written by Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban
SCULLY: As you can see the heart was removed in the same manner as the previous victim. No incisions, no scope marks, no cutting of any kind.
MULDER: No indication of how the killer did it?
SCULLY: No. There's no prints, no DNA material, no hair and fiber.
MULDER: And yet, you still refuse to believe my theory-- that what this is psychic surgery?
SCULLY: Mulder, psychic surgery is some man dipping his hand in a bucket of chicken guts and pretending to remove tumors from the sick and gullible.
MULDER: Or … it's a grossly misunderstood area of alternative medicine.
SCULLY: Well, medicine, as you're referring to it is about keeping people alive.
MULDER: I mean, we have no evidence-- no MO to speak of. This could be the perfect crime.
SCULLY: Well, a crime is only as perfect as the man or the mind that commits it. Even if it were perfect -- even if he made not one mistake -- there's still his motive. You find his motive and you find the murderer.
MULDER: Scully, it's all on the page. How else would he know it?
SCULLY: Maybe he imagined it, like he said. Like Shakespeare or Freud or- or Jung. I mean, maybe, maybe he has some gift and he has a clear window into human nature.
MULDER: No one can predict human behavior. No one can tell you what another person's going to do.
SCULLY: Well, isn't that what you do, Mulder, as a behavioral profiler? You… you imagine the killer's mind so well that you know what they're going to do next.
PHILLIP PADGETT: I made a mistake myself.
MULDER: What's that, Mr. Padgett?
PHILLIP PADGETT: In my book, I'd written that Agent Scully falls in love but that's obviously impossible. Agent Scully is already in love.