(MULDER jogging through park.)
(SKINNER and SCULLY watch from FBI surveillance van.)
TECH 1: (voice) North Perimeter clear. No sign of him.
TECH 2: (voice) South access clear.
SKINNER: Camera one, pan right. Mulder, make for the west entrance.
TECH 3: (voice) West gate Ö No sign of suspect.
SKINNER: Two, angle south entrance.
TECH 4: (voice) Mid-park clear
SCULLY: (looking at a bus on monitor) There. The bus.
SKINNER: Three, zoom in.
SKINNER: Stay close, Mulder. (Compares mugshot of Haley with the image of a man getting off the bus. Itís Haley.) We have Alpha off an east bound Metro bus.
TECH 2: I have alpha heading south.
SKINNER: One, follow suspect.
(AGENT READING PAPER on a bench watches HALEY pass and sit on a bench with another man, the FBI beta target.)
UNDERCOVER AGENT READING PAPER: Contact made.
SKINNER: All right, hold your positions.
(Lots of undercover agents around.)
SCULLY: Whatís he looking at?
SKINNER: Two. Pick it up.
(Camera pans over to MULDER.)
SCULLY: Mulder, heís watching you.
TECH 2: Heís reaching for something.
SKINNER: Zoom in. One, zoom.
(HALEY hands an envelope to the other man.)
SKINNER: Okay, slowly. Slowly. Wait for it. Wait., wait. Wait for it.
(MULDER stretches, looking casual. The man meeting with HALEY on a bench takes the envelope from HALEY and looks in it.)
SKINNER: Okay Ö
(Man meeting with HALEY puts envelope in his pocket, then suddenly doubles over in pain.)
HALEY: What - what- what -? Hey.
SCULLY: What just happened? Whatís happening?
SKINNER: I donít know what the hell happened.
HALEY: Anybody! A doctor! I need a doctor over here.. My friendís sick here. I donít know whatís wrong. Oh, God. He just Ö he just fell Ö Ah, man. (runs off)
SKINNER: What the hellís going on?
SCULLY: I canít see anything! Thereís Ö
TECH 2: Beta target down!
TECH 3: Weíve lost Alpha!
SKINNER: Go! Go! Go!
(Car pulls up and FBI agents get out to pursue HALEY.)
SCULLY: There he is! Heís heading west. Heís on the move! Heís on the move!
MULDER: (running after HALEY) Iím on him!
SKINNER: Maintain your position on the downed Beta. Find the Alpha on three.
AGENT READING PAPER: (approaching the fallen man on the bench) Federal agents! Step aside! Oh, my God.
SKINNER: What is it?
AGENT READING PAPER: What that hell did he do to him?
SCULLY: What? What! What? What are you seeing?
SKINNER: Come on, talk to me! Talk to me!
(Man looks like acid has been poured on his face and hands.)
AGENT READING PAPER: Itís eating away his flesh.
SKINNER: Haley must be carrying something lethal.
SCULLY: Whereís Mulder?
SKINNER: Mulder was on him. Thereís no way he couldnít catch him.
SCULLY: Mulder, respond!
SKINNER: Can you find him? Zoom in. Zoom in!
SCULLY: I canít see a thing. Mulder, suspect is armed and dangerous. Pursue Alpha with extreme caution.
(MULDER chasing HALEY.)
SCULLY: Mulder! Damn it!
(SCULLY gets up and jumps out of van. Skinner yells after her.)
SKINNER: Agent Scully!
(SCULLY runs through park. She sees MULDER stop near a car, and look around. Car pulls away quickly. MULDER walks away. SCULLY watches. MULDER runs up to SCULLY)
SCULLY: What happened?
MULDER: I lost him.
SCULLY: What do you mean?
MULDER: (not looking at her) He got away.
(SCULLY watches MULDER leave. She appears confused.)
(X-Files office. SCULLY is watching surveillance video. It looks like Mulder is handing off something to HALEY. MULDER enters, avoids looking at SCULLY.)
