EXT. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - 11:47 P.M.
February 1, 2004
Snow gently falls onto the empty streets of
Prague. There's a chill in the air tonight, not only in the air, but
in the fate of one of two men exiting a building near the town square.
The men are middle aged and are scientists and
doctors. They both are wearing long trenchcoats. They are laughing,
relieving the stress of the day as they head home from work.
MAN # 1
Budu o tom s vámi
jednet. (beat) Už musím jít.
"I'll get back to you on that. I must go
MAN # 2
Vratím se zitra.
"I'll see you tomorrow."
Man # 2 (Novotny) pats his colleague on the
back and they part ways.
Echoing through the narrow walking streets of
Prague is a street performer, singing "Mon coer' s'ouvre ŕ ta voix"
from "Samson & Delilah" (Saint-Saens). It's the perfect soundtrack
for such a beautiful city.
Novotny makes his way to the Karluv Most (Charles
Bridge). He is being watched carefully by a man walking in the shadows
behind him. This man steps out into the light, revealing himself to
be Alex Krycek. He is wearing a leather jacket complete with black
leather gloves. He is not here for fun, he's here for the cause he
believes in... saving humanity from the inevitable alien colonization.
He is here to stop one of the Smoking-Man's scientists from creating
a successful vaccination against the alien virus. Years ago when Scully
was involved in this Project, she found out that the Smoking-Man had
no intentions of sharing the vaccination with anyone other than himself,
the Syndicate and those he cared about. He wants to use this vaccination
in order to rule the world. Since then, Krycek and other members of
the Syndicate have done everything in their power to prevent the Smoking-Man
from getting his hands on a successful vaccine - they had their own
people working on one, one that would be distributed throughout the
world if it was ever successful in destroying the alien virus.
Krycek follows this man onto the bridge which
is now clear of tourists from earlier in the day. Fog weaves its way
around the bridge's statues. Krycek picks up his pace as he nears
Prominte! Zabloudil jsem.
"Excuse me! I've lost my way."
Novotny turns around just as Krycek quickly
uses a .45 caliber automatic handgun (with silencer) and jams it into
the man's gut and pulls the trigger.
Novotny looks at Krycek in shock. Krycek carefully
lowers the man to the ground.
With this sincere apology, Krycek walks
away from Novotny, leaving him on the bridge to bleed to death.
As Krycek walks to the other side of the bridge,
we rise up into the fog, overlooking the Karluv Most and the city
of Prague. "Mon coer' s'ouvre ŕ ta voix" continues to be sung by the
FADE TO BLACK:
INT. 46th STREET, NEW YORK - 1 P.M.
February 14, 2004 - Valentine's Day - Saturday
It has been two weeks since Mr. Novotny was
killed on the Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) in Prague.
The members of the Syndicate wait in silence
in their smoke-filled room. They await the arrival of Strughold, he's
been called in from his research facility in Tunisia.
Everyone is impatient. The room is silent with
the exception of the second hand ticking on the clock in the background.
1st Elder, 2nd Elder, Cigarette-Smoking Man,
Well-Manicured Man, Krycek, Quiet Willy and Marita Covarrubias are
there. Krycek and Marita are the only two standing on opposite ends
of the room from each other.
The door to the room opens and Strughold enters,
he's not happy.
I don't understand what is going on.
Who knew what Doctor Novotny
was working on and why kill him?
Krycek steps forward with crime scene photographs
of Novotny's dead body on the bridge.
We haven't been able to find
out who killed him.
This morning I received a call from
our associate in Prague. The research
facility was destroyed as well.
As was all Novotny's work.
Strughold is not taking this information
He was only a weeks away from
completing a successful vaccination.
This isn't good.
We only have a few more years until
colonization. That leaves us little
time to find a scientist with the ability
to start from scratch.
There's always Mr. Montgomery, or
Dana Scully. Those two were the
best scientists we had until they
left The Project.
The Well-Manicured Man gives the Smoking
Man a look. He does not like how he brought up Scully's name so soon.
There has to be another way.
The Smoking Man takes a drag off of his
lit cigarette, he sees how protective the Well-Manicured Man is toward
From what I hear, Miss Scully's memories
of her time with us have partially returned.
With our current technology, it wouldn't be
difficult to fully restore.
Alex, do you still have the weak vaccine
you stole from the Russians?
As instructed, I've kept it refridgerated
to prevent deterioration.
Good. You'll bring us the weak vaccine
and I'll make sure that either Montgomery
or Dana will be here to bring it to its full potential.
Krycek gives the Smoking Man a disapproving
look. Marita sees this.
Sir, Dana doesn't want this to be her
life anymore, let's not waste time by
trying to convince her otherwise.
Are we sure Montgomery is capable
of handling this on his own? Doctor
Scully was head of The Project before
she left us, Montgomery was second.
