X-Files First Three Seasons Top Moments

  • X-Files Season 1,2,3 - Top 12 Most Memorable Moments
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  • #1. "Pilot", Graveyard scene. Mulder: I think I know who did it. I think I know who killed Karen Swenson. Scully: Who? The detective? Mulder: The detective's son. Billy Miles. Scully: The boy in the hospital? The vegetable?! Billy Miles, a boy who's been in a coma for the last four years, got out here and dug up these graves? Mulder: Peggy O'Dell was bound to a wheelchair but she ran in front of that truck. Look, I'm not making this up, it all fits the profile of alien abduction. Scully: This fits a profile? Mulder: Yes. Peggy O'Dell was killed at around nine-o-clock, that's right around the time we lost nine minutes on the highway, I think that something happened in that nine minutes. I think that time, as we know it, stopped. And something took control over it. (Scully smiles, almost laughing.) You think I'm crazy. Scully: Peggy O'Dell's watch stopped a couple of minutes after nine. I made a note of it when I saw the body. Mulder: That's the reason the kids come to the forest, because the forest controls them and summons them there. And, and, and the marks are from, from some kind of test that's being done on them. And, and that may be causing some kind of genetic mutation which would explain the body that we dug up. Scully: And the force summoned Theresa Nemman's body into the woods tonight. Mulder: Yes, but it was Billy Miles who took her there, summoned by some alien impulse. That's it! (Scully laughs, finding everything ludicrous but believing it. Mulder smiles.)
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  • #2. "Pilot", Mulder and Scully first meet. Mulder: Maybe what you can explain to me is why it's bureau policy to label these cases as "unexplained phenomenon" and ignore them. Do you believe in the existence of extraterrestrials? (He whispers the last few words eerily and she smiles.) Scully: Logically, I would have to say - no. Given the distances needed to travel from the far reaches of space, the energy requirements would exceed a spacecraft's capabilties th... Mulder: Conventional wisdom. You know this Oregon female? She's the fourth person in her graduating class to die under mysterious circumstances. Now, when convention and science offer us no answers, might we not finally turn to the fantastic as a plausibility? Scully: The girl obviously died of something. If it was natural causes, it's plausible that there was something missed in the post-mortem. If she was murdered, it's plausible there was a sloppy investigation. What I find fantastic is any notion that there are answers beyond the realm of science. The answers are there. You just have to know where to look. Mulder: That's why they put the "I" in "F.B.I." See you tomorrow morning, Scully, bright and early. We leave for the very plausible state of Oregon at eight A.M. (Scully smiles and walks out.)
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  • #3. "One Breath", Melissa gets through to Mulder. Melissa: Why is it so dark in here? Mulder: Because the lights aren’t on. Melissa: Okay. I just came from the hospital. Dr. Daly says... she’s weakening. It could be anytime. So I figured you’d want to come down and see her. Mulder: No, I can’t. Melissa: Well, I’d think that you would. Mulder: Yeah, I would. I can’t, not right now. Melissa: Listen. I don’t have to be psychic to see that you’re in a very dark place... much darker than where my sister is. Willingly walking deeper into darkness cannot help her at all. Only the light... Mulder: Enough with the harmonic convergence crap, okay? You’re not saying anything to me. Melissa: Why don’t you just drop your cynicism and your paranoia and your defeat. You know, just because it’s positive and good doesn’t make it silly or trite! Why is it so much easier for you to run around trying to get even than just expressing to her how you feel? I expect more from you. Dana expects more. Even if it doesn’t bring her back, at least she’ll know. And so will you.
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  • #4. "Pusher", Pusher kills Agent Burst over the phone. Mulder knows that Burst will die if he is on the line long enough to trace the call and does everything he can to get Burst to hang up, the other Agents don't take the threat seriously and restrain Mulder from helping him.
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  • #5. "Squeeze", Scully gives her profile of the killer. After a careful review of the violent and powerful nature of these murders, I believe the killer to be a male, twenty-five to thirty-five years of age, with above average intelligence. His matter of entry has so far been undetectable, this may be due to his superior knowledge of the inner-structure of buildings and duct works. Or that he in fact hides in plain sight, posing as delivery or maintenance workers. The extraction of the liver is the most significant detail of these crimes. The liver possesses regenerative qualities, it cleanses the blood, the taking of this trophy is the transferring act for the killer to, cleanse himself of his own impurities. I think he is acting under, the classic form of obsessive compulsive behavior. Now since the victims are unrelated, and we cannot predict who will be next, we must utilize the fact that a killer will not always succeed in finding a victim. When this occurs, a serial killer may, return in frustration to the sight of a previous murder, hoping to, recapture the emotional high. I think our best course of action is to target these sights.
