Title: "GDI: Garbage Dump Investigators"
Written by: Kristi
16, 18-19, 24, 28-29 2004; May 25, 27-29, 2004; July 27, 2004
Air Date: September 27, 2004
Series: FRVS - Episode #127
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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
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and Krycek investigate “leprechauns”, but they stumble upon something
EXT. WASHINTGON, D.C. – APRIL 7TH
We are high above the city seeing all
the lights, monuments, and streets that make Washington, D.C. what
it is. We zoom across the dark city a là all of those “CSI”
TV shows. The city has a cool blue April glow as we make our way to
the down town area, and into...
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING – BEDROOM
The room is dark as we pass a digital
clock that reads 3:42 A.M. Loud squeaking noises are coming from the
above apartment. A young woman lies on her back in her bed, starring
up at the ceiling with insanity in her eyes. Loud “pleasurable” screams
accompany the squeaking bed from above – another woman obviously faking
sexual pleasure with her companion.
The young woman in her room, angrily gets
out of her bed and goes over to a dresser drawer. There is only so
much a person can take before they snap. Her heavy eyes let us know
she hasn’t been sleeping much, and that’s probably because of the
neighbors living above her.
She retrieves a small handgun from her
dresser and exits her room with pure hatred and insanity.
CUT TO WITH THE SOUND OF A GUNSHOT:
INT. DEPUTY DIRECTOR ALVIN KERSH’S OFFICE
– 9:05 A.M.
Kersh is sitting at the front of his conference
table, impatiently checking his watch. Skinner sips his coffee and
picks up a doughnut with sprinkles on it and eats it. A.D. Jana Cassidy
patiently sips her Starbucks coffee, eyeing Skinner with disgust as
he eats another doughnut. All the other FBI Directors sit patiently.
Kersh’s door opens and Brad walks in.
A little late, Assistant Director?
Brad takes his seat next to Skinner.
I’m sorry, sir. I got back
from Mexico late last night.
Oh yeah, how did that go?
Fine. (beat) We’re not here to
discuss our personal lives, sir.
Kersh pulls out a file folder. Skinner
leans over to Brad and holds the box of doughnuts to him.
Want a doughnut?
No, thank you.
Before we get this meeting
underway, I’d like everyone’s
input on my newest case for
Agents Mulder and Krycek. Since
Agent Doggett is out on injury
still, I don’t feel comfortable
with “Mumbo” and “Jumbo” working
on a real case. (beat) So I wrote this.
He hands the case file to Skinner, and
he opens the file and starts to read.
Sir? (beat) Wouldn’t this be wasting
Bureau time, money, and man power?
Not really. I give them
fake cases all the time.
If you don’t think they are
capable of a real case, why
not fire them, or send them
back to Quantico.
Well, you know...
(waiting for an answer)
No, I don’t know.
Brad turns to A.D. Simon Turner – head
of the Office of Professional Responsibility, who deals with internal
Simon, as head of OPR, doesn’t
this seem wasteful to you?
Brad looks at Simon, hoping he’ll have
someone to side with him. Simon shrugs his shoulders.
Uh... it’s ok. We do
it all the time.
Brad looks at him in disbelief and turns
his look to A.D. Ted Rose – head of Training.
Ted? Don’t you think
they need extra training?
Ted shrugs his shoulders. Brad lets out
a heavy sigh.
Let me get this straight. (beat)
Everyone is fine with wasting
the Bureau’s time, money, and
man power on a made up case.
No one answers him, but no one agrees with
him. The one thing they all know is that Mulder and Krycek can not
be trusted to handle a real case.
Skinner laughs as he hands the fake case
over to Brad. Brad takes the case, eyeing down Kersh with disapproval.
(re: case file)
You’re having them search for
evidence of leprechauns
in a... garbage dumpster?
Kersh is covering the smirk on his face.
He’s truly humored by his creative imagination. Brad lets out another
sigh. Is he the only person in the FBI that comes here to work? He
shuts the case file and slides it across the table at Kersh.
Hey Al, aren’t rotations
coming up this year?
Yep. (beat) I’m still deciding
on who will be where.
He smiles at everyone.
Walt, you’ll give my case to
your agents. And please, while
they’re out, can you work?
Skinner nods his head and takes the case
Ok then, I’ve made a new
button design for The Brotherhood...
Brad rolls his eyes at this pointless
meeting. Every meeting accomplishes the same thing: nothing. If only
he were in OPR... things would be different...
INT. SKINNER’S OFFICE – 10:15 A.M.
Mulder and Krycek are looking at the case
file Kersh wrote for them. Skinner is watching them with a very serious
(re: case file)
Wait a sec! I have
to search dumpsters?!
Krycek looks up at Skinner, appauled by
That is correct, Agent Krycek.
I don’t wanna!
Skinner cocks his eyebrow.
Yeah, dat’s right! It’s B.S.!
Are you refusing an assignment?
Mulder leans over to Krycek.
I highly recommend you don’t
do that. This case came directly
from the Deputy Director-
-Deputy, schmeputy! There’s
no frickin’ way I’m getting’
in a dumpster!
