Episode Summary

Scully takes Mr X's advice to heart and investigates more into the implant she removed from her neck. Mulder, having ignored the advice given him, finds himself trapped on the train with a Japanese scientist and the man sent to kill him.

Part two of two

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[Mulder examines Dr Zama's journals, all written in Japanese]

Mulder: Why did I study French in high school?

Mulder: Ever used a gun before?

Scully: No.

Mulder: I just want you to point it at him. Don't pull the trigger. That'll kind of give away the game. [Clicks empty gun]

Agent Pendrell: This kind of neural network could be not only collecting information, but artificially replicating a person's mental processes.

Scully: You could know a person's every thought.

Agent Pendrell: Frightening.

Scully: Well don't, Agent Pendrell. Keep up the good work. [Pats his arm]

Agent Pendrell: [grinning] Hey, thanks. Keep it up yourself!

[Scully looks at him strangely before leaving]

Agent Pendrell: Keep it up yourself... what a doof...

Woman: Oh, god. He's dead!

Mulder: Ssh! He's just got a little motion sickness. I'm going to go find a doctor. Why don't you and your young man just find another bathroom?

Mulder: The NSA? Since when did they start issuing you guys piano wire instead of guns?

Elder: The ruler of the world is no longer the country with the greatest soldiers, but the greatest scientists.

[Mulder is trapped in a locked train car with an assassin, when the assassin's mobile phone rings]

Red-Haired Man: It's for you.

Elder: What's the next step?

Scully: It's not on the map.

Red-Haired Man: You're going to die. You know that?

Mulder: What do you care? You were trying to kill me anyway.

Mulder: [on mobile phone] Scully, let me tell you, you've haven't seen America til you've seen it from a train.

Mulder: We're both going to die in here. The difference is, I'm going to die quickly. As an employee of the National Security Agency you should know that a gunshot wound to the stomach is probably the most painful and the slowest way to die. But I'm not a very good shot. And when I miss... I tend to miss low... [Aims at crotch]

Red-Haired Man: It's a weapon.

Mulder: A weapon? What kind of a weapon?

Red-Haired Man: Ask yourself, my friend, what could be more valuable than star wars? More valuable than the atomic bomb or the most advanced biological weapons.

Mulder: A standing army immune to the effects of those weapons. That's what Dr Zama did, didn't he? He came up with an immunity to those weapons. And he was trying to smuggle that thing back to his own country to share the science. Only our government isn't in the mood to share, right? They're been doing experiments since World War II, tests on innocent civilians, but Zama succeeded where the others failed. And that thing in there, that's no innocent civilian, it's not a leper either. It's an alien/human hybrid, isn't it?

Red-Haired Man: Then again, if that were true, you'd have expected someone would have been here by now, wouldn't you?

Mulder: [on mobile phone] Yeah.

Scully: Mulder. I think I've got something here.

Mulder: What is it?

Scully: I think I may have a code for you. I'm watching Zama punch it in to a keypad in one of the train cars.

Mulder: What are you watching?

Scully: Your alien autopsy video.

Mulder: You mean I might get my $29.95's worth after all?

Scully: I've got six minutes left. Is that what you have?

Mulder: Let's hope not. What's the code?

Scully: [on mobile phone] I can't see the last number clearly. His hand gets in the way.

Mulder: Tick, tick, Scully.

Mulder: They're getting away with it, Scully.

Scully: They've gotten away with it, Mulder. The bodies at the leper colony have all been removed.

Mulder: I know what I saw on that train car. It wasn't a leper and it wasn't human.

Scully: And I know what I saw at the research facility. It was barely recognisable as human. Don't you see, Mulder? You're doing their work for them. You're chasing aliens that aren't there, helping them to create a story to cover the shameful truth. And what they can't cover, they apologise for. Apology has become policy.

Mulder: I don't need an apology for the lies. I don't care about the fictions they create to cover their crimes. I want them held accountable for what did happen. I want an apology for the truth.