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This Is Not Happening 8 x 14
Episode: This Is Not Happening   Episode Number: 8x14   Tagline: The Truth is Out There

QUOTES

Scully: "All right, what's going on here?"
Skinner: "A report came in last night from Montana. About a UFO encounter."
Scully: "What kind of encounter?"
Skinner: "A young man chased a bright object flying low across the sky. Tracked it all the way to a big field where the UFO disappeared... but where he claimed he saw an alien."
Scully: "Assistant Director, I've got drawers full of reports that begin just like that. Are you going to tell me what's so important about this case?"
Skinner: "Young man's named Richie Szalay. UFO nut from Bellefleur, Oregon. You and Agent Mulder met him out there last spring."
Scully: "Are you trying to tell me this has something to do with Mulder?"
Doggett: "He's trying to tell you that it might."
Skinner: "Richie Szalay didn't find an alien last night. He found a woman. A woman whose name you will remember - Teresa Hoese."
Scully: "Teresa Hoese was the young mother who was abducted the night before Agent Mulder was."
Skinner: "And who was returned last night."
Scully: "Returned?"
Skinner: "Hanging onto life by a thread." ---

Skinner: "We're here to see Teresa Hoese."
Dr Desai: "I know. I just wish someone would tell me these things because this woman is in no condition..."
Scully: "What is her condition?"
Dr Desai: "She's circling the drain. 12 years, I have never seen anything near this level of mistreatment."---

Dr Desai: "By rights, this young woman shouldn't even be alive. The medics said she asked for her baby last night but she hasn't said a word otherwise. I suspect it's all she's holding on to. What's upsetting is... it's almost like someone was experimenting on her."
Skinner: "What exactly did they do to her?"
Dr Desai: "Inside her cheeks there's tissue damage in a linear pattern. Her chest was cut into and organ tissue in her abdomen's scooped away. In the x-rays I see damage to the soft palate."
Scully: "In the x-rays, did you see, um... anything else? Foreign objects."
Dr Desai: "I'm not sure what you mean."
Scully: "Little pieces of metal. Implants."
Dr Desai: "No, I didn't."
Uniformed Officer (entering the room): "There was an Agent Doggett requesting a police report.
Doggett: "You're welcome to stay here and discuss foreign objects but... looks like we got a suspect." ---

Richie Szalay: "My buddy, Gary, right? He was abducted." (to Scully) "Right before your partner. I, I came looking for him."---

Doggett: "Richie, when you found that woman's body you said you saw somebody with her. You told the police it was an alien. You know what a moulage casting is, Richie? It's what the cops take when they find shoe prints. They do these plaster castings and the ones they got from the field that night were from 9 Nikes. You ever hear of an alien in Nikes?"
Richie Szalay: "Doesn't mean it wasn't."
Doggett: "Did it ever occur to you that it wasn't an alien but a man?"
Richie Szalay: "Then what about his spaceship?" ---

Scully: "You refuse to believe that anything other than a man could have done this. Could have done what we saw to that woman in the hospital."
Doggett: "It's not worth arguing about. The point here is to find Mulder."
Scully: "And for months, we have been looking for a break, which is what we've got here."
Doggett: "What we've got is hope. But let's be honest, Agent Scully, about what no one wants to say. Bad as you want to find Mulder, you're afraid to find him, too." ---

Scully: "What if he's dead? I'm sorry. I just had a bad dream."
Skinner: "Let me get some clothes on." ---

Scully: "I once had a talk with Mulder about starlight. How it's billions of years old. Stars that are now long dead whose light is still travelling through time. It won't die, that light. Maybe that's the only thing that never does. He said that's where souls reside. I hope he's right."
Skinner: "If you're trying to prepare yourself I want you to stop. Nothing says that we're going to stumble over him in some field. Nothing says he won't be fine." ---

Dr Desai: "Yes, I want to have a patient transferred. Teresa Hoese."
Night Nurse: "To be transferred?"
Dr Desai: "To another facility. I'd like to get her ready as soon as we can."---

