"The X-Files" (TM) and (C) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Albert: To the Navajo, the Earth and its creatures have great
influence over our existence. The stories passed from generation to
generation help us to understand the reason for our tears of
sadness and tears of joy. Animals like the bear, the spider and the
coyote are powerful symbols to our people. When the FBI man,
Mulder, was cured by the holy people, we were reminded of the story
of the Gila monster, who symbolizes the healing powers of the
medicine man. In this myth, the Gila monster restores a man by
taking all his parts and putting them back together. His blood is
gathered by ants, his eyes and ears by sun, his mind by talking god
and pollen boy. Then, lightning and thunder bring the man back to
life. At the end of the ceremony, when the FBI Man had been healed,
we heard the news from other Native Americans in the northern
plains that a great event had taken place. Like the Navajo, these
people have their own stories and myths. One of these stories tells
of the white buffalo woman, who came down from the heavens and
taught the indians how to lead virtuous lives, and how to pray to
the creator. She told the people she would return one day. Then,
she turned into a white buffalo and ascended into the clouds, never
to be seen again. But, on this day, when the holy people had given
the FBI man a miracle, a white buffalo was born, and every Native
American knew, whether he believed the story or not, that this was
a powerful omen and that great changes were coming.
Skinner: I've got the digital tape.
Scully: You're lying.
Skinner: I've got it in my pocket. I took it out of Mulder's desk.
[someone at the door. Skinner takes his gun out]
Skinner: Drop your weapon! Put it down, Scully.
Scully: No way.
Skinner: Put it down!
Scully: I said no! You're setting me up.
Skinner: I'm trying to help you.
Scully: Then put your weapon down and sit down.
Skinner: Not a change.
Scully: You said you weren't here to kill me, Skinner. Now prove
Skinner: I didn't come to have a gun shoved in my face, either.
Scully: Dammit, Skinner!
[Mulder comes in]
Mulder: Drop your weapon! I said...
Skinner: Back off!
Mulder: Put it down.
Skinner: What the hell is this? What are you pulling here?
Mulder: You okay, Scully?
Mulder: Get his gun. Give her the gun. Give it to her!
Skinner: All right.
Mulder: Now I want an explanation.
Scully: I was warned that somebody would kill me. Someone I
Skinner: I'm going to reach into my coat pocket and end this
charade. All right? I presume you both know what this is. Now I
want an explanation.
Mulder: Your cigarette-smoking friend killed my father for that
tape, and then he killed me.
Skinner: What are you talking about?
Mulder: I was a dead man. Now I'm back.
Skinner: What is on this tape?
Mulder: Defense Department files that weren't supposed to exist.
The truth about our government's involvement in a global conspiracy
of silence about the existence of extraterrestrial life.
Scully: Give me that tape.
Skinner: Uh-uh, this tape stays with me.
Mulder: Give her the tape.
Skinner: If what you say is true, if the information on this tape
is valuable enough to kill for, then it's the only leverage we've
got to bring these men to justice. It's not going to do us any good
if it falls back into their hands.
Mulder: Then you better make sure it doesn't. Come on, Scully.
Mulder: There are truths out there that aren't on that tape.
Scully: Mulder, I...
Mulder: Scully, whatever you're gonna say...
Scully: I went to your father's funeral. I told your mother that
you were going to okay.
Mulder: And how did you know?
Scully: I just knew.
Margaret: My daughter was brought here. I'm trying to find her.
MD: All right. What's her name?
Margaret: Scully. Dana Scully.
MD: Melissa Scully?
Margaret: No... that's her sister.
MD: We just had a Melissa Scully in surgery with a cranial gunshot
Margaret: Missy? It's mom.
MD: We took drastic precautionary measures due to the nature of the
head wound. We've induced coma to try and relieve the trauma on the
Margaret: Is she going to be okay?
MD: We've done everything we can right now. We'll be monitoring her
around the clock. Nurse, why don't we get mrs. Scully a comfortable
Mulder: That's my father on the left, there.
Byers: This was taken, when?
Mulder: About 1973.
Byers: Amazing. Langly, take a look.
Scully: Do you recognize any of those men?
Byers: Are you familiar with a post-World War II project known as
Mulder: Our deal with the devil. The U.S. provided safe haven for
certain Nazi war criminals in exchange for their scientific
Langly: I know who this man is--Victor Klemper.
Byers: The man standing next to your father is one of those
criminals, though not the most famous of the bunch. Wernher Von
Braun, designer of the V-2 rockets that leveled London may be the
most notorious, but Victor Klemper certainly takes the prize for
the most evil Nazi to escape the Nuremberg trials.