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  • #6. "Fallen Angel", FBI Headquarters. Mulder: The man was abducted. We all know it. Everybody in this room knows it. Section Chief: (Increasingly agitated) Colonel Henderson's written testimony states that Fenig's body was found two hours later in a cargo container. Mulder: Then what can I say? How can I disprove lies that are stamped with an official seal? Section Chief: That will be all Mr. Mulder. Mulder: you can deny all the things I've seen. All the things I've discovered. But not for much longer. Because too many others know what's happening out there. And no one. No government agency has jurisdiction over the truth.
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  • #7. "Deep Throat", UFO photos. Mulder: Alright, I wanna show you something. This is a photo, of a UFO that reportedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Now I know, you don't believe that story but just hear me out. Now, Ellens Air Base, the same base that we're at right now, the same base, that for some strange reason, doesn't appear on your US government map, is supposedly, one of the six sites where parts from the wreckage were shipped. Scully: Mulder, are you suggesting that the military is flying UFOs. Mulder: No, planes built, using UFO technology. (Scully smiles again at Mulder's total belief in UFOs, which she does not believe at all. Mulder gives Scully the photo from the diner) Scully: Mulder, c'mon. You've got two blurry photos, one of them taken almost fifty years ago, and another one, you purchased today in a roadside diner. You're going out on a pretty big limb. Mulder: Tell me, there isn't a remarkable resemblance. Scully: Tell me, one good reason why either of these photos is authentic. Mulder: You saw exactly what I saw in the sky tonight. What do you think they were? Scully: Just because I can't explain it, doesn't mean I'm gonna believe they were UFOs. Mulder: Unidentified Flying Objects, I think that fits the description pretty well.
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  • #8. "The Host", Skinner assesses Mulder's field report. Skinner: Everything looks in order. (Mulder chuckles) Is something wrong, Agent Mulder? Mulder: Well, that's just an unexpected response, considering the bizarre nature of the case... and of the suspect. Skinner: The strangeness of the criminal and the crime are not lost on me. I had my reaction to them this morning in my conversation with the federal prosecutor's office about how to process the suspect. This meeting... is to evaluate your work. (Mulder sighs slightly) Mulder: There's no way you'll prosecute this. Skinner: The justice department has asked that the suspect be transferred to an institution for a full psychiatric evaluation. (Mulder shakes his head) Mulder: This is not a man. It's a monster. You can't put it in an institution. Skinner: Then what do you do with it, Agent Mulder, put it in a zoo? It killed two people.
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  • #9. "Irresistible", Scully struggles with a case. Woman: You're a strong person. You've probably always felt you can handle any problem yourself. But you feel vulnerable now. Do you know why that is? Scully: No. Woman: Is it your partner? Is there a problem with trust? Scully: No. I trust him as much as anyone. I'd trust him with my life. Woman: Can you talk to him about the way you're feeling? Scully: No. I know it sounds crazy, but I don't want him to know how much this is bothering me. I don't want him to think he has to protect me. Woman: I know you lost your father last year. And I read in your file that you were very ill recently. That your life was threatened. Exposures like these can leave you extremely vulnerable. Scully: I know these things. I'm conscious of them. I know the world is full of predators, just as it has always been. And I know it's my job to protect people from them. And I've counted on that fact to give me faith in my ability to do what I do... I want that faith back... I need it back.
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  • #10. "Tooms", Mulder's Apartment. Mulder is asleep on the couch. The movie "The Fly" is on the TV, loud as can be with a woman screaming, not affecting Mulder's sleep what so ever, meanwhile a screw falls to the floor. The next one starts turning and squeaking. Mulder wakes up and the screw stops turning. He goes back to sleep and the screw falls out. Tooms steps in and looks at Mulder, yellow eyes blazing.
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  • #11. "Little Green Men", The opening sequence. On August 20th and September 5th, 1977, two spacecraft were launched from the Kennedy Space Flight Center, Florida. They were called Voyager. Each one carries a message. I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe, seeking only peace... Mulder: Thirteen years after its launch, Voyager One passed the orbital plane of Neptune and essentially leaving our solar system. Within that time, there were no further messages sent. Nor are any planned.
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  • #12. "Piper Maru", In Mulder's office. Scully: I'm just constantly amazed by you.. you're working down here in the basement, sifting through files and transmissions that any other agent would just throw away in the garbage. Mulder: Well that's why I'm in the basement Scully. Scully: You're in the basement because they're afraid of you, of your relentlessness and because they know that they could drop you in the middle of the desert, and tell you the truth is out there, and you would ask them for a shovel! Mulder: Is that what you think of me? Scully: Well, maybe not a shovel. Maybe a backhoe (excavating equipment).