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->''"The desert does not forgive man his weakness. Weak or strong, it takes no mercy and can kill a man in less than a day. To survive, one must develop skin like leather, know where to find water and when to take shelter."''
-->-- '''Albert Hosteen''' on the desert's harshness, "The Blessing Way"

->''"I was first struck by the absence of time, having depended on it so completely as a measure of myself and my life. Moving backwards into the perpetual night that consumes purpose and deed, all passion and will. I come to you, old friend, with the dull clarity of the dead not to beckon you but to feel the fire and intensity that still live in you... and the heavy weight of your burdens which I had once borne. There is truth here, old friend, if that's all you seek but there's no justice or judgment without which truth is a vast, dead hollow. Go back. Do not look into the abyss or let the abyss look into you. Awaken the sleep of reason and fight the monsters within and without."''
-->-- '''Deep Throat''' appearing in Mulder's dreams, "The Blessing Way"

->'''William Mulder:''' Hello, son. I did not dare hope to see you so soon nor ever again hope to broker fate with a life to which I gave life.\\
''[Mulder opens his eyes while lying down, and turns his head around to face him.]''\\
'''William Mulder:''' The lies I told you were a pox and poison to my soul and now you are here because of them. Lies I thought might bury forever a truth I could not live with. I stand here, ashamed of the choices I made so long ago, when you were just a boy. You are the memory, Fox. It lives in you. If you were to die now, the truth will die. And only the lies survive us.\\
'''Mulder:''' My sister? Is she here?\\
'''William Mulder:''' No. The thing that would destroy me, the truth I felt you must never learn is the truth you will find if you are to go forward.
-->-- A final conversation between father and son, "The Blessing Way"

->'''Skinner:''' This case would have been handled by the Trenton P.D. They're on our drugfire ballistics database. If there was a match in the two slugs, all the bells and whistles would have gone off by now.\\
'''Scully:''' You don't want to check?\\
'''Skinner:''' Miss Scully, I think you underestimate the duties and responsibilities of my position as assistant director.\\
'''Scully:''' I was just trying to cooperate with your investigation, sir.\\
'''Skinner:''' To mitigate your situation and then add to your chances of reinstatement, isn't that right?\\
'''Scully:''' No. I just want answers.\\
'''Skinner:''' And so do I.

->''"What are you so afraid of, Dana? You afraid you might actually learn something about yourself? I mean, you are so, you are so shut off to the possibility there could be any other explanation except for your rigid scientific view of the world. It's like you've lost all touch with your own intuition."''
-->-- '''Melissa Scully''' calls out '''Dana Scully''' on her rational perspective, "The Blessing Way"

->'''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.
-->-- '''Dana Scully''''s first meeting with the Syndicate, "The Blessing Way"

->'''Well-Manicured Man:''' They'll kill you one of two ways.\\
''[Scully turns around after hearing this warning, while the Well-Manicured Man walks over to her.]''\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' They'll send someone, possibly two men. They'll kill you in your home or in the garage with an unregistered weapon which will be left at the scene. Using false documents supplied by associates of mine, they'll be out of the country in less than two hours.\\
'''Scully:''' You said there were two ways.\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' Yes. He or she will be someone close to you. Someone you trust. They'll arrange a meeting or come to your house unexpectedly. Do you have someplace else you might stay?\\
'''Scully:''' Why, why kill me?\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' You want something they don't. Justice.
-->-- The '''Well-Manicured Man'''s warns '''Dana Scully''' about her incoming death, "The Blessing Way"

->'''Scully:''' 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 family. You'll spend the rest of your life behind bars, there isn't a federal judge that they couldn't persuade.\\
'''Scully:''' What's the alternative? Let you kill me now?\\
'''Skinner:''' I didn't come here to kill you.
-->-- '''Walter Skinner''' starts to show his true colours, "The Blessing Way"

