written by Vince Gilligan
MULDER: Maybe. Maybe I'm thinking this was the crime scene.
SCULLY: You're saying Mr. Pankow had his brain very neatly removed from his skull right here in this kitchen?
MULDER: It had to happen somewhere.
SCULLY: But next to the shake machine, Mulder? I think that we should be checking out employee lockers and not entertaining the idea that ad hoc surgery was performed here.
MULDER: I wouldn't exactly call it surgery. What if this man's brain was eaten? I-it's not sociologically unheard of. There are certain tribes in New Guinea that consider human brains a delicacy.
SCULLY: Yeah, but Mulder, we're in Orange County.
MULDER: Yeah, what's your point?
MULDER: Oh. Hello. Look at this. Does that look like blood to you?
SCULLY: Yes, it looks like it.
MULDER: What is that? Next to it. Is that, uh... oh, my... ugh. Is that brain? Is that brain matter there?
SCULLY: No, I'd say that's ground beef.
MULDER: Ground beef.