Title: "In The Light"
Written by: Kristi
Air Date: March 28, 2005
Series: FRVS - Episode #148
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Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series
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.
faces the events that happened in Corona, New Mexico in 1971.
Previously on "Fox & Rat":
Carlos Reyes has gotten into a mess with his arch rival, Chino Gonzalez,
over guns and Monica has found herself caught in the middle. Luckily
for her, it was revealed that Robert Comer, her former New Orleans
FBI partner, is only working undercover with Carlos and Chino. But
back at Headquarters, no one knows where they are after Skinner's
New Mexico SWAT team was ambushed by the deadly and menacing, Enrique
Reyes, who is responsible for the bloody little massacre of Corona,
New Mexico in 1971, including the deaths of Monica's biological parents:
Alejandro and Carolina de Velázquez. And now, the only man
who knew the location of Chino Gonzalez has attempted suicide to keep
quiet, leaving Brad worried for the future of Monica Reyes...
INT. CHINO’S WAREHOUSE – NEW MEXICO –
MAY 10, 2005
Chino Gonzalez looks at Robert Comer,
having just hung up the phone with John Doe who was sent to kill Brad
He was unsuccessful. The Feds have him.
Chino starts to walk away from Comer.
Comer turns to face him as he leaves.
What does that mean for us?
Chino stops and turns to face Comer.
There was a trace on the call.
(beat) Once my partner shows up,
we’ll move out of here and they’ll
never find us.
Yes, I had to break him out of prison
yesterday. (beat) My only warning to
you: don’t cross him and you’ll live.
(beat) He kills with no mercy.
Chino walks away, leaving Comer to wonder
who the hell Chino’s partner is.
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM – FBI HEADQUARTERS
– 5:40AM EST
Paramedics rush into the room where Scully
is trying to save John Doe’s life.
Ma’am, please move.
Scully gets out of the way, and takes
hold of Brad’s arm to move him out of their way as well.
(demanding; to paramedics)
That man needs to live, he has
valuable information that we need.
The paramedics don’t even acknowledge
him and work on getting John Doe stable and in their control.
(softly to Brad)
Let’s get out of their way, Brad.
Brad doesn’t make eye contact with her.
He keeps his eyes locked on John Doe: the only man who knows where
Monica is. Scully starts to go to the door, pulling Brad with her.
He slowly follows.
INT. HALLWAY – CON’T
Scully takes Brad down the hallway, moving
him away from the room.
If we loose him, Dana, we may never
find Monica. I... (beat) I don’t want
to loose her again.
I know, Brad. They’re working on it.
(beat) But you need to keep it together.
We can’t loose you because of this. (beat)
I’m going to check up on the location that
he gave us and compare it to the location on
the trace. All right?
Brad nods his head.
What are you going to do?
She needs to keep him focused on his job.
I need to stay with them, here.
If they can get him stable and
talking, I need to be here to question.
Scully nods her head.
I’ll update you the moment
I get confirmation on the location.
Scully puts her hand on his shoulder,
hoping to give him strength to deal with this. She walks off, leaving
him alone in the hallway looking in on his only hope for finding Monica.
INT. FBI FIELD OFFICE – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
– 3:45AM MT
Skinner stands in the office talking to
Reports came back about the helicopter,
sir. (beat) It was shot down by a sniper.
Yes, a sniper gun was found on
a hill, with a good view on the
location to observe everything
that went down, sir. (beat) We’re
running the prints now.
Let me know when you find out
who it belonged to.
Skinner’s phone rings and Agent Wolfe
This is Skinner.
ALVIN KERSH (FILTERED)
This is Deputy Director Kersh.
(beat) How are things in New Mexico?
In all honesty, sir. (beat)
The shit’s hit the fan.
So I hear.
(anger in his voice)
Yes. We’re working on the
same case here. One of Mr.
Gonzalez’s men tried to kill
A.D. Follmer. (beat) And Skinner,
moving in with SWAT tonight was
a big mistake.
Kersh’s words are filled with anger, especially
the last part.
We’ve got a UC agent with them.
He’s been working them for six
months and you just compromised
his job. (beat) His name is Robert
Comer. He came to D.C. eight months
ago. Why were you not on top of everything?
Sir, I’m... I...
I don’t want to hear your
excuses for not doing your
job, Mr. Skinner. (beat) I’m
sending Agent Comer’s file to
you so you and your men know who
he is and don’t make another mistake.
(beat) You will clear this situation
up or I’ll be having your badge
for my breakfast. (beat) Also,
Enrique Reyes might be involved
The man responsible for slaughtering
an entire town there in New Mexico.
(beat) He’s been in prison since ‘71
and we just received word that he
has escaped from the Ultra Max in
Florence, Colorado. (beat) We’re
bringing in Antonio Reyes to help us
out with this situation.
Antonio Reyes, sir? Isn’t he in prison?
Yes he is. I’m having him released
to help us on this situation. He
know more about Enrique Reyes than
anyone else I know. (beat) There will
be a meeting between all of us via
satellite. (beat) Has Agent Doggett arrived yet?
Not yet, sir.
He’ll stay there to help your end.
And Skinner, you better keep me
informed of your progress out there.
Yes, sir. I will.
The phone goes dead on the other end.
Skinner has really created a situation. He takes a deep breath, to
address the room of the newest information he has received.
