Review By: Cerasi J.
“E.T.’s not real…”
All right! Finally, a new episode of FRVS! This
long-awaited episode was worth the four-month hiatus! When we last
met our heroes, Marita was throwing them on a plane bound for London.
And just when the passagers think they’ll be able to get some
sleep… their worst nightmare appears… Mulder. After
a spoiler-dropping conversation with Steven Spielberg Mulder’s
big mouth gets the trouble started. The first bubble to be burst
is Monica’s, when she learns of whom Marita is really marrying.
The hours before the big day are growing slimer,
and it’s in those hours when Marita’s true colors are
revealed, as well as Westley’s true intentions! It starts
when Westley asks Doggett to use his super grammar skills to write
him a speech. But as pre-wedding tentions arise between would-be
bride Marita and heart-broken Monica, Scully and Doggett are discovering
some tentions of their own! Will Marita have the wedding of her
dreams? Or will Mulder decide to show up dressed as Langley with
the remains of a fried egg sandwich all over his face? Check out
this great new episode to find out! =)
Title: "European Voyage: Family
Series: FRVS - Episode #100a
Written by: Kristi & Cassie
Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series
Air Date: 7 July 2003
Date Written: 1-2, 12-15, 19 January; 20-21 March; 20, 23 June 2003
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
Disclaimer: "The X-Files" and its characters belong to 20th Century FOX Broadcasting. If you recognize it, it's not our own creation. Original characters belong to Cassie and Kristi (FRVS).
Author's Note: In the beginning, we never thought about
how big this series would get for us. And now, because of our readers,
our love for writing, and the internet, we have the beginning of our
100th episode of "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series. This episode
is dedicated to all of our loyal fans, who - for some reason or another
- decided to spend their time on the internet reading our crap. We thank
you from the very bottom of our hearts and souls.
Summary: The Covarrubias and Follmer families prepare
for the union of their children Marita and Bradley.
RECAP: 5x22 "British Airways Flight 329"
- Marita drags the gang to London, England so they can be at her wedding
to "Westley". Unbeknownst to us and everyone else, but beknownst
to Mulder, he knows who Westley is: Brad Follmer. He blurts this out
and Monica attacks him to find out if what he said was true, and so
begins their Euopean Voyage...
Monica is still at Mulder's throat. He's
still unconscious on the floor.
Mulder! What did you say?!
Mon', get off of him!
Scully and Doggett get out of their seats
to get Monica off of Mulder.
The mean stewardess is approaching them.
She does not look happy at this situation.
Doggett pulls Monica off of Mulder.
Get it together soldier!
But… he said…
The mean stewardess comes up to them.
Ma'am… if you don't-
Johnny… my life is over…
The stewardess seems irritated with her.
Doggett puts her in a seat. She's calmed, yet stunned, lost and confused.
Doggett turns his attention back to Mulder.
Scully is checking to make sure he is ok.
Sir, if you don't keep your sister
in check, someone might get
hurt. We can't have her sudden
out bursts, or her running up and
down the aisles. (beat) And as for him…
She points to Mulder - the impossible
thoughts of containing him are frustrating and mind-boggling. The
stewardess shakes her head in frustration and walks away.
Mulder comes to on the ground.
Mulder? Are you ok?
E.T. isn't real…
He sits up, shakes his head and goes to
his seat. Scully and Doggett share a look and shrug their shoulders.
They take their seats, and turn their
attention back to Monica.
Mon'? You ok?
No answer from Monica.
I'm a little confused. What happened?
Doggett turns to Scully.
Basically, Mulder let it slip
who this mysterious Westley guy is.
What does this have
to do with Monica?
He's Brad Follmer.
Scully's eyes widen.
I can't believe I never
made the connection…
Doggett thinks, but doesn't get what she's
What connection Monica?
His birth name is Westley.
(beat) Bradley Markus
Doggett has a thought.
Mon'… I don't mean to be
insensitive when I say this
but, you and Mr. Follmer aren't together.
Monica looks at him blankly.
In case you haven't noticed,
Brad and I are dating again.
Doggett nods, understanding now why Monica
is acting this way.
(to no one really)
Why didn't he tell me…
Across the aisle we notice Marita has
woken up. She sits up right and stretches her arms.
Monica's eyes catch her.
And little Marita Lynn…
Monica glares at Marita. Doggett and Scully
follow her glare. They see Marita looking oh-so innocent. It's almost
as if she knows what just happened, for she looks over at them, gives
a little wave and smiles nauseatingly innocent and sweat.
I can't believe her…
Doggett and Scully look back at Monica.
(re: evil look on Monica's face)
What? (beat) I mean, besides
the obvious, what else did she
do? I've never seen that evil
look in your eyes before…
She asked me to be her Maid
of Honor, knowing damn well
about Brad and I.
She'll do things like that…
She's done this to you?
All my life she has done things
like this. Not exactly like this,
but stealing my boyfriends from
me, and then having the nerve
to say it was my fault.
Doggett looks at her questioningly.
(reading his look)
You know, saying that I stole
them from her when she wasn't
even with anyone.
Doggett looks over at Marita. She doesn't
seem like that kind of person…
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - 7:45 PM - 3RD
Doggett and Scully are in the hallway
that is elegantly dressed with expensive décor. Doggett and Scully
are in front of a closed door. Scully knocks.
Monica, please open the door.
Monica Isabella Reyes, don't make
me break down this door. (beat) And
don't think I can't smell that cigarette.
And the vodka.
INT. GUEST BEDROOM
Monica has a bottle of vodka and a cigarette
in her hand. She's pacing the room. The door is once again pounded
Monica stops pacing, and approaches the
door. She does not open it.
No! I have no reason!
She takes a big swig of vodka.
INT. HALLWAY - CON'T
Doggett is getting frustrated with Monica.
