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#622 : Biogénèse

Titre original:
Biogenesis

1re diffusion américaine:
16 mai 1999

1re diffusion française:
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Réalisation:
Chris Carter

Scénario:
Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

Guest stars:
William B. Davis (l'homme à la cigarette), Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek), Mimi Rogers (l'agent Diana Fowley), Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman (Albert Hosteen), Michael Chinyamurindi (Dr. Solomon Merkmallen), Bill Dow (Dr. Charles Burks), Murray Rubinstein (Dr. Steven Sandoz), Warren Sweeney (Dr. Harriman), Michael Ensign (Dr. Barnes)...

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Afrique,Côte d'Ivoire. Des hommes ont décelé, enfoui dans le sable d'une plage, ce qui pourrait être un vaisseau extraterrestre parsemé de tablettes marquées d'un langage inconnu. Un archéologue en amène une aux Etats-Unis pour la faire expertiser mais se fait bientôt assasiner. Les deux agents enquêtent, tandis que Mulder est frappé de forts maux de tête lorsqu'il approche la tablette. L'agent Fowley réapparait pour s'occuper de lui, alors que Scully décide de partir en Afrique pour découvrir ce qui pourrait sauver Mulder de cet étrange pouvoir. Ces écritures pourraient alors révéler la génèse de l'humanité...

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Plus de détails

SCULLY : «De l’espace, cela ressemble à une abstraction-- un tour de magicien sur une scène plongée dans l’obscurité. Et à cette distance, on pourrait ne jamais croire qu’il y a de la vie. Elle est apparue il y a quatre milliards d’années sous la forme d’organismes unicellulaires. Dans une explosion de vie s’étirant sur des millions d’années, les premiers organismes unicellulaires ont commencé à se multiplier… et puis cela c’est arrêté. Il y a quatre cents quarante millions d’années, une grande vague d’extinction tuait presque toutes les espèces sur la planète, laissant les vastes océans inhabités et vides. Doucement, les plantes ont commencé à évoluer, puis les insectes, tout cela pour être balayé par la 2e grande vague d’extinction sur la terre. Le cycle se répétait, encore et encore. Les reptiles n’émergèrent et ne devinrent indépendants des mers que pour décimés. Ensuite les dinosaures, tentant de survivre avec les premiers oiseaux, poissons et plantes à fleurs. Leur décimation constitueraient la quatrième et cinquième vague d’extermination. Il y a seulement cent mille ans, l’homo sapiens apparaît, l’Homme... Des peintures rupestres à la bible et au programme Apollo 11, nous avons été une inépuisable force sur la terre ainsi que pour cataloguer la nature telle qu’elle nous apparaît. Arrivé à une population de plus de cinq milliards d’habitants, tous descendaient d’une seule cellule. Mais malgré tout notre savoir, ce que personne ne peut dire, est qui ou quoi a allumé la première étincelle de vie. Existe-t-il un plan, un but ou une raison à notre existence? Disparaîtrons nous, comme nos prédécesseurs, dans l’anéantissement, dans la sixième extinction dont les scientifiques nous avertissent qu’elle est déjà en cours ? Ou le mystère sera t’il révélé par un signe, une révélation ?…» Sur une plage, en Côte d’Ivoire, quelques hommes parlent tout en cherchant dans le sable. La camera s’avance sur l’objet. Un artefact avec des symboles.


COTE D’IVOIRE
AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST

Un homme, Solomon Merkmallen marche vers l’objet étrange et le prend. Il commence à l’étudier dans sa tente. Il le compare avec un autre morceau qu’il a trouvé précédemment. Quand tout d’un coup les 2 morceaux se mettent à voler tous les deux à une grande vitesse pour échouer leur course dans une bible. Le professeur récupère les 2 morceaux qui n’en font désormais plus qu’un. Il ouvre la Bible et lit : Génèse I :28 «Et Dieu les bénit, et Dieu leur dit, soyez prolifiques, et multipliez vous, et remplissez la terre, et subjuguez la : dominez les poissons de la mer, les oiseaux de l’air, et par-dessus tous les autres choses qui vivent et se meuvent sur terre...»


UNIVERSITE AMERICAINE
WASHINGTON DC

Solomon arrive de l’aéroport et va voir le professeur Steven Sandoz pour la première fois. Après quelques minutes, il fait sa rencontre et dit au professeur qu’il lui amène quelque chose, de puissant, un pouvoir extrême. Il commence à découvrir l’objet, quand tout a coup les singes du labos s’affolent. Il semblerait que le professeur ait en sa possession un autre morceau de cet objet. Solomon lui demande s’il était capable de traduire ces signes dessus. Quand un doute s’installe... Solomon réalise que le professeur n’est pas celui qu’il devait rencontrer.... L’homme tue Solomon. Le vrai Professeur Sandoz arrive dans la pièce. Il retrouve Solomon mort, allongé par terre et s’enfuit…


QUARTIER GENERAL DU FBI
WASHINGTON DC

Mulder et Scully sont appelés par Skinner pour bosser sur un dossier. Le corps de Solomon n’a pas été retrouvé mais il restait du sang pour supposer à un meurtre. Il était professeur en biologie en Afrique... Il devait rencontrer Sandoz. Merkmallen et Sandoz croyaient en la théorie de Mulder dites ”pan spermia”. Ce qui veut dire qu’ils croyaient que la vie n’était pas d’origine terrienne mais d’autre part. Scully explique cette théorie à Skinner : une collision cosmique sur des planètes, ont détruit les microbes dans leur système solaire, quelques-uns uns d’entre eux, ont atterrit sur Terre. Elle dit également que tout scientifique qui se respecte croie en cette théorie... Skinner leur parle de l’objet que Merkmallen a trouvé et donne à Scully un frottis papier de celui ci. Il dit que Merkmallen, disait qu’il contenait un message, pas seulement de ses théories sur Mars, mais de l’existence de l’être humain. Mulder lui dit que Sandoz avait écrit dans un journal qu’il avait trouvé un objet similaire avec les mêmes inscriptions. Scully demande ce qu’il pouvait bien supposer lui raconter, et Mulder dit qu’ils devraient aller demander directement à Sandoz. Seulement, ce dernier a disparu.

Mulder et Scully sont dans l’ascenseur et se dirigent vers leur bureau. Mulder regarde de plus près l’objet et commence à entendre des bruits, des voix bizarres. Scully lui parle... Quand l’élévateur s’arrête, et que tout le monde sort... Mulder n’entend plus les voix. Scully lui demande s’il a au moins entendu un mot de ce qu’elle venait de dire. Il dit simplement non. Quand Mulder sort, Scully lui dit qu’il a trouvé la vérité au sujet de ces hommes qui font des expériences inhumaines, et que maintenant ces hommes sont morts : «Je veux dire...tu as gagné... Qu’est ce que tu veux de plus ?» «Ma sœur…» répond alors Mulder.


