09x19 - The Truth

Episode transcripts for the TV show "The X-Files". Aired September 1993 - March 2018.
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
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09x19 - The Truth

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You're d*ad. Go.

There's others.


What are you thinking?

Where am I? Wrong answer! What are you thinking?

I'm thinking about getting outta here. Wrong answer!

No sleeping!

What are you thinking?

About my son. About his mother.

Wrong answer! What are you thinking?

What do you want from me? Wrong answer!

I want answers. You hear me? I want answers!

No sleeping!

Did you hear me?


What are you thinking?

What should I be thinking? You're a guilty man.

You entered a government facility illegally in search of nonexistent information.

You failed in every respect. Yes.

Say it!

I am a guilty man.

I failed in every respect. I deserve the harshest punishment for my crime.

How long has he been here? I've been trying to get someone to say.

Who called you? Kersh's office.

Who called them? I just know that Mulder’s being held here.

What for? For the m*rder of a m*llitary man.




Oh, my God!

Are you OK?

Am I OK?

Mulder, I haven't seen you in such a long time.

I was so worried.

It's OK. I'm all right. They're treating me really well in here.

What's happened to you?

Nothing. I'm squared away.

Hey, Walter. It's good to see you, man.

Have they told you what the charges are? Yeah, we're clear on that.

You're clear on what? My crimes.

Mulder... I m*rder a man, Dana.

I went looking for something that didn't exist and I made a terrible mistake.

I should be punished severely.

Whatever you were doing, you have the right to a lawyer, to an inquiry and process of law.

I don't think you heard me. Time's up.

We're going to get you out of here. How's that? I'm a guilty man.

Time's up. Let's go.

Excuse me.

I don't understand. Why are you helping me?

Because you can't do this alone. Let's go.

You saw him? Mulder? They've accused him of m*rder?

And they have him believing that he did it. Of m*rder who?

Knowle Rohrer. Knowle Rohrer?

It can't be. I watched Knowle Rohrer die. He can't die. He's a super-soldier.

Mulder sidestepped security at Mount Weather. where our so-called shadow government is installed.

What about this m*rder charge?

30 government workers are ready to testify.

k*lling a man who can't be k*lled?

Where are you going?

To beg mercy with the man upstairs.

Come in.

Deputy Director Kersh.

I've just been going over my notes of this whole business. Please, have a seat.

Thank you.

We've both got a problem with this man of yours, Agent Mulder.

Mulder's been a running problem for the FBI, but nothing this serious.

I've been asked by a female agent, Mulder's closest associate. to beg mercy of the m*llitary court, to give Mulder every consideration based on his good character.

You've reviewed the charges, yes? Yes.

There's a charge of m*rder.

This'd look bad for the marines if it didn't look worse for the FBI.

What does Mulder intend to plead?

You wanted a chance to clear up this mess, Mr Kersh. and I'm going to give it to you, give it to the FBI.


A fair hearing for your agent by his own agency.

Your prosecutor, your judges. Held in my court.

That can't be legal.

Why do this? I want a verdict.

A guilty verdict.

This man Mulder has made a lot of enemies. He's a crusader.

And a lot of people do not like the crusade.

I can't do that. You'll do it, Deputy Director.

You and I both know there are forces inside the government now that a man would be foolish to disobey.



I smelled you coming, Clarice.

Dammit, Mulder! It's not funny to see you putting on that act.

That is funny. What's not funny is what they do to you in here if you don't put on that act.

Come here, you big, bald, beautiful man. You're gonna be kissing your ass goodbye.

I kinda gathered that. Right around the 50th brainwashing session.

Why are they doing this to you? They're preparing me for my testimony.

Your testimony won't matter with the case they're building.

Not building - rigging.

I don't think you understand the seriousness of the charges.

This isn't some routine wrist-slapping. You're on trial for your life.

My trial's a foregone conclusion. They want me to admit my guilt and help them out.

What's really on trial here is the truth. They're saying you k*lled a man.

Have they produced a body?

You can't produce a body because you can't k*ll a man who won't die.

Body or not, they've got 30 witnesses ready to testify against you.

Mulder, we'll get you the best lawyer.

To defend a man who believes in aliens against the FBI and the m*llitary?