She puts her hand on his shoulder.
She just had her heart crushed.
Maybe she needs to be alone for a bit.
(trying to calm himself)
She's smoking, drinking, and clearly
not in a rational mind.
John, she's locked up in her
room. I'm sure she'll be fine.
Doggett gives her a doubtful look.
Ok. (beat) Monica?
I don't want to hear your
'I told you' so's.
That's not what I was doing,
and I'm not going to do that.
(beat) We're going to dinner.
Please don't do anything stupid, ok?
She'll be fine, John.
Let's let her be.
Scully starts walking away, she slowly
turns and looks at Doggett who is still standing in front of the door.
(mother commanding a child)
Doggett walks away from the door and continues
with Scully down the hall.
She'll be fine.
What's the worst that could happen?
She wakes up with a hangover. And
I'm sure it won't be the first time.
As they continue down the hall they pass
a dark room. After they pass, out steps Alex Krycek…
He watches them go down the hall. Once
they are out of view, he looks down the other end of the hall at Monica's
room. He cautiously makes his way down the hall towards her room…
INT. DINING HALL - 8 PM
Think of a dining hall you'd be likely
to see in an elaborate film about royalty. Bit table, the chairs are
spaced out away from each other so that Daddy C (aka: The Well Manicured
Man), Marita, Brad (who isn't there yet), Skinner, Scully, Doggett,
Mulder, Krycek and Monica are spread out evenly around the entire
Mulder is sitting in his chair across
from Krycek's chair, but Krycek is not there yet… if at all. Next
to Mulder to his left sits Scully. He happily turns to her.
I can't believe rich British folk
toss food at each other to pass
food around the table…
Scully gives him a look.
Mulder, don't you dare.
Did you say… dare?
He winks at her and grins, but not the
good kind of grin.
Across from Scully is Doggett. He sits
alone on his side of the table. He looks around at the placement cards
to see who he is suppose to be sitting next to. To his right is Brad
Follmer, and to his left is Alex Krycek. Next to Krycek is Monica.
Doggett looks over to Scully. Scully is
keeping a side eye on Mulder to make sure he doesn't misbehave.
Scully looks over at him.
I don't know.
Scully looks over to Mulder who, for once,
is acting like a grown up.
Mulder looks over with a stupid grin on
Do you know where Alex is?
Mulder shrugs his shoulders. He doesn't
know. Scully looks over at Doggett and shakes her head "no". No one
knows where Krycek is.
Just then, the doors to the room open
and in walks Brad Follmer. He looks exhausted, having just gotten
off the plane.
Marita jumps out of her seat, grabbing
all the attention in the room. She skips over to Brad.
Oh darling! I'm so glad
you have finally arrived!
She kisses him on the cheek. Brad obviously
forces a smile as Daddy C (aka: The Well-Manicured Man) and Mr. and
Mrs. Follmer approach them.
Can't say I can say the same.
Marita heard his words, but decides she's
going to ignore them and put on her act. She puts her arms around
him and nuzzles her head against his chest.
Brad, it's good to see you again.
They shake hands.
Son, we're glad you decided to
come. After all, you are getting
married soon, and to such a lovely
Marita puts on her overly sweet smile.
Yes, I'm thrilled.
James Follmer gives his son a pat on the
back and leaves to go back to his seat.
Rebecca Follmer, Brad's mother, gives
him a reluctant hug.
It's been a long time.
Brad forces a smile. He doesn't want to
be here, and it shows.
Maybe not long enough.
He starts to walk away from her, but she
I'm truly sorry, Bradley. But you know you
have to go through with this. That other girl
wouldn't fit into the family. You know that.
Brad says nothing, knowing his mother
doesn't mean a word of what she says, and takes a seat next to the
Well-Manicured Man (at the head of the table) and Doggett. Doggett
looks over at him. Brad says nothing, he doesn't even acknowledge
Brad looks over, but says nothing.
Why didn't you-
-Monica's not here, right?
She's in her room.
Brad says nothing. The WMM stands up with
his wine glass and taps it with a fork to get everyone's attention.
He speaks to everyone.
Hello, and welcome to my home. I
understand that most of you are tired
from your journey, so I won't make this long.
He sets his glass down.
I'm sure you have all been informed as to
why you have all been invited here, but
incase you haven't…
He glances over at Mulder, who is balancing
his spoon on his nose…
We're all here to celebrate the upcoming
marriage of Marita Lynn Covarrubias and
Bradley Markus Westley Follmer.
Marita smiles happily.
I only have a few questions for our
happy love birds.
Brad rolls his eyes. It's probably a good
thing he hasn't eaten yet…
First of all, who have you decided to
be your Maid of Honor, Marita? I'm
guessing you asked Dana.
Actually, my Maid of Honor
hasn't joined us yet.
Brad glares at her knowing who hasn't
shown up for dinner…
Yes, she isn't here yet. (looks
directly at Brad) Monica Reyes
will be my Maid of Honor.
She gives a sweet devious smile directly
Oh, that's wonderful. (beat) Brad,
who have you asked to be your Best Man?
The WWM and his parents don't know how
to react to that. All eyes are on Brad, hoping that maybe he will
choose his best man now, however he doesn't. Instead:
Will you excuse me?
He gets up from the table and leaves the
room. Doggett watches him leave.
And with that, he gets up and leaves the
INT. HALLWAY - CON'T
Brad is walking fast away from the dining
hall. Doggett exits, looks both ways, sees Brad and goes in his direction,
trying to catch up.
Brad keeps walking.
What do you want, Mr. Doggett?
Doggett catches up with him and stops him.
Don't 'Mr. Doggett' me, Brad.
Brad says nothing, and waits for him to
What are you going to do?
Well, isn't it obvious? I'm
throwing my life away.
I mean, right now.
