Previously on "Fox & Rat"... the gang had gone
and got themselves killed when Krycek drove them into a tornado near
Salina, Kansas. The gang wandered around aimlessly in The Afterlife
and were eventually told by Death that it was not their time to die
and that they would be brought back to life at the moment from which
EXT. SALINA, KANSAS - MARCH 28 - 11 PM
Krycek, Marita, Scully and Skinner are running
from the van to hide in a muddy ditch. Running to protect themselves
from the coming tornado. The wind is strong and some debris swirls
around them, it is pouring rain and they are drenched and very unsuspecting
of where they have been placed upon being given a second chance at
life. Doggett and the stray dog he picked up are already lying in
Suddenly everyone running stops. They have realized
where they are and that they are alive... but... where is Mulder?
They turn and run back to the van. Mulder
is comfortably sitting in the back of the van, he has a pained expression
on his face.
(points at his ankle)
Guys... it hurts again!
Skinner slams the side door of the van
shut. The tornado is approaching them. Krycek is staring out the front
window bug-eyed with terror. He doesn't want to die again and here
he sits, wanting to drive off. But if he did that, they would die
because that is exactly what he did before. So he sits there and does
The van starts to shake and rattle, as if it's
being picked up by the tornado. Could it happen again? Could they
all face their death for the second time?
Everyone grabs on to the persons around them,
they close their eyes and scream at the top of their lungs. The noise
grows louder and louder. The wind is howling and lightning strikes
All is quiet.
The tornado is gone.
Inside the van, everyone has fainted.
Outside Doggett comes running back to them with
the dog in his arms. He opens the side door to the van and sees that
they have passed out. He sets the dog inside the van and lets out
a sigh. That was a close one. He shuts the door to the van and goes
around to the driver seat and starts the engine and drives off, to
find the closest hotel he can.
Off of the van getting smaller and smaller against
the background of a severe storm, we:
INT. MOTEL ROOM – COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
– 10 AM
Yes, Doggett thought it best to drive all the
way to their destination while they were passed out. That way there
would be no more stupid incidents with Mulder and Krycek. Since there
was no traffic, Doggett was bad and broke the law by speeding 15 miles
over the speed limit and arrived in Colorado Springs at 5 am. Just
enough time to find a cheap motel and to get a little over 4 and a
half hours of sleep.
Doggett goes over to Krycek who is sleeping
on the floor. He lightly smacks Krycek’s face to wake him up. Krycek’s
eyes flutter open. He sees that Doggett is standing above him. Doggett
is showered and dressed, ready to start the day.
Good morning, Krycek.
Huh? Am I dead? Where are we now?
Doggett stares at him blankly.
Get up. It’s time to go.
Krycek sits up and looks around the motel
room. He sees that Scully and Marita are still sleeping… on the bed.
That’s not fair. Mulder is sitting on a couch, eating a fruit salad.
Skinner is sitting on the floor watching the news on CNN. Everyone
is dressed and showered, including the girls, meaning they had been
up before falling back asleep.
I better have a chance to get clean.
I haven’t showered in what seems
like over a year. (beat) Why didn’t
you wake me up first?
Believe me, we did Alex. You just
wouldn’t wake up.
Krycek stands up.
He walks to the restroom to get ready for
INT. VAN – NOON
Doggett is driving again… he does this a lot.
He likes to have control of situations, even if he’s lacking sleep.
Scully and Marita are in the back whispering to each other about how
weird it is to be alive again. And how weird it is that they remember
the Afterlife and all that they saw and how it seems Doggett has no
memory of what happened.
Mulder and Krycek are in the middle seat, playing
tug of war over a bag of potatoe chips. This can’t be good… the bag
bursts open, Doggett gives them the stink-eye from the rear view mirror.
Up front, Skinner is talking to Doggett.
Life is good… you never really realize
what you have until you’re faced with
losing it. You know I feel I’ve been given
a second chance at life and I’m going to live
it to the fullest from here on out. I’m going to
do what it takes to be happy-
(sees Pike’s Peak out window)
Hey Muldah! Why don’t you grab
the camcorder and get a shot of
Mulder turns to the back seat to face Scully
and Marita, a potatoe chip is hanging on his face, Marita brushes
it off with the back of her hand, he gives her a boyish smile. Mulder
reaches for the camcorder that is on the girl’s seat, but Krycek is
a butt and grabs it before Mulder can get it.
