"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - Season Eight

 

Review By: Gothic Spook

"That way we can keep Krycek as his cotton candy thing." - Monica Reyes

Scary Costumes! Krycek by far is the scariest! *hides behind chair*

A 'haunted' house. Vampires. Zombies and a real psychic who tells Skinner an un-certain future.

A past friend of Monica's comes into the scene.

How on earth does Krycek end up in the closet with .... DIANA! Oh the horror!

Read on for a fun filled episode which certainly made me giggle!

8x10 "Poodle In A Puddle"

Title: "Poodle In A Puddle"
Written by: Kristi
Date: July 29-30, 2005; September 11, 2005
Air Date: November 14, 2005
Rating: PG
Series: FRVS - Episode #158
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
Feedback: E-mail us at foxandratvs@gmail.com (please include the episode name in the subject) Thank you.
Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series only!
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: Mulder and Krycek decide to do a haunted house for Halloween.


FADE IN:

INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT BUILDING – BASEMENT – 5:05 P.M.

OCTOBER 31, 2005
HALLOWEEN

Mulder and Krycek are carrying a bowl of grapes and a bowl of raw hamburger meat down to the basement of their apartment building.

KRYCEK
When was Scully coming?

MULDER
Once she borrowed a lab
coat from someone.

KRYCEK
(excited)
Our haunted house is going
to kick major bootie!

MULDER
I know! And with Marita going
to do the spooky make-up, we’re
bound to scar the pants off of the kids!

KRYCEK
I know! We’ll scar them for life!

Mulder opens the door to the basement, and it eerily creeks open. Mulder looks at Krycek and grins.

KRYCEK
Ooooh... spooky...

The boys enter the dark basement and the door shuts behind them – leaving them without light. Thunder rolls outside.

KRYCEK
(not happy)
Great.

MULDER
Well, we’ll just have to
find the light switch.

Suddenly, Krycek shrieks in fear!

MULDER
(scared)
What?

KRYCEK
(freaked out)
Something tapped me on
my shoulder!

MULDER
(scared)
Oh my god! What was it?

KRYCEK
(freaked out)
I don’t know! Turn on
the freakin’ lights!

Mulder giggles as the lights turn on. Krycek quickly spins around and searches the basement with his eyes. Mulder watches with amusement. No one is down there except Mulder and Krycek.

MULDER
You’re such a moron, Krycek.

KRYCEK
Am not. Something tapped
me on my shoulder.

MULDER
I know, dummy. It was me.

Krycek glares.

KRYCEK
(not amused)
Why? Why would you do that?

Mulder shrugs his shoulders.

MULDER
Because it was funny to
hear you shriek like a girl.

Mulder goes over to the wooden table and sets the bowl of grapes down. Krycek comes over and sets the raw hamburger meant on the table too.

KRYCEK
I didn’t shriek like a girl.

MULDER
Yeah you did.

KRYCEK
No I didn’t.

MULDER
Yes you did. I have proof.

Krycek lets out a weird snort laugh and looks at Mulder with doubt.

KRYCEK
(unsure)
No you don’t...

Mulder pulls out a small tape recorder and hits rewind and then hits play so Krycek can hear himself shriek like a girl.

Krycek folds his arms and nears at Mulder. Mulder grins at him happily.

MULDER
Let’s bring the other stuff
down. Trick or Treaters will
be coming in about an hour and a half.

Mulder walks towards the door. Krycek follows.

KRYCEK
So why won’t you tell me
who else is coming?

MULDER
It’s more fun not to.

Krycek rolls his eyes as they leave the basement.

KRYCEK
C’mon. Is Skinner coming?

MULDER
He’s scared of the dark, how
could he participate?

KRYCEK
Scully and Monica are coming.
Is Doggett and Brad?

Mulder shrugs.

MULDER
(lying)
Dunno.

Mulder grins and gets in the elevator.

CUT TO:

INT. SCULLY’S APARTMENT – 5:15 P.M.

Scully has gathered up all of her medical doctor/evil scientist items and is packing them in a bag to head over to Mulder and Krycek’s.

Scully stands in her living room, looking at the small thunderstorm outside. Suddenly, the power cuts out.

SCULLY
Typical.

She lets out a sigh and makes her way into the kitchen to get a match so she can light her candles.

There is a knock at the door and Scully goes to answer it. She opens the door and screams when she sees a man standing with a flashlight under his face, making a scary face at her! It is John Montgomery.

Lightening flashes.

MONTGOMERY
Happy Halloween.

Scully gives him a look as he removes the flashlight from under his face. He smiles at her.

SCULLY
Jesus, John. You scared the living
daylights out of me.

MONTGOMERY
Sorry, about that. The timing
was perfect. The lights just
went out and it’s Halloween...

Scully smiles at him.

SCULLY
Well Happy Halloween to you too.

She steps aside to let Montgomery into her apartment.

MONTGOMERY
I got that lab coat you asked for.

He pulls a white lab coat out of a bag and hands it to her.

SCULLY
Thank you so much.

MONTGOMERY
So a mad scientist for
Halloween, huh?