He would know all she knew.
We can threaten their only child.
Tell him if he doesn't return that
his daughter will be entered into
So it's decided, Montgomery
will be persuaded to help us.
Incase he's uncooperative, I'll
approach Dana on the matter.
The Smoking Man turns to face Quiet Willy.
Get Mr. Montgomery and bring
him back here to me.
Quiet Willy nods his head and stands up
and leaves the room.
The other members leave as well, hoping that
C.G.B. Spender knows what he's doing. Only the Smoking Man and Krycek
remain in the room.
You look untrusting, Alex.
I don't like your tone of voice.
The Smoking Man smiles and puts out his
cigarette in an ashtray.
You keep Scully out of this.
Respect her decision to pursue
a different life.
The Smoking Man laughs, it's not as easy
as Krycek wants it to be.
Alex, you know as well as I do that
Dana is the only one who can successfully
complete the vaccine. Montgomery came
close on his own, but it was she who
made it work. We're going to need her
back to ensure our own survival.
What are you saying?
I'm saying that in the end, Dana
must return, no exceptions.
She'll never willingly return
and you know that.
We need to weaken her. (beat) I'm sure
you've noticed how close her friendships
with John Doggett and Monica Reyes have
become. She's not as close to you, Marita
or Mulder anymore. (sly) If we eliminate
them from her life, perhaps she will not find
the strength to resist us.
You will kill both John Doggett
and Monica Reyes.
Krycek is quiet. He doesn't know what to
think of this new assignment he's been given. The Smoking Man senses
What? You don't think you are
capable of this assignment?
I don't feel comfortable being
assigned to kill friends.
Alex... you're our best assassin. I
wouldn't have you do this if I doubted
that. The best assassin is one that
can set aside personal emotion in
order to get the job done. You've displayed
this ability before and I see no reason
why you wouldn't be able to do it again.
I don't know...
Krycek is noticably uncomfortable.
You're the best, Alex. However, if
you feel you've lost your edge, I'm
sure we can find an inferior replacement...
Krycek's ego doesn't like the sound of
It'll take me a month to come up
with assassination plans that
will not look suspicious.
Whatever it takes.
Krycek gives him a determined look and
then leaves the room. The Smoking Man smiles to himself, proud that
he knew exactly how to work Krycek for his own selfish benefit.
He doubts Krycek will be able to successfully
terminate Doggett and Monica, but that's all a part of his plan. To
build mistrust of Krycek from Doggett, Monica and Scully. The Smoking
Man has a man on the inside of the FBI who has already been given
orders to bring Doggett and Monica to a secret location after Krycek
fails to have them killed. With Doggett and Monica held by the Syndicate,
he can threaten their lives in order to get Scully to turn herself
in to him, ensuring Doggett and Monica's safe release.
INT. SCULLY, MARITA, MONICA'S APT. - 3 P.M.
Monica is sitting on the floor in the living
room, surrounded by a few packed and sealed cardboard boxes marked
"books for Brad". She is using a permanent marker to write "FRAGILE"
on one of the "book" boxes.
Scully walks into the room, wearing a pretty
red dress with matching high heels. It's a sleeveless dress.
Think this is too "Pretty Woman"
for dinner with John tonight?
Monica looks at her.
It is Valentine's Day. The dress
fits the holiday, and no, you
don't look like a hooker.
I think I like the brown dress you
were wearing earlier though. It
highlights your eyes.
You think so?
Scully takes notice of the cardboard boxes.
Wow... you must have a lot of books that
Brad wants to borrow. I think this bunch
will make it twelve boxes this week.
Um... yeah... sure.
Monica smiles at her and quickly stands
up and goes to the kitchen. Scully returns to her room.
In the kitchen, Monica is pouring herself a
glass of juice.
So... what are you and Brad
We're having a romantic
evening at his place.
Scully pokes her head out of her room.
Don't forget to use protection.
We don't do it without it.
Scully goes back into her room.
I can't believe John asked you
out for Valentine's Day dinner.
Scully and Monica return to the living
room at the same time. Scully is now wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants.
Might I remind you that he nervously
added "as friends" to his invitation.
Monica rolls her eyes and laughs. Scully
looks curiously around the apartment.
Where's Marita? I haven't seen
her all day.
I don't care, she's crazy. Remember
she whacked me with a frying pan?
I'd be happy to never see her again.
Don't say that, Mon'. She may have issues, but
she hasn't always been like this. I think she and
Alex need to be together, he always brings out
the best in her when they are involved.
Off Monica's doubtful look.
INT. MULDER/KRYCEK'S APT. - 4 P.M.
Marita and Krycek are seated on the couch, silent.
Marita is concerned, Krycek's been acting odd since he left his meeting
with the Smoking Man.