It's never gonna happen. Skinner can defend me.

I can't represent you.

You know all the facts, the government conspiracy. More than that, I trust you.


They can't try me without exposing themselves.

I know what I'm doing.

Whooh! Now it's a party.

Agent Mulder.

What's the matter? The m*llitary just got back to us.

You ready for this?

I know this is impossible, but they're saying they've got Knowle Rohrer's body.

Mulder, it's me.

Is it time to go? No.

That's why I'm here.

Mulder, I need you to talk to me... confide in me... or we'll lose.

We can't win, Scully. We can only hope to go down fighting.

You're scaring me.

Mulder, I'm so scared that I've just got you back and now I'm gonna lose you again.

I know what I'm doing.

Well... whatever you're doing...

you have no idea how much has already been lost, what I've had to do.

I do know.

Skinner told me.

Our son. Mulder.

I gave him up.

Our son.

I was so afraid you could never forgive me.

I know you had no choice.

I just missed both of you so much.

God! Where have you been?

Where have you been hiding?

In New Mexico.

Doing what?

Looking for the truth.

You found something, didn't you?

What did you find?

I can't tell you.

You found something in that facility.

That's what you were doing, right?

Mulder, what did you find out there? Scully. I can't tell you.

That doesn't make sense.

You gotta trust me, Scully.

I know things it's better you don't.

Assistant Director Skinner.

Special Agent Kallenbrunner. I'll be handling the prosecution.

I'm out of the LA field office.

How'd you get this assignment? I was a federal prosecutor. And you?

That's a good question.

Let's bring in the defendant.

This proceeding is called to order.

Mr Kallenbrunner, you may proceed. I have no witnesses to call.

I will submit to the court, however, sworn testimony of 30 people who saw the crime.

Assistant Director.

I move to dismiss these proceedings on the grounds that it is not a fair trial.

I'm not a lawyer, you're not a judge, this is not a court of law.

This is a m*llitary court of law. Familiarize yourself with title 10 of the US Code.

But I suggest you call a witness. Then I move to delay this trial.

My central witness, Marita Covarrubias, works for the UN and I can't locate her.

And I've received no help from the US government.

I have to deny that request. Do you have another witness, Mr Skinner?

I'll call a witness, but I do so under protest.

Both the panel's judgments and rulings are sovereign.

There is no record. Excuse me?

This isn't a secret tribunal, as you so kindly informed me. It's a court of law.

m*llitary court of law, Mr Skinner.

It's OK. Try your case.

Please state your name for the court.

My name is Dana Katherine Scully.

I was assigned nine years ago to the X-Files to spy on Agent Mulder, whose methods the FBI distrusted.

Assigned not just as an agent but as a medical doctor, a scientist.

And, as a serious scientist, you came to believe in Agent Mulder's theories.

I came to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life and in a conspiracy inside the government to keep their existence a secret.

The proof was overwhelming. It was even scientifically undeniable.

I believe, as do many respected scientists, that life came to earth millions of years ago from a meteor or a rock from Mars, So what you're saying is life, human life, is extraterrestrial by definition.

Objection. What does this nonsense have to do with Mulder m*rder a man?

Agent Scully will prove a conspiracy exists to deny the existence of extraterrestrials.

You are not here proving government conspiracies, Mr Skinner.

You are here to defend Fox Mulder. And I'm trying to do that.

It's your case, Mr Skinner.

So a meteor crashed to earth.

But along with the biological building blocks, there was something else.

An alien virus.

I believe there was a virus which thrived here prehistorically.

I believe that virus infected early man and transformed his physiology.

Changed him into something else.

Into an alien life form himself.

What happened to these aliens?

They d*ed in the last Ice Age, 35,000 years ago.

And the virus?

It lay dormant, underground, until it surfaced once again during our current geologic period.

And the government knows of this.

The government learned of this virus in 1947, when a UFO crashed in Roswell, New Mexico.

The UFO crash revealed the virus.

The virus thrived underground in petroleum deposits, in black oil.

It has sentience. It can think.

It has the ability to communicate, and it communicated with the UFOs.

And the government knows this, too.

In Roswell, they captured aliens from the spacecraft wreckage.

They salvaged various alien technology from them, and from their data banks they learned of the alien plan to recolonize the earth.