SCULLY: I came in early. I wanted to take a look at the surveillance tape to make sure I wasnít crazy. What happened out there, Mulder?
MULDER: "What happened?"
SCULLY: There were 12 agents yesterday in the park. We had ownership of the suspect. We were in position to make the capture and you let him get away. And from what I see now, you may have aided in his escape.
MULDER: (not looking at her) I donít know what youíre talking about.
SCULLY: Itís on the video, Mulder. I canít prove it was you, but I know what I saw. This man is a murderer. He is a terrorist. I have a report to give this morning. I expect you to give me an answer. I expect you to tell me the truth.
MULDER: Weíre late for the hearing.
(FBI briefing room. 15+ agents and MULDER, SCULLY and SKINNER.)
SKINNER: 15 hours ago, a joint FBI/CIA task force assembled to capture Jacob Steven Haley, second in command of the militia group known as New Spartans. Intelligence revealed Haley was to make an exchange of money for a quantity of automatic weapons to conduct domestic terrorist activities and to further their express goal of overthrowing the federal government. Due to reasons that are still under review, our operation failed. (SCULLY looks at MULDER. He looks away from her.) Jacob Steven Haley remains at large. Whereabouts unknown.
CIA AGENT: What about the weapons?
SKINNER: An arms dealer name Cadre who died at the scene received from Haley a $50,000 bearer bond. Presumably, this was payment for weapons delivered.
CIA AGENT: In other words, Haley not only got away, he got away with $50,000 worth of guns? Have we determined a cause of death? How Haley killed this man?
SCULLY: He was killed by means of a highly toxic biological agent.
CIA AGENT: What kind of toxin are we talking about?
SCULLY: We donít know. Itís affect on the dermis and the soft tissues, the rapidity of itís action Ė it is not a disease known in nature. It would seem to be genetically engineered. A bioweapon.
CIA AGENT: How the hell did he get it?
CIA AGENT: The former Soviet Union. Security on the Siberian Vector Lab is, uh, lax. Itís conceivable it was stolen, though we have no confirmation from Moscow.
CIA AGENT: So this is out in the ozone now? Is this stuff floating through Folger Park?
SCULLY: Level Four decontamination procedures were undertaken immediately. Our best indications are that exposure was limited and that the toxin was transmitted directly and not contagious.
CIA AGENT: How do you know that?
MULDER: Weíre not all dead?
(No one is amused.)
SCULLY: At this point, we can only guess that the toxin was transmitted by liquid or gas, touch or injection.
CIA AGENT: Anybody care to tell me how this guy, Haley eluded us?
(SCULLY looks at MULDER. He looks away.)
SKINNER: Video recon indicates Haley had an accomplice at the park. We have yet to identify who this was, or how Haley knew he was under surveillance.
FBI AGENT: He must have made us.
CIA AGENT: Could he have?
SKINNER: No. Every member was chosen for their lack of exposure in terrorist circles.
MULDER: Haleyís extremely suspicious to the point of paranoia. Heís got military training and a guerrilla mentality.
SKINNER: Second only to this man. (Shows slide of BREMER.) August Bremer. Heís the group's mastermind. However, there are reports that he and Haley are vying for control. This destabilization makes August Bremer our primary threat.
CIA AGENT: Well, this is it. This is the scenario weíve all been worried about, people. Now, I need maximum control of information. Nothing leaves this room. The media gets a sniff, weíre going to disavow. We are going to stop these men. Weíre going to make it all go away.
(Everyone gets up to leave.)
(MULDER walks out of the room, ignoring SCULLY. SKINNER watches
(Movie theatre. A man, BREMER comes up to the USHERETTE.)
USHERETTE: The showís almost over.
BREMER: One, please.
(USHERETTE sells it to him.)
(BREMER goes inside and up to concession counter.)
BREMER: Iíd like some popcorn, please.
USHERETTE: (walking from ticket booth to concession counter) Do you want large, extra large or Jumbo large?
BREMER: Could I get some fresh popcorn, please. The sign says "Fresh Popcorn."
USHERETTE: This is fresh popcorn.