Krycek folds his arms across his chest.
Mulder looks to Skinner, worried that he’ll have to work this case
Kersh thought that you were the
only qualified agents in all
the Bureau to investigate this
case. (beat) But... if you think
Krycek sits up straight. Is Wally bashing
Whoa! I’m qualified! I’m more
qualified than qualified! I’m
so qualified, I’d put J. Edgar to shame!
So you’ll take the assignment?
Krycek snatches the file folder out of
Mulder’s hands and stands up.
Yeah, I’ll not only take this
assignment, I’ll prove to you that
I’m more qualified! (beat) I’ll even
make this crap assignment look cool!
Krycek gives Skinner his “cool” look as
he puts on his sunglasses.
(“super cool manchu”)
Besides, I don’t want to go
home where Svetlana and Diana
are plotting evil things to do to me.
With his “cool” expression, he exits Skinner’s
Hey baby, how would you like
to play with my monkey!
Mulder gives Skinner a pathetic look as
he’s forced to work this assignment with Alex “The Super Ego” Krycek.
He slowly rises from his seat and leaves the office to go stop Krycek
from hitting on his fellow agents.
EXT. CITY ALLEY – NOON
The alley is empty. The ground is wet
and smoke is filling the entry for a “cool” effect, just as Mulder
and Krycek step into view. They are both wearing garbage man jump
suits and sunglasses. They both carry cases filled with investigative
They do their “super cool” walk down the
ally, as if they are supermodels on a runway. They make their way
towards a large smelly dumpster.
(singing “CSI” theme song)
Who are you? Who? Who? Who?
Who? (beat) I really wanna know!
(singing “CSI: Miami” theme song)
We won’t get fooled again!
Won’t get fooled again!
They stop in front of the big dumpster.
“CSI: Miami” is so much
better than “CSI”.
Yes-huh. “Miami” is in Miami.
They have beaches in Miami.
You know what that means? Bikini
girls getting wet and drunk! (beat)
That is why “Miami” is better than “CSI”.
Yeah... well... “CSI” is in Las
Vegas, and I know you know what’s
in Vegas. (beat) Strippers.
Krycek thinks as a perverted grin forms
on his face.
A thoughtful looks comes over Krycek.
Ok, but speaking in the criminalistics
term... “Miami” is so much better. Ever
since “CSI” started doing that whole
Grissom lurves Sara and Sara lurves Grissom
crap... they really lost their intelligence.
Yeah. I hate when internet
crazies take over good shows.
Me too! (beat) I mean, where the
hell did that whole Grissom and
Sara thing come from? That chick
has got a major Electra complex
going on. And Grissom... don’t
even get me started. What is he
a child molester?
Mulder and Krycek spazz.
Ok, enough about TV shows.
We need to get to work
and find these leprechauns.
Ok. After you.
Krycek signals for Mulder to get in the
Nuh-uh, no way. Alphabetical
order, Agent Krycek. (beat)
K comes before M.
Mulder smiles. Krycek glares.
Ok! By first name then! Ha!
Mulder looks at Krycek.
You stupid idiot! You’re name
is Alex! A comes before F!
Mulder hits Krycek over the head. Krycek
glares at him. He can’t win. He reluctantly sets his bag down and
fixes his garbage man suit.
Why do I have this feeling that
Svetlana and Diana are behind this...
Krycek hops into the garbage dump.
Ugh! I feel like I’m in
“Star Wars”! This is disgusting!
He looks down at all the garbage.
There better not be something
living in here... Mulder, you
gonna throw over the bags?
Suddenly the bags are thrown over into
the dumpster, hitting Krycek in the head.
Mulder giggles. Krycek sneers at him.
Red rover, red rover, send
Agent Mulder on over!
Mulder happily hops into the dumpster
and stands next to Krycek.
Krycek rolls his eyes.
What did you expect?
Let’s go to work!
Mulder sits down on a cardboard box and
opens his bag. He pulls out latex gloves, a pencil, and a pad of paper.
I’ll do the recording.
What does that leave me?
Ew! (beat) Why are these
leprechauns living in dumpsters?
Mulder shrugs and throws Krycek a pair
of latex gloves. Krycek reluctantly puts them on.
Mulder and Krycek start to dig through
the garbage, looking for leprechauns.
Krycek lifts a garbage bag, only to discover
a foot. He pauses, not sure what to think of what he’s just found.
How big are leprechauns?
Small. Very small.
Their feet aren’t big like ours?
Krycek pauses and looks at the foot for
a beat. Then, he suddenly realizes what he’s found.
He jumps away from it.
What is it? A bug?
NO! A foot!
You mean... a human foot?
Is it alive?
I don’t know... help
me uncover it.
Mulder and Krycek uncover the body. They
stand back in shock, both of their jaws are dropped open.
Wh-what does this mean?
I don’t know...
I think someone did some
dumping... and it wasn’t
their kitty litter...
Mulder slowly and dramatically looks at
INT. SKINNER’S OFFICE
Skinner is on his phone. He does not sound
happy at all.
What do you mean you
need the coroner?!
We found a dead body! Alex
is photographing it, but
we really need-
-You mean you stumbled
across a homicide?
