The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 8

The Rain King (10 Jan. 1999)
"The X Files" The Rain King (original title)

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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... 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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Mulder: 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...
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The Blind Leading The Blind
26 January 2007 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

The Rain King is a cheesy, poor excuse for an x-file. However, it has enough highlights in it to make it recommendable. This episode was written by newcomer Jeffrey Bell, an average writer. He doesn't appear to know that Mulder and Scully are off of the x-files and that Kersh will have their heads if he catches them investigating the x-files. No explanation is given why they are investigating this case and no indication that they'll catch you-know-what from Kersh. The story of a man controlling the weather out of love is ultra-cheesy, including the cheesiest moment, a cow falling from the sky and crashing onto Mulder's bead. Bell, however, seems to have a good feel for Mulder and Scully's relationship, and they share some good dialogue. The best moment is when Mulder informs Scully that Holman is seeking dating advice from him. Scully asks Mulder when was the last time he went on a date. Mulder then tells Scully, "I will talk to you later" and hangs the phone up on her. Besides the story being cheesy, Mark Snow's soundtrack is the oddest I've ever heard it and doesn't really fit. Like I said, the story is cheesy and weak, but seeing Mulder and Scully being confused for a couple and acting as relationship counselors is worth the price of admission in itself. So enjoy The Rain King for what it is, just don't expect a good x-files in it.


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