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#611 : Toute la vérité (1re partie)

Titre original:
Two Fathers

1re diffusion américaine:
07 février 1999

1re diffusion française:
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Réalisation:
Kim Manners

Scénario:
Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

Guest stars:
William B. Davis (l'homme à la cigarette), Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek), Chris Owens (l'agent spécial Jeffrey Spender), Michal Suchánek (Jeffrey Spender, jeune), Veronica Cartwright (Cassandra Spender), Nick Tate (Dr. Eugene Openshaw), Chapelle Jaffe (Dr. Patou), Jenn Forgie (l'infirmière), Valarie Pettiford (l'agent du FBI)...

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Cassandra, la mère de Spender disparue depuis des années après un enlèvement extraterrestre, est retrouvée dans un cabinet medical déguisé en wagon où de nombreux médecins sont étrangement morts de combustion. Spender, assigné aux Affaires Non Classées depuis l'eviction de Mulder et Scully, tente de découvrir ce qui est arrivé à sa mère en se rapprochant du Syndicat et de l'homme à la cigarette. Pendant ce temps, Cassandra, qui se sent en danger, ne veut se confier qu'à Mulder...

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Plus de détails

POTOMAC YARD, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIE

A l’intérieur d’un étrange wagon isolé, une personne est couchée sur une table d’opération, entourée de nombreux médecins. Un d’eux fait une incision sur le ventre du patient, et du sang vert en sort, puis la blessure se referme d’un seul coup. Une voiture arrive et un docteur nommé Eugene Openshaw en sort. Un des médecins sort alors du wagon et félicite Openshaw, lui disant qu’au bout d’un travail acharné de vingt-cinq ans, ils ont enfin réussi. Ce dernier dit qu’il voudrait la voir. Tout à coup, des aliens sans visages surgissent et mettent le feu à Openshaw, puis à tous les médecins ainsi qu’au wagon. Un des aliens rebelles se penche sur la patiente : c’est Cassandra Spender.

L’homme à la cigarette est assis et parle avec une autre personne, dont on ne voit pas le visage. « C’est la fin. Je n’ai jamais pensé que je dirais ces mots après toutes ces années. Vous mettez à profit votre vie pour quelque chose : bâtir et protéger. La fin est aussi inimaginable que la mort. La mort de votre enfant. Je ne pourrais jamais écrire les évènements qui nous ont mené là. Aucun de nous ne le pourrait. Nous, les brillants esprits. Le secret que nous avions si bien gardé. C’est arrivé simplement, comme cela : nous avions une Conspiration parfaite, avec une race alien. Des aliens venus réclamer cette planète et la destruction de la race humaine. Notre projet était de préparer secrètement la voie pour cette invasion. De créer pour eux une race esclave d’hybrides mi-humains, mi-aliens... Ils avaient de bons plans. De très bons plans. Depuis le crash de Roswell. Ils n’ont pas été découverts, même par des hommes du genre de Fox Mulder. Leurs plans étaient bons, jusqu’à ce qu’une race d’aliens rebelles ne viennent se débarrasser d’eux. Jusqu’à ce que mon propre fils ne me trahisse, ou alors s’il l’avait fait avec subtilité. »


SIEGE DU FBI, WASHINGTON

Skinner arrive dans le bureau de l’agent Jeffrey Spender et entame la conversation en lui demandant ce qu’il est en train de faire. Celui-ci rétorque qu’il est en train de rédiger un bilan du bureau des affaires non-classées. Ce à quoi s’étonne Skinner qui n’a pas reçu de notes à ce sujet depuis des mois. Suite à ça il reproche également à l’agent Spender de ne pas s’investir assez dans son travail. Sauf lorsque cela est d’ordre personnel, comme la disparition de sa mère Cassandra Spender (cf « Patient X »). Skinner lui apprend alors que c’est pour cela qu’il venait le voir : sa mère vient d’être retrouvée.

Skinner emmène l’agent Spender sur les lieux d’un incendie de wagon, où plusieurs cadavres ont été retrouvés. Ils se dirigent vers Casandra qui fut retrouvée à cet endroit, Jeffrey demande où elle était passée mais elle ne lui répond pas. Elle lui dit qu’elle veut parler à quelqu’un mais pas avec lui, avec l’agent Mulder. Spender dit alors à Skinner qu’il ne veut pas que sa mère parle à Mulder, sous prétexte que ce dernier a été renvoyé des X-Files. Skinner lui répond que sa mère a demandé à parler à Mulder et qu’il devrait la laisser faire.

Retour au monologue de l’homme à la cigarette : ”Mon fils refusait de croire que sa mère avait été enlevée bien que ce soit arrivé plusieurs fois auparavant. Même après que j’ai manœuvré pour le mettre en charge des affaires non classées où Fox Mulder avait amassé tant de preuves de nos plans secrets. Il ne pouvait pas accepter la possibilité d’une vie extraterrestre. Quand il est venu à croire, quand les faits se sont révélés si flagrants, il s’est tourné vers quelqu’un. Mais pas vers moi, son père, mais vers l’homme que j’ai ruiné, l’homme que j’avais choisi qu’il remplace.” Mulder joue au basket avec quelques personnes, lorsque Scully entre dans la salle. Elle l’avertit que quelqu’un au bureau voudrait lui parler… d’une affaire non-classée.


SIEGE DU FBI, WASHINGTON

Mulder se dirige vers son bureau et y trouve l’agent Spender qui lui laissait un mot. Celui-ci l’informe de la ré-apparition de sa mère et lui demande de l’aide afin de découvrir ce qui lui est arrivé pendant sa disparition. Ce qu’accepte l’agent Mulder avec malice en lui demandant presque de le supplier.


CENTRE MEDICAL DE SAINT-MARK, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIE

Le docteur Openshaw est gravement brûlé, il est étendu dans un caisson d’isolation. Openshaw dit au Smoking man que le travail est fini et que Cassandra est un succès. Il lui dit également qu’il lui préparait une seringue quand les rebelles sont arrivés. Ils sont venus la sauver pour que leur projet soit dévoilé. Openshaw sait que Smoking Man doit le tuer car il en sait trop.

Un des membres du consortium reçoit un appel téléphonique de Smoking Man qui lui dit que les rebelles sont apparus en Virginie pendant une procédure médicale et qu’ils ont tué tous les médecins, y compris Openshaw qui n’a pas survécu à ses blessures et est mort à l’hôpital. Il lui dit qu’il a organisé un meeting pour les membres et l’autre répond qu’il va y réfléchir. Tout d’un coup Openshaw frappe à la porte de l’Elder. Comme ce dernier a entendu que Openshaw était mort, il comprend que c’est un extraterrestre rebelle se faisant passer pour lui, mais il est trop tard, ce dernier est alors brûlé par le rebelle.


9:42 P.M.

Mulder est assis à son bureau en train de regarder des photos de corps calcinés. Il raconte à Scully ce qui s’est passé pendant qu’il parlait avec Spender. Scully lui demande si ce n’est pas une opportunité pour lui, que Spender lui ait donné une affaire non classée. Mulder pense que c’est une manœuvre de plus pour l’évincer du FBI. Scully regarde les photos et dit qu’ils ont déjà rencontré des cas de ce genre, des corps calcinés sans avoir trouvé la cause de la combustion (cf « Patient X »). Scully lui dit que Spender ne doit pas connaître la vérité.