Doggett: "You should just hear her out."
Scully: "Hear who out?"
Doggett: "Her name's Monica Reyes. I worked a case with her once."
Skinner: "She's FBI?"
Doggett: "Yeah. She's got some expertise I thought we might take advantage of."
Scully: "Expertise in what?"
Doggett: "She's got her master's in religious studies. Her specialisation is ritualistic crime."
Scully: "Ritualistic crime? Are we working the same case here?"
Doggett: "Agent Reyes. Assistant Director Skinner, Agent Scully... Monica Reyes."
Agent Reyes: "Hi. Beautiful country out here. I know it's not very FBI of me, but I'm really trying to quit. So, Agent Doggett's been taking me through the case. Interesting."
Scully: "Interesting?"
Agent Reyes: "What do you think happened?"
Scully: "Isn't that what you're here to tell us?"
Agent Reyes: "Oh, I have my own thoughts. It's just, what we think happened and what actually happened aren't always the same thing but not altogether insignificant, either."
Scully: "I'm sorry, this feels like therapy."
Agent Reyes: "What happened being different from what we want to have happened."
Scully: "What 'who' wants to have happened?"
Agent Reyes: "Well, I'm told this case involves you."
Scully: "It may involve someone close to me. Can we stick to the facts, please?"---

Agent Reyes (about the woman's injuries): "Yes. They were peculiar, but not altogether different from your typical cult ritualistic abuse."
Skinner: "Agent Reyes, we're dealing with abductions here... not by any cult."
Agent Reyes: "Okay. Good. I mean, if it's not."
Scully: "But you think that it is."
Agent Reyes: "Well, I go on what I know, of course but I try to stay, you know, open."---

Agent Reyes: "Well, I'm told that Agent Mulder and the other people who were taken were true believers. People 100% convinced in the abduction phenomenon."
Skinner: "If this is about these people staging their own abductions..."
Agent Reyes: "No, it's about people coming together. Like minds as a group."
Scully: "So you're basically saying that Agent Mulder has joined some sort of UFO cult."
Agent Reyes: "Call it a group."
Skinner: "For what?"
Agent Reyes: "Well, we've all heard the news stories about transport to a mothership, the idea of a giant motherwheel. The whole Heaven's Gate thing."
Scully: "I see."
Doggett: "It'd make sense. The leader of the cult leaves this woman out here to die. Learning she's still alive he comes back to kidnap her again for fear of exposure. It'd make sense, too that if we find this guy, maybe we find Mulder."
Scully: "Are you asking me to believe this?"
Agent Reyes: "No. That's not what I said. I don't think he left her to die. I don't think she's dead."
Scully: "Based on what?"
Agent Reyes: "Nothing, really. It's just a feeling."---

Doggett: "What are you walking away for? It makes some kind of sense."
Scully: "I'm glad you agree with her, Agent Doggett, because I'm not even sure that she agrees with you. Nor has she made any sense for me of how the doctor who removed Teresa Hoese from the hospital last night seems, by all accounts to have been in two places at once."
Doggett: "I know where you're going with this, Agent Scully but if you're going to tell me this is another alien bounty hunter this is where we part company."
Scully: "Enjoy your new company." ---

Absalom: "How is she?"
Jeremiah Smith: "We were almost too late." (Placing his hand on her forehead, he heals her)---

Scully: "Is there something you're looking for, Agent Reyes in particular?"
Agent Reyes: "Implants, or signs of them."
Scully: "Implants? I don't understand."
Agent Reyes: "Metallic implants. Placed in the body, oftentimes in the nasal cavity. Sometimes made of bone or cartilage making detection a little more difficult."
Scully: "Yeah, I'm well aware of how they work."---

Scully: "I don't understand your interest in what is commonly considered evidence of alien abduction as a disbeliever in that phenomena."
Agent Reyes: "I'm not a disbeliever."
Scully: "Excuse me. I, I, uh, I'm very confused. I know what I heard and I heard you say that what we're dealing with here is nothing more than a UFO cult."
Agent Reyes: "There's the confusion. I still believe that but it doesn't mean I don't believe in the phenomena."
Scully: "You believe in extraterrestrials?"
Agent Reyes: "Let's just say I don't not believe. As I said, I try to stay open."---