Is this all leading anywhere?

Yeah. The destruction of mankind.

I'll warn you once, Agent Mulder.

What did the government do with this information of an alien takeover?

They kept it a dark secret.

If it had gotten out, there would have been wild panic.

Mr Skinner, are we finished? No. There's Agent Scully's abduction.

Abduction by whom? By the m*llitary.

Working with the government conspirators to develop a breed of human-alien hybrids that the aliens would use as a sl*ve race.

Thank you, Agent Scully. Your witness, Mr Kallenbrunner.

All these ETs, it's hard to keep these aliens straight without a scorecard.

I myself have never seen an alien. Could we call one as a witness?

You're being facetious. No. I'd just like to see some proof.

There are the Mars rocks... No. I need something good.

Something amazing. Something really cool.

I don't know what you mean. You have no proof to back up one word.

Isn't it true that you and Mulder were lovers and you had his love child?

Objection! Thank you. Next witness.

Can you state your full name?

Jeffrey Frank Spender.

I know you didn't hear Kallenbrunner, but he'd like to make a mockery of the X-Files.

You worked on the X-Files yourself. Until three years ago.

When you were sh*t in the X-Files office by your own father.

Can you please tell the court exactly who your father was?

He led the government conspiracy to exploit the existence of aliens.

Objection. There's no government conspiracy established here.

I agree. I don't see where this is going.

If I can prove this conspiracy, it will justify Mulder's actions and you will have to acquit.

I hope this isn't the entire basis of your defense, Mr Skinner.

You have a relationship to Agent Mulder, don't you?

He's my half-brother. His mother had an affair with my father.

But he never knew that, not until he met you at the FBI.

He didn't know both his father and mine were in the alien conspiracy.

His father was a reluctant member.

When Agent Mulder began to know the truth, my father had his father k*lled by an assassin named Alex Krycek.

He k*lled him to silence him?

Mulder's father lived his life in shame.

Not for the conspiracy but for a terrible decision he made.

Involving Agent Mulder's sister.

The aliens distrusted their human collaborators.

Members of the conspiracy were made to surrender family members as collateral.

So Mulder‘s father gave up Mulder's sister, his own eight-year-old daughter.

Mulder witnessed his sister being abducted by aliens. It haunted him.

It's why he pursued the X-Files.

What became of her? Samantha? She was returned.

She was sent to California where we were raised together.

She was taken many more times and suffered horrible tests, Mulder spent years looking for her, several times thinking he'd found her.

He was tricked.

Samantha was part of the cloning experiment done by the conspiracy.

She herself d*ed in 1987.

By your own fathers hand, essentially.

I went to work for the FBI. I didn't know of my father's crimes.

When I stood up to him, he sh*t me.

When I didn't die, he subjected me to the same horrible tests.

Your witness.

Mr Spender, I'm sorry for your suffering.

I'm sure none of us can really imagine what it's like.

Your father must be brought to justice. I believe my father is d*ad.

Mr Spender, you're here to speak for the character of Agent Mulder.

In reports you filed while an FBI agent, I see here you describe Mulder as: arrogant, difficult, a control freak, widely disliked by his peers.

They were written before I knew the truth.

This report calls him unstable, prone to violent outbursts.

I have the report right here, if your memory needs refreshing.

Thank you, Mr Spender.

You found out about Mulder?

You found out he's in trouble?

I'll get ready now.

I know why you're here and what you want. I can't give it to you.

Make them a deal, Mulder.

Guilty on a lesser charge. Maybe they'll let you walk outta here.

I'd rather die, Scully. How can you say that?

How can you say that to me? Because this is greater than you or me.

This is about everything we've worked for, the truth we've sacrificed so much to uncover.

Then expose it, Mulder. Take the stand.

Whatever it is that you're withholding, take the stand and h*t them full force.

I can't.

Why? I just can't.

You say this is greater than us, and maybe it is, but this is us fighting this fight, Mulder, not you.

It's you and me. That's what I'm fighting for, Mulder, you and me.

Get up.

Who's that? Who's there?

What are you doing here? That's what I'm here to ask you.

I'm putting the truth on trial.

What truth?

Whose truth?