UNIVERSITE AMERICAINE
11:42

Mulder et Scully arrivent à l’université. Ils font connaissance avec le détective qui s’occupe de l’affaire. Mulder parle à un prof qui est là. C’est l’homme qui a tué Solomon en fait, c’est le docteur Barnes. Scully s’engage dans la conversation. Barnes raconte à Mulder ce que Solomon avait trouvé. Scully lui montre le morceau qu’ils ont. Mulder se tient la tête : il a des douleurs et les sons étranges se font entendre. Il quitte la pièce. Scully continue de parler avec Barnes qui lui dit que Solomon pensait que ces inscriptions étaient d’origine extraterrestre, chose qu’il trouve ridicule. Puis, Scully va voir Mulder et lui demande ce qu’il s’est passé mais il n’en sait rien du tout. Il explique qu’il entendait un bruit sourd. Il prétend que ça de ”cette chose”, du frottis de l’artefact…

Plus tard, au FBI, Scully a appelé Chuck pour authentifier l’objet. Chuck demande ce que Mulder entendait. Cela n’affecte juste lui. Il lui dit qu’il trouve cela très fascinant et Scully rétorque que c’est un faux. Elle dit qu’elle n’est pas la seule à croire cela. Chuck lui dit que c’est écrit en Navajo, mais que ça ne veut rien dire. Scully rajoute qu’il a été retrouvé en Afrique. Scully et Chuck disent a Mulder que Barnes a déjà découvert plusieurs arnaques de Sandoz bien avant. Scully lui demande alors pourquoi on a retrouvé des inscriptions Navajo en Afrique. Mulder lui répond qu’ «en 1996, une pierre de Mars a été découverte en Antartic. Comment est elle arrivée ici ?» «Ca venait de l’espace ?!?» Hésite Scully…Mulder lève les bras en l’air avec un sourire débile. Soudain il se tient la tête, et recommence à entendre des « sons ». Scully l’emmène hors du bureau. Scully lui dit qu’il devrait aller à l’hôpital ou simplement qu’il devrait aller se coucher. Mulder dit ’non’. Il lui dit qu’il sait ce qu’il s’est passé. Il « sent » que Barnes a tué Merkmallen. Scully lui demande s’il faut vraiment l’arrêter sans preuves. Pas avant d’avoir vu le corps.


RESIDENCE DE SANDOZ
SILVER SPRING - MARYLAND

Mulder et Scully arrivent chez Sandoz. Pendant que Mulder regarde aux alentours, Scully s’arrête pour regarder quelques photos sur le mur. Mulder arrive et dit à Scully que Sandoz voyageait beaucoup ces temps ci, surtout dans le sud. Plus précisément au Nouveau Mexique, une région Navajo : ils voyent une photo de Sandoz avec l’indien Albert Hosteen.

Au FBI, Mulder et Scully retrouvent alors le corps de Merkmallen dans les poubelles. Ils parlent alors plus tard avec Skinner. Skinner croit que Sandoz a tué Merkmallen. Mulder pense que c’est plutôt Barnes parce que Sandoz avait l’objet. Il a mis le corps là pour faire accuser Sandoz et pour cacher quelque chose que personne ne chercherait. Mulder dit à Scully de dire à Skinner ce que son examen a révélé. Elle lui dit que des parties du corps de Solomon étaient manquantes. Ses bras, mains, des parties de ses organes vitaux et sa thyroïde. Mulder dit à Skinner qu’ils auraient tous des traces de radiation dût à l’objet. Scully dit qu’elle a retrouvé quand même des traces de radiation plus particulièrement du CGR : Cosmic Galactic Radiation. Mulder explique qu’il s’agit d’un type de radiation que l’on ne trouve qu’en dehors du système solaire. Scully dit qu’elle ne peut l’expliquer mais qu’il y a suffisamment de preuves pour arrêter Barnes. Mulder veut juste l’objet. Il se lève quand tout a coup, il se retient la tête de douleur encore une fois. Il dit à Skinner que quelqu’un est derrière ce dossier, il n’y a pas qu’eux dans l’affaire. Skinner ne comprend pas. Il lui dit qu’il sait tout ça, car il l’entend dans sa tête. Scully emmène Mulder hors de la pièce. Dehors, Mulder dit à Scully que Skinner ment, et qu’il entend et sait que des gens les espionnent. Scully lui dit qu’il faut qu’il voit un docteur, Il ne veut pas : il veut retrouver ces objets mystérieux qui pourraient être la clé de bien des mystères. Sur les conseils de Scully, il décide finalement de rentrer. Skinner, les regarde par sa porte entrouverte, une fois partis, il ouvre un placard qui contient une caméra. Il enlève la cassette, quand un homme apparaît... Alex Krycek. Il prend la cassette et s’en va. Skinner n’est pas très fier. Il n’avait pas le choix.


HOPITAL GENERAL DE SOUTHWESTERN.
GALLUP, NOUVEAU MEXIQUE

Scully arrive au Nouveau Mexique pour voir Albert Hosteen. Dans sa chambre, elle trouve un autre fragment de l’objet et derrière elle y découvre la traduction. C’est tiré de ”Genèse” de la Bible. Scully parle avec une infirmière, qui lui dit que Hosteen est mourrant d’un cancer.


UNIVERSITE AMERICAINE
4:58

Mulder se baladent dans le couloir de l’université. Il rentre dans le bureau de Barnes mais celui-ci arrive. Il se cache alors derrière une cage de singe. Barnes sort et Mulder le suit... soudain le « mal » le reprend et c’est encore pire... Il n’arrive plus à suivre Barnes et tombe dans les escaliers...et ne se relève pas. A l’hôpital, Hosteen est remis dans sa chambre. Scully regarde à travers la porte quand elle voit Sandoz courir... Elle le poursuit et l’attrape. Elle lui dit qu’elle veut des informations.

Un gros plan se fait sur un homme... Alex Krycek. Il retrouve Barnes dehors.. Celui ci lui demande si c’est lui qu’il l’a appelé. Krycek lui dit qu’ils sont destinés à être de grands amis. il lui donne alors la cassette audio. A l’hôpital, Scully parle avec Sandoz à côté du lit d’Hosteen. Il lui dit que l’objet est d’origine extraterrestre. Scully lui demande comment les aliens ont pu l’avoir... Il lui dit que les ”aliens” leur ”ont” donné. Il peut le prouver. Il dépose alors sur la table, l’objet. Il lui dit que Albert a travaillé sur la traduction d’une autre partie de cet objet, c’est pourquoi il est devenu malade. L’objet alors commence à tourner quand Scully le stoppe avec ses mains.