Krycek turns it on and focuses on Scully and
POV – CAMCORDER
Scully waves at the camcorder a sweet smile
on her face.
(from behind camera)
What’s Pike’s Peak?
Scully points at the camcorder, actually
beyond it and out the front window of the van. Krycek quickly pans
around to the front of the van, he stops on Doggett’s face.
John. Say ‘hi’ to the camera.
Not amused, Doggett takes his eyes off
the road and looks at the camera.
Skinner is irritated with Krycek and how
he’s not recording the mountains.
Krycek. Tape the mountain.
POV – CAMCORDER
It is jerked around as Krycek and Skinner fight
over the camera. The low battery light starts flashing red and then
the camera goes dead.
Cut it out you two!
They stop fighting. Skinner apologizes.
The puppy beagle hops up on Krycek’s lap and snarls.
Are we there yet?
Doggett gets an annoyed look on his face… why
do some of these people act like kids? Well, pretty much everyone
EXT. ROYAL GORGE SUSPENSION BRIDGE – 1 PM
This is the highest suspension bridge in the
world. It’s a rather cold spring day and it looks as if they may get
freezing rain or snow.
The van pulls into a parking space and everyone
exits. Mulder and Krycek are ahead of everyone, skipping to the bridge,
arm in arm. Skinner walks behind them with the dog.
Meanwhile, Marita and Scully look on as Doggett
checks to make sure all the doors to the van are locked, even though
they all know he used the automatic lock to lock them all. When he
is done he notices that Scully and Marita haven’t yet joined the others.
He gets nervous and runs his hand on the back of his neck.
I’ll just uh… stay and keep warm
in the gift shop with the dog…
Walter took Buddy, I mean the dog.
Scully gives Doggett a sweet look.
John, I don’t want to have to take
Marita across the Gorge by myself…
plus I may get scared it’s up so high…
Yeah… we need a man with us… a
real man, not a boy like Krycek.
They both bat their eyelids at him, making
it really hard to refuse to go with them. The girls latch themselves
onto his arm and lead him to the bridge.
Now what if I were to get dizzy
and fall off? Dana wouldn’t jump
off after me…
Scully and Doggett give her a weird look.
Scully decides to join in, Doggett seems really nervous and looks
rather darling that way. She thinks he looks as he does because he
doesn’t want Marita to fly off the bridge.
And what if the wind sweeps me away?
It’s awfully windy up here…
(nervous or is it fright?)
You’re heavy enough… that won’t happen…
They take a few steps onto the bridge. Doggett’s
eyes go wide as he looks around them. It really is a freakin’ high
Doggett pulls Scully and Marita closer to him,
he is scared. This bridge is way too high for him.
INT. ARIAL TRAM
No one is on board yet. Krycek and Mulder go
on, leaving Skinner on the loading dock with the dog.
I don’t think you guys are supposed
to be on that yet.
Krycek sticks his tongue out at him. Skinner
looks offended and he gets on to “beat” Krycek up. Just as he gets
on , an employee steps inside, followed by a group of tourists. Skinner
and Krycek decide to behave themselves.
The ride across will be about five minutes.
When we get over, you’ll have ten minutes
until the next tram comes back here. If you
miss it, you walk back. (beat) Here we go.
Skinner and Krycek look around… no Mulder.
Where did that little stink weed go?
Skinner shrugs, he doesn’t know. They look
out the window, maybe he got off. They don’t see him.
SUDDENLY Mulder’s head pokes down from the top
of the tram. He gives them a goofy look.
Oh my God!
He’s trying to kill himself!
The tram heads out over the Gorge. Mulder’s
face turns scared. He disappears from view. Skinner and Krycek give
each other a look. What the hell?!
EXT. ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE
It’s starting to snow now. Thick snow flakes
hit the heads of Doggett, Scully and Marita. Doggett is clinging onto
them, he’s truly terrified of heights.
Oh my goodness… I think someone
is on top of that arial tram!
(encouraging/ to Doggett)
John, you are doing so good.
(encouraging/ to Doggett)
You’re so brave.
We see that a few people have gathered
to look over at the tram. This catches Marita and Scully’s attention.
Unknowingly they let go of Doggett. He immediately freezes in place,
terrified of being up high with no one to hang onto for support.
Marita and Scully go over to the edge of the
bridge to see what everyone else is looking at.
This guy is nuts!
Scully gets an odd feeling…
Give me your binoculars.
