Earth sits alone in the vast emptiness of space.
A small craft, light in color, floats towards the planet.
They came billions of years ago
to destroy our planet and all
existing life on it.
EARTH – BILLIONS OF YEARS AGO
Early man fight to survive in the extreme heat
of their planet. A large, dark, alien craft hovers over them.
Regulating the Earth’s temperature by
creating extreme heat
that early man
could not survive.
The small, light colored craft comes down towards
the larger dark colored craft.
But man was not left alone to die.
Help from friendly beings came to
protect their neighboring planet,
having heard Earth’s desperate cry for help.
The two alien crafts start to fight against
one another with their high tech weapons.
A battle between light and darkness
began, lasting several years. Ending
when darkness, in their numerous numbers,
over powered and destroyed Earth’s
neighboring allies who came to help.
The large, dark craft blows the small, light
craft out of the sky. The craft’s pieces scatter for years over the
The end seemed inevitable until the
Earth fought back, creating the
Ice Age that only the strongest
of early man could survive.
Snow and ice cover the Earth, weakening the
hostile alien race.
Man grew stronger and fought off
the remaining hostile alien race.
(beat) Earth once again became ours.
TIME CUT TO:
EXT. ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – JULY 1947
An alien craft crashes down to Earth.
They came again in 1947 to learn
our Earth, discover her weaknesses
so they could plan their take over again.
Military vehicles drive up to the craft as an
But their research ended abruptly,
and ours began. Studying this unknown
alien race, never knowing what happened
between them and us billions of years ago.
INT. SYNDICATE MEETING ROOM – 1985
The Cigarette-Smoking Man, the Well-Manicured
Man, John Montgomery, and the other Syndicate Elders sit in a room
being addressed by a man known as Strughold.
Decades later a single alien came,
calling himself Strughold, claiming
to be a traitor to his kind. Secrets
were told. Secrets of the plan for alien
colonization and the virus created to kill us.
Strughold hands a small vile to John Montgomery.
INT. THE STRUGHOLD RESEARCH FACILITY – NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 14, 2004
John Montgomery turns around to face Monica.
He approaches her with a syringe filled with the alien virus. He tightens
the restraints on her, not knowing for sure what will happen to her.
Monica’s body starts to shake uncontrollably. Montgomery does nothing
as he watches the virus infect her and her body naturally fight it
off, just as he had theorized.
Twenty years later, human research
of the virus comes to an end with
a discovery of a vaccine to save
the human race found within myself.
EXT. MARINE BARRACKS – CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA
MAY 13, 2006
Knowle Rohrer and Walter Skinner rush into Knowle’s
Hummer and speed away from the barracks, just as an alien craft hovers
above the building. A bright light shoots down on the building and
blows it away. Killing everyone inside.
Time will only tell if the years
of sacrifice will work in our defense.
(beat) But has time work against us?
Was the vaccine found too late? (beat)
Will it even matter when their violent
INT. KNOWLE ROHRER’S HUMMER – CON’T
Knowle drives the hell out of there with determination
never before seen as he makes his way north to Alexandria to get Monica
and Dana out of harms way.
EXT. GRANDMAMA REYES’S HOME – NIGHT
8:01 PM, LOCAL TIME
Monica gazes up at the stars above, her gut
telling her Earth is not at peace. She looks out over the deep canyon
and can see for miles. Nothing seems out of place, yet the air is
still, silent, more so than ever before.
The second war between light
and darkness falls upon us
Monica starts to turn away from the cliff’s
edge, carrying a bucket with her.
Suddenly, visions enter her mind.
Cities on fire, buildings collapsing, screams
for help, chaos in the streets, mass panic, everyone out for themselves,
sacrifice of those who wish to survive, screams of pain and death.
Then silence as her mind’s eye sees what remains after destruction.
Death. Fire. Then nothing.
A sudden scream of pain flashes in her mind
as a man covered in blood and dirt rips the flesh off of another human.
Monica blinks her eyes and the visions are gone.
She stops walking, not sure what to think of what she just saw.
Toby, Grandmama’s mule, makes a noise from his
pen where Grandmama keeps him during the night. Monica looks over
at him and makes her way to him with the bucket in her hands.
Toby comes over to Monica with sadness in his
eyes. Monica dumps the bucket of food in the trough. Toby nudges her
shoulder with his head and Monica rubs her hand on his nose, feeling
She’s going to a better place, Toby.
She kisses Toby on his head and walks away,
heading back into Grandmama’s home.
INT. GRANDMAMA’S HOME – CON’T
Monica sets the bucket down on the ground and
makes her way over to Grandmama’s bedroom to see how she is doing.
