INT - HAPPY GILLIGAN'S
GROCERY STORE - DAY
SATURDAY, 3 JULY 1999
There is happy elevator music, the kind you wouldn't
want to listen to for a long time. We see MULDER walking down an aisle,
opening a bag of sunflower seeds, he eats a few and moves on, putting
the opened bag of seeds in his shopping basket. He grabs a box of
"Lucky Charms". Mulder looks up to the ceiling and catches
himself in the mirror in the corner where the walls meet the ceiling,
he straightens his gray t-shirt.
I need to work out...
I'm getting rather flabby.
Suddenly from around the corner appears Krycek,
in his white t-shirt and leather jacket. He spots Mulder and glares.
Mulder takes notice of this and glares right back at him and moves
Mulder enters the meat section of the store,
he looks left then right before finally speaking to the employee:
Two pounds of turkey, please.
The employee looks at him weird, wondering why
Mulder would need two pounds of turkey. Krycek appears again, stands
next to Mulder and rolls his eyes at him, obviously he heard how much
Mulder had ordered. A few tense moments later, the employee brings
Mulder his two pounds of turkey, it makes a loud noise as he plops it
down in front of Mulder.
One half pound of turkey, please.
Mulder feels stupid and quickly walks off to
the bakery. He picks up a bag of white sandwich bread and starts to swing it
around spontaneously hitting it against things to check the bread's freshness. He puts that loaf back on the shelf
and picks up another and proceeds to do the same thing...
POV KRYCEK, he's turning the corner to go to the bakery
section and BAM! All of a sudden, he (the camera) is hit with a loaf of
(not knowing it's Krycek)
Oh! I'm sorry!!
After realizing it is Krycek, with an "oh shit!" he quickly runs
(to himself and kinda to Mulder)
Oh, you don't get off
that easily, punk.
With that, Krycek picks up some sample chip dip,
and tosses it at the back of Mulder's head. It hits, and Mulder is
pissed! His head is drenched in chip dip! He stops dead in his tracks
and knocks down a big display of soda cans... the cans come at Krycek (some exploding soda pop from the impact),
attacking him, Krycek starts running after Mulder (who is heading
toward the check out register), and almost falls... Mulder is quickly
paying Bob (the cashier man), who is slow (first day at work).
and Krycek understand this is now a game of who can get out of the
grocery store faster. Krycek succeeds!!!!! (Kristi wins! Cassie cries!)
He rushes out the door closely followed by Mulder.
They are speed walking down the street, unable
to run because they are carrying paper grocery bags. They both keep
checking out how the other is doing, they look like crazed mad men, hell bent on defeating the other in this race.
EXT - MULDER'S APT. BUILDING - DAY - CONTINUOUS
Krycek quickly opens the door, it flies open
almost hitting him in the face. Mulder is right behind him. They both
go and check their mail... Mulder gives Krycek the look of "why
are you in my apartment building?". They quickly sprint to the
elevator. The door shuts behind them as they both press the button
for the fourth floor. They glare at each other, both extremely out
of breath. A few moments pass before the door dings open on the fourth
floor and they haul ass to their respective apartments. Krycek's door (apartment #40)
is right next to Mulder's (apartment #42), but Mulder is further down the hall. Mulder looks
at him with despising shock, as Krycek opens his door and gives Mulder
a "haha" smile and closes his door, he has won.
Mulder goes into his apartment, puts down his
groceries, goes over to Krycek's apartment, and bangs on the door. Krycek answers
the door, pretending he doesn't know Mulder, he smiles:
Well... I didn't know
you live next to me!
Krycek rolls his eyes.
Well, now you know.
Hey! We can be buddies again!
Wanna watch Star Wars?
Krycek hears this and slams the door in Mulder's
face and locks it... the headache of being Mulder's next door neighbor begins.