What is it, Alex?
I can't believe this is happening
all over again. We pissed Scully
off a few years ago over this issue
and now he wants to do it
all over again.
Marita touches his arm gently.
There's nothing to worry about, they
want Montgomery this time, not Dana.
He wants me to kill John and Monica.
He thinks it will weaken Dana and give
her no choice but to return to The Project
when they ask her to. The crazy thing is
that that's probably true and Dana is the
only one who can create the successful
vaccine from the weak vaccine I have here.
What did you tell him?
That it'd take a month to
plan their assassinations.
Yeah, I was foolish and let
him boost my ego.
Dammit! If you refuse assignment
now, he could have you killed.
I know. (beat) Maybe I could
get one of those shape-shifting
aliens to look like John and Monica
and have the aliens pretend dead
to convince him.
He'd know the difference.
He's no dummy.
That explains the time he had
toilet paper stuck on his shoe...
Krycek slumps down into the couch, unable
to comprehend what he must do for that cigarette-smoking son-of-a-gun.
The door to the apartment opens and Mulder enters,
carrying two grocery bags.
Happy Valentine's Day roomie!
He runs into the kitchen. Krycek and Marita
remain seated on the couch. They listen to Mulder make a lot of rackety
noise in the kitchen.
I bought some ice cream and
two cakes. Plain and chocolate
frosting. (laughs) I got you the
chocolate cake incase you meet
anyone special that way she'll know
you want to have sex with her. (beat)
WOW! We sure have a lot of junk food
in here! Alex! I'm going to take out the
bag of Tostitos and Oreos so the cakes
will fit, ok?!
Krycek rolls his eyes, he doesn't care.
Krycek turns to Marita.
So how have your sessions with
Doctor Peterson been going?
Well, I think good. He says I need
to learn to control my temper when
things don't go my way. We discovered
that I do that because I hold inner anger
toward my sister because she ran away
from home when she was 16 so she
could live as a homeless woman. I resented
her for resenting money.
She believes money, if used unwisely, can
corrupt you and make you a less-likeable person.
A loud crash is heard in the kitchen.
Oops! (beat) Alex...
Krycek gives Marita an annoyed look as
he stands up to go into the kitchen to see what Mulder has done this
He enters the kitchen and sees Mulder on his
hands and knees with a wet dish rag, he's wiping something off the
floor. Mulder stands up and rinses the rag in the sink.
I hope there was nothing important
in that vial you've had in the fridge.
Krycek's eyes go wide. He looks at the
ground and sure enough, broken glass from the vial that held the weak
alien vaccine is all over the floor. Krycek is unable to move. If
the Syndicate had that weak vaccine, Montgomery could have been able
to use it to figure out what was needed to make the correct vaccine,
but now it is all gone. There's no doubt now that the Syndicate will
need Scully back in The Project.
Don't cry, Alex. If it was honey, you
can always get more though I don't
know why you'd store it in a vial...
Krycek hates himself for killing Novotny.
He should have let him live and allowed the Smoking Man to selfishly
use the vaccine. That way Scully wouldn't be threatened by the Smoking
Man, not only for her scientific knowledge, but if the Smoking Man
gets her, he'll have her for his own personal reasons as well.
INT. SCULLY, MARITA, MONICA'S APT. - 5:30 P.M.
Scully is all alone in the living room, she's
standing in front of a mirror that's hanging on the wall. She's wearing
her brown dress and is ready for her date with John. She is pretending
as if she's greeting him.
You look mighty handsom yourself-
(beat) Roses? For me? I'll go put them in a vase.
She winks at the mirror, and then rolls
her eyes at herself.
Geez, Dana. You're such a dork.
There's a knock on the apartment door.
Scully quickly re-checks herself in the mirror and goes to open the
Doggett stands in the hallway in a nice black
suit. He gives her a charming smile as she opens the door.
I hope I'm not too early.
Right on time.
She looks at him expectantly, hoping for
a compliment on her dress and a few roses. John doesn't do either.
Um... come on in, let me grab
my purse and then we can go.
Doggett enters the apartment. Scully goes
to her room and grabs her purse and throws on her coat. She returns
to the living room and Doggett offers his arm to her, she wraps her
arm through his. At least he thought of that.
They leave the apartment. Outside, Doggett opens
the passenger side door of his truck for Scully and helps her in.
He gets in and starts the truck.
So did you decide on a restaurant?
Lao's Chinese Restaurant.
Mmm... I haven't had Chinese
for a long time.
It's a little place downtown. I stumbled
across it a few years back. Best
Chinese I've had outside of Monica's mother.
Scully gives him a look.
The Reyes family cooks excellent Chinese too?
Better than the best Chinese
chef you can find in China.
Mon' sure has an interesting family.
That she does.
How do they compare to your family?
