Post-Modern Prometheus (5x06)
written by Chris Carter
SCULLY: I just never realized how much I wanted it until I couldn't have it.
SCULLY: No. Why was the phone off the hook when you got to the Sim's house?
KRESGE: The wife took it off. I'm guessing she didn't want to be interrupted.
SCULLY: Your report says the husband called the police after he discovered his wife dead.
SCULLY: But if the phone was off the hook when you arrived, how did he call you? Did he find the phone off the hook, call you, then have the presence of mind to return it to the way that he'd found it? Does that make sense to you?
SCULLY: I've started to question my priorities since I was first diagnosed with cancer. I feel like I was given a second chance. Ever since I was a child, I've never allowed to let myself get too close to people. I've avoided emotional attachment. Perhaps I've been so afraid of death and dying that any connection just seemed like a bad thing... something that wouldn't last. But I don't feel that anymore.
MELISSA: There is no right or wrong. Life is just a path. You follow your heart and it will take you where you're supposed to go.
SCULLY: God! You sound like a greeting card. I don't believe in fate. I think we have to choose our own path.
MELISSA: Well, just don't mistake the path for what is really important in life.
SCULLY: Which is what?
MELISSA: The people you're going to meet along the way. You don't know who you're going to meet when you join the FBI. You don't know how your life is going to change or how you're going to change the life of others.
MRS. SCULLY: What is it?
SCULLY: It's the DNA test on Emily Sim's blood.
BILL: What does it say?
SCULLY: It says, definitely, that Melissa is not Emily's mother, but that they found striking genetic similarities between Emily and Melissa, so many that they ran a test against another sample that they already had.
MRS. SCULLY: What sample?
BILL: What are you trying to say?
SCULLY: According to this... I am Emily's mother.