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Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Nurse Michelle Charters
In reality, ibotenic acid is a psychoactive substance found in mushroom fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) but, if ingested orally, most of it is converted into an alkaloid, Muscimol. Most, if not all, ibotenic acid is actually converted to muscimol during the preparation process and in the receiver's liver. Therefore, toxicology would have shown trace amounts of muscimol, not ibotenic acid, in the patients' blood.
In the scene where Charters is attacked, the pillow on the bed changes sides.
Gung refers to his "prefecture", which is the name for a district in China, but is eventually repatriated to Malaysia where there are no prefectures.
Mulder: Whatever tape you found in the VCR isn't mine.
Scully: Good, because I put it back in the drawer with all of the other tapes that aren't yours.
Mr. Arden: (to Scully) If I told you you were a very pretty woman and I would like to show you some affection, would you be offended? Huh? (turns to Mulder) Oh, I didn't mean to step on your toes there.
Mulder: I think you're right, Scully.
Mulder: What's been happening is the result of the medication, but not the medication the Doctor's been giving them.
Scully: Mulder, mushrooms aren't medication. They taste good on hamburgers, but they don't raise the dead.
Mulder: Shamans have used them for centuries to gain entrance to the spirit world.
Scully: I think you've been reading too much Carlos Castaneda.
Mulder: Ask any anthropologist then.
Scully: I know --- a shaman gets intoxicated, he has dreams or hallucinations, and he interprets them. I don't think it's any more magical than that.
Mulder: I don't know how else to explain what's happening here.
Scully: Well, I think, if anything, these mushrooms are a poison to the system and I think that's what killed Hal Arden.
Mulder: And raped Michelle Charters and killed those two orderlies? Something's been unleashed here, Scully. I don't know how to explain it, but it has something to do with those pills.
Mulder: I...I think you're looking too hard, Scully, for something that's not there. I think Michelle Charters concocted this story to get out of a job she hates.
Scully: Her lip required 13 stitches. The blow to her head resulted in a subdural hematoma. That's quite a concoction.
Scully: What if there's a connection?
Mulder: Between the rape case and the Alzheimer's? When they're not drawing childlike pictures they're brutal sex offenders?
Scully: Dr. Grago's therapy produces acetylcholine. Too much cholinergic activity causes a psychotic state similar to schizophrenia.
Mulder: You think that Michelle Charters was raped by a 74-year-old schizophrenic?
Scully: It's possible.
Mulder: An invisible 74-year-old schizophrenic?
Scully: Well, maybe it's not in the medication. Maybe it's the place itself.
Mulder: Are you saying that the building's haunted? If you are, you've been working with me for too long, Scully.
Scully: I'm talking about an environmental reason behind what's happening there. Even the disinfectant couldn't mask that smell. Who knows what's breeding behind the walls or in the sub-structure. Some fungal contaminants have been known to cause delusions, dementia, violent behavior.
Scully: What do you think, Mulder?
Mulder: About the guy's plumbing?
Scully: About his story.
Mulder: I think this will turn out to be a huge waste of time just like all the other X-Files on entity rape. Unsubstantiated phenomena.
Scully: But in a substantiated crime.
Mulder: I have several X-Files that document similar cases.
Scully: I know. I've been here since 6:00 this morning going through them.
Mulder: Well, then you know none of them have ever been substantiated.
Scully: Not surprisingly.
Mulder: Given the emotional and psychological violence of rape, the face or identity of the attacker is often blurred or erased from memory. That he could be perceived as invisible is a logical leap for me.
Scully: Yes. But this case is different.
Scully: The victim has filed a lawsuit against the government. She seems to be certain who the spirit being is.
Scully: This is Michelle Charters. She's a registered nurse at a convalescent home in Worchester, Massachusetts.
Mulder: What happened to her?
Scully: According to Miss Charters, she was raped. The abrasions and contusions here would be consistent with her claims as would be the medical report which cites the kind of injury and tearing associated with sexual trauma.
Mulder: Where did you get this? Violent Crimes?
Scully: No. The woman made the video herself. It seems that no one will believe her story.
Mulder: Why not?
Scully: Because she claims to have been raped by an invisible entity. A spirit being.
Nurse Charters: Okay. Party's over, gents.
Stan: Why'd you do that?
Nurse Charters: 'Cause rules are rules, Stan. And I'm the Queen Bitch around here.
Hal: Gung said we could watch the rest of the fight.
Nurse Charters: Well, do I look like Gung to you?
Hal: No. You got a better figure.
Hal: If I attacked that nurse, I should be in the Guinness record book. I'm 74 years old. I've got plumbing older than this building...(opens his robe to show them)...and it don't work much better either.
Mulder: Thank you for sharing.
Hal: I may have one foot in the grave, but I certainly can't fly down hallways spreading amore.
Hal: If that's how it's like in heaven (ghosts being able to have sex with nurses), oh please God take me now.
In the original script it was implied that the nurse who was attacked, Michelle, was a lesbian.
'Excelsis Dei' is Latin for "Glory of God".
Scully: I think you've been reading too much Carlos Castenada.
Carlos Castenada was the author of a controversial series of books that described his training in Native American Shamanism.
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