INT. MULDER'S FBI OFFICE - NEXT DAY - MORNING
Mulder is seated at his desk flipping through some notes. He glances over at his answering machine. A red light is blinking, he hits the "PLAY" button.
Mulder looks up, as Scully enters the office, holding a box of doughnuts. She looks like she's had a good start to her day.
Scully wasn't expecting something this serious. Off her look:
Scully takes this all in.
Mulder holds up two airplane tickets.
Scully give him a look.
What's Krycek's take on this?
(eating a doughnut)
Got me! He said he had
to do. (beat to swallow)
He can't come in.
Mulder takes a sip of coffee.
INT. EAST 46TH ST. - NEW YORK
The setting sun is shining down on wooden blinds. Smoke covers the room. First Elder is standing in the shadows, Well-Manicured Man is sitting in a chair in front of the phone. The whole Syndicate is watching a news report about Flight 194.
On the TV, a news reporter, wearing a yellow rain coat, reporting from a boat, it's raining... Vancouver drizzle.
There is no clear data
at this time. (she holds
up a clear vial with metal
a chip) However, this was
found in one of the recovered
bodies. (beat) That of a child.
Do we know who?
This can't be.
The Well-Manicured Man is seated in his chair, he's calm and more aware than the others.
I don't like this.
What is being done to
INT. INVESTIGATION ROOM - EVENING
Mulder and Scully enter the room, they are all serious. The Head Investigator of Flight 194 is standing next to a table with the black box.
Once again, Borodin's "Notturno" is heard. Mulder and Scully sit silently, listening to the conversation between the Pilot and Co-Pilot, they are listening to "Notturno".
Need some coffee?
(chuckles a little)
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (FILTERED)
Go ahead 194.
No problems, clear sky. Flight's
been great. (beat) We are currently
at 33,000 feet. Cabin pressure normal.
Looks like we'll be in early. Over.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (FILTERED)
You'll have clearance. Over.
Scully gets a tear in her eyes, as "Notturno" continues from the tape. Then the tape stops. No more.
Scully looks up at Mulder, surprised by the abrupt end.
The door to the room opens and the Head Investigator and the investigating agents enter the room.
(sly, to Mulder)
Knowing your reputation,
this outta be good.
Mulder is not impressed.
Mulder gives the Investigator a sly grin and hands him his FBI card. He and Scully exit the room, and enter the hallway.
I thought you said you
didn't think this was
the work of "little
Well, I was hoping
Skinner would get us
passes to see the crash
remains, and you could
examine the recovered bodies.
And what about Agent Krycek?
EXT. SCULLY & MARITA'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Scully gets out of a taxi, she's returning home from the airport and from a confusing and unresolvable day at work. She enters the apartment building and climbs the stairs to her floor. As she is walking down her hallway, she takes her keys out of her pocket and enters.
Marita is on the phone with someone, se is speaking quietly. She waves at Scully and turns her back on her, she obviously is having an important conversation.
Scully heads to the kitchen to get a glass of water. A few moments later, Marita hangs up and Scully joins her in the living room.
It was a business call (beat)
no one important.
Yeah, how'd you know?
The people I work with
are investigating the
flight as well. (beat)
Do you have any leads?
As of yet (beat) no.
But Mulder does have
Can you discuss it?
I'm not sure if I should yet
(beat) not until we have a
chance to investigate the
remains. But his preliminary
thought is that it's alien.
(she laughs) I'm not sure how
Walter is going to handle yet
another alien case.
TIMT CUT TO:
INT. AIRPLANE - NIGHT
Scully is seated on an airplane, with a handsome man and a little girl, a familiar girl, that shares the same hair color as Scully. They are all happy.
The Little Girl hugs Scully. Scully pulls her away and touches the little girl's hair back with her hand. The man smiles a the two of them, he looks down to his hand, which holds Scully's, both wear a wedding ring.
He brings Scully's hand up toward his face and gently kisses it.
Out of nowhere the airplane JOLTS! Scully looks out the window with a worried expression on her face. She looks down a the Atlantic Ocean. A blue beaming light surfaces from out of the ocean, steadily and quickly rises and hovers by the side of the plane, just as the plane loses power and becomes stationary.
SMASH CUT TO:
Scully suddenly sits up in her bed, in a cold sweat.
Realizing this is just a dream, Scully brushes her hair behind her ear, and sits there breathing hard, when she settles down, she begins to cry... her face in the pillow trying to calm herself so Marita doesn't hear her silent cries.
END ACT ONE