X-Files Squeeze (1X02)
The characters, plotlines, quotes, etc. included here are owned by Chris Carter and 1013 Productions, all rights reserved. The following transcript is in no way a substitute for the show “The X-Files” and is merely meant as a homage. Thistranscript is not authorized or endorsed by Chris Carter, 1013 Productions, or Fox Entertainment. It was painstakinglytyped out by Mark Rooney and made available for your personal enjoyment by me, DrWeesh from my website, The X-Files Scripts Archive (http://www.insidethex.co.uk), and turned into pdfs by just_jeepin. SCENE 1 Baltimore, MD (The camera pans over the city to an overhead view of a man leaving a restaurant. The man, dressed in a suit, walks along the street. The view changes to show a drain on the sidewalk. The scene with the man sud- denly fades to black and white with only the man staying in color. The camera moves closer to th drain and a shape can be seen within it. The man stands opening the trunk of a car, as the shape in the drain gets closer, we see it is a pair of eyes) (Next we see the man stepping out of an elevator, from a security moni- tor, the camera pans right to show the man walking away from the elevators and passed some offices. The elevator doors open but the el- evator is not there. The cables in the shaft are shaking. A desklight is turned on inside an office and the man sits down, picks up the phone and dials a number) Mrs. Usher: Hi, you’re reached the Usher residence, please leave a mes- sage at the tone, thank you. (The man picks up, and shakes an ornamental snowstorm) Mr. Usher: Hi honey, it’s about 8:30 and erm, I’m gonna be here for a while. The presentation didn’t go so well, call me, I love you, bye. (The man, Mr. Usher, then lifts up a mug from his desk and leaves his office. Meanwhile, we see a narrow ventilation shaft, one of the screws, on the cover, seems to unscrewing itself, and then the cover opens. The man pours himself a cup of coffee, a hand emerges from the shaft. The man walks back to his office, as he enters, the door suddenly slams shut. There are screams and the door handle moves up and down as the man tries desperately to get out of the office. Part of the door suddenly breaks outwards in the struggle and then the struggle is over) (Inside the office, blood is dripping onto the carpet, the desk is scat- tered with papers also covered in blood. In a reflection, from an object 2 The X-Files Scripts
on the desk, we see the man lying dead, blood covering his face. The
Tom Colton: Each victim was found with their liver, ripped out. No
cover of the shaft is pulled closed and the screw, rescrews itself in place)
cutting tools used. Scully: Bare hands. This looks like an X-file. Tom Colton: Let’s not get carried away. I’m gonna solve these murders but, what I would like from you is, to go over the case histories. Maybe, Washington, D.C. Scully: Do you want me to ask Mulder? Tom Colton: Guess who I ran into from our class at Quantico? Marty Tom Colton: Ok, if he wants to come and do you a favor, great. But
make sure he knows this is my case. Dana, if I can break a case like this
(Tom Colton is sitting having lunch with Dana Scully, in a restaurant)
one, I’ll be getting my bump up the ladder. And you, maybe you won’t
Scully: J. Edgar Jr. Tom Colton: Just got bumped up, Foreign Counter Intelligence, New York City Bureau, Supervisory, Special Agent. Scully: Supervisory. Tom Colton: That’s right. Scully: Two years out of the academy, how’d he land that? Crime Scene; George Usher’s Office; Baltimore, MD Tom Colton: Lucked into the World Trade Center bombing.
(Mulder and Scully are standing in Usher’s office)
Scully: Well, good for Marty. Mulder: So why didn’t they ask me? Tom Colton: Oh, come on Dana, the guy is a loser, look where he is Scully: They’re friends of mine from the academy, I’m sure they just felt Scully: Brad Wilson told me, the pyshological profile you wrote on the Mulder: Why would I make them so uncomfortable?
Washington Crossing Killer led them straight to the suspect. Word has
Scully: It probably has to do with your reputation.
it, you’re on the Violent Crime Section’s fast track. Mulder: Reputation? I have a reputation? Tom Colton: So how are you doing? Have you had any close encoun- Scully: Mulder, look. Colton plays by the book and you don’t. They
feel your methods, your theories are. Scully: Is that what everyone thinks I do? Mulder: Spooky? Do you think I’m spooky? Tom Colton: No, of course not. But you do work with Spooky Mulder. Voice: Agent Scully’s in here sir. Scully: Mulder’s ideas maybe a bit out there but he is a great agent. Tom Colton: Yeah, well, I’ve got this case that’s, out there. Baltimore Tom Colton: Dana, sorry I’m late.