Right now? (beat) I don't
know maybe hang myself?
Seriously? (beat) I don't know. I
was thinking of going to talk to
Monica, but to be honest, I don't
think I can face her right now, given
that I didn't tell her about this, and
she's probably pissed at me. (beat)
No, knowing Monica, she is pissed at me.
There's a beat of silence.
Could you do me a favor
and be my best man?
Doggett looks at him confused about how
they got on this topic.
I want someone there that
can give a good speech about
why I'm not coming.
If you don't mind, I have a few
things I have to do. Could you check
on Monica and find out on a scale how
pissed she is at me?
Brad walks away down the hall. Doggett
goes to the nearest elevator and presses the up button.
INT. 3RD FLOOR HALLWAY
The elevator dings open and Doggett walks
out and down the hall.
He stops in his tracks when he sees Monica's
door open and Alex Krycek steps out. He's on his cell phone, his back
(thinking he's hot stuff)
Yeah, I'm now da man! (beat)
Yeah, I just finished jamming Mon', so
that means I won. (beat) Well I
already got Scully when she was eight, and
I've had Marita before. (beat) What do you mean?
(beat) You mean I have to get them after
we made the bet?! (beat) No… that's not a
problem for me because I'm da man.
(beat) Yeah, ok. I'll inform you once I've
gotten the other two. Ciao.
He clicks off his cell phone. He still
hasn't noticed Doggett, but Doggett heard his phone call and is not
happy with Alex Krycek "jamming" his best friend while she's under
You know… I'm still a bit horney…
and I think she needs more of
my Russian Love Gun…
He laughs a perverted laugh, but stops
immediately when Doggett taps him on the shoulder. He turns around,
still believing he's "hot stuff".
Oh hey Doggman. What's up?
Without wasting another beat, Doggett
punches Krycek in the face. Krycek falls to the ground.
Owie! What the hell was that for?
That was for taking advantage of
a woman while she's intoxicated,
you sick son-of-a-bitch.
He punches him again, this time knocking
Doggett looks into Monica's dark room.
No sign that she's awake. He goes in to check on her.
INT. MONICA'S GUEST BEDROOM
Monica is laying on the bed, covered only
by sheets. Two empty vodka bottles are on the floor near the bed.
She's out cold.
EXT. BALCONY - 9PM
Marita has put on her silk white pajamas.
Her hair has pink curlers all over it. She is admiring the flowers
that decorate her bedroom balcony. She lets out a happy sigh and smiles
up at the stars in the sky.
Starlight. Star bright. First star I
see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I
might have this wish I wish tonight:
That I am the happiest most special
and beautiful girl in the universe and I
wish that I am happier than my friends
Monica and Dana Katherine.
Scully coughs behind Marita, startling
I thought when you wish upon
a star you could only make one wish.
Oh you silly girl-
Why, whatever do you mean?
What are you trying to do?
Hurt Monica more by asking
her to be your Maid of Honor,
and more specifically by agreeing
to this age-old betrothal crap?
(proud and innocent)
She put in "Austin Powers" when
it was Baby Girl Night.
Scully gives her the "you're shitting
Marita smiles at Scully, happy that she
(in shock of her reason)
Marita's expression turns to a glare.
NO IT ISN'T!
Marita and Scully turn around to see John
Doggett in the doorway, having just witnessed Marita's little explosion.
I need to talk to you outside.
Scully rushes to his side, just as they
Scully stops Doggett from responding to
EXT. HALLWAY - CON'T
Dana shuts the door to Marita's room.
Thanks for saving me. Do you
know why Marita asked Mon' to
be her Maid of Honor?
I need your help.
Writing a speech for why
Brad won't be at his wedding.
Gee, I thought not wanting
to marry Marita was enough?
These people want it to happen.
They don't understand.
Scully nods understanding.
They head down the hallway to go write
the speech. As they walk, they pass Krycek, who is still knocked out
on the ground.
What happened to him?
He took advantage of Monica.
He did what?
Yeah, I saw him leaving her room
on the phone telling someone that
he, and I quote, "jammed" her.
Scully's mouth drops open, appauled. She
looks down at him in shock.
After I knocked him out, I
went in to check on Mon',
and guess what I found?
Two empty vodka bottles
and Mon' out cold.
Ooh, she is not going
to be happy when she wakes up.
And not just because she has a hangover.
INT. DOGGETT'S ROOM
Doggett is sitting at a desk and Scully
is pacing behind him. Doggett has a pen in his hand and a pad of paper
in front of him.
Ok, I've got it.
Doggett gets ready to write.
Ladies and gentlemen of the gallery…
Doggett looks up at her in question.
Or just "Ladies and gentlemen."
She shrugs, and he waits.
We regret- wait, who's going
to be reading this?
Scully looks at him, puzzlement in her
Since when do you help Mr. Follmer?
What do you mean?
I thought you hate him. Remember
how you trained Buddy to growl at him?
He doesn't answer. Scully looks at him
and reads him.
Oh… you're helping him
because you guys really are friends…
There is a hesitated beat as the answer
is easily read on his face. Scully smiles.
Ok. So what if we're friends.
We have to write this.
Does Monica know? Because she
thinks you two hate each other. Don't
you remember that one time she made
you guys hang out together so you would
get along, but instead you both ended up
over at our apartment.
Well then it's obvious, Mon'
doesn't know. (beat) Can we
write this now?
Why won't you tell her?
Doggett lets out a sigh.
Because I've told her I've
always hated him and that
I always will hate him.
That's kind of stupid. Don't
you see how much it hurts
her that you hate him?
(ignoring the current topic)
Anyway… "Ladies and gentlemen,
I regret to inform you…"
Ok. (beat) I regret to inform you,
but Brad Follmer will not be
coming today because he doesn't
want to marry a loon like Marita Lynn-"
Scratch the "loon like Marita Lynn" part,
and put "because he is not in love with
Marita Lynn and doesn't want to waste
his life in misery like his parents did."
