"The X-Files" (TM) and (C) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

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Screenplay by Chris Carter.
Story by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz.

35,000 B.C.

[Two cavemen follow alien lizard footsteps into a cave. They find another caveman trapped in the ice. Then, they are attacked by the alien. One of the cavemen dies. The second one manages to kill the alien, who begins to "bleed" black oil ... which then overcomes the caveman.]

[Present day]

Kid: Hey, Stevie, you OK?
Stevie: I got--I got ... I got the wind knocked out of me.
Kid #2: It looks like a cave or something.
Kid: Stevie, what's going on?
Stevie: It's a human skull!
Kid #2: Toss it up here, dude.
Stevie: No way, butt-wipe, this is mine. Anyway, there's bones all over the place, man. What the...?
Kid: Stevie?
Kid #2: Hey, Stevie.
Kid: You OK?
Kid #3: Hey, man ... Let's get outta here.


Cooles: Give me a 14-footer! Captain Miles Cooles. Got a rescue situation in progress, out by the old town road I.C. Rope's in the hole. Let's go. Two Down. What you got, T.C.? Talk to me. Do you see the boy? Talk to me. Come back, T.C. You see the kid? Danny, check T.C.'s radio. T.C.? Glenn, Sal, in the hole.
Bronschweig: Get those people out of here!
Cooles: Move 'em back!
Cop: Come on. Move back. Move back, folks.
Cooles: I sent 4 men down there for the boy. Report is, his eyes have turned black. Now we've lost communication with my men. What about my men? What about my men? What the hell is this?
Bronschweig [on the phone]: It's Bronschweig. Sir, the impossible scenario that we never planned for ... well, we better come up with a plan.


Agent: We've evacuated the building and been through it bottom to top. There's no trace of an explosive device or anything resembling one.
Michaud: Have you sent the dogs through yet?
Agent: Yes, sir.
Michaud: Well, send 'em through again.
Agent: All right, guys! Let's do it again!

Scully: Mulder, it's me.
Mulder: Where are you, Scully?
Scully: I'm on the roof.
Mulder: Did you find anything?
Scully: No, I haven't.
Mulder: What's wrong?
Scully: Well, I just climbed up 12 floors. I'm hot, I'm thirsty, and, to be honest, I'm wondering what I'm doing up here.
Mulder: You're looking for a bomb.
Scully: Yes, I know that, but the threat was called into the federal building across the street.
Mulder: I think they have that covered.
Scully: Mulder, when a terrorist bomb threat is called in, the rational purpose of providing that information is to allow us to find the bomb. The rational object of terrorism is to promote terror. If you'd study the statistics, you'd find a model behavioral pattern for virtually every case where a threat has turned up an explosive device, and if we don't act in accordance with that data, if you ignore it, as we have done, the chances are great that, if there actually is a bomb, we might not find it. Lives could be lost. Mulder ... Mulder?
Mulder: Boom.
Scully: Jesus, Mulder.
Mulder: Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random act of unpredictability. If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen, or expect the unexpected in the universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized, or easily referenced. What are we doing up here, Scully? It's hotter than hell.
Scully: I know you're bored in this assignment, Mulder, but unconventional thinking is only gonna get you into trouble now.
Mulder: What makes you think I'm bored?
Scully: You gotta quit looking for what isn't there. They've closed the X-Files. There's procedure to be followed now. Protocol.
Mulder: Maybe we should call in a bomb threat to Houston. I think it's free beer night at the astrodome.
Scully: Oh. Now what?
Mulder: It's locked?
Scully: So much for anticipating the unforeseen. I had you.
Mulder: No, you didn't.
Scully: Oh, yeah. I had you big time.
Mulder: You had nothing. Come on. I saw you jiggle the handle.

Scully: I saw your face, Mulder.
Scully: There was a definite moment of panic.
Mulder: You've never seen me panic. When I panic, I make this face.
Scully: That was the face.
Mulder: You didn't see that face.
Scully: I saw that face. You're buying.
Mulder: Coke, Pepsi, saline I.V.?
Scully: Something sweet.

Mulder [to himself]: Come on.

[Mulder finds the bomb in the soda machine.]

Scully: Scully.
Mulder: Scully, I found the bomb.
Scully: You're funny. Where are you, Mulder?
Mulder: I'm in the vending room.
Scully: Is that you pounding?
Mulder: Yeah. You gotta get somebody to open that door.
Scully: Nice try, Mulder.
Mulder: Look, Scully, it's in the soda machine. You've got about 14 minutes to evacuate this building.
Scully: Come on, Mulder.
Mulder: 13:56 ... 13:54 ... 13:52 ... 13:50 ... You see a pattern emerging here, Scully?
Scully: Hold on, Mulder. I'm gonna get you out of there.

Scully [to security guards]: I need this building evacuated and cleared out in 10 minutes! I want you to call the fire department and have them block off the city center in a one-mile radius around the building!
Security guard: 10 Minutes?
Scully: Don't think! Just pick up that phone, and make it happen!
Security guard: This is security.
Scully: This is special agent Dana Scully. I need to speak with S.A.C. Michaud. He's got the wrong building.