->'''Klemper:''' I believe they would kill anyone if it is in the best interest of the work.\\
'''Mulder:''' Well, what is this "work" that my father was involved in?\\
'''Klemper:''' I have no answer for you.\\
'''Mulder:''' Well, you knew him! Was he a murderer too? ''(Shows Klemper the 1973 photograph of the Syndicate)''\\
'''Klemper:''' There are some things you don't have to know.\\
'''Mulder:''' No, I need to know! I need to know the truth! Isn't that what you want? For the truth to be known?
-->-- The truth about 'Paper Clip' waits to be revealed, "Paper Clip"

->'''Skinner:''' In your wildest dreams, what do you possibly hope to find, Agent Mulder?\\
'''Mulder:''' Why they killed my father... and what happened to my sister... and what they did to Agent Scully.\\
'''Scully:''' I think we should let him make the deal, Mulder.\\
''[A shocked Mulder can only turn around to look at Scully.]''\\
'''Scully:''' Look... those answers mean nothing if we're going to be hunted down like animals. We are operating so far outside of the law right now, we've given up on the very notion of justice. We've turned ourselves into outsiders. We have lost our access and our protection.\\
'''Mulder:''' What makes you think there's any such thing as justice, Scully?\\
'''Scully:''' Then what good are those answers to anybody but you, Mulder?\\
'''Mulder:''' What we found last night...\\
'''Scully:''' Look, I want exactly what you want. But I need to see my sister.
-->-- The truth about 'Paper Clip' is hidden once more, "Paper Clip"

->'''Mulder:''' They took my sister. Why?\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' They took her as insurance because your father threatened to expose the project.\\
'''Mulder:''' Why her? Why not me?\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' It's not for me to say but your life in danger now too. You also threaten to expose the project. You have become your father.\\
'''Mulder:''' Why are you telling me this?\\
'''Well-Manicured Man:''' It's what you want to know... isn't it?
-->-- The circumstances surrounding '''Samantha Mulder''''s abduction is revealed, "Paper Clip"

->'''Scully:''' I need something to put my back up against.\\
'''Mulder:''' I feel the same way. We've both lost so much... but I believe that what we're looking for is in the X-Files. I'm more certain than ever that the truth is in there.\\
'''Scully:''' I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.
-->-- The two wearily choose to continue their search for the truth, "Paper Clip"


-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s on the Syndicate and their sacrifices, "One Son"

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-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s on the Syndicate and their sacrifices, plans, "One Son"


-->-- The hinting of the man known as '''X''', "The Host"

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-->-- The hinting of '''X''''s presence looms over the man known as '''X''', two, "The Host"



-->-- '''Alex Krycek''''s [[TheMole mole]] status is revealed, "Sleepless"

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-->-- '''Alex Krycek''''s Krycek''' is revealed as a [[TheMole mole]] status is revealed, mole]], "Sleepless"



-->-- The explanation on why '''Fox Mulder''' shouldn't die, "Ascension"

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-->-- The explanation on why Why '''Fox Mulder''' shouldn't die, "Ascension"



-->-- The discussion about a horrifically desecrated corpse, "Irresistible"

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-->-- The discussion about on a horrifically desecrated corpse, "Irresistible"



->''"Life...is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing else to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once in a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee, but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you're left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth shattering nuts, which if you are desperate enough to eat leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper wrappers."''
-->-- '''Cigarette-Smoking Man''' on his failed pursuit as an author, "Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man"



->''"For the first time I feel time like a heartbeat. The seconds pumping in my breast like a reckoning. The ruminous mysteries that once seemed so distant and unreal threatening clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in it's passage.' I feel these words as if their meaning were weight being lifted from me, knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and experience 'that belong to you, that are you, is a comfort to me now as I feel the tethers loose and the prospects darken for a continuance of a journey that began not so long ago, and which began again with a faith shaken and strengthened by your convictions. If not for which I might never have been so strong now as I cross to face you and look at you incomplete, hoping that you will forgive me for not making the rest of the journey with you."''
-->-- '''Dana Scully''' on her cancer diagnosis, "Mememto Mori"



-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s monologue on divinity, "Patient X"

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-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s monologue Mulder''' on divinity, "Patient X"