Scully va voir Cassandra, à l’hôpital, qui est heureuse que Dana soit venue. Cassandra suggèrent qu’elles sortent de la chambre pour discuter et Scully lui dit qu’elle va chercher un fauteuil roulant mais c’est alors qu’elle réplique qu’elle n’en a plus besoin, tout en se levant. Elles sortent toutes deux de la chambre. Cassandra dit qu’elle ne parlera qu’aux personnes qui voudront la croire ; en l’occurrence Mulder. Cette dernière espérait qu’il sera là. Scully lui dit qu’elle a une surprise pour elle : Mulder est caché dans une petite pièce où il l’attend. Peu après Cassandra fume une cigarette. Cette dernière fait plusieurs révélations. Scully dit à Cassandra que Mulder pense avoir rencontré sa sœur l’an dernier mais elle répond que ce n’était pas elle ; que Samantha est avec les extraterrestres. Scully dit à Cassandra qu’ils l’ont trouvé dans un train, opérée par des médecins. Cette dernière répond que les médecins travaillaient avec les aliens, c’est ce qu’elle voulait dire à Mulder. Lors de leur première rencontre elle lui avait dit qu’ils étaient là pour le bien de la planète, mais elle s’est finalement aperçut que c’était faux. Ils sont venus pour prendre la planète, contrôler l’univers. Elle leur dit que les aliens infectaient toutes les formes de vie avec une substance noire appelée ”Purity”. Cette dernière est leur force de vie, ce dont ils sont constitués. Mulder pense que c’est le virus : l’huile noire. Scully lui dit que les médecins n’ont pas été infectés, mais qu’ils ont été brûlés. Cassandra répond qu’ils ont été brûlé par une autre race alien, une force rebelle, et qu’ils ont mutilé leur visage donc ils ne peuvent être infectés. Elle ne pourrait pas dire cela à son fils Jeffrey, parce qu’il ne la croirait pas, par conséquent sa vie est en danger par cette même race alien. Elle leur dit que Spender est avec les hommes qui ont travaillé avec les extraterrestres colonisateurs depuis 50 ans, qui ont également enlevé Scully. Mulder lui demande si elle connaît ces hommes ; elle répond qu’elle connaît l’un d’eux et que c’était son ex-mari, le père de Jeffrey.

Retour au monologue du Smoking Man : ”Cassandra commençait à réaliser son rôle dans le plus grand projet de science que l’homme ait connu. Elle était le centre de 50 ans de travail. La clé de tous nos plans. Il y avait quelque chose que mes collègues n’avaient pas encore réalisé. Cassandra était celle qui devait mourir. Je ne pouvais pas faire cela. Avec tout ce sang sur mes mains, je ne pouvais pas tuer la mère de mon propre fils. Une femme que je n’ai jamais aimée. Les aliens rebelles sans visages ont tué nos docteurs. Mais mes collègues qui commencent à se faire vieux, ne voulaient pas se rendre à l’évidence que les aliens rebelles tenaient une main supérieure. Ils utilisaient les pouvoirs du déguisement pour infiltrer notre groupe.”

Au meeting du Syndicat, Krycek fait un bref compte-rendu de l’affaire. Smoking Man explique que les aliens rebelles voulaient, en tuant les médecins, exposer tout le travail du Consortium. L’Elder (qui est mort mais le rebelle a pris son apparence) demande pourquoi ils ne s’allient tout simplement pas avec les rebelles. Krycek dit que la résistance suggérée par Bill Mulder fut écartée il y a déjà des années, car tout cela les a mené à préparer la Colonisation et non pas à la contrer. Mais tout ceci devait leur permettre de mettre au point un vaccin contre l’invasion. Le fumeur lui dit de se taire, soupçonnant quelque chose à propos de l’Elder. Puis il dit qu’ils ont travaillé sur ce projet depuis le crash de Roswell, depuis 50 ans. Ils ne peuvent se sacrifier dès qu’un nouveau danger apparaît.

Mulder et Scully pénètrent dans leur ancien bureau. Scully se demande ce que pourrait leur coûter cette intrusion. Mulder cherche dans l’ordinateur ”Spender” et trouve des fichiers sur Jeffrey et sa mère. Quand Mulder tape quelque chose d’autre sur l’ordinateur, un autre profil apparaît, celui du Smoking Man. Sous la photo du Smoking Man est marqué : C.G.B. Spender. Quand Mulder essaye de trouver d’autres informations, l’ordinateur répond qu’il n’y en a pas d’autres. Tout à coup Skinner pénètre dans le bureau et dit à Mulder et Scully de sortir très vite car ils arrivent. Spender les surprend et dit à Skinner qu’il devra répondre de ses actes, et qu’il le notifiera dans le rapport de suspension de Mulder et Scully du Bureau.

Spender va parler au Smoking Man. Il lui dit qu’il a fait ce qu’il avait voulu, à savoir que Mulder et Scully ont été suspendu du Bureau. Maintenant il veut des réponses. Sur sa mère parce qu’elle ne lui dira rien. Smoking Man lui dit que c’est parce qu’il ne voulait pas la croire, et qu’il ne la croira probablement pas maintenant également. Il lui dit que c’est probablement mieux s’il ne sait rien. Puis, alors que Jeffrey insiste Smoking Man gifle ce dernier. Il lui dit qu’il ne peut pas endosser les responsabilités de la vérité : « Fox mulder vaut encore mieux que toi ! »

Mulder joue au basket, mais il est seul. Scully arrive et expose ce qu’elle a trouvé à partir de ce nom, C.G.B. Spender. Mulder lui dit que ce qu’elle a découvert ne peut être validé ou crédible, mais elle le sait. Cependant elle a découvert une photo qui date de 1973 où son père : Bill Mulder et le Smoking Man sont ensembles. Ils ont travaillé sur un projet pour le département d’Etat pendant 25 ans. Scully a aussi trouvé que Cassandra, l’ex-femme de Smoking Man, avait été enlevé le même jour que la sœur de Mulder, Samantha, le 27 novembre 1973. D’autres découvertes également avec les noms de Bill Mulder et du Smoking Man : des médecins. Particulièrement un qui travaillait sur la génétique, le docteur Openshaw. Ils l’avaient trouvé près de Cassandra mais il était mort à l’hôpital sans qu’on avait pût le questionner. Mulder réalise que le Projet est en route.

Smoking Man donne à Spender une dernière chance. Il lui donne un stylo-poinçon pour tuer le rebelle qui a pris la forme humaine de l’Elder. Spender rentre dans une voiture avec son stylo-poinçon, et Krycek, lui sert de chauffeur. Spender part pour la maison de l’Elder. Une fois arrivé chez lui, il fait croire qu’il une information importante à lui donner et s’apprête à tuer l’Elder mais ce dernier, plus rapide que lui, l’arrête, une empoignade s‘en suit. Krycek arrive et lui plante un stylo-poinçon dans le cou et il meurt. Spender en est abasourdi.


APPARTEMENT 42

Skinner va à l’appartement de Mulder. Ce dernier lui dit que Cassandra est en danger. L’homme qui menait les expérimentations médicales sur Cassandra travaillait sur un projet secret du gouvernement : développer une race hybride mi-humaine mi extraterrestre qui survivrait au virus apocalyptique lancé lorsque les colonisateurs débarqueront sur Terre. Il dit également qu’il a une preuve de tout ce qu’a subit Scully. Tout se relie désormais au docteur Openshaw : sa soeur, son père, et le père de l’agent Spender.