Brad comes out, stopping her from going in. He can’t hide his expression
from her, Grandmama is nearing her end.
How is she?
Brad looks back at Grandmama, then back at Monica.
He takes her gently by the arm and leads her away from the bedroom
Monica looks over to Grandmama’s room. Tears
sting her eyes.
She wants to talk to you. (beat)
It’ll be the last time-
Monica cuts him off by gasping out a cry, unable
to control her emotions. She shakes her head “no”, unable to accept
this is the end.
Brad wraps his arms around her and holds her,
knowing how much this hurts her. Monica is close to her Grandmama,
more so than any other person in her life.
He kisses the top of her head as Monica regains
control of her emotions. She pulls away from him and wipes her tears
I need to talk to her.
Brad nods his and Monica goes into Grandmama’s
INT. GRANDMAMA’S ROOM – CON’T
Monica stops for a second in the doorway in
shock of her Grandmama’s decline in health. Just a few minutes ago
she was looking stronger. How can this decline in her health be happening
She approaches her Grandmama. She is pale and
weak. Monica sees Death lingering all over her like a black cloud.
She kneels down at the bedside and takes hold of her hand, knowing
this is the last time she will ever talk with her. Tears fill her
eyes, threatening to fall.
How can this be the end? She can’t imagine her
life without her, even though she knows death is as much a part of
life as the first time you breath air. It’s inevitable.
Do not be sad, Monica. Death is just
as much a part of life as breathing air.
Monica smiles at her Grandmama. She knows her
thoughts so well.
I have lived so much life. I’m an
old woman, you know. (beat) I choose
to go now, at this time, because I
do not wish to see this beautiful Earth destroyed.
Are you in any pain?
Only a little, but I fight
it off because I cannot go yet.
(weak; after a beat)
You must listen to me
very carefully Monica.
Monica hears the desperation in her voice.
(weak; dead serious)
They have begun...
Grandmama tries to sit up, but Monica stops
Lay down, Grandmama.
We cannot win. Not on our own.
We are not strong enough. (beat)
Time worked against us.
Grandmama looks into Monica’s eyes.
(after a beat)
You know this... You feel them.
Grandmama watches her for a beat.
In my living room, in the box on
my table, there is something for
you. It is meant for you at this
time. Keep it with always, Monica.
Never lose it. It is so important
that you keep it. (beat) It is the key.
Monica nods her head.
(stressing her seriousness)
No matter what, you keep it.
Grandmama relaxes and her breathing begins to
I do not have much time.
A tear falls down Monica’s cheek. Grandmama
looks at her again.
(after a beat)
Stay close to Brad. He needs your
protection. (beat) You need him too,
when they are against you. (beat) Monica,
you are so special. Always have been, but
never knew it. You have powers inside of you.
You will find it. I trust this. You are
healer. It is in destiny it all had to happen.
Grandmama’s voice is weaker, talking becoming
more and more difficult for her.
Always remember your heart... It
is never wrong. (beat) Trust it.
I will, Grandmama.
Grandmama shuts her eyes slowly and her body
Te amo, Monica Isabella...
Her body relaxes more and her chest falls, never
Silence consumes the room.
(choking on tears)
Te amo, Grandmama.
Monica’s eyes are filled with tears, she looks
down at the lifeless hand she holds in hers. Tears fall as she shuts
her eyes, feeling Grandmama’s soul and spirit depart from the Earth.
After a moment, she sets her Grandmama’s hand
on the bed and rises, leaving the room.
INT. LIVING ROOM – CON’T
Brad sits in a chair, tears in his eyes. He
looks up when Monica comes out of Grandmama’s room.
She holds her emotions in check and goes over
to the table Grandmama told her about. She opens the box and pulls
out a rock, light in color, with strange markings on it.
Brad comes over.
The key to everything...
Monica examines the rock in her hand. How can
this little rock be the key? And the key to what? How can a rock be
so important that Grandmama would tell her to keep it with her at
all times on her death bed? This little rock is the most important
thing to Grandmama, so much so that she would tell Monica about it
on her deathbed.
Off Monica and Brad’s confusion...
INT. KNOWLE’S HUMMER – CON’T
11:06 PM, LOCAL TIME
Knowle and Skinner sit in silence. They are
both stunned by what happened only a few minutes ago. The light from
the explosion is still scene through the rearview mirror of the car.
They’re all gone. He could’ve gotten them out
of there and they’d be here now. Maybe not all, but those close to
him. Men like John Doggett. How could he let Dana down like he did?
Skinner looks over at Knowle. He’s been quiet
since they got away. He’s probably feeling the same guilt that he
feels. Skinner looks away from him. How did Knowle even know to leave?
