Episode Summary

Some teenagers' feign an occult ritual in an attempt to score and inadvertently cause the murder of one of their group. When Mulder and Scully are called to look into the matter, the town's real worshippers attempt to hide their tracks though they fear that the boys' attempt to get some, got them more than they thought.

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Jim Ausbury: Any other items before we call it a night?

Pete Calcagni: Yeah... Now I got wind that for the Spring drama production Howard Roberts intends to put on Jesus Christ Superstar.

Jim Ausbury: You know how he is. Howard's just trying to do things the kids like.

Pete Calcagni: My point exactly.

Deborah Brown: I don't think that play is appropriate for this high school.

Paul Vitaris: Well if he wants to be young I have no problems with Grease or Annie or...

Pete Calcagni: Doesn't Grease have the F-word?

Sheriff Oakes: Well I know he and his friends listened devil music.

Mulder: The Night Chicago Died?

Sheriff Oakes: This stump here is supposed to be the ceremonial altar. What do you think?

Mulder: I think with a few turquoise chips, a picture of John Wayne and three cans of shellac it would make a pretty nice coffee table.

Sheriff Oakes: Well you see all that wax. Someone's been burning candles in there.

Scully: Any idea who Jerry Stevens was with out here?

Sheriff Oakes: No. We just assumed he was alone.

Scully: Well most people don't set out to drink two six-packs by themselves.

Mulder: Better hide your Megadeth albums.

Scully: Theories like that are why I can't take him seriously.

Mulder: The homicide did have a ceremonial presentation, the manner in which the body was displayed...

Scully: Mulder, I got the impression you didn't believe him either.

Mulder: I didn't want to incite his already clearly aggravated imagination. But there is a weird feel to this place. Maybe there's some truth to those rumours.

Scully: I think he incited your imagination. I think this case is nothing more than a murderer taking advantage of local folklore. I mean, there's nothing odd about —

[Scully is interrupted by a rain of toads]

Mulder: So... lunch?

Scully: Mulder! Toads just fell from the sky!

Mulder: I guess their parachutes didn't open. You were saying something about this place not feeling odd?

Scully: The FBI recently concluded a seven year study and found little or no evidence of the existence of occult conspiracies.

Pete Calcagni: And J Edgar Hoover never admitted to the existence of the Mafia.

Scully: Look, if the number of murders attributed to occult conspiracies were true, it would mean thousands of people killing tens of thousands of people a year, without evidence, without being exposed. It would be the greatest criminal conspiracy is the history of civilisation.

Jim Ausbury: Finally. You people understand what we're up against.

Mulder: Our investigation is ongoing.

Pete Calcagni: This is high school. It's normal for students to display abnormal behaviour.

Mulder: I'm assuming you're familiar with the early indications of repressed memory.

Pete Calcagni: Just because a student has a headache doesn't mean he's repressing a memory.

Phyllis Paddock: [to class] Extra credit will be given for dissecting the heart.

Phyllis Paddock: [to Shannon Ausbury] I've had this happen before. Some kids just have trouble dissecting things.

Jim Ausbury: I would kill anyone who did the things to her that she claims.

Mulder: Not a very christian tenet.

Jim Ausbury: Thou god of vengeance shine forth.

Mulder: Even the devil can quote scripture to suit his needs.

Jim Ausbury: We'd skip over the ancient rituals that we didn't want to do.

Mulder: Like drinking grape juice instead of wine at communion.

Mulder: But you are responsible. You knew the possibilities contained in your beliefs no matter how watered down. Did you really expect to conjure up the devil and ask him to behave?

[Mulder and Scully return to the cellar where Jim Ausbury was handcuffed to find a skeleton in his place]

Mulder: There are tracks in the dirt. They're from a snake.

Scully: That's impossible. It would take a large python hours to consume and weeks to digest a human being.

Mulder: You really do watch The Learning Channel.

Deborah Brown: We have to assume Jim told them who we are.

Pete Calcagni: If Mulder knows it will make the offering more meaningful.

[Mulder and Scully have been bound and dragged into the showers]

Paul Vitaris: It will make the blood easier to clean up.

Phyllis Paddock: You're right. It is already too late.

[Written on blackboard]

Phyllis Paddock: Goodbye. It's been nice working with you.