I have this thought that the FBI isn’t trying to take down Mulder because he’s going to uncover their giant conspiracy…

…but rather because they can’t take the sass anymore.


Scully: Mulder, I got the impression you didn’t believe him either.
Mulder: I didn’t want to incite his already clearly aggravated imagination, but there is a weird feel to this place. Maybe there’s some truth to those rumors.
Scully: I think he incited your imagination. I think this case is nothing more than a murderer taking advantage of local folklore. I mean, there’s nothing odd about —
[commences raining frogs]
Mulder: So, lunch?
Scully: Mulder, toads just fell from the sky!
Mulder: I guess their parachutes didn’t open. You were saying something about this place not feeling odd?

2.14, “Die Hand die verletzt”

William Scully: Hello, Starbuck. It’s Ahab.  People would say to me, “Life is short. Kids - they grow up fast. Before you know it, it’s over.” I never listened. To me, life went at a proper pace. There were many rewards until the moment that I understood I would never see you again, my little girl. Then my life felt as if it had only been one breath, one heartbeat. I never knew how much I loved my daughter till I could never tell her. In that moment, I would have traded every medal, every accommodation for just one more second with you. We’ll be together again, Starbuck, but not now. Soon.

2.08, “One Breath”