"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - Season Three

3x01 "Nosce Te Ipsum"Title: "Nosce Te Ipsum"
Written by: Cassie & Kristi
Date: 2000
Air Date: 22 January 2001
Rating: PG-13
Series: FRVS - Episode #033
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
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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: 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. Any horrid behavior should not be mimicked in your every day life.

Summary: The timetable for colonization has been stepped up. Scully is needed now more than ever for both sides... good and bad...


TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. TUNGUSKA GULAG - NIGHT - ONE WEEK EARLIER

A Russian Guard is making his rounds outside the prison. He stops and takes out a pack of cigarettes and lights up. He exhales and looks up to the sky, and we see a shooting star cross the sky. He starts to walk back to the headquarters and behind him we see one shooting star after another then BOOM!! A bright light illuminates the screen.

POV - RUSSIAN GUARD

bottom of alien spacecraft. There is an intense, yet quiet humming from the craft. The Russian Guard is looking at this like "what the heck?"

Suddenly, out of nowhere a power as strong as a nuclear blast hits the Gulag, disintegrating the people and buildings into ash. However... the people and buildings remain in their forms.

Quiet...

The spacecrafts are gone, a simple breeze blows the ashes away in to the night...

FADE OUT:

END TEASER


Act One

INT. MULDER/KRYCEK'S APT - 10AM

Scully is asleep on Mulder's couch, the file folder that Marita and Krycek showed her is open on the coffee table. The apartment is very quiet.

The apartment door slowly opens and a dopey Mulder arrives home from a night out. He's dressed in a nice white tank top with a red silky button up shirt with a silver diamond print that are almost unnoticeable. He's got nice black slacks on and a chain dangles from his pant pocket (rear) where his wallet is. He stands in the doorway la "Swingers". Mulder suddenly notices someone sleeping on the couch and he perks up out of 'Handsome Alvin Mode'.

Mulder walks into the living room and takes out a stud earring from his left ear. He disappears into his bedroom for a moment then returns without his red silk shirt on, just the slacks and white tank top. He goes over to Scully, sits on the couch and shakes her awake.

MULDER
(shaking her)
Scully... Scully...

Scully's eyes open.

MULDER
What are you doing here?

Scully sits up.

SCULLY
Mulder... we can't trust
Marita and Krycek.

Mulder gives her a look.

SCULLY
Last night, Krycek came over and
told me lies. (beat, takes a deep breath)
He and Marita made up a story about how I
was involved in the Project, how my family
is not my own. (beat; takes a pic of her child)
How this man is my husband and she is my child
That I agreed to have all my memories erased,
for this life. (gets pissed) And for some reason
I am a key figure in some resistance against an invasion.

Mulder takes a deep breath, he trusts what Scully says.

MULDER
Scully, I want you to realize
that Krycek and Marita are involved
in a project dealing with an alien
invasion. (beat) Now I know they will
tell whatever lies they need to if it benefits
them in the whole scheme of things, however
I don't understand why they would create such
an elaborate story to directly involve you in their work.

SCULLY
So you're saying you believe them?

Mulder doesn't say anything, he just looks at her with a serious expression.

SCULLY
(sighs)
Ok, lets say they are right?
That memories of my 'real' life had
been erased, that I am important to
their cause... what could I know that
they don't, that they need?

Off Mulder's look...

CUT TO:

INT. SCULLY/MARITA'S APT. - 10:13AM

Marita and Krycek are seated at the kitchen table. Marita is downing a double espresso. Krycek looks thoughtful, he leans in toward Marita.

KRYCEK
(lowered voice)
There's something else
that I haven't told you.

Marita looks up, kind of glaring at him, she's to exhausted to say anything.

KRYCEK
Two weeks ago, the Gulag in
Tunguska disappeared without a
trace... the people, the tests,
(stresses importance) the vaccine.

MARITA
(serious)
Alex, without that vaccine,
if the invasion should begin,
we won't be able to fight it,
we become a slave race.

Krycek leans in closer.

KRYCEK
Not exactly.

Krycek starts fishing around in his pocket, he pulls out the vile containing the Russian vaccine that he stole a few years ago while he was in Tunguska.

KRYCEK
I believe that the colonists are
going about colonization on their
own timetable, that somehow they
found out the Russians had a weak
vaccine... and somehow they destroyed
all evidence that it had ever existed
(beat; holds up vile) except this.

