George Usher: [speaking on the phone] Hi honey, it's about 8.30 and, I'm gonna be here for a while, the presentation didn't go so well, call me, I love you, bye.
Fox Mulder: This is the fingerprint I took yesterday from Usher's office, these others are from an X-File. Ten murders, Baltimore area, undetermined points of entry, each victim had their liver removed.
Dana Scully: Ten murders? Colton never mentioned...
Fox Mulder: Most likely he's unaware of them. These two prints were lifted five years before he was born, at Powhattan Mill. And these three were lifted probably... five years before his mother was even born.
Dana Scully: Are you saying these prints are from the 1960's and 1930's?
Fox Mulder: And fingerprinting was just coming into its own in 1903, but there was a murder then involving an extracted liver.
Dana Scully: Of course.
Dana Scully: You're saying these are copycats?
Fox Mulder: What did we learn our first day at the academy, Scully? Every fingerprint is unique. These are a perfect match.
Dana Scully: Well, what then? That this is the work of a hundred-year-old serial killer who's capable of overpowering a healthy six-foot-two businessman?
Fox Mulder: And he should stick out in a crowd with ten-inch fingers.
Scully: This looks like an X-File.
Agent Tom Colton: Let's not get carried away. I'm going to solve these murders, but what I would like from you is to go over the case histories, maybe come down to the crime scene.
Scully: Do you want me to ask Mulder?
Agent Tom Colton: Okay, if he wants to come and do you a favour, great. But make sure he knows this is my case. Dana, if I can break a case like this one, I'll be getting my bump up the ladder. And you, maybe you won't have to be Mrs. Spooky any more.
[at a crime scene]
Agent Tom Colton: So, Mulder, whaddaya think? This look like the work of little green men?
Agent Tom Colton: What?
Mulder: Gray. You said "green men." A Reticulian's skin tone is gray. They're notorious for their extraction of terrestrial human livers, due to iron depletion in the Reticulum galaxy.
Agent Tom Colton: You can't be serious.
Mulder: Do you know how much liver and onions go for on Reticulum?
Mulder: Is there anyway I can get it off my fingers quickly without betraying my cool exterior?
[shakes hand wildly]
Dana Scully: You knew they wouldn't believe you, why did you push it.
Fox Mulder: Maybe I thought you caught the right guy. And maybe I run into so many people who are hostile, just because they can't open their minds to the possibilities, that sometimes the need to mess with their heads outweighs the millstone of humiliation.