Miracles [Season 1, Episode 0]
This is an X-Files rip-off by David Greenwalt Productions.
Paul Ferguson (Skeet Ulrich - Chill Factor, Scream ) has visions. He is a suspect, and potentially the next victim in a serial killer case. Is the killer working for God or for Satan?
The setup for the rest of the series is when he joins a scientific investigator [Angus McFadyen - Braveheart ] to do the same job ...
This is the first ep [after the unaired pilot?]. It has a decent budget, which allows for a very impressive car-crash sequence.
A passenger plane flying into Logan Airport, USA, disappears in a flash of light. When it returns, everyone exhibits signs of a different phenomenon. Spontaneous human combustion, speaking in tongues, miraculous healing ...
By strange coincidence, our heroes' office is nearby. Also, the NSA investigator in charge is a frienemy of MacFadyen's.
A Doctor tries a new cure on a paralysed patient. Not only does it enable the patient to communicate, he even suggests new cures!
The Doc's daughter calls in the demon-busters. Is the patient possessed?
This introduces a recurring character, Mister Friendly.
Skeet sees a wee girl at places, just before terrible accidents happen there. Either she's warning him, or she's causing the accidents.
The team must discover the girl's parents, to lay her ghost to rest. In the meantime, there are some quite exciting scenes as they try to prevent disasters!
Skeet/Paul's investigation to find his own father almost comes to a head.
Skeet isn't the only one who saw writing in his own blood. Half a dozen others did - and someone is murdering them!
This is an arc story. The murderer thinks he's obeying God. So who are the good guys, and who are the villins?
The team investigate a haunted house. Its dark power connects with Skeet Ulrich's negative side or whatever.
The team are called in to investigate an apparent haunting. It seems that a Confederate soldier's ghost is hanging out in a convenience store!
Skeet explains the ghostliness to a couple of pre-teen kids. They question the nature of the fabric of reality, so their mother offers them the scientific facts. These scenes alone make the ep worth watching!
Technically it's not a ghost, just a porous spot in the fabric of time. Thus, this ep has a scientific explanation [of sorts] instead of a religious one!
An Amish girl has stigmata, and dies in an accident.
A big-city girl commits suicide.
Both girls are reincarnated in the same body. Or something.
WTF is going on? Which girl is which? Who cares? How did this show get commissioned? It lacks the Whodunnit factor of Millennium , but is every bit as bleak and depressing.
Angus McFadyen ( Braveheart ) investigates a woman who can apparently work miracles. He falls in love with her.
She's a waitress who recovered instaneously from fatal injuries incurred from a violent man in the diner workplace. Just like Liz in the first ep of Roswell !
A Guest-star and a credited cast member? What are the chances this will end badly?
A Real Estate Agency in New Jersey appears to be haunted.
The guys investigate a TV psychic who makes blatantly fake and generalised guess-like predictions - except when he touches Paul (Skeet Ulrich). Paul has visions of his dead son, then the Latina babe's son is kidnapped.
Paul flat-lines himself for 4 minutes (although he would get brain damage after only 3) to communicate with his son's ghost.