MARITA
That would mean that
you're life is in danger-

KRYCEK
-and your's, Scully and Mulder.
(beat) You've all been exposed
to it. It's in you.

MARITA
Who else knows that you have this?

Krycek remains silent, the less people that know... the better.

MARITA
We need Scully now more
than ever, she's the only
one that knows the formula.
(beat)What do we do now?

KRYCEK
Involve Mulder? (beat)
Scully trusts him more
than us, if Mulder knows
he could help.

They sit there thinking for a bit.

MARITA
I'll inform Mulder,
you inform the group.

CUT TO:

INT. US GOVERNMENT LAB - TUNISA - NIGHT

A middle aged doctor wearing a biological protection suite is carefully placing a golden substance into a clear vile. He turns to a chart and writes down information.

The door to the lab room opens... the doctor turns to see who it is... it's the Alien Bounty Hunter... not in protective clothing.

DOCTOR
Sir... this room is not safe.

The Alien Bounty Hunter doesn't seem to care... he violently approaches him. The doctor looks alarmed.

DOCTOR
No...

The Alien Bounty Hunter violently picks him up by his neck and throws him into the wall, killing the doctor. He turns around and looks at the room and exits as flames erupt out of nowhere in the room, caused by an alien craft, similar to the one we saw in the teaser.

Off this image...

FADE OUT:

End Act One


Act Two

INT. EAST 46TH STREET - DAY

The Well Manicured Man hangs up his phone, a nervous expression is on his face. He turns to Deep Throat, Cigarette-Smoking Man, Quiet Willy and the 1st and 2nd Elders.

WELL MANICURED MAN
I just received news from Tunisia.
Our lab has been burnt to the ground.
All our information destroyed.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
And what of our leading scientist?

WELL MANICURED MAN
Dead and burnt. We've lost
years of research... we don't
have the time to start over.

FIRST ELDER
We have one last hope...

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
Agent Scully.

Krycek enters the room in a hurry, and stops dead in his tracks upon seeing the Smoking Man and the Elders. He quickly snaps out of it and goes to the Well Manicured Man and whispers something in his ear. The Well Manicured Man's eyes grow wide.

WELL MANICURED MAN
You fool, you stupid fool.

The other members look on wondering what has happened. Deep Throat can tell what is going on.

FIRST ELDER
What has happened?

SECOND ELDER
Does it have to do with
the colonists timetable?

THIRD ELDER
Must we come to accept defeat?

FIRST ELDER
I don't like this.

WELL MANICURED MAN
We have no more vaccine,
Krycek seems to have misplaced it.

They all look like they are about to have a massive coronary attack.

CUT TO:

EXT. FBI PARKING GARAGE - NIGHT

Mulder is fumbling around his pockets trying to discover where his car keys are. Rain is dripping onto the cold concrete floor. Mulder approaches his car.

MARITA
(from a dark corner)
Agent Mulder.

Mulder turns around to see Marita stepping out of the shadows.

MULDER
You here to feed me more lies?

Marita approaches him... ignoring his attitude.

MARITA
Agent Mulder, you need to
understand what is going on...

Mulder stands there reluctantly listening.

MARITA
What we told Scully is true. We
need her, you may not know this
but colonization is closer than
we anticipated. The aliens have
been eliminating all research
needed to create the vaccine to
to use against them.

Mulder gets interested.

MARITA
(after a beat)
What we didn't tell Scully is
that she is the only one alive
that knows the formula for the
vaccine. (beat) Years ago, she
memorized it, she was the first
scientist in our group to succeed.

MULDER
Why are you telling me this?

MARITA
She doesn't trust us anymore,
(beat) she trusts only you.

MULDER
Why didn't you tell Scully all this?

MARITA
She wouldn't have believed it.
(beat)We wanted to present her
with the information gradually.

MULDER
You forgot one thing. (beat)
She had her memory erased.

MARITA
Yes, I know. But the information
is in her, it's just been turned off,
all we need to do is bring it out of her.

MULDER
And exactly how would you go
about that? (anal) More tests?

MARITA
That's what Cancer Man wants
to do, to use her for his own
good. (beat) Take her back.

Mulder looks at her, he doesn't get it.