Scully, qui doute bien sûr des véritables natures du projet, croit qu’elle a été sujette à un test il y a quelques années. Cassandra est l’aboutissement final de toutes ces expériences, qu’elle est réellement la première hybride mi-humaine, mi-alien. Maintenant les hommes qui l’ont créé veulent la tuer car sinon ils exposeraient au grand jour leurs travaux. Skinner leur dit que Cassandra est surveillée en permanence, par des gardes assignés par Spender.

Krycek et Spender regardent le corps de l’alien rebelle qui s’effondre. Spender est toujours sous le choc. Krycek suppose que c’est la première fois qu’il voit ça. Il lui dit que la première fois lui aussi avait été choqué par une telle idée. Maintenant ils devaient assumer ce qu’ils savaient. Les sacrifices qu’ils devaient faire. En allant aux affaires non-classées, en allant tuer l’Elder, il devenait tout comme son propre père, qui avait dirigé les expériences sur sa mère. Faire des sacrifices l’élevaient au statut des grands hommes. Spender comprend maintenant qu’il a été manipulé.

Retour au monologue du Smoking Man : ”Je n’ai confiance à personne. La traîtrise est l’inévitable conséquence de toutes ces années de peurs. Tout homme croit qu’il a une bonne raison. J’ai des doutes sur la déloyauté de mon fils envers moi. Mais il a certainement mené Mulder et Scully à nous. Sa mère doit savoir maintenant qu’elle est au centre du grand plan. Qu’elle n’est plus humaine... Comprenez-vous pourquoi je vous aie choisi ?” Et, son interlocuteur en la personne de Diana Fowley, lui répond qu’il peut compter sur elle.


HÔPITAL

Jeffrey arrive à l’hôpital où se trouve sa mère, mais voit qu’elle a disparu, il tombe sur Skinner qui n’en sait pas plus sur ce qui se passe.


APPARTEMENT 42

Cassandra arrive à l’appartement de Mulder, effrayée. Elle essaye de pointer l’arme de Mulder vers elle, que Mulder doit la tuer, c’est la seule voie possible. Mulder pointe son arme sur Cassandra tandis que Scully lui crie de ne pas tirer. Quelqu’un frappe à la porte. Mulder semble avoir pris sa décision...

Source : Site X-Files LVEI.net


(Series of clips from previous seasons.)

(From Erlenmeyer Flask 1x23)
DEEP THROAT: Evidence still exists.
SCULLY: Where?
DEEP THROAT: High-containment facility, Fort Marlene, Maryland.
SCULLY: What do they have there?
DEEP THROAT: The wellspring, Miss Scully-- the original tissue.
(SCULLY lifts an alien fetus out of a cryogenic container.)

(From 731 3x10)
(SCULLY standing in an empty car with the FIRST ELDER.)
SCULLY: Mulder, I'm standing in a train car just like the one on your
alien autopsy video. Only I realize that I've been here before.
MULDER: What are you talking about, Scully?
(SCULLY opening her eyes in shock as a drill approaches her swollen belly.)
SCULLY: This is where they brought me. This is where they put the implant
in my neck in one of these cars.

(From Erlenmeyer Flask - tanks with human alien hybrids being stored at
the Zeus Storage warehouse.)
MULDER: They've been doing experiments since World War II --
tests on innocent civilians-- trying to make an alien/human hybrid.

(From Patient X/The Red and the Black 5x13/5x14 -
CASSANDRA SPENDER in her wheelchair.)
CASSANDRA SPENDER: Cassandra Spender.
CASSANDRA SPENDER: I have been a multiple abductee for many years.
SCULLY: I learned about you from your son.
CASSANDRA SPENDER: Jeffrey.

(From The End 5x20.
SPENDER and CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN in the hall.)
SPENDER: Who are you?
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I'm your father.

(From The Red and the Black 5x14.)
(Shots of the Ruskin Dam attack and counter attack -
lots of spaceships and burning bodies.)
KRYCEK: Hear this, Agent Mulder. There is a war raging. Unless you
pull your head out of the sand, you and I and over five billion other people
are going to go the way of the dinosaur.
CASSANDRA: Now is a time of war and stress among the alien nations.
The different races, they're in upheaval.
(Picture of the faceless ALIEN REBEL.)
ELDER: What the hell is he?
WELL MANICURED MAN: An alien rebel. He's a resistance fighter.
(SCULLY watches faceless ALIEN REBEL approach her on the dam.)
(ELDERS looking through the observation windows at DOCTOR working
on MARITA COVARRUBIAS who is infected by the black oil.)
FIRST ELDER: The facial scars appear to be protection.
SECOND ELDER: Protection against what?
FIRST ELDER: Infection by the black oil.
CASSANDRA: They're going to be calling me. I can feel it.
(CASSANDRA is being levitated into the spaceship from Ruskin Dam as
SCULLY and others watch, arms outstretched.)
SCULLY: (voiceover from her therapy session) No! Cassandra!
They're taking her!




(Sound of machinery humming as DOCTORS work on an unconscious
patient in a train car. The DOCTORS are all wearing gas masks.
They make an incision across the patient's abdomen with a laser.
Green fluid bubbles out, then the cut heals itself perfectly and instantly.
The DOCTORS look at each other.)


ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA>


(Night. A sedan pulls up beside the train car as the DOCTORS come out
of the train car. DR. EUGENE OPENSHAW gets out of the sedan.)

DOCTOR 1: (shaking his hand) Dr. Openshaw, congratulations.
Your work -- it's completed. You should see her.

(DR OPENSHAW enters the car and tenderly takes the patient's hand.)

DOCTOR 1: 25 years ... she must seem like an old friend.

DR OPENSHAW: Yes.

DOCTOR 1: We're, uh ... going out to celebrate. If you'd like to come ...

DR OPENSHAW: No. You go on ahead.

(DOCTOR 1 leaves. Outside, the other DOCTORS waiting in a van watch
in horror as a faceless ALIEN REBEL grabs DOCTOR 1 and sets him on fire
with a long metal object. The ALIEN REBEL then sets the occupants of the
van on fire, then enters the train car. DR. OPENSHAW tries to back away,
but is hit and also set on fire. The ALIEN REBEL looks down at the
unconscious patient's unblemished abdomen then up at her face.
It is CASSANDRA SPENDER.)


Opening Credits.
Mulder … Whooo.
Scully rocks.



(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN is sitting in a dimly lit room smoking a
cigarette and talking to someone. We do not know who it is.)

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: This is the end. I never thought I'd hear
myself say those words after all these years. You put your life into
something ... build it, protect it ... The end is as unimaginable as your own
death or the death of your children. I could never have scripted the events
that led us to this. None of us could. All the brilliant men ... the secret
that we kept so well. It happened simply, like this. We had a perfect
conspiracy with an alien race. Aliens who were coming to reclaim this
planet and to destroy all human life. Our job was to secretly prepare the
way for their invasion. To create for them a slave race of human/alien hybrids.
They were good plans ... right plans. Kept secret for over 50 years, ever since
the crash at Roswell. Kept secret from men like Fox Mulder. Plans that would
have worked had not a rebel alien race come to destroy them. Had not my
own son chosen betrayal. Or chosen to betray more wisely.

(Camera pans over as if to show the other person, but instead fades into …)




(X-Files office. SPENDER is alone working.
SKINNER knocks on the open door and enters.)

SPENDER: AD Skinner …. I ... I didn't hear the elevator.
I was working here.

SKINNER: Working on what, Agent Spender?

(SPENDER clears his throat uncomfortably.)