BREMER: No, fresh-fresh --- hot Ė out of the machine back there. Please. A large.
USHERETTE: (over him) Iíll have to make it. Probably take a minute.
(BREMER puts on gloves and takes out an unmarked aerosol can and uncaps
(MULDER drives up to a hotel lobby to check in. SCULLY pulls in behind him and watches MULDER enter the office.)
(Later, in hotel room, MULDERíS phone rings. He answers.)
MULDER: (on phone) Yeah?
HALEY: (on phone) You set me up.
MULDER: I saved your ass.
HALEY: (on phone) Then why wasnít I told?
MULDER: (on phone, voice) I didnít know about the operation.
HALEY: (on phone) It was your operation.
MULDER: (on phone) No. The Justice Department got an anonymous tip. I found out a half hour before it went down. I did what I could.
HALEY: (on phone) Youíll have to do better than that, Mulder.
MULDER: (on phone) What else can I say? I-I got as much to lose here as you do. They catch you, youíll flip me. Look, I believe in your ideals and your goals but the only reason I tolerate your methods is because the governmentís are worse.
HALEY: (on phone) Wow. What a ringing endorsement.
MULDER: (on phone) Hey, you came to me, remember? I mean, what more do you want from me? Iíve risked everything. Iíve given you information. My partner is seriously suspicious. If thatís not enough for you, thatís all Iíve got. (hangs up)
(HALEY sighs and hangs up.)
(Outside movie theatre in Ohio, two teens sit on curb.)
TEEN 1: Ainít nobody home.
TEEN 2: Eh, sheís in there. Sheís just hiding or something.
TEEN 1: Iím thinking we could break for it right through the front doors.
TEEN 2: (holding up a coathanger) Why? I got us front row seats.
(They use the hanger to open the exit door behind the theatre and enter the theatre. They sit on front row. Die Hard With a Vengeance is the feature.)
TEEN 1: She see us? Is she coming?
TEEN 2: (turning around) Hey, man.
(Other patrons in the theatre are dead, their faces eaten away.)
SCULLY: (with attitude rings lobby bell) Maybe you can tell me whatís going on.
SCULLY: There seems to be a problem. A man just told me you gave him keys to my room, room 130.
MANAGER: Who are you?
SCULLY: Who am I? Who is he?
MANAGER: Mr. uh, Kaplan.
SCULLY: Mr. Kaplan.
SCULLY: Thank you. (starts to exit)
MANAGER: Are you the wife?
SCULLY: Not even close.
(SCULLY leaves the office, angry.)
(MULDERís hotel room. Phone rings. MULDER answers.)
MULDER: (on phone) Yeah?
BREMER: (on phone) Weíll proceed as planned.
(MULDER hangs up and goes out of his motel room. SCULLY hides behind a car. Another car drives up beside MULDER.)
DRIVER: Agent Mulder? You coming with us?
(SCULLY watches MULDER get into a car. She gets in her own car and follows without her lights on. She is run off the road by another car.)
(MAN gets out of his car and knocks on SCULLYís window.)
MAN: Step out of the car.
(SCULLY is being escorted down a hallway by four men.)
SCULLY: Exactly what agency are you from? Obviously not the Office of Information.
(MAN knocks at a door. SKINNER and CIA operative are seated at a desk.)
CIA AGENT: Agent Scully, take a seat.
SCULLY: What the hell is going on?
CIA AGENT: I apologize for our methods.
SKINNER: They may well have saved Agent Mulderís life.
SCULLY: What about my life? I donít appreciate being run off the road.
CIA AGENT: We had our reasons.
SKINNER: Youíre suspicious Agent Mulderís betrayed his country.
SCULLY: I donĎt know what youíre talking about.
CIA AGENT: Your discretion is understandable. In point of fact, Agent Mulderís actions are entirely honorable. What youíve stumbled into is a classified action, a deep-cover assignment.
SKINNER: Until now, Agent Mulderís true mission was known only to the US Attorney and myself.
SCULLY: His true mission?
