“Father, I told you that I had a sin to confess … But the sin of which I’m guilty … I’m not sure if you can offer forgiveness.” – Dana Scully
“What is the sin?” – Priest
“An innocent girl is dead because of me. I could’ve saved her life, but I let her die.”
– Dana Scully
Scully has a profound crisis of faith when Father McCue asks her to look into the mysterious death of a severely handicapped teenage girl.
Max: If “Mind’s Eye” was a showcase for Mulder to empathize with the focus of that episode, then “All Souls” does much the same for Scully, although with a different outcome. We’ve spoken at length how when The X-Files ventures into spiritual matters it can come off as hokey or ham-fisted, and sadly there are quite a few instances of this in this episode, including one moment that belongs in an Enya music video and not our beloved program.
Scully has had to deal with quite a lot of emotional and spiritual baggage this season after coming perilously close to death with her cancer and the discovery of a daughter that was birthed using ovum that were taken from her during her abduction. Ostensibly, this episode resolves a lot of the pain and trauma she has been suffering in silence from, but again, the execution of it could use a few more drafts. Continue reading