No wait, scratch out the "waste his
life in misery like his parents did", and
put "he doesn't want to waste his life
by marrying a woman he doesn't love
because he is in love with Monica Reyes.
Doggett writes. Scully leans over his
Hon', you might now want to
say "The end" at the end of your speech.
She smiles at him as he scratches out
"The end" on his note pad.
Ok, so this is what I have: "Ladies
and gentlemen, I regret to inform
you, but Brad Follmer will not be
coming today because he is not in
love with Marita Lynn and doesn't want
to waste his life by marrying a woman
he doesn't love because he is in love
with Monica Reyes."
Sounds good to me. (beat) Ok, so tomorrow
is the day before the wedding. My mother and
sister are arriving at Heathrow in the morning,
then that afternoon we're going to go pick up Marita's mother.
Her mother doesn't live at home?
That's right, you don't know…
He looks at her questioningly.
Her mother, Lynn, has been in
a mental institute since 1971.
What is she there for?
Psychotic disorder. She loses contact
with reality, much like Marita does now
and then, ya know… has irrational ideas
and distorted perceptions.
Like believing that this wedding
is actually going to happen.
Yeah… when her mother told off
the Queen, that's when Daddy C
decided it was time to take her in
to get help.
Told off the Queen?
Yeah, she told the Queen that she
had to step down from the throne
and allow her to rule England because
she knew better than some inbred hick…
Doggett blinks in disbelief. Off that…
EXT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - THE GARDENS
Mulder and Skinner are walking around
this gigantic garden and they see a gigantic maze…
Mulder, this is ridiculous.
No it isn't.
There is no way you saw the Easter Bunny.
Yes I did. Besides, how can you say
that my eyes didn't see the Easter Bunny?
I don't see you looking through my eyes.
Mulder sticks his tongue out at Skinner.
(mumbles under breath)
This is the first time I wish I were
in a Brotherhood meeting, listening
to Kersh sing "Barbie Girl" and dancing
on top of the desk, wearing-
-Are you saying something, Walt?
Don't call me that.
What's the Brotherhood?
Mulder shrugs his shoulders and looks under
This is stupid.
I think he went into the maze.
You just want to go get lost.
No… I swear, I saw the Easter
Bunny go into the maze.
Mulder starts to make his way into the
maze… leaving Skinner all alone.
Mulder disappears out of his view.
(from somewhere inside the maze)
Come on Walt… it's dark and scary
all alone out there… and I know how
much you dislike the dark…
Paranoid, Skinner looks around… then carefully
makes his way into the maze to find Mulder.
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - MONICA'S GUEST
Since Alex Krycek has been a bad boy,
and no one trust him, especially Doggett and Scully, they have decided
to stay in Monica's room. That way, if she's still in her mood from
when they last saw her, they can stop her from doing anything stupid.
Doggett and Scully are sitting on Monica's
bed, with Monica in between them. They are having a staring contest.
Doggett is staring Scully down with an intense stare. Scully blinks.
A few seconds ago.
You have to blink.
Not in a staring contest.
That's not fair.
That's the essence of
a staring contest.
They look down at Monica. She is holding
You ok, Mon'?
What the hell do you think?
I just drank two bottles of vodka,
and those were pretty darn big bottles.
Scully looks on the ground and picks up
one of the bottles. Scully holds it up.
Imported from Russia.
She shuts her eyes.
I feel ill.
You gonna throw up?
Maybe, but not because of the
vodka… because of… him.
Him? I take it you
know what happened?
Monica shakes her head "yes".
What asshole takes advantage
of a woman in the state I was in?
I remember… I was so hammered…
I let him. (beat) I feel ill… When I find
him tomorrow, I'm gonna kick his ass
for giving me that vodka.
John already took him out.
I don't care. I have to. (beat)
Dana, you've slept with him,
why is it that he can only say
"I'm da man"? It's stupid.
Dana shrugs. Who knows why Krycek does
half the things he does…
He has no reason to call
himself "da man", do you
know how small he is?
Anyway… you better get some more
sleep, Mon'. You'll have a hangover
tomorrow, if not now…
Is Brad here, and why
didn't he tell me about this?
He's here, and I don't know why he
didn't tell you. Maybe he thought you
wouldn't need to know because he's
not going to marry Marita.
Marita… I can't believe her! Asking
me to be her maid of honor when
she knows about Brad and I! What
the hell is her problem?
She's done things like this in the past.
Don't you remember me telling you how
she's done things like this to me my whole life?
So he's not going to marry her?
Scully nods her head.
John and I wrote the speech to tell everyone.
Scully looks at Doggett. Maybe he should
inform her that he and Brad are friends. Monica looks at Doggett for
Because… he knows I'm good at speeches.
(happy and smiling)
Are you guys friends?
(serious, and may come off mean)
Monica's smile fades and she leans back
in her bed, very disappointed. Scully hits Doggett on the back of
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - FOYER - 9AM
The front door opens and Marita, Brad,
Well-Manicured Man, Maggie Scully, Melissa Scully, and Scully enter.
The limousine chauffeur is behind them, carrying suitcases.
Maggie Scully looks over the room.
Not much has changed since
the last time I was here, Joe.
I thought everything looked nice where it was.
Maggie and the Well-Manicured Man (aka:
Daddy C, and now… Joe?!) share a smile. Scully takes a suitcase from
(to Maggie and Melissa)
I'll show you guys to your room.
She heads up the staircase, struggling
just a bit with her sister's suitcase.
Geez, Missy, what did you
bring that's so heavy?
Oh, that would be the crystals
the the bride and groom.
Scully gives her a sister a look.
The crystals will bring them
happiness, love and fertility.
