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Quagmire 

Mulder suspects that a beast similar to the Loch Ness Monster is responsible for the deaths of several people who reside near a large lake. Frustrated Scully insightfully confronts Mulder about the futility of their work on X-Files.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Kim Newton
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Chris Ellis ... Sheriff Lance Hindt
Timothy Webber ... Dr. Paul Farraday
R. Nelson Brown ... Ansel Bray
Mark Acheson ... Ted Bertram
Peter Hanlon ... Dr. Bailey
Tyler Labine ... Stoner
Nicole Parker ... Chick
Terrance Leigh Terrance Leigh ... Snorkel Dude
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Storyline

Scully and Mulder head off to Georgia when there are reports of people disappearing around a local lake. Scully isn't sure why they're getting involved until she sees a highway sign advertising the local version of the Loch Ness monster called Big Blue. The latest victim is a Forest Service biologist, giving the FBI jurisdiction, but Scully thinks it's all nonsense. The killings continue and Mulder thinks there is something very real out there. Scully comes around when she is affected by the 'monster' in a very personal way. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Even though Kim Newton signed the script, Darin Morgan actively cooperated. In fact, he wrote the celebrated conversation on the rock, aka TCotR. See more »

Goofs

The flora and topography of the supposed Georgia lake are wrong. There are no snow-capped mountains and spruce evergreens in Georgia. See more »

Quotes

Dana Scully: You know, on the old mariners' maps, the cartographers would designate uncharted territory by writing "here be monsters."
Fox Mulder: I've got a map of New York City just like that.
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Connections

Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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A really fun episode
22 April 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

YAY for Quagmire! This fantastic season three episode isn't among most X-philes' favorites, but it's one of my more unorthodox choices. I enjoy this episode a great deal, and though I'm not a shipper I must admit that I loved when Mulder and Scully's respectful intellectual romance came into the forefront as it did here. Very subtle and nice, actually romantic rather than cliché and soap-opera-ish.

The plot is not the most original, that's for sure, but it doesn't matter because it is handled very, very well. Kim Newton only wrote two episodes of The X-Files, what a shame, as this is a very good script. The episode is beautifully directed by Kim Manners as well.

I'm one of Quagmire's biggest fans. Bye Queequeg! 10/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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