Maybe it was luck. The same luck that told him to leave the barracks.
It was luck he found Knowle’s hummer when he did.
But the guilt eats him up inside. He left John
Doggett. Even after Dana told him to stay close to Knowle, he didn’t
warn the others. But how was he supposed to know these things... these
aliens... would attack tonight.
How could he do that to the others? They were
brothers. Brothers brought together by the strength and bond of the
United States Marine Corps.
Skinner looks behind him, out the back window
of the vehicle. He sees an alien craft moving towards them.
Uh... one of those things is
coming up on us.
Knowle looks out his rearview mirror and can
see almost see it. He pushes his foot down on the accelerator.
Skinner looks at him. Does he really think he’s
going to out run this thing? They traveled billions of light years
to take over the planet. He looks back out the window and sees the
craft moving faster, gaining on them.
They’re gaining on us!
In the back, there’s a really big
gun. Get it. Use the sunroof and
blast that thing out of the sky.
Skinner nods his head and unbuckles his seat
belt. He makes his way to the back and picks up the largest weapon
he can find. He looks at it, then up front at Knowle.
(who is this guy?)
A shot is fired at them from above, hitting
the ground in front of them. Knowle swerves to avoid the destruction
in the road. He doesn’t miss a beat and is back on track in no time.
That’s it. Use it!
Skinner takes it and opens the sunroof. He stands
up, standing out above the Hummer, looking up at the alien craft that
is almost on top of them. He can feel the vehicle speed up. He sets
up and takes aim at the craft.
The aliens fire down at them once again.
(shouting to Knowle)
Uh... it’s right above us. Speed up!
Skinner jerks back a bit as the vehicle speeds
up some more. The craft falls behind and Skinner takes aim again,
shooting it, hitting it.
The craft starts to crash down to the ground.
Skinner cheers with a Marine “whoo-hoo!” as
the craft starts to fall, crashing near them. Skinner smiles as he
sees it hit the ground, disabled. He sets the bazooka inside and looks
down at Knowle.
It’s gone! Good thing we can
blow those fuckers out of the sky!
Suddenly, a loud screeching scream is head.
Skinner looks up, just as an alien jumps up at him. It’s claws sharp
and extended for attack, ready to kill. Skinner’s eyes widen, not
having any time to physically react as the alien claws at him.
Inside the Hummer, Knowle looks up, having heard
the alien scream, and now hearing Skinner struggling up top.
Knowle grabs hold of his handgun and slams on
the breaks, abruptly stopping the vehicle. He quickly gets out and
shoots at the alien that is attacking Skinner.
The alien stops attacking Skinner and jumps
down at Knowle, dropping him to the ground. Knowle shoots at it, knowing
it doesn’t do anything to kill it, just knocking if off its course
slightly. The alien holds its arm up and makes a swift move to rip
Knowle in half, but is stopped by Skinner jabbing the stilleto into
the base of its neck, killing it instantly.
The alien falls down onto Knowle, who pushes
the dead alien body off himself.
I’m fine. You’ve been cut up bad.
Knowle gets to his feet.
I see more coming. Lets get
the hell out of here.
Knowle nods his head and they run back into
INT. HUMMER – CON’T
Knowle floors it the hell out of there.
There’s a first aid kit under your
seat. Clean and stitch your wounds.
Skinner pulls out the first aid kit. It’s loaded
with medical supplies. Skinner looks at Knowle.
Some first aid kid. (beat)
What else do you have?
We’re loaded with weapons; guns,
grenades, knives. Blankets, canned food.
I saw you stole a couple sleeping
bags with USMC on them.
I like to be prepared. I’ve also
stocked up on water.
Can opener for the food?
Got that too.
Skinner nods, then winces as he stitches up
(wincing; under breath)
Mother fucker. (beat; to Knowle)
Got any pain killers?
Do you really think you need
it for your wounds?
Knowle looks over at him.
(after a beat)
Then lets be resourceful.
Skinner nods his head. He had a feeling he’d
We are now in a world where the
yesterday we knew, won’t ever be
the tomorrow we can expect.
Skinner moves the rear view mirror to get a
better view of his head so he can stitch up the cut on the side of
We don’t know what’s ahead. We don’t
even know where our next big meal will
come from. Hell, life is more uncertain
than it was two hours ago. (beat) So what’s
your military history?
Skinner finished his stitches and readjust the
Last war I was in was ‘Nam. Enlisted
on my own when I was eighteen. (beat)
Almost died, saw my friends die. (beat)
I was pretty good out in the shit.
I was in the Gulf. Retired because of
injury. Got with the DOD and started
doing Special Ops in 1998. Been doing
that ever since then.
Special ops. That’s comforting to know.