Michaud: Where is it?
Scully: He found it in the vending machine. He's locked in with it.
Mulder: Scully, you know that face I just showed you? I'm making it again.
Scully: Mulder, move away from the door. We're coming through it.
Agent: Clear!
Mulder: Tell me that's just soda pop in those canisters.
Michaud: It's just what it looks like--big I.E.D. 10 Gallons of astrolite. OK, get everybody out of here. Clear the area.
Agent: Come on. Let's go.
Mulder: Somebody's gotta stay here with you.
Michaud: I just gave you an order. Now, get the hell outta here and evacuate the building.
Scully: Can you defuse it?
Michaud: Yes, I can.
Mulder: We got less than 4 minutes to find out if you're right.
Michaud: Did you hear what I said? Get out.
Scully: Come on, Mulder.

Scully: Mulder, what are you doing?
Mulder: Something's wrong!
Scully: Mulder!
Mulder: Something's not right.
Scully: Mulder, get in the car. There's no time!
Driver: Let's go! Get in the car!
Driver: Come on! Come on!
Mulder: Get down!

[Building explodes.]

Mulder: Next time, you're buying.



Cassidy: In light of Waco and Ruby Ridge, there is a heightened need at the Attorney General's office to place the responsibility as early as possible for the catastrophic destruction of public property and loss of life due to terrorist activities. Many details are still unclear, but we're under some pressure from the Attorney General to give an accurate picture of what happened, so that she can issue a public statement. We know now that 5 people died in the explosion. Special--special agent in charge, Darius Michaud, who was trying to diffuse the bomb, three firemen from Dallas, and a young boy. I'd like to...
Mulder: Excuse me.
Cassidy: I'd like to begin by--
Mulder: Excuse me. The firemen and the young boy--they were found in the building?
Cassidy: Agent Mulder, since you weren't able to be on time for this hearing, I'd like you to step outside, so that we can hear agent Scully's version of the facts, so that she will not be paid the same disrespect.
Mulder: We had been told the building was clear.
Cassidy: You'll get your turn, agent Mulder. Please step outside.

Skinner: Sit down. They're still talking to agent Scully.
Mulder: About what?
Skinner: They're asking her for a narrative. They wanna know why she was in the wrong building.
Mulder: She was with me.
Skinner: You don't see what's going on here, do you? There's $45 million worth of damage to the city of Dallas. Lives have been lost. No suspects have been named. So, the story that's being shaped is that this could have been prevented.
Mulder: They want to blame us?
Skinner: Agent Mulder, you and I both know that if it looks bad, it's bad for the FBI. Blame has to be assigned somewhere.
Mulder: If they want somebody to blame, they can blame me. Agent Scully doesn't deserve this.
Skinner: She's in there right now sayin' the same thing about you.
Mulder: No. I breached protocol. I broke contact with the S.A.C. I ignored a primary tactical rule and left him alone with the device.
Skinner: Agent Scully says it was she who ordered you out of the building, that you wanted to go back in.
Mulder: No.
Scully: They're asking for you, sir.
Skinner: Thank you.
Mulder: Whatever you told them in there, Scully, you don't have to protect me.
Scully: All I told them was the truth.
Mulder: They're trying to divide us on this, and we can't let them.
Scully: Mulder, they have divided us. They're splitting us up.
Mulder: What? What are you talking about?
Scully: I have a meeting with O.P.R., day after tomorrow, for remediation and reassignment.
Mulder: They were the ones that put us together.
Scully: Because they wanted me to invalidate your investigations into the paranormal, but I think this goes deeper than that now.
Mulder: This is not about you, Scully. They're doing this to me.
Scully: They're not doing this. Mulder, I left behind a career in medicine because I thought that I could make a difference at the FBI, but it hasn't turned out that way, and now, if they were to transfer me to Omaha or Cleveland or some field office, it just doesn't hold the interest for me that it once did. Not after what I've seen and done.
Mulder: You're quitting.
Scully: Maybe you should ask yourself if your heart's still in it, too.
Skinner: Agent Mulder, you're up.
Scully: I'm sorry. Mulder ... good luck.


Barmaid: I'd say this about exceeds your minimum daily requirement. Whoa. You've got to train for that kind of heavy lifting. Poopy day? So, what do you do?
Mulder: What do I do? I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade. The plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet. So, of course, no one believes me. I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid, and now he chases after little green men with a badge and a gun, and shouting to the heavens or anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling, and when it hits, it's gonna be the shit storm of all time.
Barmaid: Well, I would say that about does it, Spooky.
Mulder: Does what?
Barmaid: Well, looks like 86 is your lucky number.
Mulder: You know, one is the loneliest number.

Mulder: Hello?
Woman: Hello!
Mulder: Sorry.

