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Stranded in Florida by an hurricane, Mulder and Scully seek safety in an old apartment building. But the agents find themselves in even more danger when they learn that something else has come in from the rain with them.

 

Story

Arthur Dales, father of the X-files, lures Mulder and Scully to Florida's Gulf Coast in the middle of a hurricane with tales of a sea monster on the loose. Scully is not so easily convinced and after checking out a house where the monster supposedly killed a family, she begs Mulder to take the last flight out before the hurricane descends full-force. But the hurricane strikes, closing the airport and all roads out of town.

Forced to take shelter in a nearby apartment building, they find a sheriff's deputy who has been attacked by what Scully terms a water-borne parasite. Mulder, surmising that whatever attacked the deputy might be in the plumbing, decides to check out the rest of the building for inhabitants. He finds a looter, a couple - Walter and his very pregnant girlfriend, Angela, and a militant neighbor, George Vincent.

Huddled in a darkened apartment together, the motley crew watch as the deputy hovers nears death. They pack him in ice in the tub, hoping to abate his rising temperature. But when the group's not looking, the looter steals the deputy's ring and inadvertently knocks a box of Epsom salts into the bath water. Minutes later, pregnant Angela uses the bathroom, only to emerge screaming that she had seen the creature with giant arms like an octopus. When Mulder enters the bathroom, he finds the deputy's body gone, melted into water in the tub. Mulder theorizes that the monster does not live in water. It actually is water, taking shape only when it attacks.

To avoid any further attacks, Mulder decides it's time to move everyone to another building. He goes out to the carport only to find the looter has taken the deputy's prowler and escaped, leaving the group stranded. On his way back into the apartment, he is attacked by a coiled tentacle that extends from the ceiling and wraps its arm around Mulder's neck.

Managing to free himself from the monster, Mulder tries to get back into the apartment, but Vincent has locked him out. As he struggles for his life in the hallway, Angela goes into labor and Scully must help deliver the baby. As the new bundle arrives, Scully deduces that fresh water kills the organism and has Walter shoot the sprinkler heads. Simultaneously, Mulder has the same realization when he sees a cat sitting out in the rain rather than finding shelter in the apartment building. The storm passes and Mulder and Scully wrap up their visit with Dales, who takes great delight in ribbing Mulder that Scully saved his life.

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THE X-FILES "Agua Mala" #6X14

Original Air Date: 02/21/99

CAST:

DAVID DUCHOVNY
Special Agent Fox Mulder
GILLIAN ANDERSON
Special Agent Dana Scully
Darren McGavin
Arthur Dales
Nichole Pelerine
Sara Shipley
Max Kasch
Evan Shipley
Joel McKinnon Miller
Deputy Greer
Valente Rodriguez
Walter Suarez
Diana Maria Riva
Angela Villareal
Jeremy Roberts George Vincent
Silas Weir Mitchell Dougie

 

WRITTEN BY: David Amann

DIRECTED BY: Rob Bowman

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