SKINNER: The council we sat in was front to make the New Spartans believe we were unaware of Agent Mulderís complicity.
SCULLY: Why him? Why choose Agent Mulder?
SKINNER: We didnít choose him. They did.
CIA AGENT: He spoke at a UFO conference in Boston where he broadcast his feelings about the government and their conspiracies against the American people. Somebody from the organization was listening so the man who escaped, Haley, sent out feelers in hopes that Agent Mulder was a man whose politics were in line with his own. Someone on the inside that he could use.
SCULLY: To what aim?
SKINNER: That we donít know.
SCULLY: Youíve put Agent Mulderís life in danger by not telling me.
SKINNER: I advised him not to tell you. Heís at a very delicate point. Everything he does now must work to build trust.
SCULLY: Including letting this man Haley get away with murder? Sir, we know nothing about this bioweapon. We donít know what they want to use it for. We donít even know if they have the capacity to store it safely. Putting Agent Mulder in this situation is extremely risky.
SKINNER: They want something from him. We have no other way of learning what.
(Knock at door. AGENT enters.)
AGENT: Movie theatre in Ohio. Whatever theyíre using, theyíve
used it again.
(Car pulls up to warehouse. Three men exit the car and pull MULDER, who is wearing a hood, out and seat him at a table inside the warehouse. They strap his hands to top of the table, then step away.)
MULDER: (still wearing the hood) Ooh. Is this the Pepsi challenge? How íbout some, uh, fresh air, boys?
(They pull the hood off. MULDER blinks his eyes against the light. HALEY is sitting across from MULDER.)
HALEY: Welcome, Agent Mulder.
MULDER: Okay, deal me in.
(One of the men who brought MULDER in grabs MULDERís left pinky finger and holds it in his fist.)
HALEY: This is just a little method that we use to learn the truth.
MULDER: Well, you might want to put that hood back on me unless you want to see a grown man cry.
HALEY: What happened in the park?
MULDER: I told you on the phone.
FINGER BREAKING MAN twists and breaks MULDERís finger. MULDER screams in pain.)
MULDER: I was set up. Iím telling the truth. Wait, wait! Wait! I let you go!
HALEY: Youíre spying on us, arenít you?
MULDER: No. No. No.
(FBM twists the finger again. MULDER screams.)
MULDER: You want me to lie and say yes?
(FBM twists again. MULDER screams.)
MULDER: (to FBM) Iím going to kill you, you son of a bitch! Iím going to kill you! (to HALEY) If I set you up you think Iíd even get into the car with this Nazi piece of shiÖ!
(FBM twists again. MULDER yells and head butts FBM, knocking FBM to the floor.)
MULDER: (in lots of pain) I risked everything! If I was lying, thereíd be federal agents descending on this place like the wrath of God right now. (to FBM) If you touch me again, youíd better kill me!
(FBM twists again. MULDER screams, weaker now.)
HALEY: A war is going on, Agent Mulder. Either youíre on the right side or the wrong. (Pulls out aerosol can and holds it pointed at MULDERís face.) Youíve seen the effects of this?
MULDER: (weakly) Yeah.
HALEY: Would you like to see them again?
MULDER: No, I didnít set you up. If you got set up, it was one of yours.
(FBM bends the finger all the way back. MULDER cries out, then puts his face down on his unbroken hand and sobs.)
HALEY: (thoughtfully) You know what? I believe you.
(Outside movie theatre. SKINNER and SCULLY approach a TECHNICIAN.)
SCULLY: What are you reading in there?
TECH: Weíve been through and through. No hot zones. No atmospheric. Youíre clear, Agent Scully.
SCULLY: (taking kit from the TECH) Thank you.
(SKINNER and SCULLY enter the theatre lobby.)
SKINNER: 14 victims total, including patrons, a projectionist and an employee.
(They look behind the counter. SCULLY is disturbed by the sight of the body. We donít see it.)
SKINNER: Thatís the usherette. There were two survivors. Two teenage boys.
(They enter the theatre and shine flashlights over about 10 plastic covered dead bodies still in their seats.)