You think these men will even hear it? They're afraid to hear it.

They're not afraid.

They have too much power to be afraid.

You're going to learn that, just like I did.

You'll die learning it. I'm not afraid of that.

There's a truth even you're afraid to speak now because you know it's futile.

No. Because I refuse to accept it.

Then you're going to need help.

How can you possibly help me?

They said this is where l could find the body, at Fort Marlene.


The deceased's name is Knowle Rohrer, former marine, last employed by the DOD.

I don't wanna call back. I wanna talk to your superior...

Son of a b*tch hung up on me! Sh!

There's somebody in your yard.

Where is he? He's at the back door.

Got him. He's coming around.

Stay where you are! Federal agent! Hands in the air!

Who are you? What are you doing skulking around my house?

I didn't wanna be seen. I don't wanna endanger him.

Who are you talking about? Someone who wants to help Mulder.

State your full name for the court. Marita Covarrubias.

And your former government title?

Special representative to the secretary general of the UN.

The United Nations.

A position giving you unrestricted access to countries and leaders around the world?


How did you use this power?

To further the interests of a secretive group of men who called themselves the Syndicate.

What were their interests?

Developing an alien virus vaccine. Before the Russians developed one.

How'd they go about that?

By testing innocent civilians all over the world.

Test subjects were tracked through DNA identifiers in smallpox vaccination scars.

Without the subjects' knowledge? Mostly.

Some developed suspicions.

I saw Russians who cut off their arms to prevent being tracked.

As they did to an American man you worked with.

Yes. Alex Krycek.

Did you believe in the Syndicate and their international conspiracy?

No. I was paid for my access.

In fact, you came to hate them. Yes.

It's why I helped Agent Mulder when he approached me.

But you were found out and the Syndicate punished you for this.

They turned me into a... a test subject.

Testing what?

They were pretending to work with the aliens to infect the population with an alien virus, but the conspirators were trying to save themselves by secretly and selfishly developing a vaccine.

The conspirators believed all life in the universe had been infected, including a race of alien bounty hunters who policed the conspiracy for the aliens.

But they were wrong and it led to the destruction of the conspiracy.

Who destroyed it?

A group of renegade aliens who had avoided infection through self-disfigurement.

And the conspirators themselves? What happened to them?

They're all d*ad now, k*lled by the same faceless aliens.

Then what are you afraid of now?

Why resist testifying here today?

Because the conspiracy continues, just in another form by other men.

Objection. Mr Skinner can't ask questions and give the answers.

Sustained. Fox Mulder's on trial for m*rder.

The man he's accused of k*lling is one of these new conspirators, what they're calling a super-soldier. You can prove this, can't you?

You know who these men are, don't you?

Miss Covarrubias?

They'll k*ll her.

I asked you a question. I need an answer.


It's OK. Let her go.

What are you doing? She's the last best witness we have.

It doesn't matter.

Thank you, Miss Covarrubias.

I got nothing else.

Assistant Director.

I have an unscheduled witness that I'd like to call here today.

Not him. Sit down.

I'm trying to protect that boy. Now he's here to protect you.

Mr Kallenbrunner, do you have any objections to this witness?

Not like Mr Mulder here does.

Can you tell us your name?

Gibson Andrew Praise.

Do you know this man? Yes. He's my friend.

I hid him in the desert for the last year. Mulder met you as a chess prodigy.

Your life was endangered due to your unusual brain activity.

Cut to the chase, Mr Skinner.

Gibson Praise can read people's minds. Mulder and Scully proved this scientifically.

There's a certain junk DNA which all humans share but has no apparent function.

Gibson's junk DNA is functional, DNA which is believed to be alien.

You're trying to tell us he can read minds? Yes.

He's reading your mind right now.

And the minds of the judges, too?


Even his.

And what makes him so special?

He's not human.

He's one of them. He's one of them! I want that man examined!

Mr Skinner, control him. You're afraid!

You're afraid of what I know! You're afraid of the truth!

Where's Gibson? He's with Scully, in good hands.

We talked to him. Gibson knows you're concerned. We're protecting him now.

He shouldn't have done what he did, exposing himself.

The boy was trying to protect you. It may have worked.

He says three judges are wavering. They're leaning in your favour.

