Review By: Cerasi J.
"Oh Tom! Oh Penelope!"
The second installment of the European Voyage
series starts when the gang realizes Alex and Marita have run off
together… and Alex has the plane tickets back to D.C.! So,
in a desperate attempt to get them back, the gang boards the EuroStar
train, which is bound for Paris. Mulder, the inept clutz he is,
somehow manages to lock himself in the train’s restroom while
he was in search of two famous movie stars! When the gang finally
figures out where the hotel is Mulder takes to lobbing Wally’s
underwear out the window at drunken French people!
The entire underwear lobbing and locked bathroom
bit aside, Marita has gone missing! But that doesn’t stop
our heroes from touring Paris and visiting some famous sites! Will
Doggett get his date with Dana and finally ask her out at the Eiffel
Tower? Or will his fear of heights ruin everything? Find out in
this thrilling episode of FRVS!
Title: "European Voyage: La
Vie en Rose"
Series: FRVS - Episode #100b
Written by: Cassie & Kristi
Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series
Air Date: 14 July 2003
First Draft: 21 March; 15 April;
20 April; 6 May 2003
Final Draft: 16, 18-19 June 2003
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
Disclaimer: "The X-Files" and its characters belong to 20th Century FOX Broadcasting. If you recognize it, it's not our own creation. Original characters belong to Cassie and Kristi (FRVS).
Author's Note: The personalities of the characters
within the world of "Fox & Rat" are not those you know
from "The X-Files" television series. We have warped them
and given them a common past, immature behavior and a sense of humor.
Any horrid behavior should not be mimicked in your every day life.
Summary: The gang takes a trip to Paris, France with
the hope that they will find Krycek who has their airplane tickets back
INT. EUROSTAR CHANNEL TUNNEL TRAIN - 3
Scully, Doggett, Monica and Brad have
taken their seats in general seating. Their four seats face each other.
Skinner and Mulder are directly across the aisle from them, seated
in front of two business men.
Let me get this straight. (beat)
This train travels underneath
the English Channel?
Brad stands up and leaves them.
Yep, we'll be underwater... kinda.
Doggett tenses up, he doesn't like large
bodies of water. Not since he first saw the movie "Jaws" in 1975.
He was only 7 and Monica and her brothers had dragged him to see the
film in theaters though his own mother had objected to it. He hated
Monica notices Doggett's uncomfort and
rolls her eyes, she knows exactly what is running through his mind.
Sharks. Hungry sharks. Man-eating sharks.
Scully cocks an eyebrow at his reaction
to this Eurostar Channel Tunnel train thing.
Don't tell me you have a fear of water too.
Doggett doesn't answer, he only scratches
the back of his neck.
John? You haven't explained the
"Jaws Thing" to her yet?
Doggett doesn't answer and is about to
start another topic of discussion when:
Guys, I heard a rumor that Tom Cruise
and Penelope Cruz are aboard this train.
(beat) I'm on a... mission impossible to find them.
Mulder bolts off, humming the theme to
(to John and Dana)
Shouldn't he take his seat before we leave?
(nervous/loud/didn't hear Monica)
What if the tunnel collapses?
Scully's eyes go wide. Oh my gosh, what
if that does happen?
Whatever. They make it safe, otherwise
we wouldn't be here. (teasing) Of course...
we could be the unfortunate ones.
Scully and Doggett quickly glance at each
other, their eyes wide open because of their fear. Doggett grabs Scully's
hand as if he may never have the chance to do so again.
Brad returns, having heard their discussion.
He takes his seat.
Just to let you know. The tunnel has
had many recent closings due to collapsing.
Monica is the one who is afraid now, her
eyes are wide, not blinking. She's holding her breath, not wanting
anyone to see that this scares her.
Oh my God! Why did we let Mulder
convince us to take the train?
Scully and Doggett are doubtful of Brad's
No. If that were true, I think they
would cease travel by tunnel. They
wouldn't want to endanger peoples' lives.
Brad is smiling, he likes when he gets
Monica worked up and worried when she herself says that she is tough
and is afraid of nothing.
INT. TRAIN RESTROOM
Mulder is inside, standing on the toilet,
seeing if there is a crawlspace above the ceiling of the train. There
is not, he had hoped there would be so he could crawl to First Class
and find Tom and Penelope. Mulder loses his balance and falls to the
floor. He hits the restroom door in a very odd and unseen before kind
of way. A way that would jam the lock on the door, preventing him
from getting out.
He gets up on his feet and tries to open
the door. Nope, he's locked in. He jiggles the handle and nothing
Meanwhile Mulder's seat-mate on the train,
Skinner, is snacking on candy, not a thought as to where Mulder has
wandered off to.
Scully sits down next to Skinner.
John and Mon' are arguing about who
was the first to break a bone when they
played bootcamp as kids. It didn't concern me
so... how you doin'?
I think I'm getting sick from all this candy.
Eat something healthy.
Scully looks down at the candy wrappers
in his lap: Gummi Bears, Milka... good German sweets.
(mouth full of candy)
They're from Germany, I got them at the station.
Scully takes the bag of candy away from
him. She grabs his hand and stands up.
Leavin' so soon...?
You need water to wash that down. Come on.
Skinner stands, not letting go of her hand.
She tries to slip away, but he doesn't let her. Scully looks at him
quizzically. He gives her a sweet smile.
In the BACKGROUND, we see Doggett watching
them. Scully and Skinner walk off hand-in-hand. Doggett turns quickly
to face Monica. He looks worried for selfish reasons.
What's that about?
What's what about?
Dana and A.D. Skinner.
Monica doesn't know what he's talking about,
she gives him a look. Brad was paying attention to what John saw so
he speaks up.
Didn't you know? Dana and Walter
are getting back together. They're in love.
Doggett looks at him bug-eyed. He looks
at Monica with this same expression.
Doggett kicks Monica.
Ow! What the hell was that for?
John, I was joking.
Why do I have to do everything for you?
You're a grown-up now. (beat) Besides,
isn't your Paris setting coming up?
She smiles at him.
Is that the whole Eiffel Tower thing
you were telling me about?
Monica nods her head.
You told him about that?
You do realize that you're going
to be up high, right?
Doggett looks at him, panic on his face
(again). He quickly gets rid of this expression.
Height will not be a problem.
It's destiny... Dana and I.
Grandmama said so.
I thought you said her psychic abilities
were... how did you put it? Bullshit?
Mon', we're going to Paris. Just like
I imagined, it's going to happen.
So now you believe in predetermined fate?
Brad shakes his head and places his forehead
onto his hand as Monica and John continue to argue about their beliefs
in fate, destiny and psychic abilities.
EXT. EIFFEL TOWER - 4 P.M.
Krycek and Marita are standing, arms around
each other, gazing up at the Eiffel Tower. Marita is overjoyed.
It's almost as beautiful as me!