Kurtzweil: That, official FBI business?
Mulder: What?
Kurtzweil: Bet the bureau's accusing you of the same thing in Dallas. Standing around, holding your yank while bombs are exploding.
Mulder: Do I know you?
Kurtzweil: No, but I've been watching your career for a good while, back when you were just a promising young agent ... before that.
Mulder: You come out here for a reason?
Kurtzweil: Yeah, I did. My name is Kurtzweil. Dr. Alvin Kurtzweil.
Mulder: I'm supposed to know that name?
Kurtzweil: I'm an old friend of your father's. Back at the Department of State, we were what you might call fellow travelers, but his disenchantment outlasted mine.
Mulder: Right.

Mulder: How'd you find me?
Kurtzweil: I heard you come in here now and again. I figured you'd be needing a little drinking tonight.
Mulder: You a reporter?
Kurtzweil: I'm a doctor, but I think I mentioned that. O.B.G.Y.N.
Mulder: You got something' to tell me, you got as much time as it takes me to hail a cab.
Kurtzweil: There's something you don't know about the bombing in Dallas.
Mulder: What's that?
Kurtzweil: S.A.C. Darius Michaud never tried or intended to diffuse that bomb.
Mulder: He just let it explode in his face, huh?
Kurtzweil: What's the question no one's asking? Why that building? Why not the federal building?
Mulder: The federal building was too well guarded.
Kurtzweil: No. They put the bomb in the building across the street because it did have federal offices there. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had a provisional medical quarantine office there, which is where the bodies were found, but that's the thing, the thing you didn't know, the thing you'd never think
to check: Those people were already dead.
Mulder: Before the bomb went off?
Kurtzweil: That's what I'm saying.
Mulder: Darius Michaud was a 22-year veteran of the bureau.
Kurtzweil: Michaud was a patriot. The people he was loyal to know their way around Dallas. They blew that building to hide something, maybe even something they couldn't predict.
Mulder: You're telling me they blew up that entire building just to hide the bodies of those firemen?
Kurtzweil: And one little boy.
Mulder: I think you're full of shit.
Kurtzweil: Do you?
Mulder [to driver]: Arlington, please. Actually, you know, let's go to Georgetown. Let's go to Georgetown.

[Scully's apartment]

Mulder: I woke you. Did I wake you?
Scully: No.
Mulder: Why not? It's 3 in the morning.
Scully: Are you drunk, Mulder?
Mulder: I--I--I was until about 20 minutes ago, yeah.
Scully: Was that before or after you decided to come here?
Mulder: What exactly are you implying?
Scully: Go home, Mulder.
Mulder: No, get dressed.
Scully: It's late.
Mulder: Get dressed.
Scully: What are you doing?
Mulder: Just get dressed, and I'll explain on the way.


CM: You've got something to show me.
Bronschweig: We brought the atmosphere back down to freezing in order to control the development, which is like nothing we've ever seen.
CM: Brought on by what?
Bronschweig: Heat, I think ... the coincident invasion of a host--the fireman--and an environment that raised his body temperature above 98.6.
CM: This man's still alive.
Bronschweig: Technically, and biologically, but he'll never recover.
CM: How can this be?
Bronschweig: The developing organism is using his life energy, digesting bone and tissue. We've just slowed the process. Do you want us to destroy this one, too, before it gestates?
CM: Uh, no. No. We need to try our vaccine on it.
Bronschweig: And if it's unsuccessful?
CM: Burn it, like the others.


4:04 AM

MP: I.D., and floor you're visiting, please.
Mulder: We're going down to the morgue.
MP: That area is currently off-limits to anyone other than authorized medical personnel.
Mulder: On whose orders?
MP: General McAddie.
Mulder: General McAddie's who requested our coming down here. We were awakened at 3:00 A.M. and told to get down here immediately.
MP: I don't know anything about that.
Mulder: Well, call general McAddie.
MP: I don't have the number.
Mulder: Well, then call the switchboard. They'll patch you through. Jesus, you don't know the switchboard number?
MP: I'm calling my C.O.
Mulder: Listen, son, we don't have time to dick around while you demonstrate your ignorance of the chain of command. The order came directly from general McAddie. You call him. We'll conduct our business while you confirm
MP: Why don't you head on down, and I'll confirm authorization?
Mulder: Thank you. [to Scully] Why is the morgue suddenly off-limits on the orders of a general?

Scully: This is one of the fireman who died in Dallas?
Mulder: According to the toe tag.
Scully: And you're looking for...
Mulder: Cause of death.
Scully: I can tell you that without even looking at him. "Concussive organ failure due to proximal exposure to source and flying debris." Mulder, this man's already been autopsied. You can tell by the way he's been wrapped and dressed.
Mulder: Does this fit the description you just read me?
Scully: Oh, my god! This man's tissue, Mulder ...
Mulder: It's like jelly.
Scully: There's been some kind of cellular breakdown. God, it's completely edematous. And there's been no autopsy performed here, no y-incision, no internal exam.
Mulder: You telling me the cause of death in that report is false? That this man didn't die from an explosion or from flying debris?
Scully: Mulder, I can't tell you what killed this man. I'm not sure anybody else could claim to, either.