It's gonna take more than that, the way things are going.

We were never gonna win.

Take the stand, Mulder. Testify.


Then we'll testify, me and Monica. No.

Both of us have seen... They'll destroy you, put you on the street.

What's left for us on the X-Files?

We came to this job to give it our best. It's the way we're gonna leave.

It's not about how good you are.

They control the game. They own it.

Then let's shove it up their ass.

Mr Skinner.

I'd like to call John Doggett.

Agent Doggett, you've been on the X-Files for two years.

With all that you've seen, how do you feel about this term "paranormal"?

Calling something paranormal's just a way of avoiding a real explanation.

You're a sceptic.

But I see in your case reports descriptions of things a sceptic would never believe in.

These so-called super-soldiers. That's different.

In what way? Cos I've seen 'em with my own eyes.

sh*t, drowned, even ground up in a garbage truck.

And they just come right back to life.

What are they?

The best I can figure, they're a secret m*llitary project - ordinary men made invincible.

Objection. What does this science fiction have to do with anything?

Doggett's going to tell you that the man Mulder's accused of k*lling is a super-soldier, a man that Agent Doggett served with in the marines, name of Knowle Rohrer.

Objection. Agent Doggett was not present at the m*rder, nor has he examined the victim.

I been getting the bum's rush from the government.

Objection sustained.

Then let me ask you, Agent Doggett, if a super-soldier is invincible, how could Mulder possibly have k*lled this man?

He couldn't.

The way I understand it, the only way to k*ll a super-soldier is with some rare metal.

Scully says it's a form of magnetite from some meteor that fell to earth.

And Mulder's not accused of doing that, is he?

No, sir.

Your witness.

Agent Doggett...

I've been going over your files.

I must say, it's an honour to speak to a man whose record is distinguished by such duty to his country.

I'm not gonna doubt a man of your integrity, even if he tells me a story I find too incredible to believe.

Thank you.

Just as you must not doubt the integrity of Mulder, on whose behalf you are testifying.


Even if Mulder believes these so-called super-soldiers are aliens?

He believes they're aliens, you know.

You said you were a sceptic. That's right.

So an alien conspiracy, which Mulder has built his defense on, must be entirely unbelievable to you, too.

My name is Monica Reyes. I've been with the FBI since 1990.

Before coming on to the X-Files, you worked in New Orleans investigating cases of satanic ritual abuse.

I did.

Did you ever prosecute any of these cases? No, For God's sake. We're trying a man for m*rder, not taking a trip down memory lane.

I'm showing the court that Agent Reyes is level-headed and objective on strange cases.

That her belief in aliens comes from first-hand experience, and she can offer you hard proof that there is an alien conspiracy.

I was called on last year to protect Agent Scully, whose life was in danger because of her pregnancy.

What does this have to do with aliens?

I drove Agent Scully to a secluded location in Georgia where she could deliver safely.

But we soon discovered we weren't alone.

I was att*cked and had to defend myself against an assailant who was sh*t at point-blank range, who should have d*ed but didn't.

This assailant was then joined by others like him, who surrounded Agent Scully and me and witnessed her as she gave birth to her son.

Witnessed her? What do you mean?

We were confused as well.

But we came to understand that her son was a kind of miracle child.

Its birth was all-important to them, these so-called super-soldiers, who I believe are humans replaced by aliens.

Why would Scully's child be important to aliens, Agent Reyes?

Scully was one of a number of random women who had miraculous childbirths.

They all had been abducted as part of a programme to manipulate their biology, operating offshore on a navy ship, using these women as surrogates.

Surrogates? For alien babies.

To create a sl*ve race? Yes.

A programme, conducted by the navy, on a ship which is where?

The ship was exploded on a Baltimore dock.

So, in other words, we have no true evidence past your good word?

You claim Scully gave birth to one of these alien babies. How can you be sure of this?

I saw her child do things that could be explained no other way.

I saw him display amazing powers. He'd move objects with his mind.

Really? Do you think we could arrange a demonstration for the court?

No. The child was given up for adoption to an anonymous family.

She gave up the miracle child, the proof of everything that she and Mulder claim that they've risked their lives for.

She just sent it off to some strangers? Yes! To protect him.

Thank you, Agent Reyes. That's all.

