Title: Snow Falling Over St. Petersburg
Summary: Krycek receives some bad news from Russia about his mom ... he and Marita fly over to visit her.
Author's Note: I don't have a note.
Disclaimer: I don't own Mulder, Krycek, Marita, Skinner, CSM. They belong to Chris Carter, Ten-Thirteen Productions and 20th Century Fox. I don't own Jay Leno or Keanu Reeves. I do however own Jill (she might say otherwise *wink*) or Elena Krycek (I don't own her last name, just her first name).
INT. MULDER & KRYCEK'S BASEMENT OFFICE - DAY
Krycek is cleaning some of the files that have been tossed around the office. The door opens. Krycek turns around and gives Mudler a little wave. Krycek seems a little bit troubled... but doesn't know why.
MULDERThe phone rings.
You're here early.
(fileing away a file)
I thought I'd clean up
before you got in.
MULDERKrycek picks up the phone.
Could you get that.
KRYCEKA shy voice comes over the phone.
This is Agent Krycek.
JILLMulder runs up to him.
Yes umm... are you the
agent who works on the
Good. (beat) I know this is
going to sound crazy, but
have you heard of the Black
Betty that is in New Jersey?
Sounds familiar to me.
(beat; then to Mulder)
Mulder, you subscribe
to "Weird New Jersey"
Ever heard of the
Oh yeah! (beat; looks at phone)
Has there been a case?
I think you know more about
this. (back to Jill) Miss
did you say what your name
Alright, Jill, I'm going
to have you talk to Agent
Mulder about this, he's more
of the expert.
Mulder takes the phone from Krycek. Krycek gives Mulder a siganl that he's going to get some coffee. Mulder nods.
Sorry, (beat) Mrs. O'Connell
could you tell me some more
about this Black Betty...
Krycek exits the office.
INT. FBI LOUNGE - CON'T
Krycek is pouring hot coffee into a mug. He pours some sugar into it and stirs.
WOMAN (O.S.)Krycek turns around as he takes a sip of his coffee. He sees A.D. Skinner's Assistant.
A.D. Skinner needs to see
you in his office right away.
INT. SKINNER'S OFFICE - CON'T
Krycek walks into his office, almost expecting to see the Smoking Man there, but it's just Skinner.
Sir? Is there a problem?
Take a seat Agent Krycek.
What has Mulder done now
that I have to fix?
I've got some terrible
news for you, Alex.
Krycek is now serious.
SKINNERA frightened look comes over Krycek.
I recieved a call from Russia
just a while ago. (beat) It's
your mother, she's in the
SKINNERKrycek is trying to take this all in. There is an eerie silence.
She's dying of brain cancer.
(beat) She's in the last stages.
KRYCEKSkinner doesn't have the answers.
B-but... she... (beat)
Why wasn't I told of
I've arranged a leave
Off Krycek's blank look...
INT. KRYCEK'S APT. - DAY
Krycek is packing a bag. He is on the phone.
I really need you there (beat)
I can get you a ticket. (beat)
I just... (sits down) I just
don't know what to do, Marita.
(beat) Thank you.
He hangs up the phone. He is still sitting on his bed. It's all getting to him. He holds his head in his hands. Off this:
DISSOLVE CUT TO:
INT. OLD RUSSIAN HOSPITAL ROOM - EVENING
Two days later. The room is very old and dim. Krycek's mother, Elena, is lying in her bed. She wears a hospital gown, and a turban on her head. She is obviously dying of brain cancer. She looks very weak and thin. Almost near her death. She looks out a window.
Krycek enters her room quietly, almost afraid of knowing the truth he will have to face. She turns her attention away from the window and towards the door to face Alex.
ELENAKrycek slowly comes to her bed side. A carring look comes over him, a look never before seen before. He forces a grin to hide his sadness.
Sash, my boy (she attempts to
raise her arms to him) Come
here. (she motions to him)
ELENAKrycek realizes she doesn't know she is dying.
What you come all this
way to see me?
I got a call, they told me
you were very sick.
Oh, doctors don't
She's acting like everything is fine.
KRYCEKHe takes her hand and holds it. He knows the truth... but is afraid.
Do you fell alright, mom?
ELENAHe laughs it off, trying to hide his feelings for Marita.
(as if nothing has ever been wrong)
Yes. (beat) Tell me, what you do?
Still work with FBI?
When you get married?
ELENAKrycek looks out into the hallway at Marita, who is sitting in a lobby chair.
Yes. (beat) What about
beautiful girl you come
ELENAKrycek looks to his mother, unsure if this is a wise thing to do.
Well? You like her, yes?
(laughs a bit)
I want to meet beautiful
girl, let her in.
ELENAOff this, Krycek heads to the door, he knows better than to argue with her.
What you wait for?
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY
Marita is still sitting in the chair. Krycek walks over to her. She looks up at him.
MARITAMarita looks shocked. He leads her by the hand back to Elena's room. We follow them continuously into the hospital room.
Is everything alright, Alex?
Yeah. (beat) it's my mother
she wants to meet you.
INT. ELENA'S HOSPITAL ROOM
Elena looks towards the door as Krycek and Marita enter.
What your name?
Leave, I want to talk to
She takes Marita's hand and holds it.
Krycek leaves into the hallway.
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY
He shuts the door to his mother's room. Turning around, he spots someone down the hallway. He's pissed now.
