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Teso dos Bichos 

Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearance of several members of an archaeological team that in Ecuador excavated an ancient burial urn supposedly protected by the vengeful spirit of the jaguar and had it sent to a museum in Boston.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), John Shiban
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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Vic Trevino ... Dr. Alonso Bilac
Janne Mortil ... Mona Wustner
Gordon Tootoosis ... Shaman
Tom McBeath ... Dr. Lewton
Ron Sauvé ... Mr. Decker (as Ron Sauve)
Alan Robertson ... Carl Roosevelt
Garrison Christiohn ... Dr. Winters (as Garrison Chrisjohn)
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Storyline

At a South American dig, archaeologists unearth the grave of an ancient shaman. Transported to the Boston Museum of Natural History against the wishes of the locals, strange occurrences bring Scully and Mulder onto the case of a murdered anthropologist, seemingly killed by a large cat. Central to the case is Dr. Bilac who seems to have some connection to what is happening. As the FBI agents continue their investigation - a profusion of rats in the museum is only one of the things they have to put up with - the State Department in Washington is considering whether to return of relics. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

"Teso Dos Bichos" was taken by writer John Shiban from an ancient chant. The words translate from archaic Portuguese to "Burial Mound of Small Animals." See more »

Goofs

The indigenous group shown is identified as the Secoya, who are wearing knitted chullos typical of the cold highlands. However, the Secoya inhabit the tropical Amazon region of Ecuador. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fox Mulder: Go with it, Scully.
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References Cat People (1942) See more »

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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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7/10 for Scully's look of incredulity
14 October 2010 | by A_Llama_DramaSee all my reviews

When those cats start tearing down the door and Scully looks like "WHAT THE F IS HAPPENING?!" you just got to laugh. Best expression in the entire show. 7 out of 10. The 70s throwback to creature feature shots of scary kitties scratching a terrified Scully are also class. But as for the episode it's not that good. Victims are too silly for such intelligent people but if a horde of pussy cats started chasing you, you probably wouldn't be able to move out of sheer shock, would you? "Oh my God, look at all those rabid tabbies... are they actually about to kill me? how bizarre!" Then again, the script is at fault for some over the top characterisation and dull "why are you going crazy on me?!?" moments.


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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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