I need everyone’s attention! (beat)
I just received new information from
Headquarters that there is a UC agent
working this same case. His name is
Agent Robert Comer. His file is being
sent to us right now and you will all
learn his face so no mistakes happen.
Off Skinner addressing the room...
INT. SING SING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY –
NEW YORK – 6:00AM EST
Fox Mulder and Alex Krycek wait patiently
for the guards to bring inmate Antonio Reyes to them. Tension is thick
between Mulder and Krycek ever since Mulder confronted Krycek about
his involvement in Scully and Monica’s disappearance, and kicked him
out of the apartment claiming to never want to see him again. Unfortunately
for Mulder, he still has to work with Krycek.
Mulder has no regret about kicking Krycek
out. But it has been nagging him to know where Krycek is staying.
He’s probably living with Marita, but Mulder doesn’t believe Marita
would take him in. Not now. She needs her independence.
Where are you living now?
Oh, is this the beginning of
a conversation, Mulder?
I’m simply wondering where you
are so I know to avoid that area.
You’re little brother, Jeff, has
allowed me to crash at his place
for a while until I have time to
find my own apartment. (beat) After
all, you kicking me out came rather
”Unexpected”? Really? (beat) Come on
Krycek, you must have seen it coming.
Especially knowing you were stabbing
me and my friends in the back.
I made a mistake. Can’t you just forgive
me and move on?
The day that Dana forgives you for
what you had her go through, and the
day Monica forgives you for the loss
of her and Brad’s unborn child, that
will be the day I forgive you, Krycek.
Mulder glares at him, just as two guards
come through the doors with Antonio Reyes in their hands. Antonio
sees Alex Krycek and glares at him. Krycek watches, a little scared
because he is a Reyes Brother, and he’s glaring at him. But little
does he know, but Antonio is the good brother doing time so he can
get his name cleared and become a helpful aid for law enforcement.
However, that doesn’t change how Antonio feels about Krycek. He’s
spoken with his other brothers after Monica came back and knows about
what happened. He’s even had a few chats with Brad about this punk
too. He knows all that Krycek has done and does not like him one bit.
Lucky for Mulder, he knows that Antonio
is a good person wanting to clear his name since Monica has talked
about Antonio before to him.
We’ll need you to sign these release
forms, and then you’re free to go.
Mulder takes the forms and signs them,
as does Krycek. Antonio looks at Krycek, watching him sign the forms
to release him.
(handing the forms over)
Not a problem. Good luck.
Mulder and Krycek take hold of Antonio
and escort him out of the prison.
EXT. PRISON – CON’T
Once outside, Antonio breaks free of Krycek’s
grasp and gives him a glare.
You touch me again and I’ll
kill you. (beat) And don’t
try to convince yourself that
I won’t because I will. (beat)
I know what you did to my sister.
Antonio glares at Krycek. Krycek looks
to Mulder for help.
I agree with him.
Mulder glares at Krycek and puts Antonio
into the back of the bucar, and he and Krycek get in the front, Mulder
driving of course.
Mulder starts the car and drives off.
Krycek, un-cuff him.
He’s a prisoner.
Who’s going to help us.
(beat) Un-cuff him.
Alex, now is not the time
to make things difficult.
Mulder glares at him. Ever since he kicked
Krycek out of the apartment, they have had this tension between one
another. Mulder is sick of his bullshit and Krycek is sick of Mulder
telling him what to do in the office.
I’m not trying to be difficult.
I’m simply saying that it’s not
a good idea to un-cuff a criminal.
(beat) Especially since he just
threatened to kill me.
Then maybe I should put the cuffs
on you, is that what you’re saying?
You’re a criminal and you get
away with all sorts of-
-How about you both shut up and
listen to me. (beat) Enrique is
going to kill Monica and Carlos.
Don’t you think that’s a little
more important than fighting about
hand cuffs? (beat) Where are you
taking me anyway? D.C. is too far.
We’ll be taking you to the field
office in New York City, and via
satellite you’ll be aiding our
agents in D.C. and New Mexico.
Who will be in charge in those locations?
A.D. Follmer in D.C. and A.D.
Skinner out in New Mexico.
Antonio nods his head and sits back. The
rest of the ride is in silence and Mulder and Krycek don’t want to
talk to one another. They’d prefer to not work together, but they
can’t help that.
INT. CHINO’S WAREHOUSE – NEW MEXICO –
Comer is sitting at the table cleaning
his gun while waiting for Chino’s partner to show up so they can get
the hell out of there before the Feds find them. Chino comes up to
I want you to go get Monica and
Carlos. (beat) My partner is here.
Comer puts his gun away, having just finished
with it. He stands up and starts to head towards the stairs to go
Get Carlos first.
Does it really matter?
You do know that then I’d
have to drag him up the stairs
when I go to get his sister.
(beat) I don’t think that’s
a good idea. (beat) The two of
them could cause a lot of trouble.
Chino thinks about this. Comer is right,
Carlos would cause a problem, and there’s no doubt Monica would be
able to help out.
Fine. Get Monica first.
Comer nods his head and heads up the stairs.
INT. WAREHOUSE ROOM – CON’T
Monica is still tied up in the chair.
She’s much calmer now, knowing that Comer isn’t on Chino’s side and
that he’s undercover. Why wasn’t she able to see this before, especially
with her ability? She’s been wondering this for a long time now and
has come to the conclusion that she blocked it because of her job.