(beat) I bet you have stories to tell.
That I do.
Skinner looks behind them again, making sure
they are not being followed. He sees nothing behind them. He turns
to face forward again.
So where are we going?
Knowle doesn’t answer right away. He knows he
shouldn’t base what they do and where they go on personal biases.
He has to get into “war mode”, but he can’t do that until he knows
Monica is safe.
(after a beat)
Monica. I made a promise to her that
I’d come back for her when this happened.
(beat) The sooner we get there, the better.
Knowle accelerates in speed.
All of our military forces are gone. They
divided us, leaving the weakest without
protection. They’ll hit the cities next.
You know how they’ll attack?
Bees. I’m pretty sure of it. They’ll
be carrying the virus. (beat) Were you
I don’t know.
Monica’s immune to them. The
vaccine comes from her.
I’m sure her psychic ability
can’t hurt to have around now.
If they don’t get to her first.
Knowle’s mind thinks back to when they were
stranded on that island in January. Monica was taken by them and no
one knows why. Monica doesn’t even remember all that happened. All
he knows is that they took her and she had to escape, and has a nice
scar to remind her of that.
Skinner looks at him, not understanding what
he means. He feels the Hummer pick up speed again.
When we were on the island, she was
take by aliens. She said they held
her there by her mind. She called
it “mind warfare”. (beat) Tonight,
I read that they can make a person’s
worse nightmare seem to come true.
What does that mean?
I don’t know for sure, but if they
could get her and hold her with her mind,
who’s to say they won’t give her worst
nightmare to her.
Skinner isn’t sure what to think of all this.
Don’t take I-95. Monica once
told me it’d be blocked. (beat)
I’m not exactly sure what she meant.
Knowle nods his head. This could slow them down
since they’ll have to take back roads and two-lane highways. His foot
presses down on the accelerator.
Skinner looks out the window. His hand gently
touches the wound on his shoulder. His mind races back to them he
left behind at the barracks.
John Doggett is dead.
If they ever find Dana, what will he tell her?
She saved him by telling him to stick close to Knowle. Yet he couldn’t
save John Doggett for her.
We have to go to Falls Church too.
I know. Dana.
Skinner looks over at him. Perhaps he’s feeling
the same way he is.
She’s John’s girl.
Knowle speeds up his driving again, pushing
well over 100 miles per hour. He stares intensely out the front window.
His mind can’t stop thinking of Monica and the promise he made to
her. If only he found out sooner, he could be there by not, protecting
The others would still be alive too. John Doggett,
Shannon McMahon – two Marines he’s closest to.
He can’t linger on something he has no control
Bees come out during the day. Taking back roads
will slow them down. It’ll be daylight before they reach Alexandria.
It’ll be more dangerous once the hot sun comes out. Aliens gestate
faster in the heat. It’s already hot and humid at night.
What will it be tomorrow?
His hummer can’t drive fast enough, but he has
to stay safe, drive safe, so he can get there in one piece. He keeps
his current speed as we start to pull back out of the hummer and above
them. Watching from above as the vehicle flies down the dark empty
Off in the distance a large craft quickly and
steadily travels in the same direction, making its way north to Washington,
INT. FBI BASEMENT – WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANITOR’S
Mulder, Krycek and Marita sit around a small
table. A single can of corn sits in the center. Mulder and Krycek
looks at it with dumbfounded expressions. Marita looks from Mulder
to Krycek and back again with an expectant look.
Mulder leans back in his chair, folds his arms
across his chest and looks at Marita.
We didn’t have a can
opener down here yet.
(this is just perfect)
So we have all this canned food
and no way to get into it?
Mulder and Krycek don’t answer. They’re at a
loss at what to do.
Krycek leans back in his chair, folds his arms,
and looks at Marita.
If there’s a will, there’s a way.
Mulder and Marita look at him.
We just have to be creative.
Are you sure no one had
a can opener in their desk?
No, we never had one.
What about Dana? Or John?
Mulder and Krycek share a look and shake their
heads. The possibilities of John or Dana having a can opener are as
sure to happen as George Lucas releasing the original “Star Wars”
trilogy on DVD, fully restored to how it should be.
I highly doubt it.
Yeah, and Scully can’t cook anyway.
Marita stands up. If they won’t do it, she will.
I’m going to go look anyway.
Suit yourself, Snuffles, but I
doubt you’ll find one.
Marita leaves the Janitor’s Lounge.
(after a beat)
You wanna play “The Streak”?
Why not. After all, it is the best
song in the whole wide world. That’s
why we preserved it down here.
Mulder gets up happily and goes over to a CD
player and hits the PLAY button. A second later and “The Streak” by
Ray Stevens starts to play.