->''"Two men - young, idealistic, the fine product of a generation hardened by world war. Two fathers, whose paths would converge in a new battle, an invisible war between a silent enemy and a sleeping giant, on a scale to dwarf all historical conflicts. A 50 years war, its killing fields lying in wait for the inevitable global holocaust. Theirs was the dawn of Armageddon. And while the world was unaware, unwitting spectators to the hurly-burly of the decades-long struggle between heaven and earth, there were those who prepared for the end, who measured the size and power of the enemy and faced the choices - stand and fight or bow to the will of a fearsome enemy. Or surrender, to yield and collaborate, to save themselves and stay their enemy's hand. Men who believed that victory was the absence of defeat and survival of the ultimate ideology, no matter what the sacrifice."''
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s on the Syndicate and their sacrifices, "One Son"



-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s monologue on the idea of walk-ins, "Closure"

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-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s monologue Mulder''' on the idea of walk-ins, "Closure"



->''"We live in a darkness of our own making, blind to a habitant world all but unseen by us. A world of beings traveling through time and space, imaginable to us only as flights of fancy. Who are these beings we dare to imagine but fear to accept? What dark work goes on inside their impossible machines, cloaked from us by invisible forces? If they know our secrets, why can't we know theirs?"''
-->-- '''Dana Scully''' on her new belief in extraterrestrials, "Without"



-->-- '''John Doggett''' having difficulties with '''Dana Scully''''s new mindset, "Badlaa"

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-->-- '''John Doggett''' having difficulties with '''Dana Scully''''s new resolute mindset, "Badlaa"



-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s expresses his determination to prevent any more alien abductions, "Three Words"

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-->-- '''Fox Mulder''''s expresses his determination refusal to prevent let any more alien abductions, abductions happen, "Three Words"



->''"The bible says God appeared to Moses in the burning bush; he came to Jesus upon a mountain top; for Buddha, God came while he sat under a tree. God came to me in a vision in the desert, February 26th, 1991. My recon squad had engaged Saddam's army in a small Bedouin encampment. We'd been ambushed, taken on by surprise, and there were casualties. We were holding our perimeter and we might've held up, but on that day I had a terrible foreboding. I saw the future of those brave men, and they were about to die. Death came to take my men, but not me. I was left as a witness to a vision, angels from heaven. Behold, a whirlwind came out of the north and a brightness was about it. And out of the mist came the likeness of 4 living creatures, and they had the likeness of a man. I knew why my life had been spared - that I was to deliver the message of these angels, of these sons of God. To deliver the message of their God who came before all other gods."''
-->-- '''Josepho''' on seeing a sign of God, "Providence"



-->-- '''Fox Mulder''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle"

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-->-- '''Fox Mulder''' giving a recap of his Mulder''''s life, "My Struggle"



-->-- A look back on possible regrets regarding '''William''', "Founder's Mutation"

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-->-- A look back on possible regrets regarding '''William''', "Founder's Mutation"



-->-- '''Dana Scully''' giving a recap of her life, "My Struggle II"

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-->-- '''Dana Scully''' giving a recap of her Scully''''s life, "My Struggle II"



-->-- '''Cigarette Smoking Man''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle III"

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-->-- '''Cigarette Smoking Man''' giving a recap of his Man''''s life, "My Struggle III"



-->-- '''William Scully / Jackson Van de Kamp''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle IV"

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-->-- '''William Scully / Jackson Van de Kamp''' giving a recap of his Kamp''''s life, "My Struggle IV"

->'''Mulder:''' For so long, I believed. What am I now if I'm not a father?\\
'''Scully:''' You are a father.\\
'''Mulder:''' What are you talking about?\\
''[Scully grabs Mulder's hand and places it on her stomach.]''\\
'''Mulder:''' That's impossible.\\
'''Scully:''' I know. I know it is. It's more than impossible.
-->-- A glimmer of hope after losing '''William Scully''',
"My Struggle IV"


->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''

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->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''


->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. I'm so scared that I'm gonna, I'm gonna find out one day that I'm my father, all of a sudden. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''