PD cops, they want our help on a serial killer profile. Three murders
Scully: We just got here. Er, Fox Mulder, Tom Colton.
began six weeks ago, victims vary in age, race, gender, no known con-
Tom Colton: So, Mulder, what do you think, does this look like the Scully: I take it there’s a pattern. Mulder: Grey. Tom Colton: Point of entry. Actually, the lack of one. Tom Colton: Excuse me. Scully: What do you mean? Mulder: Grey. You said green men, a Reticulan skin tone is actually Tom Colton: One victim, college girl, killed in her ten by twelve center
grey, they’re notorious for their extraction of terrestrial human livers.
block dorm room. She was found with the windows locked and the
Due to iron depletion in the Reticulan galaxy.
door chained from the inside. The last incident, two days ago, high
Tom Colton: You can’t be serious.
security office building, nothing on the security monitors, janitor spoke
Mulder: Do you have any idea what liver and onions go for on Re-
to the victim minutes before the murder, didn’t hear or see a thing out
(Mulder walks off to look around the office, Tom can be heard talking
to Scully in the background, Mulder looks down as he sees something)
(Tom picks up a photo from beside him and gives it to Scully)
4 The X-Files Scripts Tom Colton: Dana, I’ve been thinking about this and I have a theory, Mulder: And he should stick out in a crowd with ten inch fingers.
might explain alot, tell me what you think. Scully: Look, bottom line, this is Colton’s case.
(Mulder bends down to pick up, using tweezers, what looks like a piece
Mulder: Our X-file dates back to 1903, we had it first. Scully: Mulder, they don’t want you involved. They don’t want to hear
(Mulder looks at the thread and then looks up and sees the cover to the
your theories. That’s why Blevins has you hidden away down here. Mulder: You’re down here too. Look, why don’t we agree to this, they’ll
Hold on a second. What in the hell’s he doing?
have their investigation, we’ll have ours and never the twain shall meet.
(Mulder lifts up a small brush and dusts around the cover)
Err, that vent is six inches by about eighteen, even if a Reticulan couldcrawl through, it’s screwed in place.
(Mulder has revealed an elongated fingerprint)
Scully’s Apartment (Scully is typing up her report from a tape recording of her views)
After a careful review of the violent and powerful nature of these mur-
ders, I believe the killer to be a male, twenty-five to thirty-five years of
(Mulder has several slides on a lightbox showing fingerprints)
age, with above average intelligence. Mulder: This is the print I took yesterday from Usher’s office, these
(We see the blueprints of a building, probably of the floor where George
others are from an X-file. Ten murders, Baltimore area, undetermined
points of entry, each victim had their liver removed. These prints were
His matter of entry has so far been undetectable, this may be due to his
discovered at five of the ten crime scenes.
superior knowledge of the inner-structure of buildings and duct works. Scully: Ten murders, Colton never mentioned.
Or that he in fact hides in plain sight, posing as delivery or maintenace
Mulder: Most likely, he’s not aware of them. These two prints were
lifted five years before he was born at Palhatton Mill. And these three
(Scully lifts up a slide of an elongated fingerprint and looks at it)
were lifted probably, five years before his mother was even born.
The extraction of the liver is the most significant detail of these crimes. Scully: Are you saying, these prints are from the 1960’s and the 1930’s?
The liver possesses regenerative qualities, it cleanses the blood,
Mulder: And fingerprinting was just coming into it’s own in 1903, but
(Scully’s report continues but now she is telling it to Tom Colton and
there was a murder involving an extracted liver. Scully: Of course.
the taking of this trophy is the transferring act for the killer to, cleanse
(Scully wheels her chair away from the table and stands up)
himself of his own impurities. I think he is acting under, the classic
Mulder: Now that’s five murders every thirty years. That makes two
form of obsessive compulsive behaviour. Now since the victims are un-
related, and we cannot predict who will be next, we must utilise the fact
Scully: You’re saying these are copy-cats.
that a killer will not always succeed in finding a victim. When this
Mulder: What did we learn in our first day at the academy, Scully?
occurs, a serial killer may, return in frustration to the sight of a previous
Each fingerprint is unique, these are a perfect match.
murder, hoping to, recapture the emotional high. I think our best course
Scully: Are you suggesting that I go before the Violent Crime Section
of action is to target these sights.
and present a profile declaring that these murders were done by aliens?