MARITA
Years ago, Scully was on his side,
to help colonization not resist it.
She had intimate relations with him
and married John only to have a connection
with those that believed in resistance.
She was a manipulative liar and traitor
out to rule the world.
Mulder listens.

MARITA
Then one day she lost John in
an airplane crash and her daughter
was taken from her, she became depressed
and suicidal. The Cancer Man suggested she
have her memory of John and her child erased,
she agreed, but Cancer Man had other plans (beat)
send her to spy on you, debunk your work-

MULDER
-well that didn't exactly work-

MARITA
-exactly, so now he is out
to bring her back.

MULDER
But why allow the planet to
be colonized? What are the benefits?

MARITA
He knows there's no stopping it,
and he wants to survive.

Off his concerned look...

TIME CUT TO:

INT. MULDER/KRYCEK'S APT - NIGHT

Scully have come back from picking up some Chinese food she walks into the living room once again. No one is home, a red light is flashing on the answering machine, she walks over and hits the 'play' button.

MULDER
(on machine)
Hey Scully, I'm out at Manner's Bar,
an old friend of mine from college is
in town and we'll probably be out all
night... if you remember please feed
my fish, oh, and don't forget to lock
the door. Erase this when you get it,
I hate how I sound on the machine.

Scully looks at it weird and turns on the TV and eats her dinner.

TIME CUT:

INT. MULDER'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Scully is sound asleep.

FLASH

Scully is lying on a bed wearing a spaghetti string dress, the Smoking Man appears and gently starts to remove her dress as he erotically kisses Scully's neck, eventually revealing her black bra and placing his hand on her breast.

FLASH OUT

Scully's eyes open, she senses someone, she turns her head to look toward the bedroom door.

REVERSE ANGLE

The Smoking Man walks in, a classic expression on his face.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
(soft)
I've been waiting, Dana.

Scully give him a sly, knowing smile, she remembers.

END ACT TWO


ACT THREE

EXT. J. EDGAR HOOVER BUILDING (STOCK)

INT. MULDER/SCULLY/KRYCEK OFFICE - MORNING

Mulder is siting at his desk, reading yet another x-file when Krycek enters, carrying a small piece of paper.

KRYCEK
What is this about, Mulder?

Mulder looks up, and takes the note from Krycek's hand and reads it: "Something came up, I'll be in touch. - Scully"

MULDER
Where'd you get this?

KRYCEK
It was left on our coffee
table, I found it this morning.

Mulder just looks at him.

KRYCEK
Do you have any idea why
she would leave without
telling us where she was going?

MULDER
I don't know, but after what
you and Marita dropped on her
the other night, I could see
why she wouldn't tell you.

Krycek just shakes his head, he won't fall for Mulder's trap.

KRYCEK
So you know-

MULDER
Marita told me everything,
including some points you
neglected to tell Scully -

KRYCEK
Mulder, what's important now
is the fact that if the Smoking
Man convinced her of what you were
told, he wouldn't use Scully for
the best interest of the world.

MULDER
Then why are we wasting out
time here discussing it?

Mulder stands up and puts on his suit jacket and heads toward the door, Krycek follows.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE - MILFORD, PA - MORNING

INT. BEDROOM

Scully is just waking up in a king size bed, the pillow next to her's looks as if someone has slept there too. Scully gets up out of bed, wearing only a loose silk shirt. She walks over to the chair and puts on some matching pajama pants.

In the kitchen, the Smoking Man has been preparing breakfast. Scully enters the room.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
I got a call about an hour ago...
our daughter did survive the crash...

SCULLY
Where is she?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAM
Jill is in good hands (beat, off
her concerned look) Don't worry
Dana, we'll see her again.

The Smoking Man past her, caressing her bare shoulder gently.

SCULLY
Something needs to be done
about Marita and Alex... if
they succeed, we'll never see
her again... we can't let that happen.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
That is why you must return to
them... if you don't they will
be even more determined to succeed.

Scully looks at him knowingly, she knows what she has to do...

CUT TO:

INT. SKINNER'S OFFICE - DAY

Skinner is seated at his desk twirling his engagement ring on his thumb, his intercom buzzes.

SKINNER'S ASSISTANT
Sir, Agents Mulder and Krycek
are here to see you.

SKINNER
Send them in.

Skinner opens his desk drawer and puts the ring away. Mulder and Krycek enter.