SCULLY
Yeah. My friends, Mulder and
Krycek, they’re having a haunted
house tonight. They asked me to be
in it. (beat) At first they wanted
me to be a ghost, but I told them
I’d be better as a crazy scientist.

Scully laughs.

SCULLY (CON’T)
Mulder was overly excited about that.

Montgomery nods his head.

MONTGOMERY
(after a beat)
So how are you doing?

SCULLY
I’m doing good.

She smiles at him. He’s glad to hear that she’s doing good, and not the typical fake response of “I’m fine”.

SCULLY
It hasn’t been easy, but John...
Doggett... he’s been here for me
and he’s so understanding.

MONTGOMERY
That’s good to hear. (beat) I’m glad
you’re able to return back to a normal life.

Scully smiles.

MONTGOMERY
How is Monica Reyes?

Scully sighs.

SCULLY
I’m afraid she’s not doing as
well as I am. (beat) I recently
found out that she hasn’t been
taking the medication you gave her.

Montgomery looks at her with concern.

MONTGOMERY
That medication is supposed to help
her. She could put herself at a
serious risk if she doesn’t take it.

SCULLY
I know. Brad, her financé,
has talked to her. (beat) It
reminds her of being at the Facility.

MONTGOMERY
How bas is it? Do you know?

SCULLY
Almost two months ago she collapsed.
I’m not sure why, but I think it had
something to do with not taking her
meds. She said something about feeling
grief or something. (beat) I don’t know.

Scully sighs.

SCULLY
It’s not like she’s crazy
or talking incoherently.

MONTGOMERY
DO you know if she sees anything?

SCULLY
I don’t know. She doesn’t talk
much about it. (beat) She does
read minds, but doesn’t realize
it all the time.

Montgomery nods his head.

SCULLY
She’s recently been going to
some psychic support group.

MONTGOMERY
Keep an eye on her. I suspect
her ability will intensify as
the colonization date approaches.
(beat) She has a connection to
them. That’s why she’s immune.

SCULLY
(concerned)
What are you expecting
to happen to her?

MONTGOMERY
I’m not sure. Nothing like
this has ever happened before.

Scully nods her head.

CUT TO:

INT. BRAD & MONICA’S APARTMENT – BEDROOM – 5:20 P.M.

The bedroom is dark and a lot of candles are lit all around, giving off a warm glow. Monica sits on the ground with her legs crossed and her eyes shut. She breathes in slowly, and whispers something inaudible as she slowly exhales.

The bedroom door opens and Brad pokes his head in.

BRAD
(whisper)
Monica?

Monica’s eyes slowly open.

MONICA
(calm)
Yes?

BRAD
We should get going.

MONICA
(calm)
One moment. I’m almost done.

BRAD
All right.

Brad quietly shuts the door and Monica shuts her eyes again. After a moment, a smiles forms on her face and she laughs quietly.

MONICA
(soft)
I know. I will. (beat)
I love you too.

Monica inhales deeply and holds it for a few seconds. She exhales and slowly opens her eyes. She sits quietly for a moment, then gets up. She goes over to her closet and pulls out a long, flowing black dress, blows out the candles in the room, and leaves.

INT. LIVING ROOM – CON’T

Brad is sitting patiently on the couch, waiting for Monica. He looks up when she enters the room.

BRAD
Did you blow out
all the candles?

MONICA
Yes.

She smiles at him and he stands.

BRAD
Was it a relaxing meditation?

He smiles at her and puts his arm around her shoulders. They head to the door.

MONICA
I wasn’t meditating.

Brad looks at her strangely. It sure looked like she was meditating.

MONICA
Today is El Dia Del Muerto.

Brad nods his head.

BRAD
That’s right... The Day of the Dead.

MONICA
I was talking with my ancestors.

She smiles at him.

MONICA
They like you.

BRAD
That’s good. You know, since we’ll
be getting married in about two weeks.

MONICA
Yes. And my mother thinks you
are very handsome. She told
me to tell you that.

Brad smiles at her.

BRAD
So are your mother and father
going to find a way to travel
through the after life and
be at our wedding?

Monica smiles with amusement at him. She senses how odd of a conversation this is for him.

MONICA
Yes. (beat) They’re always
with us, watching out for
us the best they can.

Brad smiles.

MONICA
(amused)
I know... this is a strange
conversation... even for Halloween.

Brad kisses her on the top of her head.

BRAD
Strange... yes. (beat) But
it’s what makes you special.

Monica smiles.

MONICA
Mulder will cry if we’re late.
We better hurry up.

Brad nods his head. No need to have Mulder upset.

CUT TO:

INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT – BATHROOM – 5:40 P.M.

Scully is sitting on the toilet and Marita is applying “scary” make up on her.

MARITA
I should be a make up
artist for Hollywood.

Scully smiles.

SCULLY
Can I see yet?

MARITA
Almost.

Marita applies the final touches and grabs a mirror for Scully to see.

SCULLY
(surprised)
Oh my god! I look so evil... and crazy.

Marita laughs.

SCULLY
You should be a make up
artist for Hollywood.

