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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There are no mountains in Kansas. That's why it's called the Great "Plains". See more »

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Mulder: He wants advice; dating advice.
Scully: Dating advice? From whom?
Mulder: Yours truly.
Scully: [long silence from Scully]
Mulder: Hello? Hey, Scully? Scully, you there?
Scully: I heard you. Mulder, when was the last time you went on a date?
Mulder: I will talk to you later.
Mulder: [Mulder hangs up]
Scully: The blind leading the blind.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Things We Do for Love
Written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
Performed by 10CC
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The Blind Leading The Blind
26 January 2007 | by (Roy, 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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