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->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. I'm so scared that I'm gonna, I'm gonna find out one day that I'm my father, all of a sudden. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''


->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. Yeah, I guess that's why I've been lashing out. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. I'm so scared that I'm gonna, I'm gonna find out one day that I'm my father, all of a sudden. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''

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->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. Yeah, I guess that's why I've been lashing out. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. I'm so scared that I'm gonna, I'm gonna find out one day that I'm my father, all of a sudden. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''

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->''"My name is Jackson Van de Kamp. That's what my parents called me when they adopted me 17 years ago. My original name was William. I've come to learn. That's what my birth mother called me. Dana Scully. I have never really met her properly, but I can feel her in these... violent episodes in which I can feel us connected to the future in ways that I'm just beginning to understand. I don't know my role in the future, but I'm beginning to understand that as well. I-I have visions of it. It's a world of confusion and pain and loneliness that I can't escape, nor can I prevent, but I want no part in the suffering that it brings. I've known happiness. I had a happy childhood. Until I grew older, I had a life where I could dream of anything that I ever wanted to be, but even then I knew that I had... powers. Special powers. When I turned 11, my powers grew. I got in a fight with Jerry Marriott. He was this bully who used to pick on the smaller kids who couldn't defend themselves. So I sent him to the hospital. I had to change schools many times. The kids... would catch on that I was different. And then I, uh, just kind of became a criminal. So I was sent away to a school for bad kids. It devastated my parents, but I just couldn't help myself. Yeah, I guess that's why I've been lashing out. I talked to psychologists, and I would just make up stories and tell them what they want to hear. I'm so scared that I'm gonna, I'm gonna find out one day that I'm my father, all of a sudden. But then this man came from the government to talk to me and I could tell something was up, so I decided to just cool it. Then I had to come home, but every day there was this car on the street with these guys in it, watching our house. And I was smart. I-I didn't make any mistakes until I decided to play a stupid joke on these two girls. My whole world came crashing down. My parents were killed by those men on the street. And they're hunting me now. They found me. I'm afraid they'll kill me, too... if they catch me. What I need most right now is answers. About who I am, about how I can get my life back. I want to ask my real mother these questions, but I know that the truth can only come from my father, a man I've only seen in my visions... but who I know I already hate."''
-->-- '''William Scully / Jackson Van de Kamp''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle IV"

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->'''Scully:''' You followed me here. Why are you following me? Is this more dirty work you're doing for the DOD?\\
'''Skinner:''' Why don't you tell me something, Agent Scully. Why don't you tell me what you're doing here.\\
'''Scully:''' I want an answer from you.\\
'''Skinner:''' I want an answer from you!\\
'''Scully:''' This isn't your job!\\
'''Skinner:''' My job is to direct the agents under me, to question their motives when they're lying about investigations! To take steps to cease or censure their actions! Your lie is on record, Agent Scully.\\
'''Scully:''' And what about yours?
-->-- A heated argument about each other's goals, "Redux"


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->''"If Agent Scully had not been there with you, I shudder to think what would have happened to you. I'd say you owe her your life. It takes a big man to admit this, but... if I had had someone as savvy as her by my side all those years ago in the X-Files, I might not have retired."''
-->-- '''Arthur Dale''''s one regret, "Agua Mala"


-->-- '''Walter Sergei Skinner''''s confirms his allegiances, "F. Emasculata"

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-->-- '''Walter Sergei Skinner''''s Skinner''' confirms his allegiances, "F. Emasculata"

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->'''Skinner:''' You never had a chance, Agent Mulder. For every step you take, they're three steps ahead.\\
'''Mulder:''' Well, what about you, where do you stand?\\
'''Mulder:''' I stand right on the line that you keep crossing.
-->-- '''Walter Sergei Skinner''''s confirms his allegiances, "F. Emasculata"