What did you get Marita, Dana?
Scully bites her lower lip. Marita didn't
give them any time to stop for wedding gifts before throwing them
on a plane to England.
Aren't Bill and Charlie coming?
Oh, Bill and Tara are expecting their
second child in the next couple weeks
and we were unable to contact Charles.
Wow…Scully didn't know Bill and Tara were
expecting. Suddenly, a weepy Monica flies out of her bedroom and runs
down the hall and into another room and slams the door.
Helpless, Doggett steps out of the room
Monica came from.
He shrugs his shoulders, he doesn't know
how to explain Monica. Scully nods her head understanding.
Scully turns to her mother and sister.
Mom, Missy, this is my friend, John Doggett.
The running girl is Monica, you'll meet her
She turns to John.
This is my mom and sister, Melissa.
Doggett steps forward offering his hand
to Maggie first, then Melissa.
Nice to meet you.
It's nice to put a face to your name.
I didn't realize Dana spoke much about me.
He looks over at Dana and smiles.
You'd be surprised.
She smiles a knowing smile.
Anyway, John would you like to go
with Daddy C, Marita and I to pick
up Marita's mother?
I don't know, would I want to?
Well, it would get you out of
this place and you could see
some of London…
Maggie signals to Melissa to follow her
into their room, leaving Scully and Doggett alone.
INT. MAGGIE & MELISSA'S ROOM - CON'T
Maggie and Melissa share a knowing smile.
He seems like a nice guy.
Yeah, I just hope Dana isn't thinking
about cheating on Walter with him. The
way she talks about this John guy makes
me think there's something else going on.
Dana's never been unfaithful, I'm
sure John is just a good friend.
I sure hope so. I wouldn't want
my youngest daughter to have
a terrible image.
Scully pokes her head in their room.
Do you guys want to go into London
with us to pick up Lynn?
Oh no thank you honey, I think
we're going to take a nap to help
a bit with the jetlag.
All right. I'll see you when we get back.
Scully leaves, heading downstairs with
Doggett. On the way down, she pulls him close.
Now remember, Lynn has a psychotic
disorder. She may think she already knows
you or some other odd thing. Oh, and watch
your fingers. Once she believed she was a
hamster and nearly took my index finger off.
EXT. LONDON - DOUBLE DECKER BUS
Mulder and Krycek decided to go discover
and adventure through London, and are taking this large double decker
This is so beautiful. The red of this
bus is such a British red.
There is no such color.
Then why is this bus red? I bet
it was painted right here in England,
therefore making the red a British red.
That is so stupid.
Krycek looks away from Mulder. Why did
he agree to go to London for the day with Mulder?
The bus parks and a gorgeous blond woman
walks by, catching Krycek's attention. AH HA! That's why he came!
Wait a minute! That's Marita, with Scully and Doggett. Krycek whips
around to face Mulder.
Are you upset about
her getting married tomorrow?
Uh-huh… ok, buddy…
EXT. OXFORD ST. - CON'T
Marita, Scully and Doggett do not see
Mulder and Krycek even though they are frantically waving as the bus
I still don't understand why Monica
wouldn't come now to pick up
her bride's maid dress…
Scully and Doggett share a look… get a
Are you sure you and Monica wear
the same size? You're awfully short.
Nothin' wrong with being short.
Well I fit into the dress didn't I?
Yes. I guess so. Except
for a little pudginess.
Scully stops in her tracks, wide-eye and
mouth dropped open. She attempts to speak to John, but words refuse
to come out. Doggett places his hand on her back to get her walking
again, giving her a reassuring look that says Marita is full of it.
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - 5PM
Brad is sitting on the staircase, his
head resting in his hands. He hasn't had the chance to speak with
Monica and when he tried to do so, she yelled at him to leave her
alone, and he did.
The front door opens and the Well-Manicured
Man, Scully, Marita, Doggett and Lynn (Marita's mother) enter. Lynn
is hanging all over Doggett, caressing his earlobe and face, looking
at him amorously.
Brad's eyes open wide… Lynn is going to
be there tomorrow?!
Where have you been Frank? I
missed you so much. I thought
you went missing during the war…
Yes, the war of 1684.
She kisses him on the cheek. He looks around
for help. Scully goes up to Lynn and John.
John- I mean, Frank, I
need to speak with you.
He pulls himself away from Lynn.
Don't keep him long, Joan of Arc.
Scully smiles at Lynn, not sure what to
think of being called "Joan of Arc", but then again, Lynn is a loon.
John, I think you should talk
to Brad or something.
She points over at Brad who is still sitting
on the stairs with his head in his hands. Doggett looks over at him.
It looks like he needs a friend.
And since you are friends, I
think you should go talk to him.
Scully smiles at him.
Ok. (beat) But please keep Lynn away from me.
Scully nods her head. Doggett goes over
to Brad and sits down next to him. Scully walks away to make sure
Lynn stays away from John.
Brad doesn't look up at him.
Besides the obvious, what's wrong?
Brad looks up.
I went to talk to Monica…
She told me she didn't want
to see or talk to me anymore.
She's just upset.
Why didn't you talk with
her before all of this?
Because I thought I could get out
of all this shit before now. (beat) Two
months ago, I talked with her, but I
didn't let her know what was going on.
After I talked with her, I called and
told my parents I wasn't going to
So why are you here now?
They threatened to disown me.
Write me out of their lives. Take
everything away from me. (beat)
You'd be surprised how much they
can take away from me.
They wouldn't do that. You're
their only son. The only one
to continue the Follmer name.
Doggett doesn't believe him. Brad gives
him a serious look.
You mean they would?
(overly sweet and innocent)
Brad doesn't respond.
The wench calls…
Brad makes no attempt to let himself be
found by her.
You know how Mon' keeps her word,
do you think she'll ever speak to me
again? I mean she's just as stubborn as you.
