"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - European Voyage

6x00 "European Voyage: A Journey's End"

Review By: Cerasi J.

“Who the hell are you?”

In every journey there is a beginning and an end, and it looks like the fabulous European Voyage series has an end as well. This extraordinary closing episode begins with the gang on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus where Krycek swears he has grandparents. Forced to use his endless credit card, Krycek winds up renting his own apartment and has dish-duty on top of that! But just as Brad is figuring out why Mulder and Krycek are breaking all the dishes, Scully is trying to figure out why Doggett is acting so rude.

With feelings between Doggett, Reyes and Scully temporarly patched up, the gang heads out to get some dinner and explore the mystic Mediterranean island that is Cyprus. Scully, however, leaves early and returns to the apartment to think-over her feelings about John. The next day brings Mulder a new Super Buddies member, Krycek closer to Marita, and Monica and Brad closer to their wedding day. But what about the conflicted feelings between Doggett and Scully? Will Doggett and Scully find romance before it’s time to board the plane back to D.C., or will Doggett’s fantasy of a European vacation slip away? Find out in this week’s astounding new episode!


Title: "European Voyage: A Journey's End"
Series: FRVS - Episode #100d
Written by: Kristi & Cassie
Feedback: foxandratvs@gmail.com
Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series only!
Air Date: 28 July 2003
Rating: PG-13

Date Written: 2-4, 7-9, 13-14 July 2003
Revised Date:

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: We hope you have enjoyed our 100th episode! This is the final part…

Summary: The conclusion to the FRVS European Voyage.


FADE IN:

INT. SKINNER'S OFFICE - 9:30 A.M.

Skinner has just turned on his computer and is sorting through paperwork that has piled up on his desk.

His secretary, Kim, comes over the intercom.

KIM (FILTERED)
Sir, Deputy Director Kersh is on
line three. (beat) He says it's urgent.

SKINNER
(to intercom)
Thank you.

He picks up his phone and hits line three.

SKINNER
(into phone)
Sir, if this about me not wearing
a "Brotherhood" button at that last
meeting, I can explain-

KERSH (FILTERED)
-That's not why I'm calling
although I'll make a not of it.

SKINNER
Ok.

KERSH
Where the hell is everyone?

Skinner lets out a sigh.

SKINNER
Well, do you know how A.D. Follmer
had to marry Marita Covarrubias-

KERSH
(no shit, get on with it)
Yeah…

Skinner pauses as Kersh interrupts him. "He knew?" Skinner thinks to himself.

SKINNER
Yeah, so everyone is over in Europe.

KERSH
And you're back.

SKINNER
Yes.

KERSH
And they're not because…

Skinner pauses, trying to remember why they're not back yet.

SKINNER
…Because, Alex Krycek took
their plane tickets and ran off.

KERSH
Only he could do something that stupid.

Skinner can't argue with that.

KERSH
Anyway, how was the wedding? Did
Brad piss the shit out of his parents
by saying 'no'?

SKINNER
Yeah, how did you know he would do that?

KERSH
He told me.

SKINNER
He told you?

KERSH
Yeah, at the cook out at my
house two weeks ago, remember?
(beat) Oh wait, you decided not to come…

That last line rubs off a bit bitter towards Skinner in a sarcastic way.

SKINNER
I told you, I had other plans.

KERSH
Sure you did, Walt. You were
just bitter that I beat you by a
mile that last time we golfed.

SKINNER
I have work to do.

KERSH
(amused)
Right…

Skinner hangs up the phone, and looks at the dreadful pile of paperwork on his desk.

CUT TO:

INT. SMALL APARTMENT HALLWAY - LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Krycek is leading everyone down the hall. They are all carrying their bags. Scully is having some trouble with her's.

MULDER
I didn't know you had relatives
here Krycek. So are they
grandparents? Uncle? Aunt?

KRYCEK
You'll see when we get there.
(beat) Oh, and they don't
speak a word of English.

DOGGETT
I thought you knew which
apartment they were in.

KRYCEK
I do.

He stops in front of a door.

KRYCEK
It's this one.

He knocks on the door. After a beat, the door opens and an old man opens the door.

KRYCEK
Grandpa!

His arms open going to give this guy a hug.

OLD MAN
Who the hell are you?

Krycek has the "oh shit" look on his face.

KRYCEK
(BS-ing his way)
Grandpa, it's me…

OLD MAN
I don't know you! Get out
of here you crazy kids!

The old man slams the door.

BRAD
I thought they didn't know English.

KRYCEK
Shut up.

MULDER
Why won't he let us stay with him?

SCULLY
Alex, that's not your grandpa, is it?

Krycek starts to walk off.

KRYCEK
No. I was trying to get a free place
to stay while we're here. You know,
like Clark Griswold in "European
Vacation" when they went to Germany…

MULDER
So wait. He's not your Grandpa?

KRYCEK
No, he's not.

SCULLY
(not too happy)
So we're going to have to
stay in another hotel?

KRYCEK
I guess we could rent an
apartment using my
endless credit card…

Krycek walks off, followed by Mulder and Scully.

MONICA
Did he say "endless" credit card?

DOGGETT
I think so…

MONICA
What does that mean?

BRAD
Knowing him, it's probably
something illegal.

They start to follow Krycek, Mulder and Scully.

CUT TO:

INT. APARTMENT

Mulder and Krycek are in the small kitchen washing dishes by hand. Krycek looks around rather suspiciously. He drops a plate to the floor. It breaks. Mulder hits him on the arm and mouths off "Stop that" to him.

Brad, Monica, and Doggett are sitting on the couch in the living room watching an episode of "Will & Grace" dubbed in Greek.

BRAD
It's not as funny in Greek.

Doggett starts to laugh at the TV. It's a fake laugh. Monica looks at him.

MONICA
John, it's not funny even if you
pretend to find it funny. Stop it.

Doggett stops laughing.

Scully walks into the room wearing her purple bikini with a long sheer light green flower print skirt. Brad whistles at her when he sees her. Scully flashes him a flirty smile and turns 360 degrees so all can admire her.

SCULLY
Why thank you.

In the kitchen (O.S.) another dish is dropped.

MONICA
Why are you dressed like that, Dana?

SCULLY
Well we're on an island. Why not dress
appropriately. I'm so glad we're finally
gonna spend some time on a beach. It's
been years since I've been to a beach. The
last time was new years several years ago.
Walter and I were in Hawaii-

BRAD
-Ya know, these Will and Grace
characters. (laughs) They remind
me of John and Mon'.

He laughs again. Scully turns her attention to the TV. She sits down on Monica's lap.

SCULLY
Wow… Brad, you understand
Greek? (beat) That's kind of sexy.

KRYCEK (O.S.)
Russian is close to Greek! I'm sexy!

MONICA
Not when you say that.

SCULLY
I wasn't talking about you, Alex!
(beat) So let's go to a beach and tan.

MONICA
Why not swim? (sarcastic) John would
love to swim in a big sea. Right Johnny?

DOGGETT
Shut your trap, Mon'.

He glares at her. Another dish breaks.

SCULLY
Well, first I'll tan and then swim and
then tan some more before coming back.
So John… do you wear a speedo or swimming trunks?

She smiles at him.

DOGGETT
(Mr. Grumpy)
I'm not going. I'm stayin' here.