Nothing is almost as beautiful
as you, nothing even comes close.
He pulls her closer to him.
INT. EUROSTAR TRAIN - OUTSIDE RESTROOMS
- 4:10 P.M.
Skinner and Scully are standing outside
the restroom that Mulder is locked in. They are unaward of his situation
as of present.
So we're finally goin' to Paris...
Yeah... just not the way we originally planned.
She laughs. Skinner doesn't. Paris was
supposed to be where they were going to take their honeymoon after
their marriage. Unfortunate things happened with his cheating on her
and now Skinner is single again as is Scully. He thinks that perhaps
it would be a good idea to try to work things out... again. He looks
at her with a serious expression on his face and takes a step closer
Dana, I've been thinking...
He takes her hands in his, just as we hear:
Somebody... help me...
Scully looks at Skinner, they both know
that voice too well.
Scully pulls away from Skinner and steps
closer to the door.
Mulder, did you wet yourself when you met
Tom Cruise and need someone to get you
a clean pair of undies and jeans?
And you can't get up?
No. I hit the door and jammed the lock.
(beat) I'm stuck.
Skinner sighs... oh Mulder.
Ok, honey. I'm gonna send Walter
to go get help.
Mulder. Remember you won't be stuck in
a train restroom for the rest of your life, ok?
Scully turns to Skinner.
Go get John, he's good with locks.
What about an employee?
I don't want my name on any official
report about this incident. Do you?
Skinner goes to get Doggett. Scully turns
back to the door.
Mulder? Are you all right? You
didn't hurt yourself in any way, right?
I have a little boo-boo on my forehead.
Scully winces at his choice words of "boo-boo".
Skinner approaching Doggett. At this time
Doggett has said something about Grandmama Reyes, Psychics and paranormal
mumbo jumbo, and has upset Monica. She's not talking to him.
Mon'. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to
say that you're full of bullshit.
Then why did you say it unless you didn't
believe it. You've always called my theories
bullshit. I'm sick of it. (beat) Imagine going through
your whole life ever since you were four hearing
from your best friend that you're full of B.S. That's
what I've- wait. I'm not talking to you anymore.
Skinner goes up to Doggett.
Doggett looks up at him.
Dana and I need your help for a moment.
What's going on?
Skinner looks around, debating whether
or not to tell him about the "Mulder Situation".
You'll see. Please just come.
Doggett gets up from his seat and follows
Skinner back to where Dana is keeping Mulder calm.
Scully is speaking to Mulder.
Fox, sweetie... I don't think you should try
getting out by seeing if you can move the
toilet and find a hole to allow you access to
the underside of the train. This isn't like the
movie "The Mummy Returns", ok?
Mulder doesn't answer her.
Mulder? (beat) Mulder?!
Doggett and Skinner are behind her now.
Mulder? That better not be groans I'm hearing,
that would mean you're not listening to me.
She turns around, relieved that John has
come to her... errrr... Mulder's rescue.
Oh John! Mulder is locked in the restroom.
Do you know how to unlock these doors?
Doggett raises an eyebrow, he leans over,
looking at the door handle. A green sign reads "Vacant". He stands
Ok. I know what to do.
Doggett reaches down and pushes the door
inward, it opens. Mulder is there, pulling at the toilet seat, tryting
to lift it in order to get out.
You're so strong...
Unknowingly, she reaches out and grabs
Mulder unlocked the door, he must not have
pulled the door correctly to open it.
Still tugging on the toilet bowl, Mulder
slips and flies to the floor, sitting on his bum.
I was pushing it and it didn't open for me.
You needed to pull the door toward you.
MUlder looks at Scully and Doggett. Scully's
hand is still latched onto John's bicep. Mulder smiles.
He stands up, hands on his waist. He looks
at Skinner, then at Doggett and Scully. Then he bolts off, humming
the "Mission:Impossible" theme song. It's annoying... Mulder's humming
Skinner, Doggett and Scully watch him
go off. Suddenly, John gets uncomfortable. Scully has started caressing
his arm. He cocks his head to one side, unsure of what to do. He doesn't
move. Skinner notices.
Ease up John.
Skinner walks away.
Is this the arm with the tattoo...?
She smiles a little.
Can I ask... um... why are
you caressing my arm?
Scully snaps out of the trance-like state
she was in. Just now realizing what she was doing.
Oh... um... sorry.
She gives him a smile and quickly walks
Meanwhile Monica and Brad are enjoying
time without John Jay Doggett. Monica is excited to be visiting Paris.
The City of Light... The City of Love. Skinner has returned and stands
next to them.
Mon'. I know Uncomfortable John humors you.
Ask him about bicep massages when he comes back.
Skinner smiles and then returns to his
seat. Seconds later, Scully returns as well. She looks at Monica and
Mulder was locked in the restroom.
I don't think he's found Tom Cruise yet.
That's probably a good thing.
Yeah. He got to talk with Steven Spielberg
on the flight to London.
Scully shakes her head as she laughs to
herself about Mr. Speilberg's unfortunate meeting with Mulder.
Doggett quietly returns to his seat and
lets out a nervous cough as he takes his seat next to Scully.
So what about them bicep massages?
Doggett's eyes go wide, how does Monica
find out things so fast?
What are you talking about?
Oh... I think you know...
The funny thing is that Monica doesn't
know why Skinner told her to ask John about bicep massages. If only
Dana, you know Alex and Marita well. Where
do you think they'll be staying in Paris?
I almost forgot about them. I was so excited
about going to Paris. (beat) You know, last time
I was there Alex, Mulder, Marita and I (beat) I
suppose you guys don't care much for Marita
discussions after what happened in England.
Everyone is quiet for a beat.
The train rolls on and nothing more is
said until we hear Mulder in the B.G., shouting "Oh Tom! Oh Penelope!".
TIME CUT TO:
INT. PARIS METRO TRAIN - 5 P.M.
People are sitting and standing from wall
to wall. Our gang is in the middle, struggling to keep from falling
and to keep a close eye on their luggage as they make their way from
metro stop to metro stop, to get to their hotel.
I wanna see the Eiffel Tower.
He tilts his head lazily to his right side,
looking down at Scully.
I was told once that no matter where you are
in Paris, you can always see the Eiffel Tower.
(beat) I was lied to you know.
You can't see the Eiffel Tower from underground.
Buy a post card.
Mulder lazily rolls his head to his left,
to look directly at Monica. He smiles at her.
Why such negative energy, Mon'?
John kicked my leg earlier and it really hurts.
I tapped your leg, I didn't kick it.
Sure... and that's why an ugly bruise
is forming in the shape of your foot.
With that reply, Monica bends down and
attempts to roll up her jeans so everyone can see the bruise. Unfortunately
for her, her jeans won't roll up that high.
As the French would say... zut alors!
I hate you.
No you don't.
Yes, I do. Infact, I'm not going to
speak to you anymore.
