Miracle Man (1x17)
written by Howard Gordon & Chris Carter
SCULLY: I don't know, but it wasn't cancer. They've requested someone with a medical background to assist local police in the investigation. I know this isn't an X-File ...
MULDER: When do we leave for Tennessee?
MULDER: I think I saw some of these same people at Woodstock.
SCULLY: Mulder, you weren't at Woodstock.
MULDER: I saw the movie.
MULDER: People want to believe, you know.
SHERIFF DANIELS: Ninety-nine percent of the people in this world are fools ... and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
SCULLY: "Spontaneous remission of metastatic cancer... regenerated nerve growth after post-trauma paraplegia ..."
MULDER: I've encountered dozens of psychic healers in the X-Files, but none like this. I think the kid's for real.
SCULLY: Mulder, I admit this is intriguing, but there's a whole library of medical literature dealing with unexplained spontaneous cures.
MULDER: Well, western medicine treats the human body in biochemical terms, right?
MULDER: But the body can also be treated as an electromagnetic system.
SCULLY: So your theory is that if Samuel can repair this energy field in order to heal, he can also destroy it in order to kill.
MULDER: Why not?
REVEREND HARTLEY: ... some people fear [that] power. And out of their weakness and their fear, they seek to destroy it.
SCULLY: Apparently miracles don't come cheap.
MULDER: Do you think the boy really did it?
MULDER: Why not?
SCULLY: I was raised a Catholic, and I have a certain familiarity with the scripture. And God never lets the Devil steal the show.
MULDER: You must have really liked 'The Exorcist'?
SCULLY: One of my favorite movies.
SCULLY: Mulder, don't discount the power of suggestion. A healer's greatest magic lies in the patient's willingness to believe. Imagine a miracle and you're halfway there.
SAMUEL: The Lord has testified against me, Mr. Mulder!
MULDER: I can't stand here and argue with your Biblical rhetoric, but I do know that the law will find you innocent!
SCULLY: You've got that look on your face, Mulder.
MULDER: What look is that?
SCULLY: The kind when you've forgotten your keys and you're trying to figure out how to get back in the house.
VANCE: Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves.
BEATRICE SALINGER: I was drinking my coffee and going over the night orders for my ward, 7 South, when he walked right by me. His face was all black and blue.
MULDER: And you're sure it was him?
BEATRICE SALINGER: Well, at first I thought my eyes were playing tricks, which happens a lot on graveyard. So I got up to look again, but I lost him around the corner. He just vanished. Then I went to check the morgue, and his body was gone.
MULDER: I have a strong sense the Reverend Hartley's not going to be able to give up the pulpit.
SCULLY: Even without his son?
MULDER: It might even strengthen his faith. Remember, the boy did rise from the dead. That kind of thing happens only once or twice every two thousand years or so.
SCULLY: Yeah, and I have a story about a plague of locusts. I just hope Reverend Hartley didn't arrange this body snatching as his miracle of miracles.
MULDER: Somehow, I don't think so.
SCULLY: What exactly do you think?
MULDER: I think people are looking hard for miracles ... so hard that maybe they make themselves see what they want to see.