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Memento Mori 4 x 15
Episode: Memento Mori   Episode Number: 4x15   Tagline: The Truth is Out There
Foreign Title: Cancer    Title Translation: Reminder of Death


(Scully's first journal entry to Mulder) "For the first time I feel time like a heartbeat, the seconds pumping in my breast like a reckonging; the numinous mysteries that once seemed so distant and unreal threating clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in its passage. I feel these words as if their meaning were weight being lifted from me. Knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and experience that belong to you, that are you is a comfort to me now as I feel the tethers loose and the prospects darken for the continuance of a journey that began not so long ago and which began again with a faith shaken and strengthened by your convictions if not for which I might never have been so strong now as I cross to face you and look at you incomplete, hoping that you will forgive me for not making the rest of the journey with you." ---

(Scully's second journal entry to Mulder) "Mulder, I hope that in these terms you might know it and know me. And if the darkness should have swallowed me as you read this, you must never think there was the possibility of some secret intervention - something you might have done. And though we've traveled far together, this last distance must necessarily be traveled alone." ---

(Scully's third journal entry to Mulder) ". . . Mulder, I feel you close though I know you are out pursuing your own path. For that, I am grateful -- more than I can ever express. I need to know you're out there if I am ever to see through this." ---

Scully: "What makes you think this is a conspiracy, that the government's involved?"
Mulder: "What makes you think it isn't?" ---

(giving flowers) Mulder: "Scully? I uh, I . . . stole these from some guy with a broken leg down the hall. He, uh, won't be able to catch me." ---

Scully: "For all the times that I have said that to you I'm as certain about this as you have ever been." ---

Mulder: ". . . going through some of those hard files before stuff starts disappearing and call me an early bird but I think I found something." ---

Scully: ". . . I think we both know that . . . right now, the truth is in me. And that's where I need to pursue it, as soon as possible." ---

Mulder: (To Skinner) "They've taken a turn. A pretty big U turn by the looks of it. This is a file directory from a federally operated fertility clinic. Agent Scully's name is on this file. Although I'm pretty sure, pretty damn sure she's never undergone treatment for infertility." ---

Skinner: "You can't ask the truth of a man who trades in lies." ---

Mulder: "You guys ever been to the Lombard Research Facility?"
(Byers and Langly in unison look at Frohike, Frohike looks back, Byers & Langly look back to Mulder)
Mulder: "Well, pick out something black and sexy and prepare to do some funky poaching." ---

CSM: "It's funny. I always thought of you as Fox Mulder's patron. You'd think under your aegis that he wouldn't be consigned to a corner in the basement."
Skinner: "At least he doesn't take an elevator up to get to work . . ."
CSM: "You think I'm the devil, Mr. Skinner?" ---

CSM: (After making deal with Skinner) "Oh, Mr. Skinner? Which way is the elevator?" ---

Frohike: "Smile, Byers. You're on Candid Camera."
Langly: "External security has been breached." ---

Mulder: (Snaps headset off of Byers) "You guys couldn't spring for two of these?" ---

Mulder: "These women . . . these women are your birth mothers?"
Kurt: "Barren now . . . from the same procedure that caused their cancer. And now they're left to die. Their conditions hastened by the men running this project."
Mulder: "You're trying to save them?"
Kurt: "They're our mothers." ---

Frohike: "The doors work on redundant systems. We're working fast."
Mulder: (MIB starts firing) "Work faster!" ---

Scully: "I don't want to kid myself, Mulder. People live with cancer. They carry on. And so will I. But for my own reasons . . . I have things to finish, to prove to myself, to my family . . . But the one thing I'm most certain of, is that, as long as I'm able: I need to be there with you, searching for the truth." ---

Mulder: "The truth will save you, Scully. I think it'll save both of us."

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