He angrily points at the couch cushion he's sitting on.

Scully gets off of Monica's lap and plops down next to John. She plays with the buttons on his shirt.

SCULLY
(seductively)
Oh come on John… don't you wanna get
out of this silly button-up shirt and slip
Into something a little more… comfortable…?

She unbuttons the first button on his shirt. The color of his face is fast turning to shades of red.

Uncomfortable, John stands up. Scully falls over on the couch.

DOGGETT
(nervous/angry)
Stop… stop… stop whoring yourself.

He storms out of the room. Brad, Monica, and Scully are shocked at what he said.

SCULLY
(hurt)
Did he just call me a whore?

MONICA
I'm sure he didn't mean it.

Scully stands up and shuffles into the kitchen.

SCULLY
Alex… Fox… do we have any wine coolers?

She disappears into the kitchen.

BRAD
Mon…

MONICA
I know. I'll go try to talk to him…

Monica stands up and goes to the room that John stormed off to. She knocks on the door.

MONICA
John, why'd you lock yourself in the bathroom?

DOGGETT
(muffled)
I went into the wrong room…

MONICA
You went into the wrong room?

DOGGETT
(muffled)
Yes.

MONICA
Why?

DOGGETT
Because I didn't mean what I said.

MONICA
Then why'd you say it?

There is no answer from John.

MONICA
John?

The door slowly opens and John's hand comes out and drags her in, slamming the door.

Another dish crashes to the ground in the kitchen. Mulder and Krycek start to giggle. Brad stands up and goes into the kitchen.

BRAD
What are you two doing?

MULDER
The dishes.

KRYCEK
Yeah, they're done.

Brad looks at them, and then down to the ground where all the broken dishes are.

BRAD
(re: broken dishes)
What's this about?

KRYCEK
They slipped out of our hands.

MULDER
Yeah.

BRAD
Hmm… and where exactly
are the clean dishes?

MULDER
Put away.

BRAD
How many clean dishes are there?

KRYCEK
Well… umm…

BRAD
You broke them all, didn't you?

MULDER
Yeah, we didn't-

KRYCEK
-Shut up! We weren't suppose to let
anyone know we were breaking them
so we didn't have to do them.

MULDER
Oh…

BRAD
That's going to cost you.

KRYCEK
Oh don't worry about it.
I have an endless credit card.

He gives Brad a big smile.

BRAD
What is this endless credit card?

KRYCEK
Well, I've wired my credit card so
I have access to a load of money.
Actually, it's more like stealing from
the Smoking Man, so it really doesn't
count. So then it's not even stealing
really… but more like-

Brad looks at him like he's insane.

BRAD
Stop talking.

O.S., Scully can be heard bawling her eyes out.

MULDER
(worried)
Oh no… Is someone upset?

KRYCEK
Yeah, Doggett called Scully a-

BRAD
-He doesn't need to know.

MULDER
John called Scully a what?

KRYCEK
Nothing.

MULDER
(all better now)
Oh, ok. (beat) Let's go out for dinner!

O.S., Doggett can be heard yelling in the bathroom.

DOGGETT
(yelling)
This is all your fault!

MONICA
What?!

Doggett yells some more. Mulder looks disturbed and worried again.

MULDER
(shaky voice)
What's that?

KRYCEK
(not wanting worried Mulder)
Uh… fireworks!

MULDER
Oh wow! Where?!

He runs to the window and looks up at the sky.

MULDER
I don't see them!

BRAD
(amused)
Keep looking.

MULDER
(excited)
Ok!

MONICA (O.S.)
Let me out, John!

The bathroom door flies open and Monica runs out.

At this moment, Scully comes shuffling out, not crying.

SCULLY
(calm)
I feel better now…

MONICA
(mad)
Why do you always blame me for everything?

DOGGETT
Because I have B.M.S! (beat)
"Blame Monica Syndrome"!

Monica's eyes widen, and she snaps a glare over in Scully's direction.

SCULLY
(quiet)
Uh-oh…

MONICA
You said he wouldn't hear!

SCULLY
I didn't know he-

Mulder comes over to them skipping and clapping his hands.

MULDER
(happy)
Ok happy Super Buddies!
Let's go out for dinner!

CUT TO:

INT. LAS PLAMAS RESTAURANT - 8:13 P.M.

This small restaurant is dimly lit. The tables are round and small with red and white checkered table cloths. The restaurant is empty until the gang comes in.

MULDER
This looks nice and cozy.

MONICA
Yeah, and it looks like there are
only four seats to a table.

Getting Monica's hint: Monica, Brad, Doggett and Scully quickly sit down at a table, leaving Mulder and Krycek standing. Mulder and Krycek share a look, go over to another table and take two chairs.

Mulder pulls up a chair, and scoots it in between Brad and Monica. Krycek pushes his way in between John and Dana.

A waiter comes by and gives them all ice water and menus.

BRAD
Mulder, the idea of you
eating next to me-

MULDER
-Don't worry, I won't make
a mess or anything. I'm
not a messy eater.

BRAD
Move over there, next to Krycek.

MULDER
I'm tellin' you, don't worry.
I'm not gonna-

As if it were on cue, Mulder spills his water on Brad.

Brad gives him a look.

MULDER
(feeling bad)
Ok, I'll move over there.

Mulder quietly moves over, sitting between Scully and Monica.

DOGGETT
(still Mr. Grumpy)
Geez Mr. Follmer, why don't you
just yell at him if you really wanted
to scare him into spilling his drink
on you?! Especially to prove some
kind of stupid point!

Brad looks at him… "what the hell?"

Scully stands up and excuses herself to go to "the little girl's room".

MULDER
I hope the idea of Super Buddies-

DOGGETT
-Would you shut up about that
stupid group? I'm so sick of how
everyone is so much happier than I am.

KRYCEK
So you're like Mr. Grinch, huh?

Doggett glares at him.

Scully is returning to them.

SCULLY
Wow, guys the hottest man is sitting
at the table back there. He's tall, dark
handsome, and he smiled at me. Maybe
traveling with you guys through Europe
will finally pay off.

She gets to her seat. Doggett stands.

DOGGETT
Here, let me get that for you.

He pulls her seat out for her. She smiles, happy that he's finally being nice. But as she takes her seat, Doggett pulls the chair out from under her. Scully falls to the ground with a HARD THUD.

DOGGETT
(not meaning it)
Oops! I'm sorry Agent Scully. I didn't
mean to do that. I hope the fall doesn't
put a limp in your walk.

Doggett takes his seat, leaving Scully on the ground. She gets up on her own and grabs her chair and sits down. She pretends that John isn't even there.

BRAD
(sarcastic)
Way to win a lady's heart, John.

He gives him a sarcastic thumbs up.

DOGGETT
Shut up, Mr. Follmer.

MONCIA
Ok, that's it.

Monica stands up and goes towards Doggett, grabs him by the ear and pulls him out of his seat.

DOGGETT
(pissed)
What the hell are you doing?!

MONICA
You're coming with me.

She drags him to the back of the restaurant and into the ladies room.

INT. LADIES ROOM

Monica lets go of his ear.

DOGGETT
What the fu-

MONICA
-Shut up! You're going to listen
to what I have to say. (beat) You'll
thank me later.

She waits a beat before continuing to make sure John won't talk.