(on CD player)
Hello, everyone, this is your action news
reporter with all the news that is news across
the nation, on the scene at the supermarket.
There seems to have been some disturbance here.
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?
Mulder sits down with a goofy grin.
(on CD player)
Yeah, I did. I's standin' overe there by the
tomaters, and here he come, running through
the pole beans, through the fruits and vegetables,
nekkid as a jay bird. And I hollered over t' Ethel,
I said, "Don't look, Ethel!" But it's too late,
she'd already been incensed.
(on CD player)
Here he comes, look at that, look at that
There he goes, look at that, look at that
And he ain't wearin' no clothes
Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
Look at that, look at that
Fastest thing on two feet
Look at that, look at that
He's just as proud as he can be
Of his anatomy
He goin' give us a peek
Mulder and Krycek bob their heads and laugh
as the song continues to play.
Marita comes in with a can opener in hand. She
holds it up and smiles.
Ta-da! Dana was always prepared.
She goes over to the tale and opens the can.
Now please tell me we have
microwave safe bowls.
Mulder looks at Krycek with bug eyes. Krycek
bugs his eyes. Marita’s jaw drops.
Oh my god! You’re kidding me!
She sits down with a hug. How the hell are they
supposed to survive for six months like this?!
This! This is unbelievable! We
can’t eat! We’re going to die!
Krycek takes hold of her hand.
We’re joking, Marita. We
are completely microwave safe.
She hits him, then hits Mulder.
You shouldn’t joke about
these things. (beat) And what
the hell is this song?
(a little too happy)
It’s only the best song ever!
He smiles at her and Marita listens.
(on CD player)
Oh, yes, they call him the Streak
Look at that, look at that
He likes to show off his physique
Look at that, look at that
If there's an audience to be found
He'll be streakin' around
Invitin' public critique
(on CD player)
This is your action news reporter once
again, and we're here at the gas station.
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened?
Is it about someone streaking?
That’s why they call him The Streak. Wee!
It’s the only song we preserved.
Marita snaps a look at him.
(fearing what that means)
The only song?
Krycek nods his head.
Mulder lets out a worried sigh. Krycek and Marita
looks at him. Since when does having “The Streak” preserved for all
eternity make Mulder worry?
What is it, Mulder?
Mulder looks up at them.
I just wish the others
could’ve been down here.
Krycek and Marita listen.
I mean, once June 11th comes, its going to
be very dangerous. (beat) And the chip in
Scully’s neck holds vital information to our
survival, including, but not limited to: alien
plans once attacks are done, how to beat the
aliens and save our buddies, digitized Pentagon
files that will help a secret government group
function successfully. And she doesn’t know any of it.
Marita and Krycek stare blankly at him.
I never had time to tell her
so she knows to be careful with it.
That chip holds information on
how to beat the aliens when they come?
Mulder nods his head.
The Smoking Man told me so.
(beat) Apparently, he’s my
But I killed him.
He said he has access to
power or something.
An alien shape-shifter.
But he had red blood! Not green!
How could he not have killed the real Smoking
Man. He pouts. He was so da man when he did that. He even told him
to “smoke on this puff daddy”.
Unless they’ve mutated.
Off her worried look...
INT. DOGGETT & SCULLY’S HOUSE – MORNING
Scully goes into the kitchen and pours dog food
into Buddy’s bowl. She’s comfortably dressed in her pajamas, wearing
her Whinny The Pooh Bear slippers on her feet.
Buddy can be heard running across the living
room. His collar jingling as he runs fast onto the slippery tile floor
of the kitchen. He slides a couple feet as he slips. He goes to his
bowl and Scully pets his head and smiles at him.
I’m going to get the paper.
Buddy makes a noise from below that sounds a
lot like he just said “Ok.”
Scully stands up and head out of the kitchen.
Buddy stops eating and watches Scully. He becomes
still and his eyes fixate outside. He louts out a low “ruff” as Scully
approaches the front door.
She stops when she looks outside. Thousands
of bees are swarming all around. She backs away and stands for a beat.
This is happening sooner than was expected.
She watches in shock, seeing a neighbor get
attacked and fall to the ground.
Scully turns and heads back to the kitchen.
She enters the kitchen just in time to see Buddy
run out the doggy door. She runs to the window and looks out to the
backyard. She doesn’t see him.
She can’t go after him. Chances are, they’re
not after dogs. She steps away from the window and looks around. She
has to secure this place so the bees can’t get in. More importantly
so the newly gestated aliens can’t get in easily.
She runs out of the kitchen and up the stairs.
She enters the bedroom and quickly gets dressed, throwing on John’s
tan USMC t-shirt and a pair of jeans. She tosses some clothes into
a duffle bag.