SKINNER: How did it happen that those two kids survived?
SCULLY: I donít know. But itís going to help us establish a method of delivery. (looks closely at one of the dead patrons whose skin has been dissolved) Itís doubtful the pathogen was airborne. They found no atmospheric traces. So itís got to be something that everybody touched.
(SCULLY bends down, and with gloved hand picks up a ticket stub)
(MULDER enters his dark apartment. He closes the door and looks at his broken finger.)
SCULLY: Donít be alarmed.
MULDER: (startled, then rubs his face tiredly with his good hand) Scully, get out of here.
SCULLY: Mulder Ö
MULDER: Get out of here!
SCULLY: I know what youíre doing. Skinner told me everything.
MULDER: I donít know what youíre talking about
SCULLY: What happened to your hand?
(SCULLY takes MULDERís hand and inspects the damage. MULDER winces.)
SCULLY: Oh, Mulder, what did they do to you? God, this needs to be set. Youíre in pain.
(SCULLY goes to kitchen.)
MULDER: Yeah, if you keep pulling it around like that.
(MULDER sits on his couch.)
SCULLY: Letís get the swelling down.
(SCULLY brings ice wrapped in a towel and sits on the coffee table in front of him and holds the ice on MULDERís hand.)
SCULLY: Theyíve killed again, Mulder. 14 people in a movie theatre in Ohio. The same toxin they released in the park.
MULDER: 14 people? That doesnít make any sense.
SCULLY: Unless it was a testÖ for something bigger.
(Camera brings old adhesive X shaped tape marks on window into focus. The rest of the scene is heard through a handheld listening device pointed at MULDERís apartment.)
SCULLY: (voice) Why do this to you, Mulder?
MULDER: (voice) Theyíre testing me, too. Haleyís paranoid Ö and spooked. I was sure he was going to kill me.
SCULLY: (voice) What stopped him?
MULDER: (voice) They still need something from me Ö and Iím sensing thereís someone Haley trusts even less Ė The man giving him his orders. Someone I havenít met yet. A guy named August Bremer.
(We see that the listening device is being held by August Bremer sitting
in a van outside.)
(MULDER, finger in a splint, <yea, Scully> walks down hall and enters SKINNERís office. SKINNER and the CIA AGENT are waiting for him.)
SKINNER: What happened to your hand?
MULDER: Terrorist lie detector.
CIA AGENT: Well, did you pass?
MULDER: Well, I must have. Iím still here. They told me what they want. Documentation from the federal reserve bank. Fund transfer schedules for the eastern seaboard. Cash money.
CIA AGENT: Theyíre going to hit a bank or an armored car.
SKINNER: Thatís it? Thatís all?
MULDER: I think I convinced Haley that the near miss in Folger Park was due to a mole inside his own group. He wants surveillance files on them.
SKINNER: How soon?
MULDER: Theyíre waiting for my call.
SKINNER: All right, weíll need some time to redact. Dummy something up.
CIA AGENT: No, I anticipated this. Iíve got files ready to use. (goes to his briefcase)
SKINNER: You know, Iím getting a bad feeling about this. I want a tail on him.
CIA AGENT: No tail.
SKINNER: Once they get what they want from Mulder, whatís to keep them from killing him?
CIA AGENT: They spot a tail on him, theyíre gonna shoot him on the spot. We have got no other way of learning what they want past this Ė What the big picture is.
SKINNER: You may not have another chance to contact us.
MULDER: (leaving the room) If you donít hear from me by
midnight Ö feed my fish.
(FBI biology lab. Microscope image of bacteria.)
TECH: Thatís it. Thatís your bug.
SCULLY: Itís a bacterium.
TECH: An especially virulent one. We isolated it from the bearer bond.
SCULLY: Was the bacterium also found on the ticket stub?
TECH: Actually, no. Barring the usual particles and dust mites the ticket stub was clean.
SCULLY: Well, then how was the biotoxin spread throughout the theatre?
TECH: I donít know.
SCULLY: It looks like streptococcus.