Le téléphone sonne chez Mulder. Il est allongé sur son lit mais quelqu’un d’autre répond... Scully, étonnée, demande à parler à Mulder... La femme lui donne le téléphone. Scully lui demande qui est là, mais il ne lui dit rien. Il dit simplement qu’il va bien. Il demande des nouvelles de l’objet et elle lui dit que dessus il y a écrit un passage de Genèse. Mulder lui dit que l’objet est d’origine extraterrestre, mais elle lui dit que ça ne se peut pas. Il lui rétorque que nos géniteurs sont alors des aliens. Scully dit que c’est de la science-fiction mais il raconte que ceci est la preuve, de tous nos mystères, qu’ils ne pouvaient expliquer. L’être humain et ses secrets, les X-Files... Tout ceci mène à cet objet. Elle lui dit que c’est impossible. Mulder lui dit seulement de le prouver. La camera fait un plan sur la main de Mulder et sur la femme qui n’est autre que Diana Fowley. Elle laisse Mulder se reposer et passe un coup de téléphone dans l’autre pièce. Elle dit à son interlocuteur qui n’est autre que le fumeur, que quelque chose s’est passé avec Mulder et qu’elle reste jusqu’à ce qu’elle sache quoi. Elle revient vers Mulder... Et enlève son t-shirt… L’homme a la cigarette est assise à un meeting. Dans le fond, plusieurs personnes parlent, disant que ”rien ne pouvait le prévoir” et qu’ils doivent faire quelque chose.

Au Nouveau Mexique, des Indiens emportent Albert Hosteen dans ”la hutte sacrée”. Scully et Sandoz les suivent. Sandoz les suit dedans, et Scully reste derrière regardant le ciel étoilé : « S’il y a un commencement....y’aura t-il une fin ? » Sandoz arrive et dit à Scully qu’elle peut rentrer mais elle refuse. Sandoz lui dit que les docteurs ont tout fait pour le sauver. Le téléphone portable de Scully sonne. C’est Skinner. Elle lui dit qu’elle est en compagnie de Sandoz à Gallup, Nouveau Mexique. Il lui dit qu’il est a l’hôpital de Georgetown : Mulder ne va pas bien du tout... Scully doit être présente à tout prix. Elle lui demande alors ce qui se passait réellement. Mais personne à priori ne le sait. Scully dit à Sandoz qu’elle doit le quitter. Il lui dit de ne rien dire à personne. Il veut garder pour l’instant le secret sur cet objet. Scully part.


HOPITAL DE GEORGETOWN
WASHINGTON DC

Skinner est assis dans le hall en attendant Scully. Il est préoccupé. Scully arrive et découvre que Mulder a été mis dans section spéciale de psychiatrie. Skinner l’appelle alors par son prénom ”Dana”. Il lui dit qu’il ne sait pas quoi faire, comme un peu tout le monde ici. Il commence à parler avec les docteurs. L’agent Fowley présente regarde Mulder mal en point via un écran vidéo. Fowley remercie Scully d’être venue et lui dit que Mulder voulait qu’elle vienne à tout prix. Le docteur arrive et Scully lui demande ce que Mulder a. Il n’en sait rien du tout. Il a d’anormales fonctions cérébrales, mais il n’y a pas de signes alarmants. Il attend de faire d’autres tests. Il lui dit que Mulder est devenu très violente suite à ce choc. Avec le traitement administré il devrait être dans une sorte de coma, il a découvert des activités de son cerveau encore jamais vues jusqu’a présent. (un peu comme Gibson). Scully lui demande à pouvoir lui parler. Chose que le docteur lui refuse. Skinner la sort de la chambre avec Fowley. Celle-ci commence à poser quelques questions sur le dossier sur lequel Scully enquêtait. Elle dit à Diana que le dossier n’a rien a voir avec les problèmes de Mulder. Diana lui dit qu’elle veut absolument l’aider. Skinner rétorque que de toute façon ce dossier est clos. Fowley rajoute, qu’elle veut tout savoir. Scully lui demande pourquoi elle était chez lui l’autre soir. Elle lui dit qu’il l’a appelé, et qu’elle l’a retrouvé dans des escaliers en piteux état. Elle lui dit aussi, qu’il lui a confié qu’elle serait la seule à pouvoir croire en cet objet mystérieux. Scully devient folle de rage et lui dit qu’elle ne lui fait aucunement confiance, et qu’elle est une menteuse. Skinner l’appelle et s’en va.... ”Vous mentez tous les deux!!!”

Dans ”la hutte sacrée”, Sandoz regarde le rituel. Dans leur bureau, Scully regarde partout en cherchant un mouchard qu’elle trouve dans le détecteur de fumée. Avant qu’elle ne le prenne, le téléphone sonne. C’est Sandoz, elle lui dit que ce n’est pas une ligne sécurisée. Il s’en fout, il a réalisé ce que les lettres que Hosteen a traduit, voulaient dire. Ce sont les coordonnées de gênes, des symboles de fragments de gênes. Le GENOME HUMAIN. Scully est silencieuse. Tout est là. La carte de la création de l’être humain. tous les gênes de tous les chromosomes. Preuve de ce qu’il disait. Il doit trouver plus de pièces de ce mystérieux puzzle. Des chevaux se font entendre derrière Sandoz. Scully l’appelle, mais plus personne. Un tir se fait entendre au loin. Elle regarde alors le détecteur de fumée. Au Nouveau Mexique, la camera s’approche du meurtrier... Krycek !!!


COTE D’IVOIRE
36 HEURES PLUS TARD

Scully arrive en Afrique. Elle rencontre un groupe d’archéologue ivoiriens sur une plage où un homme lui montre ce qu’ils ont retrouvé et qui pourrait correspondre avec l’objet. Il la laisse toute seule. Scully creuse un peu dans le sable ou elle découvre un énorme objet. Elle réalise alors que ce n’est pas simplement une petite pièce... La caméra s’éloigne et on découvre alors que cela fait partie d’un vaisseau extraterrestre....

A suivre...

Source : LVEI.net

BIOGENESIS

 

SCENE 1

(Under SCULLY's voiceover, we see some stock footage of scenes of the Earth as viewed from space, the ocean, single celled organisms squirming around, then a dry desert landscape. Then plants, insects, a crocodile, picture of dinosaur, birds, more plants, early man, footage from the movie of the cavemen running over the snow, cave paintings, modern man, Apollo launch, lots of cars, DNA helix, interspersed here and there with deserts every time she mentions extinction.)

SCULLY: (voiceover) From Space, it seems an abstraction-- a magician's trick on a darkened stage. And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive. It first appeared in the sea almost four billion years ago in the form of single-celled life. In an explosion of life spanning millions of years, nature's first multicellular organisms began to multiply... and then it stopped. 440 million years ago, a great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet leaving the vast oceans decimated and empty. Slowly, plants began to evolve, then insects, only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the Earth. The cycle repeated again and again. Reptiles emerging, independent of the sea only to be killed off. Then dinosaurs, struggling to life along with the first birds, fish, and flowering plants - their decimations Earth's fourth and fifth great extinctions. Only 100,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens appear-- man. From cave paintings to the bible to Columbus and Apollo 11, we have been a tireless force upon the earth and off cataloguing the natural world as it unfolds to us. Rising to a world population of over five billion people all descended from that original single cell, that first spark of life. But for all our knowledge, what no one can say for certain, is what or who ignited that original spark. Is there a plan, a purpose or a reason to our existence? Will we pass, as those before us, into oblivion, into the sixth extinction that scientists warn is already in progress?

(FADE TO: African coast. Men are shouting excitedly in Swahili. They kneel down at the water's edge and look at a broken metal fragment that is sticking up out of the sand. It has strange writing on it. Close up on fragment as the water washes over it.)

