Mulder: Mr. Dales, if you and your brother have really known about this bounty hunter and plans for colonization for the last 50 years, why the hell wouldn't you have told anybody?
Dales: Nobody'd believe me.
Mulder: I would have believed you.
Dales: You weren't... ripe.
Mulder: (Incredulously) Not ripe? LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING: I have been ripe for years. I am way past ripe! I'm so ripe I'm rotten!