I prefer them to my own if that
tells you anything.
Scully's eyes go wide - John prefers the
Reyes family over his own? Monica's brother who are often in trouble
with the law?
The relationship I have with my family
is too complicated to get into right now.
Basically I only get along with my brother, Jason.
Older or younger?
Younger brother. I also have an older brother.
So you're stuck in the middle?
Most middle kids think
their families look over them.
It's not like that. (beat) So I guess
this year you won't have to throw
cookie dough at your TV as you
watch romance and horror films.
You know, I haven't seen Marita
all day. Typically on Valentine's
Day she's at home with me, anticipating
having a date called off. It's strange since
the cookie dough and slasher film is
Well... maybe we can make this
our Valentine's Day tradition.
He smiles at her.
I'd like that.
Doggett reaches out and holds her hand
and nods his head to assure himself that this is a "good move".
INT. MULDER/KRYCEK'S APT. - KITCHEN - 6:10 P.M.
Krycek has Mulder tied up on a chair at their
card table in the middle of the room. Marita has joined Krycek, who
is pacing back and forth in front of Mulder.
I wish you could be told exactly
why the contents of that vial are
Just tell me! I need to know!
Then you have no reason to
be so angry with me.
Krycek gives him a look. Marita kneels
down next to Mulder.
Mulder, you know how Alex and I
have important jobs with the government?
Mulder nods his head.
Alex's anger is because what you broke
is very important to the future of the world
and it's very difficult to replace.
Oh no... does that mean I'm now
a threat to national security?
You're life's in danger now, pal.
Krycek approaches Mulder, about to punch
him. However, Marita stops him by grabbing his arm just as he forms
Krycek doesn't hit Mulder. He and Marita
leave the kitchen and walk into the living room.
You need to cool down, Alex.
I know, I can't think straight
when I'm all worked up.
Unfortunately, this means we will
need Dana back. I can't believe
that idiot roommate of your's
screwed this up. You know Dana
won't go back.
I know. Which means I have no other
option than to do as C.G.B. says and
kill John and Monica to weaken Scully.
Marita shakes her head, she's not happy
with this or the fact Alex agreed to do the Smoking Man's dirty work.
I wish this never-
She's interrupted by the sound of a chair
scootching on the tiled kitchen floor. Marita and Krycek both look
toward the kitchen door. They walk over to the kitchen and look in.
Mulder is still tied up in the chair and is
trying to get to the refridgerator.
Mulder, what are you doing?
The ice cream is melting.
I was just trying to put it away.
But you're tied up.
Oh yeah... that's why this
is so difficult.
Krycek and Marita share a look. Krycek
angrily puts the melting ice cream into the freezer. He and Marita
leave the room again.
I think I'm going to let my
daddy know what he has done.
There goes my sorry ass.
Don't worry, Alex. My daddy
won't be angry with you, you
didn't destroy the weak vaccine.
Right, he already hates me, this
will only give him one more reason to.
Marita gives him a look, her daddy (WMM)
may not approve of everything Krycek has done in his life, but he
is also a serious man and will not waste time with such a petty thing
as being angry with Krycek when so much more serious things need to
be taken care of.
INT. LAO'S CHINESE RESTAURANT - 6:33 P.M.
Scully and Doggett are being shown to their
table. Oblivious, Doggett takes his seat. Scully remains standing,
watching him in disbelief. She expected him to pull her seat out for
her. She lets out an attention-grabbing cough. Doggett looks up at
her and she nods her head toward the seat.
He stands up and pulls out her chair, she
takes her seat.
(sits / shy)
I'm sorry, I uh... I haven't done
this in a long time.
It's ok, John.
She smiles assuringly at him.
So, are you a pro with chopsticks?
Haven't used 'em in years.
Well, just a little practice and you'll
be a pro in no time. (beat) Out of
curiosity, when was the last time you
were on a date?
You know... I think it was my first
date with Barbara back in 1985.
You went on one date and then
you married her?
Back then, all I needed was a good
date and a place to go afterward to... uh... you know.
Get it on?
Has Monica ever told you the
Theory of Doggett Super Sperm?
Scully's face turns red, she can't believe
Doggett is talking about his sperm.
John, is this really nice
Theory goes... that whomever I have
sex with gets pregnant. Which isn't
true because I've had plenty sexual partners-
Please, people are starting to look.
Scully stands up and excuses herself to go "freshen
up" in the restroom, as she walks away from Doggett, she digs in her
purse to find her cell phone so she can call Monica and ask her what
is safe first date John Doggett dinner conversation.
She rounds a corner and SUDDENLY a man's hand
grabs her and pulls her to his body. It is the Smoking Man.
It's a beautiful night, would you
mind joining me for a walk?
He doesn't give her time to respond as
he takes her out the back door of the restaurant and out into an alley.