Scully: Mulder, you knew before we got here this man didn't die at the bomb site.
Mulder: I'd been told as much.
Scully: You're saying this is a cover-up? Of what?
Mulder: I don't know, but I have a hunch that what you're going to find won't be anything that can be categorized or easily referenced.
Scully: Mulder, this is going to take some time. Somebody's gonna figure out sooner or later at we're not even supposed to be here.
Mulder: We are being blamed for this man's death. I'd like to know what he died of. Wouldn't you?

Mulder [to driver]: I think that's it, up here.
Detective: Tell them to look for anything. [to Mulder] Excuse me. Can I help you?
Mulder: Is this Dr. Kurtzweil's residence?
Detective: Do you have some kind of business with him?
Mulder: Yeah, I'm looking for him.
Detective: You're looking for him, for what? The feds are looking for him, too. Real nice business he's got, huh?
Mulder: What's that?
Detective: Selling naked pictures of little kids on his computer. You looking for him for some other reason?
Mulder: Yeah. I had an appointment for a pelvic examination.
Detective: Hey, you want a call if we turn up this Kurtzweil?
Mulder: No. Don't bother.


Kurtzweil: See this crap? Somebody knows I'm talking to you.
Mulder: Not according to the men in blue.
Kurtzweil: Oh, what is this time, kiddie porn again? Sexual battery of a patient?
Mulder: They want to discredit you, for what?
Kurtzweil: Because I'm a dangerous man, because I know too much about the truth.
Mulder: That end of the world apocalyptic garbage you write?
Kurtzweil: You know my work? I was right about Dallas, wasn't I, agent--
Mulder: How? How were you right?
Kurtzweil: Are you familiar with the Hanta virus?
Mulder: Yeah. It was a deadly virus spread by field mice in the southwestern United States several years ago.
Kurtzweil: According to the newspaper, FEMA was called out to manage an outbreak of the Hanta virus. Are you familiar with what the Federal Emergency Management Agency's real power is? FEMA allows the White House to suspend constitutional government upon declaration of a national emergency. Think about that. What's an agency with such broad, sweeping power doing managing a small viral outbreak in suburban Texas?
Mulder: You're saying it wasn't such a small outbreak.
Kurtzweil: No. I'm saying it wasn't the Hanta virus.
Mulder: Well, what was it? What was it?
Kurtzweil: When we were young men in the military, your father and I were recruited for a project. They told us it was biological warfare, a virus.
Mulder: What killed those men?
Kurtzweil: What killed them, I won't even write about. We have no context for what killed those men, or any appreciation of the scale in which it will be unleashed in the future.
Mulder: A plague?
Kurtzweil: A plague to end all plagues, agent Mulder. A silent weapon for a quiet war. The systematic release of an indiscriminate organism for which the men who will bring it on still have no cure. They've been working on this for 50 years. While the rest of the world has been fighting gooks and commies, these men have been secretly negotiating a planned Armageddon.
Mulder: Negotiating with whom?
Kurtzweil: I think you know. The timetable has been set. It'll happen on a holiday, when people are away from their homes. The president will declare a state of emergency, at which time all government, all federal agencies will come under the power of the Federal Emergency Management Agency--FEMA--the secret government.
Mulder: They call me paranoid.
Kurtzweil: Go back to Dallas, agent Mulder, and dig. Or we're going to find out along with the rest of the country, when it's too late.

Mulder: Scully, it's me.
Scully: Yeah?
Mulder: Why are you whispering?
Scully: Mulder, I can't really talk right now.
Mulder: What did you find?
Scully: Evidence of a massive infection.
Mulder: What kind of infection?
Scully: I don't know.
Mulder: All right, listen to me. I'm going home, and then I'm booking myself on a flight to Dallas. I'm going to get you a ticket, too.
Scully: Mulder--
Mulder: I need you there with me. I need your expertise.
Scully: Mulder, I've got a hearing tomorrow.
Mulder: I can get you back in time for that hearing, and maybe with evidence that'll blow it away.
Scully: Mulder, I can't. I'm way past the point of common sense here.
Mulder: This is not common sense. It--can you--are you there? Scul--Scully?


11:21 AM

Agent: I'm afraid what you're looking for amounts to a needle in a haystack. This explosion was so devastating, there hasn't been much that we've been able to put together just yet.
Mulder: I'm looking for anything out of the ordinary, really. Maybe something from the FEMA offices where those bodies were found?
Agent: Well, we weren't expecting to find those remains, of course, and we sent them off to Washington.
Mulder: Anything from those offices that you haven't sent off to D.C. yet?
Agent: Some bone fragments turned up in the sift this morning. I thought we had another fatality, but we found out FEMA recovered them from an archeological site out of town.
Mulder: Have you examined them?
Agent: No. Just fossils, as far as we know.
Mulder: I'd like you to let this person take a look at them, if you don't mind.
Agent: Just let me see if I can lay my hands on what you're looking for.
Mulder: I thought you said you weren't coming.
Scully: I wasn't planning on it, particularly not after spending half an hour in cold storage this morning, but I got a better look at the blood and tissue samples I took from the fireman.
Mulder: Well, what did you find?
Scully: Something I couldn't show to anybody else, not without causing the kind of attention I'd just as soon avoid right now. But what those men were infected with contains a protein code that I've never seen before. What it did to them, it did extremely fast.
Mulder: How was it contracted?
Scully: That, I don't know, but, unless it can respond to conventional treatment, it could be a serious health threat.
Agent: Like I said, these are just fossils, but they weren't near the blast center, so they're not going to tell you much.
Mulder: Right. [to Scully] Why don't you--why don't you check this out? [to agent] You said you knew the location where these were found?
Agent: Show you right on the map.

