ACT SIX

FADE IN:

SCULLY

Lying on top of her bed with her clothes on. The same clothes that we last saw her in.
CAMERA PANNING FROM HER SLEEPING FACE,
where her hand holds THE CROSS on the necklace --
PANNING DOWN HER ARM to her hand, where she holds HER HANDGUN.

THERE IS A LIGHT KNOCKING o.s., and it wakes Scully with an alarming start.
She gets off the bed, her heart racing. Moving to her bedroom door, which is slightly ajar.
Exiting into:

INT. SCULLY'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT

The apartment is still and silent. Then Scully hears the KNOCKING AGAIN, at her front
door. She moves to the door, gun ready, and slides in to look through the peephole. At:

SCULLY'S POV THROUGH HER PEEPHOLE

MARITA COVARRUBIAS stands in Scully's apartment hallway.

CUT TO:

INT. SCULLY'S APARTMENT - HALLWAY OUTSIDE - NIGHT

Still holding her gun, Scully opens the door on Marita.

SCULLY
What are you doing here?

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
(urgently)
I want you to listen to me -- you
have but little time now.

SCULLY
What are you talking about?

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
Mulder. They're going to kill him.

SCULLY
(I know that!)
They gave him the death penalty --

CONTINUED:

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
No. They're going to kill him now;
going to kill him in his cell.

SCULLY
You're lying --

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
I'm not. They got their guilty
verdict. It's all they needed. I
know these men, how they operate.

SCULLY
You worked for these men --

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
They can make it look like suicide.

Scully hesitates, still not sure whether to believe her.

SCULLY
Why are you doing this?

MARITA COVARRUBIAS
Because Mulder did the same for me.

A beat, then Scully wheels. Hurrying to the phone. Dialing. Looking back to Marita, but
Marita is already gone.