X-Files 3x16 Apocrypha
[Man Wheezing, Coughing]
[Man] The Navy...
Theysaidlowedit to the dead to tell them the truth.
I told them where tostick the truth.
[ Coughing ]
I'm the last one who knows...
what killed the men aboard that submarine,
who knows it was a suicide mission.
But I'll burn in hell before I tell the murderers who sent us there.
That's why we've comehere all the way from Washington, sailor,
to hearyour story, to make sure thatjustice is served.
You said that afteryour outburst,
the X.O.,Johansen, locked you up with your captain.
johansen did what he had to.
Some are sacrificed so that others can live.
You've gotta get us out ofhere !
[ Screaming ] Let go !
[Man] But when thatdoorshut,
Iknewmylife, allourlives, hadjustbeensacrificed.
johansen ! Open this door !
- [Pounding] - Open this door!Johansen!
[Man] Forthe fiirst time, wesawthe enemy that waskilling us.
was causing theslow, painful deaths.
And I prayed one oftheJapanese depth charges would finish thejob.
You called this thing "the enemy."
You're saying it was an entity ofsome sort ?
The Navysays we weresent torecoveranA-bomb,
that's why wegot all theseburns.
Give me a freakin' break.
Whatever it was, we were sent to guard it.
This was what exposed the crew to radiation ?
Before it slithered away,
back to where it came from,
back into the sea,
back into who knows what.
That thing... is still down there !
The Navy'll denyit,
butyou've got to make sure the truth gets out.
I can trustyou to do that, can't l, Mr. Mulder ?
You can trust all ofus.
Excuse me. I'm looking forWalter Skinner.
-He was brought in with a gunshot wound. -[Man] AgentScully.
This is Agent Caleca. We got the call from the D.C. police.
- How bad is he ? - We don't know. He's been in surgery.
- What happened ? - Hothead drew a gun. Skinner happened to be in the way.
- What doyou have on the shooter ? - A description.
A handgun was recovered in the parking lot, unregistered, no prints.
- Our guys got two partials offthe cash register. - Hair and fiber ?
- This happened a few hours ago. - This is the assistant director who's been shot.
We have to make all resources available.
- How is he ? - He came out ofsurgery all right, but he's in pain.
I've seen him before,
the man who shot me.
Give me the key.
When we get there.
I want to make sure we get there together. Give it to me.
What's "C.I." mean ?
When we get there.
How's he doing ?
He's on steady Demerol. He's in and out.
- I thought I asked for guards to be posted outside. - We put in a request.
This wasn't a random shooting. I want guards posted here, and I want them here now.
- It's a matter ofpulling men offsomething else. - I've heard the excuses.
I don't care ifyou and Agent Caleca have to stand out in the hallwayyourselves.
This man has to be protected, okay ?
I thinkwe're being followed. A dark sedan with its lights off.
It wasparkedon theshoulder abouthalfamileback. Speedup.
[ Engine Accelerates ]
[TiresSquealing, Engine Revving]
- Where's the digital tape ? - I don't have it.
[ Groans ]
[Man #2] Hey, areyouallright ?
- I got a messageyou called. - Goodmorning.
- We found something I knew you'd want to see A.S.A.P. - On the shooter ?
Yeah. The partial prints we pulled from the cash register didn't add up to anything,
but we found saliva on Skinner's shirt that wasn't his.
This is an analysis ofthe secretors and other hemofactors.
Which tells us we're looking for a male, probably in his 40s with blood type B-positive.
- We already know all that from the waitress's description. - There's more.
We were able to chromosome-stain the hair fibers we picked up last night.
- We still gotta find the guy before we can get a match. - We canrunhis indicators...
againstallsuspectsarrestedin the D. C. areain thelastcoupleyears.
That takes too much time.
You know what ? Run it anyway. Can I borrow this for a little while ?
- Go ahead. - Thanks.
Wepickedhim up lastnight. Theburnsaresomatic,
caused by close proximity radiation exposure.
Same as the French sailors aboard that salvage ship. Identical.