And in all honesty, that’s not the kind of thing you want to block.
This worries her since she could’ve killed him if she had the chance,
and then she’d be in a world of shit for killing one of her own.
The door opens and Comer comes in. He
shuts the door behind him and goes over to her. He starts to untie
Robert, what’s going on?
Chino told me to come get you.
(beat) His partner is coming.
He doesn’t have a partner.
I know, so I don’t know what
to expect from this. (beat) I’ve
done my homework on this guy,
and he’s never worked with a partner.
How long have you been doing this?
I’ve been with them six months.
You mean with Carlos?
I stumbled across Carlos when
he heard of my reputation with
other dealers. (beat) I wasn’t
supposed to make a deal with him
but it seemed right at the time.
(beat) Then Chino entered the picture
and Carlos told me about how Chino
wanted you. (beat) I knew you’d get
involved since Carlos is your brother,
so I stuck on the case.
Because of me?
Yeah. (beat) I haven’t heard from you
in years, Moni. I didn’t know what to
think. (beat) Then Carlos tells me you’ve
been missing and-
-Now is not the time to catch
up on old times, Robert.
Comer looks up into her eyes as he finishes
untying her feet from the chair.
He stands and goes behind her to untie
her hands. When he’s done with that, Monica stands up.
What are we going to do?
Go down there and see what’s
going on. (beat) We know nothing
about this situation now.
Comer takes hold of Monica’s hand and
pulls her closer to him. He looks deep into her soft brown eyes.
Like I said before, Moni... I’m
not going to let anything bad
happen to you. (beat) I promise.
Tears fill Monica’s eyes, as she feels
what his words mean. He looks at her with a worried expression and
pulls her into a much needed hug.
Don’t worry, Monica.
He kisses the top of her head.
I won’t let anything bad happen to you.
She pulls away from him and collects herself,
wiping her tears away. Comer squeezes her hand and gives her a reassuring
look. Neither one of them wants to be up here any longer because Chino
will get suspicious and who knows who could die then...
INT. WAREHOUSE – CON’T
Comer lets go of Monica’s hand and takes
hold of her arm as he walks her down the stairs and over to the room
where Carlos is being held.
Chino watches as the door to the warehouse
opens and Enrique Reyes enters. All of Chino’s goons move out of his
way. Enrique is a very large man, with a mean look on his face, long
dark hair pulled into a ponytail, and a muscular build to frighten
anyone. The only weapon he has on him is his knife, and it looks similar
to the knife he used back in 1971 when he killed all those innocent
people in Corona, New Mexico, including Monica and Carlos’s biological
parents: Alejandro and Carolina de Velázquez.
Enrique, it is so good to see you.
Chino comes up to him, as if they are
I hope it wasn’t too much trouble
for you to get here.
Where are they?
Chino freezes when Enrique speaks. His
words are not threatening, but they come out that way nonetheless.
They are here. (beat) Did you-
They’re all dead. Don’t worry.
(beat) Now give them to me.
They are coming. My right hand
man is bring them right now.
Comer comes over with Carlos and Monica.
Enrique’s eyes become fixated on them. For years he has sat in his
isolation cell plotting out how to get what was taken from him so
many years ago. To him, Carlos and Monica are his tokens, his only
memory and way to relive Corona.
Enrique passes Chino without a word and
goes over to Carlos and Monica. He says nothing as he looks down at
them. His eyes stop at Monica and he moves in closer to her.
You look just like your mother, Monica...
His whisper sends frightening chills through
Monica. Carlos watches carefully. He’s not even sure Monica knows
who this man is. He doesn’t even know if she knows about what happened
in Corona like he does.
(frightened and can’t hide it)
Who are you?
Enrique smiles at her. Comer watches him,
trying to figure out who this guy is. He doesn’t recognize him from
any files he’s studied to get to know everyone Chino or Carlos have
We better get going. The Feds
are on to us, Enrique.
Enrique doesn’t look away from Monica.
His eyes pierce into her.
No, Chino... they are on to you.
Without a warning of anything coming,
Enrique pulls his knife out and throws it right at Chino. The knife
enters his skull, killing him instantly.
Enrique turns back to look at Comer.
I will take them from here.
Comer looks over at Chino, who is lying
dead on the ground with Enrique’s knife in his skull.
(tight grip on Monica)
Enrique cocks an eyebrow.
No? (beat) I don’t think you
know who I am... I came here
for them and I will leave here
with them, and you can’t stop me.
Enrique punches Comer, and he falls to
She’s about to bend down to check on Comer
when Enrique grabs her arm. She snaps a look back at him, a frightened
look. Enrique’s eyes tell her that she better listen to him.
What are you going to do with them?
Enrique smiles down at Comer.
Agent Robert Comer... it is
none of your concern.
Comer pales. How the hell does Enrique
know that he is with the FBI?
Enrique smiles again.
You will not give me a problem,
Agent Comer, if you want to live.
(beat) I give you my promise, I will
not hurt them. (beat) I just want
what is mine.
He takes a strong hold on Carlos and Monica’s
arms. So strong that even Carlos can’t break free. Monica winces in
pain as Enrique starts to leave with them. Monica looks back at Comer,
knowing that he wants to do something.