MONICA
Good. (beat) Stop being such a bitch.

DOGGETT
I'm no a bitch!

MONICA
Then stop acting like one!
What is going on in that
little pea brain up there?

She hits him on the head.

DOGGETT
Nothing!

MONICA
No kidding! (beat) Why did you
make Dana fall to the ground?
I thought you like her!

DOGGETT
I do.

MONICA
Then what the hell, John?! You call
her a whore! You bitch and yell at her
in Switzerland and now here.

DOGGETT
(not mad… more whiny)
I know… I just… I don't know.

MONICA
Then why did you say: "I know"?

Doggett starts to pace the room, rubbing the back of his neck.

MONICA
What is it now?

DOGGETT
It's because of Paris.

MONICA
Paris? You're still not over Paris?

DOGGETT
Paris was my setting. It was
suppose to be the beginning, ya know?
A time of change for me.

Monica looks down at her diamond engagement ring… if only John knew that she and Brad got Paris… but that would turn into a whole new argument…

DOGGETT
Paris is completely ruined forever.

MONICA
There will be another time. (beat)
This still doesn't explain why
you're acting like such a child.

DOGGETT
(defensive)
I'm not acting like a child.

MONICA
Yes you are.

DOGGETT
No I'm not.

MONICA
Yes-

She stops herself from continuing this fight… it could get ridiculous like a Mulder/Krycek fight… and they don't need that. She lets out a sigh and they are both silent for a beat.

DOGGETT
It's because I'm mad at myself.

MONICA
You're mad at yourself so you
blame Dana? You even take
it out on Brad.

DOGGETT
Because I don't like him.

Monica gives him a look. It hurts her to hear him say this, but now is not the time to get into that topic.

MONICA
Then why Dana?

DOGGETT
I don't know.

MONICA
You should grow up and
go apologize to her. (beat)
And to everyone else.

DOGGETT
Ok.

MONICA
But you have to mean it.

DOGGETT
I will.

MONICA
Good. (beat) Let's go.

They leave the ladies room and head back to the table.

Scully and Mulder are not at the table. Brad and Krycek are the only one's there. Brad doesn't look to happy with Krycek.

KRYCEK
(Mr. Ego returns…)
You're just jealous.

Brad rolls his eyes.

DOGGETT
Where's Dana?

KRYCEK
Outside with Mulder.

Doggett nods and heads out the door. Monica sits next to Brad.

MONICA
Ok, the aura is very murky…What's wrong?

BRAD
Alex Krycek-

KRYCEK
-He's just mad cuz I'm da man.

He winks at Monica.

BRAD
In other words, he's been talking
about, and I quote this: "Monica would
want my Russian Love Gun", and he
goes on and on about it.

KRYCEK
She would.

MONICA
No I wouldn't.

KRYCEK
Well you-

MONICA
-You're disgusting.

Krycek continues his ego and lifts his eye brows at her, and licks his lips. Brad and Monica are not amused by him.

CUT TO:

EXT. LAS PLAMAS RESTAURANT

Scully is crying in Mulder's arms. John has been so mean to her ever since they left Paris. She can't take it anymore.

MULDER
There, there.

He pats her back.

MULDER
You're bum will feel better after a while.

Scully looks up at him confused… that's what he thinks she's crying about?!

SCULLY
It's not that… it's…

She can't go on and cries harder, and buries her face in Mulder's arms.

SCULLY
(squeaky)
I just… he's so… (sniff)
and… so… hates me!

She bawls even harder. Mulder looks confused, not getting what she was saying.

DOGGETT
(coughs)
Dana…?

Mulder jumps up like a jack-rabbit and is in John's face in no time. As a result, Scully falls into the street face first.

MULDER
(serious)
Dammit John. You can't treat Dana this
way. Obviously, you don't understand her
the way you want to, or think you do. If you
were a smart man, you'd forget about trying
to apologize to her right now and let the both
of you sleep all this tension off. I can see that
you're angry with yourself, but that is no excuse
for calling my friend a whore, or treating her the
way you have been since the unfortunateness of Paris.

Doggett doesn't know what to say, he can't believe Mulder had paid attention to everything and he's speaking in a serious tone with him.

MULDER
(serious)
Good. (beat) Now let's go back
in and have some din-din, ok?

Mulder turns Doggett around and pushes him back into the restaurant.

We pan down to where we last saw Scully, however she's no longer there.

INT. LAS PLAMAS RESTAURANT

Mulder and Doggett take their seats. There are two large pizzas on the table.

MULDER
(happy & back to goofy)
Oh goodie! Dinner is served.

Doggett looks around the table.

DOGGETT
Where's Dana?

No one hears him.

TIME CUT TO:

INT. RENTAL APARTMENT - 11:08 P.M.

Mulder, Krycek, Brad, Monica, and Doggett have returned from dinner and a visit to a local bar. Doggett is carrying a box of leftover pizza.

MONICA
(loud)
Dana!

BRAD
Shh… it's late we don't
want to wake the neighbors…

They both giggle. Mulder and Krycek run into one of the bathrooms, they are racing.

KRYCEK
I want the comfy bed, not the floor!

Doggett rolls his eyes at his tipsy friends and notices Scully sitting out on the balcony. He looks back at Monica and Brad. They've fallen onto the couch kissing.

Doggett steps out onto the balcony. Scully looks at him, then quickly looks away.

DOGGETT
Hey… would it help you feel better
if I told you I brought back the best
damn cheese pizza you'll ever eat…

SCULLY
(bitter)
No.

She steps away from him and holds her arms out to keep him at a distance.

SCULLY
Oh shit. Now you're gonna
push me over the balcony, right?

Doggett steps toward her.

DOGGETT
Dana… listen…

Scully crawls over the balcony rail.

SCULLY
You come any closer, I'll let go.

Doggett sets the box of pizza down on the ground.

DOGGETT
Dana… now is no time to reenact "Titanic".

He stretches his arm out.

DOGGETT
Now come back over
before something bad happens.

SCULLY
No. I'm mad at you.
You're a big meanie.

DOGGETT
(serious)
Have you been drinking?

SCULLY
(upset)
No. I don't drink when I get upset.
When I get upset I… I… I don't know.

DOGGETT
Will you come back over?
You're makin' me nervous.

SCULLY
Why? Because we're up high? Ya
know, heights are not that bad! You're
such a wuss sometimes. Even Marita
wouldn't be afraid of heights.

DOGGETT
Why are you upset about us being up high?

SCULLY
I'm not! I'm upset with you!

She climbs back over to the other side. Doggett takes her hand. She tries to pull away from him, he doesn't let go.

DOGGETT
Dana, I'm sorry.

SCULLY
(doubtful)
Are you?

DOGGETT
I'm sorry for everything. For keepin'
you from going to the top of the Eiffel
Tower, for speaking to you in a tone
of voice I normally have reserved for
Monica, for pulling the chair out from
under you… for making you cry…

He looks down at her, she's starting to cry again. Doggett feels bad. He didn't mean to make her cry again.

DOGGETT
Don't cry… cryin's not good.

SCULLY
I can't help it.

She wraps her arms around him and pulls him into a hug. He wraps his arms around her.

DOGGETT
So… we're ok now?

