This episode marks the demise of Queequeg
, the beloved dog. Please, a moment of silence
s near and in a lake
. Mulder claims that the attacks are from Big Blue
, a Nessie
-like water monster
Scully's dog, Queequeg
, is unfortunatly eaten by this animal.
Mulder and Scully go out on a boat
to search for this creature. Their boat is attacked and sunk
and the are left stranded in the middle of the night on a small rock island
approaches they are "rescued" by a man only to find that they are barely 10 ft away from the shore
The next day Mulder is attacked by the creature and shoots it to find that it is an alligator
As they leave the lake, we see a Nessie-like creature emerge from the water...and neither Mulder nor Scully, nor anyone else, saw it.
Scully -- "We eat fish and fish eat us."
Mulder -- "Are fish also known for eating half and saving half for later?"
Scull -- "Nature's calling
(talking about Queequeg in the car), I think we should pull over soon."
Mulder -- "Did you really have to bring that thing?"
Scully -- "You wake me up on a Saturday morning
, tell me to be ready in five minutes, my mother's out of town, all of the dog sitters are booked and you know how I feel about kennel
s. So, unless you want to lose your security deposit
on the car, I suggest you pull over."
Scully -- "Y'know, his fly's undone."
Mulder -- "Are you insinuating
Scully -- "Could you please repeat the last part again? I kinda faded out."
Mulder -- "Which... which part?"
Scully -- "After you said I'm sorry?"
Scully -- "Poor Queequeg."
Mulder -- "Why did you name your dog Queequeg?"
Scully -- "It was the name of the harpoonist
in Moby Dick
. My father used to read to me from Moby Dick when I was a little girl, I called him Ahab
and he called me Starbuck
. So I named my dog Queequeg. It's funny, I just realized something."
Mulder -- "It's a bizarre
name for a dog, huh?"
Scully -- "No, how much you're like Ahab. You're so consumed by your personal vengeance
against life, whether it be its inherent cruelties or mysteries, everything takes on a warped significance
to fit your megalomaniacal cosmology
Mulder -- "Scully, are you coming on to me?"
Scully -- "Well, you slew the big white whale
Mulder -- "Yeah, but I still don't have that pegleg
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Note: This write up is so short because I wrote it before I started on my quest to node all episodes of The X-files so, in short, I'm lazy.