Folie A Deux (5x19)
written by Vince Gilligan
MULDER: Why can't the Chicago field office take care of it?
SKINNER: Because I prefer you did.
MULDER: Because the manifesto contains bizarre overtones… claims of a paranormal nature?
SKINNER: It speaks of a monster stalking employees. Your insight into such claims should aid in assessing the threat, if any, posed by this person.
MULDER: Monsters. I'm your boy.
MULDER: I must've done something to piss him off.
SCULLY: What do you mean?
MULDER: Get stuck with this jerk-off assignment or have I finally reached that magic point in my career where every time somebody sees Bigfoot or the Virgin Mary on a tortilla I get called to offer my special insight on the matter?
SCULLY: You're saying "I" a lot. I heard "we." Nor do I assume that this case is just a waste of our time.
MULDER: Not yours, anyway. There's no reason both of us should go to Chicago. I'll take care of it.
MULDER: I'm monster boy, right?
MULDER: Scully, at the risk of you telling me "I told you so" I think it's time for you to get down here and help me.
SCULLY: I told you so.
MULDER: There was a reason the phrase "hiding in the light" seemed so familiar to me. I found it or variations of it in five other X-Files. "Hiding in plain view," "Hiding in the open," "Lurking in the open." All to describe some sort of manifestation of evil which goes unnoticed be everyone except the claimant in each case...
What if such a creature existed that could camouflage itself by clouding the minds of its victims? There are antecedents for it in nature. In the insect world, mantids are said to hypnotize their prey.
SKINNER: Agent Mulder, think very carefully about the next words that come out of your mouth.
SCULLY: Mulder, the case is over. There's no more evidence to be gathered. There's only my hope that you'll be able to see past this delusion.
MULDER: You have to be willing to see.
SCULLY: I wish it were that simple.
MULDER: Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet does or ever will. You're my one in… five billion.
SCULLY: I can personally vouch for the fact that there was an intruder in Agent Mulder's hospital room.
SKINNER: Describe this intruder.
SCULLY: It was dark.
SKINNER: You must have gotten a glimpse. What did you see?
MULDER: What did you tell him?
SCULLY: The truth … as well as I understand it.
MULDER: Which is?
SCULLY: Folie A Deux. A madness shared by two.