Episode: Two Fathers Episode Number: 6x11 Tagline: The Truth is Out There
Working Title: Full Disclosure, Xeox Pur Soli (Together Yet Alone)
CSM: This is the end. I never thought I'd hear myself say those words after all these years. You put your life into something . . . build it, protect it . . . The end is as unimaginable as your own death or the death of your children. I could never have scripted the events that led us to this. None of us could. All the brilliant men ... the secret that we kept so well. It happened simply, like this. We had a perfect conspiracy with an alien race. Aliens who were coming to reclaim this planet and to destroy all human life. Our job was to secretly prepare the way for their invasion. To create for them a slave race of human/alien hybrids. They were good plans . . . right plans. Kept secret for over 50 years, ever since the crash at Roswell. Kept secret from men like Fox Mulder. Plans that would have worked had not a rebel alien race come to destroy them. Had not my own son chosen betrayal. Or chosen to betray more wisely. ---
Spender: AD Skinner . . . I . . .
I didn't hear the elevator. I was working here.
Skinner: Truth is your purpose here
is not to make any progress, isn't it? Truth is you have no interest
in the X-Files. Beyond a certain . . . (Skinner picks up an open file
on a young Cassandra Spender) . . . personal case. (tosses it back on
Spender's desk) Your mother's abduction.
Cassandra Spender: I need to talk
CSM: My son refused to believe that his mother had been abducted . . . though it had been going on for years. Even after I schemed to put him in charge of the X-Files where Fox Mulder had amassed so much evidence of our secret plans . . . he still couldn't bring himself to accept the possibility of alien life. When he did . . . come to believe . . . when the facts became so glaring he turned . . . not to me, his father, but to the man I'd ruined. The man I'd chosen for him to replace. ---
(On the side of a basketball court
after a game)
Scully: Well, about your J-O-B, Mulder,
somebody's been trying very hard to reach you by phone. Somebody who
wants you back at the FBI ASAP.
Spender: My mother's been gone for
almost a year. She turns up in a train car where she's been operated
on by a group of doctors who were burned alive. I just want the truth.
Dr. Openshaw: Cassandra must be terminated.
They will come and question me.
Dr. Openshaw: A man should never live long enough to see his children or his work destroyed. ---
Scully: I was taken to one of those train cars. I was tested, just like Cassandra. What if what she tells us could expose who did this to me? Mulder, Agent Spender doesn't have to know. ---
Scully: If I can get ahold of a wheelchair
you want to go out for some fresh air?
Cassandra: You just doubted yourself.
You were just doubting you'd ever see her again, weren't you? (Mulder
looks up at Scully) Your sister.
Cassandra: I told you that the aliens
were here to do good and that I was being used as an oracle to spread
the word. Only now I know what the aliens are here for and it isn't
Scully: But, Cassandra, the doctors
weren't infected. They were burned. Cassandra: By another race of aliens.
A rebel force that are mutilating their faces so that they won't be
infected. This is what I couldn't tell my son Jeffrey.
CSM: Cassandra was beginning to realize her role in the greatest science project that man had ever known. She was the center of 50 years of work . . . The key to all of our plans . . . something even my colleagues didn't realize yet. I killed to keep them unknowing. I killed Dr. Openshaw so they wouldn't discover her. When it's Cassandra I should have killed . . . Cassandra who needed to die. I couldn't do it. With all the blood on my hands I couldn't kill the mother of my own son, a woman I never even loved. My colleagues never knew, focused as they were on the new threat -- the faceless alien rebels who'd burned our doctors alive . . . But my colleagues had become old men . . . blind to the fact that the faceless rebels already held the upper hand . . . that they'd used their powers of disguise to infiltrate our group. ---
(Mulder types a command into the
computer in the X Files office. He and Scully stare at the screen, then
look at each other.)
Skinner: Get up from the desk. Get
up, turn the computer off, grab whatever you took or printed out and
give it to me. Let's go, agents. They're coming.
Spender: I've done as you've asked.
Mulder's been brought up to his superiors. He and his partner will be
processed out of the FBI. I've done as you've asked. Now, I would like
you to do for me.
CSM: You need to show me that you're
capable of handling the responsibility that comes with this knowledge.
CSM: I gave you responsibility. I
gave you a position. I gave you the things that you couldn't get yourself
and you can't do the job!
Mulder: Scully, you want to go one-on-one? ---
Mulder: The project is still going
CSM: If Mulder hadn't known of his father's history with me he was fueled now with names and dates and . . . certainties. I couldn't stop him any longer -- stop him from learning our sins. His father's and my own. The truth was out there fatally exposed. I had one last hope. One chance to preserve my legacy. ---
Spender: You have a new job for me? CSM: Yes. I may have been unduly harsh. You deserve a fighting chance to prove your father wrong. ---
Krycek:(pointing at a dead alien
with green liquid oozing out) You've never seen one before, have you?
It's shocking at first. The acceptance of the idea, it's . . . it's
something you thought only children and fools believed in. It undermines
your beliefs -- in yourself, in the world . . . but then you come to
CSM: I've trusted no one. Treachery
is the inevitable result of all affairs. Every man believes he has his
own good reason. I have little doubt of my son's disloyalty to me. Certainly
he led Mulder and Scully to us. His mother must know by now her central
role in the grand plan . . . That she's as much alien as human. Do you
wonder why I've chosen you? You've never betrayed me. Now I need someone
to trust. (We now see that he has been talking to Diana Fowley.)
Cassandra: Oh, Agent Scully, Agent
Mulder, you cannot let them find me. (There's loud pounding at the door.
Cassandra's terrified.) You cannot let them have me! (Cassandra frantically
grabs for Mulder's gun. They struggle.) Mulder: Let go! Cassandra: You
have got to kill me now! (desperate) If you don't kill me, it all starts.
There won't be any stopping it. I am the one. You have to shoot me .
. . Please! (More knocking. Mulder unholsters his gun and raises it.)
Scully: Mulder, what are you doing?