Two Fathers (6x11)
written by Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: This is the end. I never thought I'd hear myself say those words after all these years. You put your life into something... build it, protect it... The end is as unimaginable as your own death or the death of your children. I could never have scripted the events that led us to this. None of us could. All the brilliant men ... the secret that we kept so well. It happened simply, like this. We had a perfect conspiracy with an alien race. Aliens who were coming to reclaim this planet and to destroy all human life. Our job was to secretly prepare the way for their invasion. To create for them a slave race of human/alien hybrids. They were good plans ... right plans. Kept secret for over 50 years, ever since the crash at Roswell. Kept secret from men like Fox Mulder. Plans that would have worked had not a rebel alien race come to destroy them. Had not my own son chosen betrayal. Or chosen to betray more wisely.
SPENDER: My mother's been gone for almost a year. She turns up in a train car where she's been operated on by a group of doctors who were burned alive. I just want the truth.
MULDER: The truth is out there, Agent Spender. Maybe you should find it for yourself.
CASSANDRA SPENDER: I told you that the aliens were here to do good and that I was being used as an oracle to spread the word. Only now I know what the aliens are here for and it isn't good.
MULDER: What are they here for?
CASSANDRA SPENDER: To wipe us off the planet. They're taking over the universe. They're infecting all other life-forms with a black substance called Purity. It's their life force. It's what they're made of.
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I gave you responsibility. I gave you a position. I gave you the things that you couldn't get yourself and you can't do the job!
SPENDER: Keeping Fox Mulder down is not a job. It's your dirty work!
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: You pale to Fox Mulder.
SCULLY: I bet you're curious about C.G.B.
MULDER: What's that?
SCULLY: C.G.B. Spender -- his name. Cigarette-Smoking Man?
MULDER: What's it stand for?
SCULLY: It's an alias, as far as I can figure. One of hundreds.
MULDER: Scully, you want to go one-on-one? We got nothing but time now that we're on administrative leave.
SCULLY: Aren't you curious what I've got in the box? Everything I could find on him.
MULDER: Nothing you could ever find would be accurate or credible.
KRYCEK: It's shocking at first. The acceptance of the idea, it's... it's something you thought only children and fools believed in. It undermines your beliefs -- in yourself, in the world... but then you come to understand.
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I've trusted no one. Treachery is the inevitable result of all affairs. Every man believes he has his own good reason.