Mulder: I have lived with a fragile faith built on the ether of vague memories from an experience that I could 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.
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.
Two Weeks Earlier
Alien Bounty Hunter (Brian Thompson): Where is he?
Doctor: I don’t know.
Mulder: You gotta wonder about a country where even the President has to worry about drive-by shootings.
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.
Scully: You don’t even know who sent that information.
Mulder, we’ve been set up before.
Mulder: If somebody really wanted to set us up would they give us this little to go on? There’s something bigger here, Scully.
Ambrose Chapel: We’re working on vague intelligene reports, but it appears that early in the Cold War, Soviet scientists stumbled on a genetic anomaly in sets of identical twins. They were ale to isolate the specific genetic 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?
Chapel: By all outward appearances.
Scully: Our friend from the CIA is about as unbelievable as his story. As is everything about this case. I mean whatever happened to “Trust no one,” Mulder?
Mulder: I changed it to “Trust everyone.” I didn’t tell you?
Scully: You’ll pursue a case at the exxpense 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 step away from it.
Mulder: What is it, Dad?
William Mulder (Peter Donat): 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?
Bill Mulder: Your sister.
Mulder: So much has happened. Where do you begin?
Samantha (Megan Leitch): I must have been nine or ten when I was returned. I had no memory. I was placed with a family who raised me as a daughter.
Mulder: Who were they?
Samantha: I knew that weren’t my parents but I didn’t remember Mom or Dad. Or you.
Mulder: But you came to remember… us.
Samantha: I’m in danger, Fox.
Mulder: What do you mean?
Samantha: You’ve been contacted. You know there’s a man hunting my father and the other doctors.
Mulder: Your f— Your father?
Samantha: My adoptive parents. They’re only visitors here. What people would call aliens. A bounty hunter’s been sent to kill them. You’ve met this man. His lies to you have caused others like my father to die. He won’t stop until he’s killed them all. And anyone who tries to stop him. He’ll come for me soon.
Dr. Gregor: We are the last remaining. Unless you protect us we are already dead.