SPENDER: Progress report on the X-Files.

SKINNER: Progress report to who?

SPENDER: Just to file.

SKINNER: I wasn't aware that you'd made any progress. In the months
since your assignment, I've received but one memorandum. Were you
planning to hit me all at once?

SPENDER: Uh, it's been slow going.

SKINNER: Truth is your purpose here is not to make any progress, isn't it?
Truth is you have no interest in the X-Files. Beyond a certain ... (Skinner
picks up an open file on a young CASSANDRA SPENDER) .. personal case.
(tosses it back on Spender's desk) Your mother's abduction.

SPENDER: Alleged abduction.

SKINNER: That's what I'm here about.




ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA>

(Day. Later. SKINNER and SPENDER arrive at the train car from the teaser.
SKINNER driving, their license - Virginia SBF-687. Lots of police cars, fire
trucks, and ambulances. Burned bodies in bags. They enter the train car.)

SPENDER: What happened here?

SKINNER: No one knows yet. A group of people were burned alive here.
Another man's on life support. Only your mother survived.

SPENDER: Where is she? Where is she?

SKINNER: They've got her outside.

(SPENDER quickly exits the train car and goes over to an ambulance
where an EMT is giving oxygen to CASSANDRA SPENDER who is
wrapped in a blanket.)

SPENDER: Mom? (the EMT leaves, Spender takes his place across
from her) Mom ... It's me, Jeffrey. Mom, what happened to you?
You've been gone so long I thought I'd never see you again.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Oh ... Don't cry, honey.

[CarriK: That's okay, Cassandra. He's NOT crying.]
[TD: Hey, the boy *was* getting sniffly there, CarriK, sheesh. :-)]

SPENDER: Where have you been?

(She sighs. He moves over next to her.)

SPENDER: What did they do to you?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: I need to talk to someone.

SPENDER: You can tell me.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: I need to speak to Agent Mulder.

(SPENDER angrily gets out of the ambulance and follows SKINNER who
overheard the conversation.)

SPENDER: I don't want him talking with her.

SKINNER: Why?

SPENDER: He's forbidden from the X-Files. He's to stay out of this.

SKINNER: She's asking for him.

SPENDER: She's my mother.

SKINNER: What are you afraid of, Agent Spender?

SPENDER: Of Agent Mulder filling her head with alien-abduction nonsense.

SKINNER: Are you afraid of the truth?

SPENDER: I want to know who did this to her and why.
That's all I want.

SKINNER: Then why not use every resource available to you?

(Long pause.)

SPENDER: I'll send you a progress report.

(SPENDER walks away. SKINNER shakes his head and follows.)




(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN continues: )

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: My son refused to believe that his mother
had been abducted ... though it had been going on for years. Even after I
schemed to put him in charge of the X-Files where Fox Mulder had amassed
so much evidence of our secret plans ... he still couldn't bring himself to
accept the possibility of alien life. When he did ... come to believe ...
when the facts became so glaring he turned ... not to me, his father,
but to the man I'd ruined. The man I'd chosen for him to replace.




(Gym basketball court. Several men, including MULDER in a torn Knicks
sweatshirt and sweatpants, are playing. MULDER makes a basket, then
stops when he sees SCULLY enter the gym. She is wearing a shorter
than usual business suit and trenchcoat. [CarriK's Husband reports that
MULDER checks out SCULLY's legs as she approaches.])

BASKETBALL PLAYER: (to MULDER) Hey, Milk, let's play ball.

(MULDER waits for SCULLY to get closer.)

BASKETBALL PLAYER: (irritated, to MULDER)
Yo, Homestyle, cough up the rock.

SECOND BASKETBAL PLAYER: Got Nick over here?

THIRD BASKETBALL PLAYER: Yeah, yeah, I got Nick!

(MULDER tosses the ball over his shoulder to a teammate, then turns,
recieves and casually shoots the ball, making the basket.)

MULDER: Game.

BASKETBALL PLAYER: (shaking his hand, not accepting the basket)
Oh, no, no. Aw, it don't work like that.
[CarriK: or "Hockey don't work like that." Is that a type of Bball game?]

(MULDER joins SCULLY at the side of the court.)

MULDER: Hey, Homegirl, word up.

SCULLY: Mulder, it's my distinct impression that you just cheated.
And that you're not coming in again today.

MULDER: Oh, Scully, I got game.

SCULLY: Yeah, you got so much game I'm wondering if you have any
work left in you.

MULDER: No, I'm ready to J-O-B just not on some jagoff shoeshine tip.

SCULLY: (VERY small smile) No "jagoff shoeshine tip"?

MULDER: (smile) No background checkin' jagoff shoeshine tip.

SCULLY: Well, about your J-O-B, Mulder, somebody's been trying
very hard to reach you by phone. Somebody who wants you back at
the FBI ASAP.

MULDER: (more serious) About what?

SCULLY: About an X-File.




WASHINGTON, DC>

(FBI bullpen. MULDER enters and finds SPENDER siting at MULDER's
desk writing a note.)

MULDER: You looking for work, Agent Spender? 'Cause if you are, I got a
whole pile in that middle drawer that I'd love to shove down someone's throat.

SPENDER: I was just writing you a note. I think you know why I'm here.

MULDER: They found your mother.

SPENDER: She wants to talk to you.

MULDER: I didn't hear the magic word.

SPENDER: Look, Agent Mulder, I'm not going to get down on my
knees here.

MULDER: Are you asking me, Agent Spender?

SPENDER: My mother's been gone for almost a year. She turns up in
a train car where she's been operated on by a group of doctors who were
burned alive. I just want the truth.

MULDER: The truth is out there, Agent Spender.
Maybe you should find it for yourself.

(SPENDER walks away.)




ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA>

(Hospital. CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN enters a room where a badly
burned DR OPENSHAW is lying in a hyperbaric chamber.)

DR. OPENSHAW: I expected you sooner.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I've been at the train yard.
I'm trying to tidy things up.

DR. OPENSHAW: The overkill will be hard to divert attention from.
But not as hard as from Cassandra. You have no idea, do you?
Cassandra is a success.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (shocked) No, she can't be. Not now.

DR. OPENSHAW: I had prepared a syringe for her as agreed.
But the rebels came.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (realizing) They saved her to expose us.

DR. OPENSHAW: She's the key to everything.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I won't let her out of our hands.

DR. OPENSHAW: They will run medical tests on her.
It's only a matter of time. Cassandra must be terminated.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN looks off sadly.)

DR. OPENSHAW: They will come and question me.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I know. (they look at each other) I'm sorry.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN regretfully turns a knob that shuts off the
oxygen to the chamber.)

DR. OPENSHAW: A man should never live long enough to see his children
or his work destroyed.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN watches sadly as DR. OPENSHAW begins
to have trouble breathing.)






(Large mansion. Phone rings. The SECOND ELDER picks it up.)

SECOND ELDER: (on phone) Hello.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (on phone) Have you heard the news?

SECOND ELDER: (on phone, looking out the window) No.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (on phone) The rebels have struck.

SECOND ELDER: (on phone) Where?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (on phone) In Virginia. During one of our
medical procedures. They killed the project doctors. Burned them.

SECOND ELDER: (on phone) All of them?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (on phone) Yes. Dr. Openshaw died
in the hyperbaric chamber this evening.

(We see Openshaw's corpse being wheeled out of his room covered
in a sheet.)