SCULLY: (voiceover) Or will the mystery be revealed through a sign, a symbol, a revelation?

 

OPENING CREDITS

 


SCENE 2
IVORY COAST
WEST AFRICA

(Same scene as teaser. One of the men calls to DR. MERKMALLEN who is sitting under a canopy at his desk on the beach. They call him "Proffesor." DR. MERKMALLEN follows them back to the shore and looks at the fragment also. He appears quite interested and awed.)



SCENE 3
UNIVERSITE COTE D'IVOIRE
WEST AFRICA

(Later, DR. MERKMALLEN is alone in his office. Beautiful job by the set designer. The fragment is on his desk. He opens a cabinet and removes a leather wrapped object. He carries to the desk and unwraps it. It is a similar fragment. He holds the two pieces up and examines them like puzzle pieces. Suddenly, like magnets, they fuse together into one piece and then it flies out of his hands and across the room where it impales a book. DR. MERKMALLEN cautiously walks over and pulls out the book. It is a copy of the Bible. He carefully removes the fragment from the now torn book, gazes at it, then sets it down on the desk. It begins spinning there, faster and faster. Shocked, DR. MERKMALLEN puts his hand on it, stopping it from spinning, then quickly wraps it up in the leather and runs to the rotary phone.)

DR. MERKMALLEN: (on phone, urgently) Yes, get me the international operator, please. I need to place a call to the United States.

(Back at the desk, there is a close up on one of the verses right above the tear in the Bible: Genesis I:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.")



SCENE 4
DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
THREE DAYS LATER

(Night. Plane lands.)



SCENE 5
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC

(Later, still night, DR. MERKMALLEN is walking through the campus {which is very similar to that of UCLA J]. He sees two female students.)

DR. MERKMALLEN: Excuse me, I'm looking for the Biology Department for a Professor Sandoz.

(They point him in the right direction. Inside the building, a MAN wearing a lab coat is in one of the labs which has lots of monkeys in cages. They are chittering quietly. He is watching through the window and waiting. DR. MERKMALLEN enters.)

DR. MERKMALLEN: Dr. Sandoz? (shakes his hand) Professor Sandoz, I'm Solomon Merkmallen.

MAN: Dr. Merkmallen. My God, I thought something had happened to you.

DR. MERKMALLEN: (surprised) Oh. Did you not get my message? We were delayed in Frankfurt.

MAN: Look, the important thing is you're here now, and you're safe.

DR. MERKMALLEN: Yes.

MAN: Uh... you brought me something-- this, uh... this discovery of yours.

DR. MERKMALLEN: Yes.

MAN: I'm quite anxious to see it.

DR. MERKMALLEN: I-I was concerned I might be relieved of it in customs. There was some trouble with the X-ray machine in Germany.

(They sit at the desk.)

MAN: What kind of trouble did you have?

DR. MERKMALLEN: I told you of its power.

MAN: (pause) Yes, of course.

DR. MERKMALLEN: My credentials were the only thing that prevented me from being further detained.

(As DR. MERKMALLEN pulls out the fragment and unwraps it, the monkeys begin to get louder and very upset.)

DR. MERKMALLEN: I can't explain how it is... but the two pieces have become one. I was hoping they'd match the piece that you've found so that you might see for yourself its magic.

MAN: (holding the fragment) Have you had any luck reading it?

DR. MERKMALLEN: (staring at the MAN) You're not Dr. Sandoz, are you?

(The MAN stands threateningly, and we hear sounds of a fight. Camera pans over to the monkeys in their cages. They are now screaming hysterically. Short time later, the MAN comes out into the stariway. The monkeys can still be heard screaming. He leaves the building. Back inside the office another man, DR. SANDOZ, enters the office. He sees the leather piece lying empty on the desk, then he goes around the cages and sees DR. MERKMALLEN lying dead, a pool of blood under his head. He backs away in panicked horror.)



SCENE 6
FBI HEADQUARTERS
WASHINGTON, DC

(SKINNER's office. MULDER and SCULLY are with him.)

SKINNER: A case like this I, of course, thought of your obvious interest-- Dr. Merkmallen's views and theories being what they were. I believe Agent Mulder is familiar with his work.

(MULDER hands the file to SCULLY. It has a picture of DR. MERKMALLEN. FBI file number 46742.)

SCULLY: (reading) Dr. Solomon Merkmallen, Professor of Biology, University of Ivory Coast.

SKINNER: He flew in yesterday from Africa. Two hours later, he was apparently murdered at American University. His body is missing but there was enough blood found on the floor to make a fair assumption. A couple of students also confirmed that they spoke to him when he asked them for directions to find a Dr. Steven Sandoz, also a Professor of Biology.

(There is also a picture of DR. SANDOZ.)

MULDER: Both men espouse a fringe theory called "Panspermia." It's the belief that life originated...

SCULLY: … elsewhere... in this universe.

SKINNER: You've heard of this?

SCULLY: Yeah. (glancing at MULDER) It's the idea that Mars or other planets were habitable long before Earth and that, uh, cosmic collisions on these planets blasted microbes into our solar system - some of which landed and flourished here.

SKINNER: You'd accept that as plausible?

SCULLY: Well, almost any scientist would... theoretically. I mean, it's just a theory. That's about it, though. You don't think this has anything to do with his death, do you?

SKINNER: Dr. Merkmallen found an artifact in his country. This is a rubbing of that artifact. (He hands SCULLY a pencil rubbing of the fragment) He claimed it contained a message- not only of his Mars theories but the very meaning of human existence.

SCULLY: (pointedly to MULDER) Much less plausible.

MULDER: Dr. Sandoz, the man he'd come to meet made a similar claim in a … (pointedly to SCULLY) … "science" ... journal. He said he'd found an artifact that was almost identical to that with similar writings on it.

SCULLY: And what was it supposed to say?

MULDER: Well, we'd have to ask Dr. Sandoz that.

SCULLY: Well, why don't we?

MULDER: We can't. He's missing.

(Later, MULDER and SCULLY get on the elevator. Doors close and they are alone. MULDER pushes the button for the basement, then looks carefully at the rubbing of the artifact. They stand close together.)

SCULLY: What are we doing, Mulder? This is a police matter at best.

MULDER: Skinner wants us on the case.

SCULLY: Are you going to try and convince me that you have no personal interest in this case?

MULDER: I am just a hired gun for the FBI.

SCULLY: Oh, come on.

MULDER: What if there's something to this?

SCULLY: Two men suggesting that we're all Martians. Now why would they possibly come into foul play?

MULDER: That's what we're being asked to figure out.

(Several other people get on the elevator. MULDER and SCULLY move out of the way. MULDER looks at the rubbing again. SCULLY continues talking, but MULDER can barely understand her. From his point of view, she is suddenly speaking through a distant dull cacophony of voices. He glances around at the other silent occupants of the elevator, then stares at SCULLY in confusion.)

SCULLY: (barely understood) I don't understand you, Mulder. You're willing to pursue any case involving aliens no matter how tenuous the connection. There has to be some limit to your interest... I mean, this endless pursuit of the truth, Mulder it just... it doesn't make any sense to me now.

