Title: "Nothing To Fear"
Written by: Kristi
22, 2004; December 8, 19, 30, 2004; January 3, 2005
Air Date: January 31, 2005
Series: FRVS - Episode #141
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Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series only!
Disclaimer: "The X-Files" and its characters belong to 20th Century FOX Broadcasting. If you recognize it, it's not our own creation. Original characters belong to Cassie and Kristi (FRVS).
Author's Note: The personalities of the characters
within the world of "Fox & Rat" are not those you know
from "The X-Files" television series. We have warped them
and given them a common past, immature behavior and a sense of humor.
Any horrid behavior should not be mimicked in your every day life.
deals with the aftermath of being at the Facility and decides what she
should do now that she has her freedom.
INT. ST. VINCENTíS HOSPITAL Ė EARLY MORNING
JANUARY 3RD, MONDAY
Krycek is asleep in his hospital bed.
He had driven all the way back to Washington last night after being
shot by the Cigarette-Smoking Man. He didnít want to bother Dr. Montgomery
at the Facility with his problem, so he drove as fast as he could
to the only other hospital where he knew there were good doctors.
He was delirious by the time he pulled up.
The door to his room quietly opens and
Marita steps in. She quietly walks over to his bedside and sits down.
She takes off her white winter jacket and pushes it behind her on
the chair. Marita leans forward and takes hold of Krycekís hand.
Marita had feared the worst when she got
a call from the hospital. Krycek got himself shot, and who knows what
else has happened. The worst thoughts kept her awake for hours. What
if the Smoking Man is still alive? What would come of Scully and Monica?
And what would he do if he found out Marita aided them in escaping?
Sheís feared the Smoking Man finding this out and coming to punish
her like he did in the past. She never told Alex what she had done.
You can never be too careful, the Smoking Man could have her bugged.
She looks up at Krycek when she feels
his hand squeeze hers. She smiles at him when she sees that he is
Good Morning, Sasha.
I got shot.
I know. They called me.
(beat) What happened?
me in my gut.
He can read Maritaís expression and knows
she wants to know the fate of the Cancer Man.
Maritaís whole body relaxes.
I sent him to where he belongs.
He canít hurt you or Dana ever again.
What about Dana and Monica?
Dana ran into the Bounty Hunter
last night. Itís a good thing I was there.
You got the Bounty Hunter, too?
Krycek nods his head.
And when Cancer Man came in, I
sent Scully on her way to Montgomery.
I assume heís taken her back to
her motherís or something.
I donít think sheíd want to go to
her motherís, not after what sheís
been through. (beat) Sheís probably at Johnís.
Krycek nods his head.
What about Monica?
I donít know. Sheís under the
care of Montgomery. Iím assuming
that heís already taken full
control of The Project.
Heíll want to keep her there.
Marita looks down.
Alex, before everything went down
last night, my brain didnít have
time to really register the meeting.
She looks up at him.
Dr. Montgomery said that Monica
was exposed to the alien virus.
What kind of affects could that
do to her? (beat) I canít remember
all of the details of the virus
and what it does.
Krycek nods his head. In the past, Marita
knew more about the virus than he did. However, after the Cigarette-Smoking
Man messed with her head, she canít recall every detail. The damage
to her has still been done.
He said she survived. Iím guessing
there was a lot of pain, but I honestly
donít know what the most up to date
mutated virus can do to a person who is
not given the vaccine.
I hope sheís all right.
Krycekís eyes lower as he regrets what
he has done to his friends. If John or Brad knew he was responsible
for this situation, heíll surely be pounded on. And with the possibility
of Scully being back home, heís more than likely going to have it
coming to him.
INT. JOHN DOGGETTíS HOUSE Ė KITCHEN
Scully stands in front of Johnís sink.
The water is gently trickling out of the faucet. Scully applies some
soap to her hand and tugs on the ring Cancer Man made her wear. She
tugs and tugs and tugs, but the ring does not budge.
Buddy watches her from the floor. With
every tug of the ring he hopes it comes off too.
She tugs again, applies more water and
soap and tries again. Frustration sets in. She wants more than anything
to get this horrible reminder of that back lunged son-of-a-bitch off
her damn finger.
(close to crying)
She pulls at the ring very hard.
A tear falls down her cheek, not from
any pain, but from frustration. John comes into the kitchen doorway.
Dana, are you all right?
Scully turns to face him with tears in
I canít get this off.
Doggett comes over to see whatís going
He puts out his hand, offering to take
hold of hers and get the ring off. Scully places her hand in his.
