INT. SKINNER'S OFFICE - 3:45PM
Skinner is still seated at his desk. A buzz on his intercom grabs his attention.
(presses intercom button)
Send them in.
Why weren't we allowed
access to the bodies?
Agent Mulder and I were
denied access to examine
the recovered bodies from
I was told you'd be allowed.
Apparently no, Sir. We
were allowed to examine
the debris, that was all.
We believe that higher
powers of the government
are involved, they know
what happened, and are
trying to block our
There is a beat of "oh crappit".
Mulder and Scully start heading toward the door to leave... Mulder isn't happy with Skinner's decision. As Mulder opens the door...
INT. SCULLY & MARITA'S APARTMENT - NIGHT 8PM
Marita is sitting on the living room couch, reading a book, wearing her glasses. There is a roll of thunder outside, a storm is coming.
The door to the apartment opens and Scully enters. She is very upset and looks drained. She quietly closes the door and enters the living room. Marita looks up from her book, notices the look on Scully's face.
(hiding her feelings)
INT. MARITA & SCULLY'S APARTMENT - 11PM
The power is out from the continuing storm. Marita and Scully are sitting on the couch, the room is lit by candlelight.
Scully walks into her bedroom, leaving Marita standing there with a sympathetic smile on her face. The worry about what she needs to do shows through.
TIME CUT TO:
INT. SCULLY & MARITA'S APARTMENT - MARITA'S ROOM - 1:30AM
Considering how late it is, Marita's bed hasn't been touched. A single lamp is on. Marita is on the phone with Krycek. She is nervous and is pacing her room.
We have to, it's the right
thing to do. You know they
never intended to keep her
But it will break who
she is now.
She's already broken (beat)
We have to tell her now.
30 MINUTES LATER.
INT. SCULLY'S ROOM -2AM
A gentle light from the living room creeps in as Marita opens the door.
Scully is asleep , peaceful, unknowing to what is about to enter her life again.
Marita walks over to her bedside and sits down next to her friend. She waits a moment, to remember Scully how she is, before waking her.
Gently, Marita shakes Scully awake.
There's something we need
to talk about. (beat) Alex
Scully enters the living room. Krycek is standing, his back to Marita and Scully, he turns around. He's holding a folder. Krycek notices the worry in Marita's eyes, he speaks to Scully first. He'd rather have Scully hate him, than see their friendship shatter. They all sit down, Scully in a chair and Marita and Krycek on the couch across from her.
(looks to Marita)
What's going on?
Marita can't look at Scully, she feels the distance already.
(trying to understand)
What do you mean 'chose'?
(showing a picture of a man)
This was your husband, John.
(shows picture of little girl)
This is your daughter, Jill.
Scully looks hurt, confused, doesn't understand why they are telling her this when it's not possible for her to have children.
You asked to have your
memories erased. You wanted
out of the project. Instead
of giving you what you asked
for, they tried to use you for
their own good. To have you
shut down Agent Mulder's work,
to stop him from uncovering what
they worked so hard to hide.
What do you gain by
telling me this?
Because, like you, we
believe in Agent Mulder's
work. (beat) Without you
we cannot proceed in our
resistance against colonization.
So what you're saying is
that I've been living a lie.
Betrayed supposedly by me I
work with. Lost a family that I have
no recollection of and that I'm what
you need to proceed in some resistance.
(beat) You want me to believe what you're
telling me, when I have every reason to
suspect a hidden agenda? (beat) I won't
listen to this. I don't believe it!
Krycek and Marita share a nervous look, this isn't going as planned.
Krycek slams Scully against the wall, his arm pressed against her neck. Scully's bag drops to the floor.
(pissed, to Krycek & Marita)
Get away from me.
Scully glares at Krycek and then at Marita, she feels betrayed. Forcefully she pushes Krycek off her, grabs her bag and leaves the apartment, slamming the door behind her. The damage is done, there's nothing else Krycek and Marita can do right now. They've failed.
TO BE CONTINUED...