Episode Summary

Mulder and Scully track a series of murders that lead to a home for the mentally ill and a clue that makes no sense: each victim had a purported warning from the dead.

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Angelo Pintero: Look, I'm not making this up.

Mulder: No one is suggesting that you are, Mr Pintero.

Angelo Pintero: I saw the look on her face.

Mulder: Can I ask you a favour? Can I get a soda, a cola, something like that?

Angelo Pintero: Sure. Yeah. [Angelo Pintero leaves to get Mulder's drink]

Mulder: What is that look Scully?

Scully: I would have thought that after four years you'd know exactly what that look was.

Mulder: What? You don't believe in ghosts?

[Scully tells Karen Kosseff about her cancer]

Karen Kosseff: You've kept working?

Scully: Yes. Its been important to me.

Karen Kosseff: Why?

Scully: Why... Agent Mulder has been concerned. He's been supportive through this time.

Karen Kosseff: Do you feel that you owe it to him to continue working?

Scully: No. I guess I never realised how much I rely on him before this. His passion. He's been a great source of strength that I've drawn on.

Karen Kosseff: What happened last night Dana?

Scully: I saw something. I don't know what to trust. If I saw it because of the stress, because the image had been suggested to me or if it was a suggestion of my own fears.

Karen Kosseff: Your fear of failing him?

Scully: Maybe.

Karen Kosseff: What did you see?

Scully: I saw a woman who had recently been murdered, but I saw her. It appeared as if she was trying to tell me something.

Karen Kosseff: Do you know what?

Scully: No.

Karen Kosseff: Are you sure? [Scully shakes her head]

[Mulder tells Scully of his theory that only the dying can see the spirits of the dead]

Mulder: What is a death omen if not a vision of our own mortality? And who among us would most likely be able to see the dead?

Scully: I saw something Mulder.

Mulder: What?

Scully: The fourth victim. I saw her in the bathroom before you came to tell me.

Mulder: Why didn't you tell me?

Scully: Because I didn't want to believe it. Because I don't want to believe it.

Mulder: Is that why you came down here? To prove that it wasn't true?

Scully: No. I came down here because you asked me to.

Mulder: Why can't you be honest with me?

Scully: What do you want me to say? That you're right? That I believe it even if I don't? I mean is that what you want?

Mulder: Is that what you think I want to hear?

Scully: No.

Mulder: You can believe what you want to believe, Scully, but you can't hide the truth from me. Because, if you do, then you're working against me... and yourself. I know what you're afraid of... I'm afraid of the same thing.