MULDER
Sir, Agent Scully hasn't
showed up for work and
this morning Krycek found
this note.

Mulder hands Skinner the note Scully left.

SKINNER
(I don't care tone)
So, she left town.

KRYCEK
He may have gotten to her.

Skinner looks at him, trying to hide his worry.

SKINNER
There's nothing I can
do to help you, agents.

He takes a seat at his desk.

SKINNER
Now, I have some files
to go through.

He looks to the door to suggest they leave. Mulder starts to walk toward the door.

KRYCEK
(forceful)
Sir, we have no time.

Skinner just glares at him, Mulder stops dead in his tracks realizing for the first time the seriousness of the situation, and how much he doesn't know about his partner.

SKINNER
It'd be better if I
didn't involve myself.

Krycek give Skinner an irritate glare and storms past Mulder... not wasting anytime. Mulder follows Krycek quietly... leaving Skinner there with that look on his face.

CUT TO:

INT. KRYCEK'S CAR - NIGHT (HOURS LATER)

Mulder is sleeping in the passenger seat, Krycek is driving. It's pouring rain outside, the swishing of the windshield wipers is all we really hear. Krycek glances at the digital clock on the radio, it reads 2:13am. Krycek takes out his cell phone and dials Marita.

KRYCEK
Sorry to call you so late
...I'm heading north on...
crap... I don't know... I'm
heading toward Milford. (beat)
Don't worry I know what I'm
doing. (beat) No I won't.

He hangs up, and exits the highway.

TIME CUT:

Krycek's car is driving down a small country road, suddenly the headlights turn off. He parks the car on the side of the road, looks at Mulder and decides it is better he stay asleep. Krycek quietly gets out of the car, not locking the door, and grabs a towel and a small can of chloroform. He heads up a long driveway.

After a few minutes.

POV - KRYCEK

Scully is standing outside on the porch alone, thoughtful. After a beat, she goes back in the house and starts to turn off some lights.

Krycek adjusts his cap and slowly and carefully approaches. From the side of the porch (not the main stairs) Krycek crawls over to the front door and picks the lock and the door creeks open as he enters.

Krycek is frantically looking through the rooms... kitchen, restroom, den, and the living room... where the Smoking Man is seated, his back to Krycek, reading a book. Krycek quickly steps backwards and runs right into Scully. Krycek quickly turns around and punches her, not realizing who it is. Scully starts to scream, but Krycek pours the chloroform onto the cloth and knocks her out... we hear a noise come from the living room.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN (O.S.)
Dana?

Krycek thinks 'oh crap'.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE

Heading back towards the car, Krycek is carrying Scully over his shoulder, sloppily trying to run back to the car, as room by room in the Smoking Man's house, lights turn on.

Krycek literally shoves Scully into the back of his car, slams the door behind him and speeds off into the darkness.

CUT TO:

The Smoking Man, looking on out his window as Krycek's car speeds off. He takes a drag.

CUT TO:

INT. SKINNER'S OFFICE

Mulder and Krycek are sitting in the chairs in front of Skinner's desk.

SKINNER
I called you in today because
you are being split up.

MULDER
Split up? For what reasons?

SKINNER
It's not my call Agent Mulder.

Mulder and Krycek exchange worried looks, Scully doesn't seem too shocked. Skinner's intercom buzzes.

ASSISTANT
Agent Doggett's here to see you, sir.

Skinner's office door opens and Agent Doggett enters. Skinner stands up, the others do as well.

SKINNER
Agent Doggett, I'd like you
to meet Agents Krycek, Mulder
and Scully.

Doggett extends his hand out to shake Krycek's, and looks at him as if he's seen him before.

DOGGETT
John Doggett, nice to meet you.

Krycek shakes his hand.

KRYCEK
Krycek. Alex Krycek.

As Doggett shakes the others hands:

SKINNER
Agent Krycek you will immediately
move your belongings into your new office.

At that, Mulder, Krycek, Doggett, and Scully file out of the office.

SKINNER
Agent Scully, may I
have a word with you.

Scully stays behind, the others leave. Mulder shuts the door.

SKINNER
Dana, I want to apologize for-

SCULLY
-Sir, I think you know
better than to do that.

And Scully turns and leaves. Off Skinner's look...

FADE OUT:

THE END.


 

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