SCULLY
Shh… this is where talking is not needed…

They stand in silence, hugging each other. Feeling that the moment is right, John uses his right hand to lift Scully's face up so he can look at her. He inches in to kiss her… when his lips are mere millimeters from hers:

MONICA (O.S.)
(surprised/pissed)
Oh my God! Alex!

Krycek runs out onto the balcony.

KRYCEK
(panic)
HIDE ME!

He hides behind Doggett and Scully. They both wait a beat and look at him.

KRYCEK
Are they coming?

DOGGETT
Who?

KRYCEK
Monica and Brad!

SCULLY
What did you do?

KRYCEK
(innocently guilty)
Nothing. (beat) I was just watching
some entertainment in the living room.

SCULLY
What kind of entertainment?

KRYCEK
Oh, ya know… porn. (beat) Hey, they
shouldn't be doing that where some
regular ol' Joe, like myself, can just
walk in and watch. They were asking
for an audience.

DOGGETT
There has to be an end
to all of this insanity…

SCULLY
Ok. (beat) Alex, back inside
to your room. John, go stop
Mon' and Brad, and I'll go
make sure Mulder is ok.

Krycek shuffles back inside, Scully and Doggett follow.

Inside, Mulder is standing in the living room. His mouth wide open. He's looking at Monica and Brad. They aren't doing anything right now… but who knows what Mulder saw.

SCULLY
(loving like a mother)
Mulder… come with me…

She takes Mulder's hand and takes him back into one of the bedrooms. Krycek goes into the bathroom with a pillow.

KRYCEK
(to Monica and Brad; mad)
Hope you two are happy. Because
of you, I have to sleep in the tub.

Doggett stands before Monica and Brad as if he is a father who just caught his teenage daughter with a boy.

DOGGETT
Ok you two. I want you two
apart for the night.

MONICA
(giddy)
But-

DOGGETT
-No 'buts'. Brad and I will
sleep out here. You sleep
in the same room as Dana.

Scully quickly exits the room Mulder is in.

SCULLY
Night guys. (beat) Goodnight John…

She winks at John and goes into the second bedroom in the apartment.

Monica drags John into the kitchen.

MONICA
(whispering/giddy)
You and Dana all right now? Oh
we're going to see if Marita is
vacationing at Aphrodite's Birthplace.
Do you believe in true love, Johnny?
'Cuz Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of
Love. Maybe the location here on this
island will… ya know… bring you luck
in your love life.

DOGGETT
I hope so. No go to bed.

MONICA
Oh. Ok. I see.

She winks at him and leaves the kitchen. She passes Brad on her way to the bedroom.

MONICA
Night sweetie.

She kisses Brad.

BRAD
Night.

Monica goes into the bedroom Scully is in. Scully's back is toward Monica. Monica crawls into bed and lies so her back is toward Dana.

Thinking that it is John who has crawled into bed with her, Scully rolls over and curls up next to her, putting her arm over Monica's waist. Scully's eyes are closed.

SCULLY
(whisper)
Hmm… John… I hadn't
realized you're so… curvy…

Scully nuzzles up next to Monica.

SCULLY
Wait a minute…

Scully rolls Monica over. She jumps back seeing it's Monica. Mon' waves at her.

MONICA
Hi.

SCULLY
Monica! I thought you were John!

MONICA
I know. (beat) Nighty-night.

Monica rolls back over again and goes to sleep. Scully is creeped out. Oops. She scoots away from Monica and faces away from her as she goes to sleep.

TIME CUT TO:

EXT. PETRA TOU RAMIOU (AKA: APHRODITE'S BIRTHPLACE) - THE NEXT DAY - 1 P.M.

This tourist spot is a couple miles west of Limassol. Currently they are all walking toward the big rock that is Aphrodite's birthplace. In the Mediterranean.

Off in the distance, something catches Krycek's eye. Could it be… is it… Marita Lynn Covarrubias?! Maybe not…

KRYCEK
Yes! I love European beaches!

He turns on his camcorder and runs ahead of everyone else. Mulder watches his buddy curiously.

We see that Krycek is approaching… two women (a blond and a brunette), they are tanning on the beach without their bikini tops on.

MULDER
Nude beaches! All right!

Mulder takes off running. Brad looks confused.

BRAD
You know, you tell me he's straight.
He acts like he's not and then he's
interested in nude beaches…

SCULLY
You haven't seen his video collection, have you?

DOGGETT
(watching Mulder & Krycek)
You said Mulder was married…

SCULLY
Yeah, why?

DOGGETT
Any chance she's a brunette?

SCULLY
Uh-huh.

DOGGETT
There's a brunette lying naked on the
beach. Maybe Mulder thinks it's her.

MONICA
(curious)
Johnny? Naked brunettes catching your eye?

Monica laughs at the horrified expression on his face.

DOGGETT
It's not hard to miss. Nude beaches
don't happen in Virginia. Plus, naked
women tend to grab male attention…

Brad puts his arm around Monica.

BRAD
I know a certain brunette
who may catch your eye…

Doggett is appauled at this comment. Monica and Brad laugh at him. Doggett walks fast away from them.

SCULLY
You two should really stop picking
on him. (beat) Say… Mon', wanna
go topless if we can find a way to
get rid of Alex?

MONICA
Not really.

SCULLY
I might.

Krycek comes running up to them.

KRYCEK
Guys! Guess who I found!

Krycek grabs Scully's hand and drags her over to where the nude blond and brunette are. There's a man with them. This man is wearing Hawaiian print swimming trunks and sunglasses. This man is… Jeffrey Spender!

SCULLY
(surprised)
Agent Spender? We haven't heard from
you in ages! What happened and why
are you here in Cyprus?

Scully sits down in the sand next to him.

SPENDER
I've been given an extended vacation.

SCULLY
Wow. Who gave you that?

SPENDER
My superior.

SCULLY
Lucky you.

Brad and Monica walk over.

BRAD
Agent Spender?

Spender looks up at Brad and Monica and immediately stands up.

SPENDER
Sir?

BRAD
How's your mother?

SPENDER
Uh… she's… doing fine.

BRAD
That's funny… I thought she was
dead. Or at least that's what you
told me about two years ago when
you asked for a short leave.

SPENDER
I can explain, sir.

BRAD
Amuse me.

SPENDER
I got hit on the head and didn't
know where or who I was. Then
these pirates came and kidnapped
me and took me to Turkey. I was
there for a very long time until I dug
my way out of the jail and found a
boat that took me down here. Then-

BRAD
-Save if for Deputy Director Kersh.
He's going to have a field day
with this, Agent Spender.

Spender goes quiet. He's freaked, only now realizing just how deep the dung is for him…

MULDER (O.S.)
I'm telling' ya! It was the aliens!

Mulder stomps on over to speak with them. He looks at Spender.

MULDER
Hi brother of mine. (beat) Monica you
believe in aliens, right? Well I was telling
John how aliens put a love curse on this
location and he told me aliens are
mumbo-jumbo. Then I reminded him that
"Jumbo" was my nickname and he was all
like- Oh my God! Jeffrey!!!

Mulder runs up to him and hugs him.

MULDER
I missed you little brother!

Mulder runs up to him and hugs him.

MONICA
You have a brother too…?

MULDER
Yes! He's such a cute
little weasel, isn't he?

Mulder gives him a noogie.

SPENDER
Stop that!