(The other people get off the elevator and the cacophony fades. SCULLY realizes that MULDER is staring at her blankly. )

SCULLY: Mulder? Did you hear a word of what I just said?

MULDER: (softly) No.

SCULLY: No? (sadly) Well, maybe you didn't want to hear it.

MULDER: (confused) No... I couldn't hear it.

(MULDER hands her the rubbing and starts to head for his office.)

SCULLY: Mulder... look, after all you've done, after all you've uncovered-- a conspiracy of men doing human experiments, men who are all now dead-- you exposed their secrets. I mean, you've won. What more could you possibly hope to do or to find?

(MULDER looks at her with a small sad smile.)

MULDER: My sister.

(SCULLY follows him to the office.)



SCENE 7
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
11:42 AM

(DR. SANDOZ's lab. Someone is looking out the window as MULDER and SCULLY cross the campus. Lots of police. Full crime scene procedures are going on.. Pictures are taken of the scene and a large bloody bone? Pestle? Big white thing? is already bagged as evidence. The MAN who met with and killed DR. MERKMALLEN is standing near the monkey cages. MULDER stares at him as soon as they walk in the room.)

SCULLY: Guess I was right about this being a police matter. Detective?

DETECTIVE: Can I help you?

SCULLY: Agents Mulder and Scully with the FBI. What do you have here?

DETECTIVE: Probable weapon-- blood and hair on it. Looks like prints, too..

SCULLY: Any word on this Dr. Sandoz?

DETECTIVE: No, but we're being told the prints are very likely his.

SCULLY: Told by whom?

DETECTIVE: The man your partner's speaking with.

(MULDER has crossed over to the MAN, DR. BARNES.)

MULDER: Fox Mulder with the FBI.

DR. BARNES: I'm Dr. Barnes, head of the department. They've asked me to suspend classes and organize interviews with the faculty.

MULDER: Any ideas yourself about what happened here?

DR. BARNES: There's plenty of speculation.

MULDER: About the missing Dr. Sandoz?

DR. BARNES: Apart from his laughable ideas my colleague was capable of almost anything to advance his rather questionable reputation.

SCULLY: (joining them) Capable of murder?

DR. BARNES: Dr. Sandoz's notes are full of talk about an artifact coming over from West Africa but like the man who was bringing it that artifact has yet to be located.

SCULLY: Are you, uh, speaking of this?

(SCULLY hands DR. BARNES the rubbing. MULDER suddenly puts his hand to his head as once again he hears a cacophony of sound. He goes out of the room. SCULLY is concerned.)

SCULLY: (worried) Mulder?

DR. BARNES: Do you know Dr. Sandoz believes this writing was from aliens? These are trivial men. They have no patience for the scientific process. They're happy to read their names in the tabloids. Pseudo scientists. Beyond embarrassment.

(Out in the hall, MULDER is splashing water from the drinking fountain on his face. The cacophony has faded again. SCULLY joins him.)

SCULLY: What is it, Mulder?

MULDER: I don't know. It's, uh... a hollow noise. The same thing that happened to me at work in the elevator this morning.

(MULDER dries his face with a handkerchief. SCULLY puts her hand to his forehead.)

SCULLY: Do you have a fever?

MULDER: No. This is going to sound weird but I think it's that thing.

SCULLY: You're not kidding. (She looks at the rubbing.) It's just a piece of paper.



SCENE 8

(X-Files office. SCULLY and familiar face, CHUCK BURKS are looking at images of the rubbing on a very cool overhead projector.)

CHUCK BURKS: I recognize the ideography.

(MULDER enters.)

SCULLY: You're late.

MULDER: I'm sorry. I thought this was my office.

(MULDER and SCULLY both smile and MULDER shakes CHUCK BURKS' hand.)

CHUCK BURKS: Fox.

SCULLY: I called Chuck as I knew you would for authentication, and to get his professional opinion on how you say it's affecting you.

CHUCK BURKS: Fascinating, Mulder.

MULDER: You don't believe it, Chuck?

CHUCK BURKS: No, no. You know me. This is right up my twisted little alley. So, uh... what exactly are you experiencing?

MULDER: Noise. Aural dissonance. It comes and it goes.

SCULLY: Is it happening right now?

MULDER: No, but it was a few minutes ago.

CHUCK BURKS: And it's only affecting you, triggered by the rubbing. Wow. That blows me away.

MULDER: Why?

SCULLY: Because the rubbing is a fake and I'm not the first one to say so..

CHUCK BURKS: The writing is Cree-- phonetic Navaho-- but no literal interpretation makes any sense.

SCULLY: And the fact that it was found in Africa makes it all the mores suspicious as a fabrication.

MULDER: Suspicious of what?

CHUCK BURKS: Do you know what a Magic Square is?

MULDER: Yeah. It has to do with the occult.

CHUCK BURKS: Right. Very cool. They first appear in the ninth century in history but, uh... (changes the image on the projector to show a Magic Square) … as the story goes God himself instructed Adam in their use and then handed down the secret to all his saints and prophets and wise men as a way of trapping and storing potential power to the person whose name or numerical correlative exercises that power.

MULDER: That's what this thing is?

SCULLY: Well, that's what someone would have you believe this is.

MULDER: How do you know that?

SCULLY: As it turns out neither of us had to go very far to find out.

(SCULLY puts a magazine article up on the projector. It is by DR. BARNES. "Science Update - God Spelled Backward - Manufacturing Religious Artifacts for Fun and Profit.")

SCULLY: Barnes documented Sandoz's fakery once before. If he was blunt about his colleague when we met him, in here, he is downright brutal.

MULDER: Does he back any of that up?

SCULLY: Well, it's quite scholarly, actually.

CHUCK BURKS: Barnes has made something of a career exposing science and religious fraud. (puts up another article on DR. BARNES) Name your wonder of the world-- he's been there, debunked that.

MULDER: Yeah, but wouldn't it be in his great interest to hide something that he couldn't disprove with his scholarship?

SCULLY: Mulder, if it were real then why would an American Indian artifact be fused in rock on the west coast of the African continent?

MULDER: In 1996, a rock from Mars was found in Antarctica. How did it get there?

SCULLY: It was from outer space.

(MULDER throws his arms up triumphantly.)

CHUCK BURKS: Begs the question, doesn't it? Why produce a fraud with Navaho writing... in Africa?

(CHUCK BURKS puts the image of the rubbing of the artifact back on the overhead projector. MULDER once again is assaulted by the cacophony of sound. In pain, he puts his hands to his head.)

SCULLY: Mulder? Hey.

MULDER: Hmm.

SCULLY: Let's step outside. Step outside.

(SCULLY leads MULDER out into the hall among the file cabinets. The cacophony fades.)

SCULLY: You're in pain.

MULDER: No, no, it's going away.

SCULLY: Mulder, whatever is causing this I think it needs immediate attention. I'm going to schedule you an imagining scan.

MULDER: No, I'm okay. I really am.

