The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 10

Badlaa (21 Jan. 2001)
"The X Files" Badlaa (original title)

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A small Indian man on a creaky cart is believed to have the ability to leap into people's bodies.



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Episode credited cast:
Fox Mulder (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Adelman ...
Trevor's Father
Mrs. Holt
Bill Dow ...
Jacob Franchek ...
Andy Hubbell ...
Quinton's Father
Mr. Burrard
Customs Agent
Calvin Remsberg ...
Hugh Potocki
Beggar Man
Mimi Savage ...
Trevor's Mother


A small Indian man on a creaky cart is believed to have the ability to leap into people's bodies.

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The title means "retort" or "revenge" in Urdu. See more »


When the Beggar has Quinton cornered in the classroom, just as Scully enters with the Principal the Boom Mic becomes visible just left from the center of the shot. See more »


John Doggett: I try to keep an open mind, but it tends to shut my eyes.
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To the Thailand guys comment above
22 July 2013 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

You're probably right. In fact, Duchovny probably didn't decide until last minute that he wanted out from this season and they HAD TO find someone to replace him in a way that all their work wouldn't go to waste and the way of doing that is bringing in Dogget and making him Scully and Scully Mulder. Regardless, I have liked a few Carter episodes but i understand you here. My favorite writer for the X-Files by the way, is Vince Gilligan. Than Frank Spotnitz. They always stood out the most to me but i also have many complaints with the X-Files... For one thing, they never seem to remember relevant memories, like in Hollywood A.D., Scully sais "Mulder, you do know that there aren't such thing as dead people, right?" Yet in that very same season just a few episodes earlier 'Millennium', she was ATTACKED by dead people. Just doesn't make sense when they do that and the writers should have worked together better to make sure their stories all fit. Back to season 8, I like Doggett so far, i started the entire show from season 1 and have gotten to season 8, currently just finished Badlaa and thought it sucked. 1 example, how did the bully Trevor know the janitor killed the other kids dad? Doesn't explain A lot. But the season itself isn't bad, i thought i was going to hate Doggett but he isn't bad, i just miss Mulder. I need to really investigate why this happened, why he is blank in pretty much the whole season and maybe next season for all i know.

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