Comer gets up from the ground and starts
to come over to Enrique, his hand on his weapon.
He stops what he was about to do. Monica’s
tone of warning was very serious, and her eyes tell him that he will
die if he continues what he was going to do.
Enrique goes over to Chino’s body and
pulls his knife out of his skull and cleans the blood off with Chino’s
I trust you are a smart man,
Agent Comer. Do not follow me.
With his last words, Enrique leaves the
warehouse with Carlos and Monica. Leaving Comer all alone with Chino’s
goons, and it’s only a matter of time until one of them takes the
lead and decides to eliminate Comer as a problem. They all know now
that he is a federal agent.
Comer stands surrounded and one of the
goons pulls out his gun.
INT. ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL – WASHINGTON,
D.C. – 6:49AM EST
Brad Follmer stands outside of the ER
watching as doctors try their best to save John Doe. All his mind
can think about is how if they loose this guy, they loose their chance
at finding Monica before Chino and now Enrique Reyes can get her and
they never find her again. And then what will happen to Robert Comer
if all hell breaks loose and somehow his cover gets blown?
Brad’s cell phone rings and he picks up.
DANA SCULLY (FILERED)
It’s Scully. I checked out the
location comparison and I think it’s
safe to say that they are a match.
Good. Call Skinner and tell them
to move in on that location. And
be sure to remind him of the UC agent.
Brad hangs up. There is a little relief
now that he knows the location could be the same. But there’s no way
to tell right now until they get there and check it out. But Brad
still needs this guy alive incase something goes wrong in New Mexico
INT. NEW YORK FBI FIELD OFFICE – 7:00AM
Mulder, Krycek, and Antonio Reyes walk
into a room with a video camera and television set up.
I’ll call and let everyone know
that we’re here so we can start.
(beat) I guess we’ll sit at this table.
Un-cuff him and I’ll make the calls.
Krycek decides that it is best not to
argue this time and he un-cuffs Antonio as Mulder dials his phone.
Yeah, whatever. (beat)
Sit down in that chair.
Antonio glares at Krycek and sits down.
You look at me as if I’m the bad
person here, Krycek.
You’re the one wearing the cuffs.
At least I’m doing time for
my crimes. The same cannot
be said about you.
Hey buddy, I’m FBI here. I’m
good. What do you know about it anyway?
You honestly think I don’t
talk to my sister, Monica,
do you? (beat) Or Brad, or
Krycek ignores him. He’d rather not talk
about that. Mulder comes over to them and turns on the TV.
All right we’re ready to begin.
(beat) We’ll be talking to Deputy
Director Kersh instead of Brad.
Because Brad’s waiting to question
a very important person about this
case who is in critical condition.
Kersh and Skinner’s faces come up on the
television screen in a split screen fashion.
Good morning, gentlemen. (beat) Let’s not
waste any time and jump right into this.
Sounds good to me. (beat) I got a call
from Agent Scully telling me to give the
go ahead and have my men go out to the
location your man in custody gave. She
said it was a close match to
where the trace lead them.
What’s the nearest town to that location?
It’s empty space.
Antonio lets out an irritated sigh, there’s
always a town near any location.
(down to business)
Is it close to Roswell, Santa Fe? What?
Enrique killed Monica and Carlos’s
parents not too far from there in
the small town of Corona. (beat) Chances
are, if Enrique has had contact with
Gonzalez, he’s dead and Enrique has them.
How can you be so sure?
Antonio looks over at Kersh.
Because Enrique has been locked up
in solitary confinement since 1971
plotting his revenge on my family,
but more importantly, how he can
get his “tokens” back from his Corona
massacre. (beat) I’d definitely check
out that location and be armed heavily.
And if he’s not there, go to Corona.
Do you know the exact location of
where you think he would be going
No I do not, sir. (beat) I don’t
know the exact location. But if
you go there and ask someone about
that massacre, I’m sure someone is
bound to know. (beat) Enrique left
one person living so he could tell
the story of what happened. (beat)
Ask him about the sheriff that died.
How will I know this man?
He does not have a right arm,
and he has a long scar from his
left eye down his body from
Enrique’s knife. (beat) You can’t miss him.
Skinner writes all of this down.
What about Carlos?
What about him?
He’s a criminal and on our
most wanted list.
And he’s also a victim in
this too, sir. I know that’s
probably hard for you to believe,
but Carlos can not defend himself
against Enrique. He’s in danger
too. (beat) For my family, and for
Monica, I suggest that you do not
forget about him, as much as he deserves
to die for the crimes he has committed,
he is my brother.
The conversation is interrupted by Kersh’s
One moment, please.
Kersh answers his phone.
(after a long beat)
Kersh hangs up his phone.
John Doe, the man we have
in custody, has just died.
(beat) A.D. Skinner, everything
depends on you and your men.
Yes, sir. (beat) John Doggett has
just stepped through my door.
Then go and get him up to speed.
Skinner’s screen goes black, and Kersh
takes up the entire screen now.
Mr. Reyes, thank you for your help.
(beat) Mulder, Krycek. Stay in New
York with him incase we need him
anymore. (beat) I’ll keep you informed
of any developments.
Kersh’s screen goes black, leaving Krycek
and Mulder alone with Antonio until further notice.
Mulder’s phone rings and he answers.
