The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Arcadia 

On their first assignment after being reinstated to the X-Files, Scully and Mulder go undercover as husband and wife in a high-class planned community where several couples have gone missing.

Director:

Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Daniel Arkin
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Peter White ... Gene Gogolak
Abraham Benrubi ... Big Mike Raskin
Debra Christofferson ... Pat Verlander
Tom Gallop ... Win Shroeder
Marnie McPhail ... Cami Schroeder
Roger W. Morrissey ... Übermenscher (as Roger Morrissey)
Tim Bagley ... Gordy
Tom Virtue ... Dave Kline
Juliana Donald ... Nancy Kline
Mark Matthias Mark Matthias ... Mover
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Storyline

Three couples have mysteriously disappeared from a prestigious planned community over a number of years. After the latest disappearance, Mulder and Scully go undercover as a couple to discover the truth about the community. They find that the planned community has strict regulations, with dire consequences for those who do not follow them. Written by Muldernscully

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The brand "Gulf Breeze Paint," previously appeared in the episode Kitsunegari (S5, Ep8). See more »

Goofs

The moving truck at the beginning of the episode is obviously a lighting truck used for film production. Both the lift gate and the tow hitch are professional grade not used by consumer moving trucks. See more »

Quotes

[Mulder and Scully are undercover as newlyweds]
Mulder: You wanna make that honeymoon video now?
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Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Pay Your Dues lolz
11 November 2012 | by aw1435See all my reviews

Angry about poorly run Homeowner Associations (HOAs) whose management of funds are careless & wasteful. Their administration slowly eating away your freedoms as citizens — too much of Big Brother watching over us. Ever get notice, after notice about grass in the cracks of your driveway & wanted to scream, well in Arcadia you'll be dying.

In this Monster-of-the-Week episode you will instantly feel acquainted with The Association-esque tone --if a Bentley Little fan. Mulder & Scully move-in to the little 'burb undercover to investigate several disappearances at the idyllic planned community. To Mulder's amusement the tenants follow every extraneous order strictly, so he begins to defiantly protest as they scatter to correct it for him. Their fear is what one may call a tulpa; the concept of a being or object which is created through sheer discipline alone, come to enact some neighborly love one might expect from a starving cannibalistic tribe. Like most HOAs (or Frankensteinian Monsters for that matter) which fail as a result of the people involved, the tulpa eventually turns on it's creator.


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