Hairbrush, toothpaste, toothbrush, winter clothes,
a nice white dress even make sway into the bag in her mad rush. Blankets,
sheets and a pillow are pulled off the bed.
She runs down the stairs and tosses a few books,
including a medical book into the bag. Framed photos of John’s family,
their friends. She goes to the front closet and retrieves a safe.
She unlocks it and pulls out a handgun.
She quickly runs into the kitchen, pulls out
duct tape from a drawer and tapes up the doggy door and the cracks
around the door. She runs to the front door and does the same.
She looks out the window and sees one of her
neighbors dead on the ground. His stomach torn open.
Her eyes widen, that happened fast.
She backs away from the door. They’re out there...
She grabs her duffle bag and goes to the kitchen.
She tosses food into the bag. Fruit, water bottles, bread, sandwich
meat. Anything she can toss in there.
She closes the refrigerator and stands for a
moment. Is there anything she’s missing?
The kitchen begins to darken and loud bussing
is heard. She looks at the window. It’s covered with bees... as if
they know she’s in there. She backs up, stopped by the kitchen counter.
Do they sense her?
She opens the drawer she backed into and pulls
out a flashlight, batteries, matches and a candle. She tosses them
all into her bag.
She gulps down her feat and runs out of the
kitchen. Bees are covering the windows of the living room too. She
can hear them at the door, trying to break through the cracks. She
gulps down her fear and runs down to the basement, locking the door
behind her. She leaves the light off. Maybe they won’t know she’s
The basement is warmer than usual, but that’s
expected with how the weather has been. Hot and humid – the perfect
conditions for these aliens to gestate fast and grow stronger than
She turns the flashlight on and pulls out the
duct tape. She seals all the little windows so nothing can get in.
She goes over to the dusty, never before used
bar and sits behind it with her bag by her side. She curls her knees
up to her chest. She’s terrified. Those bees were surrounding her
house. Do they sense her? Her irrational mind wanders to Mulder and
his theory of aluminum foil hats. Tears fall down her face. She hadn’t
even realized she was crying.
She looks around the bar and sees three boxes
of bottled water. John must’ve gotten them.
Another tear falls. She hopes he’s safe. He’s
probably fighting right now. She wonders what he thinks of all this.
The sky is falling, his beliefs destroyed. She hopes he can keep a
level head and be safe so he can return to her.
Part of her wishes she would’ve gone down to
North Carolina. Not that she’d be allowed in the barracks, but at
least she’d be closer to him. At least she’d be able to tell him she
loves him with all her heart.
She wipes a tear away as she starts to hear
buzzing all around her house. Neighbors can be heard calling out for
help. She covers her ears. She can’t hear this. There’s nothing she
can do but hope they’ve been inoculated with the vaccine.
Scully looks up, a strange expression on her
face. She moves her hand to the base of her neck. The sensation is
there again. She hasn’t felt it since she was stranded on the island
in January. They must be close to Virginia now.
Off her fear...
EXT. GRANDMAMA REYES’S HOME – MORNING
Monica sits on the ground in front of a small
mound of dirt. A wooden cross is in the ground, marking the final
resting place of Carmen Isabel de Velázquez. Monica sits in silence,
holding a single yellow rose in her hand.
Brad comes out of the house and watches Monica
for a moment.
Is Toby all right?
I took him down to the town.
Brad comes over and stands behind her.
Monica, we should pack up soon.
Monica sets the yellow rose on top of the mound
of dirt. She wishes she could stay longer, but knows it is not safe.
Yes, we should. We have to get back home.
Monica gets up and brushes the dirt off of herself.
We have to go north. I feel it.
She goes inside and Brad follows.
INT. KITCHEN – CON’T
Aliens can’t survive in cold
weather. They’re weaker.
Brad rubs the back of his neck. Aliens coming
to invade is to scifi for him. But he knows Monica can’t be making
any of it up. It’s why she was taken to the Facility.
I know you don’t-
Monica is cut off by the rock Grandmama gave
her. It starts to slowly turn on the kitchen table. Monica and Brad
look at it.
He trails off as he watches it. Monica goes
over to it and places her hand on it to stop it from moving. She picks
it up and looks at it.
That’s no ordinary rock.
It’s warm. (beat) Grandmama told me
I had power that I didn’t know about.
She looks up at Brad.
What if she was confused and
misspoke her words and she meant
that this has power...
Could be, but how can a rock have power?
She looks back down at it.
I don’t know. (beat) I don’t think
we should forget to pack it though.
Brad nods his head. He holds his hand out to
get a better look at it. She hands it to him.
