Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Season 1, Episode 15: Lazarus


Acting on a tip, Scully and Agent Jack Willis stake out a bank in Maryland about to be robbed. The robber, Warren Dupre, and Willis are both shot in the process, and Willis is narrowly rescued by doctors. Dupre's tattoo and personality shift to Willis, who steals a ring from the robber and begins tracking down his female accomplice and lover, Lula Phillips, after recovering. Mulder notices that Willis' EKG seems to show two heartbeats and grows suspicious of Willis.

Scully and Willis/Dupre track down and capture Phillips, and Willis orders Scully to handcuff herself to a radiator. Willis/Dupre uses his memories and a ring to prove his identity to Lula and lets the FBI know that Scully is kidnapped. Scully tries to snap Willis's consciousness back into his body, and also notes how Willis' diabetic condition still applies with his new consciousness.

Phillips reveals that it was actually her who sold out Dupre, orders Scully to not give Willis/Dupre his insulin, and demands a one million dollar ransom for Scully. Willis and Dupre fight for personality space in Willis' body; acting on clues from the phone calls, the FBI swarms the building shortly after Willis regains control, kills Phillips, and dies of diabetic shock.

Kallum Keith Rennie, who plays Tommy Phillips, had a minor role in another X-Files episode and the second movie but is better known for his role as Leoben Conoy in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica.

Episode Body Count

Warren Dupre: shot and killed during a bank robbery.

Seven people: Scully says the robber, Warren Dupre, and his accomplice, Lula Phillips, have killed seven people in their crime spree, including a 65-year-old teller who was pistol-whipped because she didn't put money in the bag fast enough.

Three other people people: Professor Varnes tells a story of a pilot in his support group who survived a plane crash that killed three passengers after experiencing an out-of-body experience.

Pilot's wife: Varnes said the pilot strangled his wife with an extension cord after discovering via transferred memories that she had been having an affair with one of the passengers.

Tommy Phillips: Shot by possessed Willis after being accused of tipping the FBI off about the bank robbery.

Lula Phillips: shot and killed by Willis.

Agent Jack Willis: dies of diabetic shock and/or cardiac arrest.

Humans: 15
Creatures: 0
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (15/202 episodes, 0/2 movies)

Humans: 94
Creatures: 7
Aliens: 4

Grand Total: 105

The count goes into three digits!

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