SECOND ELDER: (on phone) My God.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (on phone) I've called an emergency
meeting of the Syndicate. Only the future rides on our response.

SECOND ELDER: (on phone) I'll be on a plane.

(As he hangs up, the door bell rings. He opens the door.
The man looks like DR. OPENSHAW.)

SECOND ELDER: (surprised) Dr. Openshaw?

MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE DR. OPENSHAW: I've come to see you.

(The SECOND ELDER reaches out and scratches off MAN WHO LOOKS
LIKE DR. OPENSHAW's face. Underneath, we see that it is actually a
faceless ALIEN REBEL. The ALIEN REBEL grabs the SECOND ELDER
by the throat as the camera pans up. We see flames rising up and hear
screaming.)

(Commercial 1.)




<9:42 PM>

(FBI bullpen. MULDER is sitting alone at his desk looking at computer
images of the burned doctors from the train car. SCULLY enters.)

SCULLY: Didn't expect to find you here.

MULDER: Where did you expect to find me?

SCULLY: I thought Agent Spender offered you an X-File assignment.

MULDER: It wasn't exactly an offer.

SCULLY: But isn't it just the opportunity you've been waiting for?

MULDER: It is an opportunity made to order for the powers that be.

SCULLY: You think it's a setup?

MULDER: This is exactly the kind of mistake they've been waiting for to
come down on me full force.

SCULLY: But Agent Spender asked you.

MULDER: Like I said, not exactly.

(SCULLY notices what MULDER is looking at on the computer.)

SCULLY: We've seen this before. Bodies set aflame with no conclusive
cause of combustion. Mulder...

MULDER: (looking at her, gently) I know.

SCULLY: I was with Cassandra Spender when she disappeared.
You sat with me while I was under hypnosis when I spoke of just these
sorts of details.

MULDER: I have no doubt that what Cassandra would tell us would
expose more than just what happened to her.

SCULLY: I was taken to one of those train cars. I was tested, just like
Cassandra. What if what she tells us could expose who did this to me?
Mulder, Agent Spender doesn't have to know.

(MULDER looks at her, then considers it.)




(Close up of something green and slimy. Camera pulls back to show that
it is a bowl of lime Jello. Hospital room. CASSANDRA SPENDER is lying
in bed eating said Jello. There is a woman with very short dark hair sitting
with her. [FBI agent, CarriK is guessing. TD's Guess: She's a Faceless
Alien Rebel ... think about the final scene!] CASSANDRA looks up happily
as SCULLY enters the room.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (swallowing a mouthful of Jello) Oh, my God.
My God ...

SCULLY: (embracing her) Cassandra.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Oh, Dana. Oh, my God.

SCULLY: It's so good to see you. (to DARK-HAIRED WOMAN) We're
old friends. (to CASSANDRA) If I can get ahold of a wheelchair you
want to go out for some fresh air?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (smiling) I don't need a wheelchair.

(CASSANDRA SPENDER gets out of bed and wiggles her toes on the floor.
SCULLY stares in amazement. CASSANDRA SPENDER puts on a robe.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: But I am dying for a cigarette.

(They go out into the hall.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: It feels so good to walk. The doctors don't
know what to say. I told them they wouldn't believe how it happened and
they wouldn't. No, I'm not going to tell anybody this time because nobody
believes you anyway. They want to hear it but they just think you're crazy.
I guess I wouldn't believe it either except that it happened to me. No, I'm
only going to tell somebody I can trust and who can do something about it.
I was hoping when I saw you that Agent Mulder was going to be coming in
the door behind you.

SCULLY: (smiling) I've got a surprise for you, Cassandra.

(Short time later, CASSANDRA enters a deserted lab/storage room,
followed by SCULLY. MULDER sticks his head out from behind a shelf.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (too loudly) Agent Mulder?!

MULDER: Shh. Shhh. Shhhh.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Oh, my God. (laughing)
Oh, my God, I think I'm going to pee the floor.

MULDER: (nervous chuckle) Don't ... don't do that.

(CASSANDRA SPENDER hugs MULDER warmly.)

MULDER: Look at you.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: I told you about their power.
You said you didn't believe it.

MULDER: Well, I had reasons for doubt when I met you, Cassandra.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: You just doubted yourself. You were just
doubting you'd ever see her again, weren't you? (MULDER looks up at
SCULLY) Your sister.

SCULLY: Agent Mulder told me he believed he saw his sister ... last year.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: That wasn't her, Agent Mulder.

MULDER: Then where is she?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (lighting a cigarette) Out there, with them.
The aliens.

SCULLY: Cassandra, you were found in a train car.
You'd been operated on by doctors.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Yes, that's right.

SCULLY: And these are the doctors who cured you?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: No. The aliens cured me. The doctors
were working with the aliens. That's what I wanted to tell you.

MULDER: What?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: I told you that the aliens were here to
do good and that I was being used as an oracle to spread the word.
Only now I know what the aliens are here for and it isn't good.

MULDER: What are they here for?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: To wipe us off the planet. They're taking over
the universe. They're infecting all other life-forms with a black substance
called Purity. It's their life force. It's what they're made of.

MULDER: It's the virus -- the black oil.

SCULLY: But, Cassandra, the doctors weren't infected.
They were burned.

CASSANDRA SPENDER: By another race of aliens. A rebel force that
are mutilating their faces so that they won't be infected. This is what I
couldn't tell my son Jeffrey.

SCULLY: Why couldn't you tell Jeffrey?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Because he doesn't believe me ...
even though his life is in danger by these same rebel aliens.

SCULLY: Spender's life's in danger?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: He's in with the men that have been working
with the alien colonists for 50 years.

SCULLY: Working to do what?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Whatever it is they did to me ...
and to fsyou, Dana.

(MULDER and SCULLY look at each other.)

MULDER: And you know who these men are?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (bitterly) Oh, sure.
One of them's my ex-husband ... Jeffrey's father.




(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN continues: )

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Cassandra was beginning to realize her
role in the greatest science project that man had ever known. She was
the center of 50 years of work ... The key to all of our plans ... something
even my colleagues didn't realize yet. I killed to keep them unknowing.
I killed Dr. Openshaw so they wouldn't discover her. When it's Cassandra
I should have killed ... Cassandra who needed to die. I couldn't do it.
With all the blood on my hands I couldn't kill the mother of my own son,
a woman I never even loved. My colleagues never knew, focused as they
were on the new threat -- the faceless alien rebels who'd burned our doctors
alive ... But my colleagues had become old men ... blind to the fact that
the faceless rebels already held the upper hand ... that they'd used their
powers of disguise to infiltrate our group.




(KRYCEK is addressing a room full of ELDERS and CIGARETTE
SMOKING MAN at the 46th Street location in New York City.
He is showing slides of the burn victims.)

KRYCEK: Rebels have attacked and burned project facilities in New
Mexico and the Southwest. The medical staff at our Arizona research
facility's been slain. The train-car deaths cost us. Work on the
human/alien hybrids will suffer the death of Dr. Openshaw.

FIRST ELDER: What do they want?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: To expose our enterprise -- everything
we've worked for.

THIRD ELDER: Well, some hotshot reporter's going to put the pieces
together not to mention law enforcement.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: We have our control on the federal agencies.
Our new man at the FBI's very capable of diverting attention.

MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER: (the guy we saw
attacked and presumably killed by the ALIEN REBEL)
Why not side with the rebels ... join their alien resistance?

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN and the others stare at the SECOND ELDER.)

THIRD ELDER: It's an option.

