Episode Summary

Mulder and Scully head out to Ellens Air Base in Idaho, against the wishes of some very mysterious and powerful people. The investigation begins with the disappearance of one of the test pilots and leads to the implication of possible experimentation on UFOs by the military.

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Mulder: Can I buy you a drink?

Scully: It's 2:00 in the afternoon, Agent Mulder.

Mulder: It's not stopping the rest of these people.

Scully: What reason would the military have to kidnap one of their own pilots?

Mulder: That's the $64,000 question, Scully.

Scully: So?

Mulder: So you and I are going to the Spud State to investigate a little kidnapping.

Scully: I don't get it Mulder. Does this have something to do with an X-File? I thought you only liked those... uh... paranormal-type cases. Am I missing something here?

Mulder: Let's just say this case has a... distinct smell to it. A certain... paranormal bouquet.

[Mulder receives a warning from Deep Throat and rushes to follow him only to lose him in the restaurant]

Scully: You okay, Mulder.

Mulder: Yeah... I'm fine.

Anita Budahas: Bob's whole personality, it was so unpredictable. He started doing things.

Mulder: What kind of things?

Anita Budahas: It was kind of embarrassing at first. We were having this dinner party once and he sprinkled Tetra-Meal D all over his food. [Scully looks confused] That's fish food flakes.

Mulder: So what did you make of Uncle Fester, down the block?

Ladonna: I'm selling limited edition prints — $20. Down to my last five if you're interested. [UFO photograph]

Mulder: Put it on my tab.

Scully: Sucker!

Mulder: What would the chance of someone like me seeing a UFO?

Scully: Want to see something weird, Mulder? Ellens Air Base isn't even on my USGS quadrant map.

Mulder: I know. Let's go.

Scully: You know? Where are we going?

Mulder: We got our own map. [Supplied by the diner's owner] Sucker!

Emil: Thanks!

Mulder: [in surfer voice] Later, dude!

[Scully and Mulder return to the car after the kids leave. Mulder puts a tape into player]

Scully: What's that?

Mulder: Evidence.

[Loud heavy metal music starts. Scully looks exasperated and turns it off]

Mulder: Kids today, huh?

Scully: You believe it all, don't you?

Mulder: Why wouldn't I?

Scully: [smiling] Mulder, did you see their eyes? If I were that stoned...

Mulder: Woo-hoo, if you were that stoned, what?

Scully: Mulder, you could have shown that kid a picture of a flying hamburger and he would have told you that's exactly what he saw...

Mulder: Tell me there isn't a remarkable resemblance.

Scully: Tell me one good reason either of these photos is authentic.

Mulder: You saw exactly what I saw in the sky tonight. What do you think they were?

Scully: Just because I can't explain it, doesn't mean I'm going to believe they were UFOs.

Mulder: Unidentified Flying Objects. I think that fits the description pretty well. Tell me I'm crazy.

Scully: Mulder... You're crazy.

Mulder: You didn't come to raid my mini-bar, did you?

Man In Black: [tapping on window] Please, step out of the car.

Mulder: [to Scully] You think if maybe we ignore him, he'll go away?

Man In Black: [tapping on window] Please, step out of the car.

Mulder: [to Scully] Guess not.

Scully: Doesn't the government have a right and a responsibility to protect its secrets.

Mulder: Yes. But at what cost. When does the human cost become too high for the building of a better machine.

Deep Throat: Mister Mulder, why are those like yourself, who believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life on Earth, not entirely persuaded by all the evidence to the contrary?

Mulder: Because, all the evidence to the contrary is not entirely dissuasive.

Deep Throat: Precisely.

Mulder: They're here aren't they?

Deep Throat: Agent Mulder, they've been here for a long, long time.