The X-Files

Emily (2) - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Mulder says that Scully was abducted and missing for four weeks. In "Duane Barry," the date stamp is given as August, then in "3," when Mulder returns to the X-Files office he turns the calendar all the way to November. Since Scully is returned the next episode after this, she must have been missing for at least 3 months, not 1.

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Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: The toxicology report lists the birth date of Mrs. Sim as 6/6/67 which would make her 30, but Detective Kresge says that she is 40 years of age.

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Patient X (1) - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: In season 2's "Ascension," Skyland Mountain was a private ski resort, yet here we are told it is a national park.

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The Pine Bluff Variant - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When the bank manager goes to open the door for the brinks truck containing the robbers, the clock on the wall reads 9:45. When the robbers are taking him back to the vault, a couple of shots of the skull-masked robber shows the clock reading about 9:43.

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Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: At the end of this episode when Mulder is talking to Marty through her jail cell, the position of their hands change. In one shot, Mulder's hand is covering hers, and in the next, each of their hands are gripping the cell bars. This goes back and forth a few times.

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Schizogeny - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: After her father is pulled out of the window, Lisa leans out and there is no glass left on the sill, she even places her hands on it. Later when Mulder and Scully look at it, there is all sorts of jagged edges on the sill.

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Christmas Carol (1) - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Scully's FBI badge number that she gives to the phone company is different to the one she gives in season 4's "Teliko".

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Kitsunegari - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: How was Modell tried and convicted in 1996 if he only woke up six months ago? Six months before this episode would be at least mid 1997.

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Kill Switch - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: In the same season episode "Unusual Supects" Fox Mulder's file lists him as Fox William Mulder. The A.I. discovers a similar file but the name is just Fox Mulder.

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All Souls - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: If the Kernoffs were really devoted Catholics why would they have waited six years to have Dara baptised?

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The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: When we see the Russian guy get shot and he falls out of his chair, he knocks the chessboard off the table. But when Jeffrey Spender shows his team the tape, the guy hits the board so that it spins around, instead of falling off completely.

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The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: This is probably one of the most intriguing chess plays in the history of mankind. In the first move shown on the screen Gibson moves a white knight from e4 to f6. Then, in the close-up, the situation on the chessboard more or less corresponds to the arrangement of the figures previously shown on the screen. However, in the next shot, when we see the chessboard from the Russian perspective, the arrangement is completely different. Especially, there is no white knight on the chessboard at all. In the following shot the white rook suddenly appears on g8 (and is subsequently beaten by the black king), but in the next move Gibson again moves his white rook on g8, while the black king has miraculously returned to h8 and again beats the white rook. Moreover, Gibson could not play two white rooks, because later on we see that there is still at least one white rook on the chessboard.

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The End - S5-E20

Continuity mistake: The chessboard was knocked down by the falling Russian, however in the next shot it is still on the table.

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All Souls - S5-E17

Continuity mistake: When Dara walks toward the angel, there is only one car, parked on the right side of the street, but when her father approaches her, there is another car parked on the opposite side of the street.

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Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: While talking through the jail glass, Marty's face is generally directed straight toward Mulder's face when reflected in the glass, but her head is twisted to the right when filmed from Mulder's side.

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Mind's Eye - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When the policeman passes the phone over to Marty, in the first shot from behind she holds it with two hands, while in the next frontal shot she grabs it with her left hand and then with the right hand.

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The Red and the Black (2) - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: While in the car with Scully, Mulder turns his head aside of Scully towards the side window twice: once when the shot is facing Scully, and just after in the shot facing him.

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Patient X (1) - S5-E13

Continuity mistake: Uroff-Koltoff Star of Russia in New York Harbor is a completely different ship from Uroff-Koltoff Star of Russia leaving Vladivostok at 17:45.

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Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Lone Gunmen speak with Susanne Modeski, in the background there are some cars parked in front of the Stadium Inn. However, just seconds after, when the telephone rings, there is a white truck parked at the entrance. Later on, the cars are back again.

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Travelers - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: Young Arthur Dales has a cleft chin, but old Arthur Dales does not.

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The Post-Modern Prometheus - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Izzy unwraps a peanut butter sandwich and sets it on a bare tree stump as bait for 'the Great Mutato', then he steps away with the others. When we see the Great Mutato hurriedly put it down, a paper bag is suddenly sitting on the stump beside the bitten sandwich.

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Unusual Suspects - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: During the shootout in the warehouse, a wedding ring is visible on Mulder's finger. While it's possible Mulder was married before, the Lone Gunmen are shown hacking into Mulder's FBI dossier and Langly reads out that he is single.

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Quotes

[After spilling coffee on his lap.]
Mulder: Great, now my crotch will be up all night.

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Mistakes

I don't know if this is visible in all formats, but on the newest UK release on DVD, watching in widescreen, it's amazingly obvious. When Mulder recovers from the vampire attack, he gets up from the floor and breaks up a chair to make a stake. There is a shot of his feet as he smashes the legs off and bends to pick up a piece. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand carefully and quickly placing a piece of wood on top of the pile for Mulder to pick up.

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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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