KRYCEK: It's an option you declined long ago. Resistance was futile
then, why would it be any less so now? That's why you voted against it --
against men like Bill Mulder. Collaboration has allowed you to prepare ...
to stall colonization. How close are you to developing a human/alien
hybrid? That alone ensures your survival.

MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER: As slave laborers for
the aliens.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN and KRYCEK are very suspicious of the
MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER.)

KRYCEK: What about your vaccine? By collaborating, you bought
yourself time to secretly develop a way to combat the aliens -- to fight
the future.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Alex, enough! (looks at the MAN WHO
LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER thoughtfully) For 50 years, we've
worked on this project -- 50 years since Roswell. We can't sacrifice
ourselves for every new threat, can we now.




(MULDER and SCULLY sneak into the X-Files office. There are two
nameplates on the door - Agent Jeffrey Spender and Agent Diana Fowley.
[CarriK: NAMEPLATE!!!! She's been there a few months and gets a
NAMEPLATE!!! That's just ….. WRONG!! I'm all right, really …. I am.
TD: There, there, dear, I know, it's just SO wrong on SO many levels!])

SCULLY: Why risk getting caught here?

MULDER: They're going to be monitoring any work on our machines,
in or out. We need access to files. And a name that'll raise flags.

(MULDER sits at the desk and turns on SPENDER's monitor.
He runs a search for "Spender."
Pictures of SPENDER, JEFFREY #10487 and
SPENDER, CASSANDRA #53934 come up.)

SCULLY: Maybe she was making it all up.

(MULDER shakes his head and types another command.
He and SCULLY stare at the screen, then look at each other.)

MULDER: Smokey's got a name.

(Screen has picture of CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN with name
Spender, C.G.B.. The reference number has No Information Available)

(SKINNER enters the office.)

SKINNER: (no nonsense) Get up from the desk. Get up, turn the
computer off, grab whatever you took or printed out and give it to me.
Let's go, agents. They're coming.

(MULDER turns off the monitor.)

MULDER: Who?

SKINNER: Just go.

(As they quickly exit the office, SPENDER and some other agents come
around the corner and confront them.)

SPENDER: Assistant Director. I'll assume you came down to apprehend
these agents for unauthorized entry into my office. I'll make sure it's duly
noted in the report of their dismissal.

(MULDER, SCULLY, and SKINNER can say nothing.)

(Commercial 2.)




(SPENDER enters a dimly lit room where CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN
is smoking. He sits across from him in one of the leather chairs.)

SPENDER: I've done as you've asked. Mulder's been brought up
to his superiors. He and his partner will be processed out of the FBI.
I've done as you've asked. Now, I would like you to do for me.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Do for you?

SPENDER: I think I'm entitled.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (surprised) To...?

SPENDER: The truth. The truth about my mother. She won't tell me.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Because you won't believe her.
Maybe you won't believe me. Maybe it's better not to know.

SPENDER: (standing, aggressive) Look, I need to know.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: You need to show me that you're capable
of handling the responsibility that comes with this knowledge.

SPENDER: Don't try me, old man.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN stands and slaps SPENDER hard across
the face.)

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I gave you responsibility. I gave you a
position. I gave you the things that you couldn't get yourself and you can't
do the job!

SPENDER: Keeping Fox Mulder down is not a job. It's your dirty work!

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN slaps him hard again.
SPENDER sits heavily.)

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: (disgusted) You pale to Fox Mulder.
[TD NOTE: Line of the night goes to Old Smokey!]

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN walks out of the room.)




(MULDER is shooting baskets alone at the gym court.
SCULLY enters with a large box under her arm.)

SCULLY: I bet you're curious about C.G.B.

(MULDER keeps dribbling the ball.)

MULDER: What's that?

SCULLY: C.G.B. Spender -- his name. Cigarette-Smoking Man?

MULDER: What's it stand for?

(Shoots another basket.)

SCULLY: It's an alias, as far as I can figure. One of hundreds.

MULDER: Scully, you want to go one-on-one?
We got nothing but time now that we're on administrative leave.

SCULLY: Aren't you curious what I've got in the box?
Everything I could find on him.

MULDER: Nothing you could ever find would be accurate or credible.

(Shoots another basket.)

SCULLY: Maybe. But there's a picture you're going to wanna see.

(MULDER looks at the picture of two young men.
Clothing suggests early seventies. BAD hair.)

MULDER: That's C.G.B. Spender and my father.

SCULLY: It was taken in 1973. I traced the connection to something
they worked on together for 25 years at the state department. A highly
classified project. There's more, if you're ready. (Mulder nods) Cassandra
Spender is, indeed, the mother of Agent Jeffery Spender and the ex-wife
of C.G.B. Spender. But there's something that you're going to be surprised
to find out. She was first abducted in 1973 on the night of November 27.

MULDER: That's the same night as my sister.

SCULLY: And there are other names connected to C.G.B. Spender
and your father -- Ph.D.s., doctors... one a Nobel winner for early works
in genetics. A Dr. Eugene Openshaw. (MULDER looks at picture.)
He was the doctor that was found amongst the burn victims clinging to
life beside Cassandra Spender. He died the next day in the hospital
before he was questioned.

MULDER: The project is still going on.

SCULLY: Yeah.




(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN - aka C.G.B. SPENDER - continues: )

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: If Mulder hadn't known of his father's
history with me he was fueled now with names and dates and ... certainties.
I couldn't stop him any longer -- stop him from learning our sins. His father's
and my own. The truth was out there fatally exposed. I had one last hope.
One chance to preserve my legacy.




7:10 PM>

(Night. A dark car pulls up to where SPENDER is waiting on the corner.
CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN gets out and lights a cigarette.)

SPENDER: I waited, like you asked.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Good. I'm pleased.
I was doubtful after our last meeting.

SPENDER: You have a new job for me?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Yes. I may have been unduly harsh.
You deserve a fighting chance to prove your father wrong.

(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN hands SPENDER a cylindrical palm-sized
metal object - the alien ice pick, stiletto thing we first saw at end of season
three and the newsgroup named a "plam".)

SPENDER: What is it?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: A weapon.

(SPENDER is startled when the pick pops open after he pushes a button.)

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: A man has infiltrated the group that I
work with. That's to kill him.

SPENDER: I don't understand.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: He's pretending to be a member of our
group disguising himself as a man he's already killed. You will greet him
as that man. Engage him in conversation. Then put that in the back of
his neck. (holds open car door) You can do it, Jeffrey.

(SPENDER gets into the back seat of the car.
KRYCEK, the driver, looks back at SPENDER distrustfully.)

KRYCEK: Watch where you point that.

(SPENDER retracts the pick and KRYCEK drives off. CIGARETTE
SMOKING MAN watches them go, taking another drag on his ciggie.)




(Later. Car pulls up in front of the SECOND ELDER's mansion.
SPENDER gets out and goes to the front door. He rings the bell and
the MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER comes to the door.)

SPENDER: Sir, my name is Jeffrey Spender.
My father sent me to see you.

(MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER opens the door.)

SPENDER: I have a message from the group.

MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER: They've changed their
minds?

SPENDER: That's what I'm here about.

(The MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER steps away from
the door. SPENDER enters and follows him into the living room, eyeing
the back of the alien's neck.)

MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER: Sit. Please.
What have you to tell me?

