Detective Norman: They say it cuts the smell if you don’t breathe through your mouth.
Mulder: They lied.
Skinner: Is there a problem, Agent Mulder?
Mulder: Yeah. There is.
Skinner: Then make an appointment.
Mulder: It’s kind of hard to make an appointment when you’re up to your ass in raw sewage being jerked from one meaningless assignment to another.
Skinner: Excuse me?
Mulder: What’s my next punishment? Scrubbing bathroom floors with a toothbrush?
Skinner: You’re way out of line, Agent Mulder.
Mulder: So I gathered.
Skinner: Certainly Agent Mulder, given your recent history here, you’re not one to judge what is or is not a waste of time of the Bureau’s time or manpower.
Mulder: Sir, my work on the X-Files—
Skinner: The X-Files have been closed, Agent Mulder. You will carry out your new assignments. And investigate them to the best of your ability. Is that not clear?
X (Steven Williams): I think you should know, you have a friend at the FBI.
Mulder: Who is this?
Foreman: No telling what’s been breeding down there in the last one hundred years.
Mulder: You know, you had a pair of agents that could have handled a case like this. Agent Scully and I might have been able to save that man’s life, but you shut us down.
Skinner: I know. This should have been an X-File. We all take our orders from someone, Agent Mulder.
Scully: This creature, or whatever it is, is transmitting its eggs or larvae through its bites.
Mulder: You mean it’s trying to reproduce?
Scully: It’s looking for hosts. It attacks because the victim’s bodies provide generative nourishment. Mulder, if it find a new host—
Mulder: I know, Scully. It could multiply.
Scully: Mulder, nature didn’t make this thing. We did.
Mulder: I know these. These are from Chernobyl.
Scully: That creature came off of a decommissioned Russian freighter that was used in the disposal of salvage material from the meltdown. It was born in a primordial soup of radioactive sewage.
Mulder: You know they say three species disappear off the planet every day. You wonder how many new ones are being created.