MARITA
Yeah, but then I’d have to
leave everyone here, and I
don’t want that. Hollywood
is fake. No one is your friend
unless they are using you for something.

SCULLY
What about Jay Leno? Aren’t you
friends with him? And some other people?

MARITA
Yes... They aren’t the fake one’s.

Marita smiles and Scully nods her head.

Marita picks up Scully’s lab coat and looks at it.

MARITA
Where did you get this?

SCULLY
I called up John Montgomery
and asked him if I could borrow it.

MARITA
(shocked)
Really?

SCULLY
Yeah.

Marita smiles.

MARITA
Well, that’s different from how
things used to be run, huh?

Scully smiles.

SCULLY
Yeah.

Scully thinks back to her time at the Facility. It was absolute hell for her. There’s no doubt that things are better there now with the Cigarette-Smoking Man dead.

Scully looks at Marita.

SCULLY
(quiet)
Marita... I...

Marita looks at her.

SCULLY (CON’T)
I never thanked you for when you
tried to get Monica and I out of
the Facility last Christmas. (beat)
I mean... you put your life at risk
for us. (beat) I-

MARITA
-I know. (beat) Never seemed like
something I would do, huh?

SCULLY
(quiet)
Yeah.

MARITA
The Smoking Man messed up my
brain because of things I knew
yeas ago. That’s why I was
the way I was.

Scully listens.

MARITA (CON’T)
I’m sorry for all the hell
I caused in your life, Dana.

Scully takes hold of Marita’s hand.

SCULLY
It’s ok, Marita. I forgave
you long ago.

Marita smiles.

MULDER (O.S.)
What the hell is that?!

KRYCEK (O.S.)
My costume!

Scully and Marita share a look and leave the bathroom.

INT. LIVINGROOM – CON’T

Mulder and Krycek are standing in the middle of the living room. Krycek is dressed in something that is pastel pink and poofy. One might say that it even looks like a giant pink poodle costume... and that’s what it is.

Scully and Marita enter the living room.

SCULLY
(re: Krycek)
Whoa.

MARITA
(unsure)
Alex? What is... that?

KRYCEK
(proud)
My costume.

MULDER
But you’re supposed to be
Dracula. Not... not...

Mulder is at a loss. He can’t even figure out what Krycek’s costume is.

BRAD (O.S.)
A giant... cotton candy... thing...?

MULDER
Yes.

Brad and Monica enter the living room.

SCULLY
Alex... really. What are you?

KRYCEK
(as if it’s obvious)
A poodle... duh!

MULDER
(what the frick?)
A poodle?

MARITA
Haunted houses have vampires, ghosts,
mad scientists, gypsies, grave yards...
not... poodles, Alex.

SCULLY
Especially fluffy, pastel pink ones.

KRYCEK
See, that’s the point.

Monica rolls her eyes, already knowing.

MONICA
Oh lord.

KRYCEK
It’ll scare the shit out of the
kids. (beat) Think about it. They
are going to expect the expected.
So why not give them something they
don’t expect. And besides, they’ll
never like pink again.

MARITA
What’s wrong with pink?

BRAD
Krycek, you’re going to get
the shit beat out of you.

MULDER
(disapproving)
Alexander.

Mulder goes up to him and looks him dead on.

MULDER
You are going to get
changed right now.

MONICA
Oh let him keep it on.

Monica smiles knowingly. Mulder looks at her.

MONICA (CON’T)
It could be funny.

KRYCEK
See! Even the psychic thinks
I should keep it on! So ha!

Monica winks at Mulder and sits down on the couch.

MONICA
Besides... Brad would make
a better Dracula than Krycek.

SCULLY
Yeah... imagine the harassment charges...

MONICA
That way we can keep Krycek as his
cotton candy thing-

KRYCEK
-Poodle.

MONICA
-Whatever. And John can be Scully’s
experimental monster, because it’ll
work out better than who you originally
planned to be that... I mean, come on...
Did you really expect John to be an alien?

Mulder nods his head in agreement.

MULDER
But then what will my original monster be?

Monica smiles.

MONICA
He has something better in mind.

MULDER
Well... all right. But where is
John? We need to get him into make up.

MONICA
He’ll knock in five seconds.

MULDER
One... two... three...
four... five...

There is a knock on the door. Mulder smiles and runs to the door and opens it.

DOGGETT
Hey.

MULDER
(amazed)
Wow-wee! She was right!

Mulder pulls Doggett into the apartment.

MULDER
Things have changed. You’re
going to be Scully’s monsters
and not an alien. Brad is going
to be Dracula now instead of a ghost.

Mulder drags Doggett into the living room. He grabs Brad’s arm and drags him as well towards the bathroom.

MULDER
Marita, work your magic
on them. Stat.

Marita runs to the bathroom.

INT. BATHROOM – CON’T

MARITA
What’s the hurry?

Mulder checks his watch.

MULDER
The kids are coming in a half hour!

Mulder leaves and goes back into the living room.

INT. LIVING ROOM – CON’T

Mulder comes in.

