Season 7 deleted scene!

The Message Board: Nick Lea in THE X-FILES : Season 7 deleted scene!
By Bardsmaid ( on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 11:25 am:

Someone on the MKV list just discovered that the Season 7 DVD set has additional footage of the Krycek scene at the Tunisian prison where he's talking to Marita while in the shower. Evidently if you enable the 'deleted scenes' option for *Requiem, you'll see it, though the scene is not listed on the menu.

For those of us who don't have Season 7, Rhymephile helpfully did a wonderfully detailed transcription of the scene, which follows:
CLOSE UP on a shower head, water streaming from it.

The camera pans down, following the water, for a CLOSE UP of ALEX
KRYCEK, standing beneath the stream. He takes two deep breaths, panting,
thankful for what must be his first shower in a very long time. He lets the water
run into his mouth.

Camera pulls back off his face to slowly focus on MARITA COVARRUBIAS,
standing in the background. KRYCEK brings his hand up to his face to wipe
away the water. He's not looking at her -- his eyes are closed, enjoying the

KRYCEK: (loudly, to be heard over the water) Who sent you?

(still CLOSE on KRYCEK)

MARITA: The Smoking Man.

(still CLOSE on KRYCEK) KRYCEK scoffs at her statement.

New camera angle, MARITA'S POV, which shows KRYCEK standing under
the shower head, naked from the waist up. Faint light filters in from the grungy,
barred window behind him, highlighting the top of his chest in a blue tint.

He finally turns and looks at MARITA for the first time.

KRYCEK: He's the reason I'm here!

KRYCEK is still panting heavily, inhaling and exhaling sharply through the
water flowing over his face.

FOCUS ON MARITA in the background, the shot in the original version, with
KRYCEK in shadow in the foreground.

CLOSE UP on MARITA: Things change. He's dying.

CUT back to CLOSE UP of KRYCEK. At Marita's mention of CSM's impending
demise, KRYCEK looks at her for a beat, takes two deep breaths, then turns
his head back under the water and closes his eyes.

KRYCEK: Yeah, that's a pity.

As he speaks, he spits water from his mouth, water running in his eyes. He
opens his mouth again, letting the water run into it, still ignoring her.

KRYCEK: That's what kept me alive in here...

He TURNS to look back at MARITA

KRYCEK: ...was the idea...

KRYCEK's voice drops audibly, as if he's been turning this thought over and
over in his mind, dreaming, scheming, and plotting in order to keep himself
sane in the overcrowded, filthy hell hole.

KRYCEK: ...of killing him myself.


MARITA: He doesn't have long now.

CUT BACK to KRYCEK, his head tipped up, face under the water, eyes
closed as if dismissing her again.

KRYCEK: So what does he want with me?

KRYCEK's head dips back down under the water as he says this.


MARITA: To honor his last dying wish.

CUT BACK to KRYCEK. He scoffs at her words again, and closes his eyes,
opening his mouth once more to the water. He takes a mouthful, and as the
scene ends, he spits a stream of it OFFSCREEN.
Makes me really want to watch/hear Nick play that scene, though I'm not ever likely to invest in a Season 7 set. However, X-chick, who always seems to have the best DVD caps around, has some caps of the deleted scene among her Requiem images here:



By Peggy Chambers ( on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 06:20 pm:

I can't buy them, so I rent them. There are a couple of places online. Netflix is the best. Your local video store may carry them. The Blockbusters here in Tucson have been carrying a wide variety of tv shows on DVD.

Thank you so much for posting this. I can't wait to see it.


By Bardsmaid ( on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 02:59 am:

Thanks for the great idea, Peggy! I just added that disk to my Netflix queue.

Nick's body language and delivery are always so good, and so well thought out, which I'm sure will add a lot to the scene.

By Patricia ( on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 10:39 pm:

I just watched it about 5 times... ha ha. Thanks for the heads up on that!

WHOO BOY! Good times!

By patti ( on Monday, July 11, 2005 - 11:16 pm:

seems to me I HAVE seen this--was it on one of those making of specials

or maybe I read this script before and I have such a GOOD imagination----

By Kaylie ( on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 03:19 pm: do I see this again? Rent the complete set from a video rental place?

By Peggy Chambers ( on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 05:40 pm:

You can. It is also possible to rent each disc from a season separately. When you look on the box, it will tell you which disc has the episode that you want. I have found that in some of the later seasons; the deleted scenes are also available on a bonus disc. I cannot wait to get it from Netflix. I am so excited!
Talk to you later,

By Bardsmaid ( on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 12:32 am:

I got my Netflix disk in the mail today and have been watching the ep (and the deleted scene, of course) and making my own (large) screen caps. I've always loved Nick's delivery when Krycek enters Mulder's office and says, "You have every reason to want to see me dead... but you've got to listen to me now." Both his voice and general presence--just a riveting moment.

And it's great to see the entire shower scene. Too bad 1013 didn't think it forwarded the story enough to keep it in the final cut. It certainly added to Krycek's portrayal.

By Bardsmaid ( on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 02:49 am:

The screen caps I was working on are done. There are sixteen in all, most of them Krycek-centric. They're larger than the usual caps you'll find and I spent some time tinkering with the lighting and contrast in Photoshop so the facial expressions would be as clear as possible.

The caps start here:


By Peggy Chambers ( on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 01:10 pm:


I just saw your screencaps; they are so beautiful. Nick looks so good in them. Well, He always looks good. ;) I saw someone elses and I see what you mean about not being able to see the expression clearly in the original shot. You were so sweet to do that and post them here for everyone. Thank you so very much!

Have a good one,

By Bardsmaid ( on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 01:52 pm:

Glad you enjoyed them, Peggy. I'm a photographer myself and I always tweak my photos in Photoshop to bring out the best in them, so I've had some experience with lighting levels and contrast that came in handy here.

If you're ever looking for a mini-escape from your day, you might give a few of my photo images a try. I'm in the process of building up the site, so not every link is operational yet, but there are some entries there that will take you away from the everyday. You can find everything from this page:

It's always seemed to me that one critical function of the artist is to serve as society's eyes--to help people to see (or not to miss) the amazing things that are right in front of them but are often overlooked. And the web is such a great venue for making your inspiration available to many people who otherwise might not get a chance to see some of these things.

By Patricia ( on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 09:32 pm:

Great screencaps! :) Thanks for doing that.

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