He gently twists the ring and it easily slides off.
Doggett smiles and hands her the ring.
He turns off the water. He looks at the
ring and wonders where it came from. Who gave it to her, and why she
wants it off so badly. She didnít talk much last night when she came
back into his life.
Are you hungry?
There is a tension in the room. Both donít
know what to say to one another. It has been so long since theyíve
seen each other. So much has happened, and John gets the feeling that
Dana is avoiding a lot that is on her mind.
No. Iím not very hungry. I
think Iím going to go take
a shower, if thatís all right?
Go right ahead.
He smiles at her.
Scully sets the engagement ring the Smoking
Man gave her down on the counter and heads up the stairs.
Doggett watches her, wanting to know what
has happened to her. He feels that she wants and needs his help, but
how can he help her if she wonít open up to him?
He hears his upstairs bathroom door close.
He looks down and sighs.
All Dana could do last night was cry in
his arms. She held him close to her, not wanting to let go for a long
time. She didnít say anything about where she was, or what she went
through. She only told him the ďtechnical detailsĒ. She worked for
this group of men to develop a vaccine against a deadly virus. She
had to abort Monica and Bradís child. She had to pretend to test on
Monica to keep her alive. She told him everything that happened to
Monica, but spoke nothing of what she had personally gone through.
Doggett goes over to his coffee maker
and starts to make a pot of coffee. He pours some dog food into Buddyís
bowl and gets him some water. John sits down at the kitchen table,
listening to the sound of the water running upstairs in the shower.
Listening to Buddy crunching the food in his mouth, the sound of the
He didnít sleep well last night. He let
Dana take his bed up stairs while he slept on his couch with a gun
near by. He has no idea what is going on. He hasnít slept this bad
since being in the Marines with a threat of an ambush at any moment.
The last thing he wants is to loose Dana
A few minutes later, Dana comes back down
the stairs. Sheís dressed in a pair of Johnís flannel pajama pants
and is wearing his tan Marines T-shirt. She walks carefully into the
kitchen so she doesnít trip on the long pant legs. John looks up at
her from the table.
I feel a lot better.
She smiles at him and joins him at the
table. Buddy walks over to Scully and sits next to her. He too does
not want Scully to go away again.
Thatís good. (beat) Iím making
some coffee if you want any.
Thatís all right. I donít need any.
Doggett nods his head.
Sleep all right last night?
Yes. Much better than I
have in a long time.
Even though she still woke up once in
a while with a nightmare of the Cigarette-Smoking Man raping her,
or coiling himself around her like a cobra.
Doggett nods his head. He doesnít want
to keep this distant ďchit chatĒ conversation between them. Dana means
so much to him and he wants to help her. Small talk wonít help.
Can I ask you something?
I can see that something
has happened to you.
Scully tenses up.
I donít want to pressure you, but
I want to help you, and if I knew
what happened, I think Iíd be able-
Doggett looks at her and sees that sheís
anything except ďfineĒ. However, he also sees that she does not wish
to talk about whatever happened to her. Itís her first day back and
is probably too soon to get to the full story of all that has happened
Doggett looks down, feeling bad for prying.
He just wants to help her.
Scully notices his expression.
John, itís okay.
He looks up at her with concern, worry
and sadness in his eyes.
She reaches out and holds his hand. She
takes a deep breath. She wants to tell him. She wants him to know
so she can welcome his help.
But something inside of her stops her.
(obviously covering the truth)
Fear is what stops her. Fear that John
Doggett wonít believe her. Fear that he wonít want to hear it. Fear
that heíll turn his back on her like her family did when she was being
abused by Scott Williams in high school. Fear that John wonít want
to be with a tarnished soul.
Fear, fear, fear. The constant emotion
that closes her off. Even when she knows she can trust John. Even
when she knows heíd never turn his back on her.
Fear is always there.
INT. DEPUTY DIRECTOR KERSHíS OFFICE Ė
The Deputy Directorís conference table
is occupied by all the Directors of the FBI. Ted Rose, Assistant Director
in Charge of OPR, is slouched down in his chair, dozing off. In fact,
he has fallen asleep and lets out a few random snoring sounds once
in a while. Next to him, to his right, is Skinner who is trying to
pay attention to Brad, who is addressing the whole room. Next to Skinner
is Simon Turner, A.D. in Charge of Training, who is spaced out and
in a world of his own. Kersh, who is next to Simon, is starring down
at his wedding ring with a worried expression. Brad is standing in
front of everyone discussing the progress of his agents on the x-files.
