THE X-FILES
En Ami (7x15)

written by William B. Davis


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Fight The Future

SCULLY: What the hell are you doing?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: God's work, what else?


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: You're not at all curious? About the chip that's been put in that boy's neck? You, a medical doctor who has the same technology in your body? Has witnessed this wondrous "miracle" first-hand? I've taken considerable trouble to prove my intentions. The newspaper at your door. The e-mail to Mulder.The elaborate demonstration of curing this boy's cancer. You see, I'm dying myself.A dying man who wants to make right; to share his secrets; to bequeath this cure to millions of others just like that boy.

SCULLY: So you want to give it to us.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: To you, Agent Scully. I've tired of Mulder's mule-headedness-- his foolish ideas of overthrowing the system.

SCULLY: You think I'm fooled by this?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I've made you my offer. Agent Mulder hears a breath of this rest assured, I'll rescind it... take it to my grave.


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: In the end... a man finally looks at the sum of his life to see what he'll leave behind. Most of what I worked to build is in ruins and now that the... darkness descends, I... find I have no real legacy.

SCULLY: What are you dying of?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Cerebral inflammation-- a consequence of brain surgery I had in the fall. The doctors give me just a few months.

SCULLY: So, you want to use me to clear the slate... to make you a respectable person. It won't work.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: How many people in the world are dying of cancer? And here we are wasting time with the past.

SCULLY: I'm here. Where is it ... this miracle cure of yours?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: We'll need to take a trip. It'll require a few days.

SCULLY: I'll get back to you.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I have access, Agent Scully. I have these miraculous chips but the genetic research that makes them work is closely guarded. There are men in this building who would kill me if they knew what I'd offered you. They'd kill you, too, in the blink of an eye. I've destroyed a lot of things in my life including the people most precious to me. All I want is a chance to do something in service to man before I go.


SCULLY: You're going to smoke?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: It's time I quit.

SCULLY: Just like that.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: No sacrifice is purely altruistic. We give expecting to receive.

SCULLY: What exactly is it you expect to receive?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: Your trust. You question my sincerity. You think I'm heartless. Would it soften your opinion of me if I confessed that I've always had a particular affection for you? I assure you my intentions are honorable. I have affection for Mulder, too. My affection for you is special. I held your life in my hands. Your cancer was terminal. I had a cure. Can you imagine what that's like-- to have the power to extinguish a life or to save it and let it flourish? Now, to give you that power, so you can do the same.


LANDLORD: Yeah, she said it was a family matter. Dropped off the key... asked me to water the plants-- no biggie. Hey, great girl-- independent as they come, you know but a great girl.

MULDER: Yeah, yeah.

LANDLORD: Tenants like having an FBI agent in the building. Gives them a sense of security.

MULDER: Do you know how many people have died in there?

LANDLORD: Oh, we don't really talk about that.

MULDER: You said she was, uh, carrying a suitcase. Did you notice anything else, anything abnormal?

LANDLORD: No. No, actually it wasn't her carrying the suitcase. It was her driver.

MULDER: Her driver?

LANDLORD: Yeah, older guy... tall. I've seen him here before. Smokes like a chimney.


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: How long did it take Mulder to win your trust?

SCULLY: I've always trusted Mulder.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: You're not being honest with yourself. Think back. There was a time when you feared for your future, for your career when you were first partnered with this man. I told you, I've studied you for years... and if you would permit me, I'd like to make an observation.

You're drawn to powerful men but you fear their power. You keep your guard up, a wall around your heart. How else do you explain that fearless devotion to a man obsessed, and, yet, a life alone? You'd die for Mulder but you won't allow yourself to love him.

SCULLY: Wow. I'm learning a whole other side to you. You're not just a cold-blooded killer, you're a pop psychologist as well.

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I've been a destroyer all my life. Before I die, I'd like to prove that I'm capable of something more.


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: To have this power... to visit this woman and see her joy... must be why you became a doctor.


MULDER: It's the masters of disguise.

LANGLY: Can we laugh it up in your apartment?

FROHIKE: We got heat on our tail.

BYERS: Did what you asked. We pulled up what we could on Scully.

LANGLY: We started with her credit cards to see if she purchased any airline tickets.

FROHIKE: And ended up hacking into some Defense Department node...

LANGLY: Where they demanded we immediately identify ourselves or face prosecution for espionage or crimes against the government.


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: How do you take your coffee?

SCULLY: Unadulterated, thank you.


MULDER: Somebody posing as Scully who hacked into her computer and has been capturing all her e-mail. Passing themselves off as Scully in order to win Cobra's trust. The last five exchanges hint at a meeting where they're going to exchange information on the project Cobra's working on.

SKINNER: A meeting where?

FROHIKE: Don't know. They just ended.

SKINNER: Who's been in her computer?

MULDER: Smoking man. Or someone working for him. You got to get to him now.

SKINNER: You of all people should know that you just don't get to him.


CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: I must tell you something else. Something that's so unbelievable, so incredible... that to know it is to look at the entire world anew.

SCULLY: What?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: What we are being given... it's not the cure for cancer. It's the holiest of grails, Dana. It's the cure for all human disease.

SCULLY: How?

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: It's from that final frontier. It's largely extraterrestrial.


MULDER: He did it all for himself-- to get the science on that disk. His sincerity was a mask, Scully. The man's motives never changed.

SCULLY: You think he used me to save himself-- at the expense of the human race.

MULDER: No, he knows what that science is worth, how powerful it is. He'd let nothing stand in his way.

SCULLY: You may be right... but for a moment, I saw something else in him. A longing for something more than power. Maybe for something he could never have.



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taken from the X-Files transcript by CarriKendl - CarriKendl@aol.com