The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

43 mistakes in season 4

Demons - S4-E23

Visible crew/equipment: As Fox is being led into the jail, when Scully says, "Mulder" the boom mic is at the top of the screen, while she's walking towards him.

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Synchrony - S4-E19

Plot hole: Scully's statement that she was 23 when she wrote her senior thesis in college throws off her timeline of college, med school, residency, FBI Academy, Quantico teaching assignment for two years, and X-Files assignment at 28. Her undergraduate degree in Physics should have been completed when she was 20 or 21 to allow at least 4 or 5 years for her medical training.

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Never Again - S4-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Ed turns to go into the office, you see the reflection of the boom mike on the glass window.

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Herrenvolk (2) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Scully tapes an X in the window,that X changes shape when Scully is talking to Mr. X and before Mr.X dies when he checks on the apartment.

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Leonard Betts - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When Scully finds out about Betts' mother she says that "She lives right here in Pittsburgh." Nothing wrong there except that at the time they has just left Chuck Burks' lab - which is in Maryland.

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Other mistake: In the episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," when CSM is writing his letter of resignation on his typewriter, you can see that the letters are already there - he is simply typing over them.

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Other mistake: When the CSM is aiming at the door, it must be quite difficult for him because it seems that he forgot to take off the protective lid from the night vision rifle sight.

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In other episodes the name of The Lone Gunmen's newsletter is "The Lone Gunman", but in the shots of their office door it has a sign saying "The Lone Gunmen. Publishers of 'The Magic Bullet' newsletter."

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Demons - S4-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Scully asks Fox "Do you know what day it is?" the boom mic drops down at the top of the screen.

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Synchrony - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: In the shot of the 6th Precinct police station, it has a California state flag flying out front. The episode took place in Massachusetts, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Unruhe - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: Scully was bound with tape to the chair, but in the last scene she gets out of the chair after Mulder frees her hands, but without freeing her legs.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Other mistake: When Mulder opens the body bag containing the "partial" remains of Max Pfennig (AKA Paul Gidney) a pulse can be seen beating in the right side of the corpse's neck.

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Demons - S4-E23

Factual error: The date stamp says that it is April 12 and Scully says that it is Sunday, but April 12, 1997 was a Saturday.

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Sanguinarium - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Mulder and Scully enter the doctor's house, you can see over their shoulders that it is showering with rain outside, yet both of them are bone dry.

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Small Potatoes - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: We see Scully wearing pants while sitting on the couch, but when the real Mulder comes in, she jumps up and we see she's wearing a skirt.

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Herrenvolk (2) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Jeremiah Smith and Mulder are with the kids, and in the background, when CSM is looking through the window, Samantha's clone and the other kid disappear.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: During the handbrake turn Scully smiles, although in the preceding and following shot her face is very serious.

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Synchrony - S4-E19

Deliberate mistake: When the unconscious, naked Asian doctor is removed from the warming tub, his hands are clasped over his crotch to protect his modesty, despite the fact that he shouldn't be able to do that, since he isn't conscious and his previously frozen limbs are now pliable and relaxed due to the heat.

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Unrequited - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Scully and Mulder run away from the dogs, the gate is fully open, while in the previous and next shot only the door is open. Plus their car standing in front of the gate is missing.

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Kaddish - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: The wedding ring Ariel is holding in her outstretched hand is either vertically protruding from the palm of her hand or is hidden inside of it, depending on the shot.

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Memento Mori - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: While Mulder's waiting for Langly and Frohike to unlock the exit door, Gray-Haired Man keeps shooting at the glass door, and the increasing bullet damage on the glass doesn't stay consistent as more damage occurs, and changes between the closeups and wideshots.

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Memento Mori - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Byers find Scully in Penny's room, there is a black stripe on the ceiling of the corridor, while in the scene when Scully is leaving the room there is no stripe there.

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Never Again - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: In the front shot Scully holds the photo with 2 fingers (thumb and index), while in the back shot she uses three fingers (thumb, index, and middle).

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Demons - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: During and just after the Mulder's seizure, when Scully's face is shown, it is at the level of a standing person which suggests that both agents are standing, but in the next shot Mulder and Scully are crouching.