- What's the prognosis ? - It'sjust a matter oftime.
This kind ofabsorption will have a rapid effect on cellular activity,
giving rise to the onset ofmassive and malignant cancers.
Has anyone been in to see these men ?
No. Yourorders were toisolate them.
Butl think weshouldget aspecialistinherebecause,
frankly, I'veneverseen anything like thisbefore.
Doyou know what caused this ?
Have the bodies destroyed.
But-- But, sir,
these men aren't dead yet.
Isn't that the prognosis ?
Guess I'm not dead. [ Chuckles ]
What happened ?
-Maybeyou could tell me. -The state police found you unconscious.
You were strapped in the passenger's seat ofa rental car...
that had been driven into a ditch.
We were run offthe road by two men.
- Who's "we" ? - Krycek.
He was in Hong Kong. He's got the digital tape. He's been selling information.
Is that what the men wanted ?
They ordered him out ofthe car. I thought theywere gonna kill him.
I thought theywere gonna kill us both.
And then there was this bright fash.
That's all I remember.
Well, it may not be the best time to tell you, but...
you're not the only one in the hospital.
- Skinner's been shot. - What's his condition ?
A bullet perforated his small intestine.
The doctor seems to think he'll be fine.
- Who shot him ? - I'm notsure.
But I have an idea.
What are those ?
This one belongs to the man who shot Skinner.
Yeah, and who does this one belong to ?
The man who shot Melissa.
You may all be wondering why I've called you here on such short notice.
We've received disturbing reports from our intelligence sources.
A French salvage vessel came into San Diego,
its crew all dying of radiation exposure.
Its last given position was the site where we recovered the U.F.O.
How could they have got information about that location ?
We haven't been able to determine that.
The Frenchgovernment has deniedanyinvolvement.
Well, they got those coordinates somehow.
It seems we have an information leak, gentlemen.
Has our associate in Washington looked into this ?
Apparently, hehas respondedto thesituation...
in a way that I don't think any ofus would have anticipated.
- How doyou mean ? - I don't have all the details yet,
but I've asked him to come here and explain it himself.
How areyou feeling ?
Like someone's been inside my stomach redecorating.
What haveyou turned up on the shooter ?
We've determined that the man who shot you is the same man who shot my sister.
I betyou had to work to get that, huh ?
Yes, I did. You don't seem surprised.
Three men came to see me a few days ago.
They warnedmeaboutpursuing yoursister'smurderinvestigation.
Doyou realize whatyou're saying, sir ?
I'm not advancing any conspiracy theory here, Scully.
You're saying they closed down my sister's case...
not because oflack ofevidence, but because they didn't want us to catch the killer.
You should be very careful about the accusations thatyou make.
The man who shotyou-- You said thatyou'd seen him before.
Several months ago, he was one ofthe men who attacked me...
in the stairwell, with Krycek.
He was working with Krycek ?
- They're the ones who stole the digital tape from me. - Damnit!
- Krycek. Mulder had him. - Listen tome.
Anger is a luxury thatyou cannot afford right now.
andthesepeople will takeadvantage ofthat.
You've seen how they operate.
- I'll be okay. - Scully--
Ifyou can't keepyour head,
it's all right to step away.
That's exactly what theywant.
[ScullyReading] 'Addendum to casenumber621517.
In theabsence ofanyoffiicialresponse...
tomyrequest tohave mysister's casereopened,
Iam nowpetitioning to devote fulIBureauresources...
to thesearch forAlex Krycek.
SinceAgentMulder's release from thehospital,
wehavehadnosuccess locating Krycek...
orthe twomenhe described ashisabductors.
Personally, lbelieve Krycek is thekeytoidentifying...
thelargerforces behindthe crime weare investigating.
Healone canname theman whoshotmysister...
andexplain thestrangeradiation deaths aboard the Frenchsalvage vessel. "
Itlookedgreatonme in thestore.
- What's this doing here ? - I had it fown in from San Diego as evidence.
