"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - Season One

Review By: Cerasi J.

“I've got cards, wanna play cards?”

In the very first episode of the ever-popular Fox & Rat Virtual Series Special Agents Mulder and Scully are on a flight home to Washington D.C. when they happen to discover they know the two people sitting next to them! We learn Marita and Scully used to be good friends and that Krycek is dead sexy. Throughout this highly entertaining installment of FRVS an annoyed Krycek and Marita are desperately trying to ignore the inept Fox Mulder who is constantly begging them to play cards and finally winds up shooting his partner! This is a wonderful beginning to a very interesting series!

1x00 "The Pilot"




Title:
"The Pilot"

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Series: FRVS - Episode #001

Written by: Cassie & Kristi

Classification: humor

Rating: PG

Air Date: 5 September 1999

Date Written: ≈ July 1999
(just after the 1999 NBA Championships: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks)

Summary: Mulder and Krycek run into each other after having not seen the other since college. Chaos ensues on an airplane in the premiere episode of "Fox & Rat."

Spoilers: None, we try to create our own stuff... but remember sometimes we have to refer to happenings in the actual show "The X-Files."

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).

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Author's Note: Sometimes the actions of these characters are cartoonish in nature. If you actually think that following their horrible example is a good thing to do, we are not responsible for your lack of common sense. The personalities of the characters within the world of "Fox & Rat" are not those you know from "The X-Files" television series. We have warped them and given them a common past, immature behavior and a sense of humor.

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THURSDAY, 1 JULY 1999
BOARDING AN AIRPLANE... SOMEWHERE IN RUSSIA...

OVER BLACK:

We hear the captain of an airplane over the intercom. A typical pilot's boring flat vocal tone...

CAPTIN (O.S.)
We'll be taking off
in about five minutes
and we apologize for the delay.

FADE UP:

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.

MULDER
(irritated)
What is the hold up?

Scully answers in a pre-occupied, dubious tone. She doesn't even look up to answer him.

SCULLY
Some important government
employees haven't boarded yet.

MULDER
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.

MULDER

is bored and tired, so he decides to lay down on the other two 'open' seats next to him.

SCULLY

gives him an irritated glance.

MULDER
This is much better.

After a few more moments, we ANGLE DOWN ONTO the aisle floor on:

CLOSE

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.

CLOSE

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 Covarrubias.

These are the special government employees...

CUT TO:

ALEX KRYCEK'S POV

Looking down at Mulder... sleeping in their seats. Scully starts to shake Mulder awake.

SCULLY
(hasn't noticed who they are)
Mulder... You're sleeping in
these people's seats... wake up.

MULDER
Huh?

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.

KRYCEK
(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!

MARITA
(to Krycek, babysitting?)
Alex, just sit down.

Krycek obeys and reluctantly sits down next to Mulder.

MULDER
(to Krycek)
I've got cards, wanna play cards?

As Mulder continuously taps him on the shoulder:

KRYCEK
(to Marita)
So, what about them Knicks?

MULDER
You like the Knicks too?
I love the Knicks.

MARITA
I prefer San Antonio.

KRYCEK
(deadpan)
Me too.

Mulder pouts.

MULDER
The network rigged it all.
That's the only reason the
Spurs won the championship.

KRYCEK
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!

TIME CUT:

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 better.

KRYCEK
(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 doesn't care.

A few hours later, Mulder and Krycek have fallen asleep, opposite ends from eachother. Scully finally really notices Marita, she double glances.

SCULLY
Marita?

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!

MARITA
Dana!? I thought you looked familiar!
You dyed your hair!

SCULLY
I did, just after high school
graduation, when Alex Krycek and
I lived in Vegas. (beat) What were
you doing in Russia? And who's the guy?

Scully takes a moment to "check out" "the guy." Yummy! He's hot!

MARITA
That is Alex Krycek. (she smiles)
And he thinks he's gonna rule the world.

SCULLY
Alex Krycek?! The nerd?!
Why's he suddenly cute?

Out of nowhere:

KRYCEK
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.

MULDER
That's it... you!
You are not sexy!
Never have been,
never will be!

KRYCEK
Yeah, you're just
jealous, women are
always crawling all
over me.

MARITA
Oh yeah, that explains
the guy in jail.

Mulder laughing (he's had a few drinks), pulls out his gun.

SCULLY
(standing up)
Mulder, NO!

Mulder pulls the trigger, Marita screams, Krycek does nothing... he still believes he's damn sexy, he's got a big ego.

ANGLE ON

SCULLY

She has been shot, she is in shock.

SCULLY
(disbelief)
Mulder...? Is... that... water?!

MULDER
(funny, haha!)
No, it's ink!

Mulder looks to Marita...

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?!

KRYCEK
(still sitting, a bit annoyed)
And he's a mature FBI agent.

MULDER
How do you know I'm an FBI agent?

KRYCEK
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 finally land.

CAPTAIN (V.O.)
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.

MULDER
(bursts out lauging)
PFFFFFFFFTTTT!
(spit flies everywhere)
KRYCEK FELL!!!
(he points at Krycek)

Scully wipes some spit from her face...

SCULLY
(annoyed, deadpan)
We noticed.

TIME CUT:

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.

THE END

 


 

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