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One Breath 2x08
Episode: One Breath   Episode Number: 2x08   Tagline: The Truth is Out There  Focus: Scully family
Writing: Glen Morgan, James Wong Direction: R.W.Goodwin  Original US Airdate: 11 Nov 1994 Nielsen Rating: 9.5
Location: - Title Explanation : A phrase Scully's father uses
When Scully's comatose body is discovered at a local hospital, Mulder suspects the government was responsible for her disappearance.


Byers: "Good work sneakin' out these charts . . ."
Frohike: "Tucked them in my pants."
Mulder: "There's plenty of room down there."
Langly: "You look down, Mulder? Tell you what, you're welcome to come over Saturday night. We're all hoppin' on the Internet to nit-pick the scientific inaccuracies of Earth 2 .."
Mulder: "I'm doing my laundry." ---

Mr. X: "I didn't expect you here till after visiting hours!" ---

CSM: "If you're having trouble sitting on Mulder, Assistant Director Skinner, I'm sure you know that we would have no trouble." ---

Skinner: "Tell me what happened at the hospital last night."
Mulder: "Are you referring to the tooth found in the cafeteria jello?" ---

(Ahab's dialouge to Scully) "Hello Starbuck. It's Ahab. People would say to me. 'Life is short. Kids, they grow up fast. Before you know it, it's over.' I never listened. To me, life went at a proper pace of many rewards. Until the moment that I knew, I understood, I would never see you again, my little girl. Then my life felt as if it had been the length of one breath, one heartbeat. I never knew how much I loved my daughter until I could never tell her. In that moment I would have traded every medal, every commendation, every promotion, for one more second with you. We'll be together again, Starbuck. But not now. Soon." ---

(Scene at CSM's Apartment)
Mulder: "Sit down!"
CSM: "How'd you find me?"
Mulder: "Shut up! Tonight, I ask the questions! You're going to answer me, you son of a bitch!"
CSM: "Don't try and threaten me, Mulder. I've watched presidents die."
Mulder: "Why her? Why her and not me? . . . Answer me!"
CSM: "I like you. I like her too. That's why she was returned to you."
Mulder: "You should be the one to die."
CSM: "Why? Look at me. No wife, no family, some power. I'm in the game because I believe what I'm doing is right." Mulder: "*Right?* Who are you to decide what's right?"
CSM: "Who are you? If people were to know the things I know, it would all fall apart. I told Skinner you shot the man in the hospital, but I didn't really believe it. And here you are with a gun to my head. I have more respect for you, Mulder. You're becoming a player. You can kill me now, but you'll never know the truth. (Mulder wants to shoot, but doesn't) . . . and that's why I'll win. Don't worry. This'll be our secret. We wouldn't want others to . . . start rumors. ---

(After describing his own paranormal experience to Mulder.)
Skinner: "I'm afraid to look beyond that experience. You . . . you are not." ---

Melissa Scully: "Why is it so dark in here?"
Mulder: "Because the lights aren't on." ---

Melissa: "I don't have to be psychic to see that you're in a very dark place." ---

Melissa: "Only the light . . ."
Mulder: "Oh, enough with the harmonic convergence crap, ok. You're not saying anything to me."
Melissa: "Why don't you just drop your cynicism and your paranoia and your defeat. You know, just because it's positive and good doesn't make it silly or trite! Why is it so much easier for you to run around trying to get even than just expressing to her how you feel? I expect more from you. Dana expects more. (opens the door to leave) Even if it doesn't bring her back, at least she'll know. And so will you." ---

(Mulder at Scully's bedside)
Mulder: "I feel Scully . . . you believe . . . you're not ready to go. And you've always had th strength of your beliefs. I don't know if my being here will help bring you back . . . But I'm *here*." ---

Mrs Scully: "Hello, Fox."
Scully: "Not Fox . . . MULDER." ---

Mulder: "I brought you a present . . . 'Superstars of the Super Bowls'."
Scully: "I knew there was a reason to live." ---

Scully: "Mulder, I had the strengths of your beliefs."

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