MULDER
Ok. We’ve got our gypsy.

Mulder points to Monica.

MULDER
Our monster and Dracula.

Points towards the bathroom.

MULDER
(unsure)
Our... poodle.

Points at Krycek and gives him a strange look.

MULDER
Our mad scientist.

Points to Scully.

MULDER
Our two tour guides are myself
and Marita.

He points to himself.

MULDER
And we’re waiting on our
Devil and our...

MONICA
Chainsaw murderer.

Mulder gives her a scared look.

MULDER
He’s coming as a chainsaw murderer?

MONICA
With a white goalie mask and everything.

She smiles.

MONICA
But he’ll be a bit late
because he promised some
neighbors that he would take
their kids trick-or-treating.

SCULLY
Who, Skinner?

MONICA
No.

Monica smiles. It’s more fun no to tell at this point.

TIME CUT TO:

INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT BUILDING – BASEMENT – 6:45 P.M.

MAD SCIENTIST LABORITORY

The small section of the basement has green lighting and is blocked off from the rest of the basement by a bunch of cardboard boxes covered in black sheets.

A group of kids have just left. Scully comes over to a wooden table that Doggett is laying on. She has a bowl of “eyeballs” (grapes) with her.

SCULLY
How ya doin’, John?

DOGGETT
Pretty good for being a
creepy corpse-turned monster.

Scully smiles.

SCULLY
Want an eyeball? They’re tasty.

DOGGETT
Sure.

Scully pops a grape into his mouth.

DOGGETT
Where’d you get the coat?

SCULLY
From John Montgomery. He’s the
scientist I worked with at
the facility last year.

DOGGETT
He let you borrow it?

SCULLY
Yep.

She smiles.

SCULLY
Apparently things are better now.

Doggett nods his head.

DOGGETT
You think Monica is telling
everyone real fortunes?

SCULLY
I don’t know. To be honest I
was surprised she wanted to
do this. (beat) You know how
sensitive she’s been about her ability.

DOGGETT
I know. (beat) Maybe she’s loosening up.

SCULLY
Maybe.

Scully smiles at John.

CUT TO:

INT. BASEMENT – CON’T

FORTUNE TELLER’S AREA

This area of the basement is dressed up elaborately with crystals, candles, and a round table with a crystal ball. Monica sits at the table with a group of kids. She’s putting on a fun show for them.

KID #1
I don’t believe you. You’re a fake.

Monica smiles at him and gives him a mysterious look.

MONICA
Then test me. Think of something
and I’ll tell you what it is.

Kid #1 gives her a sly look.

KID #1
(after a beat)
Ok. Go.

He looks at her with skepticism. Monica concentrates on the kid and smiles.

MONICA
(after a beat)
“I do not like green eggs and ham.”

The kid’s eyes go wide. How did she do that?

KID #1
Whoa! She’s real!

Mulder, their tour guide, smiles.

MULDER
All right kids, now we’re
off to see Dracula!

All the kids cheer in excitement and start to head away from Monica, following Mulder.

KID #2
(to Monica)
Happy Halloween!

Monica looks at the kid and is hit with a vision of the kid with a razor in his mouth.

MONICA
Don’t eat the apple.
You’ll get hurt.

The kid stops, he’s scared.

MONICA
Trust me, and you’ll be fine.

Monica smiles and the kid nods his head and runs off to join the others.

A moment later, Krycek runs by in his pastel pink poodle outfit. He’s howling like a crazy, possessed poodle as he runs off towards the group of kids. Another moment later, and the kids scream, some laugh.

KID (O.S.)
What are you? Cotton candy?

Monica laughs and rolls her eyes.

Skinner sits down across the table from her. He’s dressed as Waldo from the “Where’s Waldo” children’s books. He smiles at her.

MONICA
Waldo?

SKINNER
(smiling)
You know... Walter... Waldo...

Monica nods.

SKINNER
Besides, the hat hides my baldness.

Monica gives him a suspicious look.

MONICA
So, do you want a fake
reading or a real one?

Skinner looks at her slyly.

SKINNER
You tell me.

Monica smiles and nods her head.

MONICA
All right.

She puts both of her hands out to him.

MONICA
Take hold of my hands and
clear your mind.

Walter does as she tells him. Monica takes in a deep breath and exhales very slowly. She shuts her eyes.

MONICA
(after a beat; soft)
Stop pursuing Kim. She finds
happiness with another. You
want to have good terms with
her, so give her space.

Monica inhales again and slowly lets it out. Her eyes pop open and she looks directly at Skinner with concern.

MONICA
(serious)
Walter, look at me.

She squeezes his hands and he opens his eyes and looks at her.

MONICA
(not understanding)
Seven. There’s a seven.

SKINNER
(confused)
Seven?

Monica shuts her eyes, seeking the answer.

MONICA
Seven months.

She opens her eyes again.

MONICA
You have to go north in seven
months. But ninety-five will
be damaged. Don’t take it.

She shuts her eyes again – tightly. Her breathing becomes rapid. Skinner looks on with concern.

SKINNER
(worried)
You all right?