Skinner can’t believe this. Kersh is going
to shit his pants. He holds his head in pain. The worst agents in
all the Bureau are dealing with a homicide.
Oh my god! Krycek found a
second body! (beat) It’s
the leprechauns! I just know it!
Skinner shuts his eyes in pain... a double
I’ll contact A.D. Follmer, and he’ll
take care of this. You report to him
now. He’s in charge of Criminal Investigations.
(beat) Please, whatever you do, do not
alter the crime scene. (beat) Just sit
tight and close off the area so nothing
gets stolen or contaminated.
Yes sir! We shall protect and secure!
Mulder hangs up on Skinner, who sill can’t
believe they stumbled across a double homicide.
He looks up and smiles. It’s time to call
Brad Follmer and let him know he’ll have to deal with “Mumbo” and
Off Skinner’s evil grin...
Mulder and Krycek have the dumpster surrounded
with crime scene tape. They are standing in front of it, proud that
they have secured the scene.
Suddenly, a large garbage truck enters
the alley, slowly and menacingly making it’s way towards the dumpster.
Mulder and Krycek look to each other.
What do we do now?
He can’t take our crime scene!
Krycek steps forward and puts out his
hand, signally the driver to stop the truck. The truck stops and the
driver get out.
What is this?! Get outta the way!
Krycek approaches the driver very professionally.
I’m sorry, sir. I can’t. (beat)
I’m Special Agent Alex Krycek
with the FBI. This is a
secured crime scene.
You don’t look like no FBI
agent. Get outta my way before
I run you over runt!
The Driver goes back into his truck. Krycek
looks back at Mulder.
Show him your badge.
The truck starts to move again.
You gotta stop ‘im or
Skinner’s gonna be so mad!
Krycek looks up at the driver and goes
over to the door. Krycek holds up his FBI credentials.
Sir, I need you to stop your
vehicle and get out. This is
a crime scene, and I can not
allow you to corrupt it.
(giving him the finger)
Go to hell!
Sir, if you do not stop your
vehicle, you will be arrested
for obstruction of justice,
and refusal to cooperate with
Isn’t that the same thing...
The Driver angrily stops the truck and
gets out. He immediately throws Krycek a nice punch, knocking him
to the ground.
Ok, now that’s assaulting a federal
officer. (beat) I’m placing you
under arrest for assaulting a federal
officer and for not cooperating with
Krycek pulls out his handcuffs.
Usted tiene il derecho de guardar
silencio. Caul quier cosa que Usted
diga uede ser usada contra Usted en
una corte de ley. ¿Entiende Usted?
What the hell?
Mulder is speechless! How the hell does
Krycek now the Miranda Rights in Spanish?!
He doesn’t know Spanish.
You’ll need to read him
his rights in English.
Krycek looks over at him.
I don’t know them in English.
Mulder looks at him in disbelief.
You’re kidding. You don’t
know your rights?
Krycek shakes his head.
How the hell?
I wanted to learn Spanish
to impress Monica so she’d want me.
Mulder rolls his eyes.
Mulder pushes Krycek out of the way.
Sir, you are under arrest for
assaulting a federal agent, and
for refusing to cooperate with
law enforcement agents at the
scene of a homicide. (beat) You
have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be
used against you in a court of law.
I know my frickin’ rights!
You have the right to talk to a
lawyer and have him or her present
with you while you are being questioned.
If you can not afford to hire a lawyer,
one will be appointed to represent you
before any questioning. You can decide
at anytime to exercise these rights, and
not answer any questions or make any
statements. (beat) Do you understand
each of these rights I have explained to you?
Yeah! I know my rights!
Unknown to Mulder and Krycek, but they
have just been observed by Brad Follmer, who is shocked to see Mulder
doing something correctly.
Mulder and Krycek turn around, shocked
to see him.
What’s going on?
Sir, this fine fellow here
assaulted Agent Krycek and
refused to cooperate with us.
He was trying to take away our
crime scene. I have reasonable
suspicion to believe that he may
have information relating to our
homicide since he was so eager
to take it away.
(double checking what he saw)
You’ve read him his rights?
All right. Take him in. I have a
forensic team here to process the scene.
Mulder and Krycek start to take the Driver
away. Brad stops Mulder by his arm.
Agent Mulder, don’t jump into
the interrogation. We don’t
know anything right now. Ok?
Ay ay cap’n!
Mulder walks off, leaving Brad to wondering
if he really head Mulder say “Ay ay cap’n!”...
INT. FBI HALLWAY
Skinner is walking down the hall, heading
toward Kersh’s office. Skinner looks rather unsure on how he’s going
to tell Kersh that his fake case has led Mulder and Krycek right smack
dab in the middle of a double homicide.
Skinner enters Kersh’s waiting area. He
goes over to Judy.
Hi Judy. Is he in?
Is he busy?
Making buttons. (beat) Go on in.
Skinner walks into Kersh’s office and
sure enough, Kersh is making buttons for The Brotherhood.
Kersh looks up at him.
Walter, what brings you up here?
I thought I told you to work today.