The markings are like nothing he’s ever seen
before. How could something like this rock be the key? It doesn’t
make sense? How can something inanimate hold power?
(after a beat)
Grandmama also told me the
aliens have begun their attacks.
Brad looks up at her.
Do you sense them?
She looks at him for a moment.
I think we should pack anything we
could use around here. Just incase
we can’t get back home.
Brad looks at her. How bad is this going to
(re: his thought)
The world that we know today is
not the world we will know tomorrow.
Brad looks into her eyes, sensing how serious
You didn’t bring a weapon, did you?
No, I didn’t.
Then we’ll have to make sure to
avoid situations where a weapon
would be useful.
Your Grandmama had some knives.
It’s better than nothing, right?
That’s a good idea. (beat) I’ll go
out to the garden and get some food.
I’ll pack things into the car.
(after a beat)
I’m scared, Brad. Grandmama even
said we can’t win this war. What
if we never can go back home? What if-
-Moni... just believe.
He looks at her and goes up to her.
You have a Gift that can
help us survive.
Monica looks down. Knowle’s dog tags come into
What about the others?
They’re smart. Strong. They’ve heard
the warnings that this was going to happen.
Monica nods her head.
(after a beat)
On the island... I was taken by them. They
held me without physical restraints. They
held me by my mind. Disabled me. (beat) Somehow,
I managed to break free, but Brad... there were
only a few there. Now... now they’ve come to take
over the planet. There’s going to be more of them.
Thousands, millions, maybe even billions.
Tears come to her eyes.
I don’t know what’s going to happen.
I can’t see it. I’m afraid to see. What
if tapping into my ability alters them to
where I am? Where we are? (beat) What if I
shut down? What if they shut me down?
Brad comes up to her and looks deep into her
soft brown eyes.
I promise you, Monica, I will look
out for you. I’ll never let anything
bad happen to you. (beat) I’m here
for you. Always.
Monica nods her head.
I know my words probably don’t calm
your fears, but I want you to know
that I will always be here for you.
And I will always be here for you.
She places a gentle hand on the side of his
face and looks into his hazel eyes. His hand reaches up and takes
hold of hers. He brings her hand to his lips and kisses it gently.
Monica feels his heart for her.
I do love you, Brad.
I know, Monica. I know (beat) Just
not in the way we were trying to be.
Tears fall from her eyes.
Don’t cry or be upset, Monica. I’m
not mad. (beat) He loves you. I’ve
always known that. (beat) And I’ve always
known you felt something for him, even
if you had no idea.
He pulls her into a hug.
He’s a smart man. He knows
things. (beat) We’ll find him again.
He pulls away enough to look at her.
Monica wraps her arms around him tightly, as
INT. ALVIN B. KERSH’S OFFICE – FBI HEADQUARTERS
Alvin Kersh sits at his desk. Unlike other days,
he is not doing paperwork. Rather, he is looking at the wedding ring
that now rests back on his hand. He smiles, finally happy to be getting
his personal life back on track. All the hardships he and his beautiful
wife, Linda, went through are behind him. He lets out a sigh and sits
back in his chair. His eyes fall on the framed photo of his family.
A knock on the door interrupts his pleasant
Jeffrey Spender enters the office.
You needed to speak with me, sir?
Yes, please have a seat.
Spender sits down and sees Kersh’s nameplate.
Sir, I’ve got a question.
Alvin B. Kersh. (beat) What does
the “B” stand for?
Spender holds in his laughter.
Your full name is Alvin Bernie Kersh?
Spender nods, trying to keep from laughing at
such a silly name.
Anyway, Agent Spender, I’ve called you
in because there’s a promotional opportunity
for you down in our San Antonio field office.
Spender raises an eyebrow. It’s about time.
Yes, and I think you’d be perfect-
Kersh is cut off by the expression on Spender’s
Is everything all right, Agent Spender?
What the hell is that?
Spender points out the window behind Kersh.
An alien craft is hovering in the sky. Kersh turns in his chair and
immediately stands up.
Kim Cook enters the office, carrying a thick
Sir, those documents-
She drops the envelope to the ground when she
sees the large craft hovering in the sky.
We need to evacuate the building.
Kersh turns to his desk and picks up his phone.
(to Spender and Kim)
Get out of here!
Spender makes his way to the door, grabbing
Kim by the arm.
INT. HALLWAY – CON’T
Spender leads Kim down the hall.
Mulder set up a bomb shelter in the
basement. I know he’d want you
down there with him.
What’s going on?
Spender doesn’t let go of her. He may have been
a dick to his brother about like her, but he knows how much he cares
They reach the elevator and he hits the button.