SCULLY: Mulder, you're not okay. If nothing else, you should be at home in bed.

MULDER: I'm not going home to bed, Scully. I think I know what's causing this and I know what happened to those two professors and that artifact. I got a sense of it yesterday when I met that man Barnes.

SCULLY: You had a sense of it?

MULDER: Yes. This man Solomon Merkmallen is dead. Barnes knows it. He killed him-- killed him in that lab.

SCULLY: Well, I hope you're not going to suggest that we arrest him on that rather baseless assumption.

MULDER: No, I'm not... not until after I show you what he did with the body.

(They head back to the office.)



SCENE 9
SANDOZ RESIDENCE
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

(The LANDLORD, an irritating little man with a very strange accent, lets MULDER and SCULLY into DR. SANDOZ's house.)

LANDLORD: I been all through the place. You know what you're looking for?

MULDER: We'll let you know if we find it.

LANDLORD: Ah...cops have been here, too, you know. They couldn't find nothing, either. (waves in disgust at the apartment) Feh.

SCULLY: We'll come get you to …

LANDLORD: (ignoring her) Yeah, yeah.

(LANDLORD leaves. Movie theme music. MULDER goes into the bedroom and finds a suitcase in one of the very organized closets. He looks at the old tags on the handle.)

MULDER: Whatever happened to Dr. Sandoz, he certainly liked to fly south for the winter-- a lot. Gallup, New Mexico. It's Navaho country.

SCULLY: Well, I think I know who he was going to see.

(SCULLY looks closely at a framed picture of DR. SANDOZ and a familiar old Native American man - ALBERT HOSTEEN.)

MULDER: That's Albert Hosteen.

SCULLY: Your World War II code-talker

MULDER: Maybe he was using him to read the symbols on the artifact.

SCULLY: Or write them. Mulder, you also said that we'd find a body. Care to make good on that prediction?

(SCULLY follows MULDER as he goes confidently into the kitchen. He puts his hand over his nose.)

MULDER: Scully, you packing any latex?

SCULLY: No. Why?

MULDER: Doesn't it smell like somebody forgot to take out the garbage?

(MULDER gets a dishtowel and opens the trash compactor. They both gasp at the smell. Flies buzz out. MULDER gingerly opens the black plastic bag inside the compactor exposing DR. MERKMALLEN's face and dismembered body. Flies are crawling over the remains. Very disgusting.)

SCULLY: Oh, God.



SCENE 10

(SKINNER's office. SKINNER is looking at a picture of DR. SANDOZ and at the rubbing. Throughout the scene, MULDER has his head bowed and a pained expression as he tries to concentrate on the conversation through the other noises that he is hearing.)

SKINNER: So you think Dr. Sandoz is innocent?

MULDER: He's afraid for his life because of what he knows and what he has..

SKINNER: (pushing over the rubbing) This?

MULDER: A genuine artifact-- one of several pieces of an unknown whole. Dr. Barnes has one now, too. That's why he killed Solomon Merkmallen.

SKINNER: The way his body was disposed of...

MULDER: … was to incriminate Sandoz, to make him look like the killer. It's also to hide something. Something that no one would think to look for. (losing focus) Scully, could you please tell... what your medical exam found in the lab report?

SCULLY: Parts of his body were missing-- his arms, his hands, uh, parts of his vital organs and his thyroid.

MULDER: All of which would retain telltale traces of radiation.

SKINNER: Radiation from what?

MULDER: The artifact.

SCULLY: On Agent Mulder's urging I ran tissue samples through what's called a charged particle directional spectrometer. There were traces of a kind of radiation called C.G.R.

MULDER: Cosmic Galactic Radiation. It's a kind of radiation that's found only outside our solar system.

SKINNER: Agent Scully?

SCULLY: I don't know how to explain it but I feel that we can make an arrest.

MULDER: Oh, forget the arrest. We got to find these artifacts.

(MULDER hears the cacophony get louder and grabs his head in pain.)

SKINNER: Agent Mulder?

MULDER: Is there someone else on this case, sir?

SKINNER: Excuse me?

MULDER: (accusing) There's someone else on this case-- you're not telling me.

SKINNER: What's the hell's he talking about?

MULDER: I hear it... in my head.

SCULLY: Mulder, let's go.

(SCULLY leads MULDER out into the hall, MULDER slamming the door behind them.. SKINNER opens the door a crack and eavesdrops on them. Bad Skinner.)

SCULLY: Mulder, you're losing it.

MULDER: No, I'm not. Listen to me-- he's not telling the truth. I'm hearing people. He's spying on us.

SCULLY: Mulder, you need to see a doctor.

MULDER: I need to find those artifacts.

SCULLY: I'll find the artifacts. You need to go home right now. Mulder...

(MULDER, nods quickly, then he and SCULLY leave. SKINNER closes the door all the way, then goes to a cabinet in his office. From the hidden video camera there, he removes a tape, then hands it across his desk to KRYCEK. KRYCEK takes the tape, smiles, and leaves through the other door. SKINNER looks really guilty.)



SCENE 11
SOUTHWESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL
GALLUP, NEW MEXICO

(SCULLY watches as an unconscious ALBERT HOSTEEN is wheeled out of a hospital room by several orderlies. SCULLY finds another rubbing of the artifact on the bedside table and picks it up. On the back of the paper is a crudely handwritten copy of Genesis I:28. A NURSE enters the room.)

NURSE: Is there something you're looking for?

SCULLY: Yes, I was looking to speak to Mr. Hosteen.

NURSE: Mr. Hosteen cannot accept any visitors at this time.

SCULLY: Yes, I understand. I saw him wheeled out of here in an emergency.. Can you tell me what's wrong with him?

NURSE: I'm not allowed to give out that kind of information.

SCULLY: (showing her badge) I, um, I know him. He's helped me in the past. I'm sure that he wouldn't mind you telling me.

NURSE: Albert has cancer. He's suffering from its effects. He's dying.

(SCULLY, of course, empathizes with that.)



SCENE 12
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
4:58 PM

(American University campus. DR. BARNES walks down the hall. Also, MULDER, wearing jeans, t-shirt and black pullover sweater, is walking through the crowded hall of the biology building. He goes into DR. BARNES office. He is looking for something. He checks the desk, then opens the file cabinet, then hears someone talking to DR. BARNES out in the hall and slowly closes the drawers again.)

STUDENT: (voice in the hall) Dr. Barnes?

(DR. BARNES enters his office and sets his briefcase on the desk, notices something amiss, then looks around the darkened office suspiciously. He enters the adjoining lab. We see that MULDER is hiding behind one of the monkey cages. Monkeys are chattering. MULDER suddenly winces in pain as the cacophony in his head increases in intensity. Sounds like DR. BARNES may be getting a phone call. Short time later, DR. BARNES leaves the lab and walks down the hall to a stairwell. MULDER follows him, still in pain and confusion, hearing voices, staring at the students passing him. He enters the stairwell after DR. BARNES, but only makes it up to the first landing before he collapses from the pain.)