He fast-walks down the hallway and slams the Cigarette-Smoking Man into the wall.
KRYCEKKrycek pulls away from the Smoking Man.
(angry as hell, keeps voice low)
What are you doing her?!
(thinking he's all that)
I can help you, Alex.
I can help your mother.
(showing no weakness)
I don't need your help. I'm
not going to torture my
mother to one of your tests.
(beat) Get the hell away
He starts to walk off.
CSMKrycek turns around even more angry and walks back into the conversation.
Your mother is dying of brain
cancer, (takes a drag) and you
don't even want to save her?
INT. ELENS'S HOSPITAL ROOM - EVENING
Marita is sitting in a chair next to Elena's bed.
ELENAMarita laughs remembering the tape she has seen.
Oh, he loves the skating. He
fall from going so fast.
ELENAA slight silence.
You see him skate?
ELENAMarita looks up shocked at the sudden change of conversation.
I know I'm dying.
ELENAA nurse opens the door and interrupts.
I don't want Sasha to know
(beat) Too hard for him, I
think. He's always so sad.
I think you should let him
know what's going on. (beat)
It would be easier for him.
NURSEMarita nods her head.
She has to get rest now.
MARITAShe bends down and kisses her forehead and leaves the room.
We'll see you tomorrow.
Marita leaves the room. She looks around the hallway for Krycek. She turns a corner and sees him arguing with the Smoking Man. She can't hear the argument, only notices how angry Krycek is by his actions.
Marita walks up to the conversation.
KRYCEKKrycek looks as if he might do it right tehre and right now. Smoking Man is calm, grinning at Krycek in this state of mind.
(pissed as hell;speaking low yet strong)
Just get the hell out of
here, before I kill you!
MARITAKrycek glares at the Smoking Man. They start to walk off leaving the Smoking Man in the empty hallway.
CSMThey ignore him and round the corner, as the Cigarette-Smoking Man pulls out his Morleys and lights up in the hospital hallway.
My offer still stands, Alex.
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY
Krycek and Marita are walking down the hallway away from the the Smoking Man. Krycek is still very angry.
MARITAKrycek stops walking and moves in closer to her, taking her by the arm. He talks quietly.
Alex, what's going on?
He claims he has a cure
for all diseases.
I don't know how. (beat)
But he wants to use my
mother as some sort of
test subject for this cure.
KRYCEKKrycek starts to walk off. Obviously still upset and angry.
He wants to make a deal.
What's the deal?
Doesn't matter. (beat;
getting louder and upset)
I'm not going to torture
my mother before she dies.
INT. OLD RUSSIAN HOTEL ROOM - MORNING
The light from out side fills the room. It's a small room with two beds. One of the beds has been slept in but is now unoccupied.
Marita awakens alone in her bed. She looks around the room... it's empty. She notices a note on a table. She walks over and picks it up.
The note reads: Marita, I couldn't sleep, I'm at the hospital. I just have a feeling I should be there. Alex
TIME CUT TO:
INT. OLD HOSPITAL - LATE MORNING
Marita enters the hospital. Some orderlies are wheeling a body out of a room. Marita looks worried and fast-walks into the room they just left, only to find Krycek sitting alone in a chair with a blank, empty expression over him.
Marita walks over to him.
MARITAHe doesn't look at her. In his hands he holds an old snow glode of St. Petersburg.
KRYCEKMarita kneels down. Krycek stands up and puts the snow globe down and walks to the window.
She gave this to me when
I was ten. (beat as he
shakes the snow globe) I
never really cared.
KRYCEKMarita walks over to the window, and looks at Krycek.
It's beautiful, isn't it?
MARITAShe stares out the window with him. He's in control of his emotions, but wants to let them out. He looks down at the floor.
Yes. (beat) Yes, it is.
Marita puts a hand on his back. She cannot see his face.
MARITAShe moves in. He has tears in his eyes. He has lost all control. He takes Marita in his arms and holds her close, she holds him in tighter. Nothing is said.
DISSOLVE TIME CUT TO:
INT. MULDER & KRYCEK'S APT. - NIGHT(TWO DAYS LATER)
The lights are out. Jay Leno's Tonight Show is on the TV. Mulder sits on the couch with a big bag of potatoe chips.
JAY LENO(on tv)Leno drains out as the door opens. Mulder looks towards the door, to see Krycek walk in quietly. Mulder stands up. He hesitates before speaking.
Anyways... We got a great show
tonight. (beat) Keanu Reeves is here!
(audience cheers) He'll be talking about
the next two "Matrix" movies, and his
Mulder turns off the tv. Krycek only looks towards him. Mulder walks up to him.
MULDERKrycek realizes that for once Mulder doesn't have any wise ass remarks. They have an unspoken understanding, communicated through eye contact. Their friendship's at a new level.
I'm really sorry about your
mother. (beat) I've been
through these kinds of
KRYCEKThere is a silence in the room, Mulder doesn't know what else to say to his friend. All he can do is be there for him. Krycek goes into his room to put his bag away. Mulder sits at the kitchen table.
I just can't believe she's gone.
A few moments later, Krycek comes back. He holds the snow globe in his hand and sets it down in front of Mulder.
KRYCEKThey sit there silently as Krycek turns the snow globe upside down... forever a reminder of his mother.
You never know what you
have until it's gone.
Appreciate what you have
now. (he looks up at Mulder)
'Cause you never know when
it'll be taken away.