Officer: What about the press?
Lt. Brian Tillman (Terry O’Quinn): Just the basics. No mention of this Sister thing to anybody.
Scully: What’s your interest in this case?
Mulder: During their time, Chaney and Ledbetter’s ideas weren’t very well received by their peers. Using psychology to solve a crime was something like, um…
Scully: Believing in the paranormal?
But there’s another mystery.
Scully: Which is?
Mulder: Well I’d like to know why this policewoman would suddenly drive her car into a field the size of Rhode Island, for no rhyme or reason, dig up the bones of a man who’s been missing for 50 years. I mean unless there was a neon sign saying, “Dig Here.”
Scully: I guess that’s why we’re going to Aubrey.
Mulder: Yes, and also I’ve… always been intrigued by women named B.J.
Inspector B.J. Morrow (Deborah Strang): Now I know why my mother only had one child. She told me about the nausea but not about the nightmares.
B.J. Morrow: It’s always the same. I’m a house. It feels familiar. There’s a woman that’s been hurt… there’s a mirror. I see a man’s reflection. I recognize his face, but I don’t know him. What I remember most is the blood. There’s a lot of blood.
B.J. Morrow: I know what it says. On the rib cage it spells “brother”.
Tillman: These are crime scene photos. They were sealed. No one had access to them.
Mulder: I think you’re mistaken. Those were shot in 1942.
Tillman: These are evidence of a homicide that occurred three days ago.
Scully: No, they’re from a case that Agent Ledbetter and Agent Chaney were investigating in 1942 before they disappeared.
Tillman: Three days ago a young woman was murdered, and the word “Sister” was carved into her chest and painted on a wall. Only myself, the coroner and one of my men knew about this.
B.J. Morrow: Oh my god.
B.J. Morrow: It’s her. It’s the woman in my dream.
Mulder: Well, I’ve felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.
Mulder: What happened to the child? Cokely’s child?
Mrs. Thibideaux (Joy Coghill): Martin used to say not to blame the innocent. But it was the spawn of evil. I couldn’t keep it. In this house… the memory of him.
Mulder: Mrs. Thibideaux.
Mrs. Thibideaux: I gave the baby to an adoption agency.
Mulder: On a basic cellular level, we’re the sum total of all our ancestors’ biological matter. But what if more than biological traits get passed down from generation to generation? What if I like sunflower seeds because I’m genetically predisposed to liking them?
Scully: But children aren’t born liking sunflower seeds. Environments shape them. Behavior patterns are taught.
Mulder: There are countless stories of twins separated at birth, each ending up in the same occupation, marrying the same kind of people, each naming their child Waldo.
Mulder: I think that Cokely’s memories, his compulsions, have been passed on genetically to his granddaughter, B.J. That’s what’s driving her to kill.
Scully: So you’re saying that B.J.’s nightmares are real? That she’s out there killing these women and carving “sister” on them?
Scully: We are continuing with genetic testing on Detective Morrow. Evidence suggests the presence of a mutator gene that has activated previously dormant genes. But the results so far are inconclusive. Detective Morrow so far has not exhibited any further physiological changes. Extensive blood work and psychological testing has been conducted in order to determine whether the pregnancy could have been a catalyst for the transformation. We have yet to determine the effects on the fetus. amniocentesis results show no genetic abnormalities. Chromosome testing has determined the child’s sex to be male. B.J. is on her second week of suicide watch after an unsuccessful attempt to abort her son. Lieutenant Tillman has petitioned to adopt the child, and the case will soon be presented to the courts.