(CUT TO: SCULLY waiting in the New Mexico hospital room. She is sleepy. Looks like she has been waiting a long time. The orderlies bring ALBERT HOSTEEN back to the room. He is in bad shape. She looks up and sees DR. SANDOZ at the door. He sees her and runs. She follows.)

SCULLY: Hey!

(He pushes a man out of his way. She follows him through several halls and loses him. She pauses, listening, and the camera moves close to her ear [like the Bionic Woman super-hearing moments for those readers old enough to remember]. She hears a ringing. It is the stairwell alarm. She runs into the stairwell and runs to the first landing and points her gun at DR. SANDOZ who is a few steps above her. He freezes and she lowers the gun.)

SCULLY: Okay... I need answers from you.

(CUT TO: MULDER still lying in his stairwell at the university. The cacophony is deafening, and he is in agony. Music is from 4th season ep Teliko. KRYCEK enters the stairwell and walks past MULDER who vaguely notices him. KRYCEK follows DR. BARNES out onto the roof of the building.)

DR. BARNES: Are you the man who called?

KRYCEK: Dr. Barnes...

DR. BARNES: Yes.

KRYCEK: Dr. Barnes you and I are... destined to be great friends.

(Krycek holds up the videotape he got from SKINNER.)

(CUT TO: ALBERT HOSTEEN's hospital room. DR. SANDOZ and SCULLY have entered. ALBERT is unconscious.)

DR. SANDOZ: Albert was the only translator who didn't dismiss me out of hand. When I showed him the original artifact he sensed immediately its power and importance. The trouble was, it was only one fragment-- not enough to read.

SCULLY: But then other pieces surfaced.

DR. SANDOZ: Dr. Merkmallen found two more in the tidal shallows. He sent me a rubbing. Suddenly, Albert was able to make a real translation.

SCULLY: (looking at the translation) A passage from the Bible on an artifact that you're saying is extraterrestrial. And, uh, how did the aliens get it?

DR. SANDOZ: They gave it to us. The text came from them. I can prove it.. It's written here. I'm sure of it.

(DR. SANDOZ pulls out another fragment of inscribed metal and sets it on the tray table.)

DR. SANDOZ: Albert was working to translate another section when his health turned.

SCULLY: And, uh, this was going to tell us what?

DR. SANDOZ: I don't know yet. Albert said it just seemed to be random letters.

(On its own, the fragment begins spinning on the table. SCULLY glances under the table, then slaps her hand down on the fragment stopping it from spinning. They stare at each other.)

(CUT TO: Phone ringing in MULDER's apartment. He is lying in a real bed, all tucked in. He is groggy. A WOMAN stands beside the bed. She answers the phone.)

WOMAN: (on phone) Hello?

SCULLY: (on phone) Hello? I'm sorry. I'm trying to reach Fox Mulder.

WOMAN: (on phone) Hold on, please.

(She hands the phone to MULDER.)

WOMAN: Fox?

MULDER: (on phone, sighs) Hello?

SCULLY: (on phone) Mulder, where are you?

MULDER: (on phone) I'm here. I'm resting.

SCULLY: (on phone) Where? Who answered the phone?

MULDER: (on phone) I'm home. It's okay. Where are you?

SCULLY: (on phone) I'm in New Mexico, with, uh, with Dr. Sandoz.

MULDER: (on phone) Does he have the artifact?

SCULLY: (on phone) (sighs) Mulder, this, uh, artifact if I'm to believe what I'm being told about it...

MULDER: (on phone) What?

SCULLY: (on phone) It has a passage on it from Genesis.

MULDER: (on phone) Scully, that artifact is extraterrestrial.

SCULLY: (on phone) Mulder, it can't be.

MULDER: (on phone) Did you know what that would mean?

SCULLY: (on phone) No, it would mean nothing, Mulder.

MULDER: (on phone) No, it would mean that our progenitors were alien, that our genesis was alien, that we're here because of them; that they put us here.

SCULLY: (on phone) Mulder, that is science fiction. It doesn't hold a drop of water.

MULDER: (on phone) You're wrong. It holds everything. Don't you see? All the mysteries of science everything we can't understand or won't explain, every human behaviorism- cosmology, psychology, everything in the X-Files-- it all owes to them. It's from them.

SCULLY: (on phone, frustrated) Mulder, I will not accept that. It is just not possible.

MULDER: (on phone) Well, then, you go ahead and prove me wrong, Scully.

(MULDER hangs up and rolls over in the bed. The WOMAN is DIANA FOWLEY. DIANA takes the phone and walks into the living room, takes off her jacket, and makes another call.)

DIANA: (on phone) Yes, it's Diana Fowley calling for him. (pause) I received a call from Agent Mulder this evening. He was in a particular state of distress. … I don't know why, but I'm staying here until I find out.

(She sets the phone down and strips off her shirt as she begins walking back into the bedroom. Plain white bra.)

(CUT TO: Meeting room. Men sitting around a conference table. CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN hangs up and continues listening to a man talking.)

MAN: ...final preparations for mass destruction on a scale that can only be imagined. There appears to be nothing we can do to prevent it. It becomes a question of managing the crisis. Otherwise, we are facing annihilation ourselves.



SCENE 13

(New Mexico desert. Under SCULLY's voiceover, we see bright lights that focus into several car headlights parked near a small Native American structure. There is also a fire. SCULLY and DR. SANDOZ follow as several men carry ALBERT HOSTEEN on a litter into the structure. SCULLY does not enter the building. Instead she stands outside, looking up at the star-studded desert night sky, then pulls aside the blanket over the door and looks inside where the men are preparing for a ritual.)

SCULLY: (voiceover) It began with an act of supreme violence-- a big bang expanding ever outward, cosmos born of matter and gas, matter and gas ten billion years ago. Whose idea was this? Who had the audacity for such invention? And the reason? Were we part of that plan ten billion years ago? Are we born only to die? To be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth before giving way to our generations? If there is a beginning, must there be an end? We burn like fires in our time only to be extinguished. To surrender to the elements' eternal reclaim. Matter and gas... will this all end one day? Life no longer passing to life, the Earth left barren like the stars above, like the cosmos. Will the hand that lit the flame let it burn down? Let it burn out? Could we, too, become extinct? Or if this fire of life living inside us is meant to go on, who decides? Who tends the flames? Can he reignite the spark even as it grows cold and weak?

(SCULLY looks inside again. DR. SANDOZ comes to her.)

DR. SANDOZ: The healing ceremony has begun if you want to go inside.

SCULLY: No, I, uh, I don't think that's right. I don't share in their faith.

DR. SANDOZ: The medical doctors say they've done everything they could.

SCULLY: I know. I think they have.

(SCULLY's cell phone rings. Wow. Service in the desert. Gotta love DC Cellular!))

SCULLY: I'm sorry.

SCULLY: (on phone) Scully.

SKINNER: (on phone) It's Skinner. Where are you?

SCULLY: (on phone) I'm with Dr. Sandoz.

SKINNER: (on phone) Where?

SCULLY: (on phone) In Gallup, New Mexico. Where are you?

SKINNER: (on phone) A hospital in Georgetown. I'm calling with some bad news. Mulder's in serious condition here.