The man hands them to her. Behind them,
we see Doggett still has not moved and his facial expression resembles
that of a scared hamster.
(looking through binoculars)
Holy heck! It’s Mulder!
Behind them, Doggett slowly falls out of
frame. He’s lowering himself to the ground and he lies flat. Stupid
him, he can see through the space between the wooden planks on the
Scully and Marita turn around to see Doggett’s
reaction to the current Mulder adventure.
John, you’ve got to see this-
Doggett is on his stomach, whimpering.
Oh my God, John.
Scully and Marita rush to his side. Scully
touches the back of her hand to his face.
John? (beat) John can you hear me?
I-I-I c-can’t mu-mu-move…
Scully looks up at Marita. Oops, they left
him alone when they shouldn’t have.
Some guy behind them is watching, with a smirk
on his face. He makes a comment about how some men aren’t really men
if they can’t stand being up high. His friend lightly punches his
Dude. Is he okay?
He’ll be fine. Dana here is
a medical doctor.
Scully and Marita turn their attention back
to Doggett, they see a tear fall down his face.
(feeling really bad)
I am so sorry. I honestly didn’t think
you had such an intense fear-
- T-t-this w-worse t-than roller coaster.
Scully and Marita help Doggett to his feet.
They start to head back, and wouldn’t you know it, a blizzard has
started! They can feel the bridge move because of the high winds.
Doggett clings onto Scully as Marita pats his back, trying to calm
Doggett eyes go wide as he sees a car, slowly
making its way to the other side.
If you get me off this alive,
I’ll owe you my life.
He looks to Scully, desperation in his
eyes. He squeezes his eyes shut as the girls lead him safely off the
bridge and toward the gift shop.
INT. GIFT SHOP/CAFÉ
Doggett and Marita are sitting at a table. Doggett
is holding her hand, perhaps he still thinks he’s on that darn bridge.
Scully joins them, carrying with her hot tea, even though Doggett
requested hot chocolate… more on that later. It looks like Doggett
has been crying a bit.
Here. This will warm you up. (beat)
You don’t need to be so tense
anymore, it’ll only cause you to
have sore muscles tomorrow… You’re
safe now… safe on solid ground.
Mulder, Krycek, Skinner and the dog enter.
They are laughing. Doggett lets go of Marita’s hand, trying to look
like Mr. Tough Guy again. Skinner senses something is wrong.
John, what happened?
Scully, Marita and Doggett give Skinner
a “shut up about it” look, no one wants to embarrass Doggett with
Mumbo and Jumbo (Mulder and Krycek) standing right there.
Nothin’, I’m fine.
Did you guys see my neat trick?
Trick? That wasn’t a trick, it was
a stupid mistake.
Scully leaves the table and goes somewhere.
You just can’t admit that I
have a very unique talent.
A very suicidal talent.
Shut up already!
The boys take a seat at the table.
So what’s next?
Doggett nods his head… he still can’t put
sentences together very well.
Scully comes back with a light blue t-shirt
that says: “I made it across the Royal Gorge”. She hands it to Doggett.
I thought you’d like this.
She smiles at him. A slow smile crosses
his face, he feels special, he feels… braver. She sits down next to
him and pats his hand.
INT. VAN - 3 PM
Skinner is driving now. Mulder and Krycek are
sitting in the very back. Doggett and Scully in the middle and Marita
is up front conducting with her fingers, to music in her head.
The wheels on the van go round and round,
all through the mountains!
The Scully in the van goes-
They don’t know what to sing…
Scully? If you were in a van, stuck
in the mountains. What would you do?
Scully turns around and attempts to say
what she would do, however:
I think I know what she’d do…
He lets out a perverted chuckle and winks
at her and licks his lips suggestively. Scully quickly turns around
and pouts, she’s not a slut as Krycek tends to think. Doggett quickly
turns to face Krycek and glares at him.
Can’t you laugh right?
I am laughing right.
Krycek laughs again, the same perverted
chuckle as before.
No. That’s some sick perverted laugh.
I’m a man!
Doggett has no response to that, he turns
back around. He accidentally looks out the window as they are driving
close to a cliff’s edge. He unconsciously grabs Scully’s hand and
looks at her with scared eyes. She holds his hand and gives him a
soft smile. Poor John… he really should get over this fear of heights.