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Zero Sum - S4-E21

Other mistake: Misty finds the cabin Jane was in open, however when Jane went to the toilet, she locked the cabin. Because of bees Jane could not have unlocked the doors.

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Max (2) - S4-E18

Other mistake: When examining the bag via X-ray at the airport, Mulder communicates to Scully that he sees three circular pieces inside, however only one circular piece is visible inside the superstructure.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Other mistake: The landing plane is shown in a incorrect scale - it's too small compared to the sedans chasing Mulder and Scully.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Factual error: Gonzales shot himself in the forehead but he's got the back of his head intact - no exit wound.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Other mistake: Sergeant Louis Frish had not enough time to walk down from the air traffic control tower to meet the agents since he was on the top of it when Mulder and Scully drive up to the tower - two persons can be seen on the top of the tower.

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Tempus Fugit (1) - S4-E17

Factual error: In the background the full moon is visible and it's early morning (approx. 6:00 AM). However, at the start of the episode we see the full moon at night (approx. 19:50). Due to the fact that these are consecutive days, this situation is impossible from an astronomic point of view.

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Terma (2) - S4-E9

Factual error: The last number on the truck's license plate is "77." On Russian plates the last two/three digits stand for a registration place. "77" is a number for Moscow, but the Gulag is located in Krasnoyarsk region, so the number should be different. Besides, the format of the plate (LDDDDL|DD) is incorrect - the correct one is LDDDLL|DD (L - letter, D - digit).

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Terma (2) - S4-E9

Character mistake: Vassily Peskov speaks Russian with a strong accent. This is because the actor who plays Peskov (Jan Rubes) was from former Czechoslovakia.

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Tunguska (1) - S4-E8

Factual error: This is probably the first time in history of civilized mankind that a person with a diplomatic visa is full-body-cavity searched, not to mention the illegal opening of the diplomatic bag.

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Factual error: In the US classified information system there is "compartmented information", but there's no "compartmentalised information."

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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man - S4-E7

Character mistake: Ramón Mercader did not assassinate Leon Trotsky with an ice pick, as Frohike claims, but with an ice axe.

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Home - S4-E2

Other mistake: When the attackers leave the sheriff's house they walk and run as normal people, although in previous scenes they walk in a clumsy way. The same in the scene with chasing pigs.

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Herrenvolk (2) - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when the Bounty Hunter gets out of his car, Jeremiah Smith says nothing. However, in the same scene at 42:08 in the "Talitha Cumi" episode, Jeremiah says "He is here to kill me."

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Small Potatoes - S4-E20

Plot hole: Eddie's ability to shape-shift is attributed to every muscle in his body being striated. While that's a reasonable explanation as to how he can change his face, it doesn't explain how he is able to change his hair. He has short hair and is balding, but when he mimics Mulder, he is able to match Mulder's longer and thicker full head of hair.

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Unrequited - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: The handle and latch next to the supposedly working intercom on the chain-link security gate entrance to the "White Hand" facility is obviously non-functioning - when the gate is opened it can be seen there are no functional operating parts.

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Leonard Betts - S4-E12

Factual error: When Scully is performing the autopsy on Leonard Betts' severed head, she states "As remains are incomplete, all observations refer to a decapitated head." This phrasing is redundant. The proper terminology would be "disembodied head." As a medical doctor, Scully should know this.

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Never Again - S4-E13

Factual error: The first time we see Ed's tattoo, it is supposed to have been freshly done and he even removes the new bandage. However, there is no blood or excess ink on his arm, no redness around the lines, no swelling at all; no way at all that it could be a fresh tattoo.

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The Field Where I Died - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Scully is searching through the pictures to find Sarah Kavanaugh and Sullivan Biddle, she turns the photographs over and they have a label on them to say who they are. Yet when the shot changes angle to show the photos from the back, the labels have disappeared.

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Unrequited - S4-E16

Deliberate mistake: When Mulder is about to go into the metal detector he puts his gun on the counter. He goes through the metal detector on his cell phone but his keys set it off, when he steps through again it doesn't go off. No cell phones can go through metal detectors without setting it off.

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