You said that on the train too, Mon'.
She turns her back to Doggett, he rolls
his eyes and looks at Brad. Brad shrugs his shoulders. Doggett looks
over at Scully, she's studying the map of the metro that is plastered
above the train door. She looks confused. She speaks quietly to Skinner
who is standing next to her. Doggett is about to say something to
her, but feels if he did, he'd be interrupting them, so he doesn't.
He looks away from them and is surprised to see Mulder just inches
from his face.
Doggett takes a step back, Mulder is way
I studied French you know.
Yeah... so did I.
Oh oui! Ca veut dire que to peux me
comprendre, non? Bien, ou est-ce qu'on
veut diner ce soir... au restaurant, dans un
bar... ou a McDonalds?
Sorry. I didn't study that kind of French.
Scully has overheard this.
What do you mean by that, John?
What other kind of French do they
teach in schools? Cajun?
I studied Spanish. French was an
Doggett laughs and rubs the back of his neck.
So you do know some?
Let's just say back then, it was practically my native tongue.
(pretends to understand)
Doggett laughs to himself.
You don't get it, do you?
I think I do. The family name Doggett must
be a French name, right?
That's not what I meant.
Then what did you mean?
Think about it.
He winks at her.
Scully gives him a look. French is French,
INT. LOCAL HOTEL - DINING ROOM - 7 P.M.
This isn't a well-known or expensive hotel.
Krycek and Marita are seated at a table near the center of the small
room. There are only two other tables occupied. The room is warn in
atmosphere and laidback. The lights are dimmed and each table is lit
by a candle.
Krycek and Marita have just finished their
dinner and are eating their desert. From the look of it, they haven't
said anything in quite some time.
Thank you for coming with me to Paris.
You've really helped lift my spirits after
everything that has happened to me.
I wouldn't have had it any other way.
That's what I love about you the most.
The way you pretend to be so egocentric, but
when it comes to those you really care about
you never put yourself first.
Hey, I can't help but love me and I
can't help loving you.
He smiles at her and she blushes and lowers
So what do we want to do tonight?
Well, I'm exhausted from touring museums
all day. Maybe we can take one of those boat
tours on the River Seine.
That sounds romantique! Let's do it.
Do it? On a boat? On a public tour?
He smiles at her jokingly.
Oh Alex! You can be so naughty!
She laughs devilishly and then takes a
bite of her creme brulle.
I hate to bring this up right bow, but did
you let someone know we were coming here?
Maybe we should call Mulder, let him know
where we are... you know how much he panics
when he doesn't know where I am.
Whatever. Just make sure that Monica doesn't
come with him here, she'll probably kill me.
I'm betting Monica is already back in D.C.
by now, she and Brad.
Krycek pulls out his cell phone and dials
Mulder's and his home number. No answer, their answering maching picks
God, I need to change the message
on our answering machine.
Is it the "one and only sex God" one?
INT. HOTEL ROOM (ROYAL MAGDA HOTEL) -
Mulder, Skinner and Scully are in one
room that is joined to another room that Monica, Brad and John are
in. The door that joins the two rooms is open.
Mulder, next time we take the
metro, I'm not listening to you.
It's not my fault I got our stop confused
with one way across town.
If you would learn how to read like a regular
human being, we wouldn't have thought we
were at the right stop, and therefore would
not have wandered around wondering why
we were not seeing our hotel.
Scully walks in between them, heading to
Monica, Brad and John's room. She knocks on the door upon seeing them
talking quietly amongst themselves.
Are we plotting to take Mulder out?
Doggett is first to speak, he quickly moves
away from Monica and Brad. He looks suspicious.
No, we were just uh-
-I made them kiss and make up.
Scully walks into the room.
Sure... and that's why John is scratching
the back of his neck again, right?
Upon hearing that, Doggett stops itching
his neck and looks at his hand as if he were scolding it.
Ok so... did anyone bring earplugs?
Stop mimicking me!
Stop mimicking me!
Grow up you guys.
Grow up you guys.
Doggett stops suddenly, realizing he had
just mimicked Brad Follmer and how dumb he sounded doing this anyway.
He quickly walks away.
I thought you two made up?
Oh they did, they just love to fight each other.
In the BACKGROUND we see Doggett hit Monica's
arm, she hits him back. While their immature fight continues, we continue
with Brad and Scully's conversation.
So... no earplugs?
Oh well, I'll attempt to sleep with
my head under the pillow.
Mulder snores that loud?
No. Walter does.
Brad never would have suspected. They turn
to watch Monica and John.
It is not my fault that some hooker
hit on you twenty years ago!
Yes, it is!
So then is it my fault that you paid
for sex with her?!
No! You were a manwhore!
Yeah, well... you were fat!
The room goes dead quiet. Scully coughs.
Well, that'll be my cue to leave.
Scully returns to her's, Walter and Mulder's
I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris with my Super Buddies.
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles...
Very good Mulder. I think the French members
of Super Buddies will love that rendition of "I Love Paris".
Skinner watches Scully enter the room,
rubbing her forehead and then enter the bathroom. He excuses himself
from Mulder's presence and goes to check on her.
He knocks on the bathroom door. Scully
opens it, she's brushing her teeth.
Scully holds up her index finger, and turns
to spit in the sink.
Just have a headache.
I can help that.
Could you? Thanks.
Scully goes back to the sink and rinses
her mouth with water. Then she and Skinner walk into the other room.
Mulder continues to sing, actually not with actual words but mumbling
Mumdee ahh tooti la la la
See ik ah dah toto da da da
Mum mum muuuummmm
Da kla de hadee doo!
Ok, where's your Tylenol?
Skinner sits down on one of the beds. He
motions for her to join him.
Head massage, works everytime.
Scully crawls onto his bed and lies her
head in his lap. He starts to give her a head massage.
Mulder looks on, curious as ever.
Scully, aren't you with...?
Mulder points to the room Doggett is in.
And Walter aren't you with Marita?
Guys, why are you back together...?
INT. HOTEL ROOM (ROYAL MAGDA) - 1 A.M.
Scully fell asleep in Skinner's bed, he
lies next to her. His arm is draped over her waist. We pan around
the room and see that Mulder isn't in his bed. We see him sitting
on the window ledge, he's on his cell phone.
Yeah. I've got a handful of sugar cubes.
(beat) Yeah, ok next drunk passerby.
A few moments pass and then suddenly Mulder
starts chucking sugar cubes at some drunk Parisien below.
Mangez du sucre! Arschkopf!
Arschkopf is German, not French you idiot.
(heavy French accent/angry)
Your mother wears army boots!
Suddenly the Drunkard takes off his shoes
and attempts to throw them up at Mulder.
Mulder falls backward onto the floor. We
hear Krycek laughing hard through Mulder's phone.