TECH: A strain of streptococcus, but one that has been genetically altered to make it extraordinarily lethal.
SCULLY: But strep wouldnít be able to survive any kind of exposure to the environment.
TECH: Normally. But whoever produced this has cleverly coded the bacterium with a synthetic protective covering. The covering gives them an adhesive quality. Itís like a scratch and sniff. Dermal contact activates the contagion. Itís ingenious in its own evil way.
SCULLY: Developed by the Russians?
TECH: Iíve seen everything in the Russian arsenal. Theyíve got nothing this sophisticated.
SCULLY: Well, then by whom?
(MULDER drives up to motel. Enters room. Overhead light doesnít work. FINGER BREAKING MAN turns on table lamp. MULDER is startled. HALEY enters.)
HALEY: Do you have what we need?
MULDER: Tell the gimp to back off.
(HALEY nods. FBM leaves the room.)
HALEY: Give me the files.
(MULDER tosses down a roll of film.)
MULDER: I need that back by tomorrow.
(HALEY takes it to the lamp and looks at the images.)
HALEY: Lies within lies. (Pulls hood out of a briefcase.) Put the hood on. Youíre going with us.
(MULDER picks up hood and looks at it.)
HALEY: You put it on or the gimp puts it on for you.
(SKINNERíS office. Phone rings. SKINNER answers using speaker phone.)
SCULLY: (on phone) The biotoxin was applied to the bearer bond with an aerosol spray, but there is no evidence whatsoever of it on the theatre stubs. Now, I still have no idea how these kids were unaffected.
SKINNER: (on phone) Have you IDíd the toxin? (no answer) Agent Scully?
SCULLY: (on phone) Sir, are you alone?
SKINNER: (on phone, looks at CIA AGENT) No. Why?
SCULLY: (on phone) Iíd like to speak with you in private.
SKINNER: (turning off speaker phone) Youíre off the speaker.
SCULLY: (on phone) Thank you. Now, CIA Intelligence suggested that this biotoxin was stolen from the Russians, but my research indicates that it was almost certainly developed domestically.
SKINNER: (on phone) The United States has no bioweapons, Agent Scully. President Nixon dismantled our program in 1969.
SCULLY: (on phone) Yes, sir, thatís what weíve been told, but the CDC database contains evidence of a streptococcus bacterium being developed by the Armyís Pine Bluff Facility in the 1960ís. It appears to be a very primitive strain of what weíre seeing here.
SKINNER: (on phone) What are you saying?
SCULLY: (on phone) What Iím saying is that the bioweapons program may have continued in secret and that someone may be sending Agent Mulder on a suicide mission.
SKINNER: (on phone) Right. Thank you. (hangs up)
CIA AGENT: What is it?
SKINNER: Sheís just .. concerned for her partner.
(Black car drives up to a barn. Inside the barn are lots of men with guns. HALEY enters with MULDER, hooded. BREMER is there. Once inside, MULDER is unhooded.)
BREMER: You put us all at risk bringing him here.
HALEY: We took the usual precautions. Anyway he came through for us. Federal Reserve schedules for tomorrow. (gives Bremer film from MULDER)
BREMER: (to MULDER) Youíre a believer?
MULDER: I have my beliefs.
BREMER: You willing to die for them?
MULDER: Iíd prefer it didnít come to that.
BREMER: We have a job to do.
(BREMER tosses MULDER a rubber Dracula mask.)
BREMER: Youíre Dracula.
(SCULLY sitting in her car on stake out outside motel?.)
SCULLY: (to herself) Oh, damn. (realization) The money. Oh, my God, the money.
(Starts her car.)
(Terrorists and MULDER in a moving armored car truck. They are putting on Halloween masks and checking guns.)
HALEY: (wearing werewolf mask, handing MULDER an evil looking gun) Mulder, take it.
BREMER: (wearing purple demon mask) Make sure you point that the right way.
(FINGER BREAKING MAN puts on skeleton mask.)
MANAGER: Euna, can I have the keys, please?