I know, sir. And I am. (beat)
Your fake case you have Mulder
and Krycek working on... it
led them right to a double homicide.
Kersh sets down his button.
A double homicide, sir. (beat)
A.D. Follmer’s down there now.
You better be pulling
my leg, Walter.
Boy scouts honor.
Skinner does the boy scouts honor hand
signal. Kersh looks at him for a beat.
Kersh and Skinner share a look. Why are
the biggest morons in the FBI working a double homicide?
INT. STRUGHOLD RESEARCH FACILITY – MONTGOMERY’S
John Montgomery is working at his computer.
He’s looking at graphs and diagrams, recording information into a
notebook. There is a quiet knock on his office door. He turns around
to see Scully.
Good afternoon, Dana.
He motions for Scully to come in. She
does and sits down in a chair next to Montgomery’s desk.
(sensing her worry)
Something bothering you?
You know how I’ve been doing
preliminary health exams on Monica?
Montgomery nods his head.
She told me she’s pregnant. I
ran a test just to make sure,
and she is. Seven weeks now.
Montgomery leans back in his chair. This
is not a good thing to hear.
She and her unborn child
may not survive the tests.
I know. (beat) What should I do?
Do you want her to live?
Of course I do.
Then our only choice is to abort
it. (beat) She’s seven weeks?
I’m pretty sure.
We’ll do an ultra-sound on her
today. (beat) Let’s hope she’s
eight weeks or less. We can’t
risk a surgical abortion. We
need her for testing as soon as possible.
Scully looks down, not happy with their
only choice. Tears come to her eyes.
This isn’t fair, John. (beat)
It’ll kill her spirit and her
hope. (beat) This shouldn’t be
happening to her.
We all make sacrifices, Dana.
Scully looks up at him and into his eyes.
She doesn’t even know all the sacrifices he’s had to make in his life.
Sacrificing her life isn’t something
I want to do, and I know you don’t
want to either.
Scully nods her head.
It still isn’t fair. (beat) It’s
not her fault her brain rejected
the serum. There was no need to
even bring her or John Doggett to
this place. (beat) They didn’t do anything,
and now they are both suffering. I
just know John is blaming himself
for my death. And Monica doesn’t deserve any of this.
Montgomery knows she’s right, but there’s
nothing he can do to help her.
(business needs to be done)
Let’s take a look at her.
Montgomery gets up from his desk and heads
to the door. Scully follows.
Montgomery and Scully enter the room.
I’ll get everything set up.
Scully nods her head.
I’ll get her.
Scully makes her way down the hallway with
a guard and stops in front of cell “RT-7915-3”. She opens the door
and enters Monica’s cold cell.
Monica is curled up on her hard bed. Her
body is shivering from the cold, and tears are falling down her face.
All she has is a light-weight hospital gown given to her. Her engagement
ring was taken away from her, and she’s feeling farther away from
home than she’d like to be. She looks up at Scully and doesn’t bother
sitting up, her senses are telling her not to go with Scully.
Monica shuts her eyes, not wanting this
We have more tests to do.
She looks up into Scully’s eyes.
I know what you’re going to do.
She glares at Scully through her tears.
Scully hates this as much as Monica does.
Get up, Monica.
The security guard steps forward and harshly
pulls Monica up by her arm.
You need to listen to your doctor.
You’re hurting me.
Scully watches him with disapproval as
the guard drags Monica out of her cell. Scully quickly follows.
You shouldn’t be treating
her this roughly.
Sometimes they need to learn a lesson.
She’s my patient, and I
think I know what’s best for her.
Scully stops the guard, making him let
go of Monica. Scully quickly takes Monica by the arm, to make sure
she won’t run off. There’s no doubt in Scully’s mind that this guard
will kill Monica if she runs.
I’ll handle her.
She glares intensely into the guards eyes.
After a beat, she makes her way back to the laboratory with Monica.
Montgomery has set everything up. He looks
over at Scully when she brings Monica in.
Help her to the table.
Scully leads Monica to the examination
table and helps her on. Monica looks to Scully with pleading eyes,
begging her not to do this to her.
Please don’t, Dana.
Scully doesn’t say anything to her. Montgomery
comes over to them.
What are you going to do?
-Don’t bother asking any
questions, you won’t get
Montgomery gives Scully a look, telling
her that this is how she’ll have to treat Monica.
Montgomery gets Monica hooked up to the
ultra-sound. She fearfully watches Scully and Montgomery. They say
nothing as they both see she’s less than eight weeks pregnant.
Montgomery turns off the machines and
goes over to a cabinet. Monica watches him, knowing what he’s doing,
sensing what is to come. Montgomery opens a bottle marked “RU486”.
He takes out a pill as Scully gets a glass of water. Monica looks
around the lab, seeing the doors that are guarded by the security
guard. There’s no way for her to escape.
Montgomery comes over to Monica with the
You can’t do this to me.
(handing her the pill)
Monica closes her mouth tightly and shakes
her head, as tears well up in her eyes.
No. Please don’t.
Monica shakes her head. Montgomery looks
Hold her down.
Scully looks at him, not sure if this
is the best way to go about doing this.