Mulder grabs Skinner's underwear from
his suitcase, gets onto his knees and inches back over toward the
He throws Skinner's underwear out the window.
Suddenly the door flies open and Monica
stands in the doorway. She looks tired and irritated. Mulder hasn't
noticed her, he's still giggling.
Mulder stops giggling and turns around
to face her.
Oh, hi Monica. Did you come to join
our slumber party?
Shut up, Mulder. You've annoyed me
and several other people too much. I
want to sleep. Stop throwing things
at drunk people.
But it's fun, you should join me.
He gives her a goofy smile. She glares
at him, then leaves the room.
INT. DOGGETT/MONICA/BRAD'S HOTEL ROOM
(tired/just woke up)
What's going on...?
Doggett looks at her, encouraging her to
Oh ya know... he's throwing underwear
out the window at people. (beat/joking) Oh and
your girlfriend is in the arms of Walter Skinner.
She's not my girlfriend yet. (beat)
She's in Skinner's arms?
Monica nods her head and crawls into bed
What does that mean? They're back together?
I don't know but they both look
mighty comfy spooned up.
Doggett sits up straight, more alert.
What do I do?
Not that. What do I do about Dana?
Stop wasting time.
Yeah, and trust me on this Johnny,
Dana doesn't want to be with Walter
she wants to be with you.
(getting worked up)
Then what about what you saw?!
I don't know! Go to sleep!
Doggett stands up, and runs his fingers
through his hair.
Should I go in there and pretend to be sick?
And then she will realize that you aren't
an honest man and that you're just like
everyone else she's been with... desperate
to be with her.
I'm not desperate for her.
That's not what your tone of voice
makes it sound like.
Do you want her because it's been
about ten years since you've been
intimate with anyone?
What the hell do you mean by that?
No, you meant something by that.
No. I didn't.
Yes you- (sighs) Mon' how do
you interpret what he said?
You haven't had sex since you and
Barbara got divorced. Dana has an
interesting reputation, but I don't think
you want her just for that. I know you too well.
I didn't mean sex. I said "intimate", meaning
allowing someone to become close to him
again - if not for the first time in his life.
John's been so closed off since Luke died...
I think he wants to take a step forward and
let Dana into his heart and his life and not
just on a surface level kind of way.
There's a quiet knock on their door and
Scully steps into the room.
Can I crash here? Mulder's yelling
incomprehensible nothings out the
window at the locals.
She looks at John - he's the only one standing.
Then she looks at Monica and Brad who are in bed.
Are we playing charades?
She goes over and sits on John's bed.
Doggett glares at Monica and Brad.
Monica bursts out laughing at Scully's guess
on what Doggett is. Doggett looks at Scully, a questioning look on his
From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Oh it's probably something relating to Paris...
I would do that... how about... I don't know
Rodin's "The Thinker"?
We aren't playing charades. Monica and
Mister Follmer were worring me about something.
Monica and Brad get back to going to sleep
in the background.
Scully stands up and goes to him, placing
her hand on his shoulder.
Doggett tenses up.
I thought I heard Brad say "Luke"...
It's not that.
What is it?
Doggett sighs and decides not to B.S. anymore.
Are you and Walter workin' on
getting back together?
In the background we see Monica open one
eye upon hearing John ask Scully this question.
No. (beat) What made you think that?
(points at Monica)
What about Monica?
She said you two were sleepin'
in the same bed.
Because Mulder tends to drool and
flail his arms about.
She said you were uh... (quieter) spoonin'.
Doggett is uncomfortable, he rubs the back
of his neck and looks down at his feet.
Scully waits a few beats before she responds.
She has taken notice of Doggett's reaction to her and Skinner. She
reaches out and lifts John's head up so she can look him in the eyes.
John... nothing is going on between Walter and I.
She locks her eyes with his and is silent.
A few beats later John looks away and
looks at Monica and Brad, they are sleeping.
You stayin' here the rest of the night?
Scully nods her head "yes".
How about we get some sleep then. I'm
sure Mulder is going to keep us busy tomorrow.
Scully laughs quietly, John is probably
Plus we don't want to wake up Brad and Mon'.
She heads over to John's bed.
Is it all right if I take the left side?
Sure, I always sleep on the right anyway.
Scully crawls in and waits until John is
in before shutting off the light. Doggett rolls over closer to Scully,
but is unsure if he should put his arm around her or not, so he doesn't.
DISSOLVE CUT: NEXT DAY
INT. ROYAL MAGDA DINING ROOM - 8 A.M.
Mulder is seated alone at a table, eating
a breakfast. Before he knows it, Krycek and Marita have entered the
room and have joined him.
Hey guys! Did you have a hard time
finding this cozy hotel?
Of course not, your directions were so good!
Where's everyone else?
Everyone else is still sleeping.
Did you find out what I asked you to find out?
Oh no... I forgot.
So we don't know if Monica and Brad
will mind doing touristy things with Marita?
Why wouldn't they? Well besides the fact
I'm upset with Monica for taking my man
away from me. You know I think Dana has
gotten her into that since Dana does it to
me all the time.
Marita. Don't be mean to Mon' and Dana.
You know very well that they are your friends.
I don't care! They are an inconvenience to
my life. Because of them I can't get my way.
Like when I wanted to have Baby Girl Night.
Baby Girl Night? I wouldn't have
let you have your way with that either.
Then you're a mean bozo!
She stands up and storms away, stomping
her little feet.
Where is she going so angrily?
Probably to go pout outside the hotel.
EXT. NOTRE DAME - 4 P.M.
Monica, Brad, Krycek, Scully, Doggett
and Skinner are posing for a picture in front of this gothic cathedral.
Their arms are around those next to them.
Mulder is trying to communicate with an
older man (Francois) to take a picture of all of them so Mulder can
be in the photo too.
Camera. Me with them.
Mulder points to everyone and then to himself.
Then he points at his camera and then at Francois.
If you do this Monsieur, I'll make
you a member of Super Buddies.
Super Buddies? Oh! Je connais
quelques gens qui sont Super Buddies!
(arms in air)
Mulder hops in place, as does Francois.
Brad looks to Monica.
Mulder's gonna hurt this poor old man.
This is so stupid, we've been standing
here posing for eight minutes now. We
could be halfway to the top of Notre Dame
if Mulder would have found someone who
Mulder knows French... maybe he forgot it.
(beat) John, you said something earlier
about being fluent... French was practically
Scully stops mid-sentence, realizing what
John had really meant by that since he actually studied Spanish. He
was fluent in french kissing.
(she feels stupid)
Doggett smiles at her, he can't believe
it took her this long to get that.
Do you get it now?
You were talking to her about
when you were a player?
As intriguing as it is to find out John
Doggett was a player. I'm going to go
to the top of this... uh... structure.
Skinner turns around and walks away. Right
as he does, Mulder runs to everyone else and stands next to Krycek.