- Evidence ofwhat ? - The suit was covered in a thin film ofoil,
as was the French diverwhen I found him lying delirious on his kitchen foor.
- What kind ofoil ? - From the reports I'm getting, it's the same substance...
that was found on the French diver's wife when she was discovered...
on the foor ofa Hong Kong airport bathroom a few days ago.
According to the analysis, it's 50-weight diesel oil, Scully.
According to the analysis, it's 50-weight diesel oil, Scully.
That's thesame oil usedon World Warll submarinesandon P-51 Mustangs.
- I don't understand. - This oil is not only 50 years old, Scully,
but its composition has been altered by exposure to radiation.
I still don't understand. How did this get onto the diver and then onto the diver's wife ?
I don't think this isjust ordinary diesel oil, Scully. I think it's, uh--
I think it's a medium.
A medium being used by some kind ofalien creature that uses it to...
Soyou're saying this stuff has intelligence.
I think that it came offof whatever they pulled from the bottom ofthe Pacific Ocean.
It's been waiting down there for 50 years for another host,
another body to bring it up to the surface.
Waiting tojump into the diver and then into the diver's wife.
- And then to Krycek. - Krycek ?
I think that Mrs. Gauthierwent to Hong Kong under the control ofthis thing to find Krycek--
- I know-- I know how it sounds. - Is anybody not looking for Krycek ?
No, but I think the $64,000 question is, what is this thing looking for ?
And now that it's in Krycek, what does it want ?
~~[P.A.: "Blue Danube"]
- Nothin' to it. - You should call upon our services more often.
We show a talent for these G-man activities.
You mean ifl want somebody whacked on the knee with a lead pipe ?
Only ifyou want thejob done right.
- [ Shouting, lndistinct ] - [ Gunfire ] - Grenade !
Where is it ?
I've been expecting you.
- [ Gun Cocks ] - Put that down !
I have whatyou want.
You made us wait.
There was a weather delay on the shuttle from Washington.
You had business there ?
You, uh, may have already heard.
We've heard you acted on your own...
and moved the salvaged U.F.O. to another location.
These new attempts to recover it have increased our need for security.
Who else is looking for it ?
In the event, I moved it as a safeguard.
Somebody better damn well find out how the French even knew where to look for it.
I can assureyou it'll be absolutely inaccessible now.
Why not bring it to Nevada, like the others ?
Leaks in security and a heightened public interest have made Nevada unviable.
- Is this why I was called here ? - No.
We'd like an explanation about this business...
with the assistant director ofthe Bureau, Skinner.
Random shooting, for all I know.
They have a waitress who's given a description ofthe shooter.
Theyreleaseda composite ofhis face to thepress.
One ofyours, isn'the ?
I don't know what to tell you.
- Ifhe did, he acted on his own. - Good Lord.
- This is a very serious exposure for us. - I'll take care ofit.
My advice toyou, sir, is to understand the priorities here.
Get thisshooteroutofthe country as quicklyaspossible.
Ifthe assistant director l.D.'s him,
ourwell-placed operatives won't be able to stand in the way ofan arrest,
compromisingbeyondrepair thesecrecyofour work...
and the security, as you so arrogantly assert, ofour project's future.
It'll be handled.
I've got something here: writing.
Somebodywrote on top ofthe package and left an impression.
- Let me see that. - Your guys at the F.B.I....
turnedamajorserialmurderer witha vestigialpenimpression.
- It does look like something. - Your sci-crime guys at the Bureau have a laser there...
that can measure any change in a surface down to a few nanometers.
[Man] They canliftaperfect impression usingmagnetic toner andasheetofMylar.
An electrostatic device is appliedto thespecimen andrenders theinformation...
by drawing the toner from the indentations to the Mylar surface.
- Actually-- - Actually, it's a phone number.
New York Cityarea code, 555-1012.
Now, don't drop that. That's a finely calibrated piece ofinvestigative equipment.
- I gotta make a phone call. - I'll be damned.
No. This is a private line. You must have misdialed.
No. There'sno onehere to takeyour call.
I'm sorry. I can't helpyou.