It's Mon', she'll get over this. Especially
after she hears the speech I have
prepared for tomorrow.
What are you going to say?
Doggett fumbles around in his pocket. He
pulls out a folded piece of paper.
Well, I'll start out with the classic
"Ladies and gentlemen"-
Marita comes up to them.
Oh there you are silly!
Brad looks up at her with a glare.
(curious about the paper John has)
Doggett folds the paper back up and puts
it in his pocket.
Hmm…ok. (beat) Bradly darling,
your father is looking for you. (beat)
It's about our joint bank account.
She smiles at him. Brad lets out a sigh.
INT. MONICA'S ROOM - 7:15 PM
Monica is lying in bed. Tissues are scattered
around her, she sniffles. Scully sits with her on the side of the
bed. She's rubbing her back, comforting her.
Maybe this is my destiny. Maybe
Grandmama was wrong. Maybe Brad
isn't my soul mate. Maybe my life was
meant to be for rotting. Maybe I should
be with Alex Krycek because what he did
to me was pretty scummy, and I'm a scum too.
Mon', honey, men are awful creatures.
(beat) But… if it weren't for the assholes
in our lives, we wouldn't know what we
want in the man we will spend the rest
of our life with…
Monica sits up, a little more hopeful.
She wipes her nose.
That's true… (sudden mood change) but
incase you've missed it, the man I was
suppose to spend the rest of my
life with is marrying Marita.
She falls back down on the bed. The tears
coming back to her eyes.
What if I told you I have a feeling
everything will be ok in the end?
You're just saying that
to make me feel better.
There is a quiet knock on the door, and
it opens. Doggett sticks his head in.
I'm just letting you know that
dinner is going to be served.
Doggett leaves. Scully turns her attention
back to Monica.
Monica honey, do you want to
come down and eat too?
Monica shakes her head "no".
You haven't had anything besides
vodka and cigarettes since you got
here. (beat) Now, you know I'm a
medical doctor, and that's not healthy for you.
Monica doesn't say anything. She knows
Scully is right.
Monica looks up at her.
I thought you were stronger than this.
Monica sits up.
I am strong. (beat) But every
person has a soft spot.
Scully smiles. The invincible Ms. Reyes
has just admitted that she has a soft spot.
Monica, do you really think Brad
is going to marry Marita?
Scully lets out a sigh.
Let's just go to dinner, ok?
Monica nods her head.
INT. DINING HALL - 7:30 PM
All family members of the Follmer and
Covarrubias family are there. Everyone is dressed in a casual formal
way, save for Daddy C who is sporting an Armani suit. He sits next
to the head of the table with Maggie Scully across from him, who is
wearing a nice navy blue dress.
At the head of the table sit Marita and
Brad. Marita is wearing a pretty pink dress with a flower in her hair.
Brad on the other hand is wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
To Brad's left sits Maggie, Scully, Doggett,
Mulder and Lynn. To Marita's right sits Daddy C, Melissa, Krycek,
Skinner and Monica. On the other end of the table sit James and Rebecca
Follmer. They are glaring at Brad for wearing jeans and a t-shirt
to the dinner table.
Krycek starts to chuckle about something.
Melissa looks at him.
What is it?
I was just thinking about how
nice everyone is dressed, and
then I see Brad wearing jeans
and a t-shirt.
He starts laughing again, looking around
the table as he laughs.
All he needs is one of
those tuxedo t-shirts!
He starts to laugh harder. He looks down
the table in the direction of James and Rebecca Follmer. Their glares
stop his laughing immediately.
(covering his ass)
I mean: Brad! How dare you
wear that to dinner!
Brad looks over at him, knowing what he's
What do you mean?
Krycek shakes his head. He's trying not
to laugh at the ironic situation.
From down the table…
Could someone please
pass me the butter.
She looks down in the direction of Scully.
Doggett is passing the butter her way.
The passing stops abruptly when Lynn starts
to scream her head off. Her hands covering her neck. Everyone looks
at her in shock… she's been doing so well today…
No! You can't take my
head, Madam Antoinette!
She stands up and out of her chair faster
than a Jack-In-The-Box. She continues to scream.
(who sits across from her)
Who's this freak?
Doctors who have been standing by Lynn,
just in case, tackle her down and sedate her. It becomes very quiet
once she's sedated.
The doctors carry Lynn out of the room.
The Well-Manicured Man gets up from the table.
Will you please excuse me.
He leaves the room.
(after a beat)
So, who was that?
That was my mother.
Marita smiles at her proudly.
Oh… I see where you get it.
Brad lets out a laugh, almost spitting
out his drink.
Why, whatever do you mean?
Everyone looks on.
She continues eating. Krycek looks disappointed…
he was hoping for a cat fight!
Oh Monica, you're just in a sour
mood because I am to marry
Brad tomorrow, and he loves me.
From down the table we hear Doggett let
out a disgusted "ugh" noise…
Monica looks up and glares at her. Marita
gives her an overly-sweet-fake smiles, leans over and kisses Brad
on the cheek. Monica has had enough of her. She gets up and leave
I knew I was right.
She smiles and continues eating her meal.
Brad gets up from the table. Marita frowns as she leaves the room.
EXT. BALCONY - CON'T
Monica steps outside to get some fresh
air. Marita's little annoyances have gotten to her.
Monica pulls out a pack of cigarettes
and pulls one out. Yeah, some fresh air… She pulls out her lighter
and tries to light her cigarette, but it doesn't work.
Monica spits the cigarette out of her
mouth and quickly puts her lighter away, trying to make it look like
she wasn't about to smoke.
She turns around to face him.
Monica, we need to talk.
Monica doesn't say anything.
I know I should've told
you about this, but-
-But that doesn't matter anymore
because you're going to marry her
tomorrow. I have to go.
