NOTE: The plot twist pivotal to the
prologue, below, is not a part of the on-screen X-Files universe, but
neither does it overtly contradict what we see there. William B.
Davis, who played the part of the infamous Cancer Man, when answering a
fan question about a nearly identical premise, said he loved the idea.
I found the possibility--and its many implications--intriguing.
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Contingency Plans - 1967. CSM
does Teena Mulder a favor, but motives are rarely unselfish.
A 2004 Spooky Award winner.
Childhood and early years up to the car bomb
SCENE: Deep Water
For all his past, Krycek finds himself in a
situation where he has no experience to guide him.
- One evening, one morning
SCENE: The Alberta Colony
- On the run from CSM after the car
bombing, Krycek decides to check out a Canadian location he's received
some intelligence about.
an Alex Krycek
Once upon a time
there was a villain, a double agent who
worked mainly for himself. He was cocky and manipulative, smooth
but nervous, sometimes smug, occasionally terrified. He killed
Mulder's father. He tried to fight the unthinkable. A group
of Russian villagers cut off his arm.
He kept on going.
When I started to explore
the personal implications of Mulder's dilemma at the beginning of Season
6 in story form, Alex Krycek unexpectedly insinuated himself into my
tale until he'd embedded himself deep within the plot. I was
shocked. At first I tried to ignore him, but soon he began to intrigue me with his
unexpected support of Mulder from behind the scenes. Finally I began to really pay attention,
and to notice the many subtle nuances Nick Lea had woven into Alex
Krycek. Eventually I realized
that in order to do this man justice within my story, I needed to
understand more about what made him tick. So I started out to
write the story of his life, to piece together the clues we'd been given
in canon and fill in the blanks between the times he appeared on the
Hemingway once said
that you need to know everything about your characters, and that if you
do, this wholeness will show through in your story even if you don't
include all the details; but if you don't know your characters
completely, your fiction will have holes in it. I've found this to
be true. What's presented here is a history excavated in bits and
pieces that combine to tell a possible
history of this complex, contradictory--and very human--character.
Collaboration with Marita Covarrubias through events that follow Zero
Stealing Moments - (from Marita's point of view)
Things should get easier once distribution of the vaccine is fully
underway... though she's been telling herself that at every rising rung
on the ladder of this journey, and the reality is that with each step
the stakes only get higher, the burden more ponderous.
- On the outside chance that he may be able--or willing--to help him, Krycek goes looking for Jeremiah Smith.
Narrative B -
Krycek finds a way to
investigate the mysterious Kazakhstan abductions with the blessings of
the Russian government, positioning himself to act quickly when the
Rebel burnings occur.
SCENE: Departure -
In Kazakhstan completing an investigation into a series
abductions five months after losing his arm,
to leave a final message with the sister of an abductee, a woman who's
helped him investigate... and who's caught his eye.
Narrative C -
Krycek finds out more about
what makes Marita tick.
SCENE: Convergence - In Cali to pick up
the first shipment of their secret vaccine, Krycek and Marita learn more
about each other as their
reserved, private selves begin to unravel.
Narrative D -
complications and unexpected good news.
SCENE: Safe House -
After the first
distribution of their secret vaccine, Krycek and Marita meet up in New
York to compare notes.
- The Rebel strike in Kazakhstan; Krycek comes up with a plan to bring
the Consortium to its knees, and heads for New York.
- Marita at the freighter dock. When it comes down to
the choice between a man and your child, there's no question. Only
A - Held prisoner aboard the freighter, Krycek struggles to
make sense of what has happened.
After the meeting between Mulder and Krycek in Mulder's
apartment, both men spend restless nights attempting to come to terms
with the way their lives have been upended in the preceding 24 hours.
Narrative B -
Krycek and the Well-Manicured Man patch together an alliance...
and a plan.
SCENE: Overhead, the Stars -
Two weeks after the confrontation in Mulder's
apartment, an exhausted Alex Krycek returns home to find an unexpected
visitor of his own. A 2004 Spooky Award winner.
Narrative C - While Consortium doctors work to save Marita,
Krycek moves on to Plan B, a last-ditch attempt to access the secret vaccine.
SCENE: The Truth - The Well-Manicured
Man is forced to give up a secret that sends Krycek's world into a
BONUS: Diary entries from
the Well-Manicured Man - Behind the scenes between The
Red and the Black and The End, complications abound.
At the Cabin - Krycek and CSM in the snow
at the Quebec cabin
A - The reality of having CSM back in the consortium
starts to sink in as the Gibson Praise affair sets off a series of
Road Trip - Krycek is tasked
with delivering chess wunderkind Gibson Praise to a Consortium research
facility, an assignment that proves messier than he
Narrative B - Back in New York, Miguel Ansbach calls
Krycek and WMM to a meeting and delivers some shocking news.
An unexpected incident in Texas results in upheaval, including the
death of the Well-Manicured Man. When the Elders start to notice
Krycek's strategic abilities, CSM moves in to take
Interview with Gibson Praise
When Gibson Praise disappears from the power plant, where does he go?
Narrative D - The final part of this
story. Back in Washington D.C., the Cigarette Smoking Man keeps Krycek on a short leash and begins to use him in
a campaign to break Fox Mulder's spirit.