written by Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz
SCULLY: Mulder, have you been spreading rumours?
MULDER: Why? You hear any good ones lately?
FRANK BLACK: Agent Mulder...
FRANK BLACK: It's first and 18. Just let me watch this game in peace.
MULDER: It's third and ten. It's third and ten, Notre Dame.
MULDER: "I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, amen; And have the keys of hell and of death."
YOUNG COP WHO KNOWS THE BIBLE: Book of Revelation chapter one, verse 18.
FRANK BLACK: The Book of Revelation describes the end of the physical world in a battle between heaven and hell ... Good against Evil. The Millennium Group believed that that time was upon us. These four represent a schism in the group. They believe that for the end time to come, as it must that man must take an active hand in bringing that about.
SCULLY: And to that end, they committed suicide.
FRANK BLACK: Yeah.
MULDER: With the express purpose of being brought back to life. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. These four men bring with them war, pestilence, famine and death.
FRANK BLACK: So that all the dead of the earth will arise -- Armageddon. It must begin with the dawn of the millennium ... or not at all. That's what they believe.
SCULLY: Mulder, those people, even when they were alive mangled biblical prophecy to the extent that it's unrecognizable. The year 2000 is just their artificial deadline and besides, 2001 is actually the start of the new millennium.
MULDER: Nobody likes a math geek, Scully.