The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

56 mistakes in season 2

Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is in the Tram car ascending the Mountain, to rescue Scully, he pulls all of the things out of under the top left-hand seat, but when the scene moves to Krycek in the booth, you don't see any of the thing that Mulder threw out.

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Red Museum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When the old man shows Mulder the two guys, the one that is not Deep Throat's murderer, from a distant angle his shirt is completely red. In the close-up he has a red and a bit green shirt.

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One Breath - S2-E8

Deliberate mistake: When Scully is shown on her hospital bed, it's obvious she's wearing a bra under her hospital gown. It's doubtful that a patient in a coma would be wearing a bra as it could restrict her circulation.

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Fresh Bones - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder chases Chester on the pier, the camera's shadow can be seen as it circles around him.

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Dod Kalm - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are on the boat and check the other boat in the radar, you can see that the first time, the boat in the radar is at the center left. When it changes angles, the boat is now at the center right.

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Little Green Men - S2-E1

Factual error: The Arecibo Radio Telescope is abandoned when Mulder goes there. However, after SETI was cancelled, the telescope was still used for other things.

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Die Hand die Verletzt - S2-E14

Factual error: Mulder sees water going down the drain counterclockwise and says something is up since all water in the northern hemisphere drains clockwise. This is not true. Water can drain in both directions in both hemispheres. Things like convection currents, basin design, and residual swirl from filling the sink have a much greater influence. You would have to drain a small ocean to see the Coriolis effect, or use specially-designed test apparatus. See http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.htm and http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~dvandom/Edu/newcor.html (scroll down to *5.2. Water Going The Wrong Way Down The Sink* near the bottom of the page).

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Irresistible - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: In "Firewalker," Mulder reports that the day is November 11 and that he and Scully ended up in a 30-day quarantine. Scully reports that the date for the autopsy in "Irresistible" is November 14, which conflicts with the quarantine.

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Krycek & Mulder leave FBI Headquarters, to go to Skyland Mountain, in a blue sedan - only in the next sceene - as Mulder is driving and almost falls asleep, the color of the sedan has changed to maroon.

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End Game (2) - S2-E17

Factual error: The flag in Skinner's office is hung upside-down.

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Soft Light - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: After the meeting with Dr. Davey, we cut to Mulder sitting in the train station trying to figure out what Dr. Banton was doing in the video. We see an overhead shot of the station, which shows a column in the far distance. Watch carefully: the shot never loses sight of the column, and you can see random passersby walk towards the column, but NO Scully. As the camera moves downwards to focus on Mulder in the foreground, Scully suddenly appears from behind the column, as if she had been walking towards it all this while. Obviously, she had been standing behind the column until her cue to come out.

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Little Green Men - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is in the tower and Scully has just found him the sweat patches on his shirt change in between shots.

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Our Town - S2-E24

Factual error: Scully makes a reference to an F.B.I. field office in Kansas City, however, no such office existed at the time of this episode.

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Dod Kalm - S2-E19

Factual error: Mulder mentions the USS Eldridge as disappearing from Philadelphia (and later reappearing in Norfolk) "nine months after Roswell", i.e., May 1948. In fact, the supposed incident took place much earlier - in February 1943, according to almost all reliable sources.

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The Calusari - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When the dad is offering the son some ice cream, the cone he offers is a single scoop. In the next shot, as the son takes it, it is now a double scoop. In addition, the scoops change from single to double and back and forth in the next few shots.

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Little Green Men - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Fox Mulder is having the flashback when Samantha was abducted, he looks at the doorknob, in the close-up he is still looking at the doorknob but it has changed colour.

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Aubrey - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Scully is looking over the file on Agent Chaney, the shot over her shoulder shows the page turned over but from Mulder's point of view it is not.

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Our Town - S2-E24

Factual error: The townspeople contracted Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) from the bodies they consumed and it showed up in the brain tissue within a matter of weeks. However, this extremely rare disease takes several years to even be detectable.

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Fresh Bones - S2-E15

Revealing mistake: While Mulder, Scully, and the groundskeeper are walking through Folkstone Municipal Cemetery, there is a partially hidden but still conspicuous sign that reads "Vancouver Cemetery."

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Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Visible crew/equipment: As Scully stands up to leave at the offices of the Navajo Nation, the reflection of a boom mike moving in one of the picture frames on the wall can be seen.

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