Detective Johnson: Good job, Agent Scully. If there are no objections, Mulder: No, of course not, I find no evidence of alien involvement.
I’d like to begin our stakeouts of the murder sites tonight. We’re looking
Scully: Well, what then? That, that this is the work of a hundred year
for a male, twenty-five to thirty-five, possibly wearing a uniform, gas
old serial killer who is capable of overpowering a healthy six foot two
company, UPS, whatever. I know you’re assigned to another area Scully,
but if you don’t mind some overtime, you’re welcome to come aboard
6 The X-Files Scripts
with us, on this. Erm, that is if you don’t mind working in an area that’s
Agent: Don’t move, don’t move, get your hands up, keep ‘em up. Agent 2: You’re under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Mulder: You were right.
(In the background we can hear an agent reading the man his rights)
Crime Scene; 7:15 p.m. (Scully is sitting in a car on a floor of the building’s car park) Walkie-Talkie: Position ten, do you check? FBI Bureau; Baltimore, MD Scully: Position ten, I copy.
(The man arrested is taking a polygraph test, the examiner is marking
(Scully hears noises and gets out of the car and removes her gun. She
the parts of the printout that are the man’s answers)
walks forward to a wall and we hear the sound of someone running. As
Examiner: Is your full name, Eugene Victor Tooms?
a man jumps through a large circular hole in the wall, Scully points her
Eugene Tooms: Yes.
gun at him. It’s Mulder, who stops and raises his hands)
Examiner: Are you a resident of the state of Maryland? Mulder: You wouldn’t shoot an unarmed man, would ya copper? Eugene Tooms: Yes. Examiner: Are you an employee of the Baltimore Municipal Animal Scully: Mulder, what the hell are you doing here? Mulder: He’s not coming back here, his thrill is derived from the chal- Eugene Tooms: Yes.
lenge of unseemingly impossible entry. He’s already beaten this place, if
Examiner: Is it your intent to lie to me about anything here, today?
you’d read the X-file on the case, you’d come to the same conclusion. Eugene Tooms: No. Scully: Mulder, you are jeopardising my stakeout. Examiner: Were you ever enrolled in college? Mulder: Seeds?
(We see that the test is being watched from another room through a
You’re wasting your time, I’m going home. Eugene Tooms: Yes.
(Mulder leaves and Scully gets back into the car. As Mulder is walking
Examiner: Were you ever enrolled in medical school?
away he hears some noises, he stands behind a pillar but sees no one. He
Eugene Tooms: No.
walks towards a caged off area of the car park and sees movement inside
(Watching the test is, Agents Mulder, Scully, Colton, Det. Johnson and
a ventilation duct. Mulder runs back to Scully)
Scully, call for backup and get over here. Examiner: Have you ever removed a liver from a human being? Scully: Position ten requesting backup. Eugene Tooms: No.
(Scully gets out of the car and runs over to Mulder, who is standing at a
Examiner: Have you ever killed a living creature?
wall looking at the area with the ventilation ducts)
Eugene Tooms: Yes. Mulder: In there. Examiner: Have you ever killed a human being?
(Mulder and Scully run over to the cage, and seeing the movement for
Eugene Tooms: No.
herself, Scully points her gun at the duct)
Examiner: Were you ever in George Usher’s office? Scully: Federal Agent, I’m armed. Proceed down the vent, slowly. Eugene Tooms: No.
(A foot kicks open the duct hatch and a man exits, he slowly stands up
Examiner: Did you kill George Usher?
and turns around holding his hands up. Several agents come running to
Eugene Tooms: No. Examiner: Are you over one hundred years old? Tom Colton: Take ‘im. Tom Colton: That must be a control question. Agent: Alright, move, move, move. Mulder: I had her ask it. Agent 2: FBI. Eugene Tooms: No. 8 The X-Files Scripts Examiner: Have you ever been to Palhatton Mill? Scully: Tom, I can look out for myself. Eugene Tooms: Yes. Tom Colton: You said Mulder was out there, that guy’s insane. Examiner: In 1933?
(Tom leaves and Scully turns to look at Mulder)
Eugene Tooms: No.