->''"My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood, I have been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon. Since my sister disappeared when I was 12 years old from what I believe was an alien abduction. My obsession took me to the FBI, where I investigated paranormal science cases through the auspices of a unit known as the X-Files. Through this unit, I could continue my work on the alien phenomenon, and the search for my missing sister. In 1993, the FBI sought to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested. In 2002, in a change of direction and policy, the FBI closed the X-Files, and our investigation ceased. But my personal obsession did not. There are 10,000 sightings each year in North America alone, and so it's been since the dawn of time - Stone Age, and even biblical references - into our modern age. In 1947, Kenneth Arnold saw nine unidentified craft out the window of his small plane, followed by the historic crash at Roswell and its legendary cover-up. In 1957, UFOs were spotted over our nation's capitol. The Pentagon held press briefings. Multiple witnesses in 1967 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana see fighters scramble but easily outrun by UFOs that climb upwards of 200,000 feet, twice the service ceiling of our highest-flying spy planes. Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the Moon, cites secret studies on extraterrestrial materials and bodies. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and future President Gerald R. Ford validate the UFO phenomenon in official government memoranda. But now people only laugh, and only Roswell is remembered. But we must ask ourselves - Are they really a hoax? Are we truly alone? Or are we being lied to?"''

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->''"My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood, I have been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon. Since my sister disappeared when I was 12 years old from what I believe was an alien abduction. My obsession took me to the FBI, where I investigated paranormal science cases through the auspices of a unit known as the X-Files. Through this unit, I could continue my work on the alien phenomenon, and the search for my missing sister. In 1993, the FBI sought to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested. In 2002, in a change of direction and policy, the FBI closed the X-Files, and our investigation ceased. But my personal obsession did not. There are 10,000 sightings each year in North America alone, and so it's been since the dawn of time - Stone Age, and even biblical references - into our modern age. In 1947, Kenneth Arnold saw nine unidentified craft out the window of his small plane, followed by the historic crash at Roswell and its legendary cover-up. In 1957, UFOs [=UFOs=] were spotted over our nation's capitol. The Pentagon held press briefings. Multiple witnesses in 1967 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana see fighters scramble but easily outrun by UFOs [=UFOs=] that climb upwards of 200,000 feet, twice the service ceiling of our highest-flying spy planes. Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the Moon, cites secret studies on extraterrestrial materials and bodies. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and future President Gerald R. Ford validate the UFO phenomenon in official government memoranda. But now people only laugh, and only Roswell is remembered. But we must ask ourselves - Are they really a hoax? Are we truly alone? Or are we being lied to?"''


'''Scully:''' Why would I accept defeat? Why would I accept it, if you won't? Mulder, you say that you've failed but you only fail if you give up. And I know you -- you can't give up. It's what I saw in you when we first met. It's what made me follow you ... why I'd do it all over again.\\

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'''Scully:''' Why would I accept defeat? Why would I accept it, if you won't? Mulder, you say that you've failed but you only fail if you give up. And I know you -- - you can't give up. It's what I saw in you when we first met. It's what made me follow you ...you... why I'd do it all over again.\\



'''Scully:''' ''(Turning her head in emotional pain)'' He'd be 15 years old now. And I've missed every single year of his life. And sometimes... I hate myself that I didn't have the courage to stand by him.\\

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'''Scully:''' ''(Turning ''(Turns her head in emotional pain)'' away emotionally)'' He'd be 15 years old now. And I've missed every single year of his life. And sometimes... I hate myself that I didn't have the courage to stand by him.\\



'''Scully:''' ''(Turning her head back to Mulder)'' Do you believe he was an experiment?\\

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'''Scully:''' ''(Turning ''(Turns her head back to Mulder)'' Do you believe he was an experiment?\\



'''Mulder:'''All we can do, Scully, is pull the thread. See what it unravels.

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'''Mulder:'''All '''Mulder:''' All we can do, Scully, is pull the thread. See what it unravels.



