"The Truth Is Out There"
MULDER: (voiceover) I have lived with a fragile faith built on the ether of vague memories from an experience that I can neither prove nor explain. When I was twelve, my sister was taken from me, taken from our home by a force that I came to believe was extraterrestrial.
This belief sustained me, fueling a quest for truths that were as elusive as the memory itself. To believe as passionately as I did was not without sacrifice, but I always accepted the risks... to my career, my reputation, my relationships... to life itself...
MULDER: (voiceover) What happened to me out on the ice has justified every belief. If I should die now, it would be with the certainty that my faith has been righteous. And if, through death, larger mysteries are revealed, I will have already learned the answer to the question that has driven me here... that there is intelligent life in the universe other than our own... that they are here among us... and that they have begun to colonize.
SCULLY: I'm Dana Scully, I'm Agent Mulder's partner. What are his vitals?
DOCTOR: He's suffering from extreme hypothermia.
SCULLY: No... you've got to get him out of the tub.
DOCTOR: He's dying, he's lost all his body heat.
SCULLY: You've got to listen to me! If you keep him in there, you're going to kill him! The cold is the only thing that's keeping him alive.
SCULLY: I was just down the street. Someone fired more shots at the White House last night.
MULDER: You got to wonder about a country where even the President has to worry about drive-by shootings.
FEDERAL MARSHALL: Reverend Sistrunk... these are Agents Scully and Mulder. They want to ask you...
CALVIN SISTRUNK: ...if Doctor Prince burns in hell's fire for his murder of the unborn? If his damnation is God's will?
MULDER: Is that what you think, Reverend?
CALVIN SISTRUNK: I guess it's a question of opinion.
MULDER: Well, it's my opinion that whoever killed Doctor Prince will also be linked to two other murders. How do you feel about that?
CALVIN SISTRUNK: There are those who endorse the killing of the heathen sinner in God's name, but I, sir, am not one of them.
SCULLY: I've got a bad feeling about this case, Mulder.
MULDER: What do you mean?
SCULLY: Well, nothing about it makes sense. We've got three deaths of identical victims, no bodies, a virtual non-suspect...
MULDER: Sounds just like an X-File.
MULDER: Agent Scully and I were following up a lead on a case.
SKINNER: Did anyone authorize this investigation, Agent Mulder?
MULDER: No, sir.
SKINNER: Do you have paperwork on this case?
MULDER: No, sir. I'd assumed we had an understanding with respect to the X-Files.
SKINNER: I'm sure it doesn't surprise you, Agent Mulder, that the people I have to answer to aren't quite so understanding. Particularly when one of their field agents is found dead.
MULDER: It's impossible... I spoke to Agent Weiss, I saw him at the house.
SKINNER: Save it, Agent Mulder, save it for your report because until this matter is cleared up, your butt and mine are in a sling and your investigation, official or otherwise, is terminated.
SKINNER: Don't underestimate the seriousness of this matter, Agent Mulder. A man is dead.
AMBROSE CHAPEL: I have a story to tell, Agent Mulder. Believe me, you want to hear it. We've known of their existence for a decade. We had no idea they were in the country until last year.
SCULLY: Who are they?
AMBROSE CHAPEL: We're working on vague intelligence reports but it appears early in the Cold War, Soviet scientists stumbled onto genetic anomaly in sets of identical twins. They were able to isolate the specific DNA material that gave the twins their facial features, hair color, texture... and they were able to reproduce it.
SCULLY: Are you saying these men are clones?
AMBROSE CHAPEL: The program went by the codename "Gregor"... the name given to every clone. We believe the original Gregor came here sometime in the mid-70's on a German passport. Using that same document, they were able to bring a small cadre of clones into the country. Several of which have obtained strategic positions in the medical establishment.
MULDER: For what purpose?
AMBROSE CHAPEL: In the event of war, they would mobilize simultaneously at different facilities across the U.S. to contaminate blood supplies, sabotage pharmaceutical factories... essentially destroy the country's immune system.
AMBROSE CHAPEL: Well, this is where the story gets perhaps even more incredible. In a secret agreement, someone is allowing the Gregors to be systematically eliminated by a man who I believe is a Russian spy killer in exchange for the absolute suppression of the program's existence and to obtain the science that created it.
MULDER: What's your business in this?
AMBROSE CHAPEL: I believe we share similar sentiments on our government's policies of denial which is why they've been trying to contact you.
AMBROSE CHAPEL: The Gregors. You've obviously got a reputation as someone who might protect them and bring these misdeeds to light.
MULDER: Scully, if what our friend from the C.I.A. says is true, this could blow the lid off one of the biggest national security conspiracies ever.
SCULLY: Our friend from the C.I.A. is about as unbelievable as his story... as is everything about this case. I mean, whatever happened to "trust no one," Mulder?
MULDER: Oh, I changed it to "trust everyone." I didn't tell you?
MULDER: I think you're being overly paranoid about him, Scully.
SCULLY: Paranoid. Have you stopped to consider that maybe it was Agent Chapel who killed that field agent in Syracuse?
MULDER: Is that what you want me to put on my report to Skinner? Because I would be more than happy to have you explain that to him.
SCULLY: Damn it, Mulder, that is not my job. You'll pursue a case at the expense of everything, to the point of insanity, and expect me to follow you. There has to be somewhere to draw the line.
MULDER: Three identical men are dead. A fourth identical man is alive and on the lam. If the pursuit of this case seems like insanity to you, feel free to step away from it.
MULDER: Those are the risks we take. You either accept them or you don't. We all draw our own lines.
MAN: Assistant Director Skinner's been looking for you.
MULDER: All right, I'll be right there.
SCULLY: Well, Skinner's going to want to know why you didn't file your report. What're you going to say?
MULDER: Just the truth. I got hit by a car.
WILLIAM MULDER: I appreciate your coming on such short notice.
MULDER: What is it, Dad?
WILLIAM MULDER: The certainty... becomes a comfort that allows you to move on. We bury our memories so deep after all that has been destroyed... never expecting...
MULDER: Who is Mom talking to?
WILLIAM MULDER: Your sister.
SAMANTHA MULDER: She [Scully] may not be able to recognize him. He has the ability to disguise himself.
MULDER: Disguise himself how?
SAMANTHA MULDER: As anyone.
MULDER: As anyone? You got to be kidding.