Recap / The X-Files S07 E14 "Theef"
A doctor's family start dying in mysterious circumstances, the revenge of a hoodoo man whose daughter died in the doctor's care.
Tropes used in this episode:
- Arc Words: "You always keep me guessing."
- Bond One-Liner: After Nan Wieder's death by microwave: "All done."
- C.A.T. Trap: With Wieder's wife.
- Eye Scream: Scully's temporarily blinded by Peattie when he sticks two nails through a poppet's eyes.
- Inherited Illiteracy Title: "Theef" is how Peattie spells "thief".
- Monster of the Week
- Pet the Dog: Peattie's friendly relationship with his landlady starts this way. Then he kills her after she discovers his secret.
- Revenge: Peattie's motivation.
- Revenge by Proxy: He focuses primarily on Wieder's friends and family before going after the physician himself.
- That One Case: Dr. Wieder is haunted by what happened with Peattie's daughter, more so that he never knew her name.
- Voodoo Doll: Or "poppets." (Which is actually a more historically accurate term for them.)
- Would Hurt a Child: Averted; Peattie refuses to kill Wieder's daughter.