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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Our Town - S2-E24

Factual error: Mulder says that the events occur near I-10, however, I-10 is nearly 200 miles south of Arkansas's border in southern Louisiana.

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The Host - S2-E2

Factual error: Scully reads to Mulder from a book all about flukes (Trematodes). However, the information she is quoting is wrong. She states that flukes or flatworms have a "scolex" with hooks and suckers. These are actually the distinguishing characteristic of cestodes (tapeworms). Trematodes have no scolex and definitely no hooks.

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Our Town - S2-E24

Other mistake: Unlike Mr Chaco, who has the brace clamped around his neck, Scully is clamped around the top of her head, which is a quite irrational way of executing a person, because the clamp does not serve as a stabilizer. In fact, in this arrangement, Scully is not fixed to the stand at all.

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Blood - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mulder gets out of the car, it's dark outside, but when the helicopter comes, it is still daylight.

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Factual error: It's quite strange that only after Mulder looks into the ashtray he realizes that the Smoking Man has been in the car. Mulder should smell the scent of cigarettes immediately after entering the car, especially if he is a non-smoker.

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Dod Kalm - S2-E19

Factual error: Mulder refers to a Royal Navy vessel that sailed from Leeds. No large ship can sail from there - it is at least 50 miles from the coast.

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Humbug - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Mulder pulls the nail from Blockhead's nose, the pliers are at the end of the nail, but in later shots it changes to the middle and then back to the end.

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The Calusari - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: When the dad and Charlie are eating their ice cream cones at the beginning of the episode of the episode you can tell that the ice cream is fake.

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Irresistible - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: As Scully rolls down the stairs with the killer at the end of the episode, once they reach the bottom a hand pops out from the left side of the screen.

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Humbug - S2-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder and Scully are talking to the owner of the trailer park and he is berating Mulder, you can see the edge of the lens in the upper left corner of one shot. This is because the lens used was of a wide angle almost fish-eye type and the edge of the lens itself can occasionally creep into the frame on most cameras.

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Irresistible - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning, Mulder, Scully, and another man are walking through a graveyard. The camera is following them to the right passing head stones. The crew can be seen reflected in a black shiny head stone as the camera passes.

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Red Museum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: Scully is walking down the steps as Mulder and the sheriff are talking about the boy. In the wide shot she is halfway down. In the closeup she comes up from behind Mulder.

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Duane Barry (1) - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: The answering machine at the end appears to not be plugged into any phone line. The shot shows the phone jacks on the right side of the machine are empty. In order for an answering machine to work at least one of those ports would need to be hooked to the phone.

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Die Hand die Verletzt - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Having finished his conversation with Scully by the tree stump, Mulder walks away. However, in the next shot he again starts to walk away from Scully and from closer than before.

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End Game (2) - S2-E17

Factual error: In the opening sequence, we see a nuclear attack submarine beneath the ice in the Arctic Ocean. When the captain orders the ship to surface, one of the crewmen mutters, "Surface to what? We're under 32 feet of glacial ice!" Except that they're not under "glacial ice," they're under Arctic sea ice, which ranges from about 6 feet thick in the summer to about 15 feet thick in the winter.

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is talking to Dana's mom about finding her cross (necklace) in the trunk, Scully's mom says that she gave it to her on her 15th birthday, but in Season 5 in Christmas Carol, Scully has a flashback to receiving it at Christmas.

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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.

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Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Factual error: It is completely impossible the Thinker has made a digital copy that cannot be duplicated.

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Soft Light - S2-E23

Factual error: Dr Banton's shadow devours the second policeman, however Banton cannot cast a shadow in that direction.

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Soft Light - S2-E23

Continuity mistake: When the guy looks through the peephole, Dr Banton casts no shadow, while in other scenes he does.

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Soft Light - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: When taking a closer look at the doors of the hotel and the people entering it at the start, it can be easily noticed that this scene is played backwards.

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F. Emasculata - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Scully starts the procedure of taking out the bug from the body, she is wearing no mask, but when she finishes it she is wearing the mask.

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End Game (2) - S2-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder climbs up the tower of the submarine, his shadow is visible, projected on a studio wall.

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Fresh Bones - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: In one shot near the start the private is turning the steering wheel while in the previous and next shot he holds the wheel fast with his arms outstretched.

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Die Hand die Verletzt - S2-E14

Factual error: The loss of blood Shannon suffered was definitely insufficient to be the cause of her death.

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Excelsis Dei - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the nurse takes off the bedding, the sheet is crumpled, but in the next shot it is suddenly pretty straightened and smooth.

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One Breath - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When Mulder is running through the corridor, in the front shot the rack is missing and the person on the wheelchair suddenly appears, compared to the back shot.

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Red Museum - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: While talking, Mulder, Scully and the old farmer are leaning against the bar which is absent in the distant shot.

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3 - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The Father is standing in some darkened part of the room, however in the next shot the room is all lit up and there is no darkened place there.

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The Host - S2-E2

Plot hole: Surprisingly, it takes the well-educated Scully quite a long time to realize that the tattoo on the victim's forearm is in Cyrillic lettering.

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Suggested correction: Cyrillic bears similarities to Greek, Slavic, Russian, and some Middle-Eastern lettering. Considering the tattoo was on the decomposing skin of a body that had been submerged in water, it's reasonable to assume it would be difficult for anyone to recognise. Also, nothing is ever mentioned about Scully's education to suggest she should have any particular knowledge about multi-cultural writing styles, the most we know is that she had a decent grasp of German.

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Duane Barry (1) - S2-E5

Other mistake: An agent and Scully analyze the fragment taken out from Duane Berry's body. The agent draws Scully's attention to "small markings", which are half a monitor size, and Scully naively asks where they are.

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Ascension (2) - S2-E6

Plot hole: How was Duane able to hit Scully through the window and blinds if she was standing some distance from the window?

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Little Green Men - S2-E1

Plot hole: At his arrival at the Arecibo observatory, Mulder crushes the padlock on the door leading to the control building, and then he finds the native man, Jorge, in the toilet, who hid himself in the building. There's no way Jorge could enter the building and also lock himself in there with the padlock.

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Blood - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Mulder gets out of the car, it's dark outside, but when the helicopter comes, it is still daylight.

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The Host - S2-E2

Character mistake: Surprisingly, it took Scully quite a long time to realize that the tattoo on the victim's forearm is in Cyrillic lettering.

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Blood - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When the sheet is pulled back from Mrs. McRoberts' body at the morgue, her eyelids flutter significantly despite being dead.

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