Recap / The X-Files S03 E24 "Talitha Cumi"

Mulder and Scully investigate a man with mysterious healing powers who is connected to the alien hybrid cloning project.


  • Foreign Language Title: A Syriac or Aramaic expression from the Bible, meaning, "Little maid, arise." In the Bible, it is what Jesus says to a girl he has just miraculously healed.
  • Grand Inquisitor Scene: This episode features two lengthy ones, with the Cigarette-Smoking Man and Jeremiah Smith debating the merits of humanity and "the Project" in a prison cell. Closely modeled on the Trope Namer, The Brothers Karamazov.
  • It May Help You on Your Quest: Mulder's mother directs Mulder to look for a device — a spike weapon — for killing green-blooded alien clones. Subverted because he never successfully uses it on an alien.
  • Myth Arc