Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Assistant Director Walter Skinner
At one point Mulder mentions Helsinki syndrome which is, in fact, an incorrect name for Stockholm syndrome.
16:26 The wires for the explosive packs - "Squibs", is visible on the floor.
Gary Lambert: Who are you, anyway?
Mulder: My name is Mulder.
Gary Lambert: You said that already. What are you doing here?
Mulder: Applying for a job.
Gary Lambert: Oh man, did you come to the wrong place.
Mulder: I get that.
Mulder: "To hide in the light" or "hiding in the light" -- some form of that. I think it's in an old case file somewhere that I've got hidden away.
Scully: Which one? There's hundreds.
Mulder: I'm not sure, but- I appreciate it.
Skinner: Agent Mulder, think very carefully about the next words that come
out of your mouth.
Mulder: (after having been hospitalized): Five years, Scully. You must have seen this coming.
Zombie Nurse: Sleep tight. Don't let the bedbugs bite.
Mulder: You have to be willing to see.
Scully: I wish it were that simple.
Mulder: Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet ever will. You're my one in five billion.
Mulder: Scully, on the risk of you telling me 'I told you so', I think it's time for you to get down here and help me.
Scully: I told you so.
Mulder: It's a phrase, 'Hiding in the Light'. It's on this tape that I'm looking into.
Scully: On the case that's a total waste of time?
Mulder: Yes, and I didn't say that it wasn't.
Mulder: I must have done something to piss him off.
Scully: What do you mean?
Mulder: Get stuck with this jerk-off assignment. Or have I finally reached that 'magic' point in my career where every time somebody see Bigfoot or the Virgin Mary on a tortilla, I get called out of my basement ward to offer my special insight on the matter.
Scully: You're saying "I" a lot. I heard "We".
Mulder: Because the manifesto contains bizarre overtones? Claims of a... paranormal nature?
Skinner: It speaks of a monster stalking employees. Your insight into such claims should aid in assessing the threat if any posed by this person.
Mulder: Monsters? I'm your guy.
Brian Markinson, who plays Gary Lambert, also plays another character in the X-Files, Tony Fiore in "Born Again".
The monster suit on-set wasn't scary at all. Some serious post-production work had to be done to up the scare-level of the monster and avoid the episode becoming a comedy.
Some good use of continuity: Mulder's fingers, which were injured in the previous episode, "The Pine Bluff Variant", are still bandaged in this episode.
The agent in charge of the hostage situation, Agent Rice, is named for writer Vince Gilligan's girlfriend, Holly Rice.
When Scully calls Mulder to tell him about the X-File involving "hiding in the light", she says that the case was from August 9th, 1992. August 9th is also Gillian Anderson's birthday.
As Scully quotes during the episode, 'Folie a Deux' is a French saying which translates into: "A Madness Shared By Two".
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