It's freezing outside and her dress is sleeveless.
EXT. ALLEY BEHIND LAO'S CHINESE RESTAURANT -
The Smoking Man has a strong hold on Scully's
arm, he pushes her back up against the cold brick wall of the restaurant.
He doesn't allow her a chance to run away from him. He stands too
close for comfort, leering over her.
I'm in no mood for your
unwanted sexual advances.
He deliberately places his index finger
on her lips to silence her.
You look beautiful tonight, Dana.
His gaze lowers as he eyes her body. Her
dress is tight-fitting, clinging to every curve of her body. His perverted
gaze lingers on her chest, remembering the intimate moments the two
of them shared so many years ago.
Scully glares at him.
What do you want?
He gently caresses her face with his hand.
So many things, Dana...
He closes his eyes and takes a deep breath,
inhaling her feminine scent.
Lavendar... you know what they say about
lavendar and it's ability to arouse men...
He touches her bare shoulder, sending a
chill up her spine. She trembles of fear under his touch. She is terrified
of this man and does not want him to know it.
If this is all you want, I have a
date to attend to with a man
much more appealing than yourself.
She tries to push him away from her, but
he uses force and pins her back up against the frozen brick wall.
Scully winces, unsure of his intentions.
The Group needs you, Dana. Our best
scientist in Prague was murdered, all
his research destroyed. Colonization is
only a few years away, we need your... expertise...
He caresses her arm in a very uninviting
sexual manner. Scully swats his hand off of her.
I'm not interested.
She pushes him away and he lets her walk
away from him.
You can save yourself... all of
humanity... (threatening)... John Doggett.
Scully stops walking, feeling light-headed.
She places her hand against the side of the restaurant. She slowly
turns to face the Smoking Man.
You leave John out of this.
I do what I need to do, Dana.
Scully closes her eyes and takes a deep
breath, she opens them and her vision is blurred.
I said leave him alone.
Not to worry, I've already got a close
watch on him for reasons other than
his obvious affection for you.
What do you mean by that?
She takes a step toward him, she's finding
it hard to keep her balance. She's dizzy now.
If you're so curious... you know how to find me.
He pulls out a pack of Morleys and lights
up as he walks away from her.
His presence and comments have shaken Scully.
She thought she had made it clear a few years ago that she never wanted
to be a part of his Project again. Now, he comes to her, threatening
John - a man she has grown very close to over the years.
She lowers herself to the icy ground, closing
her eyes. Wondering why she is dizzy, light-headed and has weak muscles.
Why is this happening to her again? Why is she
cursed with some apparent knowledge to make a successful vaccination
against an alien virus? She honestly can't remember anything about
the vaccine, and she can only remember a few details of her life while
she was involved in the Syndicate. Now the Smoking Man wants her back
to create this vaccine, even if she did remember how, she had made
a promise to John Montgomery that she'd never give in and help the
Smoking Man because he would only use the vaccine to save himself
and not the world.
Unfortunately, Montgomery died in an airplane
crash when they first tried to leave the United States to start a
new life in Germany. If he were alive he would know what to do, he
always knew what to do when life got too difficult. Now the responsibility
lies solely on her shoulders.
The night around her is very cold, very still.
Not even a breeze. Scully opens her eyes and finds herself lying on
the ground in a curled up position. She's freezing cold and snow has
begun to fall from the sky. She brushes the snow flakes from her icy
skin and rubs her hands up and down her arms in an attempt to warm
up. She sits up, realizing where she is and that she needs to get
inside out of the cold. She checks her wrist watch, it's 7:20 P.M..
She stands up slowly, her legs weak from not
moving and from being out in the cold. Her muscles are weak and tired
as if she had taken sleeping pills. She looks around her, there is
no one around. A slight breeze blows snow dust across the ground.
Scully enters the back door of Lao's Chinese
Restaurant and goes into the ladies room. She looks at herself in
the mirror. Her mascara has run down her face, she had cried. She
turns on the faucet and splashes water on her face and uses paper
towel to wipe away her makeup as best she can. The warm water stings
her cold skin. The only thing she can think of to explain her condition
is that the Smoking Man must have drugged her.
Struck with sudden panic and fear, she checks
over her body for evidence of sexual assault. She doesn't feel as
if her body had been violated, her clothes are still correctly placed
on her body.
Minutes later, Scully leaves the ladies room
and returns to hers and John's table. John is no longer there. She
looks around the restaurant, he's nowhere to be seen.
The Maitre D' approaches her.
Miss Dana Scully?
I am to inform you that Mr. John
Doggett has left. He says he's sorry
he screwed up and he left money up
front for you to use to call a cab
to take you home.
