Still Fighting the Future
Scully and Mulder stumble outside. "You get stung?" Mulder asks. Scully says that she didn't. They both stand there for a moment, looking stunned and breathing hard, until a pulsating blue light appears over the cornfields. The light comes attached to two black helicopters, which swoop down low over the field, heading right for them. Mulder and Scully stare at each other for a moment and then dive into the cornfield, and run and run and run and run, as the choppers cast their searchlights into the rows of corn. Eventually, they get separated when, at one point, Scully has to kneel down to avoid detection. Mulder's on the ground, too, far from her. He bites his lip. What's with all the lip-biting David Duchovny's doing in this movie? On one hand, it's a new little quirk in his acting, which I think he's over-using. On the other hand, it's sort of hot. When he peels himself off his knees, Mulder notices that Scully is gone. He frantically looks around the cornstalks. "Talk to me, Scully!" he hollers. "SCUUUULLLLLLLLLEEEEE!" Nothing. "Damn it! Scully!" Mulder frantically searches for his partner. Over on the other side of the cornfield, she's calling for him, too, but he can't hear her over the sound of the helicopters. Eventually the choppers fly away, and the agents are reunited at the edge of the field. Mulder allows himself a small smile of relief when Scully finally stumbles from the corn. They book for the car as the theme song wails piteously in the background. I feel like I haven't mentioned Mark Snow in pages and pages.
The next morning. Scully's made it to her meeting with OPR, but just barely. She bustles in late, and wearing the clothes she wore the night before. Blythe Danner and Skinner are way pissed. Scully wearily apologizes for her lateness, but pulls out the bone fragments from five pages ago as an excuse. Blythe: you've been back to Dallas? Scully: Well....By the way, I really wish they'd given Blythe Danner a role on the show proper; first, it would be cool to have a woman in a position of authority on this show, not to mention one who doesn't sing whale songs or try to seduce Mulder. Second, I think her WASP-y coolness would provide a refreshing change of pace from Kersh's continual scenery-chewing and constant inappropriate stressing of words.