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Special Agent John Doggett
Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Agent Leyla Harrison
Assistant Director Walter Skinner
Do you know the height one must fall to be considered possibly life threatening? Twice that of his height. Two times in this episode Doggett falls from a height equal or greater to three times his height. Both times he gets up, uninjured.
Once again we find Scully talking into a phone where we hear dial tone (when Mulder chases the creature into Stites house). Mulder and Scully are pretty smart, why don't they ever realize that when you hear dial tone after talking with someone...that means they hung up on you.
Leyla Harrison asks Mulder how he got back from Antarctica after saving Scully, when his vehicle was out of fuel. This is a nod to many X-Philes who had been asking this same question.
Mulder: I don't think Gary Sacks committed the crime, Mr. Stites. I think he is a victim himself.
Stites: I didn't catch your name, Agent.
Mulder: Kersh. Alvin Kersh.
Stites: I am a scientist, Mr. Kersh.
Mulder: What kind of scientist are you?
Stites: Biologist. So I know something about animals. They don't generally carry men off into the woods like poor Mr. Sacks.
Mulder: I don't think this was an animal. I think it was a man using some kind of reptile venom to blind them first.
Stites: That would be quite a trick.
Mulder: Well, you would really have to know what you were doing. You would have to be, say, a scientist.
Stites: Are you accusing me of something, Mr. Kersh?
Mulder: No. I'm just thinking out loud, Mr. Stites.
Mulder: It's right above you. It's coming this way.
Doggett: Where, Mulder? I can't see.
Mulder: Get down. Aim at the sound of my voice.
Doggett: No! I'll shoot you.
Mulder: You're not going to shoot me.
Doggett: I can't see!
Mulder: Aim at the sound of my voice.
Doggett: Where is it!
Mulder: Aim at me!
Mulder: I'll tell you when to fire. Fire!
Scully: I just got off the phone with Skinner who is furious. This man Stites just called him saying you've been impersonating Deputy Director Kersh and making baseless accusations.
Mulder: Well, what's he mad about? Me impersonating Kersh or me harassing Stites?
Harrison: But who is he?
Doggett: Some kind of scientist, I think. I saw some books and papers on biology in his library.
Harrison: It could be some kind of symbiotic relationship between this man and this creature. Mulder and Scully ...
Doggett: Mulder and Scully aren't here, Agent Harrison, we are. And wild speculation isn't going to help us find the way out.
Harrison: You think I'm pretty foolish, don't you.
Doggett: I appreciate your enthusiasm, but you want to take leaps unsupported by the facts. Now what I want you to do is, stay with that guy right there while I look for another way out. And if this thing comes near you I want you to shoot.
Harrison: You know what that could be? It could be bile.
Harrison: From a liver-eating mutant. Mulder and Scully chased one into an escalator once. It died but, but, there was just ...
Doggett: This is not a liver-eating mutant, Agent Harrison.
Harrison: It could be an alien that shed its skin. According to Agent Mulder's case reports they leave behind a mucus-like residue when they, ah, you don't think it's that either. I'll take a sample of this and have it sent to the lab for comparison.
Doggett: That's good thinking, Agent Harrison.
Doggett: Let me guess - Deputy Director Kersh handed you this job, filling in for Agent Scully.
Harrison: Yes, yes he did.
Doggett: I don't know how to tell you this, Agent Harrison. You're being used. Deputy Director Kersh is no friend of the X-Files.
Harrison: I don't think you understand something, Agent Doggett. I begged for this assignment.
Doggett: You begged for it.
Harrison: I was in accounting. I processed Agents Mulder and Scully's travel expenses.
Doggett: Then you are qualified.
(On the phone)
Scully: Mulder, what are you doing?
Mulder: Spitting sunflower shells onto Herman Stites' driveway. What are you doing?
Mulder: Seems like old times, Scully. Seeing you in scrubs again, slicing, and dicing...
Doggett: Agent Harrison... Take the safety off.
Harrison: So it's not someone, it's something?... God, this really is an X-File, isn't it?
Leyla Harrison: Can I ask you something?
Leyla Harrison: When you went to Antarctica to save Agent Scully from being taken by that spaceship and you ran out of gas in your Sno-cat. How did you get back?
Scully: Um, well, first of all, it was never actually proven that it was a spaceship...
Mulder: It wasn't?
Scully: Well, no, what happened was that we fell off of something that...
Scully: ...that rose out of the ice.
Mulder: Well what do you think that was?
Scully: Well, I don't know what it was. But we never got, we didn't actually get to see a spaceship.
Mulder: I can't believe that you're saying it's not a spaceship.
Scully: Well, it couldn't have been a spaceship.
Mulder: 'Course it was a spaceship.
Scully: Well, we don't know it was a spaceship. But you don't have a picture of it or anything.
Mulder: You know it was a spaceship. You saw it.
Scully: No, no, no, no, remember, I was unconscious and when I woke up there was no spaceship.
Mulder: Now, come on, Scully. It was a spaceship.
Scully: Mulder, n-n-n-no. And you were frozen, and I hugged you until you weren't frozen anymore...
Mulder: You re-gifted.
Mulder: Oprah, I watch a lot of Oprah.
Dr. Stites had been reading The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Mankind by Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin. The title of the book provides a reference to the title of the first episode of the seventh season.
When Scully is cleaning out her desk, the penny & dime was from "Dreamland I & II", the dog tag was from her dog she got in "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
Much like a real fan of the show, Leyla is full of information about the X-Files and makes references to several cases including Squeeze/Tooms (the liver eating mutant), The Beginning (an alien who sheds its skin), and Detour (the subterranean men). In the end she asks Mulder about how he saved Scully from the spaceship, referring to the feature movie.
Agent Leyla Harrison was named for X-Files fan Leyla Harrison, whose life was tragically cut short in February 2001 when she lost her battle with skin cancer.
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