(sarcastically) I'm having the best damn day of my life. Any moment
I'm about to burst into song -- "Zip a dee doo dah." My, uh, waterbed
sprung a leak and shorted out my alarm clock. My cell phone got wet
and crapped out on me and the check I wrote my landlord to cover the,
uh, damages is going to bounce if I don't deposit my pay. You ever have
one of those days, Scully?
Scully: Since I've been working here? Yeah. When did you get a waterbed,
Mulder: Bank's just down the street.
I'll be back in ten. Cover for me, will you?
Scully: (to herself) When do I not? ---
Skinner: The unpredictable future.
Which brings us to Agent Mulder. (to Scully) Will he or will he not
grace us with his report? ---
(Mulder gets stuck in the middle of
a bank robbery)
Mulder: (disgusted, to himself) Zip a dee doo dah. ---
Mulder: So you think it's all just
fate? We have no free will?
Scully: No, I think that we're free to be the people that we are --
good, bad or indifferent. I think that it's our character that determines
Mulder: And all the rest is just preordained? I don't buy that. There's
too many variables. Too many forks in the road. I meant to be on time
to work this morning but my waterbed springs a leak flooding my apartment
and the apartment below me so that makes me late for the meeting. And
then I realize I got to write a check to cover the damages to my landlord
but, as I'm walking to work, I realize that that's gonna bounce unless
I deposit my pay. So now I got to go to the bank, which makes me even
Scully: Since when did you get a waterbed?
Mulder: I might just as easily not have a waterbed then I'd be on time
for this meeting. You might just as easily have stayed in medicine and
not gone into the FBI, and then we would never have met. Blah, blah,
blah . . . ---
Mulder: Free will. With every choice, you change your fate.
Scully: Then let's change yours. I will deposit your check. You gather
your files, go to Skinner's office, give your report before he takes
it out on both of us. ---
(Mulder enters the bank and sees
Bernard and Scully holding guns on each other.)
Mulder: Drop your weapon!
Scully: Drop it.
Bernard: I ain't dropping nothing. You put yours down. I'll shoot her!
Mulder: What do you think I'll do then? ---
Mulder: It's a long story but I had
the distinct sensation that I had lived that moment before.
Scully: Well, you may have. Did you do a lot of drinking in college?
Mulder: Yeah? Well, but what if it
Scully: What if you'd lived this moment before and now you're living
it again? Mulder: Yeah -- so that I could right some wrong or change
Scully: Well, right now I'd say you're fated to go to this meeting.
Mulder: No. Actually, I'm fated to go to the bank. ---
Mulder: I'll use the ATM machine.
I don't want to tempt fate.