Episode Summary

Reunited, Mulder and Scully locate an old scientist from Nazi Germany, pardoned through Operation Paper Clip. The information he gives them leads to their discovery of something which could mean their deaths.

Part three of three

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Mulder: I was a dead man. Now I'm back.

Mulder: Come on Scully. Let's go.

Scully: Where?

Mulder: There are truths out there that aren't on that tape.

Scully: I went to your father's funeral. I told your mother that you were going to be okay.

Mulder: How did you know?

Scully: I just knew.

Byers: Together with Von Braun, Klemper helped us win the space race. Using his 'scientific' data on the effects of high altitude flying, we were able to put astronauts on the moon before the soviets.

Langly: One giant step for mankind.

Scully: Whatever happened to Klemper?

Langly: He's still here. Living very well at the expense of the American taxpayer.

[Frohike enters the office of the Lone Gunmen]

Frohike: Unbelievable! We thought you were history!

Mulder: You're gonna have to wait a little bit longer for my video collection, Frohike.

Langly: Where were you? Been looking all over.

Frohike: Down at DC General. I was scanning the police frequency when I heard the report of a shooting. [Notices Scully and removes hat] Agent Scully...

Scully: What? What is it?

Frohike: Your sister's in critical condition.

Well-Manicured Man: This is not a profession for men who make mistakes. My god, you presume to make us believe and simply fix it with enough bullets?

Scully: [to Victor Klemper] History may be the only justice you'll ever know.

Well-Manicured Man: [on mobile phone] What is it Victor?

Victor Klemper: Oh, I was just paid a visit by the son of one of our old colleagues.

Well-Manicured Man: What did you tell him, Victor?

Victor Klemper: I told him that you were the most venal man I've ever met. Beyond that I told him nothing.

Scully: What do you think your father would have been doing here?

Mulder: I don't know... but he never came home wearing a miner's cap.

Scully: Mulder, take a look at this. [Vault doors with electronic security system] What do you think?

Mulder: I'd like to try door number one, Monty. [Entering code into keypad] I'm trying 27828. It's not working.

Scully: Not working here either.

Mulder: Sure that's the right number?

Scully: Positive. Napier's Constant is the basis of all national logarithms.

Mulder: I think with a crow bar and a small nuclear device I might be able to get through one of these things.

[Mulder switches on lights to reveal banks of filing cabinets lining the tunnel walls as far as they can see.]

Mulder: Lots of files.

Scully: Lots and lots of files!

Smoking Man: You called me?

Skinner: Yes I did.

Smoking Man: About?

Skinner: I may have located the digital tape that you're looking for.

Smoking Man: You may have located it?

Skinner: Yes, though there's a great chance it may fall into the hands of people who want to use it for purposes not your own.

Smoking Man: You want to work a deal? That what this is? Let me tell you something. I don't work deals.

Skinner: I just thought you should know of certain potentialities.

Smoking Man: Do you have the tape?

Skinner: As I said, I may have located it.

Smoking Man: [shouting] Do you have the damn tape?

Skinner: I'll know more when we next meet.

Smoking Man: I do not negotiate. Do you understand?

Skinner: Yes sir.

Smoking Man: I don't think you do. I don't think you understand at all.

Skinner: No. I'm quit aware of your policies in those regards.

Smoking Man: Then I hope your next course of action will be more... cautious and informed.

Scully: That's your sister's file. What are you looking for?

Mulder: I don't know. [Shows Scully file label. SUBJECT NAME: MULDER, Samantha Ann. BIRTH DATE: 11/21/65 ID 378671] Look at this Scully. [Peels off label to reveal another underneath. SUBJECT NAME: MULDER, Fox William. BIRTH DATE: 10/13/61 ID 292544] This file was originally mine.

Scully: I don't understand.

Mulder: You okay Scully?

Scully: I heard gun shots.

Mulder: I've been looking for you.

Scully: What happened to you?

Mulder: They've got a small army outside, I think they've got us trapped.

Scully: I think there's a way out. [Scully saw an alien silhouette at the end of one of the tunnels earlier] Better hurry.

Skinner: This place isn't even on the map. How'd you get here?.

Mulder: You'd be surprised what's not on the map in this country. And what our government will do to keep it that way.

Skinner: How's that?.

Mulder: Last night we were chased by some kind of hit squad. Driving what looked an awful lot like CIA fleet sedans.

Mulder: They took my sister. Why?

Well-Manicured Man: They took her as insurance because your father threatened to expose the project.

Mulder: Why her? Why not me?

Well-Manicured Man: Not for me to say. But your life is in danger now too. You also threaten to expose the project. You've become your father.

Mulder: Why are you telling me this?

Well-Manicured Man: It's what you want to here. Isn't it?

Mulder: Is there more?

Well-Manicured Man: More than you'll ever know.

[Smoking Man receives a call during a consortium meeting]

Smoking Man: Hello.

Krycek: I'm alive. Isn't that a surprise?

Smoking Man: Yes. Good. Good. Good. Where are you?

Krycek: Somewhere that you'll never find me, you double-crossing son of a bitch.

Smoking Man: Are you sure?

Krycek: I'm sure of this. If I so much as feel your presence... I'm going to make you a very, very famous man. You understand?

Smoking Man: Yes. Thank you. I'm going to report that to the group. [Ends call and addresses the group] I've received confirmation that the digital tape containing the stolen files was destroyed in a car bomb explosion which killed Agent Scully's would be assassin.

Smoking Man: What did I tell you, Mr Skinner. I don't negotiate. Especially with punks like you who think they can bluff me.

Smoking Man: What is this?

Skinner: This is where you pucker up and kiss my ass!

Mulder: And I believe that what we're looking for is in the X-Files. I'm more certain than ever that the truth is in there.

Scully: I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.