(Mulder and Scully are walking through an office floor of the bureau)
Examiner: Are you afraid you might fail this test? Scully: You knew they wouldn’t believe you, why did you push it? Eugene Tooms: Well, yes, because I didn’t do anything. Mulder: Maybe I thought you caught the right guy. And maybe I run
(The test is over and now the examiner and the agents are discussing the
into so many people, who are hostile, just because they can’t open their
minds to the possibilties, that sometimes the need to mess with their
Examiner: He nailed it, A plus, as far as I’m concerned, the subject did
heads, outweighs the millstone of humiliation.
(Mulder gets up and checks the results himself. Det. Johnson comes in)
Scully: It seems like you were acting very territorial, I don’t know, for- Detective Johnson: Maintenance people at the office building, con-
firm the call to animal control regarding a bad smell. They found a
(Scully goes to turn away but Mulder stops her, he is touching Scully’s
dead cat, in the ventilation ducts on the second floor. Tom Colton: Well, that’s that. Mulder: Of course I was, in our investigations, you may not always Scully: It still doesn’t explain what he was doing there that late at night.
agree with me but at least you respect the journey. And if you wanna
Detective Johnson: So, he’s one of the few civil servants we have with
continue working with them, I won’t hold it against ya.
initiative, and we busted him for it.
(Mulder starts up the stairs and after a brief pause, Scully follows)
Scully: He was crawling up an air duct, by himself, without alerting Scully: Er, I don’t know, you must have something more than your
polygraph interpretation to backup this bizarre theory and I have to see
Tom Colton: Dana, he passed the test, his story checks out, he’s not the
guy. It doesn’t mean that your profile’s incorrect. Mulder: Scully’s right, it is the guy. Detective Johnson: Whatta you got, Mulder? Mulder: He lived on questions eleven and thirteen, his electrodermal
and cardiographic response nearly go off the chart. Metropolitan Police Department Detective Johnson: Is number eleven, the hundred year old question?
(Mulder is looking at the arrest record of Eugene Tooms on computer)
Well, let me tell ya, I had a reaction to that stupid question. And what
Mulder: These are Eugene Tooms’ prints.
the hell is this Palhatton Mill thing.
(Mulder isolates the left middle finger print and discards the rest, for a
Mulder: Two murders with matching mo’s occurred in Palhatton Mill
This is the fingerprint they took from Usher’s office,
Examiner: My interpretation of those reactions.
(Mulder brings up one of the elongated fingerprints)
Detective Johnson: I don’t need you or that machine, telling me if
it matches the old ones from the X-files. Obviously no match, but what
Mulder: He’s the guy.
(Mulder squashes Tooms’ print sideways, then stretches it lenghtways. Detective Johnson: I’m letting him go.
Next he overlaps the two prints on screen, a readout shows a match of
(Det. Johnson and the examiner leave the room, Tom turns to Scully)
Tom Colton: You comin’? Scully: How could that be? Scully: Tom, I wanna thank you for letting me put in some time with Mulder: Only thing I know for certain is, they let him go.
the VCS, but I am officially assigned to the X-files. Tom Colton: I’ll see what I can do about that. 10 The X-Files Scripts Mulder: It’s Tooms.
(It is a dark night and a car pulls into a driveway, as it gets closer to the
(Mulder points to the fingerprint, and also notices four small prints,
house, a motion sensor light comes on. We see a pair of eyes watching
like the tips of fingers on top of the mantel)
from the bushes. As the man gets out of the car and walks around it, all
color, again, fades to black and white except for the man)(Eugene Tooms jogs from the bushes to the side of the house and looks
in a window. The man enters the room, and Tooms backs off as the mangets closer to the window. Tooms then runs to another part of the house
and looks up, he starts climbing the wall. Inside the house, the man
(Mulder is looking through a microfiche reader of a county census from
checks through some envelopes and takes off his jacket. Tooms has made
1903, and finds the name, Eugene Victor Tooms. Scully enter the room)
it up the wall and pulls himself onto the roof beside the chimney stack,
Scully: Baltimore PD checked out Tooms’ apartment, it was a cover.
which he enters by stretching his body to fit)
No one has ever lived there and he hasn’t shown up for work since he
(The man walking from the kitchen, with a drink in his hand, enters
the living room and stands by the mantel drinking his drink. The man
Mulder: I found him. How do we learn about the present, we look to
puts his drink on the mantel and straightens a small glass container. He
the past. I think this is where it all began in 1903 on Exeter Street.
bends down and opens the doors to the fire, he then strikes a long
(Mulder points to the address of Tooms on screen)
match and tries to light some paper in the fire. From the shadows of the
Now look at the address of that first murder in 1903.
room, emerges Tooms. As the man turns around, Tooms jumps on him
and pushes him onto the floor. The man is kicking, trying to get up,
Scully: Apartment 203. He killed the guy above him. Mulder: Maybe, his neighbour played the victrola too loud.