[North Texas]

Bronschweig: I want all of these settings checked and recalibrated. I want a steady -2 degrees Celsius throughout the transfer of the body after I've administered the vaccine.

Bronschweig: It's gone!
Man: What?!
Bronschweig: It's left the body! I think it's gestated.
Man: What's the matter?
Bronschweig: Wait. I can see it. Oh ... Jesus, lord.
Man: You--you see it?!
Bronschweig: Yeah! So much for little green men. I need you down here!

[the alien attacks]

Bronschweig: Help! I need help. What are you doing? What are you doing?! Oh! My god.


Man: Sir, you have a call.
WMM: Yes.
CM: We have a situation. The members are assembling.
WMM: Is it an emergency?
CM: Yes. A meeting has been set tonight in London to determine a course.
WMM: Who called this meeting?
CM: Strughold. He just got on a plane in Tunisia.

6:47 PM

WMM: Has Strughold arrived? Yes. They're waiting in the library, sir.
Strughold: We were beginning to worry. Some of us have traveled so far, and you are the last to arrive.
WMM: I'm sorry. My grandson fell and broke his leg.
Strughold: While we've been made to wait, we watched surveillance tapes, which have raised more concerns.
WMM: More concerns than what?
Strughold: We've been forced to reassess our role in colonization by new fact of biology which have presented themselves.
Elder #1: The virus has mutated.
WMM: Into what?
Strughold: A new extraterrestrial biological entity.
WMM: My god!
Strughold: The geometry of mass infection presents certain conceptual reevaluations for us about our place in the colonization.
WMM: This isn't colonization. This is spontaneous repopulation. All our work--if it's true--they've been using us all along. We've been laboring under a lie.
Elder #2: It could be an isolated case.
WMM: How can we know?
Strughold: We're going to tell them what we found, what we've learned, by turning over a body infected with the gestating organism.
WMM: In hope of what, learning that it's true? That we are nothing but digestives for the creation of a new race of alien life forms? By cooperating now, we are but beggars to our own demise.
Strughold: Cooperation's the only chance of saving ourselves.
CM: They still need us to carry out their preparations.
Strughold: We'll continue to use them as they do us, if only to play for more time to continue work on our vaccine.
WMM: My lateness might just as well have been absence. A course has already been taken.
CM: There are complications. Mulder saw one of the infected bodies that we destroyed in Dallas. He's gone back there again. Someone has tipped him.
WMM: Who?!
CM: Kurtzweil, we think.
WMM: No one believes Kurtzweil, or his books. He's a toiler, a crank.
Elder #1: Mulder believes him.
CM: Then Kurtzweil must be removed.
Strughold: As must Mulder.
WMM: Kill Mulder, we take the risk of turning one man's quest into a crusade.
Strughold: Then you must take away what he holds most valuable, that with which he can't live without.

[North Texas]

Scully: I don't know, Mulder. I don't see any evidence of an archeological or any other kind of a dig site.
Mulder: This is where he marked on the map, where he said those fossils were unearthed. You're sure those fossils were infected with the same virus you saw at the morgue?
Scully: Both sets of bones were porous, as if the virus or the causative microbe were decomposing it.
Mulder: And you've never seen that virus before?
Scully: No.
Mulder: Look at that. That look like new grass to you?
Scully: Looks pretty green for this climate.
Mulder: Uh-huh. The ground's dry about an inch down. This was laid recently.
Scully: The equipment looks brand new, too.
Mulder: No irrigation system. Somebody's covering their tracks. Hey! Hey.
Scully: You boys live around here?
Kid: Yeah.
Mulder: You see anybody digging over there?
Kid: We're not supposed to talk about it.
Scully: You're not supposed to talk about it? Who told you that?
Kid #2: Nobody.
Mulder: Nobody? Same nobody that built that playground? Nobody buy you those new bikes, too?
Scully: I think you better tell us.
Kid: We don't even know you.
Scully: Well, we're FBI agents.
Kid: You're not FBI agents.
Mulder: How do you know?
Kid: 'Cause y'all look like door-to-door salesmen.
Mulder: Hey, you want to buy a badge?
Kid #2: They all left an hour ago.
Kid #3: Going that way.

Mulder: Unmarked tanker trucks. What are archeologists hauling out in tanker trucks?
Scully: I don't know, Mulder.
Mulder: Where are they going with it?
Scully: That's the first question to answer, if we're going to find them.
Mulder: What are my choices?
Scully: About 100 miles of nothing in both directions.
Mulder: Well, which way you think they went?
Scully: You got 2 choices. One of them's wrong.
Mulder: I think they went left.
Scully: I don't know why, I think they went right.
Mulder: Five years together, Scully. How many times I been wrong? Never. Not driving, anyway.

