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E.B.E. - S1-E17

Other mistake: Mulder pulls in to park in front of a red car. The front plate on both Mulder's and the red car is the same: 5S2 706. (00:27:37)

Conduit - S1-E4

Other mistake: When Mulder and Scully are first visiting Darlene Morris, there is a split-second shot of Mulder examining residue on his fingers that is edited in between Mulder and Scully ascending the steps to the porch and knocking on the door. It's as if the sequence was initially longer with Mulder discovering a suspicious substance before he and Scully knocked on the door that was not completely edited out. Note: this mistake may only appear on certain formats. At the time this mistake was originally posted, I spotted it on Netflix. However, it does not occur on my DVD, nor Hulu. (00:07:20)

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Eve - S1-E11

Other mistake: Eve 6 says that ordinary human beings have 46 chromosomes, while the Adams and the Eves have 56 chromosomes. This makes 10 additional chromosomes. However, Eve 6 also mentions that they have additional chromosomes number 4, 5, 12, 16, and 22 - only 5 additional chromosomes. (00:22:40)

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Tooms - S1-E21

Other mistake: Being chased by Tooms Underneath the escalator, Mulder climbs out of the manhole in front of the escalator, and hits the switch to activate the escalator. Tooms is then being dragged away from the manhole, but the direction of movement of the escalator below the floor would actually have dragged him towards the manhole where Mulder and Scully are.

Deep Throat - S1-E2

Other mistake: When Scully and Mulder are pulled over by the government agents, one agent takes and unloads Scully's gun. When he removes the magazine you can see it has only one bullet in it, as this model of magazine has cutaway sides to show the amount of bullets in them. (00:26:47)

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Triangle - S6-E3

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

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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.

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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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