Scully: What did he do?
Langly: He experimented on the Jews. Drowned them, suffocated them,
put them in pressure chambers. All in the name of science.
Byers: Together with with Von Braun, Klemper help us win the space
race. Using his scientific data on the effects of high-altitude
flying, we were able to put astronauts on the moon before the
Langly: One giant step for mankind.
Scully: What would he be doing in a photo with your father?
Mulder: I don't know. Do you recognize anybody else in the
Byers: No. Operation Paperclip was supposed to have been scrapped
in the 1950s, but if this is 1973...
Scully: Whatever happened to Klemper?
Langly: He's still here, living very well at the expense of the
[Frohike comes in]
Frohike: Unbelievable! We thought you were history.
Mulder: You'll have to wait a little longer for my video
Langely: Where were you? We were looking all over.
Frohike: Down at D.C. General. I was scanning the police frequency
when I heard the report of a shooting. Agent Scully...
Scully: What? What is it?
Frohike: Your sister's in critical condition.
Mulder: Scully... Scully, wait. Scully! Scully, wait! Scully!
Scully: I have to go there, Mulder.
Mulder: You can't go.
Scully: That bullet was meant for me.
Mulder: If they're trying to kill you, that's the first place
they're gonna look.
Scully: Those bastards.
Mulder: We're gonna call someone I think can help. The only thing
you can do for her right now is to try to crucify them.
46TH STREET, NEW YORK
Elder 1: This is a serious mistake. An innocent woman has been
Elder 2: Can this be traced?
Elder 3: This is your man.
CM: There was a mistake. It will be rectified.
WMM: By whom? By whom will this be rectified--your ridiculously
CM: These men are professionals.
WMM: This is not a profession for men who make mistakes. My god,
you presume to make us believe you can simply fix it with enough
WMM: This woman... Scully... I know she believes her partner is
CM: Mulder's dead. I took care of it myself.
WMM: And the computer tape containing the stolen files, you tell us
was recovered--you can show it to us?
CM: I wasn't aware that my honesty was in question or doubt.
Elder 1: You have the tape?
CM: Of course I have it.
Elder: I think I'd like to see it.
Elder: So would I.
CM: I have vouchsafed it for reasons of security. I'll have it here
for you tomorrow... by which time this whole matter will be cleared
Mulder: Victor Klemper?
Mulder: My name is Fox Mulder. This is Dana Scully.
Klemper: Your name is Mulder?
Mulder: Yes. I think you knew my father.
Klemper: What's this about?
Mulder: When you came to this country, you did work for our
Klemper: I'm an old man now. History bores me.
Scully: Because it escaped you, or because you escaped it?
Klemper: Freud, Salk, Crick, Watson; these will be the names they
celebrate at the end of the millennium. Great scientists. And
Klemper? He will be remembered only as a butcher.
Scully: History may be the only justice you'll ever know.
Klemper: Do you know my work? Do you know what we accomplished?
Scully: As a Nazi or for the blood money we paid you?
Klemper: We were young men caught in a fervor, but our experiments
changed the world.
Scully: For a lot of innocent Jews.
Klemper: Progress demands sacrifice, and I... I have confronted my
demons. And soon I will die, too.
Mulder: Like my father. They killed him, and I believe you know
Klemper: I believe they would kill anyone if it is in the best
interest of the work.
Mulder: What is this work that my father was involved in?
Kempler: I have no answer for you.
Mulder: Well, you knew him! Was he a murderer too?
Kempler: There are some things you don't have to know.
Mulder: No, I need to know! I need to know the truth! Isn't that
what you want--for the truth to be known?
Kempler: Do you know the formula of Napier's constant?
Scully: Yes. Why?
Kempler: The photo was taken at the Strughold Mining Company in
West Virginia, and that is all I will tell you. The rest you can
find out yourself.
Mulder: Let's go, Scully.
Man: Hello? Yes. One moment. It's for you, sir.
Kempler: It's Klemper.
Kempler: How are you, old friend? It's been far too many years.
WMM: What is it, Victor?
Kempler: Oh, I was just paid a visit by the son of one of our old
WMM: What did you tell him, Victor?
Kempler: I told him that you were the most venal man I've ever met.
Beyond that, I told him nothing.
WMM: Mulder is alive.
Elder 1: Then I think it's time that we call our friends, who will
handle this matter more satisfactorily.
Nurse: Are you expecting any visitors?