Monica quickly hits the glass out of Scully’s
hand to distract them, and she quickly makes a run for the door. The
security guard grabs her, but she puts up a fight. She’s not about
to let this happen, and she elbows the guard in the face. He strikes
her down to the ground with a mean blow to her head. Scully and Montgomery
That’ll be enough.
He gives the guard a disapproving look.
If he were in complete charge of this facility this guard would not
be a part of it.
Monica lies on the ground a little woozy
in the head. Montgomery kneels down next to her and looks up at Scully.
Get another glass of water.
Scully does as he asks and bring him another
glass of water.
You have to take this.
Please don’t do this.
Montgomery has no choice but to force
the pill into Monica’s mouth. He holds her mouth shut until she has
no choice but to swallow the pill. Tears stream down her face as her
body relaxes on the ground. Scully kneels down next to her and helps
her drink the water.
I hate you.
Scully gets up and walks away from Monica
to set the glass on the counter. She’s not happy with what they’ve
done to her, and she hates herself for doing it.
I’ll help her back to her cell.
Scully nods her head.
Montgomery helps Monica off the ground
and helps her walk down the hall. She can barely stand on her own.
Her legs are shaky and she continues to cry.
INT. MONICA’S CELL
Montgomery helps Monica to her bed and
covers her with a blanket.
Dr. Scully will be in every
hour to check on your. Try
to get some rest.
Monica rolls over on her side, facing
away from him. Montgomery watches her for a beat, feeling bad for
what he had to do to her. Montgomery slowly stands up and leaves Monica
alone in her cell, with her tears endlessly falling.
Scully is cleaning up the broken glass.
Montgomery enters the room. Scully doesn’t face him, but she stops
cleaning when she hears his footsteps stop. She starts to cry, not
able to hide how hard this is for her.
She’s done nothing to deserve this.
She drops broken glass into the garbage
can and turns to face Montgomery.
No one deserves what they get
here, Dana. (beat) People die
here. They die because of what
we do to them.
I can’t do this. I can’t.
(beat) How can you? Doesn’t
it hurt you to do this to
Of course it does.
Scully looks at him.
You need to detach yourself, Dana.
If you don’t, you’ll go mad.
Scully looks down, knowing that’s the
best thing to do. But some things are more easily said than done.
If I had complete control over
this facility, I would run it
a lot differently. (beat) We have
people here who shouldn’t be here.
People who have families, and for
some reason, they aren’t allowed
out to return to their own lives.
(beat) I don’t think that’s fair.
(beat) But as long as Charles Spender
is in charge, this is how things
are going to remain.
Scully wipes her tears away. It brings
her comfort to know she’s not the only one who is having a hard time
with this. Montgomery is right. There’s nothing they can do.
TIME CUT TO:
INT. QUANTICO – MEDICAL ROOM – 5:30 P.M.
The two bodies from the dumpster are covered
with sheets. Mulder and Krycek are standing in a corner, waiting for
Brad and the coroner.
It smells in here.
Why are you always complaining?
Gee, I don’t know. (beat) Maybe if
I would’ve gotten sleep last night,
I wouldn’t complain all the time.
I slept fine last night.
Krycek glares at him.
Yeah, because you exhausted
yourself on Diana.
You’re just jealous because I’m
gettin’ some, and you ain’t
gettin’ no lovin’.
Mulder smirks at Krycek.
I really don’t appreciate you
two being up so late, and being
so loud. (beat) I’m sure I’m not
alone with this. Poor Jeff sleeps
underneath that room.
We’ll try to keep it down.
(rolling his eyes)
Yeah right. (beat) I’m sure you’re
being that loud because Svetlana
put you up to it. I can’t wait for
her to leave. (beat) Since when has
she and Diana become friends.
Alex, here’s something you may
not know... You’re fun to pick on.
And in the fun-ness, friendship can
be made. It’s a common hobby they
both share. I think it’s endearing
to see my wife and your older sister
getting a long so swell. (beat) It’s
how I wish we could be Alexander.
Mulder looks over and smiles at Krycek.
You make me sick.
The door to the room opens and the coroner
and Brad enter.
Well, AFIS confirms their
identities to be Erica
Masters and Chicken Brulet.
What the hell is “eh-fis”?
Brad looks at him. He can’t be serious...
AFIS: abbreviation for Automated
Fingerprinting Identification System.
(laughing a bit)
Oh... I thought it meant
He laughs, and we only fear what dirty
thing he thought it could mean.
Brad looks at them, starting to wonder
Have either one of you ever
worked a homicide case before?
I’ve caused them, but
never investigated them.
Brad looks at Krycek. Did he hear him
Ok. (beat) Can either one of
you tell me why we are here?
Mulder eagerly raises his hand and waves
it in the air.
Agent Mulder, you don’t need
to raise your hand to speak.
Oh. (beat) We’re here to determine
the cause of death.
They were in a smelly dumpster,
wouldn’t that kill anyone?
No, we’ve already determined
the cause of death with our
Oh! We’re here to determine
the time in which death occurred.
Krycek glares at Mulder.
The coroner leans over to Brad.