The two women stand up, topless. Mulder covers his eyes. One of the women whispers in Spender's ear.

SPENDER
(coughs)
Guys, this is Anna and this is Laura. (beat)
Anna, Laura, these are my friends Dana Scully,
Alex Krycek, and my boss Brad Follmer, and
my brother Fox Mulder.

ANNA
(Italian accent)
Pleasure to meet you.

LAURA
(Italian accent)
Nice to meet you. Who
is this other woman?

MONICA
Monica Reyes, woman of decency.

They shake hands.

KRYCEK
So Spender… are you sharing
these two beauties?

SPENDER
Nope.

KRYCEK
(angry)
Well, you'll be sharing
them before the day is over.

SPENDER
(rolling his eyes)
Right.

Mulder has snuck off again… he's climbing the rock of Aphrodite.

Doggett is watching him from several feet away. Mulder gets to the top. He stands tall and proud. Doggett rolls his eyes.

He looks back at everyone. Scully is approaching him, dragging Spender with him. John cocks his head, he wonders who this guys is.

SCULLY
John! I want you to meet someone.

Doggett walks to them.

DOGGETT
Oh?

SCULLY
John, this is Jeffrey Spender.
Jeff, this is John Doggett.

The two men shake hands. John acts all testosterony.

DOGGETT
So how do you know each other?

SPENDER
I actually work for the FBI. You
look familiar so I assume you do too?

DOGGETT
Yeah, x-files division.

SPENDER
I'm sorry.

SCULLY
Jeffrey is Mulder's half-brother.

Doggett looks amusingly to Spender.

DOGGETT
You don't say.

SPENDER
I'd rather not. We're not close… obviously.

Spender looks over at Mulder who is still on top of Aphrodite's Brithplace. They watch as Mulder spits into the water and giggles to himself.

SCULLY
So, Jeffrey, would you like to meet
up with all of us later tonight? Perhaps
for dinner or we could go out for drinks.

SPENDER
Sure. Would it be all right
if Anna and Laura accompanied me?

SCULLY
Sure. Let's meet up around eight?
There's this bar that looks interesting
called Aphrodite's Bar & Grill.

SPENDER
Sounds good.

SCULLY
So, what happened with you
and… and… what was her name?

SPENDER
Bindi.

SCULLY
Yeah, what happened to Bindi?

SPENDER
I'll just say she didn't have
time for me and she left.

SCULLY
Oh, whatever. (beat) So
why are you with two women?

SPENDER
(proud)
Thought I'd play the field
more. Ya know, become a player.

DOGGETT
Trust me, bein' a player isn't
worth wasting your time with.

SPENDER
Dana makin' ya pay for that or something?

DOGGETT
(confused)
I'm not sure I follow…

SPENDER
I assume you two are a "thing",
bein' that I don't see Skinner here
with her and she was so eager to
introduce me to you.

DOGGETT
Oh no, we're just friends.

SCULLY
(adding quickly)
With potential.

Scully smiles at John and then at Spender.

SPENDER
I see.

Suddenly, behind them, Mulder falls off the rock of Aphrodite. He lands in the sand. Spender looks over at him.

SPENDER
I see Mulder is still ignoring
that tall structure ban.

SCULLY
(laughs)
You should've seen him in Paris.

Mulder jogs up to them and puts his arm on Spender's shoulder.

SPENDER
Hey ya Mulder. You and Alex still roommates?

MULDER
Yep. And if you're comin' back to
D.C., you're welcome to stay with us
until you find a place of your own.

SPENDER
Thanks, but no thanks.

The smile on Mulder's face fades away, but quickly returns with a thought…

MULDER
Say… have you heard of this new
world peace organization called Super Buddies?

SPENDER
I've seen the T-shirts.

MULDER
How would you like to get
your very own T-shirt?

SPENDER
Sure, what do I have to do?

MULDER
Join Super Buddies.

SPENDER
Ok. Do I need to fill
out some application?

MULDER
Nope! All you have to do is say:
"Mulder, I would like to be a member
of Super Buddies."

Spender shrugs, why not.

SPENDER
Mulder, I would love to be a
member of Super Buddies.

MULDER
Ok! Oh Goodie!

Mulder hugs Spender. It's a crushing hug. Spender looks to Scully and Doggett, unsure about what he's just gotten himself into.

TIME CUT TO:

EXT. RENTAL CAR

Mulder and Krycek are running for the drivers side of the car. They start their bickering. Pushing each other to decide who will drive the car.

Doggett, Scully, Monica, and Brad are walking slowly behind Mulder and Krycek.

SCULLY
(to Mulder & Krycek)
Boys! Stop pushing. Someone might get hurt.

MULDER
Sorry Scully.

He pushes Krycek again.

KRYCEK
I wanna drive!

MONICA
(to Scully)
Why do you act like their mother?

SCULLY
I don't act like their mother.

MULDER
Mommy! Tell Krycek I get to drive!

SCULLY
Battle it out fairly.
Play "Rock-Paper-Scissors".

Mulder and Krycek do as told and Mulder wins.

MULDER
Oh goodie!

He gets into the drivers side of the car.

DOGGETT
Why do we let him drive?

SCULLY
It's better not to argue with them.

They all get in the back of the car. Mulder starts to drive.

BRAD
You're suppose to be
on the left side, Mulder.

MULDER
(oblivious)
Why would I want to do that?

BRAD
Well gee… you're sitting on the
right side of the car, you're driving,
and over here they drive on the
left side of the road.

MULDER
No, no, silly. That's only over in
England. You should know that
because you use to live over there.
(beat) Say, do you want to join Super
Buddies? My brother did, and I think
you should too. It would be so fun. Please

BRAD
No.

MULDER
But it would be so much fun.
We take all these adventures,
have game nights, and-

BRAD
-No.

Mulder lets out a sigh.

MULDER
One of these days… oh yes,
one of these days, Mr. Bradley.

Mulder continues to drive on the right hand side of the road. Suddenly, another car comes around the corner, coming right at them.

MULDER
Whoa!

He swerves into the left hand side of the road. Mulder says nothing, embarrassed that he thought he was "Mr. Know-It-All".

TIME CUT TO:

EXT. CITY ROADS OF LIMASSOL - 3 P.M.

Mulder seems to be getting the hang of driving on the left side of the road. They see a sign with a circle on it.

MULDER
(pointing to sign)
What does that mean?

BRAD
That means there's a
round-about coming up.

Mulder looks back at him confused.

MULDER
A round-a-what?

BRAD
It's when the road turns into
a loop and you have all these
cars getting on and off. Like
exiting a highway.

DOGGETT
You've never driving in a round-about, Mulder?

Mulder shakes his head 'no'. He looks ahead, a wee bit confused. His eyes widen when he sees it.

MULDER
(shaky voice)
Oh god… so many cars…

Brad leans forward.

BRAD
This isn't as hard as it looks.
Just stay in the outside lane.
The sign said our exit was
the first one, ok?

MULDER
(unsure/almost to the point of panic)
Ok…

They enter the round-about, and Mulder immediately goes into the inside lane because he's scared of all the cars coming on.

BRAD
I said to stay in the outside lane.

MULDER
(scared)
I'm sorry… I got scared.

BRAD
(encouraging)
It's ok.

Brad looks over his shoulder.

