Die Hand Die Verletzt (2x14)
written by Glen Morgan and James Wong
ALL: In the name of the Lords of Darkness, rulers of the Earth, kings of the Underworld, I command the forces of darkness to bestow their infernal power upon me.
DEBORAH: Sein ist die Hand die verletzt. [His is the hand that wounds!]
OTHERS: Sein ist die Hand die verletzt.
DEBORAH : Sein ist der Ort genannt Hölle. [His is the place called Hell.]
OTHERS : Sein ist der Ort genannt Hölle.
DEBORAH : May the black powers of our forefathers make us strong.
ALL : Hail. Hail the Lords of Darkness.
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"?
SCULLY: The FBI recently concluded a seven-year study and found little or no evidence of the existence of occult conspiracies.
CALCAGNI: And J. Edgar Hoover never admitted to the existence of the Mafia.
SCULLY: Look, if the number of murders attributed to occult conspiracies were true, it would mean thousands of people killing tens of thousands of people a year, without evidence, without being exposed... it would be the greatest criminal conspiracy in the history of civilisation.
MULDER: The water...
SCULLY: What's wrong with it?
MULDER: It's going down the drain counter-clockwise! Coriolis force in the Northern Hemisphere dictates that it should go down clockwise.
SCULLY: That isn't possible.
MULDER: Something's here, Scully. Something is making these things possible.
MULDER: Your records indicate a high incidence of students complaining of depression, headaches, eating disorders...?
CALCAGNI: This is high school. It's normal for students to display abnormal behaviour.
MULDER: Modern witches, known as Wicca, are a religion. They have a great reverence for all life in Nature, they do not cast harmful spells, they don't worship Satan. Even the Church of Satan has renounced murder and torture. Their influence here wouldn't account for the frogs, or the water draining backwards, or most importantly, the murder.
MULDER: Even the Devil can quote scripture to fit his needs.
VITARIS: She cut out his eyes, because she couldn't stand to have him look at another girl. And his heart, because she was heartbroken.
AUSBURY: My religion, my family, Agent Mulder, goes back in this town seven generations. They fled persecution from people being persecuted, all in the name of religion. I was raised to believe Christianity was synonymous with hypocrisy. Man's natural tendency was to do as thou wilst, not do unto others. We believe... Man is nothing but an animal, no better, no worse, than those who walk on four legs. And though I believed our faith kept us powerful in the community, wealthy, good health, I... I came to see hypocrisy in the others.
MULDER: There's no evidence of any reaction of the wood from the acid. There are tracks in the dirt... they're from a snake.
SCULLY: That's impossible! It would take a large python hours to consume and weeks to digest a human being.
MULDER: You really do watch the Learning Channel.