You don't care about that child or what Scully had to sacrifice.

You're happy she gave it up so there's no proof.

Agent Reyes!

You don't care what these people have sacrificed, what's been lost to their cause.

You're glad it proves your point.

That's enough! What is the point of all of this?

To destroy a man who seeks the truth or to destroy the truth so no man can seek it?

Either way, you lose.

Are you ready for this? We may have found Knowle Rohrer.

You've found him? His body.

What are you talking about? He can't die. He's a super-soldier.

Exactly. But they're saying it's him, the man Mulder k*lled.


Some guy on the phone at Fort Marlene who didn't know he should give the run-around.

I got him to send the victim's corpse to Quantico.

It's there now? We've got a car out front.

Agent Scully.

Agent Doggett can stay with him.

Oh, my God.

This is Knowle Rohrer?

That's what it says here. How could anyone tell if it wasn't?

I need you to get me Knowle Rohrer's medical records.

They'd have to come from the m*llitary. I don't know if I can.

You've got to, Monica. Whatever it takes. I need those records for Skinner.

I need them for Mulder.

Mr Skinner, please call your next witness.

Assistant Director.

I found it. What?

What's gonna get you off.

I wanna move to dismiss, based on new evidence that there is no victim.

That the body is not Rohrer but a man who d*ed of a broken neck and was then b*rned.

Motion denied. You can't deny it.

You're in contempt of court. You're in contempt!

Of evidence proving Mulder is innocent.

You have no authorization to examine the body. Have her removed.

She's got evidence. You gotta listen. Order!

Remove the defendant from the courtroom. This trial is adjourned.


We have a verdict.

If you'd rise.

Acting fairly and impartially, this panel finds the defendant... guilty of first-degree m*rder under aggravated circumstances.

Is there anything you'd like to say on your behalf, Mr Mulder, before we decide your sentence?


I'd like to congratulate you on succeeding where so many before you have failed.

A b*llet between the eyes would have been preferable to this Charade.

I've learned to pretend over the past nine years that my victories mattered, only to realize that no one was keeping score.

To realize that liars do not fear the truth if there are enough liars.

That the devil is just one man with a plan, but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men, which is what we have here today.

If I am a guilty man, my crime is in daring to believe that the truth will out and that no one lie can live for ever.

I believe it still.

Much as you try to bury it, the truth is out there.

Greater than your lies, the truth wants to be known.

You will know it.

It'll come to you, as it's come to me, faster than the speed of light.

You may believe yourselves rid of your headache now, and maybe you are.

But you've only done it by cutting off your own heads.


I'll tell her.

Who was it?


Agent Doggett?

Death by lethal injection.

Evening. ID, please.

Master Sergeant Rohrer. Go on ahead.

Get up.

Who's there? I'm here with Skinner. Get up.

Move it, Mulder. What are you doing?

We're getting you outta here. Come on.


Where is he?

Seal the building. Seal the base. We have an escaped prisoner.

You're never gonna make it this way.

Come on.


You've gotta move out. What's he doing?

Get to an airport.

If you're not off the continent in 24 hours, you may never get out.

None of you'll be safe now. You let us worry about that.

Good luck.

Kersh told us to head north. This road goes south.

That's right. Where are you going?

To see a man about the truth.

You can't hide me forever.

We can destroy your files, make it next to impossible to find you.

You don't know these people.

I'm gonna protect you, Gibson.


What the hell is this? What the hell's going on?

They can't do this. Who authorized this?

I'm gonna find out.

Skinner. They've packed up the X-Files.

I know. It's out of control.

I'm trying to get to the bottom of it. I'm trying to get to Kersh.

All I can think is it's punishment for taking Mulder‘s side.

Unless they found out we helped him escape.

Then they know about the deputy director's involvement, too.

I need to see the deputy director. And he needs to see you.

He knows.

Then we're all in danger here. No.

He knows about Mulder and Scully, where they're going.

You mean the border?

That's not where they went and they know.

They're gonna find them and k*ll them.

Where are they, Gibson? Mulder and Scully, where'd they go?

Hey, hotshot.

Have the common courtesy of doing your business downwind.

Oh, boy.

Why don't you finish draining the little lizard and then we'll talk?