I think we need to find a place to eat lunch…
LONG LONG TIME CUT:
INT. MOTEL ROOM – 9 PM
The door opens. Krycek walks in chuckling. Behind
him we see Doggett carrying Scully in his arms, she looks as if she’s
had some kind of medication. Scully is playing with Doggett’s hair.
Behind them are Skinner and Marita, they are assisting Mulder as he
limps into the room. There are bruises on his arms and his forehead.
Home. Sweet home.
It’s not funny. I could have died.
Doggett lies Scully down on the king sized
bed (can fit about 4 people).
I didn’t succeed because you’re still alive.
Skinner and Marita sit Mulder on the bed
Doggett is getting the sofa sleeper into it’s
bed form. He’s thinking to himself about how he can’t believe an innocent
trip to Colorado has ended up as it has. High bridges, two attractive
women discover his fear of heights. Then while on a steep angle on
the way back down from Pike’s Peak on the Cog Rail, Krycek decides
it would be funny to find a way to get Mulder to stand up and fall
and tumble to the bottom, causing the brakes that keep the Cog Rail
at a controlled speed, to give out, jolting everyone out of their
seats. Scully fell off his lap and knocked her head very hard on the
seat in front of her… and now she’s actin’ all weird.
A snear is on Doggett’s face now as he completes
getting the sofa sleeper ready for the night.
Scully pops up to a sitting postion on the bed.
I need a bath…
(goes to her side)
I don’t think that’s safe. You
may drown because of the
condition you are in…
Marita gives Scully a sympathetic look
and then grabs one of Scully’s more conservative pajamas from her
Honey… I’ll help you get washed up.
Marita helps Scully to her feet and they
go into the bathroom. The looks on all the guy’s faces (save for Mulder)
is classic. A woman washing another woman…
The dog starts barking at the window because
he hears guests of the motel arriving. Krycek thinks the dog is excited
about the same thing he’s excited about… Scully and Marita and the
(to dog/to self)
Yeah… I’d be excited about that too…
naked, wet girls… bathing each other…
(annoyed/disgusted with Krycek)
Can’t you respect them for a minute?
No! I’m a man. I need a woman
right now. Infact, I’m goin’ to help
Marita wash Scully right now.
Krycek walks to the bathroom door and opens
it. Scully is still fully clothed, she and Marita are filling the
tub with warm water. Doggett comes up behind Krycek and makes him
sit down on the bed with Mulder.
Skinner wanders to the bathroom entry and
leans against the door rim.
Is it all right if I come in, Dana?
Krycek looks mad as Mulder flips on the
TV and finds the Cartoon Network.
TIME CUT: 11 PM
Everyone is in bed and Doggett is currently
not in the room. Marita and Skinner are o n one end of the bed, sleeping.
Skinner separates Marita from Mulder and Krycek. As we pan left, we
see that Mulder and Krycek are all happy watching “Cheers” on TV.
Scully is lying on the sofa sleeper, trying
to get their attention by moaning in pain. The boys ignore her. Then
from the love in his itty bitty heart, Krycek goes to Scully and starts
to give her a back rub. Shockingly, he doesn’t try any of his moves
(muffled in pillow)
The door to the room opens and Doggett
comes in wearing a backpack. After he closes the door, he unzips it
and lets the dog out.
Doggett looks over and sees Krycek with Scully.
Now Krycek has a perverted, sly grin on his face.
Krycek? What did I tell you?
I’m just giving her an innocent back rub.
Doggett gives him a doubtful look. Krycek
goes back to his bed. Doggett gets into the sofa sleeper, and turns
to talk to Scully, but she has fallen asleep. Doggett looks over to
the bed, Marita and Skinner are asleep. How odd… he thought Skinner
would want to sleep with his fiance after the crap that happened to
her today, but he’s cuddled with Marita. Ok.
“Cheers” ends and Mulder sings:
Sometimes you wanna go
where everybody knows your name!
And they’re always glad you came…
Doggett uses the remote control to turn
off the TV and then he switches off the lamp next to him.
Boys, go to sleep.
TIME CUT: 2 AM
Seemingly, they are all asleep. That is not
(in his dream?)
I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man
I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man
I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m THE MAN…
Scully’s eyes pop open, she lifts Doggett’s
arm from being across her waist. She shakes him awake. She’s had enough
of Krycek’s mumbling. And since Doggett seems to be able to control
this little ass wipe:
(whisper to Doggett)
John. Make him shut up.
