Recap: The X Files S 04 E 11 El Mundo Gira

  • Asshole Victim: Lozano, at least as far as the migrant workers are concerned. Gabrielle actually sticks up for him to some extent, though.
  • Chupacabra: What the Monster of the Week is thought to be. It isn't.
  • Shout-Out: To West Side Story.
    SCULLY: Maria ... Maria ... I just met a girl named Maria.
    • And a simultaneous Shout-Out and Take That:
      Mulder: Witnesses described a bright flash about 30 degrees off the horizon, then a hot yellow rain fell from a cloudless sky. Fortean researchers call these 'liquid falls'. Black and red rains are the most common, but there have also been reported cases of blue, purple and green rains.
      Scully: Purple rain?
  • Unreliable Narrator: Story is narrated by Flakita who is shown to be a little bit of a Cloud Cuckoolander with her absurd conclusion to the story.
    • Then it shifts to Gabriella who narrates an equally weird version of the same conclusion.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Eladio Buente has no idea he carries a deadly virus with him with which he infects and kills everyone.