Please hold on.
Who is this ?
Who is this ?
Who gaveyou this number ?
You probably know him. A man named Krycek.
- Alex Krycek ? - Yeah.
Nice guy. Killed my father. You wouldn't happen to know where he is, doyou ?
It's Mr. Mulder, isn't it ?
[ Chuckles ] It's so nice ofyou to remember.
Mr. Mulder, can we meet somewhere ?
Oh, I would love to.
Giveyour phone number to my assistant. He'll call you back in five minutes.
Tell him I'll meet him in three hours in Central Park,
near the lighted walkway off79th, near the reservoir.
When you hang up, have this number disconnected.
Well, we got a name to go with the face.
- Beautiful. - Hisnameis Luis Cardinal,
native of Nicaragua, School ofthe Americas alumni,
career mercenary, apparently impressed a lot ofpeople...
with his marksmanship during the lran-Contra deal.
- I'll bet. - That's actually the good news.
- Whatdoyoumean ? - He entered the country without a visa or papers.
We can't find anything on him: address, phone number, financials, nothing.
- Does he have an alias ? - Several. None checked out either.
InaIllikelihood, thisguy'salreadyoutofthe country.
Damn it. They think they canjust get awaywith it.
I wish I could tell you otherwise.
Keep looking for him.
We've... pretty much exhausted our avenues.
- What's it gonna take ? - At this point ? Other than a sign from God ?
I've seen stranger things, believe me.
- [DoorOpens, Closes] - I believe she has.
I trust we're alone.
We're all alone in New York City, sir.
You're looking forAlex Krycek,
to kill him... in revenge.
- What makes you think we haven't done that already ? - What for ?
Tell me whatyou know, and I'll consider giving you Krycek.
No. You answer a few questions for me first,
Iike what was pulled offthe bottom ofthe Pacific Ocean.
It was a U.F.O., a so-called Foo Fighter...
downed byAmerican fighter pilots in the Second World War.
- Left there until now ? - There were salvage attempts.
A U.S. sub was sent in 50 years ago, but there were complications.
- Almost the entire crew died. - Yes. It's still a mystery.
A mystery to whom ?
The cover story said it was the third A-bomb bound forJapan.
But the truth is, no one knows what killed that crew.
- I know. - Doyou, now ?
- You give me Krycek, and I'll tell you. - Mr. Mulder,
I've given you so much this evening.
You've offered me next to nothing in return.
You haven't told me anything I didn't already know.
Ifyou've encountered Krycek, why didn'tyou kill him then ?
'Cause he has the tape.
Ah, yes, the tape.
The tape he's been selling those secrets off.
You don't know where he is either, doyou ?
You're looking for him too.
Mr. Mulder, anyone can be gotten to.
Certainly, you've no doubt ofthat.
Mr. Mulder !
- [ Ringing ] - Scully.
[ Mulder] Scully, it's me.
Those two guards you had posted outside Skinner's room. Are they still there ?
- They should be. Why ? - I wantyou to get down there and double-check for me, okay ?
- I got it covered, Mulder. -Just get down there and check, okay ?
Nurse, what happened to the guards who were outside this room ?
- They've left. - Where ? And what happened to the man in this room ?
-Mr. Skinner'snolongerapatienthere. -Where is he ?
The orderlies wereherea few moments ago, andtheytookhim away.
- Where did they take him ? - To another hospital.
- The ambulance must havejust left. - Thankyou.
I'm with the F.B.I. Areyou transporting a Walter Skinner ?
Yeah. Is there something wrong ?
No. Everything is fine. I'm just gonna ride with you the rest ofthe way, okay ?
Agent Scully, what areyou doing here ?
I just wanted to make sure you got whereyou were going safely.
[ Exhales ]
What is it, Scully ?
just lie still.
[ Horns Honking ]
[ Tires Screeching ]
Federal agent ! Stop right there !
- Areyou Luis Cardinal ? Areyou Luis Cardinal ? - Please.
- Areyou the man that shot my sister ? - Please don't kill me.
