After two college students are kidnapped on the one year anniversary of a similar kidnapping at a different school, Mulder is convinced that they are dealing with a serial killer. He's ready to deal with the case on his own as Scully has recently lost her dearly beloved father but she insists on working her way through this difficult time. Mulder is annoyed when a self-declared psychic who is soon to be executed in the gas chamber, Luther Lee Boggs, offers to give them information about the case in return for a permanent stay of execution. Mulder is convinced he's a sham as far as being a psychic goes and is convinced that Boggs is orchestrating the kidnappings using outsiders. Scully, who has had her own encounter with the supernatural recently, isn't so sure and takes Boggs far more seriously. Written by
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While the series is known for its alien storylines and mutant stand-alone stories, it has also dealt extensively in the area of seemingly ordinary serial killers. "Beyond the Sea" is the first episode to reflect that. See more
Good sailing, Ahab.
Captain William Scully
Good night, Starbuck.
Referenced in The X-Files: Shapes
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more