You’d think so.
The coroner looks over at Mulder and Krycek,
not sure what to think of them. He and Brad head over to the exam
table to take a look at the male victim, Chicken Brulet. Mulder and
The coroner pulls the sheet down to reveal
(trying to be Mr. “Know It All”)
He was shot at close range!
Ha! I knew something you didn’t!
We know that already, Agent Krycek.
I could tell by the tattooing.
Brad rolls his eyes.
The tattooing is on his back,
stop repeating what we know.
(beat; under breath) Why do
I get the feeling you don’t
know what you’re talking about...
His hands and arms are
in rigor mortis-
Mortis. It’s what happens when
you die. You’re body becomes
stiff, starting from the head
and all the way down to the toes.
How do you know all of this?
I’ve worked these cases before.
Besides, I’m an FBI agent, it’s
my job to know.
Krycek rolls his eyes.
Lividity has set in on his stomach-
-Wait! What’s lividity?
Brad glares at Krycek.
Agent Krycek, I want you to run
the victims’ names and fine the
addresses of their family members.
(not wanting to)
Because you don’t know shit
about what we’re doing here.
(beat) This way you’ll be doing
What good will finding
their families do?
We can find out about our victims.
Figure out if they had a schedule
with missed appointments to help
narrow a time of death. (beat)
I can’t believe I’m having this conversation...
Krycek leaves the medical room.
INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S OFFICE – 6:40 P.M.
Krycek is sitting at his computer. He
looks very into what he’s doing as he clicks away with his mouse.
He’s interrupted by a knock on the door.
He looks over to the door and sees Brad.
Did you get the information
I asked you to get?
Yeah, it’s over there.
Krycek points at the other end of his
desk. He turns his attention back to his computer. Brad looks at him
What are you doing?
Brad enters the office and walks over
to the desk. He picks up the file folder Krycek pointed to and sees
that Krycek is playing solitaire on his computer
You’re playing solitaire?
Do you realize that you
have a case to investigate?
Then why are you
playing computer games?
Because I want to. (beat)
Besides, the porn sites are blocked.
This is a big case, Agent Krycek.
A double homicide. This is probably
the biggest case you’ll ever work,
and here you sit... playing computer games.
Brad waits for Krycek to turn off his
computer and get to work. Krycek doesn’t.
Go home Agent Krycek. I don’t
expect you to work late and
it’s almost seven o’clock.
Krycek turns off his computer. He’s more
than happy to go home. Mulder comes into the office.
So I questioned the garbage man,
and I think we can eliminate him
as a suspect. He was just doing his job.
You got his information?
Yes, sir. And he also apologized
for almost destroying the crime scene.
Krycek walks past Mulder.
See you guys tomorrow.
You’re leaving so soon?
It’s almost seven
o’clock you ninny.
Mulder checks his watch.
Jeepers! Time flies! (beat)
Hey, do you guys want to
got out for drinks or something?
Not if Diana and Svetlana come.
Mulder rolls his eyes.
You’re sister left earlier today.
And I really wish you and Diana
would get along. (beat) Brad,
do you want to come?
No, you go ahead. I’m going to
look over what Krycek dug up on our VICs.
Brad exits their office with the file
I’ll see you guys tomorrow. Be
on time. We’ve got a lot of
work to do.
What time is “on time” for
you? Wally’s got a very laid
I’ll be in at eight.
Okie-dokie! Do we
come to your office?
Yes. (beat) Have a good night.
(beat) Please don’t drink too much.
Brad starts to walk away from them.
Ok! Give Monica a kiss for me!
Krycek looks at Mulder like he’s nuts.
Brad turns around. Does Mulder not know that Monica and Scully are
Mulder happily waves at Brad. Brad nods
his head, not sure what to think of Mulder.
EXT. CARNIVAL – DAY
The sun is shining brightly. The flowers
are in perfect bloom and everyone is having a wonderful time. We make
our way through the happy crowd to find Monica. She’s wearing a light
yellow dress and is sitting on a bench with a little girl. She looks
in our direction and smiles. Brad enters frame and sits next to Monica
and the little girl. Monica leans over and gives him a kiss on the
cheek. The little girl happily runs over to Brad and sits on his lap,
giving him a daisy she picked. Brad smiles at her. Monica watches
with a smile that turns sad.
She’s taken away.
Brad looks over at her as the little girl
disappears from his arms.
Monica’s eyes focus beyond Brad. He slowly
follows her eye line to see fiery storm clouds making their way in.
The sun is covered and shadows cover the Earth. The world falls silent.
Brad quickly looks over at her as a loud
humming sound is heard. The sound intensifies with loudness as:
SMASH CUT TO:
INT. BRAD FOLLMER’S OFFICE – MORNING –
Brad’s head pops up from his desk, having
just woken up from his dream. He looks around his desk realizing he’s
still at work, having never gone home. His clock reads 8:03 in the
morning. Papers and files are spread out all over his desk.
There is a knock on his office door.
The door opens and Mulder and Krycek come
Good morning, sir.
Were you here all night?
I reviewed over the information
that you found last night. I think
you should talk to Mr. Brulet’s father.