->'''Mulder:''' Scully, since we've been away, much of the "unexplained" has been explained. ''(Shows Scully a black and white photo)'' The "Death Valley Racetrack"? Turns out it was just ice formations, moving the rocks around as it melted. Yeah, ice. Humility prevents me from recounting how I once thought it had something to do with a series of mysterious sightings of a rock-like creature in Colorado... ''(Holds up another photo)'' which turned out to just be a publicity stunt by a local landscaping business. It's amazing, going through these archives with fresh - if not wiser - eyes, how many of these cases, whether it's "The Amarillo Armadillo Man" ''(Holds up a third photo)'' or "The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla" ''(Holds up a fourth photo)'' ...can be explained away as fraternity pranks, practical jokes or people making stuff up simply because they're bored and or crazy. And if that doesn't explain it, well then it was probably just ice.\\

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->'''Mulder:''' Scully, since we've been away, much of the "unexplained" has been explained. ''(Shows Scully a black and white photo)'' The "Death Valley Racetrack"? Turns out it was just ice formations, moving the rocks around as it melted. Yeah, ice. Humility prevents me from recounting how I once thought it had something to do with a series of mysterious sightings of a rock-like creature in Colorado... ''(Holds up another photo)'' which turned out to just be a publicity stunt by a local landscaping business. It's amazing, going through these archives with fresh - if not wiser - eyes, how many of these cases, whether it's "The Amarillo Armadillo Man" ''(Holds up a third photo)'' or "The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla" Walla"... ''(Holds up a fourth photo)'' ...photo)'' can be explained away as fraternity pranks, practical jokes or people making stuff up simply because they're bored and or crazy. And if that doesn't explain it, well then it was probably just ice.\\



''[Mulder stands up and goes over to the "I Want to Believe" poster, pulling out a few pencils embedded onto it.]''\\

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''[Mulder stands up and goes over heads to the "I Want to Believe" poster, pulling out a few pencils embedded onto in it.]''\\



-->-- "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

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-->-- The relevance of the X-Files is evaluated, "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"
Were-Monster"

->'''Mulder:''' And I don't do stairs anymore.\\
'''Scully:''' Mulder, back in the day, I used to do stairs and in three-inch heels.\\
'''Mulder:''' "Back in the day". Scully, back in the day... ''(Lights up torch)'' is now.
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''' and '''Dana Scully''' remembering the good old days, "Home Again"

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->'''Mulder:''' Scully, since we've been away, much of the "unexplained" has been explained. ''(Shows Scully a black and white photo)'' The "Death Valley Racetrack"? Turns out it was just ice formations, moving the rocks around as it melted. Yeah, ice. Humility prevents me from recounting how I once thought it had something to do with a series of mysterious sightings of a rock-like creature in Colorado... ''(Holds up another photo)'' which turned out to just be a publicity stunt by a local landscaping business. It's amazing, going through these archives with fresh - if not wiser - eyes, how many of these cases, whether it's "The Amarillo Armadillo Man" ''(Holds up a third photo)'' or "The Hairy Whatsit of Walla Walla" ''(Holds up a fourth photo)'' ...can be explained away as fraternity pranks, practical jokes or people making stuff up simply because they're bored and or crazy. And if that doesn't explain it, well then it was probably just ice.\\
'''Scully:''' Mulder, have you been taking your meds?\\
''[Mulder stands up and goes over to the "I Want to Believe" poster, pulling out a few pencils embedded onto it.]''\\
'''Mulder:''' Scully, Charles Fort spent his entire life researching natural and scientific anomalies, which he published in four books, all of which I know by heart. And at the end of his life, Fort himself wondered if it hadn't all been a waste. I get it. I'm a middle-aged man, Scully. No, I am, I am. I'm thinking maybe it's time to put away childish things: the Sasquatches and mothmen and... ''(Sighs)'' jackalopes. I thought it'd be great to get back to work. But is this really how I want to spend the rest of my days? Chasing after monsters?
-->-- "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

