Deleted Scene


From pages 9-10 of the script:

MULDER
I'm a guilty man.
I failed in every respect.
I deserve the harshest punishment for my crimes.

For once the Guard doesn't hit Mulder.
He turns, walks out of the cell, the other Guard slamming the door closed.
HOLD ON MULDER, lying his head back on the floor. Delirious. As we:

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EXT. WASHINGTON D. C. - MORNING - STOCK

Can we have one of those incredible aerial shots for once,
moving over the capital at sunrise? Please.
Whatever footage we get, it'll feature a LEGEND:
WASHINGTON D. C. 6:13 AM. As we:

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SCULLY'S APARTMENT - MORNING

ANGLE ON SCULLY'S RINGING PHONE, ADJUSTING TO SCULLY,
coming out of her bathroom, wet with a towel discreetly around her.

CONTINUED:

SCULLY
Hello --

A.D. WALTER SKINNER (o.s.)
How soon can you meet me?

SCULLY
Assistant Director?

A.D. WALTER SKINNER (o.s.)
I'm on my way to the USMC brig.

SCULLY
Why? What is it?

A.D. WALTER SKINNER
It's Mulder.

Off Scully's indisposed alarm:

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INT. LONG UNDERGROUND CORRIDOR/TUNNEL - DAY

The corridor is windowless, lit by china hat lamps that create pools of light.
There's MILITARY PERSONNEL here, foot traffic.
A LEGEND APPEARS:
USMC BASE BRIG, QUANTICO, VIRGINIA. As:

Skinner and Scully enter.
GUARDS we recognize from earlier scenes eyeball Skinner and Scully
as they move up the hall, making their way to a GUARD STATION.
Showing their badges.

SCULLY
How long has he been here?

A.D. WALTER SKINNER
I'm trying to get somebody to say.