She turns and starts to leave. He grabs
her arm to stop her.
-No, I can't deal with this.
Monica, I'm not going to let you
run away from me again. Not
without you hearing me out.
Even though he's stopped her, she doesn't
I didn't tell you because I
thought I'd get out of
this before now.
Monica turns to face him now.
So you thought you would
just lie to me? Is that it?
It's not like that, Monica.
I tried to get out of this. (beat)
But you don't understand-
-I know. (beat) I've told you: family
is important. I understand. I won't
get in the way of your family.
She starts to leave again.
What? What more could you possibly say?
I just want you to know
that I know what I'm doing.
Monica says nothing.
Just be there tomorrow, ok?
Monica nods her head, a little confused.
Ok. (beat) I have to go now.
Monica leaves. Brad stays out for a beat.
As he turns around his father steps out onto the balcony.
Son, I need to have a conversation with you.
I don't have time for this.
Brad tries to leave, but his father steps
in his way.
You will marry Marita.
Brad glares at him.
You will not disgrace this family.
Especially with that Mexican.
Brad glares even more at that comment.
Just because you're unhappy and
threw your life away, doesn't
mean I have to.
Brad steps past his father, heading towards
You know the consequences if you
don't go through with this.
Brad stops at the entryway. He turns to
face his father.
Yeah, I'm well aware of the
"consequences", and I'm more
than willing to face them.
He leaves his father with that statement.
EXT. COVARRUBIAS GARDEN - NEXT DAY - 11AM
It's a beautiful sunny day. Not a cloud
in the bright blue sky. The flowers are blooming.
In front of the gigantic maze are several
rows of while chairs. Each chair eventually to be occupied by witnesses
to Marita and Brad's wedding.
The guest are Maggie and Melissa Scully,
the Queen, Lynn Covarrubias, some of the Syndicate members, and several
other formally dressed people. Among the guest are also Mulder, Krycek,
Skinner and Monica.
At this time, Monica is sitting alone.
She has a blank expression on her face. Deep in her own thoughts,
wondering why she's even there.
Rebecca Follmer goes over to her and sits
down next to her. Monica doesn't notice her at first, still stuck
in her distant stair.
Monica snaps out of her thoughts.
I just want to let you know that
I understand how hard this is for you.
A long time ago, when I was your age,
I fell in love with a handsome gentleman.
A smile comes to Rebecca's face as she
remembers her past.
We fell in love, but I couldn't marry
him. I had to marry James. I know
what it's like to love and then have
that love taken away from you. (beat)
Do you know how I dealt with it?
I forgot all about him. It was the only
thing I could do. I had to because
family is very important.
She looks at Monica, knowing she's hitting
a personal button.
Bradley and you would never work out, Monica.
As she says this she tries to sound sympathetic
A Mexican such as yourself could
never fit into the Follmer family.
Monica can't believe what this woman is
Brad will never disgrace this family.
He only dated you to rebel against
us. He never really loved you Ms. Reyes.
She has the nerve to give Monica a smile.
You don't even know him.
No Ms. Reyes, you never knew
him. Money, family, and a good name
are what's important to him.
Monica can't believe what she's hearing.
I'm just saying that you better not be
thinking of objecting today. (beat)
Because if you are, you'll regret it
for the rest of your life.
She gives Monica a sweet smile and leaves.
Meanwhile… in the maze near the entrance…
Scully is looking down at her feet. It
seems that every time she walks, she ends up stepping on the dress.
Doggett comes up to her.
He notices Scully looking down at her
What are you looking at?
I'm too short.
She looks up at him.
I keep stepping on the dress. I'm
gonna trip or something.
No you won't. I won't let you.
He smiles at her.
Do you have your speech?
Doggett pulls out a piece of paper from
his pocket and holds it up.
Marita comes up to them.
Oh Dana! Don't I just look beautiful in this dress?!
Yes you do, Marita.
I know. I'm just the most
beautiful bride ever. (beat)
It's too bad though…
I'll never get to be your Maid
of Honor because I'm going
to be married. (beat) But then
again, you'll probably never
get married anyway.
Scully's smile fades once again by another
The Well-Manicured Man comes up to them.
It's magic time.
Everyone takes their places. The music
Doggett and Scully start to walk down
the aisle. Scully holds the front of her dress up so she won't trip.
As they continue down the aisle, Scully notice Monica. She nudges
Doggett. They both give each other a look. Why is she here? Doggett
As they continue, Doggett notices Brad.
He almost stops walking. Scully gives him a look.
John, what is it?
Brad's up there.
What about your speech?
I don't know.
They make it up to the front and take their
The wedding song starts up and everyone
stands as Marita, escorted by her Daddy, makes her way down the aisle.
She makes sure to smile directly at Monica.
They reach the front and the ceremony
begins, yadda… yadda… yadda…
Do you, Marita Lynn Covarrubias,
take the Bradley Markus Westley Follmer-
(not letting him finish)
The Priest gives her a strange look and
Ok… And do you, Bradley Markus
Westley Follmer take the Marita Lynn
Covarrubias to be your-
The Priest stops, not sure what to do.
Everyone in the audience, who thought he actually would go through
with this, gasps in shock.
Did you say "no"?
I'm not going to marry you, Marita.
Her eyes widen.
But you have to!
No. I don't love you, and I'm
not going to throw away my life.
Rebecca Follmer stands up. She's pissed.
Bradley! What the hell are you doing?!
What does it look like?
Suddenly, Marita screams at the top of
She frantically runs away, her arms flailing
about. Everyone watches in sock of what is unfolding before them.
The Queen of England has fainted.
Scully can't help but smile at Marita's
misfortune. After all of Marita's bragging about being married before
she was an old maid, it sure is good to see her in such hysteria.
