Episode Summary

When Deep Throat points out a news story about a fugitive who apparently drowned, Mulder and Scully cannot see what makes it special. But with his insistence, they discover evidence of secret government experimentation with extraterrestrial DNA. However, the evidence and everyone who has seen it is quickly being eliminated.

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Scully: Do we even know why the suspect was being chased?

Mulder: As far as I can tell, he wouldn't pull over for a moving violation.

Scully: Well, that ought to put him on the ten most-wanted list.

Scully: No.

Mulder: No? What do you mean no?

Scully: I mean this has reached the point of absurdity, Mulder. We're out here on half a hunch, off of a cryptic phone call, chasing down a clue that's based on nothing but speculation.

Mulder: Well that's all we've got.

Scully: That's all he's given us. Who is this Deep Throat character? I mean we don't know anything about him. What his name is? What he does?

Mulder: He's in a delicate position. He has access to information and indiscretion could expose him.

Scully: You don't know that this isn't just a game with him. He's toying with you, rationing out the facts.

Mulder: You think he does it because he gets off on it?

Scully: No, I think he does it because you do.

Deep Throat: Calling it a night, Mr Mulder?

Mulder: My mother usually likes me home before the street lights come on.

Mulder: The man we met yesterday kept this place like he was waiting for the people from Good Housekeeping to show up. I never would have pegged him as someone to do all this. Or a Greg Lugainis out the window.

Scully: I mean there were thousands of scientists working on that project.

Mulder: Yeah, but only one who owned a silver Sierra and went bungee jumping with medical gauze around his neck.

Scully: I'm sorry Mulder, I'm seeing the pieces, but I'm not seeing the connection.

Mulder: Well maybe that's just it. Maybe we're not seeing it because... it can't be seen. Not in any obvious way. What do you think this is? [Mulder hands Scully a flask of dark liquid bearing the label Purity Control]

Scully: I don't know.

Mulder: Well can you find out for me?

Scully: What are you going to do?

Mulder: I'm going to see what else I can find out about Dr Terrance Allan Berube.

Scully: Okay Mulder, but I'm warning you, if this is monkey pee, you're on your own.

Scully: [on phone] Mulder. That bacteria I had analysed, they're saying that it doesn't exist in nature. They're saying that it could be extraterrestrial.

Scully: I should know by now to trust your instincts.

Mulder: Why? Nobody else does.

[Mulder is lying on the floor of Dr Berube's attic. His face is swollen up from a toxic reaction to Dr Secare's blood]

Crew-Cut Man: Your cellular phone has been ringing off the hook.

Mulder: I'm a popular guy. Why don't you answer it for me?

Crew-Cut Man: Oh, I don't like talking on the phone. I have this thing about unsecured lines. When you feel like talking, let me know though.

[Deep Throat has been shot by Crew-Cut Man]

Deep Throat: [to Scully] Trust... trust no one...

[Mulder has just told Scully that the X-Files have been closed down]

Scully: What are you going to do?

Mulder: I'm not going to give up. I can't give up. Not as long as the truth is out there.