Doggett doesn’t wake up, instead he inches
up closer to her.
(in his dream?)
I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man
SPANK ME BABY… that’s right
I’m a man, I’m a man, I’m a man…
Scully stands up and goes and wakes up
Mulder. He wakes easily… has he been tolerating Krycek’s dirty talk
this whole time?
Mulder. He’s been doing this for hours.
Suddenly Krycek begins to roll toward the
other end of the bed (where Marita is sleeping peacefully). He rolls
Owie… my bones.
Mulder gets up and goes into the bathroom,
we hear him turn on the water, even though they have filled it with
ice, sodas and cold food.
Krycek rolls over Skinner. Skinner groans. Then
Krycek is on top of Marita. He smiles as she wakes up.
I’m THE MAN. Come on baby,
let’s make animal love.
(looks up to Scully/weak voice)
Mulder comes back out of the bathroom.
Let’s cool him down.
Scully shakes Skinner awake and they (Mulder
and Skinner) pick up the sleeping Krycek and carry him into the bathroom.
They drop him into the ice-filled tub and run out as Krycek so suddenly
Skinner and Mulder slam the bathroom door shut
and hold it to keep Krycek from opening it. Skinner hangs onto the
door handle, Mulder hangs onto Skinner’s waist, Scully wraps her arms
around Mulder’s waist and Marita stands behind Scully, biting her
Inside the bathroom, we hear Krycek splashing
about in shock. After a few beats, the splashing stops. All is quiet
for a beat. Then the chaos begins. Krycek is screaming in Russian,
banging on the door and walls. He falls, he breaks the mirror, throws
the top of the toilet, etc., etc.
With all the noise, it is only necessary for
Doggett to wake up.
Doggett sits up and rubs the sleep from his
POV – DOGGETT
Everyone hanging onto Skinner, who is hanging
onto the bathroom door. And Marita biting her fingernails as she cries.
Scully starts crying as well, this wasn’t the best idea in the world…
this is infact extremely dangerous.
Doggett stands up.
(in Marine mode)
That’s it! I’ve had it! We’re cutting
this trip short! I am sick and tired
of your bullshit!
Oh my God… he cursed.
That’s right. I’ve had it up to here with
all of you. If I hear anyone mutter ‘I’m a
man’, that person is gonna pay!
The room is quiet, including Krycek (who
is still in the bathroom). Skinner lets go of the door handle. It
Now, I want some peace and quiet around
here. I’m tired and since I don’t trust any one
of you to drive tomorrow, I need sleep. (beat)
Krycek! Get your ass out here and go to bed.
Dana, get in the sleeper. Marita, Walter, Fox, get in
bed. One peep out of anyone, and you don’t even
want to know what will happen.
The gang forms a single file line. Krycek
slowly opens the bathroom door and comes out, all soaking wet. They
all go to bed.
Doggett gets in the sofa sleeper and turns
out the light. After a beat, Scully tries to cuddle up next to him.
John… I’m sorry I-
(yells at her)
What did I just say?!
NOT A FRICKIN’ PEEP!
Scully backs away from him and tries not
to sniffle as tears form in her eyes. She can’t believe Doggett is
being so mean to her. She turns to face the other direction and tries
not to cry herself to sleep.
INT. VAN – 6:45 AM
Mulder is driving with Krycek next to him. They
are listening to yodeling. The speakers are only on in the front of
the vehicle, so not to upset Doggett, who began the day bad anyway.
Skinner and Marita are seated in the middle
of the van.
In the back seat, we see Scully rummaging around,
digging through various bags. She stops that and then starts crawling
on the floor. We don’t see Doggett anywhere.
Finally, Scully finds what she was looking for,
the first aid kit. She makes her way back to the back seat where we
see Doggett lying down on his stomach, without his shirt on. Scully
stradles herself on top of him. She leans down and whispers something
in his ear, and then takes tweezers and starts plucking glass from
the broken mirror out of his back. Doggett flinches.
Ow! Agent Scully that hurts!
Well, if you had listened to Mulder
when we woke you up, you wouldn’t
have gone into the bathroom and slipped
on the mess Krycek made during his
hissy fit last night. (beat/plucks more glass)
Why are you ‘agent Scullying’ me?
Doggett doesn’t say anything. He knows
she’s right, he overreacted to them waking him up very early, and
wasn’t listening to anyone. He knows better… any time he overreacts
to things, stupid things will always happen to him to make him regret
If I were to get bit in the behind by a
poisonous snake., who here, besides
Krycek, would suck the venom out
to save me?