... and since Iíve been heading
the X-Files Division, Iíve made
several observations, that have
clearly gone over the heads of
everyone in this room.
Brad looks around and sees that no one
has heard a single word he has said. He pauses and thinks of how he
can ďwakeĒ everyone up. He sets down a file folder he was holding
in his hand.
Meanwhile, Iím quitting the FBI
and putting Fox Mulder in charge
of the X-Files Division because
I believe he is a very capable agent.
Kersh looks up with a strange expression
on his face. Could he have actually heard Bradís sarcastic comment?
You know... Lindaís contacted
a good divorce lawyer.
He looks back down at his wedding ring
with a sad expression. Brad lets out an irritated sigh. Here they
go again, another meeting turned into ďpersonal relationship therapyĒ.
Sir, now is not the time
to discuss personal-
What should I do? I mean...
This is really serious.
And so was this meeting until now.
Brad gives him a very disapproving look.
Heís beyond sick and tired of every meeting turning into ďpersonal
relationship therapyĒ for Deputy Director Alvin Bernie Kersh.
My secretary, Ms. Kim Cook, has
requested a transfer to a new A.D.
Skinner hopes to get things back on the
business track. Kersh looks at him.
Whatís the matter with
her being your secretary?
Umm... A personal matter, sir.
Ok. Who needs a secretary?
All eyes fall on Brad Follmer, the man
who hasnít had a secretary in a long time. The one man who actually
could benefit from having a secretary because of all the work he does.
The one man who actually works.
Assistant Director Follmer, you have
a new secretary. (beat) Weíll just
transfer Ms. Cook over to your office.
Yes, sir. I could use the help.
Good. (beat) If there is nothing else
to discuss, we can call it a day.
Actually, I havenít finished my-
Kersh stands up.
Meeting is adjourned. Have
a great day, gentlemen.
Everyone stands up and leaves the office.
Brad lets out a sigh and slowly puts all his files back into his briefcase
and heads out the door.
Another unaccomplished meeting. Why does
he bother trying when no one seems to care?
INT. BRAD FOLLMERíS OFFICE
Brad enters his office and sets his briefcase
down on the floor next to his desk. A red light blinking on his phone
catches his attention. He hits the button to play the message.
You have two new messages. (beat)
MULDER (ON MACHINE)
Howdy-do-bee-do my brother.
Brad looks down at his phone. Is Fox Mulderís
voice slurred? Is he drunk?
MULDER (ON MACHINE)
I wuv you man. Youíre like the
best head honcho dude ever. You
give good advice so I thought I would
call and ask if you think I overreacted
by closing down Super Buddies. I love
Super Buddies and I think I should
keep it going. Love and friendship, man.
Love and friendship. It conquers all, ya know?
(beat) Oh no... I have to go bye-bye now.
The machine beeps indicating the end of
Hey, Brad. I mean, Assistant Director
Follmer. This is Assistant Director Ted
Rose up in the Office of Professional
Responsibility, you know, the job you wanted
oh so badly. (laughs) Um... just wanted
to let you know that Agent Krycek has been
shot and wonít be in to work today. See ya.
The machine beeps indicating the end of
(re: Tedís message; sarcastic)
You couldnít tell me in the
meeting this morning?
Brad rolls his eyes and lets out an irritated
sigh. So Agent Krycek has been shot and is out of the office. Agent
Mulder... sounded drunk on his message... this canít be a good thing.
Brad sits down at his desk and picks up
his phone and hits a number on speed dial.
DIANA FOWLEY (FILTERED)
Agent Fowley, this is Assistant
I was wondering if you
know anything about Agent
Mulderís condition. I got-
He came home drunk last night
crying about Super Buddies. He
has a hang over and wonít be in
today. Neither will I. Iíll have
to take care of him.
She doesnít sound happy with this situation,
or of Mulderís actions.
Thatís fine. I was just wondering.
Try to have a good day.
The line goes dead as Diana slams the
phone down. Brad looks at his phone and hangs up. Looks like just
Agent Doggett will be in today.
INT. MULDER & KRYCEKíS APARTMENT Ė MULDERíS
Mulder lies face down on his bed. His
hair is a mess, heís still in his clothes from the previous day, and
that includes his muddy boots.
Diana stands in the doorway with an angry
expression on her face.
Mulder moans and slowly rolls over in
Owie... my head...
He puts his hand on his forehead. Diana
comes into the bedroom and stands above him.
Mulder squints his eyes and looks up at
Youíve made a huge mess
of mud all over the apartment
and in the bed. (beat) What
is wrong with you?