(It is daytime and a man is stretching a measuring tape across the mur-
Scully: Well, this must be Tooms’ great grandfather. Mulder: What about the prints? Fuller: Sixty-four inches from the south wall. Scully: Genetics might explain the patterns, it also might explain the Tom Colton: Let’s run a check on liver transplants in the next twenty-
sociopathic attitudes and behaviours. It begins with one family mem-
four hours, maybe this thing is black market.
ber, who raises an offspring, who raises the next child. Fuller: C’mon, it was ripped outta there. Mulder: So what is this, the Anti-Waltons. Tom Colton: Look at this point, I’m willing to give any theory a shot. Scully: Well, what do you think?
(He sees Mulder and Scully enter the house)
Mulder: I think what we have to do is track Eugene Tooms, there’s four
Any sane theory, I’m sorry Dana but I only want qualified members of
down and one to go this year. If we don’t get him right now, the next
the investigating team at the crime scene. Mulder: What’s the matter Colton, you worried I’m gonna solve your Scully: 2023. Mulder: And you’re gonna be head of the bureau by then. So I think
(Mulder goes to walk further into the house but Colton stops him)
you have to go through the census, I’m gonna plough through this
Scully: Tom. We have authorized access to this crime scene. A report of
century’s marriage, birth, death certificates, and. You have any
you obstructing another officer’s investigation might stick out on your
dramamine on you by any chance cos, these things make me seasick.
(Mulder and Scully go through the information for hours)
Tom Colton: Look Dana, whose side are you on? Scully: Nope, he disappeared off the face of the earth. You? Scully: The victim’s. Mulder: Never was born, never married, never died. Fuller: A hundred and five inches from the fireplace. Scully: At least in Baltimore County. No, I did find one thing though,
(Mulder looks at a single elongated fingerprint that has been dusted on
erm, it’s the current address of the investigating officer at the Palhatton
Scully: The victim is a Thomas Werner, single, white. 12 The X-Files Scripts
(We see the photo of where Tooms lived. The photo changes to reality
Lynne Acres Retirement Home; Baltimore, MD
(Sitting in front of Mulder and Scully is an old man in a wheelchair) Frank Briggs: I’ve waited twenty-five years for you. Scully: Sir? Frank Briggs: I called it quits, in 1968 after, fourty-five years as a cop.
And those killings at Palhatton Mill. I was a sheriif then and, er, I’d seen
(Mulder and Scully pull up to 66 Exeter Street in their car, they enter
my share of murders, bloody ones. But I could go home and, pitch a
the building, it is a run down empty building)
few baseballs to my kid and never give it a second thought, you gotta be
Scully: Here’s 103.
able to do that. You’d go crazy, right. But those murders in Palhatton
Mill, when I walked into that room, my heart, went cold, my hands,
Mulder: The old man was right, you can feel it. Scully: There’s nothing here. Mulder: Feel what, Frank? Mulder: Check this out. Frank Briggs: When I first heard about the death camps in 1945, I
(Mulder pushes down a mattress that is standing against the wall.
remembered Palhatton Mill. When I see the kurds and the bosnians,
that room is there, I tell ya. It’s like all the horrible acts that humans are
capable of, somehow, gave birth to some kind of, human monster. That’s
Scully: I don’t know.
why I say I’ve been waiting for you. Aah, there’s a box in the trunk here,
(Scully puts her gun away and enters the hole)
(Mulder lifts a box out of the trunk and puts it on the bed, Frank wheels
(Scully climbs down a ladder, followed by Mulder and they shine their
Now this, is all the evidence I’ve collected, officially and unofficially. Scully: Unofficially?
