. Sunk in despair after the deaths he believes he caused, Samuel believes he has been cursed by God. Enough of his gift remains, however, to let him immediately discern Mulder's own long-lived pain over Samantha's loss. When Mulder begins seeing visions of his sister, Scully reminds him of the power of suggestion. But after her autopsy reveals an all-too-earthly cause of the patients' deaths, she and Mulder track down the real killer. They are too late to save Samuel, however, murdered in his jail cell in a murder-for-hire. When Samuel's body is reported missing from the morgue, however, Scully and Mulder are amazed to learn that it walked out on its own.