THURSDAY, 1 JULY 1999
BOARDING AN AIRPLANE... SOMEWHERE IN RUSSIA...
We hear the captain of an airplane over the
intercom. A typical pilot's boring flat vocal tone...
We'll be taking off
in about five minutes
and we apologize for the delay.
ANGLE - AGENT FOX MULDER
looking tired, and sick of waiting.
To his right is:
AGENT DANA SCULLY
reading an in-flight magazine with reading glasses on.
What is the hold up?
Scully answers in a pre-occupied, dubious tone.
She doesn't even look up to answer him.
Some important government
employees haven't boarded yet.
Well, I'm more important than them.
Scully gives Mulder that classic "Mulder, drop
it" look, she has had enough of him for one trip. She goes back to
read her in-flight magazine.
is bored and tired, so he decides to lay down
on the other two 'open' seats next to him.
gives him an irritated glance.
This is much better.
After a few more moments, we ANGLE DOWN ONTO
the aisle floor on:
A man's feet, slowly approaching Mulder and
Scully's seats. The feet kick some poor kid's fluffy white bunny rabbit
toy out of his way.
CAMERA RISES FROM THE FEET as we follow up the
legs of this mysterious man, to his upper body and finally to his
face, to reveal none other than... Alex Krycek.
Krycek's face, reacting to the sight of Mulder
sleeping in his seat: a very blank expression. He passes the camera
and is followed by a young blonde woman who works for the UN... Marita
These are the special government employees...
ALEX KRYCEK'S POV
Looking down at Mulder... sleeping in their
seats. Scully starts to shake Mulder awake.
(hasn't noticed who they are)
Mulder... You're sleeping in
these people's seats... wake up.
Mulder looks up and sees Krycek standing above
him, he quickly sits up and pats on their seats... almost inviting
them to dare to sit down next to him.
(to Mulder, annoyed)
Sir, if we are going
to be on this flight
together, I suggest
that you behave yourself.
Mulder looks frightened... some FBI agent he is!
(to Krycek, babysitting?)
Alex, just sit down.
Krycek obeys and reluctantly sits down next
I've got cards, wanna play cards?
As Mulder continuously taps him on the shoulder:
So, what about them Knicks?
You like the Knicks too?
I love the Knicks.
I prefer San Antonio.
The network rigged it all.
That's the only reason the
Spurs won the championship.
No, I did.
Mulder gasps and pouts, how dare Krycek rig the NBA Championships so that the San Antonio Spurs would win! Knicks all the way, baby!
ANGLE - STEWARDESS
She is making her rounds with the refreshment
cart, handing out meals. She comes to them and gives them their meals.
Mulder, Scully, and Marita are the only one's eating, Krycek knows
(re: the airplane food)
That's sick you guys.
As Krycek explains what is really wrong
with the food, everyone around him stops eating, except Mulder, he
A few hours later, Mulder and Krycek have fallen
asleep, opposite ends from eachother. Scully finally really notices
Marita, she double glances.
Marita looks up from reading some files, and
looks at Scully she finally recognizes her best friend from childhood, high school,
and former college roommate!
Dana!? I thought you looked familiar!
You dyed your hair!
I did, just after high school
graduation, when Alex Krycek and
I lived in Vegas.
you doing in
Russia? And who's the guy?
Scully takes a moment to "check out" "the guy." Yummy! He's hot!
That is Alex Krycek. (she smiles)
And he thinks
he's gonna rule the world.
Alex Krycek?! The nerd?!
Why's he suddenly cute?
Out of nowhere:
That's right, I'm damn sexy...
Marita and Scully look over to Krycek... yeah...
whatever. Then SUDDENLY Mulder has had enough! He stands up and pulls
out his gun, he looks rather insane.
That's it... you!
You are not sexy!
Never have been,
never will be!
Yeah, you're just
jealous, women are
always crawling all
Oh yeah, that explains
the guy in jail.
Mulder laughing (he's had a few drinks), pulls
out his gun.
Mulder pulls the trigger, Marita screams, Krycek
does nothing... he still believes he's damn sexy, he's got a big ego.
She has been shot, she is in shock.
Mulder...? Is... that... water?!
No, it's ink!
Mulder looks to Marita...
Don't you dare pull
that trigger, or I'll
get out my gun, and
let me assure you, it's real.
Mulder now takes aim at Krycek... he pulls the
trigger seven times! One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Six! Ssssssseeeevvvvveeeeennnnnnnnnnnn! <---- ok, a prolonged "ssssssseeeevvvvveeeeennnnnnnnnnnn" like that actually means he pulled the water gun trigger about sevenTEEN times.
Absolutely NO water gets on Krycek! What is Mulder?! A stormtrooper?!
(still sitting, a bit annoyed)
And he's a mature FBI agent.
How do you know I'm an FBI agent?
I work for people higher
than the government.
Mulder sits down, his feelings are hurt. No
one wanted to join him in starting a water gun fight on the airplane! *pout, pout, pout*
As they get
settled, Scully notices that the ink on her nice white blouse is beginning
to disappear. Scully playfully punches Mulder in the shoulder (she
doesn't want to hurt him - a crying Mulder is the last thing they want
to deal with right now).
A few hours later, which seemed like days, they
Welcome to Washington D.C.
The local time is 11:30 am,
and the current temperature is
77 degrees. Please remain seated
until the plane is properly secured
at the terminal and the seat belt
signs have been switched off.
Thanks for flying Kriysa Airlines.
Krycek unbuckles his seat belt, stands up to
get his bag out of the overhead compartment. Scully hands Marita her
card (with phone number on it), so that they can get together, to catch up, later...
we will find out they eventually become roommates (off screen in FRVS)... in later episodes.
The plane suddenly JOLTS! BOOM! Krycek falls
down. Marita is the only brave soul to laugh at him. Krycek stands
up, rather embarrassed, pretending nothing happened, his face is bright
red. He hands Marita her bag, she is still chuckling. Krycek's face
is bordering on dark red/purple, he's not looking anyone in the eye.
We see Mulder in the background trying to hold in his laughter...
but he can't hold it in any longer, his face is the same color as
Krycek's, but from not breathing.
(bursts out lauging)
(spit flies everywhere)
(he points at Krycek)
Scully wipes some spit from her face...
INT - MULDER'S APARTMENT - THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
Mulder is trying to sleep on his couch, he hears footsteps in the apartment right next to him. Hmm, a new neighbor,
Mulder makes absolutely NO attempt to go greet his new neighbor, ya know... he's
lazy. And never mind the fact that it is in the middle of the night...
Mulder turns to his fish, on the bookshelf next to his couch, and
says "goodnight", he then turns back around and gets all comfy, closes
his beautiful hazel eyes and falls asleep... little does he know of what
is to come when he discovers exactly who his new neighbor is...
this will truly be the beginning of a new era.