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The Host 2 x 02
Episode: The Host   Episode Number: 2x02   Tagline: The Truth is Out There  Focus: Flukeman
Writing: Chris Carter  Direction: Daniel Sackheim  Original US Airdate: 23 Sept 1994 Nielsen Rating: 9.8
Location: New Jersey ; Quantico, Virginia Title Explanation : What the flukeworm was looking for.
Mulder pursues a humanoid, parisitic organism that uses sewage systems as its home .


Dimitri: "Why is this always my job?"
Sailor: "Because you are young. And because it is terrible and smelly work." ---

(In the sewers) Detective: "Watch your step."
Mulder: "Yeah. Wouldn't want to *step* in anything." ---

Norman: "They say it cuts the smell if you don't breathe through your mouth."
Mulder: "They lied." ---

Scully: "Is this seat taken?"
Mulder: "No, but I should warn you, I'm experiencing violent impulses."
Scully: "Well, I'm armed, so I'll take my chances. I hear you really endeared yourself to Assistant Director Skinner today."
Mulder: "You know sometimes it just gets hard to smile through it when they ask you to bend down and grab your ankles, you know?" ---

Mulder: "They don't want us working together, Scully. And right now that's the only reason I can think of to stay." ---

Scully: "This was living inside the body. Apparently, it had attached itself to the bile duct and was feeding off the liver." Mulder: "LOVE-ly."
Scully: "Believe it or not, something like 40 million people are infected worldwide."
Mulder: "This isn't where you tell me some terrible story about sushi, is it?"
Scully: "Maybe you'd rather hear what you can catch from a nice rare steak."
Mulder: "So . . . what? The murder weapon was a nice rare sirloin?" ---

Mulder: "That's good. I was worried that I would have to tell Skinner that our suspect was a giant bloodsucking worm." --

Mulder: "How big can these things get?"
Scully: "Mulder, I . . . (smiles) I'm sorry, felt like old times there for a second." ---

Scully: "Platyhelminthes are often hermaphroditic. Mulder, this is amazing. Its vestigial features appear to be parasitic, but it has primate physiology. Where the hell did it come from?"
Mulder: "I don't know. But it looks like I'm gonna have to tell Skinner that his suspect is a giant bloodsucking worm after all." ---

Scully: "And Mulder, when you see Skinner to hand in your field report, I know that it's your decision, but I hope that you know that I'd consider it more than a professional loss if you decided to leave." ---

Scully: "Is this seat taken?"
Mulder: "No, but I should warn you I may reek a bit of the sewer."
Scully: "I'll take my chances." ---

Scully: "Mulder, Nature didn't make this thing. We did . . ."

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