Episode Summary

The Smoking Man works quickly to recover the stolen computer files, but finds himself thwarted by a man whom he hoped was dead. Meanwhile, Scully finds herself at a loss for her next step and turns to her family for support, since Mulder is otherwise engaged fighting for survival.

Part two of three

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Scully: What about the people who are poisoning Agent Mulder's water? Who's protocol is that?

Skinner: The investigation —

Scully: The investigation will be an exercise. The men who killed Agent Mulder, the people who killed his father, they aren't meant to be found.

Skinner: We will find them.

Scully: With all due respect, sir, I think you overestimate your position in the chain of command.

Scully: How much have you had to drink?

Frohike: Do you recycle? [Holding up an empty fifth of J&B]

Frohike: He was a good friend. A redwood among mere sprouts. I guess this means he's passing you the torch?

Scully: Uh, I'm afraid not. I'm soon to be out of a job.

Frohike: Those sons of bitches! They're rigging the game.

Scully: And like rats they just scatter back into the wood pile.

Frohike: The rats that killed the cat.

Deep Throat: There is truth you know friend, if that's all you seek. But there's no justice or judgement without which truth is a vast... dead... hollow.

Security Guard: Making you come in the front door, are they Agent Scully?

Scully: For now.

Skinner: Miss Scully, I think you underestimate the duties and responsibilities of my position as Assistant Director.

Smoking Man: Did you ask her about the tape?

Skinner: She says she doesn't have it.

Smoking Man: Is that what she says?

Skinner: Yes. That's what she says.

Smoking Man: Well that's unfortunate for everyone.

Security Guard: That thing is more sensitive than a toothache.

Doctor: [examining shrapnel removed from Scully's neck] Well it's definitely not buckshot. I, uh, I know what it looks like, uh, but I couldn't tell you how it got there. Take a look.

Scully: It looks like a computer chip.

Doctor: That's what it looks like.

Scully: I don't even know how long it's been there. I have no recollection of it being put there.

Melissa Scully: That's frightening. Dana this is very serious, you've got to find out what this is.

Scully: I don't have access to the FBI files.

Melissa Scully: No. I'm talking about access to your own memory. Obviously you've buried this so deeply you can't even recall it.

Scully: Melissa.

Melissa Scully: I know someone. Someone who can help you.

Scully: No.

Albert Hosteen: You must be careful now to end the ceremony properly. If you leave, you must not do any work, change clothes or bathe for four days.

Mulder: That's really going to cut into my social life.

Mulder: I have been on the bridge that spans two worlds. The link between all souls by which we cross into our own true nature. You were here today looking for a truth which was taken from you, the truth which was never meant to be spoken, but which now binds us together in a dangerous purpose. I've returned from the dead to continue with you, but I fear that this danger is now close at hand and I may be too late.

Scully: Mrs Mulder?

Teena Mulder: Yes.

Scully: I'm Dana Scully, I work with your son. Um, I know what you may have heard from the FBI. But I have a very strong feeling that your son is going to be found.

Teena Mulder: Oh my goodness gracious.

Scully: I think he's still alive.

Teena Mulder: How do you know?

Scully: I just have a very strong feeling.

Well-Manicured Man: [to Scully] Hello. I see you're a friend of the family. So am I. Do you think we might find a moment to speak?

Scully: Who are you?

Well-Manicured Man: I'm a member of a kind of consortium, we represent certain global interests.

Scully: What kind of interests?

Well-Manicured Man: Interests that would be extremely threatened by the digital tape that you are no longer in possession of.

Scully: Threatened enough to murder?

Well-Manicured Man: Oh my, yes.

Scully: You're not protecting me, you're protecting yourself.

Well-Manicured Man: Why should that surprise you? Motives are rarely unselfish.

Scully: What kind of business are you in?

Well-Manicured Man: We predict the future. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Good day young lady.

Scully: [holding a gun on Skinner] How high does it go Skinner? Who's pulling the strings?

Skinner: You can kill me Scully, but you'll only be doing their work for them. Forget about your job and your family. You'll spend the rest of your life behind bars. There isn't a federal judge they couldn't persuade.

Scully: What's the alternative? Let you kill me now?

Skinner: I didn't come here to kill you. I came here to give you something. I've got the digital tape.

Scully: You're lying.

Skinner: I've got it in my pocket. I took it out of Mulder's desk.

[There is a movement outside the door and Skinner pulls his gun on Scully]