I watched the squirrels in the park.
Diana isnít amused with him.
I was upset. (beat) And then
I had a few drinkies at the bar.
Oh, so this is the result
of a drunken activity? (beat;mad)
Clean it up. Now.
Diana storms out of the room. Mulder slowly
gets out of bed.
He almost falls when he stands up, but
manages to catch himself with a ďwhoaĒ. He goes over to the closet
and gets out a bucket. He sits on the ground and takes off his muddy
boots, tossing them in the bucket. He starts to pick up the large
traces of mud from the floor and tosses them in the bucket.
You know, Iíve been thinking...
Maybe I think I may have over
reacted with the whole Super Buddy thing.
He picks up large traces of mud from the
I love Super Buddies. I donít know
if I shouldíve ended it. Do you think
it is too late to call all the news
stations and announce that Super
Buddies is back?
DIANA FOWLEY (O.S.)
Mulder stops picking up the mud on the
floor and sits down.
Really? Because I donít think
it is. Maybe I should discuss
it with my V.P.
DIANA FOWLEY (O.S.)
Heís not here.
Mulder looks confused.
DIANA FOWLEY (O.S.)
I donít know where he is.
Hmm... I wonder where he could be...
Off of Mulderís pensive expression...
INT. MARITAíS APARTMENT Ė NOON
Maritaís door opens and she and Krycek
enter. Krycek is leaning on Marita for support. Marita shuts the door
Alex, stop being such a
big baby. You can walk on your own.
But it hurts.
Marita helps him sit down on the couch.
She walks away from him and goes into her bedroom. Krycek turns and
What are you doing?
I need to talk with Dr. Montgomery.
She comes back out of her bedroom dressed
in a black business suit. Sheís putting her hair up in a tight bun
as she walks to her kitchen.
What about me?
Stay here, and Iíll be back.
Sheís as busy as a mother late for work
with a sick child.
If this is a trick to see
if I really can walk on my
own, I can but it hurts.
Marita comes over to him and sets two
extra strength Tylenol pills and a glass of water in front of him.
He watches her, and she kisses him on the top of his head.
Take those, and Iíll see
you when I get back.
She smiles at him and walks to the door.
Krycek watches her leave in confusion. Why does she need to see John
The door closes, leaving Krycek alone.
I love you...
The apartment falls silent. Krycek sits
alone on the couch, not sure what to do.
INT. BASEMENT OFFICE Ė FBI HEADQUARTERS
Ė 1:22 P.M.
The basement is quiet. A little too quiet.
The lights in the hallway are dim, as if no one has been down there.
And no one has, until the elevator dings open and Brad Follmer steps
out. Heís been up in his office all day and hasnít heard anything
from Agent Doggett. Hopefully this isnít another Mulder and Krycek
repeat prank to go on another adventure.
Brad cautiously takes another step into
the basement hallway as the elevator door closes, leaving him all
alone. There is an eerie feeling to the empty hallway.
He takes another careful step and listens
to the silence. Any moment now he expects to hear the eerie breathing
of Darth Vader coming from one of the shadows. Thereís nothing worse
in life than an empty, silent, dark basement hallway of the FBI. Heís
in Mulder and Krycek ďunchartedĒ territory now.
Iíd be careful if I were you.
The Janitorís voice seems to come out
of nowhere from behind Brad. He turns around to be face to face with
Geez, youíre like a cat. How
did you get down here?
I know this place better
than the architects who
designed this building.
I know everything and more
about every person that works here.
The Janitor smiles, loving how mysterious
he can be. He takes a few steps in front of Brad and looks down the
long empty hallway.
You know, youíre in their territory.
He turns to face Brad.
Mumbo and Jumbo. (beat) This
hallway is their playground.
As I said before: be careful.
And what exactly do I have
to be careful of? Neither one
of them are around to cause trouble.
Thatís where youíre wrong, Bradly
Markus Westly Follmer.
Brad gives him an odd look. How in the
world does this janitor know his full birth name? Even his name plate
just says: ďBrad FollmerĒ.
They donít have to be here
to cause trouble. They have
this place rigged with boobie-traps.
The Janitor mysteriously looks down the
hallway, like a hunter smelling out the prey.
Brad looks at him with doubt. Mulder and
Krycek may be stupid, but they canít be as stupid as this man is saying.
They couldnít be so careless to jeopardize their careers by setting
up traps in their place of work.
Sir, if I may say... I highly
doubt Agents Mulder and Krycek
would rig this hallway with traps.
