The End (5x20)
written by Chris Carter
CIGARETTE-SMOKING MAN: Obviously, you underestimated me. More obviously you overestimated the man you sent to do the job.
DIANA: I sense you could have used an ally, though - someone who thinks like you, with some background.
MULDER: Oh, you mean Scully?
DIANA: She's not what I would call an open mind on the subject.
MULDER: She's a, uh... she's a scientist. She just makes me work for everything.
SCULLY: The tests revealed something peculiar in an area of the brain that we are only beginning to understand. An area of the temporal lobe that neurophysicists are calling the "God module."
SKINNER: I hope I'm not going to hear that this kid is the next Christ child.
SCULLY: All of the boy's brain processes are showing extraordinary activity in exactly this part of the brain. Which is not just abnormal or anomalous, but from what I know absolutely unheard of.
MULDER: There are corollaries, individuals who have been responsible for great leaps forward in understanding in science. Newton, Galileo, Einstein, Stephen Hawking. All these men exhibited modes of thinking that are suggestive of access to special brain centers.
SCULLY: You mischaracterize what I've said. This would be quantifiable scientific proof of everything that Agent Mulder and I have investigated over the past five years.
DIANA: How do you quantify the spiritual? It can't be done.
MULDER: Most of us have genes we don't use. They lie there dormant, turned off. Science doesn't know what they're for, why they're there or where they came from.
SCULLY: Is that why you like chess? 'Cause it's just one thought that you hear?
GIBSON: Yeah, but that's not why I like it all the time.
SCULLY: Why else do you like it?
GIBSON: Because there's no talking. Just thinking. It's nothing like real life where people think one thing but they say something else.
SCULLY: Is that what people do?
GIBSON: They're worried about what other people are thinking when the people they're worrying about are worried about the same thing. It makes me laugh.