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Bad Blood - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: I don't know if this is visible in all formats, but on the newest UK release on DVD, watching in widescreen, it's amazingly obvious. When Mulder recovers from the vampire attack, he gets up from the floor and breaks up a chair to make a stake. There is a shot of his feet as he smashes the legs off and bends to pick up a piece. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand carefully and quickly placing a piece of wood on top of the pile for Mulder to pick up.

Bad Blood - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When the doctor examine Ronnie's "corpse" in the morgue, he pulls out the stake. It is quite obvious that he's struggling with a wooden stake that is placed on the actor's side, not through his chest. Moreover, the camera pans up and you can briefly see Ronnie's unharmed chest.

All Souls - S5-E17

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Mulder asks Scully "Could the victim have placed it?" a boom mic is visible at the top right of the screen.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Other mistake: When Marty is being transferred and 'sees' herself because the killer is watching her, she should have seen herself viewed through a wire fence, as the killer was standing behind one.

All Souls - S5-E17

Revealing mistake: During the autopsy, right after Scully has the vision of her daughter, the body of Paula Koklos can be seen to move (watch her hands and neck).

Emily (2) - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Mulder says that Scully was abducted and missing for four weeks. In "Duane Barry," the date stamp is given as August, then in "3," when Mulder returns to the X-Files office he turns the calendar all the way to November. Since Scully is returned the next episode after this, she must have been missing for at least 3 months, not 1.

Patient X (1) - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: In season 2's "Ascension," Skyland Mountain was a private ski resort, yet here we are told it is a national park.

All Souls - S5-E17

Other mistake: In the police station, Scully looks twice at a photograph of one of the dead kneeling girls, whose eyes should be burned out in the photograph, but they are normal.

The Post-Modern Prometheus - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Izzy unwraps a peanut butter sandwich and sets it on a bare tree stump as bait for 'the Great Mutato', then he steps away with the others. When we see the Great Mutato hurriedly put it down, a paper bag is suddenly sitting on the stump beside the bitten sandwich.

Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Plot hole: On the phone, Scully asks for the report on her sister to be sent to the San Diego F.B.I field office (since she is visiting her brother and his wife and so is not in Washington), but the package is sent to her brother's home. Even if 'Danny,' whom she asks for the file, decided to be helpful and send it directly to her, her brother's address is not likely to be the one in her personal file, plus she didn't mention that that's where she'd be staying.

Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: The dead Mrs. Sim is supposed to be nude in the bathtub, but for a brief second, a glimpse of her head and shoulders reveals the very top of a flesh-coloured modesty wrap covering her breasts. This may not be visible in a non-widescreen format release.

The Pine Bluff Variant - S5-E18

Other mistake: On the information text at the beginning of the scene telling the viewers where the scene is taking place, it is written as the "First Sovereign Bank of Pennslyvania" in "Harrisburg, Pennslyvania", instead of Pennsylvania, misspelling the name of the state both times.

Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: During the shootout in the warehouse, a wedding ring is visible on Mulder's finger. While it's possible Mulder was married before, the Lone Gunmen are shown hacking into Mulder's FBI dossier and Langley reads out that he is single.

The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: In addition, to the repeated move, a black pawn suddenly moves backward one space, which is not only a continuity error but an impossible move. Without this change, Gibson would not have gotten checkmate as the black queen would have not have been blocked.

Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: The toxicology report lists the birth date of Mrs. Sim as 6/6/67 which would make her 30, but Detective Kresge says that she is 40 years of age.

The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: A move is repeated in the opening chess game. The first overhead shot shows Gibson's white rook near the top left of the board. The adult opponent then takes it with his king at the bottom of the board. Gibson next moves the white rook to the bottom of the board and the adult captures it again, repeating his earlier move.

The Pine Bluff Variant - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When the bank manager goes to open the door for the brinks truck containing the robbers, the clock on the wall reads 9:45. When the robbers are taking him back to the vault, a couple of shots of the skull-masked robber shows the clock reading about 9:43.

Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Factual error: When Suzanne Modeski retreats to the restroom with a pair of pliers to pull out her tooth, she is only gone for approximately 15 seconds before the gunmen follow her. For a petite woman to rip out a strong, healthy molar from her own mouth (which also had metal prongs underneath in her gum) would not take so little time, no matter how determined she was. It's also highly unlikely that the lack of anaesthetic would have allowed her to do so without making pained noises.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode when Mulder is talking to Marty through her jail cell, the position of their hands change. In one shot, Mulder's hand is covering hers, and in the next, each of their hands are gripping the cell bars. This goes back and forth a few times.

Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the Lone Gunmen catch up with Suzanne at the end of the episode, when she is talking to them and the camera is on the three, you can see not one, but two boom mics at the top of the screen.

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[After spilling coffee on his lap.]
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Scully's father and the man Mulder thought was his father were both named William. Mulder's actual father, Cancer Man, was played by William B Davis. Scully and Mulder's son was also named William.

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