SPENDER: (hiding something in his hand) Something I've been
entrusted with. It's, uh, it's a name, actually -- one that will have meaning
for you. (holds out a card)

(SPENDER drops the card as if by accident. The MAN WHO LOOKS
LIKE THE SECOND ELDER gives him a look of disgust.)

SPENDER: I'm sorry.

(When the MAN WHO LOOKS LIKE THE SECOND ELDER bends to
retrieve it, SPENDER attacks with the plam, but the MAN WHO LOOKS
LIKE THE SECOND ELDER sees it and grabs SPENDER's arm easily
deflecting the attack. He grabs SPENDER by the neck and begins to
throttle him. SPENDER scratches at the face revealing the faceless
ALIEN REBEL. Then the ALIEN REBEL stiffens and falls to the floor
as KRYCEK stabs him in the back of the neck. SPENDER and
KRYCEK stare at each other for a moment. Green fluid comes out
of the ALIEN REBEL's neck.)


(Commercial 3.)



(MULDER's apartment. MULDER opens the door for SKINNER to enter.)

MULDER: (quietly) Thanks for coming. I know it's late and you've been
forbidden to have any contact with us.

(SKINNER enters the apartment and sees SCULLY getting up from the couch.)

SCULLY: Sir.

SKINNER: You say Cassandra Spender's life is in danger.

MULDER: Her life's been in danger going on 30 years ... just not the
way I think it is now.

SKINNER: In danger from who?

MULDER: Men who've conducted medical experiments in what began
as a secret government project but what is now the most private global
enterprise.

SKINNER: Enterprising to do what?

MULDER: To develop alien/human hybrids that will survive the viral
apocalypse when aliens colonize the earth.

SKINNER: And I suppose you have proof of this?

MULDER: Files that Agent Scully dug up that make all the right
connections to Dr. Eugene Openshaw, to my sister, to my father ...
to Agent Spender's father.

SKINNER: Agent Spender's father?

MULDER: The Smoking Man.

SKINNER: (very surprised) What?!

SCULLY: It's true, sir. We have documented evidence.

SKINNER: Then you believe this, Agent Scully? This whole account?

MULDER: I know that Agent Scully has her doubts about the purposes
of these experiments but I also know that she herself believes she was a
test subject when she was abducted four years ago.

SKINNER: If Cassandra Spender's life was in danger, why not Scully's?

MULDER: Because I believe Cassandra Spender represents the final
stages of these experiments -- that she may very well be the first successful
alien/human hybrid.

SKINNER: What I don't understand is if she was a success, then why
is her life threatened?

MULDER: Because ... the men who created her would rather kill her
than let her expose the enterprise.

SKINNER: She's under 24-hour guard.

MULDER: Assigned by Agent Spender?

(SKINNER thinks about that.)




(At the ELDER's mansion, SPENDER sits staring at the dead ALIEN
as green fluid bubbles out of the back of the neck. He looks a bit sick.
KRYCEK enters the room again.)

KRYCEK: You've never seen one before, have you?

(SPENDER shakes his head.)

KRYCEK: It's shocking at first. The acceptance of the idea, it's ...
it's something you thought only children and fools believed in.
It undermines your beliefs -- in yourself, in the world ... but then you
come to understand.

SPENDER: Understand what?

KRYCEK: Well, the responsibility that this knowledge demands by
the men who have it. The great sacrifice by great men like your father.

SPENDER: What sacrifice?

KRYCEK: The sacrifice of your mother.

(SPENDER gets up from the chair.)

SPENDER: What do you know about that?

KRYCEK: (surprised that SPENDER doesn't know [TD: Yeah, riiight!])
Just that she's ... been the subject of an experiment for 25 years.

SPENDER: My father's involved in that? Is he?

KRYCEK: Your father directs the experiments.

SPENDER: So ... I'm protecting her now so the experiments can continue?

KRYCEK: That's why he put you on the X-Files. That's why your father
sent you here tonight. You're protecting the project, Jeff. Making the
sacrifices. So that you can be a great man, too.

SPENDER: (leaving the room angrily) I'll be my own great man.




(CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN - aka C.G.B. SPENDER - continues: )

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I've trusted no one. Treachery is the
inevitable result of all affairs. Every man believes he has his own good
reason. I have little doubt of my son's disloyalty to me. Certainly he led
Mulder and Scully to us. His mother must know by now her central role
in the grand plan ... That she's as much alien as human. Do you wonder
why I've chosen you? You've never betrayed me. Now I need someone to trust.

(We now see that he has been talking to AGENT DIANA FOWLEY.
CarriK will not repeat here what she was yelling at the TV screen at this point.)

DIANA FOWLEY: (standing) I'll help you. It's not too late.

(As she leaves she touches his shoulder comfortingly.)




(Hospital. There is no guard outside CASSANDRA SPENDER's hospital
room. SKINNER enters. The bed is empty.)

SKINNER: Cassandra? (knocking at the bathroom door) Ms. Spender?

(The bathroom is also empty. SPENDER quickly enters the room.)

SPENDER: (seeing the empty room) Where's my mother?

SKINNER: You tell me, Agent Spender.

SPENDER: Where's the guard? I had a guard posted here.

SKINNER: I got here and she was gone.

SPENDER: He took her.

SKINNER: Who?

(SPENDER picks up the phone.)

SKINNER: Agent Spender?




(MULDER's apartment. There is loud pounding on the front door.
MULDER checks the peephole, looks back at SCULLY, then opens
the door for a very frightened and breathless CASSANDRA SPENDER.
MULDER closes the door behind her.)

MULDER: Cassandra?

CASSANDRA SPENDER: I can't believe I found you.

SCULLY: How did you find us? Cassandra?

MULDER: How did you get here? How did you get out of your room?

SCULLY: How did you get your clothes?

(More knocking at the door.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: Oh, Agent Scully, Agent Mulder, you cannot
let them find me.

(There is more loud pounding at the door.
CASSANDRA SPENDER is terrified.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: You cannot let them have me!

(CASSANDRA frantically grabs for MULDER's gun. They struggle.)

MULDER: Let go!

CASSANDRA SPENDER: You have got to kill me now!

(MULDER raises his hand to keep her back.)

CASSANDRA SPENDER: (desperate) If you don't kill me, it all starts.
There won't be any stopping it. I am the one. You have to shoot me ...
Please!

(More knocking. MULDER unholsters his gun and raises it.)

SCULLY: Mulder, what are you doing?

MULDER: Stand away, Scully.

SCULLY: Mulder! Mulder, we have to protect her.

(The pounding at the door continues, getting louder. MULDER aims the
gun at CASSANDRA SPENDER's head. Pounding now sounds like
someone is breaking the door down.)

SCULLY: Mulder? Mulder!


(TO BE CONTINUED)


Source : LVEI.net

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Sonmi451 (23:35)

Sur ce j'y vais aussi.

Sonmi451 (14:23)

Bonne journée à tous! Et Joyeuse St-Nicolas!

arween (18:40)

Vous êtes nombreux à fêter la Saint Nicolas ?

