The X-Files

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Character mistake: Clyde Bruckman says that the Big Bopper won a coin toss that put him on the plane that crashed and killed him along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. The person who actually won the coin toss was Ritchie Valens.

Drive - S6-E2

Character mistake: Scully continually addresses the senior police officer as "Captain." But he wears sergeant's stripes. As a law enforcement officer continually dealing with other law enforcement officers, Scully is not likely to make this mistake. More likely a failure to match script with costume.

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Providence (2) - S9-E10

Character mistake: When Josepho meets Agent Scully, he recites to her the passage from the Bible that begins with the phrase: "Behold, a whirlwind came out of the north" Then he asks her if she knew that fragment from the Bible. She answers: "Ephesians." Unfortunately, she is wrong, because this fragment comes from Ezekiel 1:4. (00:30:30)

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The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Character mistake: When Kritschgau is testing Mulder's remote viewing capabilities, he tells Mulder that he is at about 5% accuracy. However, Mulder got at least two right and not enough time had passed for him to have had 40 opportunities, so his percentage of accuracy should be higher than five. (00:27:00 - 00:27:45)

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Brand X - S7-E18

Character mistake: When Skinner shows up at the Morley Tobacco headquarters with the federal search warrant, the text that appears onscreen misspells Morley as "Morely." (00:29:45)

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Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Character mistake: Mulder asks Scully about "the fourth commandment about obeying the Sabbath, the part when God made heaven and Earth " However, Scully as a Catholic should know that this is the third commandment for Catholics. This is also an indirect indication that Mulder was raised in Jewish religion. (00:09:25)

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Eve - S1-E11

Character mistake: Scully gives a description that Eve is driving a Blue Carolla. However in the next scene, Eve is driving a Pontiac, not a Toyota. (00:28:00 - 00:28:51)

Pilot - S1-E1

Character mistake: The officer is called to the victim in the woods and is shown the 2 burn marks on her back. He then proceeds to touch the skin on the burn marks, thus compromising evidence as he isn't wearing gloves. (00:01:40)

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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. (00:26:50)

The Sixth Extinction (2) - S7-E1

Character mistake: When Scully is reviewing part of the translation she has made of the alien artifact, there are four amino acids that she has written: Ademine, cytosine, thymine and guanine. Ademine is misspelled. It should be adenine. (00:23:10)

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Paper Clip (3) - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully enter the abandoned mine through a doorway, the viewer can see at right in the distance a number of people sitting on a wall, and one crouching in front of the wall with what looks like a dog. They are sitting still, but there is still movement there. (00:16:00)

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Triangle - S6-E3

Skinner: Use your head Scully. It'll save your ass.
Scully: Save your own ass, sir. You'll save your head along with it.

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Trivia: 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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Question: In a vast majority of the episodes, whenever Mulder and Scully investigate some mysterious or paranormal phenomenon, Mulder believes that some unknown force is responsible but Scully always has a rational explanation for what is happening. In other episodes, when Scully herself is caught up in something mysterious, she is the believer but Mulder is the skeptic. In those episodes, why would Mulder be skeptical about an unexplained phenomenon considering that he a was witness to his own sisters abduction and he saw many strange things that defied explanation while working for the F.B.I.?

Answer: As he stated many times throughout the series, Mulder needed Scully to be sober and skeptical. Whenever Scully's skepticism wavered and she started questioning her own rationality, Mulder would try to restore her sense of skepticism, because he needed her to be clear-thinking.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: A variety of reasons. Just because Scully saw something unusual does not mean that it was. Mulder always needs concrete proof before he'll believe there's some otherworldly explanation for unexplained phenomena. He's too experienced to take a novice's explanation as fact. It is also a plot by device by the writers to switch the tables on the characters to make it more interesting and to let viewers see another side of their relationship.

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