Brad takes a confident step forward, stepping
ahead of the Janitor, and right into the first of many wire traps,
and a huge bucket of glitter falls onto him. Brad stands there with
a dubious look on his face.
The Janitor calmly leans on his mop.
Yeah, youíre probably right.
They couldnít have be that stupid.
Brad turns around, calmly brushing glitter
off of him... the best he can anyway.
All right. I was wrong. They are
as stupid as... as... Oh bloody hell!
Frustration is truly hitting Brad today.
I can help you maneuver through
their traps. (beat) They only
think this is their territory.
I work this hallway every day and night.
Splendid. Help me find Agent Doggett.
The Janitor smiles and tosses Brad his
mop, and grabs a broom and starts to carefully go down the hallway,
waving the broom in front of him.
EXT. JOHN DOGGETTíS HOUSE Ė 2:00 P.M.
Fox Mulder pulls up in John Doggettís
driveway in his red convertible. Donít worry, he knows it is January
and has the hood all the way up. He gets out of his car and goes up
to the front door and calmly knocks three times.
A few moments later, Doggett opens the
John, since I canít find my Vice
President of Super Buddies-
-I thought you ended Super-
-Let me explain. (beat) I want
youíre advice about Super Buddies.
I donít know if it was a good idea
to end it, you know? I still support
the idea that love and friendship
conquers all. I canít find Krycek, my
V.P., to discuss this matter with him.
So I thought Iíd ask you since I donít
want to bother Brad at work.
Mulder stops talking immediately when
he sees Scully in the background. He freezes momentarily, not sure
what to think of this. He just found out that she and Monica are dead,
and here she is. Standing there, all fine and dandy. Or is she an
Doggett looks behind him and see Scully
standing a few feet behind him. Scully walks closer to him.
Sheís unsure of his reaction, but knows
that John is here to make sure he doesnít suddenly spazz out and run
towards her. Thatís the last thing she would need right now. Scully
immediately crosses her arms in front of her, closing herself off
as she thinks of how he might react.
Mulder reads into her body language and
sees that sheís uncomfortable, but she doesnít want to admit it.
Are you really...?
Scully nods her head.
How is this... Where have...
Mulder reads into her expression, seeing
that she doesnít wish to be bombarded with questions.
Itís good to see you again.
Scully smiles uneasily at him, knowing
that he probably wants more than anything on this planet to hug her
right now. She begins to feel obligated to hug him. She crosses her
arms tighter around her body.
Mulder once again, reads her body language.
I think I should go. It seems that
Iíve come at a bad time and right
now what I came for isnít as important
as you, Scully. (beat) Iíll let you two be.
Mulder nods his head and turns slowly
Itís good to see you too, Mulder.
Mulder turns and nods his head and Scully
smiles at him. She wasnít expecting this kind of reaction from him.
She expected him to run up to her and squeeze her into a huge bear
hug. Itís strange for her to see him with so much respect and understanding
for her. Things have changed since sheís been gone.
INT. JOHN MONTGOMERYíS OFFICE Ė THE FACILITY
Ė 3:15 P.M.
John Montgomery sits at his desk typing
something on his computer. A quiet knock on his door interrupts him.
He gets up and opens his door. Heís surprised to see Marita Covarrubias
standing in front of him.
The last time he ever spoke with her alone
was when they were working together against the Smoking Man. Then
all of a sudden their correspondence stopped.
May I come in?
He steps aside and allows her in. He shuts
the door behind her. She turns to face him.
Alex Krycek told me the
Smoking Man is dead.
Then why must you continue
to hold Monica Reyes here
against her will?
There is a touch of anger in her voice.
Sheís being studied so I can
figure out what makes her naturally
immune to the virus.
Studied? What kind of studies?
Montgomery walks over to his desk and
sits down. He motions for Marita to sit, but she does not. He continues
I believe what Iím looking
for is in her brain.
Meaning youíre cutting
into her brain? Do you
know what that can do to someone?
Montgomery doesnít respond right away.
He sees how angry she is towards this situation.
Yes I do.
Then you know you could
permanently damage her.
Change her and her life.
Marita fears the same thing will happen
to Monica that happened to her.
You hold no right to her. (beat)
She was brought here not knowing
what was going on, and then was
held here against her will and
tortured, all in the name of Charles Spender.
She intensely stares at him, not backing
Your continuing his dirty
work on an innocent person.
Without her, the human race
dies on June 11, 2006.
Marita doesnít break eye contact with
him. There is a tense moment of silence. She knows heís right, but
all of this isnít fair to Monica, or anyone who knows her.