The Maitre D' smiles and walks away. Tears
form in Scully's eyes again. Great, she's all alone to deal with the
night's strange event. She wipes her eyes and heads to get her coat
and the money that John left her. She'll call him tomorrow, she doesn't
want to try to explain things to him tonight. She needs time to shrug
off the past that is returning to haunt her.
INT. FOLLMER/REYES APT. - 7:30 P.M.
Brad and Monica are lying in bed together with
only a sheet covering their naked bodies. They say nothing, they are
enjoying the aftermath of their love making. Brad is running his finger
up and down Monica's bare arm which lies across his chest.
So did that help cure your headache?
A little bit, I guess it must be stress
that's causing my headaches. I've
never had them this bad before.
Off screen, there is a knock on their apartment
I wonder who that could be...
He gets up and puts on a pair of sweatpants.
Maybe it's Mumbo and Jumbo.
I doubt they have plans for Valentine's Day.
Brad makes his way through the living room
and opens the door. It's Doggett, he's distraught.
(angry with himself)
I screwed up, man.
Now's not a good time.
Brad looks over his shoulder toward his
room where Monica is. Doggett walks right on into the apartment.
Monica is looking around for her clothes, they
are scattered all over the room because of a silly little striptease
she did for Brad earlier that evening. She can hear that Doggett doesn't
plan on leaving anytime soon. At least Brad is keeping him from barging
into the bedroom.
She enters the living room, wearing a bathrobe.
Johnny, that was so stupid to
talk about the Theory of the Doggett Super Sperm.
How the hell do you know that?!
I heard it in a vision.
Then howelse can you explain
my knowing about it?
I don't care.
What possessed you to talk
about that on a date?
I don't know. I think we ended up
talking about Barbara and I.
Monica and Brad share a look, both knowing
that talking about his relationship with Barbara was probably the
last thing Scully wanted to discuss on a Valentine's Day date with
Then I didn't pull out her chair at dinner.
She excused herself and after she didn't
come back after thirty minutes, I decided
that she was waiting for me to leave, so I did.
Tell me you left money for her to get a cab.
I did. (beat) I'm such an idiot.
Are you sure she wanted you to ditch
her? Did you ever think that maybe
something happened to her? Did she
take her cell phone with her when she
excused herself from the table?
She took her purse, maybe
her phone was in there.
Maybe she got a call and had to...
I don't know, calm Mulder down.
What are you saying? That
I should have checked on her
before I left-
- Jumped to conclusions and left.
Doggett sits down on the couch and leans
back, closing his eyes. He lets out a frustrated sigh.
(disappointed with himself)
So I really screwed up this time, didn't I?
I wouldn't say it's permanent damage...
maybe another set-back.
Yeah, well... I'm sick of set-backs.
John... don't kick yourself in the ass
over this. Like most things, your reaction
is an overreaction. Dana probably had
good reason to be absent so long. I'm sure
she'll understand you leaving after the way
your date took off.
Doggett appreciates her comments and gives
her a smile. He looks at Brad and realizes that he interrupted their
I better be going. I didn't
mean to intrude on your evening.
He stands up and heads to the door, Brad
follows him. He stops John before he leaves.
John. Maybe you should stop by Dana's
and find out what happened. Don't hold
it off. Then she might think you were
the one who is not interested, ok?
Doggett nods his head and leaves the apartment.
Brad shuts the door and turns to face Monica, she is holding her hand
to her head and is wincing in pain. He is concerned for her. For as
long as he's known her, no headache has had this effect on her. It's
probably caused by the frying pan incident with Marita. If Monica
continues to have this problem, he's going to make her go talk to
He takes her into his arms and kisses the top
of her head.
I love you, Monica.
She wraps her arms tightly around him and
cries in his arms, the pain is too much for her to handle.
EXT. SCULLY, MARITA, MONICA'S APT. BUILDING
- 7:40 P.M.
A dirty yellow cab pulls up to the curb and
comes to a stop. Scully steps out and pays the driver.
You have a nice night, ma'am.
She smiles at the driver and the car pulls
out onto the road. Scully wraps her arms around her body. She is paranoid
as she approaches the apartment building. She hasn't felt this nervous
all alone in a city at night for a long, long time.
A man steps into frame behind her.
Scully, scared, lets out a gasp and turns
around. She holds her hand out to keep this man at distance.
Please, don't come any closer.
The man's identity is obscured by the darkness.
He steps closer to her.
I said stop.
I'm not here to hurt you, Dana.
Scully is quiet when she sees who this
man is when he steps into the light. It's John Montgomery. A man she
believed to be dead... a man she had had a family with... a man she
had once loved and trusted completely.
John...? I thought you were-
- That's what they wanted you to believe.
Scully is unsure of what to do. Part of
her wants to run into his arms and be with him... another wants her
to run the other way because she doesn't know if it's really him or
some shape-shifting alien sent to take her to the Smoking Man.