- You shot my sister ! - Please. I can tell you.
- Tell me ! Tell me ! - Ican tellyou.
I can tell you whatyou want. You want... Krycek.
Ican tellyou whereheis.
Please ! Please don't shoot me.
- [TiresScreeching] - [Man] Drop thegun !
- [Police Radio Chatter] - Put thegun down !
- Don't move ! Easy ! - Got him.
- [Handcuffs Clicking] - Get up !
[Cell Phone Ringing]
- Yeah. Mulder. - Mulder, it's me. Where areyou ?
- I'm at the airport in New York. - What areyou doing ?
I'm looking for my rental car agreement.
- What areyou doing in New York ? - I'll tell you when I seeyou.
Mulder, your instincts were right about Skinner.
Wejust arrested a man forwhat looks like attempted murder.
- It's him, Mulder, the man who shot my sister. - Uh, Scully--
Mulder, listen to me. He says he knows where Krycek is.
I don't know ifthis makes any sense toyou,
but he says that he's headed towards an abandoned missile site somewhere in North Dakota.
I wantyou to meet me at the D.C. airport in an hour.
I wantyou to get two tickets on the first fight to North Dakota.
- What's in North Dakota ? - The salvaged U.F.O.
There must be 200 silos out here.
Ifl'm correct, theywere all filled with concrete...
in accord with the disarmament treaty when the base was decommissioned.
I didn't sign any disarmament treaty.
- My ears are still popping. - We're eight stories down.
[ Squeaking, Clanking ]
Where's the concrete ?
Apparently, nobody else signed that treaty either.
One down, one hundred ninety-nine silos to go.
[Scully] These tunnelsmustgo on formiles.
Hold it right there ! Halt !
Hands in the air ! Come on ! Come on !
- You led him here, didn'tyou ? - There's nothing here but holes in the ground.
-Why areyou here ? Why all these men ? -I don't oweyou any answers.
The U.F.O.'s here. That's what Krycek's after, isn't it ?
Krycek ? Alex Krycek disappeared five months ago.
- We saw bodies in there. Men with radiation burns ! - You saw nothing !
You won't get awaywith this !
You can't bury the truth !
Take these away.
[ Continues Groaning ]
- [Knocking] - Yeah.
- Agent Mulder. - Sir, I didn't expectyou back to work for a few weeks.
I was looking forAgent Scully. There was something I wanted to talk to her about.
Actually, I wanted to talk toyou.
I wanted to thankyou for everything you did.
You mean getting shot in the gut ?
You got shot becauseyou stood up to these people.
I thinkyou're proceeding from a mistaken impression. What I did I did because it's myjob.
From what I understand, you putyourjob and your life on the line for Scully.
This isn't my crusade, Agent Mulder. A woman was murdered.
I mistakenly thought we could bring the man who committed that crime tojustice.
- What doyou mean, "mistakenly" ? - That's what I need to talk to Scully about.
I wasjust thinking about something that a man said to me.
That the dead speak to us from beyond the grave.
That that's what conscience is.
That's interesting. I never thought ofit that way.
You know, I thought...
when we found him,
this man that killed Melissa, that--
that when we brought him tojustice, I would feel some kind ofclosure.
But the truth is, no court...
no punishment, is ever enough.
I came here to tell you something, Scully.
There may be somejustice, just not the kind you're looking for.
What areyou talking about ?
They found this man, Luis Cardinal, dead in his cell.
- How ? - They made it look like a suicide.
The men he worked for couldn't take the chance that he'd point his finger at them.
And what about Krycek ?
Oh, he was there. I know that.
You think they got to him too ?
I don't know. But ifthey haven't, theywill.
I doubt it'll weigh on their consciences, though.
I think the dead are speaking to us, Mulder,
Maybe that man was right.
Maybe we bury the dead alive.
[Krycek] Help! H-Help !
Help me !
[ Agonized Screaming ]
- [Pounding] - Help me ! Help ! Help !
No ! Help me ! Help me !
Help me ! Help me !
[ Screaming Continues ]
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