Scully: "What is it you specialise in again? Ritualistic crime?"
Agent Reyes: "Right. Satanic ritual abuse. Or, I should say claims of it. We never found any hard evidence."
Scully: "We should talk sometime."
Agent Reyes: "Not that I don't believe in it. I was something of a black sheep in the field office in New Orleans... because of my beliefs."
Scully: "And what beliefs are those"
Agent Reyes: "I just have certain spiritual notions. I believe there are energies in the universe. It might sound kind of cosmic but I think I'm sensitive to them. I mean, I get these feelings."
Scully: "And do you have any feelings about Agent Mulder?"
Agent Reyes: "I don't know Agent Mulder. And I don't have any feelings about him. But I am feeling your fear. And fear's not going to help you find him or anyone else. Maybe you can try and stay open, too." ---

Agent Reyes: "You're hurting for her, I know. Agent Scully."
Doggett: "I don't know how she's doing it in there. With everything she's feeling. What she's afraid of."
Agent Reyes: "You know all too well."
Doggett: "Let's leave the past in the past."
Agent Reyes: "It was your fear, too. Those three days we looked for your son. The fear of finding what we did. I understand. That's why you're so determined to find Mulder alive."
Doggett: "It's why I can't stand here and listen to all this mumbo jumbo about spaceships."
Agent Reyes: "I saw what I saw, John. I'm not going to lie to you. But whatever it was, it led to this. It's the man I saw in the field. He goes by the name Absalom. A religious zealot who escaped a shoot-out in Idaho. Where he was the nominal leader of a doomsday cult who believed aliens would take over the world at the millennium. Disgraced when they didn't, he fled and tried a more ecumenical scam: credit card fraud. I ran the plate on the pickup truck. It's registered to a farm about an hour from here." ---

Absalom: "I said I can't explain why it happens. Or how. Only where."
Doggett: "I got 46... of your followers rounded up out there at your compound. You make me go to them for a straight answer it's only going to make it worse for you."
Absalom: "How many times can I tell you?"
Doggett: "Night's early. Coffee's hot."
Absalom: "The ships come in, drop the abductees all messed up. I go and get them so I can help them."
Doggett: "Just like you helped Teresa Hoese when you left her for dead?"---

Absalom: "That's what I'm trying to explain. I predicted there would be an alien invasion at the Millennium. I was right, it turns out. 'Cause that's when this all started."
Scully: "Sir... given the criminal charges against you, you couldn't be a less credible witness so stop trying to validate your theories and just give us the truth."
Absalom: "I'm telling you the truth. I only want to help these people."---

Skinner: "He's hiding something." Agent Reyes: "Yeah, that's for sure." ---

Scully: "Wait a minute. Stop it. That man. I know that man."
Agent Reyes: "Good, because here he is again." (on videotape)
Skinner: "Who is he?"
Scully: "His name is Jeremiah Smith. Agent Mulder knew him. He believed that he had the ability to heal people."---

Scully: "FBI. Where is he? Jeremiah Smith. Look, I know he's here. Jeremiah Smith. I need to speak with him. You - in the back. Step out. Come with me. Take a seat. Are you Jeremiah Smith?"---

Jeremiah Smith: "You're going to expose me. You're putting people in danger - Abductees all over the country. I save them. I'm the only one."
Scully: "Where's Mulder?"
Jeremiah Smith: "You came crashing in here. I was trying to help him, too."
Scully: "Where is Mulder?"
Skinner: "You'd better come with us." (Scully looks back at Jeremiah Smith, who is now Absalom)
Absalom: "You must protect me."---

Scully: "What is it? "
Skinner: "It's Mulder." ---

(Heading towards a group of agents standing around a body)
Scully: "Where is he?"
Doggett: "Agent Scully, he's over there."
Scully: "How bad is he? How bad is he? How bad is he hurt? No. No. No. No. He needs help."
Doggett: "It's too late."
Scully: "He needs help!"
Doggett: "Agent Scully."---

Scully (seeing Jeremiah Smith gone): "Jeremiah. No... no. This is not happening! No!" ---


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