Ok everyone. Francois - a new Super
Buddy - is going to take our picture. (beat)
One, two, three! FROMAGE!
Everyone smiles. Francois takes the picture
as it comes out of Mulder's polaroid camera, we hold on this image
INT. NOTRE DAME - BELL TOWER
The bell to Notre Dame is rather large
and is brown in color. All over the walls in this area, are signatuers
of previous visitors. Mulder is looking at this and is disappointed
How can people have no heart? Don't they
realize a historical monument when they see one?
He turns around to face Scully, she is
in the middle, near the bell. She's helping John cope with his fear
of being up this high.
Do you think this place looks like some
overpass bridge that teenagers use spray
paint to sign their names on?
Scully and Doggett aren't listening to
him. In the background we see Skinner stop mid-signature, he's using
a permanent marker to write "Walter, July 2003" on the wall. Mulder
A new group of people enter, Mulder motions
for us to follow him. He approaches this group suspiciously. He is
hopeful he will make a few more people members of Super Buddies.
Meanwhile at the top of Notre Dame, outside
the interior, Monica and Brad are enjoying the view of Paris. It's
a gloomy day, but that doesn't ruin their moods. They stand looking
out on Paris, holding hands.
They are like this for several minutes
until Skinner comes and joins them.
Whatever you do, don't tell Mulder you
signed your name on the wall down there.
Brad looks at him and raises an eyebrow.
Is he lecturing people about that?
No, he's trying to reign in more
Super Buddies members.
How many members are there?
Nancy, Francois, Sara, Nathan, Naoko,
Jeremy, Allison, Amy, Jennifer, Patrick,
Lisa, Nadia, Cerasi, Cassie, Kristi, Zeke,
Juliette, Elin, Dana, Marita, John, Alex,
Mulder, myself and of course you, Monica.
And I wouldn't be surprised if he got Brad
into it before we get back stateside.
No way. I don't like organized fun groups.
Brad and Skinner share a knowing look.
I know what you mean man.
There's a silent beat. Monica wonders what
"fun group" these two are referring to.
Walter, do you know if Dana
is helping John get up here?
No, John decided he wanted to
go back down and get something
to drink at a cafe.
Brad suddenly starts to chuckle. Monica
and Skinner give him a strange look.
Sorry, I'm just thinking about how
we decided to have dinner on the
Eiffel Tower tonight.
Why's that funny?
Brad keeps laughing.
If John was afraid to come up here, how
in the world is he going to get on that tower?
Monica points ahead of them. Off in the
distance they see the Eiffel Tower, standing tall in the Paris skyline.
Skinner laughs as well.
Guess John will just have to stay on the ground
with Mulder, since Mulder is banned from tall structures.
Banned from tall structures?
Yeah, ever since the Saint Louis Gateway Arch
Incident of 1993, Mulder has been banned from
buildings or architecture higher than six stories.
Marita got the ban approved internationally the
following year for fear that Mulder would one day
do something drastic while searching for his wife in Europe.
He has a wife in Europe? I don't think I know
Fox Mulder anymore.
There are so many things you don't know about Mulder.
INT. ROYAL MAGDA HOTEL - MONICA/BRAD/JOHN'S
ROOM - 6:30 P.M.
Brad and John are dressed in nice black
suits, all ready to go out to dinner. Monica is in the bathroom changing
into nice clothes.
Now John, if you laugh at what
I'm wearing you won't be able
to sit down for weeks.
Doggett rolls his eyes.
So, do you know what you're
going to say to her?
No. To Dana. We are going to your
ideal setting tonight.
Oh... I don't know if it's the right time
in our friendship to ask her out.
Monica steps out of the bathroom. She's
wearing a navy blue dress.
Not the right time in your friendship? John, pardon
me if this comes off rude, but your chicken shit.
Just then Scully comes dancing into the
room, humming "La Vie En Rose". She goes up to John and takes his
hand in hers and tries to dance with him.
Well aren't we in a good mood this evening?
Scully stops dancing and looks at Brad.
I can't help it, there's something in the
air, I have a feeling tonight is going to be wonderful.
She looks at John and smiles. Monica elbows
Brad and they share a smile.
(walks into the room)
Ok. Since this is a formal restaurant we're
going to, I think we all need to have a date.
So I'm guessing Monica and Brad, Dana and
John, myself and Marita and Mulder and (giggles) Walter.
Speaking of Marita... where is she?
What do you mean "where is she"?
She's been here in Paris with me.
There's a tap on his shoulder, he turns
and sees Mulder.
Actually, Alex... Marita got mad at breakfast
and left you. We don't know where she is.
Krycek is paralyzed. How did he
not realize Marita wasn't with him all day long?
So it looks like you, myself and Da SkinMan
will be going together... as a threesome.
Off Krycek's terrified look...
EXT. EIFFEL TOWER - 7:15 P.M.
The gang has arrived at the base of the
It's taller than I thought.
He stands looking up at it.
Let's get in line.
They all go in line to wait to get on the
What about tickets?
They look at him blankly.
Why do we need tickets?
To go up onto this monument.
They all get it now, Krycek goes over and
hands Brad a few French francs. Brad gives him a weird look.
There ya go.
Krycek smiles at him.
What's this for?
Duh! French francs.
You do know they use the Euro, right?
Brad shakes his head.
Everyone else gives him some of their own
Euros they had exchanged earlier in their trip. Brad goes off to buy
She smiles at him.
This is your setting.
She nudges him with her elbow.
It's higher than you thought, isn't it?
Monica gives him a look.
Ok, just a little.
But "height will not be a problem", right?
(beat) That's what you said.
She smiles at him again, hoping her smile
will detensify him, he seems uptight and nervous.
It's your destiny.
Mulder comes up to them.
Hey guys, I was wondering if you could
do me a favor when you get up there.
Monica and John look at him, not sure of
what's to come.
Since I'm not allowed on tall structures,
I was wondering if you guys could spit for me.
They look at him blankly, unable to determine
if he's kidding or being serious.
Yeah, it's always been something
I've wanted to do. (beat/begging) Please...
Sure, we will.
Golly! Thanks guys!
He jumps in place and then skips away.
Skinner and Scully come up to Monica and John.
I'm afraid to ask why Mulder
is skipping away.
Let me guess. He wants you
guys to spit for him?
How did you guess?
He wanted us to do it too.
Brad returns to them with their tickets.
He looks around.
They all look around, they don't see him
Well, I see some police lights over there.
She points towards one of the legs of the
Eiffel Tower. They all look in the direction she is pointing. Sure
enough, there are police. Krycek is trying to climb up the Eiffel
Tower and he's been caught.
(as if she's dealt wit this before)
What is he doing?
He's an idiot. (beat) Why would
anyone try to climb up the Eiffel Tower?
Especially someone with his
lack of endurance.
They head over to where the police are
trying to get Krycek down.
But it's cheaper this way?