MONICA
(eyes shut)
Be careful, Helmet. He says,
but you’re scared. (beat;
eyes open) Trust him. (beat)
Face your demons and you will survive.

Skinner looks at her. He doesn’t know what to say to this – especially the last part. Was she calling him “Helmet”? No one’s ever called him that. And trust who? Survive what?

Monica lets go of his hands and gets up. Skinner watches her as she grabs a large glass of water and gulps it down. She presses her palm against her forehead, feeling intense pressure in her brain.

SKINNER
(concerned)
Monica?

Monica takes a deep breath and shuts her eyes. After a short moment she opens her eyes and looks at him.

MONICA
Yeah. I’m good.

CUT TO:

EXT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT BUILDING – 7:21 P.M.

Mulder and Marita are handing out some candy to some kids who just got out of the haunted house.

MARITA
Happy Halloween!

MULDER
Be safe!

The kids run off happily.

MARITA
This is so much fun, Mulder. We
should do it again next year...

MULDER
Yeah.

MARITA
And maybe I could be
a witch or something.

MULDER
But you’re to kind hearted
to be a witch, Marita.

MARITA
Mulder... I am an actress.

She smiles at him.

A small group of three kids and one adult man comes up to them.

BOY #1
Trick-or-Treat! We want to
go in the haunted fun house!

MARITA
All right. All four of you?

Marita looks back at the man, who is wearing a white hockey goalie mask and has a chain saw. The man lifts the mask off his face, revealing himself as Knowle Rohrer.

KNOWLE
They can go on in on their own.

MARITA
Oh, it’s you. Cool costume.

GIRL #1
We told him to dress up like that.

Marita looks at the little girl with surprise. She thought they would have innocent minds...

MARITA
Ok... how about you three
follow me and I’ll take
you through our haunted basement.

The kids cheer and follow Marita into the building.

Mulder comes up to Knowle.

MULDER
Their parents let you walk around
with a chain saw and their kids?

Knowle smiles.

KNOWLE
Yeah. They’re lettin’ me
borrow the damn thing.

MULDER
That’s different.

KNOWLE
So I made this their last stop
so I could – if it’s not too late -
join in on the Halloween fun with
my new costume.

MULDER
Yeah, that’s great. The Devil just
arrived not too long ago, so this
is no problem. She’s getting into
her costume right now. If you want
to head on in, that’s fine by me.

KNOWLE
All right.

MULDER
Where’s Shannon, if you don’t
mind me asking?

KNOWLE
She went to some D.O.J. party.

Mulder nods his head.

MULDER
Were you going there afterwards?

KNOWLE
Nah. I’ve got to return the kids.

Knowle smiles.

MULDER
Well, if you feel up to it, I’m
having a Halloween party tonight
after trick-or-treating. You know,
all of us hanging out watching scary movies.

KNOWLE
Sounds cool. I’ll be sure to drop
by again after I drop the kids off.
(beat) Would it be all right if I
bring a movie too?

MULDER
Yeah, it’s no problem.

A man dressed all in black walks by them.

MULDER
(to man)
Whoa, hold on. You need a tour guide.

The man turns to face Mulder. It is Samuel DeWitt (8x08 “The Beginning and The End”).

SAMUEL DeWITT
It’s all right. I’m need to
speak with Monica Reyes. (beat)
I’m a friend of hers.

Knowle watches the man carefully.

MULDER
(oblivious to how strange this guy is)
Oh. Ok. Go on in. She’s
our fortune teller.

Samuel smiles and enters the haunted house.

Mulder goes back to Knowle.

MULDER
He’s a strange fellow.

KNOWLE
Yeah. (beat) I’m going to head
on inside to scare some people.

Knowle goes inside. He doesn’t like the idea of a creepy man like Samuel DeWitt going into a dark haunted house to find Monica.

CUT TO:

INT. HAUNTED HOUSE – CON’T

Knowle makes his way through the darkness, following Samuel to where Monica is. Knowle keeps his distance and stays in the dark.

KNOWLE POV:

Samuel sits down next to Monica, who smiles. He talks to her quietly, and she nods her head in replies back.

Knowle watches on. Monica seems to trust this guy and she’s psychic so there must not be anything to worry about.

Out of the corner of Knowle’s eye, he notices Krycek in the pastel pink poodle outfit. Knowle looks over at him.

KNOWLE
(quiet)
What the hell...

Krycek stops walking, and stands with his back to Knowle. Krycek lets out a sigh, waiting for more kids to walk in so he can’ scare them.

KNOWLE
(rough/hushed voice)
What did that cost you? (beat)
Three dollars and eighty-four cents?

Krycek’s eyes go wide with fear. No. It can’t be. Not him. Krycek slowly turns around to face Knowle, just as the chainsaw starts up loudly and Knowle steps into the light with the white goalie mask over his face.

Krycek’s eyes widen with fear, as the giant, six foot, four inch body steps closer to him with the chainsaw.

Krycek shrieks in fear and falls to the ground.

KRYCEK
Ahhhhhhh!