SCULLY: (on phone) What happened to him?

SKINNER: (on phone) Nobody knows, Agent Scully. You should do whatever you can to get here as soon as possible.

(SCULLY hangs up.)

SCULLY: I have to go. I have to leave.

DR. SANDOZ: Please, don't let anyone know where I am... until we know for sure.

(He looks down at the fragment in his hand and, as SCULLY leaves, he goes back into the structure.)



SCENE 14
GEORGETOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
WASHINGTON, DC

(Later, SKINNER is sitting in the hospital hallway. He looks up as SCULLY approaches.)

SCULLY: (worried) They just told me he's in the special psychiatric unit.

SKINNER: I told you on the phone...

SCULLY: No, you said that there was bad news. You didn't tell me what was wrong. (SKINNER doesn't say anything) Look, I'm sorry. It took me three flights to get here.

SKINNER: I don't know what to do, Dana. No one else does, either. I knew you'd want to be here to see him, to talk to the doctors.

(Long tense pause. SKINNER takes her hand.)

SCULLY: What? What is it?

(SCULLY and SKINNER enter a room where DIANA FOWLEY is standing in front of several monitors of patients in psychiatric cells. One of the patients is MULDER, pacing the small area. He is wearing a hospital gown.)

DIANA: Thank you for coming. He was asking for you last night.

(SCULLY glances at DIANA, then watches as MULDER paces. She is very upset. A DOCTOR enters.)

DOCTOR: You really shouldn't be in here.

SCULLY: What's wrong with him? This man right here, Fox Mulder?

(MULDER suddenly faces the camera and begins screaming SCULLY's name.)

DOCTOR: We don't know what's wrong with him and we don't know what to do for him. He's got extremely abnormal brain function but there is no signs of stroke. We're waiting to run more tests.

SCULLY: Waiting for what?

DOCTOR: He's extremely violent. With what we've given him he should be in a barbiturate coma but there's brain activity in areas we've never seen before.

SCULLY: I want to talk to him.

DOCTOR: No, he's a danger to anyone.

SCULLY: (confidently) Not to me.

DIANA: Can we speak in the hall?

SCULLY: (defensively) About what?

SKINNER: Agent Scully.

(SKINNER holds the door open. MULDER yells "SCULLY" clearly and directly to her through the camera. She stares at his image, then goes with SKINNER and DIANA into the hall. SKINNER stands behind SCULLY.)

DIANA: When did all this start?

SCULLY: When we took this case... when Skinner gave it to us.

DIANA: What kind of case is it?

SCULLY: Investigation into a murder.

DIANA: Of whom?

SKINNER: The case has nothing to do with what's happened to him.

DIANA: Agent Scully says it does. Now, you know my background my previous work on the X-Files. If I can help on this case...

SKINNER: The X-File here is a fraud. Scully has ample proof of that-- evidence authenticated by a scholar and authority.

(SCULLY turns and stares at SKINNER.)

SCULLY: I never sent you that report.

SKINNER: Anyway, the case is being resolved.

DIANA: Not as far as it affects Agent Mulder. If you know what's happening, why won't you tell me?

SCULLY: Why were you with him last night?

DIANA: He called me. I found him in a university stairwell. He could barely speak. He said I was the only one who'd believe him-- about an artifact.

(SCULLY stares at DIANA.)

SCULLY: You're a liar.

(SCULLY starts to leave. SKINNER grabs her hand.)

SKINNER: Scully!

SCULLY: You're both liars.

(SCULLY jerks her hand away and leaves. SKINNER turns and looks at DIANA.)



SCENE 15

(The Native American building in New Mexico. Navajo men are chanting over ALBERT HOSTEEN. DR. SANDOZ watches, then suddenly gets up and crosses outside.)

(CUT TO: X-Files office. SCULLY enters and begins frantically searching. She stares up at the newly installed? smoke detector. A hidden camera is inside it. It shows SCULLY climbing up furniture to get to it. Just as she is reaching for it, the phone rings. She answers.)

SCULLY: (on phone) Hello.

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone in the desert) Agent Scully, Dr. Sandoz. I'm sorry, I didn't know how else to reach you. There's something...

SCULLY: (on phone) Dr. Sandoz, I-I don't know if this is a secure line.

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone) Yes, all right, but I realized something. The letters Albert translated on the artifact... I know what they are.

SCULLY: (on phone) What they are?

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone) Yes. They're coordinates, Agent Scully.

SCULLY: For what?

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone) For genes. They're symbols for gene clusters-- the human genome.

(SCULLY, shocked, does not respond.)

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone) Are you there?

SCULLY: Yeah.

DR. SANDOZ: (on phone) I think it's all here. The map to our human genetic makeup every gene on every chromosome-- proof of what I've been saying. If only we could find more pieces.

(Horses nearby are restless. DR. SANDOZ looks around nervously.)

SCULLY: (on phone) Dr. Sandoz? Hello?

(Over the phone SCULLY hears a gunshot. She glances up at the smoke detector.)

SCULLY: (on phone) Dr. Sandoz?

(The phone clicks off. In the desert, we see KRYCEK standing over DR. SANDOZ's body. He picks up the metal fragment that DR. SANDOZ has dropped. Fade to …)

(… African coast.)



SCENE 16
IVORY COAST
36 HOURS LATER

(An AFRICAN MAN is speaking Swahili and showing the rubbing of the artifact to several other African men. They answer him and he turns to SCULLY. She is dressed in a very lovely long-skirted beige outfit.)

AFRICAN MAN: It's the same. I'll take you, but they are afraid.

(The men lead SCULLY down to the water's edge. The AFRICAN MAN takes her to a certain spot, then leaves her. She kneels down and brushes the sand away from a much larger metal plate with inscriptions on it. She looks around realizing something and slowly stands. An overhead shot shows that she is standing on top of a ship, the very top of which is just visible under the waves. The music swells.)

[TO BE CONTINUED ...]

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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 ^^

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Bonjour, nouveau design pour le quartier de sous le soleil, vous pouvez commenter sur le forum dédié et n'hésitez pas à commenter les épisodes d'une famille formidable saison 13 diffusé depuis lundi !! et si vous voulez donner un coup de main, envoyez-moi un mp. merci. bonne journée. Bonne visite!!

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@angie : merci d'utiliser la room HypnoPromo pour ce type d'annonce.

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bonjour, venez voter à la photo du mois sur SONS OF ANARCHY et VIKINGS merci d'avance

Locksley (15:06)

@ragnar : même demande que ci-dessus, merci d'utiliser la room HypnoPromo pour les annonces promotionnelles de vos quartiers.

oOragnarOo (15:10)

ok merci

Sonmi451 (15:10)

Bonne fête des lumières pour ceux qui la font! Et pour les autres bonne journée à vous!

angie5 (15:49)

d'accord locksley, j'avoue entre les 2, j'hesite, et je n'avais pas très bien compris la difference entre les 2. Je vais le faire sur l'hypnopromo. encore désolé.

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

DGreyMan (22:40)

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

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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

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

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

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

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'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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