Scully and Mulder go undercover as husband and wife in a high-class planned community where several couples have gone missing.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene Gogolak
Big Mike Raskin
Pat Verlander
Win Shroeder
Cami Schroeder
Roger W. Morrissey ...
Übermenscher (as Roger Morrissey)
Dave Kline
Nancy Kline
Mark Matthias ...


Three couples have mysteriously disappeared from a prestigious planned community over a number of years. After the latest disappearance, Mulder and Scully go undercover as a couple to discover the truth about the community. They find that the planned community has strict regulations, with dire consequences for those who do not follow them. Written by Muldernscully

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7 March 1999 (USA)  »

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[Mulder and Scully are posing as husband and wife]
Mulder: Wow. Admit it, you just want to play house. Woman! Get back in here and make me a sandwich!
[Scully throws a rubber glove at him]
Mulder: Did I not make myself clear?
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References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »


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An episode which deserves special mention
11 June 2008 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

My favorite episode of the X-files, ARCADIA deserves special mention. I love how it begins, with only subtle hints of why our well known pair of FBI agents suddenly have changed their names, married and moved into an expensive closed community which turns out to hide a dark secret.

Acting is great in this one, far better than average in this series. I especially liked the one who played "Big Mike". The episode is very funny, with quite a few bizarre scenes; also, Mulder and Scully pull jokes on each other a lot of the time.

If you don't have a lot of time and only want to watch a few episodes in the series, in my opinion this should definitely be on your watchlist.

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