How do I know it's really you?
(quoting Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell To Arms")
'We could feel alone when we were together-"
- 'alone against the others.'
Scully is in shock. Years ago when the
two of them worked for the Syndicate, they decided that if they should
ever be separated for some time, the one way they could be sure they
were who they said they are if they ever crossed one another again
was to say this quotation to each other. She hadn't remembered it
until he had said it. He was alive and well. So many emotions run
through her, she goes to him and wraps her arms around him.
We need to talk.
Scully steps away from him. He points to
a car parked across the street.
We can't talk here, they may be listening.
Without any doubt of his good intentions,
Scully follows him to his car across the street. They get in and drive
INT. MONTGOMERY'S CAR - 8:01 P.M.
Montgomery has driven them far from the streets
of the city. There are no lights to be seen near them. Montgomery
pulls off the road and drives out into a field and stops the car and
turns off the headlights. He gets out of the car and motions for her
to do the same. They walk away from the car.
Scully still hasn't exactly thawed out from
when she woke up outside at Lao's, Montgomery notices that she is
trying to get herself warm. He takes off his warm coat and wraps it
around her shoulders.
I've missed you, Dana.
Scully smiles, she knows who he is and
what their relationship had been like, but she still cannot recall
everything that they had been through together. It's nice to hear
his voice again, so calm, so in control, so wise.
I was paid a visit by Mr. Spender
Scully tenses up, she had been visited
by this man as well.
He threatened to force you back into
The Project if I refused to do so myself.
(beat) They've suffered a great loss and
time is running out. I believe they think
I will give them the vaccine, they think
that you shared that information with me.
I don't remember that information anymore.
They can't bring me back... I can't go back.
I have my life here...
You only shared with me all but one
important step to create the successful
vaccine, you knew everything. I can work
with what I know and not give him what
I was shown their newest facility
today. They have no remorse for
the lives they take in the name of
their selfishness. (beat/sad) They're
testing on children again...
Scully's eyes widen, this is something
she never wanted to happen.
I know, they stopped doing that
back in '94 after Alexander Krycek
had to shoot one child during an
They tested on children?
After you asked to have your
memory erased, yes, they did.
I was working in the Swiss lab
at the time and had no control
over decisions that were being made.
Why'd they stop testing on prison
inmates in Tunguska? Why test
on children again?
The gulag was anihilated a couple
years ago, the aliens had no fear
of exposure away from civilization, so
they blew it up. After that, the Group
set up a lab in Prague, which was
destroyed two weeks ago, not by
aliens. (beat) They are testing on
children now in order to threaten me
They say they will enter Jill into the
Project if I give them a rejection.
Oh God... Jill. She must be twelve now.
Which is older than the seven and
eight year olds the Group tested on
back in 1993. Unfortunately, Jill was
placed in the care of a family involved
with the Group, the McLeods. I've met
Ally and Adrian before, they're good
people, I have no doubt that they raised
They walk in silence for a few minutes.
Each wondering what the other will do about this situation. They both
do not want Jill to be entered as a test subject in The Project.
What should we do...?
He stops walking and faces her, placing
his hands on her shoulder.
Don't worry, Dana. (beat)
Tomorrow I plan on returning
to them, convincing them that
I'm on their side.
What about Jill? (beat) I mean...
I know I can't see her anymore, but
I need to know that she'll continue to
live a normal life, safe from those men
and thier tests.
I promise you, they will not touch her.
When I return, I become head of The
Project. I'll keep Jill far from their tests.
Scully is relieved, she knows that when
Montgomery makes a promise, he keeps his promise. Especially when
it comes to protecting herself and their daughter.
He came to me tonight. He says
the Group needs me, but based
on his treatment of me tonight, I think
he wants me back for his own personal reasons...
Scully lowers her head as soon as she feels
tears sting her eyes. Montgomery senses her emotional state. She is
scared, feeling violated and is afraid to talk about the Group, The
Project and the Smoking Man anymore.
Montgomery puts his arm over her shoulder, comforting
Did he hurt you?
Scully shakes her head "no".
He stood too close, gazed suggestively...
There's something else.
(avoiding what really bothers her)
His tone seemed to threaten a man
that I'm close to...
What aren't you telling me?
Scully looks up into his eyes, he is worried
about her, she can see that he still loves her and will do anything
From the time he left me
to the time I went back into the restaurant,
at least forty minutes passed. Forty
minutes that I don't remember. I realized
it when I noticed I was lying on the ground.
Do you believe he drugged you and raped you?
I don't know. I don't feel as if
anything like that happened...
Did he touch you in a way that could
have triggered you to relive your past experiences?
I don't remember...
Montgomery pulls her into a much needed
hug and lets her cry in his arms. It hurts him to see her like this.