Mulder: I was right about the bomb, wasn't I?
Scully: This is great. This is fitting.
Mulder: What?
Scully: I have to be in Washington, D.C. in 11 hours for a hearing, the outcome of which might possibly affect one of the biggest decisions of my life, and here I am, in the middle of nowhere, Texas, chasing phantom tanker trucks.
Mulder: We're not chasing tanker trucks, Scully, we're chasing evidence.
Scully: Of what, exactly?
Mulder: That bomb is Dallas was allowed to go off to hide something, bodies infected with a virus you yourself detected.
Scully: Mulder, they haul oil in tanker trucks. They haul gas in tanker trucks. They do not haul viruses in tanker trucks.
Mulder: Well, they may be hauling a virus in these tanker trucks.
Scully: What do you mean? Mulder? What are you not telling me? Mulder?
Mulder: The virus may be extraterrestrial.
Scully: I don't--Mulder, I don't--

[Corn field]

Scully: What do you think they are?
Mulder: I have no idea.
Scully: This is weird, Mulder.
Mulder: Very weird.
Scully: Any thoughts as to why anybody would be growing corn in the middle of the desert?
Mulder: Those could be giant jiffy-pop poppers.
Scully: It's cool in here. The temperature's being regulated.
Mulder: For the purpose of what?
Scully: Mulder, I think we're on top of a larger structure here. This is some kind of a venting system.
Mulder: You hear something? You hear that?
Scully: I hear a humming. Like electricity. High voltage, maybe.
Mulder: Maybe. Maybe not. Scully?
Scully: Yeah?
Mulder: Run! Scully?
Scully: I can't see!
Mulder: Give me your hand! Did you get stung?
Scully: I don't think so.
Mulder: Talk to me, Scully! Scully! Damn it! Scully! Hey! Scully! Scully! Talk to me, Scully!
Scully: Mulder!
Mulder: Scully!
Scully: Mulder!
Mulder: Can you hear me?
Scully: Mulder!
Mulder: Scully! Scully! Scully!
Scully: Mulder!
Mulder: Scully! Scully, talk to me!
Scully: Mulder! Where did they go?
Mulder: Come on.

[Washington, D.C., O.P.R.]

Skinner: She's coming in.
Cassidy: Special agent Scully.
Scully: I apologize for making you wait. I have new evidence.
Cassidy: Evidence of what?
Scully: These are fossilized bone fragments that I've been able to study, that were gathered at the bomb site in Dallas.
Cassidy: You've been back to Dallas?
Scully: Yes.

Kurtzweil: You found something.
Mulder: Yeah, on the Texas border. Some kind of experiment. Something they excavated was brought there in tanker trucks.
Kurtzweil: What?
Mulder: I'm not sure. A virus, I think.

Scully: And I also have reason to believe that there may have been some involvement by special agent in charge Michaud.
Cassidy: Those are very serious allegations, agent Scully.
Scully: Yes, I know.

Kurtzweil: You saw this experiment?
Mulder: Yeah, but we were chased off.
Kurtzweil: What did it look like?
Mulder: There were bees, corn crops.

Cassidy: And you have conclusive evidence of this, something to tie this claim of yours to the crime?
Scully: Not completely conclusive. I hope to, but we are in the process of--we're working towards gathering that evidence.
Cassidy: Working with?
Scully: With agent Mulder.

Mulder: What are they?
Kurtzweil: What do you think?
Mulder: A transportation system. Transgenic crops. The pollen genetically altered to carry a virus.
Kurtzweil: That would be my guess.
Mulder: Your guess? What do you mean, your guess? Hey! You told me you had answers.
Kurtzweil: Yeah. Well, I don't have them all.
Mulder: You didn't know my father.
Kurtzweil: Like I told you, he and I were old friends.
Mulder: You've been using me! You've been using me to gather information for your goddamn books.
Kurtzweil: Lower your voice!
Mulder: Kurtzweil. Kurtzweil.
Kurtzweil: You'd be shit out of luck if it wasn't for me. You saw what you saw because I led you to it. I'm putting my ass on the line for you.
Mulder: Your ass? I just got chased through Texas by two black helicopters.
Kurtzweil: And why do you think it is you're standing here talking to me? These people don't make mistakes.