(As they look further in the cellar, they come across a table full of ob-
Frank Briggs: I knew the murders in ‘63 were by the same, person as in
‘33. But by then, they had me on a desk, pushing papers and they
Mulder: Somebody having a garage sale.
wouldn’t let me anywhere near the case.
(Mulder picks up a small glass container)
(Scully lifts a jar out of the box and looks in it)
This is the shape of Werner’s mantel. Scully: A piece of the removed liver? Scully: Frank said he collected trophies. Frank Briggs: Yes, but you know, that’s not the only trophy he took Mulder: Does he live in here?
with him. Family members reported small personal affects missing in
Scully: It looks like the wall’s deteriorating.
each case. A hairbrush in the Walters murder, a coffee mug in the Taylor
Mulder: No, somebody made it.
(Mulder and Scully make their way to part of the room where a wall
Mulder: Have you ever heard the name, Eugene Victor Tooms? Frank Briggs: Humh, when they wouldn’t bring me aboard in ‘63 I, I
This is a nest, look, it’s made out of rags and newspapers.
did some of my own work. I took, these surveillance pictures, this, is
Scully: This looks like the opening, think there’s anything inside?
(Mulder feels the opening and gets a slimy substance on his hand)
(Frank shows some photos to Mulder and Scully)
Oh my God, Mulder, it’s smells like, I think it’s bile.
Course, that was him thirty years ago. Mulder: Is there any way I can get it off my fingers quickly without
(Frank takes out another photo and shows it to Mulder)
And this, is the apartment where he lived. It was located at.
(Mulder quickly flicks the stuff of his fingers)
Mulder: 66 Exeter Street? Scully: No one could live in this. Frank Briggs: Right. That’s it, right there. Mulder: I don’t think it’s where he lives, I think it’s where he hiber- nates. 14 The X-Files Scripts Scully: Hibernates? Scully: It isn’t in any way interferring with your investigation. Mulder: Just listen, what if some genetic mutation could allow a man Tom Colton: When we first had lunch, I really looked forward to work-
ing with you, you were a good agent, but now after Mulder, I couldn’t
have you far enough away. Don’t bother going down there, I had the
Mulder: And what if the five livers could provide him sustenance for
that period. What if Tooms is some kind of, twentieth century, genetic
Scully: You can’t do that. Tom Colton: No, I can’t but my regional asat can, especially after I told Scully: In any case, he’s not here now and he’s gotta come back.
them about the irresponsible waste in man hours. Mulder: Well we’re gonna need a surveillance team.
(Scully picks up the phone but before she can phone Mulder, Tom takes
Scully: Yeah, that’ll take some fannagling. Mulder: Well you go down town and see what you can fannagle, I’ll
Auh-uh! Let me call Mulder, let me tell him the news. Scully: Is this what it takes to climb the ladder Colton?
(Mulder and Scully get up and walk back towards the opening of the
Tom Colton: All the way to the top. Scully: Then I can’t wait ‘til you fall off and land on your ass. Scully: Oh, wait, I’m snagged on something, oh, it’s ok, I got it.
(As Scully continues forward, a hand appears from within the rafters
and opening it’s hand we see Scully’s necklace dangling from it. We
This is Fox Mulder, I’m not here, leave a message.
(Scully pulls up outside her apartment. From the darkness we can seethe eyes of Tooms, watching. Scully walks from her car to her apart-
ment block and Tooms sees it all in black and white)
66 Exeter St.; 11:30 a.m. (Mulder is sitting in his car when one of the back doors open and an- 66 Exeter St.; 7:25 p.m. Mulder: It’s about time. Mulder: Where is everyone? Scully? Kennedy: So, who’re we looking for again?
(Mulder has a quick look around and then runs and enters the build-
Mulder: Eugene Tooms, he’s unarmed but consider him dangerous.
Scully and I’ll be back to relieve you in eight hours if he doesn’t show,
Kramer: You got it, Spooky.
This is Fox Mulder, I’m not here, leave a message.
(Mulder gets out of the car as the two agents are laughing)
Scully: Mulder, you must’ve gone out since Colton gave us the night off, I say we file a complaint against him, I am furious. Call me when
you get in, ok, bye. (Scully is in her bathroom, after hanging up, she runs a bath. Scully
walks out of the bathroom and outside the window we see Tooms reach
(Scully is siiting in a room at the bureau. Tom comes in)
Tom Colton: We have to talk.
