written by Stephen King and Chris Carter
MULDER: Huh … it sounds to me like that's witchcraft or maybe some sorcery that you're looking for there.
SCULLY: No, I don't think it's witchcraft, Mulder, or sorcery. I've had a look around and I don't see any evidence that warrants that kind of suspicion.
MULDER: Maybe you don't know what you're looking for.
SCULLY: Like evidence of conjury or the black arts or shamanism, divination, Wicca or any kind of pagan or neo-Pagan practice. Charms, cards… familiars, bloodstones, or hex signs or any of the ritual tableaux associated with the occult, Santeria, Voudoun, Macumba, or any high or low magic?
MULDER: Marry me.
SCULLY: I was hoping for something a little more helpful.
MULDER: Well, you know, short of looking for a lady wearing a pointy hat riding a broomstick, I think you pretty much got it covered there.
MULDER: Hey. I thought you weren't answering your cell phone.
SCULLY: Then why'd you call?
MULDER: I, uh, I had a new thought about this case you're on. There's a viral infection that's spread by simple touch …
SCULLY: Mulder, are there any references in occult literature to objects that have the power to direct human behavior?
MULDER: What types of objects?
SCULLY: Um, like a doll, for instance.
MULDER: You mean like Chuckie?
SCULLY: Yeah, kind of like that.
MULDER: Yeah, the talking doll myth is well established in literature, especially in New England. The-the fetish or Juju is believed to pass on magical powers onto its possessor. Some of the early witches were condemned for little more than proclaiming that these objects existed. The supposed witch having premonitory visions and things …. Why do you ask?
SCULLY: I was just curious.
MULDER: You didn't find a talking doll, did you, Scully?
SCULLY: No, no. Of course not.
MULDER: I would suggest that you check the back of the doll for a - a plastic ring with a string on it.
MULDER: There's … got to be an explanation.
SCULLY: Oh, I don't know. I think some things are better left unexplained.