The police shout something up at him in
No parlez! Besides if I fall and die,
it's not like you have to take a pay
cut, I'm an American-Russian citizen!
The police yell up at him again. Scully
passes the police.
Alex! Get down now!
Why? This way is cheaper!
This is exactly what happened
to Mulder in 1993!
You don't want to be banned
from tall structures doo, do you?
Not really, but this is cheaper!
Everyone is watching this scene.
Alex! Someone might get hurt!
Get down here now!
Krycek says nothing, he's thinking.
Ok, I will!
-But only if you flash me!
Scully rolls her eyes.
Fine! I will! Now get down here!
Krycek makes his way down. Once he's down
safely, he goes over to Scully, eyeing her up and down with a perverted
smirk on his face.
Ok. Show me what you're made of.
She walks back to everyone else. Krycek
Did you really think I would flash you?
I'm down here aren't I?
She gives him a look.
I don't wanna pay for an elevator
ride and an expensive dinner.
You aren't, I paid for your ticket.
He smiles at Brad and gets into the line,
cutting in front of people.
I do expect you to pay me back.
INT. EIFFEL TOWER - FIRST FLOOR - RESTAURANT
- 7:45 P.M.
The group is lead to their table by a
waiter. They are seated by a window that looks out on the city of
Paris. Since it is late, we can see the Arc de Triomphe in the distance,
it has been lit for the night.
The waiter hands everyone a menu. Time
passes as they look over the selections.
Escargots... I've heard of that. I think
I'll have that, seems pretty French to me.
Do you know what it is?
What do you think I am? Dumb?
I'm Russian, you don't think I've
eaten snails before? Geez.
I was just making sure. Once Marita and I
ate at a French restaurant and she ordered
it and I assumed she knew what she had
ordered. She got it and was disgusted...
Complete waste of money.
Are you sure she didn't order it on purpose,
knowing she didn't like it, just to waste your money?
(reaches and holds her hand)
Dana... you don't have to be bitter about Marita
anymore. She and I were a mistake. I realize
that now. (beat) And I realize the mistake I
made by ruining what I had with you and-
(doesn't like how this discussion is going)
-SO! Dana, that's a pretty dress on you, really
shows off your eyes-
-And her cleavage.
Krycek gets disapproving looks from everyone.
Krycek rolls his eyes and then suddenly
they pop wide open again. What he sees and no one else, is Mulder,
outside the window, mouthing off the words "help me".
Oh my God!
You apologize to Dana.
Krycek stands up.
(to Scully, doesn't look at her)
Krycek walks away from the table and leaves
Still unknown to everyone, Mulder moves
away from the window and out of view of Scully, Doggett, Monica, Brad
Dana, do you know if Alex sees a shrink?
(overreacting/didn't hear Mon' right)
Yes! I do see a sex shrink. I can't help it
if I flaunt myself! I've been doing it since I was
young! My shrink and I are working on toning
down my everyday sexuality.
Umm... we weren't asking about your shrink -
no matter how interesting that story may be.
Mon' was asking if Alex is seeking professional help.
Oh. (beat) No, he isn't.
You're seeing that sex shrink again?
I thought you stopped going to him
once we got engaged.
Yeah, but then we weren't engaged and
I became more... outgoing. Well, I guess...
that's what Dr. Kinkleman said.
Scully looks to Doggett and Brad.
(to John and Brad)
Remember when I dressed Mon' for that date
with Josh? She was almost sexually assaulted
because I dressed her up slutty, like me. I
can be so horrible.
The waiter returns and takes their orders.
They are exiting the restaurant. Monica
and Brad go off together. Skinner, Scully and Doggett linger, wondering
what to do next.
I wonder where Krycek and Mulder are.
Mulder didn't come up with us.
What's the story with his ban?
His tendancy to climb up tall
buildings and get stuck, endangering himself.
Scully walks off to go stand at the side
of the Eiffel Tower... alone. Skinner and Doggett look at each other.
Each asking the other silently who will join Scully. Skinner coughs
and goes to join her.
We stay with Doggett, he watches Dana
and Skinner interact. Scully turns to face Skinner, she takes his
hands in hers and speaks to him. It must be serious, based upon the
expressions on their faces. Skinner nods his head, showing understanding
with what she's telling him. They stand there and before leaving her
side, Skinner hugs her. Skinner walks back toward Doggett.
(to Doggett as he passes him)
She wants to talk to you...
Skinner passes Doggett and goes to lean
on the rail at the interior of the tower. He looks down at the people
Doggett looks back at Skinner and then
to Scully. He puts his hands in his pockets and walks to her side.
He makes sure not to look out on the city so the height doesn't bother
Walter said you wanted to talk to me?
Scully smiles at him.
Not so much talk as I want you by
my side. (beat/looks out on city)
Paris is so beautiful at night, don't you think?
Ok. Johnny this is it, make your move.
Doggett moves closer to Scully and takes hold of her hand.
Dana... I've been thinking lately...
Scully turns to face him, a smile on her
face. She has a feeling of what is coming next.
Uncomfortable about what to say next,
Doggett looks down - catching a glimpse of Paris from a high point.
Oh. My. God. He is up so high. His eyes go wide, this is much higher
than he expected. What if he gets dizzy and falls and somehow slips
and plumets to the ground and dies? What if no one were thre to catch
him or keep him from falling. To Doggett, his surroundigs begin to
spin, he lets go of Scully's hand and traps her in between himself
and the rail when he grabs it with both hands to help maintain his
A few quiet beats pass. Scully looks at
Doggett hasn't moved or blinked in quite
John, are you all right? (beat/no answer)
Why don't we get you back on the ground.
She attempts to move his hands, they are
white from the pressure of his grip.
Johnny, sweetie. Why don't you shut
your eyes and visualize the Kansas
plains... forget where you really are.
(eyes wide open/shakey voice)
As Scully tries to help Doggett off the
rail. And Doggett's perfect setting moment to ask her out ruined,
from his fear of heights. We join Skinner...
Skinner is still looking down at the ground.
He quickly looks both ways and spits over the side. He watches his
spit as it falls to the ground.
Skinner turns around startled. He sees
Kim Cook, his assistant.
Kim? What are you doing here?
Skinner eyes her from head to toe. Her
red hair is highlighted by the dark brown dress she is wearing. She
looks beautiful. She smiles at him.
I was taking my two week vacation. You?
Walter can't help but smile at her. She
really does look beautiful, something he had never exactly noticed
Well, it's rather complicated. We
all went to England for Marita's
wedding to A.D. Follmer-
-Oh yes, I saw what happened on
the news. The Queen fainted, right?
Yeah. (beat) Marita and Krycek ran
off here with everyone's tickets back
Oh. (beat) Have you done much site seeing?
Not as much as I'd like to.
Would you like to join me tomorrow?
I was planning on going to the Sacre Coeur.