BRAD
Ok, once this car passes us, there's
a small opening. When I say so, move
into the outside lane. Ok?

MULDER
(unsure)
Ok…

KRYCEK
This is so fun. We're just going
a round and a round… and where
we'll stop… Nobody knows!

He's highly amused and starts laughing.

SCULLY
Alex, Mulder doesn't need this now.

KRYCEK
So.

BRAD
Ok, change lanes now.

Mulder is about to… but he's too slow.

MULDER
(worried)
Oh god… I'm sorry…

BRAD
It's ok.

DOGGETT
There goes our exit again.

MONICA
(getting queasy)
This is going to make me ill…

Krycek laughs again.

SCULLY
(to Monica)
Do you get car sickness?

MONICA
Not usually, but all this
going 'round and 'round…

BRAD
Don't worry, Mon', we'll get out of this.

Krycek is having a good ol' time laughing.

KRYCEK
Wee!

BRAD
Mulder, get over now.

MULDER
Where?

BRAD
The outside lane. (beat) Nevermind.

Brad leans back in his seat… still watching the road…

TIME CUT TO:

INT. RENTAL CAR - 7:45 P.M.

The round-about is empty. Mulder is still going around in the round-about. Krycek is still laughing. Mulder seems to be enjoying going in circles too. Doggett and Scully look to be in pain. Doggett holds his head, and Scully looks forward in a dead pan stare.

Monica is curled up in Brad's arms. She's not taking The Adventure of the Round-About so well.

MONICA
I'm dying.

BRAD
No you're not. (beat) Mulder,
for the last time, stop this
bull shit and get off.

DOGGETT
Or else you'll have to deal
with me in a worse mood
than what I'm already in.

Mulder's eyes widen and he gets out of the round-about ASAP.

SCULLY
(moody)
Mulder, you're done driving
for this trip.

MULDER
Sorry, I got carried away.

MONICA
I want to go home…

Suddenly, Krycek starts to make a strange noise, and it seems like he's holding back tears.

MONICA
Who's sounding like a dying cat?

DOGGETT
Krycek.

Scully leans forward.

SCULLY
(mother-like)
Alex sweetie, what's wrong?

He can't answer and continues to moan loudly.

SCULLY
Do you feel sick?

He shakes his head 'no'.

SCULLY
Then what is it?

She pulls out some Kleenex for him. She holds it to his nose and he blows loudly.

KRYCEK
(crying/bawling)
Marita!

Scully puts her hand on his shoulder to comfort him.

KRYCEK
(bawling)
I -she -she shouldn't
be alone. I'm so worried for her.

He cries harder, if at all possible.

KRYCEK
(bawling)
I love her. Why haven't we found her?

SCULLY
We will. We'll find her. No
one can be lost forever.

MULDER
(sad)
Samantha…

Scully quietly turns to Mulder and speaks to him sternly.

SCULLY
Mulder, now is not the time
for you to get weepie.

MULDER
(all fine)
Oh, ok.

MONICA
Are we going back home?

SCULLY
Actually, we're meeting Jeff
for drinks at Aphrodite's Bar
and Grill around eight.

MONICA
(not wanting to go)
Really? (beat) I want to go
home. I think I'm dying.

BRAD
Mulder?

MULDER
Yes sir?

Brad hesitates a beat having been thrown back by Mulder calling him "sir".

BRAD
I think Monica and I have had
enough "fun" for one evening.
Would you drive us back to the apartment.

MULDER
(happy)
Sure.

DOGGETT
You are so whipped, Mr. Follmer.

Brad looks over at him.

BRAD
What are you talking about, John?

DOGGETT
She's the only one feelin' ill
and suddenly you've decided
that you've had enough?

BRAD
I'm not following your thought, John.

DOGGETT
Oh you know what I mean.

BRAD
She's not feeling well and you
expect me to want to go out? I
want to be with her. That doesn't
make me whipped.

DOGGETT
Well, since when are you two
making decisions like a couple?

BRAD
We are a couple.

MULDER
We're here!

Monica sits up.

MONICA
Thank god.

MULDER
I'm really sorry I got you ill.
I was just having some fun.

MONICA
I know. It's ok.

Brad opens the door and he and Monica get out.

BRAD
We'll see you guys later. Be careful.

MULDER
Okie-dokie!

Brad shuts the door and Mulder takes off.

CUT TO:

INT. APHRODITE'S BAR & GRILL - 8:07 P.M.

Mulder, Krycek, Scully and Doggett walk in. It's a nice restaurant, more targeted for tourist and more Americanized.

They spot Spender sitting at the bar with his Italian lady friends sitting on each side of him. They go over to him. Krycek is still moping.

The bar tender comes over.

SCULLY
I'll have a dry martini.

DOGGETT
Ice water.

Spender laughs a bit.

SPENDER
Hard drinker, huh?

DOGGETT
I don't drink.

SPENDER
It's good to have a designated driver.

DOGGETT
Especially after seeing Mulder drive.

SPENDER
(shocked)
You let him drive here?

SCULLY
He and Krycek battled it out.

MULDER
So, brother of mine…
What have you been doing?

SPENDER
Well I told the Bureau that my
mother had died and that I needed
time to be with my family-

MULDER
-I'm your family-

SPENDER
-Ya know to help keep
the emotional trauma down.

SCULLY
I didn't know your mother died.

SPENDER
She didn't.

SCULLY
Oh.

SPENDER
She's alive and well, living in
New York City. (beat) Bindi and
I wanted time to travel the world
together. So… I lied to A.D. Follmer.

SCULLY
So why haven't you come back?

SPENDER
I got accustomed to the traveling
life. I couldn't stay in one place too
long. Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague,
Milan, Cannes, Madrid, Barcelona…
So many places to see and things
to do and women to meet.

He pulls Laura to him and kisses her on the lips. They don't part immediately . They continue to kiss. Scully and Doggett are getting uncomfortable. Scully lets out a small cough to hint to Spender to stop. He doesn't.

Anna scoots her chair closer to Doggett and places her hand high on his leg.

ANNA
So you are American too, no?

DOGGETT
Yeah… born in Texas and
spent my youth there.

ANNA
So you are a cowboy? I
always am attracted to
sexy cowboys from United States.

She starts rubbing her hand up and down his leg. Doggett shifts in his seat.

DOGGETT
(nervous)
Is that so?

Anna nods her head "yes" and licks her lips and crosses her legs so that he body's natural lean is toward Doggett. Nervously, Doggett lets to his left where Scully is sitting, only she's not there.

ANNA
So are you married? Wait a moment,
I don't see a ring. Would you like to
go rent a room and we'll get our groove on…

Anna kisses Doggett passionately. In the background we see that Spender and Laura have stopped their kissing and are watching Anna and Doggett. John is too nervous to try to stop this.

SPENDER
There ya go, John. Let loose, relax
and get some good lovin'.

Scully comes back to the table. She's trying hard not to get jealous over Anna and John's lip-lock.

SCULLY
Ok, so while you and your Italian
chick were lip-locked and this other
chick was making moves on John, that
obviously worked, I noticed Mulder and
Krycek had disappeared. I went to look
for them. They aren't here anymore. Oh
my God, John! Will you cut that out? I
don't want to get ill watching some
whore salivate all over you.

