written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
SCULLY: I left behind a career in medicine to become an FBI agent four years ago because I believed in this country. Because I wanted to uphold its laws, to punish the guilty and to protect the innocent. I still believe in this country. But I believe that there are powerful men in the government who do not - men who have no respect for the law and who flout it with impunity. I have come to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to carry out my duties as an FBI agent.
SENATOR SORENSON: Are you tendering your resignation, Ms. Scully? Is that what you're trying to say?
SCULLY: No, sir. What I am saying is that there is a culture of lawlessness that has prevented me from doing my job. That the real target of this committee's investigation should be the men who are beyond prosecution and punishment. The men whose policies are behind the crimes that you are investigating.
SCULLY: You want this man brought to justice?
KRYCEK: You can't bring these men to justice. They're protected. The laws of this country protect them in the name of national security. They know no law.
MULDER: Then why don't you put a bullet in his head like you did that man out there?
KRYCEK: These men, they fear one thing; exposure. You expose *him,* you expose his crimes, you destroy the destroyer's ability to destroy.
MULDER: The only thing that will destroy this man is the truth.
KRYCEK: The truth, the truth! There's no truth. These men, they make it up as they go along. They're the engineers of the future. They're the real revolutionaries.
MULDER: I think what Alex Krycek has given us is the pivotal piece to an even larger plot.
SCULLY: What he's given us, Mulder, is a rock. Alex Krycek is a liar, and a murderer.
MULDER: Who wants to expose the same men that we do and will go to any lengths to succeed.
SCULLY: What I'm worried about is you, Mulder and how far you'll go. And how far I can follow you.
MULDER: June 30, 1908. Tungus tribesmen and Russian fur traders look up into the southeastern Siberian sky and see a fireball streaking to Earth. When it hit the atmosphere, it created a series of cataclysmic explosions that are considered to be the largest single cosmic event in the history of civilization. Two thousand times the force of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.
KRYCEK: What was it?
MULDER: It's been speculated that it was a piece of a comet, an asteroid, or even a piece of anti-matter. The power of the blast leveled trees in a radial pattern for 2000 kilometers.