I had to leave out a lot of plot points. This is an episode where Scully meets the actual devil and it’s not even the climactic scene.
But did they bang?
Huh. So what, were the quadruplets demons or something?
I said exactly the same thing about Man E Faces at the time! I’m with Scully on this one.
(John: they were children of Nephilim, the four-faced angel dudes)
Scully says she saw a man dressed in black with four faces to the priest that originally asked her to look into the case, and he immediately gets a book and turns to the section that describes cherubim as having the faces of a human, a lion, an eagle, and an ox. He then goes on to describe a story from the apocrypha saying that the children of a cherub and a human would need to have their souls reclaimed by heaven before the Devil got to them, more or less. (This isn’t actually part of the apocrypha, as far as I can tell, so it should be considered an apocryphal apocrypha.)
Nice use of the more ‘alien’ looks to some of the angels to throw someone off, though.
When the incarnation of evil is a monster of the week things have perhaps escalated a bit much.
The framing device is Scully in confession, talking about her guilt that she couldn’t save the last quadruplet to a priest. I feel like the priests in sci-fi/fantasy TV shows get to hear a lot more interesting stuff than the ones in real life.