BRAD FOLLMER (FILTERED)
Agent Mulder, this is A.D. Follmer.
(beat) I haven’t told this to anyone
yet, but I’m removing myself from the
case. (beat) I’m putting you in charge.
Mulder freezes. Brad is putting him in
charge? He takes a deep breath to give himself strength.
Yes, sir. (beat) May I ask why-
-It’s becoming too personal for me,
and I want someone who can think clearly.
(beat) John Doe just died as well.
Yes, I just found that out, sir.
We just wrapped out our video
conference with Antonio Reyes.
Then you already know more
than I do. (beat) I will
inform Kersh that I have put
you in charge.
Mulder hangs up the phone and looks up
That was A.D. Follmer. He’s just
put me in charge of the case.
He has his reasons.
Mulder takes another deep breath. He doesn’t
want to let Brad down, and he won’t. He doesn’t want to loose another
friend in his life, especially since she just came back into everyone’s
INT. FBI FIELD OFFICE – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Doggett takes a seat in front of Skinner.
You brought in Antonio Reyes, sir?
A lot has happened since you
left to come here, Agent Doggett.
Enrique Reyes was broken out of
prison and is helping Chino Gonzalez.
Enrique Reyes, the man I’ve never
met but heard only horror stories about?
Yes. (beat) Also, Brad Follmer was
attacked in his apartment by a man
sent by Chino to kill him. Luckily,
Brad contained him and brought him
in for questioning. He’s led us to
a location where we can find Chino,
but we believe Chino is on to them,
and that the man we had in custody
has just died in the ER. (beat) Without
that man, we’re in the dark on this.
Doggett processes all of this.
And what are we doing now?
I have a team going out to the
location given to us.
How can you be sure it’s not a trap?
We’re not, but it’s all we have
to run on. (beat) There’s also
an undercover agent involved that
we didn’t know about at the beginning.
(beat) We’ve got his record and a photo
so everyone knows not to shoot him.
Skinner hands Doggett Comer’s file. He
opens it and looks through, remembering his face so he won’t forget.
INT. CHINO’S WAREHOUSE – 5:20AM
SWAT agents surround the warehouse as
some more enter the warehouse.
The building is quiet. Too quiet. The
morning light shines in through dusty windows, giving enough light
The SWAT team does a protective sweep
through the building and they find no one.
One of the SWAT agents removes his helmet.
SWAT AGENT #1
No one’s here.
SWAT AGENT #2
SWAT AGENT #1
Maybe. I’ll call it in to Skinner.
The SWAT agent pulls out a satellite telephone
and dials Skinner’s number.
WALTER SKINNER (FILTERED)
This is Skinner.
Sir this is Agent O’Brien.
He gave the wrong location.
No one is-
A low moan of pain is heard under some
SWAT AGENT #1
One moment, sir. I think I
The SWAT Agent #1 signals to his team
to check out the noise while he stays on the line with Skinner. They
team goes over and lifts the crates to discover Robert Comer.
(weak; quick to identify himself)
Special Agent Robert Comer,
SWAT AGENT #1
Sir, we have Comer.
SWAT AGENT #1
Are you alone?
He tries to sit up on his own, but he
grabs his side in pain and the other SWAT agents help him to his feet.
Gonzalez is dead. Enrique Reyes took Carlos
and Monica Reyes. And everyone else beat the
shit out of me because they found out I was
undercover, then they high tailed it out of here.
SWAT AGENT #1
Where’s Gonzalez’s body?
Under the floor boards. (beat)
Listen, I wouldn’t worry about
the others, but we have to find
Enrique. He’s going to kill them.
SWAT AGENT #1
All right. (to Skinner) Sir, we
need to find out where to find Enrique
Reyes. Comer says Gonzalez is dead.
All right. You guys come back
and I’ll send out another team
to find Enrique Reyes.
(to SWAT Agent #1)
Tell him I want on that team.
SWAT AGENT #1
Sir, Agent Comer is requesting to
be on the team to take down Reyes.
No. Bring him in.
SWAT AGENT #1
All right. (beat) We’re coming back.
The SWAT agent hangs up the phone.
SWAT AGENT #1
Lets get you out of here. You
need medical attention, agent.
Comer holds his side, he can’t deny that.
He’s hurt badly. On the bright side, he’s alive and now that this
case is coming to a close, he can head back home soon and will be
granted leave to heal physically.
INT. FBI HEADQUARTERS – WASHINGTON, D.C.
– 7:45AM EST
The elevator dings open and Brad Follmer
exits the elevator. He’s looks stunned as he passes Scully in the
Brad turns around to face her, and she
can tell that he’s affected by something.
Are you all right?
Our source died, and I got
a call from Kersh saying that
they only found the UC agent at
the location given to us.
Scully knows this is bad news.
Also, Enrique took Monica and Carlos.
(beat) He wants to relive Corona again.
Brad realizes that Scully doesn’t know
Enrique Reyes killed Mon’ and Carlos’s biological
parents there, and he took them as tokens.
Until Enrique’s father, now Monica’s father,
took him back to the authorities and
adopted Monica and Carlos to watch over them.
Oh my god.
I’ve also removed myself from the case.
I’m here to tell Kersh that.
This catches Scully off guard, she thought
he’d be determined enough to fight it through, but he is human after
Do you know who they’ll put in charge?
