The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 15

Arcadia (7 Mar. 1999)
"The X Files" Arcadia (original title)

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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 cast overview:
Gene Gogolak
Big Mike Raskin
Pat Verlander
Tom Gallop ...
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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This is the second time we see Mulder sporting an Omega watch. The first was in "Monday". See more »


The moving truck at the beginning of the episode is obviously a lighting truck used for film production. Both the lift gate and the tow hitch are professional grade not used by consumer moving trucks. See more »


Gordy: So, how was your first night? Peaceful?
Mulder: It was wonderful. We just spooned up and fell asleep like little baby cats. Isn't that right honey bunch?
Dana Scully: That's right poopy head.
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References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

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Honey bunch and poopy head.
4 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Arcadia" is an episode that not only works as a suspenseful standalone, but also as a juncture for the "shipper" fans. Mulder and Scully enter a green-lawn-and-picket-fence community as Rob and Laura Petrie (like the dish!) to investigate a number of fly-by-night murders that no one else seems bothered to investigate. When the new neighbors act in suspicious manners, reprimanding the use of lawn ornaments and unlit lampposts, and others are attacked by a horrible creature, it is clear that the mysterious nature of the townsfolk runs deeper than their landfill's topsoil. The episode manages to work as both a horror story and a comedy (and, if you will, a satire of the American dream) and as such it tends to rank highly in the minds of fans. It also is a dry run at the later romance between Mulder and Scully, and makes for some of their funniest moments (Scully with a facial). While previous episodes tackled the ugly underbellies of private communities, this one arguably did it the most effectively. A season six highlight.


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