Xanaphia (19:04)

En tout cas chez moi aussi ça se fête Alors bonne Saint Nicolas

arween (19:05)

Dans le sud, ça ne se fête pas du tout

Xanaphia (19:11)

Et oui c'est plutôt du nord et de l'est de la France +la Belgique, si je ne dis pas de bêtise ^^

arween (19:11)

ouais donc loin de chez moi ^^

Xanaphia (19:12)

vous avez des fêtes spéciales par chez vous ?

arween (19:13)

Non rien du tout

arween (19:13)

Ah attends si on la fête de mai.

arween (19:14)

Mais je crois que c'est juste à Nice

Xanaphia (19:14)

la fête de mai ?

mnoandco (19:14)

Oui, chez moi aussi il y a la Saint Nicolas (Nord Est) ! et le père fouettard...pour les pas gentils...ne me sens évidement pas concernée!

arween (19:15)

Honnêtement je ne sors pas beaucoup là où il y a foule alors je sais pas trop ce qu'ils font

Xanaphia (19:15)

coucou ah oui le folklore local ^^

Lolo1710 (19:27)

Saint Nicolas c'est sacré en Belgique, les primaires font un spectacle chaque année puis les autre c'est surtout pour les bonbons ?

Xanaphia (19:29)

Ou les chocolats et les coquilles

Lolo1710 (19:41)

Ouaip, un truc génial aussi mais c'est peut être que dans mon école, c'est les filles qui font régime et qui troc des bonbons contre des mandarines

Sonmi451 (21:20)

Moi je fais saint-Nicolas car mon homme est du nord-Est mais ma fête à moi arrive jeudi. ^^

Sonmi451 (21:20)

Avec la fête des lumières.

Sonmi451 (21:21)

Bonsoir au fait!

Xanaphia (21:30)

Bonsoir Ah la fête des lumières ça doit être joli ^^

Sonmi451 (21:36)

Très.

Sonmi451 (21:37)

Cette année, je vais me contenter de mettre les lampions aux fenêtres.

serieserie (08:40)

Bonne journée de chasse aux cadeaux sur la citadelle!

CastleBeck (15:46)

BOnjour ici!
Je viens de lire qu'une de mes séries préférées est renouvelée pour une 4e saison avec ajout d'un de mes acteurs préférés. Il me semble que ça met du bonheur dans ma journée <--- Oui, ça ne m'en prend pas beaucoup!

CastleBeck (15:53)

(Tiens, dans l'article ils disent que ce sera diffusé prochainement sur France 2... C'est bon à savoir. Si vous voyez passer Mensonges sur France 2, vous regardez!)

aline2408 (22:27)

Joyeux Anniversaire James723

aline2408 (22:28)

Joyeux Anniversaire James723

James723 (22:28)

Thank you ^^

serieserie (16:44)

Inscrivez-vous vite pour la grande partie d'HypnoGame Arrow qui aura lieu dans 6 jours!! Rendez-vous dans les forums de l'accueil!!

arween (18:46)

Venez voir les nouveaux calendriers de The Night Shift (serie²) et Dollhouse (Xana).

emeline53 (19:24)

Seulement 2 persones pour commenter le design Noël de The Fosters ? Venez donner votre avis en plus, un sondage sur votre souhait de cadeau est en ligne !

stella (19:25)

Special spécial Noel sur le quartier Downton Abbey et sans oublier son calendrier de l'avent original

DGreyMan (22:40)

Bonsoir. Sondage dédié à "Game of Thrones" dans le quartier "Harry Potter"...

DGreyMan (22:40)

... ou le contraire ! ^^

serieserie (09:07)

Plus que quelques jours pour vous inscrire à la grande soirée HypnoGame Arrow dans les forums de l'accueil ou par MP!!!

arween (09:44)

Bonjour à tous ! Aujourd'hui nous lançons une toute nouvelle rubrique, les reviews. Rendez-vous sur la page HypnoReview ou à l'accueil pour plus d'infos Bonne lecture et bonne journée !

Titepau04 (09:49)

Bonjour !!!! Venez vous inscrire aux concours de Noël dans les quartiers de ncis Los Angeles et s club 7!!!
Et n'hésitez pas à commenter les calendriers au passage!!

cinto (11:39)

Fans de Dallas, Friends, Petite maison , Mission impossible, venez défendre votre série préférée chez Ma sorcière bien aimée: sondage "génériques"!

grims (16:47)

Coucou à tous ! une petite visite sur les quartiers Sons of anarchy, Outlander et Vikings serait sympa de jolis calendriers de Noël vous y attendent : ) merci d'avance pour votre passage

choup37 (17:13)

Calendriers aussi chez Kaamelott, Merlin, Doctor Who, Torchwood et Musketeers

choup37 (17:14)

(c'est super ces deux onglets pour alterner entre blabla et promo)

stella (19:34)

Case 5 du calendrier de l'avent de Downton Abbey vient d'être dévoilée.

Titepau04 (22:11)

Bonjour !!!! Venez vous inscrire aux concours de Noël dans les quartiers de ncis Los Angeles et s club 7!!!
Et n'hésitez pas à commenter les calendriers au passage!!
Et profitez-en pour voter sur le sondage ncisla!!!!

mnoandco (09:56)

Coucou! Le quartier Blacklist propose 3 calendriers totalement différents et de circonstances pour ce mois de décembre. N'hésitez pas à venir les commenter.

sabby (10:19)

Hello la citadelle !! Le quartier Friday Night Lights aurait bien besoin de visites. Personnes pour voter au sondage ni commenter le nouveau design. Venez jouer au ballon avec moi, je m’ennuie un peu tout seule là_bas

serieserie (10:19)

Allez allez, on s'inscrit pour l'HypnoGame Arrow!!

mamynicky (10:27)

'Jour les 'tits loups Un calendrier de l'Avent gourmand sur Downton Abbey et un autre musical sur Empire. Si vous êtes en retard, vous pouvez le rattraper et n'oubliez pas de les commenter. Merci

Titepau04 (10:34)

Bonjour !!!! Venez vous inscrire aux concours de Noël dans les quartiers de ncis Los Angeles et s club 7!!!
Et n'hésitez pas à commenter les calendriers au passage!!
Et profitez-en pour voter sur le sondage ncisla!!!!

arween (13:12)

Bonjour à tous ! Une grande animation vous attends sur The Night Shift ainsi que le calendrier et le sondage. Et sur Dollhouse, il y a un nouveau calendrier qui ne demande qu'à être commenté

roro73 (15:22)

Bonjour Nouveau sondage et nouvelles PDM sur Wildfire. Venez nous voir, on s'ennuie un peu =P

mamynicky (19:11)

Edgemont a besoin de clics sur son sondage. Merci

chrismaz66 (19:26)

J'y go Mamy et toujours chez Dr House le sondage Bad Boys, votez pour votre chouchou inter-séries, et quelques clics pour Torchwood qui en a bien besoin, merci

Phoebus (00:03)

Bonjour, nouveau sondage sur le quartier de Person Of Interest.

arween (09:26)

Bonjour ! Nous n'avons que peu de participants à l'animation The Night Shift... Elle est pourtant ouverte à tous ! Allez ne soyez pas timide et venez nous rendre visite

SeySey (12:55)

Bonjour! Nouveau sondage spécial fête de Noel sur le quartier Under The Dome! Venez nombreux!

liliju (15:55)

Un sondage spécial Noël vous attend sur le quartier des zombies (The Walking Dead). Ils ont besoin de vous. Merci de votre temps

Titepau04 (17:06)

Bonjour !!!! Venez vous inscrire aux concours de Noël dans les quartiers de ncis Los Angeles et s club 7!!!
Et n'hésitez pas à commenter les calendriers au passage!!
Et profitez-en pour voter sur le sondage ncisla!!!!

chrismaz66 (17:39)

'Soir, venez départagez nos ex-aequo au sondage House, et Torchwood va bientôt fêter ses 10 ans : animations signées Choup! Un petit coucou serait sympa Merci

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