I’ve put Mulder in my place. Right
now he’s the only one who can head this.
Scully nods her head.
If you’ll excuse me...
Brad turns and walks away. Scully watches
him, hoping that they can find Monica because it doesn’t seem like
Brad is handling this situation as good as he should. And to think,
this was Monica’s first case back to the FBI...
INT. ALVIN KERSH’S OFFICE
Brad quietly knocks on the door and then
enters the office. Kersh is on the phone and looks up at him, and
hold up a finger indicating that he’ll be with him in one moment.
Brad stands patiently in front of him until he’s done with his phone
Let me know how that goes
the moment it happens.
Kersh hangs up the phone and looks at
That was Skinner. He and Agent Doggett
are heading the team going out to Corona
to bring down Enrique Reyes.
That’s good. (beat) Sir, I’d like
to be removed from this case.
Kersh looks up at him. This was the last
thing he ever expected to come out of Brad’s mouth today. However,
he understands where he’s coming from. Personal cases are treacherous.
That’s fine Brad. I think that
was a good decision you made.
I’ve also found a replacement to
head the case. (beat) Fox Mulder.
Kersh freezes. Did he really just hear
that come out of Brad Follmer?
I’m sorry, did you say Fox Mulder?
Yes, sir. I believe he is the
best qualified agent to head
this case in my absence. (beat)
He has strong leadership skills
and knows how to get the job done.
(beat) Right now, I wouldn’t put anyone
else ahead of him on this case, sir.
Kersh looks at him like he’s gone mental.
We’re talking about Fox Mulder here, Brad.
Yes, sir. I know. (beat) So how
about you stop wasting time and
accept that I’ve already briefed
him on what to do as the leader
of this task force and move in
a forward direction. (beat) I
don’t think we need to be wasting
valuable time on this, sir.
I don’t know about this, Brad. I
really don’t. (beat) But if you
are putting him in your place while
you’re relieved of the case, it must
be for a good reason that I haven’t seen.
(beat) You’re free to go home. I’ll keep
you updated about Monica the moment I
find any information out.
Thank you, sir.
Brad turns and leaves Kersh’s office,
leaving Kersh wondering why Brad put Fox Mulder in his place.
INT. HELICOPTER – NEW MEXICO AIR SPACE
Doggett and Skinner sit patiently waiting
to arrive in Corona. Doggett keeps his eyes open to the ground far
below. Despite how terrified of heights he is, helicopters never bothered
him, and especially not today. The last thing he wants is to become
frozen by his fear of heights.
(to pilot; yelling over loudness)
How much longer ‘till we get there?!
Just a few more minutes, sir!
That’s it way off over there!
The pilot points out the front window.
Doggett looks, wishing he were there now. He leans back in his chair
and looks down again. Skinner watches him, making sure his fear of
heights won’t get the best of him.
The thing about Corona is that
everyone is so spread out! It’ll
be difficult to sweep the area quickly!
Doggett nods his head. He knows, and he
doesn’t like that, but what can they do? Enrique took them there knowing
it was going to be difficult to find.
Let’s hope we can find that one
deputy who lived through Enrique’s
massacre back in ’71! He’ll hopefully
be able to tell us where Mon’s parents lived!
I hope so!
EXT. OLD DE VELÁZQUEZ HOME – CORONA,
Enrique’s car come roaring down the old
dirt road, much in the same fashion that he did back in 1971. A long
cloud of dust follows behind. Enrique drives as fast as the flames
of Hell to the last place he remembers when he was a free man. Monica
and Carlos are in the back seat.
Carlos watches Enrique with hawk eyes.
Any twitch Enrique does gets noticed by Carlos. He’s not about to
let this man kill his sister.
Enrique stops the car in front of the
old white house. The once beautifully painted house is now worn by
weather and paint is pealing off. The old white picket fence is breaking
from age. But the small mail box with “Velázquez” fading away
on it still stands.
Enrique gets out and opens the back door
and pulls Monica out. He looks in at Carlos.
Carlos glares at him and does as he asks.
I am not going to hurt you. (beat)
I simply want to give you a tour
of your past. (beat) Especially
you, Monica Isabella de Velázquez.
Monica looks up at him. She’s never heard
that name before in her life. She has no idea what he’s talking about,
or what he wants with her and Carlos. Despite her psychic ability,
Monica has blocked the horrible slaying of her birth parents and because
of that, she cannot retrieve the information through any psychic means
for her own good. The mind blocks what the body cannot handle.
Enrique guides Monica to the house, passing
the unmarked grave of Carolina de Velázquez, Monica’s birth
mother, who’s body was never found. Monica senses something she does
not know, and looks down at the unmarked grave where her mother was
buried alive and suffocated to death.
Enrique continues on without stopping
and opens the door to the tiny white house. They both stand in the
Do you remember, Monica?
I don’t know what you want me to remember.
She doesn’t remember, so leave her alone.
Enrique glares back at Carlos. His glare
is Carlos’s only warning to keep his mouth shut. Enrique is going
to make Monica remember what happened here and there is nothing Carlos
can do to stop him. As Enrique said to the deputy who’s life he spared
back in 1971: He is unstoppable.
Enrique turns his back on Carlos, leaving
Think back, long ago in your life...
before you were taken by the Reyes
family... what do you remember?
He lets go of her arm to allow her the
freedom to remember without any fear of him.