(after a beat)
She stays here. Thatís final.
Let me see her.
No. That is out of the question.
All I have to do is call my
father and heíll override your authority.
She glares at him. Montgomery looks at
Why do you want to see her?
Why wonít you let me see her?
She continues her eye contact with him.
He sighs, knowing that this could become difficult if she brings Joseph
Covarrubias into the picture. He doesnít want to loose his head position
on The Project.
INT. LABORATORY Ė THE FACILITY
Montgomery leads Marita through the laboratory
and towards Monicaís cell. Montgomery is hesitant before entering
the access code to open her cell. Marita watches him, wondering why
heís hesitating. The cell door opens and Montgomery leads Marita into
The last time Marita saw Monica was on
Cinco de Mayo, and already Monica looked ill. Now, she looks worse.
Monica is sitting in the corner of her
cell on the cold, hard concrete floor. Her knees are curled up to
her chest, her skin is pale, and her hair is cut extremely short.
Stitches are visible on the back of her skull. They are fresh.
Maritaís breath is taken away.
What have you done to her?
I had orders to proceed with
my tests on her, and I did.
Marita goes over to Monica and kneels
down next to her. Monica watches her every move with a look of paranoia
in her eyes. Marita slowly, and carefully, places the back of her
hand on Monicaís forehead.
Youíre leaving her in these
conditions with what youíre
doing to her?
She looks back at Montgomery.
Sheís sick. Why hasnít she
been taken care of?
Because I just became the head
of The Project today and had
other things to take care of.
I demand that she be moved to
better conditions if you are
going to continue holding her
here against her will. I donít
think you can afford loosing-
Marita is cut off when she feels Monicaís
icy hand grab hers. Marita quickly looks at her with concerned eyes.
Theyíre going to get you.
Monica looks at her with desperate eyes
Donít go near them, or
theyíll get you.
Marita looks at her with worry.
Monica winces in pain and lets go of Maritaís
hand. She grabs her head in pain.
Montgomery takes a step closer to see
if Monicaís all right.
Monica looks at her again.
When they come... donít
go near them...
Tears fall down Monicaís cheeks.
I think sheís had enough for
one day, Ms. Covarrubias.
Marita doesnít look at him, right now
her main concern is Monica. Monica takes hold of her hand again.
Tell him not to give up on me.
And tell her to open. She needs to open.
Marita looks at her.
By ďhimĒ, you mean-
Monica nods her head and lets go of Maritaís
hand. She looks away from her, going back to the dazed, blank expression
she had before.
Marita slowly stands up and looks at Montgomery.
Heís standing by the door, waiting for her. Marita looks back at Monica,
then slowly leaves the cell. Montgomery locks the door.
I want her in better conditions.
She turns and looks at him. Her expression
assures him he has no choice in this call.
What will happen to her
when you are done using her?
Sheíll stay here, under my care.
And then what?
She knows too much-
-Thatís not her fault and
she shouldnít be punished for it.
Marita glares at him.
For years our group has been
punishing the innocent and Iím
sick of it. Iím sick of all the
suffering that has been going
on. No one deserves this.
Her mind couldnít be erased.
Itís no excuse.
She glares at him and storms off towards
the exit doors. Montgomery watches her. He agrees with her 100%. No
one deserves to suffer, and Monica shouldnít be kept here. But the
main fear is exposure. Exposure could ruin everything the group has
worked to conceal.
INT. JOHN DOGGETTíS HOUSE Ė 5:08 P.M.
Scully and Doggett are in the kitchen.
Doggett is helping Scully cook a meal upon her request. After having
no control in her life for so long because of the Smoking Man, Scully
thought that learning how to cook would be a step in the right direction.
So I just sprinkle this
on top of the chicken?
Yeah, but not too much.
Over seasoning can be awful.
Scully starts to do as he directed.
Just like this?
Buddy stands up on his hind legs, trying
to get a better look.
Buddy sits at her feel, hoping something
So I was thinking that I
want to get back to work
as soon as possible. You
know, to get my life back on track.
Theyíll probably want you to
go through basic training
at Quantico again.
That sounds good to me. I
want my strength back. (beat)
I was also wondering if you
could help me find a new place
to live. Iím assuming that Marita
has moved out.
Doggett looks at her for a moment. After
loosing her one time, he doesnít want to have it happen again and
was going to ask her to move in with him.
Dana, having sensed this in John, thought
sheíd bring it up because she wants him to know she needs her independence.
