Episode Summary

The shooting of a Native American draws Mulder's attention as the murderer believed he had shot an animal of some sort. But an Indian myth and some strange evidence seem to indicate the possibility of lycanthropy, the very phenomenon which opened the very first X-File.

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Lyle Parker: It gave me the creeps.

Scully: [looking sceptical] The creeps?

Lyle Parker: Yeah, the creeps. Don't you ever get the creeps?

Scully: Well, there seems to be nothing unexplainable about this case.

Mulder: Nope, [Holding up a large thin layer of skin with tweezers] not a thing.

Ish: Go home FBI.

Mulder: How'd you know?

Ish: I could smell you a mile away.

Mulder: Wow. They told me that even though my deodorant is made for a woman, it's strong enough for a man.

Ish: I was at Wounded Knee in 1973. And what I learned fighting the FBI is; you don't believe in us and we don't believe in you.

Mulder: I want to believe.

Mulder: We're looking for anything that can create human tracks in one step and animal tracks in the next.

Mulder: We're going to need to take a look at Joe Goodensnake's dental records. [Showing Scully the corpse's fangs]

Scully: Mulder, since we've been here you've acted as if you've expected to find every piece of evidence that we've come across. What aren't you telling me? Why are we here?

Mulder: A true piece of history, Scully. The very first X-File. Initiated by J Edgar Hoover himself in 1946.

Mulder: How can you dismiss the evidence? Tracks in the mud, the shredded skin, a man with the teeth of an animal.

Ish: I sense you are different FBI. You are more open to Native American beliefs than some Native Americans. [Looks at the Sheriff.] You even have an Indian name, Fox. Should be Running Fox or Stinky Fox...

Mulder: Just as long as it's not Spooky Fox.

Sheriff Tskany: Maybe she saw something that she wasn't ready to understand.

Scully: Maybe.

Ish: FBI. See you in about... eight years.

Mulder: I hope not.