1X19 Darkness Falls
Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Joe Napolitano
Original Broadcast: AU: 23.06.1994 US: 15.04.1994
Episode Availability: DVD: AU CA UK US
Special Agent Dana Scully · Gillian Anderson
Special Agent Fox Mulder · David Duchovny
Larry Moore · Jason Beghe
Bob Perkins · Barry Greene
Clean-Suited Man · David Hay
Steve Humphreys · Tom O'Rourke
Dyer · Ken Tremblett
Doug Spinney · Titus Welliver
Mulder pulls some strings to be assigned to a case involving the disappearance of 30 loggers in Washington state. They discover that the loggers, in illegally cutting down a tree, faced a punishment far worse than what the judicial system would have done. Now the two agents must try to avoid the same dark fate.
Mulder: "Take a good look, Scully."
Scully: "What am I looking at?"
Mulder: "30 loggers working a clear-cutting contract in Washington state. Rugged, manly men in the full bloom of their manhood."
Scully: "Right, what am I looking for?"
Mulder: "Anything strange, unexplainable, unlikely... boyfriend?"
Scully: "And you suspect what? Bigfoot?"
Mulder: "Not likely. That's a lot of flannel to be choking down even for Bigfoot. Come on, Scully. It will be a nice trip to the forest."
[Inspecting the radiator of a vehicle that has been filled with rice]
Scully: "Well, you're right about one thing."
Mulder: "What's that?"
Scully: "It definitely wasn't Bigfoot."
[Inspecting the desiccated loggers corpse found in the cocoon]
Scully: "It's a male."
Larry Moore: "I'd say it's some kind of spider's nest or insect cocoon."
Scully: "What kind of an insect could have gotten a man all the way up in that tree?"
Mulder: "Itsy bitsy spider..."
Doug Spinney: "If we stand around here talking, there'll be nothing left to say. I'd start thinking about getting that generator started. Darkness is our enemy."
Doug Spinney: "You don't want to go out in the night. Take my word on that. It's out there."
Steve Humphreys: "What? I go out that door, something's going to attack me, eat me alive and spin me in its web?"
Doug Spinney: "Yes."
Steve Humphreys: "What, it's too polite to come in here and get me?"
Doug Spinney: "For some reason it's afraid of the light."
Scully: "What do you think?"
Mulder: "I think I'm going to suggest we sleep with the lights on."
Scully: "These bugs aren't moving any more. They're either dead or they're asleep."
Doug Spinney: "It's the light. They don't like the light."
Scully: "That's weird. I mean usually bugs are attracted to the light."
Doug Spinney: "These obviously are not your ordinary bugs, to say the least."
Mulder: "There's actually this lake where they've discovered a kind of an amoeba that can literally suck a man's brains out."
Scully: "Oh, brain sucking amoeba."
Mulder: "And I told her it would be a nice trip to the forest."
Mulder: "And if they're not..."
Clean-Suited Man: "That is not an option, Mr Mulder."