When they met, and first got involved, it took so long for her to
get over her emotional scars from her abusive relationship with Scott.
He kisses her on the top of her head and comforts her.
EXT. SCULLY, MARITA, MONICA'S APT. - HALLWAY
- 8:50 P.M.
Doggett stands outside the apartment door. He's
hesitating to knock, afraid that he's angered Scully and that she
wouldn't want to see him. He knocks and waits. There's no answer.
Scully appears behind him, she stops and watches
him. He nervously scratches the back of his neck. She knows that she
cannot speak to him about all that has happened tonight. It's best
that he doesn't know anything about The Project, the Smoking Man and
other such related things. She takes a deep breath to compose herself
and to seem cheery after such an emotionally draining night.
Doggett turns around, surprised. She smiles
He returns her smile. They stand, looking
at each other, not knowing what to say.
I'm sorry I left you at the restaurant.
I'm sure by now you realize that I make
a lot of stupid mistakes. I should have
come to see if something was wrong
instead of jumping to the conclusion that
because our date started off awkwardly,
that you wanted to have me ditch you.
Scully smiles at him.
I didn't think we started off too bad.
(beat) We went "just as friends", right?
Scully hopes that Doggett will take this
opportunity to say that he wants more than friendship in his relationship
with her. He doesn't.
Right. (beat) So, you just
getting home now?
Yeah, I uh... got back here
and felt the need to take a walk.
Scully pulls out her apartment keys, she
unlocks the door.
You want to come in for a drink?
Aw, I don't know, it's getting late.
It's not even nine yet. Come on, we
can watch horror movies and eat
cookie dough if you don't want to drink.
Doggett shrugs his shoulders.
What do you consider a horror film?
How about 'Army of Darkness'?
They walk into the apartment and take off
Not exactly a scary movie...
He follows her into the kitchen, she gets
a bowl of fresh cookie dough out of the fridge.
I know. It's funny.
She grabs two Fanta orange sodas, they
head into the living room.
Monica's scared of it.
Scully bursts out laughing at that. She
sits down on the couch, John joins her. She hands him a soda and pushes
play on the remote control.
(re: bowl of cookie dough)
So you were anticipating me ditching
you so you prepared cookie dough
before we left?
No. Marita and I plan for Valentine's
Day a week in advance. We didn't
know you would ask me out when
we made this batch.
That reminds me...
He stands up and goes to get something
out of his coat's pocket. He comes back and hands her an envelop,
a Valentine's Day card.
She smiles and opens it. The card has a picture
of a golden retriever puppy holding a heart shaped box of chocolates
in its mouth.
I know it's not much, but at
least the dog is cute.
Scully reads the card.
INSERT - CARD
"I wish it were easier to tell you I wuf
you. Happy Valentine's Day." signed, Love John.
Scully hugs him and kisses him on the cheek,
leaving a lipstick mark.
Thank you, John.
He smiles, glad that she likes the card.
Scully sets the card on the coffee table and they sit back to watch
the movie, she rests herself against him and he places his arm over
INT. COVARRUBIAS MANSION - NEW YORK - 9:10 P.M.
Marita and Krycek are sitting on the couch in
the living room. In the background, we hear the Well-Manicured Man
(Daddy C) speaking to someone on the phone.
I'll talk to Dana tomorrow. I'll
let her know how serious the
situation is. Maybe we can offer
her a way to help us and continue
with her life as it is right now.
Marita nods her head.
Off screen they hear the WMM slam the phone
down, hanging up. He walks into the room.
Daddy, what is it...?
He's already gone and done
things on his own terms. He
talked with Mr. Montgomery
and then he talked to Dana.
Krycek stands up.
What does that mean?
He's making negotiations with
Montgomery now. It seems he
has turned against us...
Off their looks of defeat.
INT. 46TH STREET, NEW YORK - 10:03 P.M.
Only the Smoking Man and John Montgomery are
in the room. Both men stand.
I trust you will no longer make communications
with those who are against me.
That is correct.
The Smoking Man lights up a cigarette and
takes a nice satisfied drag off of it.
You'll need to prove your loyalty to
me... to the group. By sacrificing
what is most precious to you-
- Tomorrow I'll enter my own daughter
in The Project for testing.
The Smoking Man smiles at this. It's nice
to see Montgomery making the suggestions and so easily agreeing with
I couldn't think of any other
way to prove my loyalty to you.
The Smoking Man is pleased to see that
Montgomery has betrayed Scully. He had drugged her to place a bug
on her to see if Montgomery could be trusted. This man before him
promised to protect Jill, now that promise was broken.
I'll pick up Jill from Adrian tomorrow.
I'll start testing on her first thing
Montgomery and the Smoking Man share a
look before Montgomery leaves the room. The Smoking Man sits down
in a leather chair, satisfied that things are going according to his