A mayor of a small town asks Mulder and Scully to investigate Daryl Mootz, a man who apparently can make it rain at will. The mayor believes Mootz is responsible for causing a local drought... See full summary »

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A mayor of a small town asks Mulder and Scully to investigate Daryl Mootz, a man who apparently can make it rain at will. The mayor believes Mootz is responsible for causing a local drought so that he can charge individuals for rain on their farms. Written by Muldernscully

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The character Holman Hardt says he accidentally stumbled upon Sheila and her boyfriend "in flagrante delicto." This phrase is Latin for "in blazing offence." See more »

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Kansas is part of the MidWest, a region that would at least be cold, if not wet, during February in the winter. No one is wearing coats, hats, or gloves in Krohner, Kansas. See more »

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Scully: So now you're saying that...
Mulder: Holdman Hardt is manufacturing the weather. Did you see how relieved he was when he learned that Daryl was drunk? I've been doing some checking. Holdman Hardt has been hospitalized 5 times with nervous exhaustion, each time coinciding with a major meteorological event.
Scully: Mulder, it is still a huge leap to say that he's manufacturing the weather.
Mulder: Most people will admit that the weather plays a significant role in the way they feel, right? There's even that disorder...
Scully: ...
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References History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

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Watchable, but so full of wtf.
25 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

First off, as a Kansas resident, the sights of mountains abound truly made me giggle. It's Kansas. We have exactly zero mountains. And barely any hills. The episode starts off well enough, with the guy getting his 'just desserts' being beaned over the head with heart shaped hail, but from there, it just turns into something not really X-Files like. Feel good episodes have their place and all, but this was overkill, I thought. A little too cheesy for the general feel of the show itself, and seemed to have been a filler episode more than anything. Tying the relationship between Fox and Dana into the episode was probably its only saving grace and garnered a few chuckles.

5.8/10


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