Go ahead, Monica. Take a look around.
(beat) You sense that there is something here.
Carlos stands outside the house, watching
Enrique and Monica. For once in his life he is at a loss as to what
to do. He’s never even anticipated seeing Enrique in his life, and
never expected to be here again either. He looks down at the ground
where his mother died. Memories flood his mind of her, but he cannot
recall all... the most dominating memory is that of Enrique killing
his parents. He looks back inside the house, where Enrique has allowed
Monica to wander freely.
Monica walks to the center of the room,
standing underneath the attic doorway where Carolina had hidden with
Carlos and Monica when Enrique first entered the house. She looks
back at Enrique standing in the doorway.
FLASH: Monica’s mind’s eye sees Enrique
strike her father, Alejandro, down to the ground with so much force
that it knocks him out.
Monica freezes, remembering the first
of many memories in this house.
You killed a man, here.
Enrique smiles, glad that something has
come back to her, and especially glad that it was something he did
and not a memory of better times.
Monica looks away from him and over to
the wall in front of her, where her father was tied up in front of.
Another memory flash hits her of Enrique stabbing her father.
You took what you wanted of his
life because you are a “foolish coward”.
Monica turns to face him, remembering,
knowing what he did. Her father’s words come to her mind. Enrique
is a “foolish coward” and maybe it is her destiny to be here... she’s
not sure. She doesn’t even know who the man was.
You were the coward, Enrique. That’s
why you killed that man.
Enrique walks up to her, pulling out his
knife. The same knife with the jagged edge he used to slaughter the
entire town of Corona and to kill her parents.
No. I was no coward. I didn’t just
kill that man. I killed an entire
town. (beat) Do you know who that
man was, Monica?
She shakes her head “no”.
He was your father. His name was
Alejandro de Velázquez.
Monica looks at him for a moment, and
then back over to the wall where her father died.
He was a police officer. (beat)
Law enforcement. (beat) Just like you.
Monica looks around the house. Her eyes
take everything in. Even though the house is empty, she senses what
used to be there. A smile crosses her face as a memory of her mother,
Carolina, comes to her mind. Monica can even see her mother in the
house. Not as a spirit, or a ghost, but as a memory in Monica’s mind.
We were happy here. (beat) My mother
was a school teacher.
Monica smiles, remembering how her mother
taught her things when she was very young.
We were so happy here. I can feel
it. (beat) But you took all of that away.
She turns to look at Enrique.
Why did you bring me here?
I think you already know. I
see it in your eyes, Monica.
So you can kill me like you
killed my father?
Suddenly, a memory flash of Enrique raping
her mother enters her mind. She shuts her eyes, hoping that can block
it, but she can’t. She sees everything that Enrique did to her mother.
Everything he did to her father. Tears fall from her eyes.
How could you do this? (beat)
Why are you doing this? Why
bring Carlos and I here? (beat)
So you can do the same to me? So
you can rape me like you raped
my mother? (beat) Will you bury
me alive under the ground to die
next to her? Or will you gut me like
you did to my father?
Enrique smiles. He enjoys that she is
trying hiding her fear from him.
You ask the questions because you
are afraid, Monica Isabella. (beat)
You ask the questions because you
already know the answers.
How do you know that?
Enrique takes a step towards her.
I know because you are similar
to your mother. (beat) You look
just like her. So beautiful, and
wise... (beat) You are also like
your father. You want to uphold
the law, do what is right. (beat)
You see don’t you? You see what I
will do to you, don’t you?
Why are you doing this?
Enrique takes another step closer to her.
She doesn’t move.
You already know. (beat) I want to
finish what I’ve started. (beat) When
my father took you away from me, that
left my revenge unfulfilled. (beat) You
will die here today, Monica Isabella de Velázquez.
Monica takes a step closer to him and
looks up into his eyes.
No I won’t. Because I am just like my mother.
(beat) And that includes her strong ability.
Monica smiles at him with a sly grin.
I know how this day will end.
And how do you know that?
Because, Enrique... I know when to duck.
He looks down at her confused, having
no idea what she’s talking about.
Monica quickly ducks, just as John Doggett
fires his gun from the doorway and bullets fly through Enrique, dropping
him to the ground.
MONICA! YOU OK?!
Monica lies on the ground, shaking from
fear and shock, she had no idea John Doggett was behind Enrique in
the doorway. She couldn’t see him, she just went with her gut feeling.
She looks at Enrique, his eyes lock on
her as his breathing slows.
I’m fine, John.
Tears fill her eyes as Doggett comes into
the house, followed by Skinner and his team. Doggett comes up to her.
He helps her to her feet.
Let’s get you out of here.
He starts to lead her out of the house,
but she stops at the doorway.
What is it?
I need a moment, John.
John nods his head and goes over to where
they are holding Carlos.
Monica turns around and watches as Skinner
and his team handcuff Enrique Reyes.
He’s not dead.
Skinner comes over to her and moves her
out of the way as they bring Enrique out of the house.
Not yet... give it time.
(tears in her eyes)
That man deserves to die.
Skinner looks her over.
I know. (beat) It’s over. Okay?