He scrambles away from Knowle, eventually finding his feet. He stands and is face to face with Diana Fowley – dressed as the Devil. Krycek shrieks again, this time with more fear as lightening flashes, showing Diana’s evil smile.

Krycek’s eyes widen until they can’t widen any more, and he faints.

FADE OUT:

FADE IN:

INT. BASEMENT – 8:15 P.M.

All the lights are on and Mulder, Marita, Scully, Doggett, Brad, Monica, and Samuel are looking down at Krycek, who is slowly coming to on the ground.

MARITA
Did he hit his head?

MULDER
I don’t know.

SAMUEL DeWITT
He’s coming back.

Krycek’s eyes open and everyone leans in closer to him. Krycek screams as he looks at everyone. He stops when he doesn’t see Knowle or Diana.

KRYCEK
Oh thank god. It was just
a horrid nightmare.

MULDER
(amused)
You fainted.

KRYCEK
I thought I saw that mean big guy
with a chainsaw. He was gonna kill
me. Then, Diana came back and was
the Devil... or something out of
“The Night of the Living Dead”. (beat)
Thank god it was only a nightmare.

Marita leans down and kisses Krycek on the cheek.

MARITA
(sympathetic)
Oh Sasha... It was no nightmare.

KRYCEK
(worried)
What? Am I dead? (beat) Oh no,
Snuffles, we haven’t had all
our children yet! I can’t be dead!

MARITA
Snuggums, you’re overreacting.
(beat) You’re not dead. You fainted.

DOGGETT
Even if you were to die, I think
Death would have pity and at least
allow you to change first.

Scully laughs.

KRYCEK
So it was only a nightmare
and they aren’t here?

Everyone exchanges glances as Diana Fowley, still dressed as the Devil, comes into Krycek’s view.

DIANA
Happy Halloween, Alexander.

Krycek’s eyes widen as lightening flashes again.

KRYCEK
No-oooooooo!

Marita covers his mouth.

MARITA
Sasha!

She gives him a stern look to behave himself. He mumbles something no one can understand. Marita uncovers his mouth.

MARITA
What?

KRYCEK
I said: this better not mean
Mulder is getting back together
With that wench!

Krycek sneers at Diana.

MULDER
No, we’re not. (beat) We’re just
rekindling our friendship because
friendships last forever.

Mulder smiles.

KRYCEK
Have you gone mad?! Are you
insane?? (beat) She hurt you!

MULDER
So did you, and look. We’re
best buds again. (beat) Are
you going to have a problem with this?

Mulder gives him a stern look. Krycek sneers.

KRYCEK
(unhappy)
You better not have sex again
because I don’t wanna hear it.
And she better not be back here
to tell you that little Mulder’s
and Devil Spawns are on the way
either or else I’m gonna have to-

MULDER
-She’s not pregnant, Alex.
(beat) Are you going to behave?

Krycek sneers at Diana.

MARITA
Alex?

Krycek looks at Marita. He sighs.

KRYCEK
Fine. I’ll behave, but I
ain’t happy about it.

CUT TO:

INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT – 8:30 P.M.

Scully and Doggett are seated on Mulder’s cough. Marita and Krycek are on the ground in front of the TV looking through video tapes. Diana sits in a chair across the room. Mulder, Monica, and Brad can be heard in the kitchen grabbing snacks.

Samuel enters the living room and sits on the couch next to Scully and Doggett.

SAMUEL DeWITT
Dana, right?

SCULLY
Yes, and this is John.

Scully smiles friendly at him.

SAMUEL DeWITT
I’m Samuel. It’s nice to meet you.
I’ve heard a lot about you from
Monica at the meetings.

DOGGETT
Meetings?

SAMUEL DeWITT
Don’t pretend not to know.
(beat) The Others, that’s
what we call ourselves.

SCULLY
Psychic support group.

Samuel nods his head.

SCULLY
Monica doesn’t really
talk about it that much.

SAMUEL DeWITT
She thinks she is a burden to
others because of her Gift. But
you don’t think that of her, do you Dana?

Scully smiles.

SCULLY
You’re right.

SAMUEL DeWITT
You should tell her she’s not
a burden. (beat) You understand
her because she is like your
sister... only... she has more power
to her Gift.

Doggett sighs.

DOGGETT
(had enough of this mumbo jumbo)
If you’ll excuse me, sounds like
they need my help in the kitchen.

Doggett gets up and leaves the living room.

SAMUEL DeWITT
He’s not a believer.

SCULLY
Seeing is believing, but he has
a hard time accepting it.

SAMUEL DeWITT
You’ll find he’s like that
with many things.

Scully gives him a strange looks. What does he mean by that?

SCULLY
Wha-

SAMUEL DeWITT
-He’s an honest man. Very proud.
Very... honorable. It’ll take the
sky to fall for him to believe.
(beat) But he’s not what I came over
to talk to you about.

SCULLY
(intrigued)
Oh?

SAMUEL DeWITT
The past always meets up with the
future. Sometimes it is expected,
but most often it is not. (beat) You’re
past will meet up with you on the
second Friday in the second month
of the new year. You should be prepared
for it. (beat) Don’t let your guard
down, Dana Scully, because he is
watching you and he is prepared.

