The X-files

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Two missing person reports at Heuvelmans Lake in Georgia attracts the attention of Agent Mulder, who links the disappearance to local folklore of a serpent-like lake monster called Big Blue. Scully unaware of Mulder's 'Big Blue' theory questions Mulder about their involvement in the case in the car, until she spots an advertisement bill board for the lake showing Big Blue. When they arrive at Heuvelmans Lake, it becomes apparent that the area relies on the Big Blue phenomena for it's tourist business. They meet a local shop keeper, Ted Betram who believes in the existence of Big Blue and another local man, Ansel Bray who has spent his life attempting to photograph Big Blue. Shortly afterwards a fisherman reports the discover of a dead body in the lake, which turns out to be one of the missing people. They speak with local biologist Dr Farraday, who dismisses the existence of a creature like Big Blue in the lake. That evening Ted Betram is attacked and killed while making Big Blue footprints in the mud near the lake shore. Tracks are discovered at the scene by local Sheriff Hindt but dismissed as being done by Betram. After Ansel Bray is killed and undeveloped film in his camera appears to show a creature emerging from the lake, Mulder pleads with Sheriff Hindt to close the lake to tourists. Dr Farraday's reports that the local frog and fish populations have declined drastically in the lake leads Mulder to theorise that Big Blue is being forced ashore in search of food.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "I know the difference between expectation and hope. 'Seek and ye shall find' Scully."

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Writer: Kim Newton
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Timothy Webber Dr Farraday
Peter Hanlon Dr Bailey
Murray Lowry Fisherman
R Nelson Brown Ansel Bray
Mark Acheson Ted
Chris Ellis Sheriff
Nicole Parker Chick
Terrance Leigh Snorkel Dude

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