The X Files: I Want to Believe

Synopsis: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Chris Carter
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Give 'em room!

Hold the line, gentlemen! Look left, look right!

Hold the line!

It's here. It's here.

Calm down, buddy!

Let him go!

Let him go! Let him go!

Easy. Easy. Let him go! Let him go!


Here! It's here!

It's here!

I've gone over the charts you've sent...

... and consulted another neurologist, who works with me here. We are alarmed by two things.

The deificiency in lipid metabolism and severely diminished enzyme output.

Right. That's exactly right.

Both indicate Lysosomal Storage Illness

Are you the boy's primary physician, Doctor...?

Scully. Dana Scully.

And you tested his lysosome function?

I think you have all my results there, doctor.

My fear is that it's a Type-2 degenerative brain disease like...

...Sandhoff Disease. That his enzymes aren't clearing the lypids from his brain, causing atrophy.

If you suspect Sandhoff Disease, I'd test the boy's levels of hexasaminidase.

I've done that. What I am looking for here, doctor, is a course of treatment.

There is no treatment for Sandhoff.

If there were, I'm sure you'd tell me.

Hi, Christian. How are you feeling?

Okay, Dr. Scully. How about you?

Me? I'm doing just fine, thank you

You get some outside opinions?


We're gonna do some more tests.

Dana Scully?

Doctor Scully, I'm looking for Fox Mulder.

- Special Agent Drummer. I'm with...

- I can guess who you're with.

The FBI urgently needs to speak with Fox Mulder.

I don't work with Fox Mulder any longer. I don't work with the FBI...

If you could contact him...

... it might just save the life of an FBI agent.

What's up, Doc?

You've become awfully trusting, Mulder...

... for a man wanted by the FBI.

Eyes in the back of my head, Scully. "Auf einer Wellenlange" the Germans say.

It's a precognitive state often confused with simple human intuition...

... in which the brain perceives deep logic, underlying transitory human existence, unaided by the conscious mind,...

... materializing much as you did just now.

Although if you'd actually materialized, you'd be rapidly dematerializing.

But who believes that crap anymore?

Well, they do at the FBI, apparently. I had a visitor today, Mulder.

THE FBI wants your help finding a missing agent.

I hope you told them to go screw themselves?

They say 'all is forgiven'.

That they'll drop all charges against you if you come in and help them solve this case.

The FBI will forgive me?

They put me on trial on bogus charges and tried to discredit ...

... a decade of my work. They should be asking me for my forgiveness, Scully.

I think they are. Desperately.

How can I possibly help these people?

Someone's come forward with some promising evidence.

A psychic, he claims.

It's a trick, Scully, to smoke me out.

If the FBI wanted to get you, I've no doubt that they could.

I think they'd just be happy to have you out of their hair.

Good, because I'd be just as happy having them out of mine.

A young agent's life is at stake.

Mulder, I know I don't have to say this, but it could have been you once.

Or me.

You know, the truth is, I worry about you...

... and the effects of long-term isolation.

I'm fine here.

I'm happy as a clam.

I'll tell them your answer.

(Whispers) Shit.

Okay, I'll go...

... under one condition.

Thanks for the lift!

Don't thank me! I didn't send it!

Wait here.

Come in.

Excuse me. They're here.

Thanks for making this happen. I am special agent in charge Whitney.

Dana Scully

Fox Mulder, I believe?

I know this is awkward, but welcome back. My team and I appreciate your trust.

Well, trust being what it is, what if I can't help you? Or your agent turns up dead?

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Frank Spotnitz

Frank Spotnitz (born 17 November 1960) is an American television writer and producer, Chief Executive of Big Light Productions. more…

All Frank Spotnitz scripts | Frank Spotnitz Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this The X Files: I Want to Believe script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"The X Files: I Want to Believe" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 4 Jun 2020. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

The X Files: I Want to Believe

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.