His words haunt her, yet she doesn’t understand what he is talking about.

SAMUEL DeWITT
If you are not prepared for the
work of the Devil, he will win.

Mulder, Monica, Brad and Doggett come out of the kitchen with some candy, chips, and drinks.

MULDER
Ok everyone, we’ve got munchies
and drinks. (beat) Have we chosen
a movie to watch yet?

MARITA
Not yet.

SAMUEL DeWITT
The man at the door has one.

MULDER
Huh? Who’s at the do-

Mulder is interrupted by a knock on the door.

MULDER
I guess I’ll find out, huh?

Mulder sets the big bowl of candy down on the coffee table and goes to answer the door to find Knowle.

MULDER
Hey buddy. Come on in.

Knowle enters the apartment.

KNOWLE
I brought over “The Texas
Chainsaw Massacre”.

MULDER
Ooh! Scary!

KNOWLE
It’s a classic. And bein’
a Texas guy myself...

Knowle smiles.

Samuel DeWitt approaches them.

SAMUEL DeWITT
Mulder, thank you for having me
over for this short time, but
I’m afraid I must be going.

MULDER
All right. It was nice meeting you.

SAMUEL DeWITT
It was nice meeting you too.

Samuel leaves the apartment, but turns before walking away.

SAMUEL DeWITT
(an after thought; to Mulder)
You’re so close to finding her
if you would just open your eyes.

Samuel turns to Knowle.

SAMUEL DeWITT
A good friend who is always there
to pick her up from her downward
path will lead to happiness. (beat)
Don’t worry, you’ll stay strong and survive.

Samuel walks away, leaving Mulder and Knowle confused.

KNOWLE
What was...?

Knowle points to Samuel. Mulder shrugs.

MULDER
Don’t know.

He shuts the door and he and Knowle walk into the apartment.

TIME CUT TO:

INT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT – 9:30 P.M.

All the lights are off and the horrifying screams of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” are loudly playing from the TV.

Mulder is sitting on the ground covering his eyes. Doggett and Scully sit calmly watching on the cough, next to Brad and Monica. Monica is curled up to Brad, covering her ears and has her face buried into Brad’s chest. She is terrified. Knowle sits in a chair next to the couch, he watches on while eating a Snickers bar. Krycek lays on the ground all the way across the room – far away from Knowle.

Marita and Diana are nowhere to be seen.

MULDER
(scared)
Oh my god, make it stop.

MONICA
I agree.

SCULLY
We’re watching “The Exorcist” next.

MULDER
How about “Plan Nine From Outer Space”?

MARITA (O.S.)
(sweet)
Oh Sasha...

Krycek pops his head up from the ground and gets up, running to where Marita is in the foyer.

Marita stands innocently... a little too innocent one might say.

KRYCEK
Yeah baby, what’s up?

Marita goes up to him and wraps her arms around his neck and kisses him.

KRYCEK
Hm. This is nice.

Marita smiles at him.

MARITA
You know, Sasha, this pink
poodle outfit... it really...
turns me on.

Krycek grins as Marita kisses him again.

MARITA
(whisper in his ear)
How about you go wait for me
in the closet... and we’ll...
well... you know...

KRYCEK
(whoohoo!)
All right...

Krycek kisses her again and then goes into the closet to wait for Marita.

Marita smiles devilishly as Diana comes up behind her.

MARITA
Ready?

DIANA
Yes. Got the camera?

MARITA
Of course.

They both smile.

MARITA
Let’s get him.

Diana deviously makes her way to the closet.

CUT TO:

INT. LIVING ROOM – CON’T

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is still playing on the TV. Monica is now looking in the direction of Doggett and Scully.

DOGGETT
Mon’, it’s not that scary.

SCULLY
John...

MONICA
Yes it is. This really happened.

DOGGETT
But it’s just a movie,
you big baby.

MONICA
I know it is just a movie,
Johnny, but it really happened.

Mulder turns around to face them.

MULDER
Haven’t you ever watched scary
movies? They’re all exaggerated anyway.

Doggett laughs.

DOGGETT
Yeah, right. Monica watching
scary movies.

He laughs again.

KNOWLE
She’s never seen ‘em before
to my knowledge. Unless Brad
has gotten her to see any.

BRAD
Nope.

MULDER
Oh... then maybe we should
put in “Carebears In Wonderland”.

MONICA
Sound great to me!

SCULLY
What about “The Exorcist”?
I love that movie.

Monica whimpers and puts her face into Brad’s chest again.

MONICA
(muffled)
I’m going to have nightmares.

MARITA
(devious)
I’ve got an idea...

Everyone turns to look at Marita.

MARITA
I know for sure it will
cheer people up.

Marita smiles and signals for everyone to follow her. Everyone exchanges looks, shrug shoulders, and follow her into the foyer.

INT. FOYER – CON’T

Marita stands by the closet door.

SCULLY
What’s so interesting in the foyer?

MARITA
This.