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->''"My name is Fox Mulder. Since my childhood, I have been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon. Since my sister disappeared when I was 12 years old from what I believe was an alien abduction. My obsession took me to the FBI, where I investigated paranormal science cases through the auspices of a unit known as the X-Files. Through this unit, I could continue my work on the alien phenomenon, and the search for my missing sister. In 1993, the FBI sought to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested. In 2002, in a change of direction and policy, the FBI closed the X-Files, and our investigation ceased. But my personal obsession did not. There are 10,000 sightings each year in North America alone, and so it's been since the dawn of time - Stone Age, and even biblical references - into our modern age. In 1947, Kenneth Arnold saw nine unidentified craft out the window of his small plane, followed by the historic crash at Roswell and its legendary cover-up. In 1957, UFOs were spotted over our nation's capitol. The Pentagon held press briefings. Multiple witnesses in 1967 at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana see fighters scramble but easily outrun by UFOs that climb upwards of 200,000 feet, twice the service ceiling of our highest-flying spy planes. Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the Moon, cites secret studies on extraterrestrial materials and bodies. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and future President Gerald R. Ford validate the UFO phenomenon in official government memoranda. But now people only laugh, and only Roswell is remembered. But we must ask ourselves - Are they really a hoax? Are we truly alone? Or are we being lied to?"''
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle"

->''"How they police us and spy on us, tell us that makes us safer? We've never been in more danger."''
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''', "My Struggle"

->'''Scully:''' ''(Concerned)'' This is dangerous.\\
'''Mulder:''' ''(Scoffs)'' When has that ever stopped us before?
-->-- The chase for the truth in a nutshell, "Founder's Mutation"

->'''Scully:''' Do you ever think about William?\\
'''Mulder:''' Yes, of course I do, but I've... I feel like I've had to put that behind me.\\
'''Scully:''' ''(Turning her head in emotional pain)'' He'd be 15 years old now. And I've missed every single year of his life. And sometimes... I hate myself that I didn't have the courage to stand by him.\\
'''Mulder:''' You did what you did to keep him safe. His adoption is secret, his location is unknown because you had to protect him.\\
'''Scully:''' ''(Turning her head back to Mulder)'' Do you believe he was an experiment?\\
'''Mulder:''' I don't know.\\
'''Scully:''' What if he's out there somewhere, like one of those kids on Sanjay's wall? Fighting for his life?\\
'''Mulder:'''All we can do, Scully, is pull the thread. See what it unravels.
-->-- A look back on possible regrets regarding '''William''', "Founder's Mutation"

->''"My name is Dana Katherine Scully. I am a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A career I chose after medical school, which promised a chance to further my aim as a scientist, and as a seeker of justice in a science-based world. Soon after joining the FBI, I was asked to review the work of a fellow agent, Fox Mulder, and to debunk the X-Files - cases involving what my superiors regarded as science fiction, and a waste of resources. I quickly came to understand Mulder's work on the paranormal wasn't such as I'd been led to believe. That the X-Files were worthy of Mulder's investigations, and of mine. That a world existed on the far fringes of accepted science. A world where a scientist would have her strongly-held beliefs tested, and re-tested. I would also come to fear that the institution I joined and invested with my trust was subject to the influence of dark forces outside the bureau, and sometimes within. Forces threatened by Mulder's work and increasingly by mine. Shortly after sensing these threats, I was abducted from my home by unknown assailants and returned without a clear understanding why. But intervening incidents have led me to believe that during my short disappearance I was subjected to tests, tests resulting in a life-threatening disease, its cure as mysterious as the illness itself. Tests which I now suspect are part of the larger conspiracy, a conspiracy of men hiding science for almost 60 years. Secrets kept from the American people by a self-interested cabal intent on the consolidation of power both at home and on a perilously global scale. But questions remain unanswered, about their motives and their final objectives. Where and when these men might play out their dark plans. And the significance of a recent test result of my personal genetic make-up, turning up DNA anomalies that I can only classify as alien."''
-->-- '''Dana Scully''' giving a recap of her life, "My Struggle II"


