Episode Summary

The discovery of a cannibalised human body in New Jersey State Park sends Mulder and Scully to Atlantic City. Despite obvious police cover ups, Mulder continues his investigation of what may be a missing link in human evolution. Meanwhile, Scully attends her godson's birthday party, which leads to some reflection on her future social plans.

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Scully: Working hard, Mulder?

Mulder: [indicating to centrefold] This woman claims to have been taken aboard a space ship and held in an anti gravity chamber without food and water for three days.

Scully: [looking at magazine] Anti gravity's right. Sorry to interrupt your serious investigation. But I just heard a story that'd just take your knees out.

Mulder: What's that?

Scully: They found a body in the New Jersey woods yesterday, missing its right arm and shoulder. They think they may have been eaten off... by a human

Mulder: Where in New Jersey?

Scully: Just outside Atlantic City.

Mulder: Not an uncommon place to loose a body part. Do they think it's the Mob?

Scully: Mulder, it's the same story I've heard since I was a kid. It's a folk tale, a myth.

Mulder: I heard the same story when I was a kid too. Funny thing is I believed it. Fact is we've got a cannibalised body in New Jersey. Someone or something out there is hungry.

Scully: You missed your opening, Mulder. You could have really humiliated him and told him who the perpetrator was. The Jersey Devil.

Mulder: Hey, what do you say we grab a hotel, take in a floor show, drop a few quarters in the slot, do a little digging on this case.

Scully: You're kidding right?

Mulder: Okay, we can skip the floor show.

Scully: Mulder I have to be back in DC.

Mulder: You got a date?

Scully: No. I have my godson's birthday party at 6:30.

[Mulder is in an alleyway being shown a sketch of the Jersey Devil and told that it has been seen in the area]

Mulder: Where are you sleeping tonight?

Jack: You're standing in my bedroom.

Mulder: Do you know the Galaxy Gateway? Room 756. Go ahead. [hands over room keys]

Jack: Hey, they got HBO?

Mulder: [laughing] Yeah, they do.

[Mulder has been picked up by the local police for vagrancy]

Detective Thompson: What the hell do you think you're doing?

Mulder: Enjoying the night life here in beautiful Atlantic City.

Ellen: What about that guy you work with?

Scully: Mulder?

Ellen: I thought you said he was cute.

Scully: He's a jerk. He's not a jerk. He's, um... he's obsessed with his work.

Scully: [on phone] Where are you?

Mulder: Not far from where you left me.

Scully: You're still in Atlantic City?

Mulder: Scully, you got anything happening this morning?

Scully: What's that noise in the background?

Mulder: That's a guy getting sick.

Scully: Mulder, where are you? [After hearing Mulder's response] The drunk tank?

Scully: Well, it's not hard to see why they mistook you for a vagrant.

Mulder: You going to rag on me or you going take me to get something to eat?

Scully: Am I buying, or did you manage to panhandle some spare change while you were at it?

Scully: Well I have to get back to Washington by 7:30, so, uh...

Mulder: Got another birthday party?

Scully: No. I have a date.

Mulder: Can you cancel?

Scully: Unlike you Mulder, I would like to have a life.

Mulder: I have a life!

Mulder: How much time will that dart give us?

Ranger Brullet: It'll put down a 500 pound bear for an hour, if I hit it.

Mulder: You should have seen her. She was beautiful.

Scully: Yeah? Well she just about ripped your lungs out.

Mulder: Who was that on the phone?

Scully: A guy.

Mulder: A guy. Same guy as the guy you had dinner with the other night?

Scully: Same guy.

Mulder: You going to have dinner with him again?

Scully: I don't think so.

Mulder: No interest?

Scully: Not at this time.

Mulder: [walking to the door] What are you doing?

Scully: Going with you to the Smithsonian.

Mulder: Don't you have a life Scully?

Scully: Keep it up Mulder and I'll hurt you like that beast woman.

Mulder: Eight million years out of Africa...

Scully: [holding door open for him] And look who's holding the door.