The X-files

4X11 El Mundo Gira

Mulder and Scully investigate when a young Mexican woman, Maria Dorantes is found dead in a Migrant Workers Camp in the San Janqui Valley. Eyewitnesses report three loud booms, a blinding light and a sudden downpour of hot yellow rain just before Maria's body was discovered. Evidence that Mulder recognises as Fortean events, strange occurrences often linked to alien encounters. One witness an elderly woman, Flakita believes El Chupacabra, a hairless creature from Mexican folklore is responsible. Scully is sceptical especially when it turns out that Maria was involved in a love triangle with two brothers, Eladio and Soledad Buente. Scully believes that one of the brothers killed Maria out of jealousy, until she autopsies Maria's body and finds it covered in a green fungal growth. Mulder interviews Soledad, who blames the killing on his brother Eladio, who has been missing since Maria's death. With the help of immigration agent Lozano, Mulder manages to track down Eladio, he has been taken in to custody by the Immigration service. Eladio is segregated from the other immigrants as they are fearful of him, believing him to be El Chupacabra. On questioning Eladio denies killing Marita. Scully informs Mulder that Maria was killed by a fungal infection which seems to clear Eladio of blame. However Eladio escapes from custody and goes on the run. As Mulder tracks him, he discovers more fungus covered bodies and begins to wonder if the fungus is extra terrestrial in origin.

Noteworthy Quote

Assistant Director Skinner: "...and this enzyme came from where?"

Mulder: "Outer space sir!"

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Writer: John Shiban
Director: Tucker Gates

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Ruben Blades Conrad Lozano
Raymond Cruz Eladio Buente
Pamela Diaz Maria Dorantes
Jose Yenque Soledad Buente
Lillian Hurst Flakita
Susan Bain County Coroner
Robert Thurston Dr Larry Steen
Simi Gabrielle Buente
Tina Amayo Older Shanty Woman
Mike Kopsa Rick Culver
Marcus Hondro The Barber
Janeth Munoz Village Woman
Fabricio Santin Migrant Worker
Jose Vargas INS Worker
Tony Dean Smith Store Clerk

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