Sounds good to me.
Good. I took some notes on
what you should ask. You need to-
Brad looks at Mulder.
Aren’t you coming with us?
No. I have a million things to
do here. Other cases and agents
to keep track of. Your duty is
to report your findings of the
case to me. I can’t be out there
holding your hands through this.
You’re both agents of the FBI.
Quantico has trained you, and I-
Brad stops talking and looks at Krycek.
What do they sell?
I’m sorry, what?
Quanta Company. What do they sell?
I’m not sure I’m following.
Mulder steps forward to explain his dumb
Sir, I’d like to apologize for my
dumb partner. He seems to think
Quantico is “Quanta” and “Co.”, as
in “Company.” (beat) Hence getting Quanta Company.
You’re joking, right?
Mulder shakes his head “no.”
Agent Krycek, what training academy
did you go through before becoming
a Special Agent for the FBI?
Never went to no training academy.
Then why are you here?
Because we have a
homicide to investigate.
Brad puts his hand to his head, hoping
to prevent the inevitable headache of working with Mulder and Krycek.
What, did you wake up this morning and
plot ways to get under my skin? (beat)
Agent Mulder, I’m putting you in charge.
Brad hands Mulder a file folder.
Why is he in charge?
He knows more about the case
than you, and has apparently had
more FBI training than you.
Brad gives Krycek a mean look. Krycek
doesn’t argue back to him. Brad isn’t as easy to manipulate and confuse
as Skinner is.
(after a beat)
This is a serious case,
agents. Don’t mess it up.
Mulder and Krycek leave Brad’s office.
INT. FBI HALLWAY – CON’T
Mulder opens the file and reviews over
Hey, did you guys figure out
the time of death?
Yeah, the coroner said it
probably happened around
four in the morning.
We should probably talk to
people who live near that
dumpster. If a gun went off,
someone must’ve heard it.
Yeah, that’s a good idea.
INT. APARTMENT HALLWAY – 10:18 A.M.
Mulder and Krycek step out of an apartment
and into the hallway. An old woman stands in the door.
Thank you for your time
ma’am. You have helped
us a great deal.
And thanks for the
home baked cookies.
Krycek bites into a warm chocolate chip
She shuts the door. Mulder turns to Krycek
with a glare.
Eating cookies while on the
job. (bet) And chocolate at that.
What if someone sees you
eating chocolate? With me.
They might think you’re a homo.
I am not!
Then stop eating chocolate
near me! Only Diana can!
Mulder immaturely hits the rest of the
cookie out of Krycek’s hand and onto the dirty floor.
You just wasted a perfectly
good cookie, Mulder!
Mulder rolls his eyes and knocks on the
door across from the old woman.
Act professional, Alex.
I am professional.
You are not.
I am too.
The door to the apartment opens and the
young blonde woman from the beginning stands in the doorway.
(immature/jumping in place)
Am too! Am too! Am too!
Mulder politely smiles at the young woman.
Krycek hasn’t noticed.
(pulling out badge)
Hi. I’m Special Agent
Fox Mulder and this is-
Mulder whacks Krycek hard to shut him up
from his “Am too!”s.
Krycek finally notices the young woman
and puts on his “cool” look.
We’re with the FBI.
Yeah... the Female Body Inspectors-
WHACK! Krycek is elbowed extremely hard
in the gut by Mulder.
May we come in and ask
you a few questions, Miss...
Wiseman. Nicole Wiseman.
Mulder smiles at her.
May I ask what this is about?
We just need to ask you a
few questions about a murder
that happened in the apartment
I don’t know anything about that.
She smiles sweetly at them.
You didn’t hear anything?
Nicole pretends to think. She shrugs her
shoulders and shakes her head.
She smiles at Mulder.
Now, if you don’t mind, I
have work to do.
She starts to shut the door.
One more thing, Miss Wiseman...
Do not ask her out on a date...
... How well did you know your
neighbors who formerly lived above you?
(a dash of anger)
Erica and Chicken?
Krycek nods his head.
Let’s just say they weren’t the
kind of people you’d go to borrow an egg from.
Could you tell me
exactly what you mean?
She opens the door more.
They were under aged drunks. They
were high all the time. Would
howl into the night for no reason.
Her tone becomes more angry. Krycek gives
Mulder a look.
NICOLE WISEMAN (CON’T)
They would throw loud parties and
have loud sex all the time. For
hours and hours. (beat) I haven’t
slept in a month because of them.
And you know what?
Mulder and Krycek listen as a small grin
forms on her face.
NICOLE WISEMAN (CON’T)
I’m glad their dead. (beat)
Believe me, they had it coming.
Mulder and Krycek look her over carefully.
Where were you early
yesterday morning, Ms. Wiseman?
She smiles at them softly.
I was here. (beat; angry)
Trying to sleep.
Do you own a gun?
Nicole looks at him carefully.
I live alone in a dangerous
part of town.
Is that a “yes”, or is
that a “no”?
Yes, I do.
Does your gun happen to
be a .45 caliber automatic?
Krycek looks into her eyes. She studies
Am I under arrest?