On the other hand, Mulder is silently
freaking out. He doesn't know what is going on. He thought everything
was going smoothly since they arrived in England. He thought Marita
and Brad made a great couple. He begins to fan his face with both
Krycek sneers at Mulder, then stands up
and leaves the area. He must find Marita.
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - MARITA'S ROOM
Marita is frantically tossing her belongings
into a suitcase. There is a knock at the door.
The door opens and Krycek walks in.
Marita turns to face him, suddenly more
calm and back to her innocent look.
She flings herself onto Alex, wrapping
her arms around him. He hugs her back.
I've never been so humiliated
before in my life!
She starts to cry.
I just want to go away from here…
They've all been so horrible to me.
(beat) They plotted against me this
whole time. That's why Brad said
"no". He knew the television stations
would be there filming our wedding.
It'll be ok, Marita.
He kisses her on the top of her head.
I'm so sorry, Alex.
She pulls away from him, just enough to
be able to look him in the eyes.
For being so horrible to you. (beat)
I don't hate you. I love you. When I
was with Walter, I only did that so you
would see I was with a mature man,
and that then you would grow up so
you could take care of me, and love me.
I love you too, Marita. (beat)
And I have grown up. It's just
that being around Mulder tends
to bring out the immature side of people.
Marita gives him a smile.
I realize that now, Alex.
She goes up on her tip-toes and gives him
a small kiss on the cheek. They look each other in the eyes, then
he pulls her into him and gives her a long passionate kiss.
After a few beats…
Please take me away from here.
Where do you want to go?
I want to see the Eiffel Tower.
Krycek nods his head.
Ok. I'll go pack.
He lets her out of his arms so she can
calmly finish her packing. He leaves.
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - LIVING ROOM
James and Rebecca Follmer are beyond pissed
at their son.
-how dare you disgrace this family!
What the hell were you thinking?!
Brad stands there calm as his mother makes
Well aren't you going to
explain yourself, Bradley?!
I was going to, but you were busy
making a scene in front of everyone.
He indicates everyone in the next room
who can clearly hear their "conversation".
You didn't actually believe
I would marry her, did you?
Why didn't you?
Besides the obvious that I don't want
to have the life that you two have,
I don't love her.
What does love have to do with
it?! (beat/realization?) Oh god! This
isn't about that Mexican again, is it?
Brad glares at his mother.
Her name is Monica.
Brad heads towards the other room where
He goes up to where Monica is sitting,
takes her hand and brings her into the living room where his parents
Brad and Monica approach James and Rebecca.
Brad, what are you doing? Why
did you do this? I thought family
was important to you.
She's right, son. Your family
is more important.
I know, which is why I said
"no" today. (beat) Why is it
so hard for you to understand
that I love Monica?
(not believing she has to explain this)
Because she's a Mexican!
This hurts Brad, and Monica.
Brad lets out a sigh. He looks at his
parents in all seriousness.
I wish you could just accept
the fact that I love her. She
makes me happy.
(disgusted at his son)
You disgraced this family.
Brad ignores him.
I love her. (beat) And I wish you could
accept her because someday she's
going to be a part of this family. (beat)
With or without your consent.
Brad's parents glare at him. Monica looks
up at him, shocked at what he's saying.
You know the consequences of your actions.
And like I told you before: I'm
more than willing to face them.
Brad's father gives him a long cold stare.
Then this conversation is over.
With that, his parents walk away without
Brad and Monica stand there. Brad looks
hurt, and in a state of shock. He stares off, watching his parents
leave. Monica watches them leave, then turns her attention to Brad.
He says nothing. He's too shocked to say
Are you all right?
She knows he's not. He just shakes his
head "no", and looks at her with hurt in his eyes. H pulls her close
Meanwhile in the other room…
No one knows exactly what is going on
and Mulder is just dying to find out. He's biting his finger nails,
wanting more than anything to just jump out of this room and into
the living room to question Brad. He's practically spazzing, trying
to contain himself.
Like a smart boy, Mulder turns to ask.
Guys… do you think it's ok
for me to go find out if everything
is all right? I'm just dying to know
what they were talking about.
Mulder, don't go in there. Ok?
Mulder nods his head, and turns his attention
back to Monica and Brad.
Doggett comes over and sits down next
to Scully and Skinner.
I hate to have eavesdropped on
their conversation, but did he
basically propose marriage to her?
Doggett and Scully ponder…
Not exactly, but he basically
said he was going to one day.
John? Has he told you anything?
Suddenly, from the stairs come Krycek
Let's go Alex!
They head out the door, making everyone
wonder where they are going. The front door slams, indicating that
they are gone.
What was that about?
Didn't Krycek has our tickets
to get back home?
They all sit there for a beat thinking.
(realizing Skinner is right)
She jumps out of her seat and runs to
the front door, swings it open just in time to see the limo speed
Scully shuts the door and lets out a sigh.
She goes back into the room.
Our tickets just look off in a limo.
A hesitant beat is felt among everyone
in the room, they are all thinking the same thing: Must go pack quick!
They all jump off their seats and bolt
from where they are standing and run up the stairs to pack. Scully
pokes her head into the living room, interrupting Brad and Monica.
Guys! We gotta pack! Alex
took off with our tickets!
She bolts up the stairs, two stairs at
a time. Brad and Monica share a look.
Alex took what…?
I think she said our tickets…
TIME CUT TO:
Mulder's running down the stairs with
bags in his hands. He's a fumbled mess of insanity. Behind him everyone
I know Marita, so she'd probably
want to see the Eiffel Tower!
Mulder opens the door and lets everyone
out before him. After the last person, Mulder pauses and looks at
you, the reader.
I've always wanted to
ride on the EuroStar.
Mulder gives us a goofy grin as he skips
out of the house, closing the door behind him.
TO BE CONTINUED...