Margaret: Oh, is it Dana? Is Dana here?
Nurse: No. It's a man. He says he was asked to come here.
Albert: My name is Albert Hosteen. I was asked to come here and
help with your daughter.
Margaret: There must be some mistake.
Albert: Is your daughter the FBI woman?
Albert: Yes. She's very sorry she can't come here to comfort you.
Margaret: Is she okay?
Albert: Yes, I believe so. [turns to Melissa] She is weak.
Margaret: She's getting better. She has the best doctors. They're
watching her around the clock.
Albert: If it's all right, I would like to pray over her here.
RURAL WEST VIRGINIA
Scully: What do you think your father would have been doing here?
Mulder: I don't know. He never came home wearing a miner's cap.
Scully: Mulder, take a look at this. What do you think?
Mulder: I'd like to try door number one, Monty. I'm trying 27828.
It's not working.
Scully: It's not working here either.
Mulder: Sure that's the right number?
Scully: Positive. Napier's constant is the basis of all natural
Mulder: I think, with a crowbar and a small nuclear device I might
be able to get through one of these things.
Scully: Mulder. No. Wait. Hang on a second. Whatever we find in
here... I don't think you've had time to process everything that
you've been through.
Mulder: I'm okay, Scully.
Scully: You weren't even able to go to your father's funeral, and
if something in here were to cast doubt on the kind of man he
was... I just know how it would affect me.
CM: You called me.
Skinner: Yes, I did.
Skinner: I may have located the digital tape that you're looking
CM: You may have located it?
Skinner: Yes, though there's a great chance it might fall into the
hands of people who might use it for purposes not your own.
CM: You want to work a deal? Is that what this is? Let me tell you
something. I don't work deals.
Skinner: I just thought you should know of certain potentialities.
CM: Do you have the tape?
Skinner: As I said, I may have located it.
CM: Do you have the damn tape?!
Skinner: I'll know more when we next meet.
CM: I do not negotiate. You understand?!
Skinner: Yes, sir.
CM: I don't think you do. I don't think you understand at all.
Skinner: No, I'm quite aware of your policies in those regards.
CM: Then I hope your next course of action will be more cautious
Scully: Mulder, look at this. It looks like they're storing
Mulder: Of what?
Scully: Medical files, by the look of it. Got names...
Mulder: Lots of files.
Scully: Lots and lots of files.
Mulder: What's in these files?
Scully: Standard medical forms. These are birth certificates,
smallpox vaccination certificate, and then there's this.
Mulder: What is this?
Scully: It's an old tissue collection cassette. The new ones are
Mulder: Do all these files contain the same materials?
Scully: Yes, exactly.
Mulder: What year was this person born?
Scully: 1955. All of these files are 1955.
Mulder: What year were you born?
Scully: 1964. Why?
Mulder: Let's go find 1964.
Scully: You're looking for a file on me?
Mulder: "Dana Katherine Scully."
Scully: What? It's a recent tissue sample. What the hell is going
on here, Mulder?
Mulder: I don't know, Scully.
Scully: That's your sister's file.
Scully: What are you looking for?
Mulder: I don't know. Take a look at this, Scully. This file was
Scully: I don't understand.
Mulder: Wait here, Scully.
Scully: Mulder, where are you going? Mulder? Mulder?
Man: Come on. Let's go!
Man: Find the woman, too.
Scully: Mulder, down here.
Mulder: You okay, Scully?
Scully: I heard gunshots.
Mulder: I've been looking for you.
Scully: What happened to you?
Mulder: They got a small army outside. I think they got us trapped.
Scully: I think there's a way out down here.
Skinner: This place isn't even on the map. How'd you get here?
Mulder: You'd be surprised at what's not on the map in this
country. And what our government will do to keep it that way.
Skinner: How's that?
Mulder: Last night we were chased by some kind of hit squad,
driving what looked an awful lot like CIA fleet sedans.
Skinner: Well, I may be able to negotiate a deal that would
guarantee your safety.
Scully: What kind of deal?
Skinner: I'll turn over the digital tape in return for your
Mulder: No, sir. I need that tape. I need those files.
Skinner: I'm talking about a way to saving your lives.
Mulder: And I'm talking about a conspiracy against the American
public. Do you know what we found last night?
Scully: An extremely elaborate filing system of medical records.
Mulder: Locked inside a mountain vault.
Skinner: For the purpose of?
Mulder: I don't know, but the answer's gotta be on that tape, in
Skinner: Is that answer worth your lives?
Mulder: It's obviously worth killing us for.
