[at a crime scene]
Agent Tom Colton: So, Mulder, whaddaya think? This look like the work of little green men?
Agent Tom Colton: Excuse me?
Mulder: Gray. You said "green men." A Reticulian's skin tone is actually 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 have any idea what 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.
Dana Scully: Is this what it takes to climb the ladder, Colton?
Agent Tom Colton: All the way to the top.
Dana Scully: Then I can't wait till you fall off and land on your ass.
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.
Dana Scully: You're saying these are copycats?
Fox Mulder: What did we learn our first day at the academy, Scully? Each fingerprint is unique. These are a perfect match.
Dana Scully: Are you suggesting that I go before the Violent Crime Section and present a profile declaring that these murders are done by aliens?
Fox Mulder: No, of course not. I find no evidence of alien involvement.
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.
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: All these people putting bars on their windows, spending good money on high tech security systems trying to feel safe. I look at this guy and think... it ain't enough.
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 involving an extracted liver.
Dana Scully: Of course.
Detective Frank Briggs: When I walked into that room, my heart went cold. My hands... Numbed. I could feel... it.
Fox Mulder: Feel what Frank?
Detective Frank Briggs: When I first heard about the death camps in 1945, I remembered Powhatan Mill. When I see the Kurds and the Bosnians... That room is there... I tell you. It's like all the horrible acts that humans are capable of somehow gave birth to some kind of human... Monster.