Upon hearing Dana say his name, John is able to stop Anna from kissing him. Anna continues to be touchy feely with him. She runs her fingers through his hair and smiles at Scully.

SCULLY
I think I'm gonna head back now.
Suddenly I'm not feeling so good.

Scully heads to the bar exit. Doggett de-leeches Anna from him.

DOGGETT
It was nice meeting you Jeffrey.
Maybe we'll meet again some other time.

SPENDER
I'll see ya back in D.C. now that
my superior knows I lied to the FBI.

Doggett exits the bar. Anna and Laura dedicate all their attention to Spender.

EXT. APHRODITE'S BAR & GRILL

Doggett is jogging to catch up with Scully. He gets to her and grabs her shoulder, stopping her. He walks around her to face her. He sees that she's crying.

SCULLY
So you like that girl…?

DOGGETT
You mean Anna?

SCULLY
Yeah… you like her?

DOGGETT
She's attractive and all but
that's not important…

SCULLY
If I hadn't been there, you would
have slept with her, right?

DOGGETT
No. What makes you think that?

SCULLY
(quiet)
I don't know. Maybe it was how
she had her tongue down your throat…

Doggett scratches the back of his neck.

SCULLY
I'm not a natural red-head. I'm
naturally brown with a tint of dark red.

DOGGETT
(confused on how she got here)
What?

SCULLY
My natural hair color is similar to
That woman who was all over you.

DOGGETT
So?

SCULLY
Maybe I'll let my natural
color dominate now…

DOGGETT
Why do you dye your hair?

SCULLY
It bring out the color of my eyes.

DOGGETT
I like your eyes.

SCULLY
Thank you.

They continue walking.

DOGGETT
Wanna take a walk on the beach?
It's right across the street.

SCULLY
I'm not feeling up to it
you can go on without me.

Doggett puts his arm around her shoulder.

DOGGETT
Aww… c'mon. I wouldn't want to
go without you. (beat) Plus, we'll
probably be heading back to D.C.
soon and there's nothing like taking
a walk on a beach on a Mediterranean
island, state side.

Scully seems hesitant, but a smile is forming on her face.

SCULLY
I guess so.

They wait until the street is clear and cross, making their way to the beach.

TIME CUT TO:

EXT. ANCIENT RUINS - 10 P.M.

Mulder is walking quickly, trying to look sneaky in an obvious way. Krycek walks slow behind him.

KRYCEK
(sad)
I give up, Mulder. Marita is lost forever.
She may work for the U.N. but let's face
it, she lacks in the common-scenes department.
She probably got mugged in a country we didn't
go to, like Holland or Estonia. Or maybe she got
kidnapped and sold to some pimp in the Philippines.
Or maybe she's still in Paris waiting for me on the
Eiffel Tower, singing some sad love song that Edith
Piaf once san and now she's thinking that I left her forever…

MULDER
Or maybe she was abducted by
aliens by the rock of Aphrodite.

Mulder doesn't look back at his emotional friend, he's on the hunt for aliens and Samantha. Krycek stops walking and turns around and walks back to where they came from. Mulder doesn't notice.

About 27 minutes later, Krycek is walking on a sidewalk on the main street of Limassol. Ok, so he's not walking, it's more shuffling his feet along.

He stops when he sees a movie poster for an upcoming film titled "Robot 2000". He puts her right hand on it and drops down to his knees to see the credits. We'll recognize the name "Marita Covarrubias" as the leading actress.

Krycek slowly lowers himself to the ground. His hand makes a squeaky noise on the glass as he does down. Once on the ground he curls up into a ball and cries.

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

INT. BOOKSTORE - 10:32 P.M.

Monica and Brad decided to go shopping the moment Monica's stomachache went away. Monica is carrying a tourist information book on Cyprus and the Limassol area. She also picked up a paperweight of Aphrodite's Rock. Brad comes up to her. She holds out the paperweight.

MONICA
Think Dana will like this?

BRAD
Well I did notice she has been buying
an awful lot of touristy souvenirs, so
I'll go out on a limb and say: yes,
she'll love it. (beat) I found something
you might want to take note of…

Brad takes Monica over to the SEX REFERENCE section.

MONICA
Brad… I know we haven't been back
together for a very long time and we
haven't made love since before I ran
off to New Orleans without notice, but
I don't think we'll be needing any reference-

Monica shuts up when Brad holds up a book title The Sexual Journey To Ecstasy: 202 Inventive Positions To Kinkier Sex.

MONICA
(amazed)
Bradley Markus Follmer…

Monica blushes.

BRAD
Look who the authors are.

Monica looks at the bottom of the book cover.

MONICA
(reading/humored)
By Alexander Krycek and Dana Scully!
(beat) Oh my God! I have to buy this
Brad! How much is it?

BRAD
Doesn't matter how much it costs,
let's just buy the damn thing.

MONICA
We have to get three.

Brad gives her a questioning look.

MONICA
On for us, one for my big black box
of blackmail and one for John.

She gives him a smile and picks up two more copies. They go to pay for it. After buying it, Brad and Monica go outside and find a bench to sit on. Monica flips through the book.

MONICA
Wow. There's an introduction by Krycek
and instructions on how to use this book by Dana.

Monica speed-reads the intro and instructions.

MONICA
If you're not use to the positions in this
book, they strongly advise you to start from
the first position and work your way up since
each different position advances in difficulty.
(laughs) Dana says that stretching before and
after will keep down muscle soreness.

Monica starts laughing uncontrollably. Brad takes the book from her and flips through the book too. His eyes widen.

BRAD
Oh this is sad.

MONICA
What?

BRAD
Well we have some nice nude pictures
of Dana and then some very bulky muscular
guy with a big dick posing with her with Alex
Krycek's head badly pasted on.

MONICA
They must have done the photo shoot in
Vegas. I haven't seen any men in D.C.
that look like that. (beat) I wonder if
Dana is aware of this little book.

BRAD
I wonder if she's seen any of the profits…

He flips to the beginning of the book.

BRAD
(reading)
"Da Man Publishing" copyright 2003.
(beat) That's this year. We've got a
first print edition. (beat) Are you going
to tell Dana about this?

MONICA
Oh I will… when the time is right.

She smiles at him.

MONICA
Let's go check on airline flights back to
D.C. I don't want to end up in China or
something with Mulder and Krycek. I'm
getting sick of them. Never mind I think
John needs to get home too. I can see
that all this travelling and time with the
boys is getting to him.

BRAD
I can see why. But let's make sure
to come back here again someday… alone.

MONICA
Maybe we could come here
for our honeymoon.

BRAD
Actually, I was hoping we could
go on an African Safari.

Monica's eyes light up with excitement.

MONICA
That's genius Brad! I've always wanted
to go on an African Safari!

BRAD
And see lions and elephants in the wild!

MONICA
Yeah!

Monica hugs him.

MONICA
Ok, no more discussion about the
honeymoon destination. We're going to Africa.

They walk back to the apartment.

CUT TO:

EXT. BEACH - 10:40 P.M.

Doggett and Scully are walking off the beach and back to the main street of Limassol. They are holding hands. They haven't talked for some time, and are enjoying each other's company. They cross the street and are approaching Krycek, who is still on the ground, curled up in a ball. He's not crying anymore.

Doggett is the first to notice him.

DOGGETT
Krycek…?