Skinner: In your wildest dreams, what do you possibly hope to find,
Mulder: Why they killed my father... what happened to my sister...
what they did to agent Scully.
Scully: I think we should let him make the deal, Mulder. Look,
those answers mean nothing if we're going to be hunted down like
animals. We are operating so far outside of the law right now,
we've given up on the very notion of justice. We have turned
ourselves into outsiders. We have lost our access and our
Mulder: What makes you think there's any such thing as justice,
Scully: Then what good are those answers to anybody but you?
Mulder: What we found last night...
Scully: Look, I want exactly what you want... but I need to see my
Mulder: I suppose you already tried to make a backup of the tape.
Skinner: Whoever downloaded those files put a copy protector on
them. I couldn't get a hard copy, either.
Mulder: What makes you think they'll even honor this deal?
Skinner: Because if they don't, I'll go state's evidence and
testify... and they'll have to kill me too.
Mulder: It's up to you, Scully.
Scully: I told Skinner to make the deal, but not to hand over the
tape until you agree to it.
Mulder: I'm sorry about your sister, Scully.
Scully: I just need to know if she's going to be okay.
Albert: For two days I had prayed for the FBI woman's sister. Her
doctor said she was getting better, and her mother, who would not
leave her bedside, was able to sleep. But, word had come from my
brothers in the north that did not give me hope. The white buffalo
calf had survived, but after a day it would no longer drink its
mother's milk. On the third day, the mother buffalo laid down in
her stall, and would not get up. They said the men could do nothing
for her. That night, she died. My father taught me, when was a boy,
that this is how life is--that for something to live another thing
must often be sacrificed. This was my fear now for the young woman.
Skinner: I'm here to see Melissa Scully. My name is Walter Skinner.
I'm an Assistant Director at the FBI. I'm very sorry about your
daughter. Dana asked me to come here to deliver a message.
Margaret: You've been in contact with her?
Margaret: Well, I want to know where she is, and if she's okay.
Skinner: She's okay. She's in a very serious situation which
prevents her from being here.
Margaret: What kind of situation?
Skinner: One that we hope to reverse so that Dana can come back to
Albert: That man you just saw. He's been very curious about this
Skinner: Who are you?
Albert: My name is Albert Hosteen. I was asked to come here.
Skinner: Albert, do not leave this room. Do you understand?
[Krycek beats the tape out of Skinner]
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON, D.C.
Cardinal: I could use a beer. Do you want anything?
Cardinal: You sure?
Mulder: Mr. Klemper? Mr. Klemper?
WMM: Hello again, young lady.
Scully: Where's Victor Klemper?
WMM: Oh, poor Klemper. They found him yesterday here among his
flowers. Apparently, his heart had given out.
Mulder: You killed him, didn't you? You're one of the men in this
photo. You knew my father.
WMM: Yes, since we were young men.
Mulder: You were involved in this project. You know why the medical
data was being collected.
WMM: Yes, I do, indeed. In 1947 a spacecraft was reportedly
recovered in New Mexico. No doubt you know of this, and of the
reported recovery of a body at the site. These incidents coincided
with, not only the end of World War II, but an ignominious project
which brought nazi scientists and war criminals to this country to
exploit their knowledge.
Scully: Operation Paperclip.
WMM: Yes. You know of it already, and you must also know the work
Of Dr. Josef Mengele--the Nazi angel of death.
Scully: Mengele thought that he could produce a super race through
WMM: As did many of his colleagues at the Institute of Hereditary
Biology and Racial Hygiene.
Scully: Like Victor Klemper?
WMM: Poor Victor. He loved his orchids. Did you know that he was
able to create some of the most beautiful hybrids?
Mulder: Klemper was trying to create an alien-human hybrid. That's
what I saw in the boxcar. He was using human test subjects.
Scully: Mulder, wait.
Mulder: My father was involved in this?
Scully: The technology wasn't there, Mulder. DNA wasn't even
identified until 1944. This is all a lie.
WMM: When your father realized what the medical data was being used
for, he objected strenuously.
Mulder: He collected those files?
WMM: With the threat of nuclear holocaust in the 1950s, the
government instructed men like your father to gather genetic data
on the general populace, for the purposes of post-apocalyptic
Mulder: The vaccination records. They took tissue from everyone who
received a smallpox inoculation.
WMM: Hundreds of millions of Americans.
Mulder: So that Victor Klemper had access to a DNA database of
nearly everyone who was born since 1950.
Scully: Mulder, this man is telling you everything you want to
hear, but it's a fabrication, pure science fiction. There were no
experiments with aliens.
