Still Fighting the Future
Inside the car, Scully shoots Mulder an excited look. He drives up onto the train tracks, biting his lower lip the whole time. As the train goes into a tunnel, he drives over the tracks and up the hill above the tunnel.
Mulder parks the car at the top of the hill. He and Scully scamper over to the edge of the embankment and peer down into the valley below. "What do you think they are?" Scully asks. "I have no idea," Mulder says. The two of them crawl down the hill toward two huge breast-shaped domes, lit from within, in the middle of what looks like a cornfield.
Mulder and Scully tumble off the hillside and start making their way through the corn toward the breast-domes. "This is weird, Mulder," Scully calls from behind a cornstalk. "Very weird," Mulder amiably agrees. "Any thoughts as to why someone would be growing corn in the middle of the desert?" she wonders. Mulder pushes through the last of the corn. "Well, those could be giant Jiffy Pop poppers," he snarks. Scully emerges from the corn. She and Mulder look at one breast-dome, then the other, and then at each other. Mulder approaches the closer breast-dome and finds the door conveniently unlocked. He pulls it open and a gust of wind whooshes out, ruffling both of their coifs.
Just inside the dome, the agents are assaulted with a blast of compressed air. They both jump. Mulder's tie has been blown over his shoulder. They enter the dome proper; it's all metal and white and vent-y inside. "It's cool in here," Scully says. It is totally cool, all modern and metal and shit. Oh, she means that the temperature is being regulated. I'm sorry about that pun right there, but recapping a movie? Way harder than just doing the show every week. First of all: twice as long. Second: no commercials. My brain hurts. Mulder and Scully suspect that they're on top of a larger structure: a venting system of some sort, perhaps? Mulder hears something and leans down and rests his ear on one of the many vent-like grids in the floor of the dome. "High voltage, maybe?" Scully wonders. Mulder makes his thinking face. "Maybe," he says. "Maybe not." He looks up at her. The venting system in the ceiling above them abruptly snaps open. "Scully?" Mulder says. "Yeah?" He stands up. "Run!" As he barks this at her, the vents in the floor swing open and thousands of bees come pouring out. Gillian Anderson's look of surprise and terror is really brilliant right here. Mulder pulls his suit jacket over his head and books for the door. He's almost there before he realizes that Scully is pretty far behind him (the perils of having a stylish jacket that both buttons and ties), still struggling to find her way out. Mulder calls back to her. She yells that she can't see. Mulder turns around and runs back for her, grabbing her by the wrist and leading her toward the door. Scully stamps her feet as the blast of air at the exit blows the bees off them.