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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.

The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: This is probably one of the most intriguing chess plays in the history of mankind. In the first move shown on the screen Gibson moves a white knight from e4 to f6. Then, in the close-up, the situation on the chessboard more or less corresponds to the arrangement of the figures previously shown on the screen. However, in the next shot, when we see the chessboard from the Russian perspective, the arrangement is completely different. Especially, there is no white knight on the chessboard at all. In the following shot the white rook suddenly appears on g8 (and is subsequently beaten by the black king), but in the next move Gibson again moves his white rook on g8, while the black king has miraculously returned to h8 and again beats the white rook. Moreover, Gibson could not play two white rooks, because later on we see that there is still at least one white rook on the chessboard.

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.

The End - S5-E20

Plot hole: Mulder asks Spender to rewind the tape to the crucial moment on the video, however he could not have seen that moment, because he entered the meeting too late to watch it.

The End - S5-E20

Other mistake: In order to leave such bloody footprints, CSM must have stepped into the puddle of blood. It is impossible because the guy shot by CSM could not bleed so much blood in such short time, not mentioning that CSM must have intentionally stepped into it.

The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The chessboard was knocked down by the falling Russian, however in the next shot it is still on the table.

All Souls - S5-E17

Plot hole: It is quite incomprehensible that only Mulder drew Scully's attention to the inverted cross. As a Catholic and experienced investigator Scully would know the significance of this symbol and would pay attention to such crucial detail.

All Souls - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: When Dara walks toward the angel, there is only one car, parked on the right side of the street, but when her father approaches her, there is another car parked on the opposite side of the street.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: While talking through the jail glass, Marty's face is generally directed straight toward Mulder's face when reflected in the glass, but her head is twisted to the right when filmed from Mulder's side.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene of Marty's interrogation there is some dark blue element behind Mulder when he is reflected in the mirror. However, in the frontal scene there is just a plain wall behind him.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When the policeman passes the phone over to Marty, in the first shot from behind she holds it with two hands, while in the next frontal shot she grabs it with her left hand and then with the right hand.

Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Other mistake: Since the apartment was supposedly "turned inside out and upside down, " as Detective Pennock claims, it would be practically impossible that such an obvious place as the shaving blades container not be dug up thoroughly by the police.

Travelers - S5-E15

Character mistake: While examining Agent Michel's body, the doctor says to Arthur Dales about "toxology report" instead of "toxicology report." Toxology is the study of archery.

The Red and the Black (2) - S5-E14

Revealing mistake: It seems that in the first shot the doctor injects something into the vaccine vial rather than extracting from it since the syringe plunger is moving inwards instead of outwards. In the next shot one can see that the syringe is being filled with the vaccine, however the arrangement of doctor's fingers is suitable for injection, which strongly suggests that the scene is played backwards.

Patient X (1) - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: Uroff-Koltoff Star of Russia in New York Harbor is a completely different ship from Uroff-Koltoff Star of Russia leaving Vladivostok at 17:45.

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