Yeah, I'd love to. (beat)
Where are you staying?
At Le Petit Hotel de Paris.
Ok, I'll pick you up tomorrow
morning. What time is good for you?
He smiles at her.
Meanwhile... Krycek has found his way
up the Eiffel Tower so he can talk to Mulder, who is still stuck on
the tower's edge.
I can't believe this is bothering you.
Those were the last Lucky Charms.
That was this morning!
Get over it!
I thought you weren't
allowed on tall structures!
Yeah well! I wouldn't be up here
if it weren't for you!
Don't blame this on me!
Don't eat my Lucky Charms!
I'm going to just because
you told me not to!
Mulder gets very upset with this and accidentally
lets go of the Eiffel Tower. He's falling.
(looking over the edge)
Mulder continues to fall, screaming "whoa!"
on his way down.
Meanwhile, Scully and Doggett are sitting
at a small table at the base of the Eiffel Tower.
Are you ok?
Doing better now that I'm
on the ground. (beat) Thank
you for saving me from falling
off the Eiffel Tower.
John, it's rare that anyone will
fall off. It's protected.
On cue, Mulder comes crashing down next
to their table.
Doggett and Scully look over in shock.
Doggett looks at Scully with wide eyes.
Oh my God! Mulder?
Mulder sits up, shakes his head to clear
it. He gets up and slowly walks away. He's going to be ok. Not even
one broken bone.
Scully looks over at Doggett, she doesn't
know what to think of this incident.
See, even if you did fall, you would be ok.
He's like a frickin' cartoon!
We should check on him.
She and Doggett get up and go to Mulder.
INT. TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER
Brad and Monica have found their way away
from the group. No one else is up there except a few employees. Brad
and Monica are looking out over the city.
It's so nice up here.
He wraps his arms around Monica.
(softly in her ear)
I've been thinking...
... about us.
What about us?
There is a beat before anyone says anything.
Will you marry me?
Monica turns to face him, she's speechless.
Brad digs in his pant pocket and retrieves a ring box. He opens it
for her. She sees a diamond engagement ring.
(in awe/ tears in eyes)
Oh my God...
She kisses him for a few beats.
Is that a "yes"?
He smiles at her. Monica nods her head
"yes". She's close to crying. Brad places the ring on her finger,
then leans in to give her another kiss.
EXT. EIFFEL TOWER - ON GROUND
Mulder is seated in a chair, Scully is
checking him over. Doggett, Krycek and Skinner are standing around
How in the world did you
accomplish this, Mulder?
It was my big stunt.
It wasn't a stunt you idiot, you fell.
Where are Mon' and Brad?
I don't know. Probably still up there.
On cue, a happy Brad and Monica got off
There they are. Do you think they
know about my stunt?
Monica and Brad come up to the group. Both
are smiling, holding hands.
Did you see my stunt?
Brad turns to Doggett, Scully and Skinner.
Do we want to know
what his "stunt" is?
Mulder climbed up the
tower and fell.
Yeah, it was my big stunt.
Anyway, it's getting late, we
should probably go.
Yeah, I'm getting kind of tired.
(beat) Mulder's big stunt was that exciting.
See, it was a stunt. Scully said so.
Krycek sneers at him. They all start to
walk back to the metro station.
Monica goes up to John, he's trailing
behind. Looking mighty mopey
On you asking Dana out.
(mad at himself)
I freaked and couldn't.
(mad at himself)
It's all your fault.
Brad looks back at them.
You didn't do any strange hypnosis
on me to get rid of my fear of heights.
You don't believe in that!
No you wouldn't.
Yes I would. (beat) This is all
your fault. Because of you,
Paris is ruined.
He walks away faster. Monica is in shock,
her pace slowing. Brad goes up to her.
Don't let him bother you.
He puts his arms around her.
INT. METRO TRAIN - 10:38 P.M.
The train car is empty. Everyone is sitting
on seats except for Krycek. Krycek has a silly grin on his face. Mulder
is watching him, holding his mouth, trying not to giggle.
We notice that Krycek has his prosthetic
arm on, and it's "holding" onto the rail above him.
Alex? Why don't you sit down.
No one else is on this train.
Mulder giggles, for he knows all too well
what is coming once the metro starts moving. The train slightly moves
The train suddenly flies forward, causing
Krycek to fall backwards, leaving his arm hanging on the rail.
Mulder starts laughing and pointing at
Ha! Ha! That was so funny! Ha! Ha!
No one else is laughing, this is stupid.
Alex is on the dirty floor, flailing about as if his real arm had
torn off. Once Mulder and Krycek realize no one is laughing they stop.
Have we performed that stunt
for you guys before?
No one answers him. They are all looking
behind Mulder and Krycek at something else.
Mulder and Krycek slowly turn around and
see a large group of people, specifically a street gang.
Krycek quickly gets up off the floor.
The gang members make their way towards
This is our train car.
Are you in Super Buddies?
The gang looks at him. The Gang Leader
pulls out a knife.
Do you know what we do to
people who are on our train?
The leader is making his way to Mulder,
who is about to wet himself.
The Gang Leader is now in Mulder's face.
We gut them like a fish.
The Gang Leader threateningly puts the
knife near Mulder's abdomen.
(about to cry)
Monica stands up and pushes the Gang Leader
away from Mulder.
Mon', sit down.
She doesn't listen to him.
Leave him alone. You don't
own this train car.
Who are you bitch?
He puts the knife up to Monica. Like the
strong Reyes that Monica is, she doesn't show fear or back down.
Back off before you get hurt.
The Gang Leader sneers at her.
Sit down Mon'.
Don't fuck with the Jaws of Hell.
With that, he throws his knife down into
Monica's foot. Her eyes go wide and she looks down at her foot. She
bends down and pulls the knife out. She holds it up in a threatening
way to the Gang Leader.
Yeah, well... don't fuck with a Reyes.
Mulder covers his mouth in shock that she
used such a colorful word.
To much of everyone's surprise, the Gang
Leader and his goons back off.
You're a Reyes?
Monica stares him down.
(to his goons)
Let's get out of here.
The gang quickly flee out of the train
car. Monica stays in her position, not moving.
Yay for Super Buddies!
Scully goes up to Monica and helps her
We should take you to a hospital.
What kind of family do you have?
The train stops and as quickly as they
can, they get off the train.
You're so brave, Monica.
You saved my life.
He happily gives her a hug, accidentally
stepping on her injured foot.
Injured foot, Mulder! Injured foot!
They head out of the metro and to a hospital.
TIME CUT TO:
INT. SCULLY/SKINNER/MULDER'S HOTEL ROOM
- 11:59 P.M.
Scully, Skinner, Mulder and Krycek are
sitting quietly on one of the beds. From the other room they can hear
Monica and Doggett having another argument.
Stop blaming everything on me!
It's all your fault! You did it
on purpose for your own amusement!
