Episode Summary

A woman who claims to have seen a UFO as a child has her teenage daughter disappear while on a camping trip. The signs seem to indicate alien involvement. But the key to solving the mystery may be the woman's young son instead of the missing daughter.

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Section Chief Blevins: In essence, Mulder is petitioning the Bureau to assign a case number to a tabloid headline.

Scully: He must have more evidence than —

Section Chief Blevins: Not according to his 302 he doesn't.

Scully: I admit that it is strange... even for Mulder.

[Blevins hands Scully Samantha Mulder's X-File]

Name: Samantha T Mulder
Address: 2790 Vine Street
City: Chilmarc, Mass.
Place of Birth: Chilmarc, Mass.
Date of Birth: January 22, 1964
Nationality: American

Section Chief Blevins: Has he shared any of this with you? There's no need to protect him, he's the agent of record, he initiated the file himself.

Scully: She was his sister. She disappeared 21 years ago, he was twelve and she was eight. He claims that he was in the room when it happened. He recalls a bright light outside the window and a presence in the room.

Section Chief Blevins: In you opinion, has Agent Mulder's personal agenda clouded his professional judgement?

Scully: In my opinion, no.

Mulder: This is the essence of science. You ask an impertinent question, and you're on your way to a pertinent answer.

Scully: Well what makes this case is any more credible than the hundred year old mother gives birth with the lizard baby?

Mulder: Because the lizard baby wasn't born near anywhere Lake Okobogee.

Scully: Oko-what?

Mulder: Bogee. Okobogee.

Scully: Is that supposed to mean something to me?

Mulder: If you know anything about trout fishing. Or UFO hot-spots.

[Mulder sends a fax to the mythical Danny]

Daniel Bernstein
Cryptology Section FBI

Scully: I just don't think it's a good idea to antagonise local law enforcement.

Mulder: Who, me? I'm Mr Congeniality.

Scully: You never know, we might need his help one of these days.

Mulder: I'll send him a bundt cake.

Mulder: Hey, that's a nice tattoo. What is that?

Bartender: What's it look like?

Mulder: A flying saucer. You don't really believe in that stuff do you?

Bartender: I take it you don't.

Mulder: No. I think it's all just a bunch of crazy people howling at the moon.

Bartender: So you haven't been out to Lake Okobogee, have you?

Mulder: No I haven't. Why?

Bartender: You should ride with us some time. You might see some things that would change you mind. Get a killer sunburn in the middle of the night. [He pulls back his hair to reveal an ear that looks like its been melted]

Mulder: Great.

Scully: What?

Mulder: You shouldn't have told them. They have no jurisdiction.

Scully: Mulder... They're NSA. They think the boy may be a threat to national security.

Mulder: Come on. How could an eight year old boy, who can barely multiply, be a threat to national security? And people call me paranoid.

[Mulder walks through the house that the NSA have trashed]

Mulder: You guys do really delicate work.

Scully: Mulder, stop. Stop running after your sister. This won't bring her back.

Mulder: Come with me or don't come with me but, until they find a body, I'm not giving up on that girl.

[Scully listens to the tape of one of Mulder's hypnotic regression therapy sessions]

Mulder: I know I should be afraid, but I'm not.

Dr Werber: Do you know why?

Mulder: Because of the voice... The voice in my head.

Dr Werber: What's it telling you?

Mulder: Not to be afraid. It's telling me that no harm will come to her and that one day she'll return.

Dr Werber: Do you believe the voice?

Mulder: I want to believe.