So instead of telling him her life and her needs had been taken from
her by the Smoking Man, she can indirectly state that freedom is important
to her without the details.
Yeah, Marita moved out. She
also brought some of your
things over. (beat) I was also
going to ask you if you would
like to move in with me.
Scully stops seasoning the chicken.
As much as I would love to,
John, I think itís better if
I have my own place.
Doggett nods his head.
All right. (beat) Iíd love to
help you find a good place.
He smiles at her which brings a smile
to her face. She feels better knowing that her new place will have
John Doggettís stamp of approval.
A knock on the door catches their attention.
Scullyís heart skips a beat. What if itís the Smoking Man and heís
coming to get her? Her whole body tenses in fear.
Iíll get it.
He walks out of the kitchen. Buddy looks
up at Scully, who has frozen in her place. Her eyes are locked on
the door. Buddy senses her fear and walks in front of her, and stands
in stubborn guard dog stance.
Doggett opens the door to find Krycek.
He looks in pain.
Is Dana here?
Doggett looks at him with suspicion. Krycek
senses this. John obviously must remember what heís done.
I need to tell her something.
Doggett hesitates. Scully comes out of
What is it Alex?
Krycek looks beyond Doggett and at Scully.
I just wanted you to know
that Cancer Man is dead.
Scully breathes. All of this seems all
too easy, it has to be a dream.
Youíre serious? Iím not dreaming?
Itís not a dream. I saw
the devil fall before me.
(beat) Youíre free.
Scully comes up to him and hugs him. Tears
stream out of her eyes.
She kisses him on the cheek and tears
sting his eyes.
Iím sorry this happened
to you because of me.
You saved me, Alex.
She pulls away from him and looks him
in the eyes. He nods his head.
I better go now. I donít
want to continue intruding
on your evening.
Scully nods her head as he walks away.
He still feels horrible for all the pain he has caused. He hopes that
things can clear up and Monica is returned safely and unharmed. Hopefully
everything can return to normal.
Just as he pulls out of Johnís driveway,
Brad Follmerís car pulls up. Brad gets out of his car and walks up
to Johnís door. Heís still covered in glitter from the traps Mulder
and Krycek left in the basement office.
John and Dana are still standing in the
(not noticing Scully)
John, you would not believe
the day Iíve had. Iím glad
to see that youíre all right.
He stops immediately when he sees Scully.
His hopes fly high, hoping that Monica
is here too. He looks around.
Whereís Monica? Is she here?
John looks down, he doesnít know how to
tell him. Scully steps forward, knowing that Brad has a right to know.
Sheís not here, Brad.
Bradís heart shatters into a million pieces.
He speechless, but continues to listen with the hope that Scully will
tell him sheíll be out soon.
The truth is...
Scully chokes up on her tears.
...she may never come back.
Brad shakes his head, refusing to believe
what sheís telling him. Tears come to his eyes.
Iím sorry, Brad.
A tear falls from his eye.
No. If youíre here, then she has to-
Scully comes closer to him.
-Sheís not, Brad. (beat) They need her for-
Brad, itís impossible. She knows too much.
So do we. (beat) Why is-
Why does she have to
suffer? (beat) I saw the
condition she was in.
This catches Johnís attention. He saw
She doesnít need that place-
-But they need her.
She wishes he could understand how important
she is to The Project.
-And she needs people who
care for her. Who love her.
Scully looks down. He doesnít even know
how right he is.
The man in charge of her
will take good care of her.
Brad looks at her in disbelief. How can
she think that when she knows Monica needs him. He shakes his head,
not wanting to hear how Monica canít come back. He starts to walk
away, not wanting to believe any of it.
He doesnít turn to face her, and he gets
in his car and leaves.
Scully looks down, wishing she had better
news to give him.
INT. THE ALEXANDRIA APARTMENTS Ė 5TH FLOOR
The elevator opens and Brad slowly walks
out. Everything Dana told him sunk in while he drove home. Especially
the phrase: ďItís impossible.Ē
Brad is at a loss as to what he should
do. Heís just been told he lost the only person in his life that ever
mattered to him. And they expect him to move on. Maybe he should.
Would life be easier if he just forgot any of this ever happened?
He gets out his keys and stands in front
of apartment D. For ten months now heís kept his hopes alive. Hoping
that one day Monica will return to him. For ten months heís lived
with the knowledge of never being able to save her, to see her ever
Grandmama Reyes told him not to worry,
that there is a light at the end, and that everything happens for
Maybe the only light on this road was
when he saw Monica on the Brooklyn Bridge on Christmas Eve.
