Fight The Future (Movie)
written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
SCULLY: Mulder, when a terrorist bomb threat is called in, the rational purpose of providing that information is to allow us to find the bomb. The rational object of terrorism is to promote terror. If you'd study the statistics, you'd find the model behavioral pattern for virtually every case where a threat has turned up an explosive device; and if we don't act in accordance with that data, if you ignore it as we have done, the chances are great that if there actually is a bomb, we might not find it. Lives could be lost .... Mulder. Mulder?
MULDER: Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random acts of unpredictabilty? If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilites, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.
SCULLY: Oh, yeah. I had you big time.
MULDER: You had nothing. Come on, I saw you jiggle the handle.
SCULLY: I saw your face, Mulder. There was a definite moment of panic.
MULDER: You've never seen me panic. When I panic, I make this face. [no emotion]
SCULLY: That was the face.
MULDER: You didn't see that face.
SCULLY: I saw that face. You're buyin'.
MULDER: What? Coke, Pepsi, saline IV?
SCULLY: Something sweet.
MULDER: I'm the key figure in an on-going government charade, the plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet. So, of course, no one believes me. I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me Spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and who now chases after little green men with a badge and a gun, shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling and when it hits it's gonna be the shit-storm of all time.
WELL-MANICURED MAN: No one believes Kurztweil or his books. He's a toiler, a crank.
FIRST ELDER: Mulder believes.
CIGARETTE-SMOKING MAN: Then Kurtzweil must be removed.
STRUGHOLD: As must Mulder.
WELL-MANICURED MAN: Kill Mulder, we take the risk of turning one man's quest into a crusade.
STRUGHOLD: Then you must take away what he holds most valuable. That with which he can't live without.
SCULLY: I think you better tell us.
KID: We don't even know you.
SCULLY: Well, we're FBI Agents.
KID: You're not FBI Agents.
MULDER: How do you know?
KID: Cause ya'll look like door-to-door salesmen.
MULDER: Hey, you wanna buy a badge?
MULDER: I need you on this, Scully.
SCULLY: You don't need me, Mulder. You never have. I've just held you back. I gotta go.
MULDER: You wanna tell yourself that so you can quit with a clear conscience, you can, but you're wrong!
SCULLY: Why did they assign me to you in the first place, Mulder? To debunk your work, to rein you in, to shut you down…
MULDER: But you saved me! As difficult and as frustrating as it's been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over! You've kept me honest... you've made me a whole person. I owe you everything... Scully, and you owe me nothing. I don't know if I wanna do this alone... I don't even know if I can... and if I quit now, they win.
WELL-MANICURED MAN: What is a virus, but a colonizing force that cannot be defeated? Living in a cave, underground, until it mutates... and attacks.
MULDER: This is what you've been conspiring to conceal? A disease?
WELL-MANICURED MAN: No. For God's sake, you've got it all backwards! AIDS, the Ebola virus, on an evolutionary scale they are newborns. This virus walked the planet long before the dinosaurs.
MULDER: What do you mean walked?
WELL-MANICURED MAN: Your aliens, Agent Mulder. Your little green men arrived here millions of years ago. Those that didn't leave have been lying dormant underground since the last ice age in the form of an evolved pathogen, waiting to be reconstituted by the alien race when it comes to colonize the planet -- using us as hosts. Against this we have no defense, nothing but a weak vaccine. Do you see why it was kept secret? Why even the best men, men like your father, could not let the truth be known.
CASSIDY: Most of what I find in here is lacking a coherent picture of any organization with an attributible motive. I realize the ordeal you've endured has clearly affected you. But the holes in your account leave this panel with little choice but to delete these references to our final report to the Justice Department--until which time hard evidence becomes available that would give us cause to pursue such an investigation.
SCULLY: I don't believe the FBI currently has an investigative unit qualified to pursue the evidence in hand.
MULDER: No. No. How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we've seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.
SCULLY: This is different, Mulder.
MULDER: No it isn't! You were right to want to quit! You were right to want to leave me! You should get as far away from me as you can! I'm not going to watch you die, Scully, because of some hollow personal cause of mine. Go be a doctor. Go be a doctor while you still can.
SCULLY: I can't. I won't. Mulder, I'll be a doctor, but my work is here with you now. That virus that I was exposed to, whatever it is, it has a cure. You held it in your hand. How many other lives can we save? Look... If I quit now, they win.