[Mulder's apartment]

Mulder: What's wrong?
Scully: Salt Lake City, Utah. Transfer effective immediately. I already gave Skinner my letter of resignation.
Mulder: You can't quit now, Scully.
Scully: I can, Mulder. I debated whether or not even to tell you in person--
Mulder: We're close to something here. We're on the verge.
Scully: You are on the verge, Mulder. Please don't do this to me.
Mulder: After what you saw last night, after all you've seen, you can just walk away?
Scully: I have. I did. It's done.
Mulder: I need you on this, Scully.
Scully: You don't need me, Mulder. You never have. I've just held you back. I gotta go.
Mulder: You want to tell yourself that so you can quit with a clear conscience, you can. But you're wrong.
Scully: Why did they assign me to you in the first place, Mulder? To debunk your work, to rein you in, to shut you down.
Mulder: But you saved me. As--as difficult and as frustrating as it's been sometimes, your goddamn strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over. You've kept me honest. You made me a whole person. I owe you everything, Scully, and you owe me nothing. I don't know if I want to do this alone. I don't even know if I can. And if I quit now, they win.
Scully: Aww! Jesus.
Mulder: I'm sorry.
Scully: No. Something stung me.
Mulder: It must have gotten in your shirt.
Scully: Mulder ...
Mulder: Huh?
Scully: Something's wrong.
Mulder: What?
Scully: I'm having lancinating pain ...
Mulder: What?
Scully: In my chest.
Mulder: Scully.
Scully: My motor functions are being affected. My pulse is thready. And I have ... a funny taste in the back of my throat.
Mulder: I think you're going into anaphylactic shock.
Scully: No, Mulder, I have no allergies.
Woman: Emergency dispatch.
Mulder: This is special agent Fox Mulder. I have an emergency. I have an agent down.
Man: Can you hear me? Can you say your name? She's got constriction in the throat and larynx. Passages are open. OK, let's get her in the van right away. Look out. Coming through. Watch your back.
Mulder: She said she had a funny taste in the back of her throat, but there was no preexisting allergy to bee sting. Now, the bee that stung her might have been carrying a virus.
Man: A virus?
Mulder: Would you tell that to the doctor?
Man: Get on the radio. Tell them we have an allergic reaction.
Mulder: A virus. I want to go. What hospital? What hospital are you taking her to?


Frohike: What are you doing?
Langly: Reading his chart.
Frohike: Put it down.
Langly: I'll put it down when I'm ready.
Byers: Both of you, shut up. I think he's coming out of it.
Langly: He's coming to.
Frohike: Hey, Mulder. Mulder.
Mulder: Oh, god. Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow ... Toto. What am I doing here?
Byers: A bullet grazed your brow and glanced off your temporal plate.
Langly: Three centimeters to the left, and we'd all be playing harps right now.
Frohike: You've been unconscious since they brought you in.
Mulder: Where's Scully?
Byers: We put together you called 911, but that call must have been intercepted.
Frohike: Scully had a reaction to an Africanized honey bee we found in your hall.
Mulder: I gotta go look for her.
Skinner: Mulder, easy, easy. You're staying right here.
Mulder: You don't understand. This goes right back to Dallas.
Skinner: Tell me where she is, I'll find her.
Mulder: I don't know where she is, but I can think of someone who might.
Skinner: You leave here unprotected, how far will you get? How far will they let you get, because they'll know the minute you walk out of here.
Langly: What can we do?
Mulder: You can strip Byers naked.
Byers: What?
Mulder: I need your clothes. [on the phone] It's Mulder.


WMM: Dr. Kurtzweil, isn't it? Dr. Alvin Kurtzweil?

[Kurtzweil is killed off-camera]

WMM: Mr. Mulder.
Mulder: What happened to Kurtzweil?
WMM: He's come and gone.
Mulder: I wanna know where Scully is.
WMM: The location of agent Scully and the means to save her life. Please.
Mulder: What is it?
WMM: A weak vaccine against the virus agent Scully has been infected with. It must be administered within 96 hours. That leaves you little time to reach those coordinates.

EAST 63.00 LON
326 FT.]

Mulder: You're lying.
WMM: No, though I have no means to prove otherwise. The virus is extraterrestrial. We know very little about it, except that it was the original inhabitant of this planet.
Mulder: A virus?
WMM: What is a virus, but a colonizing force that cannot be defeated? Living in a cave, underground, until it mutates and attacks.
Mulder: This is what you've been conspiring to conceal? A disease?
WMM: No! For god's sake, you've got it all backwards. AIDS, the Ebola virus--on an evolutionary scale, they are newborns. This virus walked the planet long before the dinosaurs.
Mulder: What do you mean, "walked"?
WMM: Your aliens, agent Mulder. Your little green men arrived here millions of years ago. Those that didn't leave have been lying dormant underground since the last ice age, in the form of an evolved pathogen, waiting to be reconstituted by the alien race when it comes to colonize the planet, using us as hosts. Against this, we have no defense. Nothing, but a weak vaccine. Do you see why it was kept secret? Why even the best men, men like your father, could not let the truth be known. Until Dallas, we believed the virus would simply control us, that mass infection would make us a slave race. You can imagine our surprise when they began to gestate. My group has been working cooperatively with the alien colonists, facilitating programs like the one you saw to give us access to the virus, in hope that we might be able secretly to develop a cure.
Mulder: To save your own asses.
WMM: Survival is the ultimate ideology. Your father wisely refused to believe this.
Mulder: But he sacrificed my sister. He let them take Samantha.
WMM: Without a vaccination, the only true survivors of the viral holocaust will be those immune to it--human-alien clones. He allowed your sister to be abducted, to be taken to a cloning program for one reason.
Mulder: So she would survive ... as a genetic hybrid.
WMM: Your father chose hope over selfishness. Hope, the only future he had, his children. His hope for you was that you would uncover the truth about the project, that you would stop it, that you would fight the future.
Mulder: Why are you telling me this?
WMM: For the sake of my own children. Once it's learned what I've told you, my life will be over.
Mulder: Where is Dr. Kurtzweil? I've like to get out of the car now. Stop the car!
WMM: Driver. The men I work with will stop at nothing to clear the way for what they believe is their stake in the inevitable future. I was ordered to kill Dr. Kurtzweil, as I was ordered to kill you.