(Secretary gives him the keys. He walks back to the armored car loading dock. Guard opens gate. Manager unlocks door. Backup alarm beeps. As he reaches armored car, terrorists get out of car.)
BREMER: You do what I say, or Iíll shoot you!
HALEY: Three minutes!
(BREMER takes MANAGER by the collar and leads him back into the bank.)
BREMER: Open the gate. Open it!
TERRORIST 1: Get down! Now! Everybody down! Now!
TERRORIST 2: Donít be foolish. Give us the money and weíll be gone. Move back! Move it! Come on! Move it! Down! Move it! Down, here, now! Donít touch that phone!
(Employees obey, with minimal screaming.)
BREMER: Dracula, take the teller.
(MULDER holds young male teller at gunpoint.)
HALEY: Step away from the counter! Open the doors! Put your hands up on the windows now! Now! Do it! Get down!
TERRORIST 2: You! Here! Get down! Now! Get down!
HALEY: Two minutes!
BREMER: (leading MANAGER to vault) Letís open it! Open it!
(MANAGER begins opening vault.)
FBM: Donít move!
MULDER: I got it!
(Teller that MULDER was watching is shot by FBM, but not fatally. A woman screams.)
HALEY: Is he dead?
MULDER: No. Heís still alive.
HALEY: Finish him!
(MULDER points his gun at the wounded teller.)
(Bank scene continued. MULDER holds his gun aimed at the man lying on the floor.)
HALEY: One minute thirty!
(MANAGER finishes opening vault.)
HALEY: You! Face down on the floor! Right here!
(HALEY pushes MANAGER to the floor. Terrorists go in vault and begin stuffing money in bags.)
HALEY: (to MULDER) What are you waiting for? Do it!
(MULDER aims gun again.)
TERRORIST 2: Get down!
(In vault, BREMER sprays money that they are not stealing with an aerosol can.)
HALEY: (to MULDER) I told you to finish him. Finish him!
(MULDER stands ready to fire. TELLER is frightened.)
BREMER: (pushing MULDER aside) That weaponís traceable. Go.
(Behind MULDER, BREMER shoots <and kills?> the TELLER. Other employees cry and moan.)
BREMER: Get the hell out of here. Go! Go!
(MULDER throws his Dracula head onto a bonfire, disgusted with himself. BREMER puts money on the bonfire, also.)
MULDER: What are you doing? What are you doing?
BREMER: The bills could be traced.
MULDER: The bank heist was a decoy. To contaminate the money you didnít take.
BREMER: No more tests, Mr. Mulder. This is the real deal. Youíve been a big help. (Points a gun at MULDER.)
HALEY: (stopping BREMER) Put that down.
BREMER: Heís a liability now.
HALEY: To who? You? If you think youíre going to kill Mulder to protect your secret, itís too late. I already know your secret. Agent Mulder provided us with FBI surveillance reports Ė files which contain the name of a source whoís been leaking information on us for a period of two years Ė Charles Bogard. (to other terrorists) See, Bogard is an alias an old one Ė for August Bremer.
BREMER: Agent Mulder knows my alias just as he knew a false report would feed your ambition and pit you against me.
HALEY: Mulder risked his life for us.
BREMER: Are you sure about that?
(BREMER plays tape of MULDER and SCULLY in MULDERís apartment.)
MULDER: (taped) They're testing me, too. Haley's paranoid... and spooked. I was sure he was going to kill me.
SCULLY: (taped) What stopped him?
MULDER: (taped) They still need something from me. And I'm sensing there's someone Haley trusts even less.
HALEY: (to Mulder) What the hell is this?
(MULDER does not answer.)
(FBI headquarters. SCULLY, upset, enters command center for the operation and goes to SKINNER and the CIA AGENT.)
SCULLY: Director Skinner, youíve got to get to Mulder. Youíve got to find the bank that they hit..
SKINNER: Thatís what weíre trying to do.
SCULLY: Agent Mulderís life is in danger -- and anybody else who touches the currency at that location. Theyíre putting the biotoxin on the money.
SKINNER: Weíve got no way of contacting him Ė not without blowing his cover.
