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Quagmire 

Mulder suspects that a beast similar to the Loch Ness Monster is responsible for the deaths of several people who reside near a large lake. Frustrated Scully insightfully confronts Mulder about the futility of their work on X-Files.

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Scully and Mulder head off to Georgia when there are reports of people disappearing around a local lake. Scully isn't sure why they're getting involved until she sees a highway sign advertising their own version of the Loch Ness monster called Big Blue. The latest victim is a park ranger, giving the FBI jurisdiction, but Scully thinks it's all nonsense. The killings continue and Mulder thinks there something very real out there. Scully comes around when she is affected by the 'monster' in a very personal way. Written by garykmcd

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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Millikan County, where the lake is located, is named after casting director Rick Millikan. See more »

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When Mulder shot straight ahead at the unseen monster in the dark, it's not likely he would have actually shot the alligator that was killed because it would have risen no more than a foot off the ground. See more »

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Scully: I called him Ahab and he called me Starbuck. So I named my dog Queequeg. It's funny, I just realised something.
Mulder: It's a bizarre name for a dog, huh?
Scully: No. How much you're like Ahab. You're so... consumed by your personal vengeance against life, whether it be its inherent cruelties or its mysteries, that everything takes on a warped significance to fit your megalomaniacal cosmology.
Mulder: Scully, are you coming on to me?
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Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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A really fun episode
22 April 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

YAY for Quagmire! This fantastic season three episode isn't among most X-philes' favorites, but it's one of my more unorthodox choices. I enjoy this episode a great deal, and though I'm not a shipper I must admit that I loved when Mulder and Scully's respectful intellectual romance came into the forefront as it did here. Very subtle and nice, actually romantic rather than cliché and soap-opera-ish.

The plot is not the most original, that's for sure, but it doesn't matter because it is handled very, very well. Kim Newton only wrote two episodes of The X-Files, what a shame, as this is a very good script. The episode is beautifully directed by Kim Manners as well.

I'm one of Quagmire's biggest fans. Bye Queequeg! 10/10


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