Moe Bocks (Bruce Weitz): I got the call from Minneapolis PD, saying they wanted the FBI to come out and take a look. Anything slightly freakazoid, that’s the drill. Call Moe Bocks. As if I’m tight with all the nutcases in town. So I shoot on down here to see what’s the what, and I’ll be damned if I’m not knocked on my butt by what they show me.
Bocks: You’re saying some human’s been doing this?
Mulder: If you want to call him that.
Mulder: Well some people collect salt and pepper shakers. Fetishists collect dead things. Fingernails and hair. No one quite knows why. Though I’ve never really understood salt and pepper shakers myself.
Scully: It took us three hours to get here. Our plane doesn’t leave until tomorrow night. If you suspected—
Mulder: Vikings versus Redskins, Scully. Forty-yard line in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. You and me.
Mulder: Might be a good week to take that paid vacation the boss owes you.
Prostitute: Yeah. Right.
Mulder: Scully, if you’re having trouble with this case I want you to tell me.
Scully: I’m not having trouble, Mulder.
Mulder: I’d understand. I mean it’s not exactly easy to stomach.
Scully: I’m fine.
Donnie Pfaster (Nick Chinlund): Were those FBI agents?
Pfaster: What were they asking you?
John: They thought I was some freak who’s been digging up corpses. Man, I’m in enough trouble already.
Pfaster: What were there names?
Pfaster: The younger agents.
John: Oh. Uh, I don’t remember his name. She was Scully. Like that baseball announcer.
Scully: You think you can look into the face of pure evil. And then you find yourself paralyzed by it.
Agent Karen Kosseff (Christine Willes): Are you aware that you’ve been talking about yourself in the second person?
Scully: No. Was I?
Kosseff: Do you know why?
Scully: Um… probably as another way of trying to detach myself from it.
Kosseff: You’re a very strong person. You’ve probably always felt you can handle any problem by yourself. But you feel vulnerable now. Do you know why that is?
Kosseff: Is it your partner? Is there a problem with trust?
Scully: No. I trust him as much as anyone. I trust him with my life.
Scully: I know that the world is full of predators, just as it has always been, and I know that it is my job to protect people from them. And I have counted on that fact to give me faith in my ability to do what I do. I want that faith back. I need it back.
Pfaster: There’s no way out, girly girl.
Mulder: The conquest of fear lies in the moment of its acceptance, and understanding what scares us most is that which is most familiar, most commonplace.