Maybe that was the last time heíd ever
see her. After all, ďitís impossibleĒ, right?
He slips his key into the lock, just as
Marita steps out from around the corner.
Brad looks in her direction. Heís not
in the mood for anything she has to say.
Nowís not a good time,
Marita. Iím not in the mood for-
-She says not to give up on her.
Brad looks over at her again. She is being
mysterious, but the way she said ďsheĒ catches Bradís attention.
(after a beat)
Marita walks towards him and stops on the
other side of him.
Donít give up on her, Brad.
She gives him a look that answers his
unspoken question: yes, she saw Monica.
She walks away from him, leaving him with
Monicaís words. He opens his mouth to ask her a question, but gets
the feeling it would be useless. She wonít be saying any more. Marita
turns the corner and is out of sight. Brad hesitates a moment before
entering his apartment.
INT. BRAD FOLLMERíS APARTMENT Ė CONíT
Brad enters and shuts the door behind
How could Marita have seen Monica? How
can he be certain that Marita actually saw her and that his mind isnít
just thinking that she was talking about Monica. He canít be sure
of anything Marita says. Sheís been so off in the past and suddenly
she seems like a different person. If Marita did see Monica, why would
she let him know this? Marita works with Alex Krycek, why would she
want to let him know that she has seen Monica, and that Monica is
Brad tosses his coat on his couch. A blinking
red light on his answering machine catches his eye. If itís another
message from the office, or from Mulder or Krycek, heíll go insane.
Heís had enough of the office for one day. Especially since heís still
covered in glitter despite trying to get it all off.
He hits the button on his machine to play
JAMES FOLLMER (ON MACHINE)
Bradley, this is your father.
Brad glares at the machine. James Follmer
is the last person Brad would like to hear from. Brad had tried to
talk to his parents almost a year ago after they disowned him and
it was useless. What could he be calling for? What ever it is, it
probably isnít good.
JAMES FOLLMER (CONíT)
Iíve received a call from the Director
of the FBI. She told me that you had
turned down a promotional opportunity.
James Follmer sounds displeased with his
son. Brad rolls his eyes. Only his father would want him to sleep
with the Director to gain a promotion.
JAMES FOLLMER (CONíT)
I think you should reconsider her
offer. It could do you some good.
(beat) Besides, I hear that that
Mexican whore you were seeing has,
died. (beat) Iím thankful for that,
son. She was no good for you anyway.
Brad glares at the machine. He knew it
was only time until his father found out that Monica had ďdiedĒ and
gave him a call.
JAMES FOLLMER (CONíT)
It wouldíve been a disgrace to the
Follmer name had you gone and married
that servant. I donít know what you
were thinking. (beat) Anyway, you ought
to reconsider the Directorís offer. It
could be good for you to have good relations
with such a powerful woman in the government.
The machine beeps, indicating the end
of his fatherís message. Brad hits the delete button to get rid of
his fatherís message for good.
INT. MULDER & KRYCEKíS APARTMENT
Mulder sits on his couch reading one of
his old college psychology books with his glasses on. Diana can be
heard in the kitchen cooking. The door to the apartment opens and
Krycek enters. He has a pathetic look on his face as he stands there
for a moment. Mulder looks up in Krycekís direction and sees him.
He gives him a look for a moment and then calmly looks back down at
his book, not seeming to care about Krycekís condition.
Krycek enters the apartment.
Mulder doesnít acknowledge him. Krycek
looks at him for a beat, wondering why Mulder isnít caring for him.
Itís why he came here. He wasnít getting any sympathy from Marita
and he knew Mulder would take care of him. Why isnít he?
I said: I hurt.
Mulder looks up at him.
What did you do to get hurt?
I got shot.
I see that, but what did
you do to get shot?
Krycek enters the living room. How does
he tell Mulder what happened without telling him the details?
I saw Scully today.
He gives Krycek a stern look and then
looks back down into his psychology book.
Krycek looks at him suspiciously.
Looks like sheís over that
illness she had, huh?
Krycek hopes Mulder will fall for the
lie of why no one has seen Scully for almost a year.
Yeah, looks like she has. (beat)
Then again, maybe her troubles
are just beginning now that some have ended.
Mulder gives Krycek a cold look.
Mulder stands up and walks into the kitchen,
leaving Krycek with his coldness.
Krycek looks behind him at the kitchen.
This isnít what he expected from Mulder. Whatís going on? Mulder was
being cold to him. Heís never been cold to him before. Off of Krycekís
uncertain look, we...