The agents become involved in the case of a shooting in a fast food restaurant. What interest them the most is the story of a patron who tried to talk the shooter into giving himself up. After several patrons are shot, the man heals them by laying his hands on their wounds. He also has the ability to change his appearance at will. In the middle of the investigation, Mulder learns that his mother has suffered a stroke after a visit by the Cigarette Smoking Man who, it turns out, has known her since before Mulder was born. The man from the fast food restaurant isn't the only shape-shifter however and someone is clearly out to kill him.
Did You Know?
Talitha is an uncommon feminine name meaning "little girl" in Aramaic. The episode title is a reference to the Biblical story in the Gospel of Mark 5:41. Jesus Christ was said to have resurrected a dead child with the words "Talitha cumi" (or "Talitha kum" or "Talitha koum") meaning "Little girl, I say to you, arise!" See more
In the opening, the menu behind the burger bar has 6 images. 5 of these are of the same burger. See more
The Cigarette Smoking Man
Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away from him.
Nobody's Going to Die
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow See more