Scully looks ahead of them and sees Krycek too. She lets go of John's hand and kneels down next to Krycek. Doggett stands behind her. Krycek sadly looks up at her. His eyes are red and puffy from crying.

SCULLY
(soft)
Sasha… sweetie…

Krycek pushes himself up and gives Scully a hug and starts crying again. Scully wraps her arms around him too and hold the back of his head with her hand. She whispers to him, inaudible to Doggett.

A few moments later, Scully helps Krycek to his feet. As they stand, Scully keeps her arms around Krycek as he wipes the tears from his face.

SCULLY
John… Alex need to talk. Do you
remember how to get back to the apartment?

Doggett nods his head.

DOGGETT
I'll see you later…

As he walks past them, he places his hand on Krycek's shoulder and gives him an understanding look. Krycek slightly nods to acknowledge him.

SCULLY
Wanna go sit on the beach and talk?

Krycek nods his head, still unable to speak. The two of them head back to the beach.

CUT TO:

INT. APARTMENT - 10:50 P.M.

Brad and Monica are packing up their suitcases. They called the airport in Larnaca and reserved six electronic tickets back to D.C. in the morning at 7 A.M.

Doggett returns and shuts the door behind him.

MONICA
Hey Johnny! I have good news for you.

Doggett sits down on the couch.

DOGGETT
We're finally going home tomorrow?

MONICA
Yep!

This brings a smile to his face. Brad comes out into the living room.

BRAD
Didn't you go out with Dana, Mulder and Krycek?

DOGGETT
Yeah… we saw Jeffrey and his women.
One of them kissed me and that got
Dana all jealous…

Monica enters the living room now.

MONICA
Did you loose everyone? (beat) Oh my
God, Johnny did you have sex with
some European woman? You look more
relaxed and less up tight.

Doggett stands up.

DOGGETT
I didn't have sex with anyone. Dana
and I had a nice walk on the beach.

BRAD
I see. (beat) And where is she now?

DOGGETT
Talking to Krycek. He's still upset about Marita.

MONICA
What about Mulder?

DOGGETT
Don't know. He and Krycek left
the bar before Dana and I.

Doggett walks into another room to pack up his things.

CUT TO:

EXT. ANCIENT RUINS - 11:03 P.M.

Mulder is snapping photographs of some mosaic tiling.

MULDER
(excited)
Oh man oh boy! Skinman is gonna pee
his pants when he sees this!

Mulder snaps more photos.

A low humming noise is heard… it gradually increases in its loudness. Mulder stops snapping pictures once he hears this. He looks up into the sky and sees glowing lights slowly flying in the distance.

MULDER
(in awe)
Oh my gosh…

He watches these lights until they disappear.

MULDER
Hold on Samantha… I'll find
you someday soon…

Mulder checks his watch and decides he should head back to get some sleep for their next day in Cyprus, and who knows they might end up in Spain or Andorra in a couple more days. How exciting! Mulder jumps into the air and clicks his heels together.

CUT TO:

EXT. BEACH - 11:05 P.M.

Scully and Krycek are sitting in the sand. Krycek hasn't said anything since they got there. He's drawing with his finger in the sand in front of him. Finally he speaks up.

KRYCEK
(quiet/vulnerable)
I don't even know if she really ever loved
me, Dana… I think- No, I know she used
me to boost her ego after she didn't get
married to Brad. And because I'm too
goddamned stupid, I let her manipulate
me into believing she really loved me. (beat)
I don't know… maybe a couple years ago
she did, but she hasn't really been the same
since we got back from that road trip in Colorado.

SCULLY
I know.

KRYCEK
I love her, Dana... I can't help it.

SCULLY
Alex… don't you think after so long
and after what she's done, that maybe
you should take that as a sign that maybe
you two won't work out…

KRYCEK
It has crossed my mind, but I
don't know how to stop the
feelings I have for her.

SCULLY
You need to meet the right woman.

KRYCEK
What if I have and didn't realize it
because I was blinded by the light that is Marita.

SCULLY
I tend to believe in fate and destiny.

KRYCEK
Which means…?

SCULLY
If you have already crossed paths with
"the one" and missed her the first time,
if she is your destiny, then you'll be
given that chance again.

Krycek is quiet, thinking about what Scully has told him.

KRYCEK
Earlier, I thought about… bad stuff.

SCULLY
Bad stuff…?

KRYCEK
(really quiet)
Ending my life.

Scully inches over to him and puts her arm over his shoulder.

SCULLY
(serious)
Sasha… you and I both know suicide
doesn't solve problems. You can't run
from your life and it's situations. You
have to face them head on. You have
many friends, and you know you can talk
to me about anything. I'm glad you decided
to talk to me instead of the other option.

She kisses him on the cheek and wipes a tear off Krycek's face.

KRYCEK
(lightening up)
You're beginning to sound like me.

SCULLY
Well I wouldn't be here if it weren't for
you and your "words of wisdom" and
your perfect timing and ability to
remain calm and in control.

KRYCEK
Good thing we know each other, huh?

SCULLY
Yeah…

KRYCEK
It's that whole fate thing, right?

SCULLY
Definitely.

They sit quietly for a few minutes.

KRYCEK
I don't know if I ever told you this,
but… thank you for always being
here for me and being my friend.
It means a lot to me.

SCULLY
I know. (beat) Think we should
be getting back now?

KRYCEK
Sure.

They stand up and head back. Scully walks with her arms wrapped around her waist, and Krycek with his hands in his pockets.

KRYCEK
So… you and John together yet?

SCULLY
No. (beat) Sometimes it feels
like we could be though…

KRYCEK
He's a good guy, Dana. I
know you two will… ya know.

SCULLY
I know.

They continue walking.

KRYCEK
I love you, Dana.

SCULLY
I love you too, Alex.

He puts his arm around her as they walk back to the apartment.

CUT TO:

INT. AIRPLANE - NEXT MORNING - 7:57 A.M.

The whole gang is aboard this flight back to Washington D.C. Doggett is in a window seat, he's sleeping, his head resting against the side of the airplane. Scully is next to him, her head resting against his shoulder and her arm around his waist. She's sleeping too. Next to her, on the aisle seat is Krycek. He's asleep as well, his head lying on the tray in front of him.

Across the aisle from these three is Brad, Monica and Mulder. They are all watching the in flight entertainment: the morning news recorded from a local TV station earlier that morning. Suddenly Mulder's head falls forward onto the seat ahead of him. He fell asleep. Monica and Brad share a look. Brad reaches out and holds Monica's hand. They both look down at her diamond engagement ring. Monica lifts the armrest in between them and nuzzles up to Brad and closes her eyes. He puts his arm around her.

As the plane continues it's journey, Brad wonders to himself about his future. His life with Monica, what changes his life will bring him, bad and good, his parents, and about how happy he is to finally be heading home. He glances over and Doggett and Scully and smiles. John may not have had Paris the way he had hoped, but despite some of his irrational behavior, he still had Dana Scully by his side. Then there was Mulder and Krycek… Mulder forever oblivious to the problems in his friend's life. Or is that by choice? And Krycek… a man who will probably forever remain optimistic about Marita Lynn Covarrubias… Where ever she may be…

FADE OUT:

THE END.


 

FRVS Home | Close | Next Episode -->