Fresh Bones (2x15)
written by Howard Gordon
MULDER: You should always carry protection.
BAUVAIS: It is the Loco-Miroir the crossroads between the two worlds - the mirror in which a man must confront his true self.
SCULLY: I was only suggesting that whoever did it was clever and thorough. I wasn't suggesting that some kind of spirit did it.
MULDER: Well, just in case, I believe in covering my bases.
SCULLY: Mulder, voodoo only works by instilling fear in its believers. You saw how Bauvais tried to intimidate me. I'll admit the power of suggestion is considerable but this is no more magic than a pair of fuzzy dice.
MULDER: What do you know about zombies?
SCULLY: Well, I hope you don't intend to tell Robin McAlpin that she married one?
MULDER: In 1982, a Harvard ethnobotanist named Wade Davis did extensive field research in Haiti on the zombification phenomenon. He analyzed several samples of zombie powder prepared by voodoo priests and he found tetrodotoxin to be common to all of them.
SCULLY: But, Mulder, it's a lethal poison.
MULDER: But in small enough doses it can cause paralysis and depress cardiorespiratory activities to such a low level that the victim might appear clinically dead.
SCULLY: Think he's telling the truth?
MULDER: Till I can figure out why he'd lie, yeah.
SCULLY: He's superstitious, and superstition breeds fear. It's what Voodoo is all about. It's just as irrational as avoiding a crack in the sidewalk.
MULDER: I was surprised to get your card. I had assumed our last contact... would be our last. Why are you here?
X: Your investigation is faltering, Agent Mulder.
MULDER: I've got a renegade Marine who may be violating every human rights provision...
X: These people have no rights. In 24 hours all access to Folkstone will be restricted to military personnel. No press, no third-party monitoring.
MULDER: What about Scully and me?
X: You'll be called back to Washington on a priority matter.
MULDER: They're making the camp invisible. Why?
X: In case you haven't noticed, Agent Mulder, the Statue of Liberty is on vacation. The new mandate says if you're not a citizen you'd better keep out.
MULDER: You're saying the military's sanctioning Wharton's revenge? These people are innocent civilians. Some people in Congress might have a real problem with that.
X: By the time they get a committee together it'll be as if none of this ever happened.