Recap / The X-Files S06 E18 "Milagro"

Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders in which the heart was removed from the victim with no apparent incision. A writer who lives next door to Mulder seems to have some connection to the case, along with an unsettling obsession with Scully.


  • Cry into Chest: Scully to Mulder at the end of the episode.
  • Monsters of the Week: Padgett.
  • Psychic Surgery: This is how Padgett's protagonist kills his victims.
  • Rewriting Reality: Padgett does this.
  • Serial Killer: One that takes hearts with his bare hands.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Padgett. And he's apparently had his eye on her for awhile. He performs a disturbing Sherlock Scan on her when he runs into her in a church, and later reveals she lived in his old neighborhood. He moved into Mulder's building because there was nothing available in her building, and because she spends most of her time with Mulder, anyway. She is the love interest in his book, including a graphic sex scene. Scully is alternately intrigued and disturbed by the attention.
  • Wham Line: "In my book, I'd written that Agent Scully falls in love. That is obviously impossible. Agent Scully is already in love."