MULDER: What are you thinking?
SCULLY: That maybe this is some kind of post-trauma psychosis. Like the way soldiers sometimes mutilate the body of a dead enemy.
MULDER: Now, you say Dupre and Willis went into cardiac arrest at the exact same time, right?
MULDER: Which means for minutes, both men were technically dead.
SCULLY: Technically, but we resuscitated Willis.
MULDER: You resuscitated his body.
MULDER: Two men died in that crash room, Scully. One man came back. The question is … which one?
PROF. VARNES: Did you know that half of all adults who have had a near-death experience can not wear a watch? The increased electrical activity in their bodies renders the watches on their wrists inoperable. Now, I know this sounds kooky, but as any biologist will tell you, when cells die and genetic material begins to unfold, a tremendous charge of energy is released.
MULDER: Dr. Varnes believes this burst of energy is responsible for the transformational nature of the experience.
SCULLY: I don't discount the near-death experience because it can be explained empirically by stimulation of the temporal lobe.
MULDER: I sense a big "but" coming.
SCULLY: It's my still best guess Jack's disappearance can be explained in psychological, not supernatural, terms.
MULDER: For instance?
SCULLY: The stress of the case, the trauma of being shot... Jack's personality.
MULDER: How well do you know him?
SCULLY: We dated … for almost a year. He was my instructor at the academy.
MULDER: The plot thickens.
MULDER: I'm not sure Willis is Willis. Can you at least accept the possibility that during his near-death experience some kind of psychic transference occurred?
SCULLY: Can't you accept the possibility that this isn't an X-File?
WILLIS: I feel myself getting into their heads and I'm scared by what I'm feeling. The intoxicating freedom that comes from disconnecting action and consequence. Theirs is a world where nothing matters but their own needs, their own impossible appetites and while the pleasure they derive from acts of violence is clearly sexual, it also speaks to what Warden Jackson called their operatic devotion to each other. It's a love affair I almost envy.
TECH: That last part, right?
MULDER: Yeah, but can you squelch the voice even more this time?
TECH: Yep. Done. Yep. Yeah. There's something there. Definitely something at the high end. Let me throw on an extra Z -14 filter and isolate everything over half a decibel.
MULDER: There. That engine sound.
TECH: Let's clean it up some more.
MULDER: Is that a small plane?
TECH: Taking off, by the sound of it. Give me a couple more minutes. We'll guesstimate the altitude within a couple hundred feet.
AGENT BRUSKIN: All right, people, settle down and grab a seat. Mulder says he's got something.
AGENT WESTIN: What? An alien virus or new information on the Kennedy assassination?
SCULLY: It's not working. It stopped. At 6:47.
MULDER: The exact time that Jack went into cardiac arrest at the hospital.
SCULLY: What does that mean?
MULDER: It means… It means whatever you want it to mean. Good night.