Mulder: If you release Eugene Tooms he will kill again. It's in his genetic make-up.

The X-Files Season 1


1994.04.22    S01E21

David Duchovny  Doug Hutchison  Gillian Anderson  Mitch Pileggi  Paul Ben-Victor  William B. Davis

Dr. Monte (Paul Ben-Victor): You nervous about tomorrow? Don’t be. I know you think they won’t let you out, so I snuck a peek at the reports of the doctors that will testify at your review tomorrow. And they concur with my opinion that you’re ready to be released from here and rejoin the community.

Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi): Agent Scully. We have reviewed your reports and frankly we are quite displeased. Irregular procedure. Untenable evidence. Anonymous witnesses. Inconclusive findings aggravated by vague opinion.
Scully: Sir, the very nature of the X-Files cases often precludes orthodox investigation.
Skinner: Are you suggesting the Bureau adopt separate standards for you and Agent Mulder?
Scully: No, sir.
Skinner: Are you suggesting Agent Mulder obstructs you from proper procedure?
Scully: No, sir. If anything I’m suggesting that these cases be reviewed with an open mind.
Skinner: Maybe your mind has become too open.
Scully: On X-Files cases investigated by Agent Mulder and myself to date we have a conviction or case solution rate of 75%. That’s well above the current Bureau standard.
Skinner: That is your only saving grace.

Mulder: If you release Eugene Tooms he will kill again. It’s in his genetic make-up.

Mulder: You think they would have taken me more seriously if I wore the grey suit?
Scully: Mulder, your testimony, you sounded so—
Mulder: I don’t care how it sounded as long as it was the truth.

Mulder: Look, Scully, if you’re resistant because you don’t believe I’ll respect that. But if you’re resistant because of some bureaucratic pressure, they’ve not only reeled you in, they’ve already skinned you.

Frank Ranford: I hope you’ll be comfortable, Eugene. The room in the back is small. But I’m sure you’ll be able to squeeze in.
Eugene Tooms (Doug Hutchison): I’m sure I will.

Mulder: Excuse me, could you help me find my dog? He’s a Norwegian Elk Hound. {Tooms storms off} His name is Heinrich. I use him to hunt moose!

Mulder: A request for other agents to stake out Tooms would be denied, and then we’d have no grounds.
Scully: Well then I’ll stay here. You go home.
Mulder: They’re out to put an end to the X-Files, Scully. I don’t know why, but any excuse will do. And I don’t really care about my record. But you’d be in trouble just sitting in this car. And I’d hate to see you carrying an official reprimand in your career files because of me.
Scully: Fox, I—
Mulder: I, I even made my parents call me Mulder. Mulder.
Scully: Mulder, I wouldn’t put myself on the line for anybody but you.
Mulder: If there’s an iced tea in that bag, it could be love.
Scully: Must be fate, Mulder. {she pulls out the drink.} Root beer.

Scully: Agent Mulder could not have done it because he was with me.
Skinner: Agent Scully, you wouldn’t be lying to me, would you?
Scully: Sir, I would expect you to put the same trust in me as I do in you.

Scully peering into the access shaft: There’s only room for one.
Mulder: You can get the next mutant.

Skinner: You read this report? {silence.} You believe them?
Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis): Of course I do.

Mulder: It’s amazing how things change, isn’t it?
Scully: The caterpillar?
Mulder: No, a change for us. It’s coming.
Scully: How do you know?
Mulder: A hunch.