[WMM shots driver]

WMM: Trust no one, Mr. Mulder. Get out of the car.
Mulder: Why? The upholstery's already ruined.
WMM: Get out of the car! You have precious little time. What I've given you, the alien colonists don't yet know exists. The vaccine you hold is the only defense against the virus. Its introduction into an alien environment may have the power to destroy the delicate plans we have so assiduously protected for the last 50 years.
Mulder: What do you mean, "may have"?
WMM: Find agent Scully. Only then will you realize the scope and grandeur of the project. Go! Go now!

[WMM gets in the car, which blows up]


EAST 63.00 LON
326 FT.]

[Mulder falls through the ice]

Mulder: Oh, shit.

CM: Secure the station. I want everybody else down below. If you're not armed, arm yourselves. We may have a breach.

Man: Let's go! Let's go! Come on, move, move! Let's go!

Mulder: Scully?

Man: There's a contaminant in the system.
CM: Mulder has the vaccine.

Mulder: Breathe. Scully, can you breathe?
Scully: Cold. I'm cold.
Mulder: I'll get you out of there.

CM: Abandon your posts! Evacuate!
Man: What's happened?
CM: It's all going to hell!
Man: And what about Mulder?
CM: He'll never make it.

Mulder: We got to keep moving. Come on.
Scully: I can't. I can't.
Mulder: Yeah, you can. Scully, reach up and grab that vent. Scully, grab the vent! Scully? Jeez, breathe! Breathe, breathe, breathe. Breathe in. Breathe in. Breathe!
Scully: I had you, big time.
Mulder: Come on, Scully! Pull!
Scully: Mulder.
Mulder: Keep moving, Scully.
Mulder: Go. Go, come on! Almost there. Keep going!

Mulder: Scully, you got to see this. Scully!
Scully: I saw it. I saw it.

[Washington, D.C.]

Cassidy: In light of the report I've got before me, and in light of the narrative I'm now hearing, my official report is incomplete. Pending these new facts I'm being asked to reconcile, agent Scully, though there is now direct evidence that a federal agent may have been involved in the bombing, the other events you've laid down here are ... too incredible on their own, and quite frankly, implausible in their connection.
Scully: What is it you find incredible?
Cassidy: Well, where would you like me to start? So many of the events described in your report defy belief. Antarctica is a long way from Dallas, agent Scully. I--I can't very well submit a report to the Attorney General that alleges the links you've made here. Bees and corn crops do not quite fall under the rubric of domestic terrorism.
Scully: No, they don't.
Cassidy: Most of what I find in here is lacking a coherent picture of any organization with an attributable motive. I realize the ordeal you've endured has clearly affected you, though the holes in your account leave this panel with little choice but to delete these references to our final report to the Justice Department, until which time hard evidence becomes available that would give us cause to pursue such an investigation.
Scully: I don't believe the FBI currently has an investigative unit qualified to pursue the evidence in hand.

[Newspaper]: Fatal Hanta Virus Outbreak in Northern Texas Contained

Mulder: There's an interesting work of fiction on page 24. Mysteriously, our names have been omitted. They're burying this thing, Scully. They're just gonna dig a new hole and cover it up.
Scully: I told O.P.R. everything I know, what I experienced, the virus--how it's spread by the bees from pollen in transgenic crops.
Mulder: You're wasting your time, Scully. They'll never believe you. Not unless your story can be programmed, categorized, or easily referenced.
Scully: Well, then, we'll go over their heads.
Mulder: No, no. How many times have we been here before, Scully, right here, so close to the truth? And now, with what we've seen and what we know, to be right back at the beginning with nothing.
Scully: This is different, Mulder.
Mulder: No, it isn't. You were right to wanna quit. You were right to wanna leave me. You should get as far away from me as you can. I'm not gonna watch you die, Scully, because of some hollow personal cause of mine. Go, be a doctor. Go, be a doctor while you still can.
Scully: I can't. I won't. Mulder, I'll be a doctor, but my work is here with you now. That virus that I was exposed to--whatever it is--it has a cure. You held it in your hand. How many other lives can we save? Look, if I quit now, they win.


Strughold: You look hot and miserable. Why have you traveled all this way?
CM: We have business to discuss.
Strughold: You have regular channels.
CM: This involves Mulder.
Strughold: Ahh, that name. Again and again.
CM: He's seen more than he should.
Strughold: What has he seen? Of the whole, he has seen but pieces.
CM: He's determined now, reinvested.
Strughold: He's but one man. One man alone cannot fight the future.
CM: Yesterday ... I received this.

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