Deleted Scene


From pages 93-94 of the script:

SCULLY
We believe the same thing.

And this affects Mulder now. Unlike the Pilot episode,
he crawls up onto the bed next to Scully and takes her in his arms.
And they hold each other tight, in fear and in love.

MULDER
Then maybe there's hope.

CAMERA PULLING AWAY SLOWLY ON THE ENTWINED COUPLE, as we:

DISSOLVE TO:

CLOSE ON A MAN'S HAND

Carrying a note, on which something illegible has been handwritten.
CAMERA FOLLOWING the man as he moves toward ANOTHER MAN,
standing at a tall, rain-speckled window. We are:

INT. THE WHITE HOUSE - NIGHT

BIG AND WIDE as the approaching man steps up to the man at the window.
The WASHINGTON MONUMENT out the window, and the decor,
tell us we are in a room off the east wing of the capitol.

RESUME CLOSE ON THE MAN'S HAND

As he hands the note over. And, changing hands, we HOLD A BEAT
to see the standing man turn the note up to read it -- then crumples it up.
WE RISE to REVEAL THE FAMILIAR SILHOUETTE
OF OUR 43RD PRESIDENT.

THE PRESIDENT
(shaken, at a loss)
What do you want me to do -- ?
I was told this was being handled.
The truth is out there now --

CONTINUED:

CAMERA ADJUSTS TO INCLUDE THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE NOTE

Who we recognize now as THE TOOTHPICK MAN.

TOOTHPICK MAN
(cynically, at the President's superior)
The truth has always been
out there, Mr. President.
The people just
don't want to believe.

And he turns and exits, leaving the President alone at the window
to contemplate the words he's left us with. As we:

FADE OUT

THE END