Mulder turns around to face her, taking
his eyes off the road.
Doggett screams in pain. Mulder jumps in
his seat, afraid Doggett will yell at him for not watching the road.
Really though, Scully had only pulled out a rather large piece of
glass from Doggett’s lower back. She places gauze on the wound and
pats his head.
You’re doing so good, John. (beat)
Are you sure you don’t want any
alcohol to numb the pain?
I will not drink with Krycek in the vehicle.
She shakes her head at him as she moves
her hand down his back, searching for any more glass. It seems to
be all gone. She looks down at his doggy boxers… ok… next area to
(how to bring this up)
Uh… John… I need you to
remove your boxer shorts.
Doggett turns his head, trying to look
You’re not serious, are you?
Well… if you really want glass in your ass-
-Fine. But make it quick. (beat/to others)
Anyone not involved with picking
glass out of me, turn the other way.
Skinner gets uncomfortable and Marita sits
up straight, and turns around to watch. Scully gives her a look, Marita
pouts and faces the front.
Scully carefully slips off Doggett’s boxers
… Snoopy boxers. She hands them to Marita.
Put those in a plastic bag, he’ll need
to get a clean pair, just in case there’s
any glass on those.
She turns her attention back to Doggett
and eyes his backside. Her eyes go wide.
(looks at a small scar on his bum)
Oh my God. What is that thing?
I’d rather not talk about it.
It looks like some kind of bullet scar…
Marita turns back around, highly amused.
(out of the blue)
Do you have a friend named Monica?
Doggett just about shits himself. Did Monica
somehow contact them and tell them all about The Bullet Incident?
He glares at Marita and his face is red.
Why? Did she tell you about something?
Marita smiles and turns to face the front
of the van.
Doggett winces in pain as Scully goes at his
bum with the tweezers.
TIME CUT: 11:30 AM
The smell of McDonalds fills the air.
Skinner drives now, since he has a special talent
for eating and driving well. He is listening to some talk show on
Krycek and Marita are in the middle, throwing
french fries at each other, aiming for the other’s mouth.
Doggett sits in the back with his back against
the window. He’s eating a Big Mac as Scully continues to get rid of
glass… this time from the bottom of his foot. Doggett is no longer
in pain, infact he’s laughing. The touch of her hand and the tweezers
is tickling him. Scully is not amused.
You know, Agent Doggett, after this
you owe me big time.
(trying not to laugh)
I can’t help it, this tickles.
Marita turns around to face them.
One time, I owned a white rabbit.
Doggett and Scully give her a look.
Like “Alice In Wonderland”?
Marita shakes her head “yes”.
I named him Mister Rabbit.
Do you remember the time I took
Mister Rabbit to school and he got loose?
You two went to school together?
Scully wraps some more bandages on his
(school girl excitement)
Oh yes! And we had pig tails!
A smirk crosses his face.
(smiles at Scully)
I’d like to see that someday.
Marita begins to put her hair into pig
tails, Doggett laughs.
Krycek turns around and glares at Doggett. How
dare Doggett “flirt” with Marita. Krycek lifts a bottle of Mountain
Dew and chugs it all down at once. He tosses it to the floor where
it rests with about 8 other empty Mountain Dew bottles.
Scully, you sit up here. I’m
goin’ back there!
Krycek crawls to the back as Scully sits
next to Marita. Krycek opens another Mountain Dew. He laughs uncontrollably.
You know, Alex, caffeine can
stunt your growth.
I’m as tall as I was six years ago.
No… (eyes his pant zipper)
Doggett gives Scully a look, don’t provoke
Krycek, afraid for his manhood’s reputation,
spits out the Mountain Dew that’s in his mouth. It sprays all over
Scully slaps Krycek hard on the arm and
Marita gives him a disapproving look. Krycek smiles at them.
You’re the one that brought up my manhood.
You’re not gonna have any
manhood if you continue to misbehave.
You know Alex… you’re sitting where
another man’s manhood was just
a few hours ago…
ANGLE – KRYCEK’S FACE
He’s freaked out more than he’s ever been in
OH! MY! GOD!
Krycek head locks Marita and he pulls her
back to the back seat and he fumbles/crawls to the center with Scully.
He looks at her and checks her out… raising an eyebrow he lets out
a perverted laugh.
