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Teso Dos Bichos
Directed by Kim Manners
Bodies start piling up after archaeologists remove an ancient burial urn from a site in the Ecuadorian highlands.
- Absurdly-Spacious Sewer: Mulder and Scully can walk comfortably in the sewer.
- Atop a Mountain of Corpses: A hoard of killer pussy cats were filling the sewer with dead bodies but the cats were not seen triumphantly sitting atop of them.
- Attack of the Killer Whatever: Attack of the killer kitties. They're quite deadly.
- Cats Are Mean: Sewer killer pussy cats. Mewing and hissing very loudly, killing people and attacking Mulder and Scully.
- Cat Scare:
- Curse: There is a curse put on those who disturbed the skeleton of a female shaman sacred to the tribe and on those who obstruct the urn to be returned.
- Death by a Thousand Cuts: Death by a thousand cats. One killer kitty — not so dangerous. Many killer kitties — deadly.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Sugar the dog, barking at the MacGuffin of an urn.
- Foreign Language Title: "Teso Dos Bichos" translates from archaic Portuguese into English as "Burial Mound of Small Animals," although other translations have been proposed.
- Hellish Pupils: A shaman that appears at the end of the episode has cat-like evil eyes.
- Killer Rabbit: Sewer cats that kill people.
- Panthera Awesome: The X-File is connected to a mythological jaguar spirit.
- Shout-Out: One of the archaeologists is named Dr. Lewton.
- Swarm of Rats: Many, many rats appear in the museum swarming out of the toilets.
- Zerg Rush: The cats again. Very large number of cats. There is strength in numbers. And it's adorable.