Word has gotten around the FBI and panic is
hitting the floor they’re on. Agents quickly make their way to emergency
Should we follow them?
Spender watches, unsure what to do.
Suddenly, a loud explosion is heard and the
building shakes. Plaster falls from above. Kim grabs onto Spender
as they hit the ground for protection.
INT. FBI BASEMENT – CON’T
Mulder and Krycek are playing ping-pong. Marita
sits reading a book, “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, that she found in Scully’s
desk. She looks up randomly at the boys and the little white plastic
ball that bounces from paddle to paddle.
The ground suddenly shakes and the white plastic
ball bounces to the ground.
What was that?
Krycek shakes his head and listens.
Suddenly, a loud explosion is head and the ground
shakes. The lights flicker.
Krycek looks over at Marita, who looks at them
with fear in her eyes.
The ground shakes again and the explosion is
Krycek rushes over to her and pulls her out
of her chair. The lights flicker again and the structure above them
can be heard crashing down.
They’re bombing us. Follow me.
He drags Marita with him to Scully and Doggett’s
office. Mulder follows. Krycek sits them down on the ground and pulls
mattresses off the beds Mulder put down there. He tosses blankets
and pillows at them.
The explosions continue. The ground never seeming
to stop shaking.
Krycek comes over to them and puts the mattresses
over them and gets under. He holds Marita close to him, covering her
head to protect her.
The lights flicker, darkness staying with them
longer than they’d like.
Can this hold up?
He looks to Krycek for an answers, but he has
Keep your head covered.
Mulder does as Krycek tells him. Krycek holds
Marita close to him, protecting her with his life. He’d die for her
if it came to that.
Off their fear as the J. Edgar Hoover Building
crumbles down on top of them, we...
EXT. MONICA’S APARTMENT BUILDING – DAY
Knowle’s Hummer pulls up in front of the building.
Alien crafts cover the sky, blowing up building. Chaos has hit the
streets. Police officers running, giving up on keeping peace and order.
It’s every man for himself.
The bees have halted their attacks for the air
Knowle and Skinner look around. They see a man
shoot another just to get his means of transportation.
It’s every man for himself out there.
You stay here while I go get her.
Skinner nods and grabs a couple guns just in
case he needs them. Knowle does as well and gets out of the Hummer.
Skinner watches the chaos with sharp eyes.
INT. MONICA’S APARTMENT BUILDING – CON’T
Knowle runs up the stairs and pounds on Monica’s
Monica! It’s Knowle!
An explosion goes off near by and the ground
shakes below his feet.
For a split second he experiences fear. The
fear he remembers from when the barracks he, John and Shannon were
in during the Gulf War got bombed. Good god he doesn’t want to be
trapped in another crumbling building.
Without anymore hesitation he kicks down the
door and rushes in.
INT. MONICA’S APARTMENT – CON’T
Everything is cleaned, just how she left it.
He searches for her. Searching every room and
She’s not here.
He stops for a moment in shock. Where the hell
could she be?
Knowle makes his way to the door, but stops
when he sees a note on the wooden table by the door. His name is written
on it in her handwriting. He picks it up.
Another explosion shakes the ground. Getting
closer and closer.
He reads the note:
I’m at Grandmama’s. Go north, they’re
weaker there. Do what you have to do. I’ll find you. Take cover in
the basement. I love you. Monica
He folds the note and puts it in his pocket.
EXT. MONICA’S APARTMENT BUILDING – CON’T
Knowle comes running out of the building. Skinner
looks over at him.
GET OVER HERE!
Skinner gets out of the vehicle and follows
Knowle into the building. They make their way down to the basement.
Is she here?
A loud explosion shakes the ground. The building
has been hit. Debris falls as the structure weakens.
It’s too dangerous to get to
Falls Church. We take cover here.
The lights go out, leaving them in the dark
as the screams of chaos and explosions continue above.
EXT. GRANDMAMA REYES’S HOME – DAY
Monica stares out at the canyon, watching a
dark swarm of bees attack the town below. Behind her, Brad loads the
car, unaware of what’s going on below in the town. He finishes and
comes over to her.
Ready to go?
Monica’s eyes widen as she looks down at the
canyon, seeing a swarm of bees quickly making their way up to them.
She grabs her back and starts to move away from
Suddenly, bees fly up at them, heading straight
towards them. Monica’s eyes widen as she runs up to Brad and grabs
onto him. They duck to the ground. Monica shielding him from the bees.
The bees dive down at them, but quickly split
apart as the rock Grandmama gave to Monica protects them from the
swarm. They are both untouched as the bees swarm around them.
Monica’s eyes open and she looks around. They
are not harmed. No bee can touch them. Brad and Monica rise to their
feet, and off them, we...