Episode Summary

A newspaper ad placed to locate a certain doctor sets off the murder of several people with the same face. When Scully and Mulder locate another look-alike, they work to find him before the killer does. Coming to Mulder's aid is another familiar face, but one he wasn't expecting.

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Mulder: I have lived with a fragile faith built on the ether of vague memories from an experience that I can neither prove nor explain. When I was twelve, my sister was taken from me, taken from our home by a force that I came to believe was extraterrestrial. This belief sustained me, fuelling a quest for truths that were as elusive as the memory itself. To believe as passionately as I did was not without sacrifice, but I always accepted the risks... to my career, my reputation, my relationships... to life itself.

Mulder: What happened to me out on the ice has justified every belief. If I should die now, it would be with the certainty that my faith has been righteous. And if, through death larger mysteries are revealed, I will have already learned the answer to the question that has driven me here... that there is intelligent life in the universe other than our own... that they are here among us... and that they have begun to colonise.

First Shipman: You've got to see this, Captain. We've got a UFO or something buzzing us. Right up here...

Second Shipman: It's been just hovering up there for about 20 minutes.

Captain: Could be a helicopter...

Second Shipman: Not the way it flew over us.

First Shipman: It's coming at us again...

Second Shipman: It's going to crash!

Captain: Reverse engines!

Navigator: All astern!

Captain: We're going after it.

Mulder: Oh, hey. I've been looking for you.

Scully: I was just down the street. Someone fired more shots at the White House last night.

Mulder: You got to wonder about a country where even the President has to worry about drive-by shootings.

Scully: What are you working on?

Mulder: I found these in my email this morning. Three obituaries.

Scully: Sent by whom?

Mulder: Nobody I know, but obviously somebody that knows me.

Scully: Why?

Mulder: The deceased are Dr Landon Prince of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr Dale Gayhart of New York City and Dr Harvey Buchanon of Tee Neck, New Jersey. All worked in abortion clinics. They died in separate arson fires.

Scully: Sounds like the work of militant right-to-lifers.

Scully: Triplets?

Mulder: Nope. I can't find any blood connection between them. In fact, I can't find any records on them at all. It's as if before they died, they never existed.

Scully: What?

Military Policeman: Dr Prince performed legal clinical abortions. Which seems to be having its own share of occupational hazards these days.

Military Policeman: We're hoping for an indictment.

Mulder: Soon as you locate Dr Prince's remains.

Scully: I've got a bad feeling about this case, Mulder.

Mulder: What do you mean?

Scully: Well, nothing about it makes sense. We've got three deaths of identical victims, no bodies, a virtual non-suspect...

Mulder: Sounds just like an X-File.

Scully: You don't even know who sent that information. I mean you've been set up before.

Mulder: If somebody really wanted to set us up would they give us this little to go on? There's something bigger here, Scully. I'd be willing to bet there are more of these guys out there

Scully: More victims?

Mulder: Unless we get to them first.

Mulder: The number in the ad, would that be a voice mail?

Newspaper Clerk: Yes it is.

Mulder: How would you access that?

Newspaper Clerk: Well, you'd start by paying the bill.

[Mulder was hit by a car chasing one of the Gregors]

Scully: How are you feeling?

Mulder: Like I should have used the crosswalk. A lot better than my phone.

Scully: Our friend from the CIA is about as unbelievable as his story. As is everything about this case. I mean, whatever happened to Trust no one, Mulder?

Mulder: Oh, I changed it to Trust everyone. Didn't I tell you?

Mulder: I think you're being overly paranoid about him, Scully.

Scully: Well, Skinner's going to want to know why you didn't file the report. What are you going to say?

Mulder: Just the truth. I got hit by a car.

Mulder: Who is Mom talking to?

William Mulder: Your sister.

Samantha Mulder: Fox.

Teena Mulder: It is really her... isn't it?

Mulder: I don't see who else it could be.

Samantha Mulder: Is it too late for a game of Stratego?

Mulder: It's 22 years too late.