He puts his hand on her shoulder and then
walks away. For him this is all over, but not for Monica. Everything
she blocked about her parents death has come back at her full force
and she can’t stop it. Everything of her past that she blocked is
rising to the surface, whether she’s ready for it or not. Her mind
cannot block it any more, and she’s not ready for it. Her body still
shakes in fear, her muscles tensing continuously, and her lower lip
quivers. She bites her lower lip trying to gain control of herself.
Sir, could I speak with Carlos
before you take him away too?
He’s already in our-
Skinner looks at her for a moment, then
nods his head. They’ve got the place surrounded and if he tries to
run they can get him.
Monica walks away from the house and over
to where her mother was buried. She sits down and looks at the ground.
Doggett brings Carlos over to Monica.
Monica doesn’t look up at him, but signals
with her hand to have him sit down next to her. Carlos looks at Doggett
and without words, Doggett knows that they need to have a talk alone.
Without a word, Doggett un-cuffs Carlos. He nods his head and walks
a few feet away.
Carlos sits down next to Monica.
Monica doesn’t say anything, she can’t.
She just shakes her head as tears fall from her eyes. She leans onto
Carlos’s shoulder and cries. He wraps his arm around her for support.
I’m sorry Monica.
For everything. (beat) I only-
I know, Carlos. I know. You
were looking out for me. (beat)
I don’t want you to turn into Enrique.
I’m not gonna turn into Enrique, Monica.
The things you do, Carlos... it’s
not right to hurt people. To take
away another person’s family. It’s
not right, Carlos...
I know. (beat) That’s why I’m going
without a problem. (beat) I don’t want
to continue what I do either. (beat)
I’m finished now, okay?
Monica looks up at Carlos and hugs him.
I remember things, Carlos. (beat) Not
just what happened here to our parents.
(beat) I remember what life was like
before all of that.
A smiles forms on her face as tears continue
You loved toy trucks.
Carlos remembers and smiles.
Yeah, I did. (beat) I also liked
to eat honey...
Yeah... and put it in my hair.
Monica laughs, remembering a time from
before she became a Reyes.
They sit in silence for a beat.
Do you feel them, Carlos?
Carlos looks down at her.
What do you mean?
I feel them. They’re here with us now.
She smiles at him.
Mom and Dad. (beat) I feel Mom more.
She’s helping me, Carlos. I feel her.
(beat) We’re sitting in front of her grave.
They say it’s time to go.
Carlos looks back at Doggett, who is just
It doesn’t look like they’re in
a hurry to get me to prison...
Not you, Carlos. They can move
on now. (beat) They haven’t been
at rest for all of these years.
Mom and Dad?
Yes... they’re free. They
can finally rest.
Monica looks at Carlos and smiles.
You better go now, Carlos. They’re
getting nervous back there.
She smiles and laughs at how nervous Skinner
Should I make them really nervous and run?
You gonna be okay?
I’ll be all right.
Carlos nods his head and stands up. He
goes over to Doggett, leaving Monica alone at their mother’s grave.
Doggett handcuffs Carlos and leads him over to the car so they can
take him in.
A few moments later, John comes up to
You coming, Monica?
She takes a deep breath before she stands
up and pats the dust off of her.
He didn’t hurt you?
No. But if you didn’t show
up I’d be at rest next to
Monica looks down at the ground.
He was going to kill me, John.
Not like how I know. (beat)
I saw what he was going to
do to me...
Doggett looks down, he doesn’t know what
to say to that.
You don’t have to say anything
to that, John. (beat) I’m just
thankful that you are here.
Monica smiles at him and walks passed
him towards another car.
Doggett turns to watch her walk away.
You want to head back to D.C.?
Monica stops walking and turns to face
Not yet. I want to stop by and
see Agent Comer and thank him
for what he did today.
Doggett nods his head and walks up to
I didn’t know you knew him.
He was my partner in New Orleans.
Really? (beat) Why is it that
you never talk about New Orleans
She smiles at him. Doggett stops walking
and Monica continues.
What, is this some weird Reyes
thing where you have to have a
mysterious time in your life that
no one knows about?
Someone should really warn
Brad about you...
Someone should’ve warned me that
my first day back to work would
be like this.
You mean your psychic senses
and other mumbo-jumbo didn’t
tell you to stay home?
Monica opens the passenger side door of
the car. Doggett walks again and opens the driver’s side and gets
in, as does Monica.
Very funny, John. I’m trying to
control that ability. (beat) Besides,
why would I pass up a day where Mulder
is the new boss and we have to report to him.
You didn’t hear?
Brad removed himself from the case
when it became too personal for him
so he put Mulder in charge.
You’re pulling my leg.
No I’m not. Call Dana. She’ll confirm.
I will not call.
Because you know I’m right.
You are not.
Keep telling yourself that. (beat)
Where’s your phone I need to call
Brad. He’s worried sick about me.
Doggett hands her his cell phone.
You sure you’re okay, Monica?
He watches her closely. He saw how shaken
up she was after he came through the door.
I will be, John. (beat) Enrique
won’t make it alive to the hospital.
(beat) Carlos is going quietly, and...
(beat) Now I know about my parents, John.
I’ve always wondered about them. Why didn’t
they want me in their lives, or was I
a problem for them? All my unanswered questions
have been answered. (beat) I just need to
deal with what I know now. (beat) Maybe this
is just the beginning of the end...
She looks away from John, leaving him
to wonder what she means by that, as she dials Brad’s number. Off
of John’s look, we...