The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 13

Agua Mala (21 Feb. 1999)
"The X Files" Agua Mala (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
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At Arthur Dales' request, the agents go to Florida during a hurricane to investigate the disappearance of Mr. Dales' neighbors, two marine biologists and their son. During the storm, Mulder... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Jeremy Roberts ...
George Vincent
Deputy Greer
Angela Villareal
Walter Suarez
Nichole Pelerine ...
Sara Shipley
Evan Shipley
Roadblock Officer


At Arthur Dales' request, the agents go to Florida during a hurricane to investigate the disappearance of Mr. Dales' neighbors, two marine biologists and their son. During the storm, Mulder and Scully get stranded in an apartment building where a sea monster is on the loose. Written by Muldernscully

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21 February 1999 (USA)  »

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"Agua Mala" is Spanish for bad water, and in some Latin American countries is slang for "Portuguese Man-of-War." See more »


When Mulder and Scully are first exploring the Shipleys house, they are seen with heavy duty, large flashlights. Then when they are stopped by the offer and almost "arrested," they are using small pocket flashlights that they hold in their mouths. See more »


Arthur Dales: Don't sneer at the mysteries of the deep, young lady. The Bottom of the Ocean is as deep, and dark as the imagination.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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"Deep Rising" X-Files Style
19 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Arthur Dales, star of the season 5 episode "Travelers," calls Mulder and Scully to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two marine biologists and their young son. With a hurricane well under way the agents find themselves trapped in swamped apartment building - where something else is trapped as well...

This is a pretty fair "monster of the week" episode, but the ending IS rushed - in fact one moment all seems lost and the next all's well and we're wrapping it up! How Mulder figured it out is pretty clear, but just how Scully reached HER conclusion... Oh well. The humor isn't overwhelming here, and the monster, while not exactly original, is fine. Personally I find the disposability of sheriff's deputies increasingly annoying - but maybe it's a Star Trek reference!

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