Do you need to be?
Mulder makes eye contact with her as she
bites her lower lip.
I think you’ve harassed me
enough for one day.
She starts to shut her door again.
We know you did it, Ms. Wiseman.
Yeah? Where’s your proof?
You moved the bodies. Your
finger prints were found.
Nicole looks at Mulder. He’s dead serious.
INT. INTERROGATION OBSERVATION ROOM
Mulder and Krycek are watching Nicole
Wiseman in the interrogation room. She sits alone at the table, her
hands nervously moving all about.
The door to the room opens and Brad enters.
Who is she, and did you have
probable cause to make an arrest?
Nicole Wiseman. She lives below
our victims. She claimed to know
nothing about what happened. Saying
she heard nothing at all.
Brad listens carefully, making sure they
have done the right thing.
We questioned her some more
and soon discovered that: yes,
she was home during the time of
the murder. So her claim to have
heard nothing is false.
You’re assuming, Agent Mulder.
She said she was “trying to
sleep,” indicating she was awake.
Brad nods his head.
Krycek asked if she owned a
gun. She does. (beat) When I
told her we know she did it,
she became very pale and quiet.
(beat) Having been with the Bureau
for over ten years, I believe she did it.
So what are you doing now?
The court won’t believe you
just because you’ve been with
the Bureau for over ten years.
Finger prints were found on
the victims. No match was
found in AFIS. (beat) I’m
getting a match.
Mulder holds up a glass of water and smiles
at Brad. He leaves the observation room.
Agent Krycek, I want you to get
a search warrant for her apartment.
We need to find her gun.
Krycek leaves the observation room. Brad
focuses his attention to the interrogation room.
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM
Nicole sits at the table. Mulder enters
the silent room. The CLANK of the door opening startles Nicole. Mulder
comes over to the table and sets the glass of water down.
I thought you might be thirsty.
She doesn’t touch the glass of water.
You know you still have the right
to have an attorney present with you.
It’s ok. (beat) You want to
know why I did it, don’t you?
Mulder nods his head.
I am a little puzzled how a nice
lady could knock off two people in one night.
Every night it was the same. (beat)
Calling the cops didn’t do a damn
bit of good. Reporting them to the
land lord was a waste of time... he
never listened anyway.
She picks up the glass of water and takes
a sip. Mulder smiles inside. He got his fingerprint.
Have you ever lived in an
apartment building, Agent Mulder?
Ever have up stairs neighbors who
would stomp around? Blare loud music?
Have loud sex from two in the morning
to eight or ten in the morning?
(tears in eyes)
I couldn’t take it anymore. (beat)
I asked them to respect me and
others, and they never listened.
They didn’t fucking care.
She starts to cry.
(fighting back tears)
I lost my job because of them.
I haven’t slept in a month. (beat)
I worked at a nine to five job.
And now, I have nothing. I don’t
even know how I’m going to pay
rent. (beat) I’ll get evicted.
She starts to cry again. Mulder looks
at her, feeling bad for the future she has just given herself.
TIME CUT TO:
INT. BALLISTICS LAB – QUANTICO
Krycek and Brad are in the lab as Nicole
Wiseman’s gun is being matched to the crime scene.
Mulder walks in.
The print I pulled from
the glass matches the
prints found on the VICs.
Her weapon matches our crime.
It had been fired six times.
She didn’t clean it. (beat)
Looks like this case is a wrap.
Mulder and Krycek give each other a high
five. Brad can’t help but smile.
Well agents, I think it’s safe
to say that you’ve just shocked
the entire Bureau.
Brad walks to the door. He turns before
(to Mulder & Krycek)
I guess you guys aren’t the
worst agents after all. (beat)
I look forward to reading your
Brad smiles as he leaves the lab.
Mulder and Krycek smile at one another.
I guess this means we probably
shouldn’t write our reports
with crayons, huh?
They walk to the door and leave the lab.
You are going to help me
write my report, right?
Of course, buddy of mine!
Mulder puts his arm around Krycek’s shoulder
as they walk down the hall.
We should go celebrate
our victory over drinks.
Only if I bring Diana.
Mulder skips in place.
Oh goodie! Oh boy!
TIME CUT TO:
INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT – 1:07
Mulder, Diana and Krycek loudly stumble
their way into the apartment. Mulder and Krycek have their arms over
No! You’re da man!
Nuh-uh! You’re da man!
Diana rolls her eyes and walks away from
Shh... You don’t want to
disturb the neighbors.
Mulder and Krycek’s eyes go wide as they
become very silent. The don’t want poor Jeffery Spender below to get
pissed at them and kill them too!
Mulder and Krycek put their fingers to
their mouths and say:
They quietly tip-toe around the apartment
so they don’t disturb anyone. Knowing that right now Spender is getting
nice, peaceful, silence...
OFF THIS PEACEFUL SILENCE...
INT. STRUGHOLD RESEARCH FACILITY – MONICA’S
Monica lies in her dark cold cell all
alone. She cries in her bed. Crying for the loss that has been forced
upon her. She needs someone there to help her get through this terrible
time. Needing more than empty silence.
Off of her, we...