Doggett raises his hand to his forehead, the
headache has begun again.
TIME CUT: 3 PM
Scully is driving and Marita is next to her.
Scully is playing some Celine Dion CD. Marita is coloring in a puppy
dog coloring book. She stops and looks very thoughtful.
Guys… I think we forgot something…
No… I’m pretty sure we got everything
in the van. (beat) And if we didn’t, I don’t
think John here would want to drive all
the way back to Colorado after we’ve been
on the road for nine hours.
Suddenly a Gobstopper candy hits Marita
on the back of her head. Krycek threw it but intended it for someone
Alex! Stop it! That hurts
everytime you do that!
Sorry. I was aiming for Scully again.
Doggett glares at Krycek from the back.
Krycek takes another candy and pretends to put it in his mouth. Trying
not to be noticed , he throws it at Scully. It’s a hit! He pumps his
fist in the air.
The car starts to sputter and slow down,
Scully loses control of the wheel. Her eyes go wide. Marita turns
around to yell at Krycek.
You broke the car!
What the hell is going on?!
Pull off to the side.
Scully pulls off onto an exit ramp and
the van slowly comes to a stop. Conveniently they are now blocking
traffic from getting off the exit ramp. Cars start lining up behind
(under her breath)
All is quiet for a beat. They all want
to blame everyone else for this situation.
Doggett is trying to control his pent up frustration
with everyone, he doesn’t know it, but he is having a small little
quiet hissy fit in the back… scaring the others. They are quiet so
not to piss him off more.
Krycek is looking out the back window, a large
grin on his face.
This truly is the work of the Devil.
I knew you did this.
Doggett opens the side door and gets out,
and figures out what to do.
(pokes his head back in)
Ok, we have to push the van out
of the way. Skinner, Scully?
Think you can do that?
They agree and get out.
Can’t me, Krycek and Marita?
No. You two boys will find some
way to get run over by the van and…
You like her, don’t you?
Doggett snears at him and walks away. Mulder
is sad, he always did want to see the underside of a van.
Doggett gets in the driver seat and steers.
The van slowly picks up speed as Scully and
Skinner push it. Then Scully trips and falls to the ground. Skinner
and the van keep on going.
Scully rolls onto her back and sits up. She
has scraped up her hands and knees. She looks to be in more pain than
she should... since in the Afterlife, there was no such thing as pain.
She looks down the street with scared eyes, no one has even noticed
she’s not with them.
Some fiance he is…
A hick trucker comes to her side.
Ma’am are you okay?
Scully looks up at him and he helps her
to her feet.
(lying/ wants to cry)
Skinner finally comes running back to her.
Scully goes to him, about to cry. He decides
he better give her a hug. He’s uncomfortable as he holds her.
I know a guy that I can call here.
He’ll be here in about one hour
he can fix your van. See the gas
station up there. Tell Billy Joe Bob
I sent ya, he’ll treat ya good.
EXT. GAS STATION – 3:45 PM
Well the van is parked and they’ve all gotten
out, waiting for the guy who can fix their van. Marita is crying on
a bench nearby, Skinner is comforting her, she’s afraid they will
never get back to D.C.
We do not see where Mulder and Krycek have wandered
Scully is sitting alone at a picnic table, she
is applying pressure to the cuts on her hands.
Doggett stands at a distance, observing Skinner,
Marita and Scully. He wonders why Skinner is more concerned about
Marita when his fiance is hurt. And why is Krycek not trying to comfort
Marita when he supposedly loves her?
Doggett shakes his head in disbelief and walks
to Scully. She doesn’t look up when he stands in front of her.
Dana. You’re a medical doctor,
you know you’ve got to clean
He squats down in front of her, and holds
her arms, looking at her scratched up hands, they don’t look good.
Dirty and some bleeding.
I know… I’m just not
thinking straight right now…
She glances over at Skinner and Marita,
he’s holding her in his arms.
Doggett looks over as well and takes in a deep
breath. He sits next to Scully and lowers his voice when he speaks
Are you upset about Walter?
Scully looks at him blankly, not understanding…
well she’s pretending she isn’t seeing what is going on with Skinner
How he’s with Marita right now,
and not here with you.
Scully looks away from Doggett and focuses
on her hands. They sit in silence for a moment. Ok, so she doesn’t
want to discuss the Walter/Marita situation…
Let’s go inside and clean you up.