WMM: Why would I lie to you?
Scully: Like you said before, to protect yourself and the
continuation of the nazi agenda--human tests.
Mulder: Why was your file there, Scully?
Scully: I don't know.
Mulder: There were current records on file.
Scully: Yes, but records of what, Mulder?
Mulder: Of abductions! Of abductees. They took my sister. Why?
WMM: They took her as insurance, because your father threatened to
expose the project.
Mulder: Why her? Why not me?
WMM: It's not for me to say, but your life is in danger now, too.
You also threaten to expose the project. You've become your father.
Mulder: Why are you telling me this?
WMM: It's what you want to know... isn't it?
Mulder: Is there more?
WMM: More than you'll ever know.
Man: Yes? Yes, he's just arrived. One moment, please. You have a
CM: Thank you. Hello?
Krycek: I'm alive. Isn't that a surprise?
CM: Yes. Good, good, good. Where are you?
Krycek: Somewhere thet you'll never find me, you double-crossing
son of a bitch.
CM: Are you sure?
Krycek: I'm sure of this--if I so much as feel your presence, I'm
gonna make you a very, very famous man. You understand?
CM: Yes, thank you. I'm going to report that to the group. [hangs
up] I've just received confirmation that the digital tape
containing the stolen files was destroyed in a car bomb explosion
which killed agent Scully's would-be assassin.
Elder 1: What about Mulder and Scully?
CM: I have a meeting with the FBI. They wanna make a deal.
Elder 1: For what?
CM: For nothing. There'll be no deal. There's no deal to make.
MrsMulder: What time is it?
Mulder: It's after 2.
MrsMulder: Did you drive up here? Why didn't you call?
Mulder: I needed to see you in person. I need to ask you something.
I need to ask you about something that happened a long time ago.
MrsMulder: Oh, Fox... I don't remember anything. I told you before.
Mulder: Mom, listen to me. When Samantha... before she was gone,
did dad ever ask you if you had a favorite? Did he ever ask you
MrsMulder: Fox, please...
Mulder: Mom, did he ever ask you to make a choice?
MrsMulder: Don't do this.
Mulder: Mom, listen to me! I need to know. Did he make you make a
MrsMulder: No. I couldn't choose. It was your father's choice, and
I hated him for it. Even in his grave, I hate him still.
CM: Now, you wanted to see me?
Skinner: I have the tape you've been looking for.
Skinner: I'm prepared to hand it over, or destroy it in exchange
for Mulder and Scully's safety and for their reinstatement here.
CM: What did I tell you, mr. Skinner? I don't negotiate, especially
with punks like you, who think they can bluff me.
Skinner: Bluff you?
CM: You haven't got any tape. You haven't got any deal. You can't
play poker if you're not holding any cards, mr. Skinner. Ever
wondered what it would be like to... die in a plane crash? Of
botulism? Even a heart attack's not uncommon for a man your age.
You think I'm bluffing?
Skinner: I'm not finished yet. Albert.
CM: What is this?
Skinner: This is where you pucker up and kiss my ass.
CM: Now, listen...
Skinner: No, you listen to me, you son of a bitch. This man's name
is Albert Hosteen. You should remember that, because if agents
Mulder and Scully come down with so much as a case of the flu,
Albert is prepared to recite chapter and verse, file for file,
everything on your precious tape.
CM: It's a nice try, Skinner.
Skinner: I'm sure you're thinking Albert is an old man, and there
are plenty of ways that you might kill him too, which is why, in
the ancient oral tradition of his people, he's told 20 other men
the information on those files. So unless you kill every navajo
living in four states that information is available to a simple
phone call. Welcome to the wonderful world of high technology.
CM: You're bluffing.
Skinner: Am I?
Scully: It happened three hours ago. She went into surgery and the
damage to her brain was worse than they had hoped. Her blood
pressure started to rise and... she slipped away. She died for me
and I tried to tell her I was sorry, but I don't think she'll ever
Mulder: She knows. Melissa knows.
Scully: You were right. There is no justice.
Mulder: I don't think this is about justice, Scully.
Scully: Then what is it about?
Mulder: I think it's about something we have no personal choice in.
I think it's about fate. Skinner told me that he talked to you,
that you were insistent about coming back to work. Now, if
Melissa's death is...
Scully: I need something to put my back up against.
Mulder: I feel the same way. We've both lost so much... But I
believe that what we're looking for is in the x-files. I'm more
certain than ever that the truth is in there.
Scully: I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the
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