Saturday, March 26, 2016
X-Files - Geese? - P. A. Nolte
1/ A backwoods road through Vancouver. A sleek, government-issue car tears away from the small gathering of lights indicating a small town. In the driver's seat is Fox Mulder. Riding shotgun is Dana Scully.
Scully: Another dead end.
Mulder: Careful, Scully. You almost sound upset.
2/ Inside the car. She gives him a disdainful look.
Scully: Everything at stake, and these are the things you're choosing to pursue.
Scully: It's reckless. Even for you.
3/ From the backseat, their conversation continues. The road ahead is quiet. Mulder and Scully are silhouetted.
Scully: Just how many more of these small town goose chases do you expect to go on?
Mulder: I don't know, how many has it been? I mean, you see one, you see 'em all, right?
4/ Her disdainful look has gone full glower. Silence. She stares out the window. By now, she could never be partners with anyone else, but would she? It takes some thought.
5/ Deep in the forest they're driving through is a small cave. Secluded, dark, and mostly hidden by underbrush and other foliage.
Scully: That's not funny, Mulder.
6/ From within the cave, half a dozen pairs of eyes light up.
Mulder (Cap): It was kinda funny.