The X-Files: Season 3, Episode 18

Teso dos Bichos (8 Mar. 1996)
"The X Files" Teso dos Bichos (original title)

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At a South American dig, archaeologists unearth the grave of an ancient shaman. Transported to the Boston Museum of Natural History against the wishes of the locals, strange occurrences ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Vic Trevino ...
Dr. Alonso Bilac
Janne Mortil ...
Mona Wustner
Tom McBeath ...
Dr. Lewton
Ron Sauvé ...
Mr. Decker (as Ron Sauve)
Alan Robertson ...
Dr. Carl Roosevelt
Garrison Christiohn ...
Dr. Winters (as Garrison Chrisjohn)
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At a South American dig, archaeologists unearth the grave of an ancient shaman. Transported to the Boston Museum of Natural History against the wishes of the locals, strange occurrences bring Scully and Mulder onto the case of a murdered anthropologist, seemingly killed by a large cat. Central to the case is Dr. Bilac who seems to have some connection to what is happening. As the FBI agents continue their investigation - a profusion of rats in the museum is only one of the things they have to put up with - the State department in Washington is considering whether to return of relics. Written by garykmcd

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"Teso Dos Bichos" was taken by writer John Shiban from an ancient chant. The words translate from archaic Portuguese to "Burial Mound of Small Animals." See more »


"Yaje," or ayahuasca, is used in tribal rituals in among indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin, on the Eastern half of South America. Ecuador is on the South American West Coast. See more »


Dana Scully: Have you been drinking yaje, Mulder?
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References Ben (1972) See more »


Piano Sonata 8 Op 13
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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This episode is under rated...
23 July 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was surprised to see so much disdain for this episode.

While it is typically a bit OTT, I found it genuinely funny as well as interesting.

The acting is fine actually, and the script is not all that confusing either. I think it becomes clear what's what by the climax. There's some really funny dialogue between Mulder and Scully, and the story is not particularly predictable either.

Yes - some of the visual effects are lame, but nonetheless, don't be put off - give it a go. It's a lot better than some other X files episodes I could mention!

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