We're very worried about you. It's craziness. Turn around.

Just hang a big U-ie and never look back. I can't.

Why risk perfect happiness? Why risk your lives?

Because I need to know the truth. You already know the truth.

I need to know if I can change it. Change it?

All you're gonna do is get yourself k*lled.


What are you doing?

I'll be right with you, Scully.

What are they? Pueblos. Anasazi Indian.

Abandoned 2,000 years ago. Nobody knows why.

Yeah, Mulder, but what are we doing here?


My name is Fox Mulder.

Do you understand me?

Mulder, what is this?

I was sent a message and a key to the government facility at Mount Weather.

The Indian said it was from a wise man who lived in the ruins, the keeper of the truth.

Do you see anything at all?

What's the matter, Agent Mulder?

You've come to see the wise man but you look as if you've seen a ghost.

You're no wise man. You're a d*ad man, just like Krycek and X.

Do you see a d*ad man, Agent Scully?

I hoped and prayed you were d*ad, you chain-smoking son of a b*tch!

You waste your time.

Ask Mulder.

He knows the futility of hopes and prayers.

He knows the truth now.

You have told her the truth, haven't you, Fox?

I helped you find it. You didn't help me.

You sent me to that government facility knowing exactly what I'd find.

And now you refuse to speak it. Not to Scully, not to anyone.

You even refused to testify what you learned, even though it would have saved your life.

You damn me for my secrets, but you're afraid to speak the truth.

You call me afraid?

Look at you sitting here alone in the dark like a fossil.

It's the final refuge, the last place to hide from those who are insidiously taking power now.


The aliens.

They fear this place, its geology.


Like that which brought down the original UFO in Roswell.

Indian wise men realized this over 2,000 years ago.

They hid here and watched their own culture die.

The original shadow government.

Agent Doggett!

Who the hell's that?

It leaves me to tell you what Mulder's afraid to, Agent Scully.

Come on, let's go. It's a scary story.

You wanna come sit on my lap?

You don't scare me.

My story's scared every president since Truman in '47.

You don't have to hear this.

I wanna hear it, Mulder.

The Mayans were so afraid that their calendar stopped on the exact date my story begins.

December 22nd, the year 2012.

The date of the final alien invasion.

Mulder can confirm the date. He saw it at Mount Weather.

Where our own secret government will be hiding when it all comes down.

You smile.

Feeling drunk with power. The power to do nothing.

My power comes from telling you.

Seeing your powerlessness hearing it.

They wanted to k*ll you, Fox.

I protected you all these years, waiting for this moment, to see you broken, afraid.

Now you can die.

Run, Monica. Get outta here.


Knowle Rohrer, that's far enough.

sh**t me, Agent Doggett, if you think it'll make a difference this time.

Agent Doggett!

Mulder, get outta there! They know where you are.

Get outta here! Get in the car!

No! Go!


What are you thinking?


I'm thinking...

I'm a guilty man. I failed in every respect.

I deserve the harshest punishment for my crimes.

You don't believe that.

I believe... that I sat in a motel room like this with you when we first met, and I tried to convince you of the truth.

And in that respect I succeeded, but... in every other way...

I failed.

You don't believe that either. Mm.

I've been chasing after monsters with a butterfly net.

You heard the man. The date's set. I can't change that.

You wouldn't tell me, not because you were afraid or broken...

but because you didn't want to accept defeat.

Well... l was afraid of what knowing would do to you.

I was afraid that it would crush your spirit.

Why would I accept defeat?

Why would I accept it if you won't?

Mulder, you say that you've failed, but you only fail if you give up.

And I know you.

You can't give up.

It's what I saw in you when we first met.

It's what made me follow you.

Why I'd do it all over again.

Look what it's gotten you.

And what has it gotten you?

Not your sister.

Nothing that you've set out for.

But you won't give up, even now.

You've always said that you wanna believe.

But believe in what, Mulder?

If this is the truth that you've been looking for, then what is left to believe in?

I wanna believe that... the d*ad are not lost to us, that they speak to us, as part of something greater than us, greater than any alien force.

And if you and I are powerless now, I wanna believe that if we listen to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves.

Then we believe the same thing.

Maybe there's hope.

I made this!
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