Monica says something that they cannot
hear. A door slams and all is quiet.
I don't like it when they fight.
It's very un-Super Buddy of them.
Meanwhile, in Doggett, Brad and Monica's
room. Doggett and Brad stand alone.
Brad waits a beat before speaking again.
Allowing Doggett time to calm down.
I know you are mad at yourself, but
stop projecting your anger onto Monica.
I'm not projecting anything onto Monica.
Doggett sits down. Brad waits for him to
calm down and come to the realization that yes, indeed, he does
project his problems onto Monica.
This is a long beat of silence.
Say something, Brad.
I'm waiting for you to come to a realization.
Brad sits down.
After a beat, Doggett speaks up.
I know it's not Monica's fault
that I couldn't ask Dana out tonight.
It's just... it's just...
"It's just" what, John?
I can't admit to her that
it's all my fault.
Doggett shrugs. He doesn't know.
Don't you think you should apologize
to her and let her know you don't
think it's her fault.
I can't do that.
I don't know.
They sit there in silence for another while.
You and Monica are friends, right?
You don't like to hurt your
friends, do you?
Do you realize that when you say
things like what you've said to
tonight, to Monica, that it hurts her?
Doggett looks up at him.
Reyes' don't get their feelings hurt.
Then why is she not here?
Doggett looks at him. He knows why she's
I should go find her and apologize, right?
Brad nods his head. Doggett stands up and
gets his coat.
In the other room, Scully, Skinner, Mulder
and Krycek have their ears on the door that joins the two rooms.
Brad should definately be in Super
Buddies. (beat) He's fixed a John and
Mulder is very impressed by this.
EXT. HOTEL - 12:22 A.M.
Monica is standing outside the hotel,
very upset at what John has blamed her for. She's so upset that she
is smoking a cigarette.
Doggett exits the hotel. Monica doesn't
That's a nasty habit.
Monica quickly throws her cigarette, acting
like she wasn't smoking.
(upset with him)
What do you want?
Monica says nothing.
It's not your fault, ok? I'm
the one who freaked out.
Why do you blame me for
everything bad that happens?
I don't know.
They stand in silence for a beat.
Mon', I don't want to fight
anymore. (beat) Can we have a truce?
As long as you stop blaming me for
things. (beat) Tonight was so perfect,
and then you come along and ruin it
by blaming me for your fear of heights.
(beat) Believe it of not, John, but It
does hurt my feelings.
Doggett looks down.
Above them, watching out of a hotel window
are Mulder, Krycek and Scully.
I hope they make up.
They see Monica and Doggett continue to
talk, then they hug.
Quiet please, I'm trying to sleep...
Sorry... they just became friends again.
Good for them. Can we all sleep now?
All three of them move away from the window.
Scully goes over to the bed where Skinner is. Mulder goes to his own
bed, leaving Krycek standing in the middle of the room.
Where do I sleep?
Krycek looks over at Mulder. Mulder smiles
at him, then pats the other side of the bed, daring Krycek to come
No way. Mulder has an
abnormal drooling problem.
Krycek grabs a pillow and takes the blanket
off of Mulder's bed. Krycek decides to take the floor.
I want my blankie back.
TIME CUT TO: NEXT DAY
EXT. ARC DE TRIOMPHE - 9 A.M.
Scully, Krycek and Doggett are standing
next to the Eternal Flame of the Unknown Soldier. Monica and Brad
aren't witht them, they decided to go to the top of the arc.
No one knows, he was with them when they
got there earlier. Since neither Scully nor Doggett answered him,
Krycek walks off in search of Mulder.
Once Krycek is away, Scully takes a step
closer to Doggett and holds his hand. He looks down at her, unsure
of her intentions. She smiles at him.
Are you sure you don't want to go
up and surprise Monica?
No, I'm quite comfortable here on
the ground. (beat) I hope I'm not
keepin' you from enjoying the monument.
What's not to enjoy? I'm keeping
you company... in Paris... at the
Arc de Triomphe.
She looks away from him and lets out a
happy sigh. Her eyes drift upward to look at the giant flag of France
that is hanging from the middle of the monument.
Tell me I'm dreaming...
Scully reaches up and pushes Doggett's
head up so he can look up at the flag of France.
Hanging onto the flag for dear life, is
Mulder. The flag is swaying back and forth dangerously.
Just let go Mulder!
Just do it!
No! This is scary! How
scary would falling be?!
You did it last night and you were higher!
I don't want to pee my pants!
A crowd has begun to gather around - some
are wearing Super Buddies t-shirts.
An elderly woman standing next to Dana
and John questions.
His parents aren't doing a very good
job with him. This child should be disciplined.
Mulder, sweetie, honey, darling
cupcake, cookie! Why don't you let
go and your fellow Super Buddies
will catch you!
He lets go, no one had time to prepare
to catch him. He falls and rolls, his arm taking out the Eternal Flame
of the Unknown Soldier.
Are you that boy's mother?
You should really keep a
better eye on your children.
Scully rolls her eyes and ignores her.
She goes to Mulder's side.
Yeah. I didn't even burn my
hadn when I put out that flame.
Scully's eyes go wide.
We need a lighter!
No one budges, doesn't anyone have a lighter?
This is Paris. Doggett goes to her and hands her a lighter. She quickly
re-lights the flame.
Nope. The lighter is Mon's.
TIME CUT: 11 A.M.
Mulder, Krycek, Scully, Doggett, Monica
and Brad are eating lunch. No one has noticed that Skinner is missing.
Skinner snuck out of the hotel early to meet with Kim Cook.
Hey. Wait a minute. Where's Marita?
She's sitting next to me.
I didn't know Marita joined us yet.
She had breakfast with Alex and I
yesterday morning... then she got
mad and left! Oh no! We lost Marita!
And Walter. Didn't you notice he's
not with us either?
Typical man, he probably ran off with
Marita and they are having an affair again.
That's not fair to assume.
Once a cheater, always a cheater.
Skinman isn't with anyone right now so
even if he were with Marita it wouldn't be cheating.
INT. TRAIN STATION - 12:22 P.M.
The gang is boarding a train to go to
Switzerland to look for Marita.
They take their seats in a private cabin.
They are quiet as they wait to leave.
The train starts to move.
I hope Marita remembers where my
Swiss cabin is in the Alps... I love
her so much. I would die if anything
bad happened to her.
As the train passes through Paris, Edith
Piaff's "La Vie En Rose" plays. Doggett stares out the window
at the Eiffel Tower... if only...
Monica and Brad sit close together, his
arm around her. Monica is looking at the engagement ring on her hand.
Mulder is writing in his travel journal,
a quirky smile is on his face as he recalls the events that happened
to him in Paris.
Scully sits next to Doggett, she rests
her head on his shoulder to try to catch some sleep.
The song continues as the train heads
east to Switzerland.
TO BE CONTINUED...