SCULLY: Youíve got no choice.
CIA AGENT: We had surveillance tapes satellited to us -- There have been 27 robberies in seven eastern states, all this morning.
SKINNER: Thereís been no sign of Mulder.
SCULLY: Well, heís got to be on there somewhere.
(SCULLY looks at several monitor freeze frames. One of them has MULDER
in the Dracula mask.)
(MULDER and HALEY are kneeling on the ground.)
BREMER: (to MULDER) Weíve made some decisions.
(BREMER places leather pouch of keys on top of HALEYís head.)
BREMER: (to HALEY) Take it and get out of here. I donít want to see your face again. Go.
(HALEY gets up, gets in car and leaves.)
BREMER: (to MULDER) On your feet.
MULDER: I donít need a car. You can just call me a cab, thatíd be fine.
BREMER: Letís go.
MULDER: Go where?
(FINGER BREAKING MAN roughly pulls MULDER to his feet.)
BREMER: Witnessing the murder of a federal agent will make these men an accessory to the crime.
MULDER: (to the FINGER BREAKING MAN) You hear that?
FINGER BREAKING MAN: I wouldnít miss it for the world.
(They walk a ways into what looks like used to be a greenhouse area.)
BREMER: (not looking at MULDER at first) Stop there. Down on your knees. Hands behind your back.
(After a look, MULDER complies. The FBM points his gun at MULDERís head. Gunshot. MULDER jerks forward. Slow motion camera. We see that BREMER has shot and killed the FBM.)
BREMER: Thereís a car for you just over the rise. Head south Ďtill you get to the highway.
MULDER: Who are you?
BREMER: Go on. If they come out here and find us, theyíll kill us both. Go.
(MULDER runs toward the car.)
(MULDER pulls up in front of bank that was robbed.)
POLICE: Hey! Hold it ! Who are you?
MULDER: FBI. Whoís in charge? Whoís in charge? I need everybody out of the bank!
(SCULLY comes running toward him.)
MULDER: The money! They sprayed the money.
SCULLY: We got here an hour ago before any of the funds were touched or transferred. The cash supply is being isolated. Itís being locked down in the vault.
MULDER: How did you know it was this bank?
SCULLY: I recognized you from the surveillance tape.
MULDER: With the Ö?
SCULLY: Your finger.
(MULDER laughs shortly. SKINNER comes over .)
MULDER: August Bremer, or whatever his real name is Ė heís working with us.
SCULLY: Mulder, before you go any further you should know that the biotoxin they used may have come from government labs. Our government.
MULDER: Youíre saying I was set up?
SKINNER: We have no definitive information to justify that position.
MULDER: I was being used? This whole operation? The people who died in that theatre?
CIA AGENT: (walking over) Agent Mulder. Our government is not in the business of killing innocent civilians.
MULDER: The hell they arenít. Those were tests on us to be used on someone else.
CIA AGENT: Those bills have been analyzed. The money in the vault gave no readings. Thereís absolutely no evidence of any biotoxins. So, before you climb on any bandwagon Ö
SCULLY: You knew about this all along. You knew about this the whole time!
MULDER: I want that money rechecked.
CIA AGENT: That money has been cleared. Itís being used as evidence in a federal crime.
MULDER: That moneyís as dirty as you are, isnít it. Isnít it?
CIA AGENT: Say that were true. Then what do you hope to accomplish , Agent Mulder, as a whistle-blower? To mobilize a civil rights action? To bring down the federal government? To do the very work that group you were a part of is so bent on doing? What do you want? Laws against those men, or laws protecting them?
MULDER: I want people to know the truth.
CIA AGENT: Well sometimes our job is to protect those people from knowing it. Excuse me.
(CIA AGENT walks away from SKINNER, MULDER, and SCULLY.)
(Two lane road. Car that HALEY took begins weaving, then drifts off the road, horn blowing steadily. Interior shot of car shows HALEY dead against the wheel, his skin quickly being eaten away. Lose up of leather key pouch that BREMER gave him.)