I know some basic first aid… (he smiles)
Soldier’s way saves the day.
They stand up and go inside.
INT. GAS STATION
Doggett and Scully disappear into the restroom.
Then Mulder and Krycek step into frame, sharing perverted grins with
each other and with us.
Mulder goes up to an employee.
(re: Scully and Doggett in restroom)
You know what they’re gonna do in there…
You’re kidding, right?
(arms full of Mountain Dew)
No. That would happen if I were in there with her.
From inside the restroom, Scully screams.
They all pause and wonder.
EXT. GAS STATION – 8 PM
Everyone is sitting at the picnic table, Mulder
and Krycek seem lazy… they have eaten too much junk food. Not good.
Guys… I ate too much…
No one says a word, they are bored, tired
irritated and not in the mood for Mulder’s dumb comments.
Any clues as to why the
mechanic hasn’t arrived?
No one knows. Marita gets out of the van,
a weird grin on her face.
Oh boys… I think I know
what’s wrong with the van.
How would Marita know what’s wrong with
the van? They all give her doubtful looks.
We’re out of gas.
That can’t be… we’ve been sitting here
all day. Gas just can’t disappear!
They all roll their eyes.
It got abducted by aliens.
Mulder believes this.
We are so dumb.
I feel so stupid!
Don’t worry. We’ll just get gas
and get outta here.
They all file into the van as Doggett fills
up the gas tank.
TIME CUT: 10 PM
Doggett drives, Skinner sits next to him with
a road map open. Mulder sits in the middle with Scully. Krycek and
Marita are in the very back.
Mulder’s head pops up in between Doggett and
Skinner. He looks more awake than he should be.
So I really missed when a little
green man filled the van with
gas from his flying saucer?
For the last time. Yes. You missed it.
Did anyone get a camera?
(he turns to the back)
Krycek, you always carry a camera.
Krycek is being pushed off of Marita, he’s
trying to get “lucky” with her in the back of the van and she’s not
No. I didn’t.
Marita takes this opportunity to curl up
in a ball to keep Krycek away from her. Krycek turns his attention
back to her and touches her arm.
NO! GET OFF OF ME!
Krycek continues pulling at her clothes.
Skinner turns and glares at him.
Alex. Get off Marita.
Krycek is frustrated. All he wants is to
get laid, it’s been so long and in the Afterlife, he had no sex… not
like he really could anyway.
I’M A MAN!
Doggett has had it, he pulls off on the
side of the road and sharply stops the car. Krycek said the phrase
that started all of the yelling before. Everyone is quiet, fearing
what could come next.
Doggett quietly and calmly gets out of the van
and slams the door. He starts to walk around, stopping momentarily
in front of the van. His arms angrily fly up in the air, and then
he places them on the top of his head and he screams at the top of
his lungs, letting out some of his pent up frustration with Krycek’s
lack of maturity and self-control.
(chanting / eyes shut)
We’re gonna die, we’re gonna die,
we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die,
we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die-
Doggett opens the side door of the van.
He is not in a rational state of mind. Infact, he’s insane.
Doggett grabs Krycek by the shirt and pulls
him out of the van. Before Krycek even has a chance to make a dumb
facial expression, Doggett punches him in the face. Krycek falls to
the ground, knocked out. Doggett looks down at Krycek and then into
the van at Scully, he knows he’s done bad and Krycek needs help. Doggett
makes Scully get out of the van.
You’re stayin’ with him.
What?! I didn’t do anything!
I was quiet! If anyone should
stay with him, it’s Mulder, Marita
or Skinner. They were talking and
making noise! Not me!
(in her face / yelling)
You are a doctor and… I think I killed him!
Then help me pick him up, put him back
in the van and drive to the nearest hospital!
Doggett nods his head “ok”. After a hesitant
beat, he goes and shuts the side door of the van. Scully doesn’t trust
him and what he is doing.
John? (beat) John? What are
you doing? You can’t be serious?
He looks at her and goes around to the
driver side and gets in. Scully hears the automatic lock click.
The van engine starts. Scully tries to
open the door.
John Doggett don’t you-
The van starts moving.
Scully stops as the van squeals off down
the road. She starts crying, she can’t believe Doggett left her, at
night, in the middle of nowhere with Krycek knocked out on the ground.
As we pan up away from her, we hear the low
rumble of an oncoming thunderstorm…
FADE TO BLACK:
TO BE CONTINUED...