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->''"My name is Carl Gerhard Busch, But I've been known by many aliases during my long career with the U.S. government. It's been a humbling job, though I'm hardly known as a humble man. I've been a witness to history, much of it violent, much of it an abomination of the values Americans hold dear. I've had a privileged seat at the centers of power, held the reins of that power, making sacrifices few are capable of, of which even fewer are willing. If people knew the truth they'd riot in the streets. Too much is made of the will to power, as if our will is free, our choices our own. Our destinies are forged in our bones, made real by a raging impulse to self-destruct. I'm not a bad man, more a practical man. I've taken certain gifts I was given and made good men great; it is my greatness. I'm a father to two men who figured more in the future than they might ever know. Both would end up working for the FBI, both complex but dedicated men who sacrificed dearly, and in their dogged pursuits would end up paying a terrible price, searching for truths as I have parceled them out. Truths held only by the few who know the levers of power and the invisible hand controlling them. Is there life out there? Good heavens, to doubt it is more than a failure of the imagination, it's a failure to recognize the limits of our own stupidity. The nascency of our science, the rudiment of our tools. We listen, we search, we look for a sign as if our eyes and ears are good enough, our brains large enough, or egos small enough. I'm an old man now, I will leave my own mark upon history, more than presidents or tyrants. I don't ask for loyalty and trust, the fleeting bonds of men. I ask only for the years to show my sons and their sons I was right. What their father did... had to be done."''
-->-- '''Cigarette Smoking Man''' giving a recap of his life, "My Struggle III"

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->''"My dad always said it's not who wins or loses... it's who takes the worst beating that counts."''
-->-- '''John Doggett''', "Without"


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->'''Reyes:''' You don't care about that child or what Scully had to sacrifice. You're only too happy she had to give it up so there's no proof.\\
'''Kersh:''' Agent Reyes.\\
''[Reyes turns around and angrily walks towards Kersh.]''\\
'''Reyes:''' You don't care what these people have sacrificed over the last nine years - what's been lost to their cause. You make a mockery of it, gladdened it proves your point.\\
'''Kersh:''' Agent Reyes, that's enough!\\
'''Reyes:''' What is the point of all of this? To destroy a man who seeks the truth or to destroy the truth so no man can seek it? Either way, you lose.
-->-- '''Monica Reyes''' giving '''Alvin Kersh''' a piece of her mind, "The Truth II"

->''"I'd like to congratulate you on succeeding where so many before you have failed. A bullet between the eyes would have been preferable to this charade. But I've learned to pretend over the past nine years - to pretend that my victories mattered only to realise that no one was keeping score. To realise that liars do not fear the truth if there are enough liars. That the devil is just one man with a plan but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men which is what we have here today. If I am a guilty man, my crime is in daring to believe that the truth will out and that no one lie can live forever. I believe it still. Much as you try to bury it, the truth is out there. Greater than your lies, the truth wants to be known. You will know it. It'll come to you, as it's come to me faster than the speed of light. You may believe yourselves rid of your headache now and maybe you are... but you're only done it by cutting off your own heads."''
-->-- '''Fox Mulder''' reminding the rigged jury of their potential mistake in killing him, "The Truth II"

->'''Mulder:''' I've been chasing after monsters with a butterfly net. You heard the man - the date's set. I can't change that.\\
'''Scully:''' You wouldn't tell me. Not because you were afraid or broken .... but because you didn't want to accept defeat.\\
'''Mulder:''' Well, I was afraid of what knowing would do to you. ''(Turns around to look at Scully)'' I was afraid that it would crush your spirit.\\
'''Scully:''' Why would I accept defeat? Why would I accept it, if you won't? Mulder, you say that you've failed but you only fail if you give up. And I know you -- you can't give up. It's what I saw in you when we first met. It's what made me follow you ... why I'd do it all over again.\\
'''Mulder:''' And look what it's gotten you.\\
'''Scully:''' And what has it gotten you? Not your sister. Nothing that you've set out for. But you won't give up, even now. ''(Holds Mulder's hand)'' You've always said that you want to believe. But believe in what Mulder? If this is the truth that you've been looking for then what is left to believe in?\\
'''Mulder:''' I want to believe that the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves.\\
'''Scully:''' Then we believe the same thing.
-->-- The final conversation of the original run, "The Truth II"

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