(Meanwhile, Mulder is in the cellar below Tooms’ apartment. As he
Scully: I have to meet Mulder.
looks at the table with the trophies, from the murders, he sees and
Tom Colton: That’s what we have to talk about. You’re using two of my
men to sit in front of a building that’s been condemned for ten years?
Mulder: Dammit. 16 The X-Files Scripts
(Scully is back in her bathroom, she lifts a towel of the rack and goes
over to the bath and turns off the taps. She lifts a small bottle from a
Lynne Acres Retirement Home; Baltimore, MD
shelf, she moves to the side of the bath to open it. As
(Frank is reading an article, on the front page of a newspaper, about ‘the
she opens it, a lump of bile falls from the ceiling and splashes on her
consequences of ethnic cleansing’. Shaking his head he opens the news-
hand. She breaths deeply, in shock, and then looks up at the vent in the
paper and notices a small article about Eugene Tooms at the bottom of
ceiling, there is bile around one corner of it. Scully rushes out of the
bathroom and looks for her gun in the apartment)
(We see the article of Tooms again, only this time it is being ripped. As
(Mulder is driving his car and using his phone)
the torn piece of paper is lifted up, we see it is Tooms who has ripped it. Mulder: Dammit, ANSWER.
He licks the torn piece of paper a couple of times and crumples it up
(We see that the phone line to Scully’s apartment have been cut)
and throws it against a wall. The wall has alot of paper either already
(Scully is moving about her apartment, with her gun, searching for
Tooms. She enters a room and turns, pointing her gun at a small vent
(Mulder is watching Tooms from outside his cell. Scully comes walking
near the floor. As Scully turns awat from the vent, a hand comes crash-
around a corner and down the corridor. She looks through the window
ing through and grabs Scully’s leg causing her to fall. We see the face of
into Tooms’ cell. He is still licking paper)
Tooms in the vent as well. Scully manages to grab hold of a door frame
Mulder: Look at him, he’s building another nest. Scully: You’ll be interested to know that I’ve ordered some genetic tests.
(Mulder pulls up outside Scully’s apartment block)
(Tooms forces himself out through the vent and Scully, on the floor,
(Tooms has stopped what he was doing and is now looking at Mulder
backs off into the bathroom. Tooms gets up and follows her in and sits
on her. Scully tries to hit Tooms but he blocks it, but she punches him
(Tooms, stops looking at Mulder and continues with his nest)
Mulder: All these people putting bars on their windows, spending good
money on hi-tech security systems, trying to feel safe. I look at this guy
(Scully pushes her thumbs into the eyes of Tooms, but he grabs her
arms and pushes them to the floor above her head, exposing her stom-
(We see Tooms, licking more paper, through the window)
(Scully turns to Mulder and they both walk off down the corridor. As
(Mulder breaks open Scully’s door, and rushes in)
they go around the corner, a guard opens a door, at the end of the
corridor, for an orderly, who is carrying a meal on a tray. The orderly
(Tooms, hearing Mulder, gets off Scully and breaks the bathroom win-
walks to the door to Tooms cell. Tooms, who is stil licking paper, turns
dow. Mulder comes into the bathroom and points his gun at Tooms.
his head to the door when he hears a lock opening. A small opening in
Scully gets up and grabs Tooms before he can get out the window, but
the door appears and the orderly slides the tray through, then locks the
Tooms grabs Scully by the throat and tries to choke her. As he does this,
Mulder puts handcuffs on one of Tooms’ wrists. Tooms elbows Mulder,
knocking him to the ground, and turns to advance on him. Scully grabs
(Tooms is sitting on his bed staring at the small opening in the door,
the handcuffs, stopping him from getting closer to Mulder and then
where the food tray was placed earlier. The camera switches between
pulls the handcuffs to the bath taps. Scully feeds the handcuffs through
Tooms and the opening in the door, and zooming in on both in turn.
the taps, Tooms tries to stop her, but Scully grabs his other hand and
As the camera gets closer to Tooms’ face, a smile appears across his face
fastens it in the other handcuff. Mulder gets up and points his gun at
Tooms, who is tugging at the handcuffs)You alright?
(Scully is leaning against the wall, breathing heavily. She manages a nodof the head)He’s not gonna get his quota this year. (Tooms stops pulling at the handcuffs and accepts defeat)
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