She opens the closet door and shines a flashlight in on Krycek and Diana – making out.

Everyone’s jaws drop open.

KNOWLE
Wait... I thought he hates her.

MARITA
That’s the best part. He
thinks it’s me.

Marita smiles and snaps a picture of Krycek and Diana.

MARITA
Let’s let him know the truth.

Marita taps Krycek on the shoulder.

MARITA
(sweet)
Sasha, sweetie. What are you doing?

Krycek stops kissing Diana and looks at Marita. His eyes bug. If she’s out there, then who has he been kissing? He looks at Diana and shrieks as he pushes her away from him and falls out of the closet. He wipes his lips with his hand.

KRYCEK
Ah! It burns! She’s like acid! Ahh!!

MULDER
And here you were saying you
didn’t want Diana and I to have
sex. But what were you about to do?

Mulder throws his head back and laughs.

KNOWLE
Well, this has been one
heck of a Halloween.

Krycek sneers at him.

KNOWLE
(humored)
First, Pee-Wee just about wets
himself when he sees me. He faints
when he sees her. And during all of
this, he’s wearing a pink poodle costume.

MULDER
You forgot that he shrieked like
a girl a few times today too.

MARITA
And now he’s kissing Diana... for a long time.

Marita gives Krycek a kiss on the cheek. He pouts.

KRYCEK
Why is everyone picking on me?

SCULLY
Maybe it’s the cotton candy
costume you’ve been wearing all day.

KRYCEK
POODLE! I’M A DAMN POODLE!!

Marita leans in to him.

MARITA
(whisper)
Sasha, I don’t think that’s
something you want to be
yelling proudly. (beat)
Kids laughed at you.

She smiles at him sympathetically.

TIME CUT TO:

EXT. MULDER & KRYCEK’S APARTMENT BUILDING – 2:15 A.M.

Doggett, Scully, Brad, Monica and Knowle walk out towards their cars that are parked in the street. Brad has his arm around Monica, she’s still scared from all the horror movies they watched.

MONICA
I’m never sleeping again.

DOGGETT
(singing)
One... two... Freddy’s coming for you.

BRAD
Ok, John, enough.

DOGGETT
Sorry.

SCULLY
(singing)
Three... four... better lock your door.

MONICA
Dana!

Monica gives Scully a look.

MONICA
I’m already at nine, ten
never sleep again, ok?

SCULLY
I’m sorry.

Knowle gives Scully a mean look, then turns to Monica with a friendlier expression.

KNOWLE
They’re just entertainment,
Mon’. No need to be scared.

He smiles at her.

KNOWLE
Besides, you’re sleeping with a
FBI agent tonight. You’ll be safe.

MONICA
Yeah, but I’m not sleeping. Not
that it matters since I see
things even when I’m awake.

BRAD
Don’t worry, Monica. I’m
right here for you.

He smiles at her.

KNOWLE
I’m parked over there.

Knowle points down the road.

KNOWLE
I’ll see you guys later.

DOGGETT
See ya!

MONICA
Drive carefully.

Knowle waves and heads towards his Hummer, and right as he gets near it, Krycek steps out from the side of the building, and he’s still wearing his pink poodle outfit. Knowle doesn’t pay any attention to him.

KRYCEK
Geez! What’s you’re problem!?

Knowle stops walking.

KNOWLE
My problem?

Krycek nods.

KNOWLE
I didn’t have a problem with you.
You’re the one making a problem
with me when I was just walking.
(beat) So stop overreacting, Pee-Wee.

Knowle walks over to the driver’s side of his Hummer, and pulls out his keys.

Krycek sneers at him.

KRYCEK
(to himself)
Pee-Wee... hm. I’ll give you
a reason to call me “Pee-Wee”...

Krycek goes over to Knowle, who is about to get in his Hummer and drive off, and whips out his little thingy and starts to pee on Knowle’s leg.

Knowle stops his movement and gives Krycek a blank look. He can’t believe this guy is peeing on him. Krycek smiles devilishly as he finishes.

KRYCEK
(proud)
Ha! That’ll give you a reason
to call me Pee-Wee! Punk!

Knowle looks down at his leg, which is wet from Krycek. He looks down at Krycek and glares.

KNOWLE
(calm)
You know... I wasn’t going to do
anything to you. I wasn’t going to
say anything to you... but... you
peed on me, Pee-Wee.

KRYCEK
(DA Man!)
Yeah! So?! Whatcha gonna
do ‘bout it, punk?

KNOWLE
What am I going to do about it?

Knowle stands up straight and towers menacingly over Krycek. Krycek’s eyes widen with fear. He cowers and looks up at Knowle with a wince.

KNOWLE
(loud)
Boo!

Krycek is startled by Knowle and falls backwards into a muddy puddle. Brown splats of mud cover his pastel pink poodle costume.

Knowle laughs at the ridiculous scene as he gets in his Hummer and drives away.

Krycek glares at the departing vehicle, and off the ridiculous image of Krycek dressed as a pink poodle in a puddle, we...

FADE OUT:

THE END.

 


 

FRVS Home | Close | Next Episode -->