The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

40 mistakes in season 6

Arcadia - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully are moving into the house, there is a shot of Mulder's watchface which reads that the date is the 7th. A few minutes later, Scully is walking around with a video camera, and narrating and she says the date is February the 24th.

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Tithonus - S6-E10

Factual error: Lewis Brady had a "Felon wanted by the FBI" file in 1929, but the FBI wasn't called the FBI until 1935; until then it was just the "Bureau of Investigation."

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Alpha - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Riley Animal Hospital sign lights up, the time comes across the bottom of the screen saying 6:21 p.m. The scene then cuts to inside the animal hospital. However, the clock inside does not read 6:21. It reads somthing roughly before 6.

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Rain King - S6-E8

Factual error: In the scene where Daryl Mootz pulls up in his SUV for the rain-making event, there is a shot of the SUV with a front Kansas license plate. Cars in Kansas only have rear license plates.

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Rain King - S6-E8

Factual error: When Mulder and Scully first arrive in Kroner, Kansas, you can see mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Kansas, only valleys and hills.

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Three of a Kind - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: When Frohike plays the slot machine, the first position on the reel shows a single bar. After Byers spots Suzanne, the camera goes back to Frohike and the first position now is not a single bar. There wouldn't have been enough time between the shots for Frohike to have another pull of the machine.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Factual error: In this episode, Mulder says, "In 1996, a rock from Mars was found in Antarctica." The rock ALH84001 was found in 1984, and the announcement that it may contain life came in 1996.

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Triangle - S6-E3

Factual error: The alternate version of Scully is identified as an OSS agent, but the OSS did not exist in 1939.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: It seemed strange that Mulder was surprised not to find the Arthur Dales he knew at his apartment, when in "Agua Mala," he learned that Dales had moved to Florida.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Factual error: The beginning of the episode shows a baseball game taking place in Roswell, New Mexico. A ball smashes into a sahuaro cactus. The only place in the United States of America where sahuaros grow is in the Arizona desert. There are none in New Mexico.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Scully asks Mulder, "Are you losing it?" the boom mic is at the top of the screen.

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Terms of Endearment - S6-E7

Continuity mistake: During the conversation with Scully regarding Wayne Weinsider, Mulder says "I don't know why. I'm not a psychologist", which must be a big surprise for all viewers, to say the least. Mulder graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology (e.g. "Dreamland II") and he worked for some time as a profiler for the FBI (e.g. "Young at Heart").

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Two Fathers (1) - S6-E11

Plot hole: Agent Spender watches in horror as Alex Krycek stabs the neck of an alien directly in front of him and the usual bubbling green blood spills out. In every other instance of a human being in such close proximity to the green blood, the person has immediately taken a painful reaction to the substance, including severe damage to the eyes. Spender however is completely unaffected, as is Krycek, who was also close enough to feel the effects.

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Field Trip - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: At Mulder's 'funeral' around when there is a knock at the door, we see Frohike raise his bottle to take a swig. The shot cuts to facing Scully and we can see Frohike further in the background and his bottle is nowhere to be seen, when he should've been mid-swig.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully first see the artifact rubbing in Skinner's office, the rubbing is quite faint and lightly done. A couple of times during the episode, the rubbing becomes darker and heavier drawn.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Scully is trying to wipe sand and water from the moving tide away from a section of spacecraft, she stands up and the camera pans out; she is suddenly 3 feet away from the ship and several more away from the tide line.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Factual error: This episode begins with Scully doing a voice-over about the incredible nature of our universe. The scene is very impressive visually, and would have been from the aspect of her oral presentation had it not been for a major error in the script. She says (more than once) that the universe is made up of matter and gas. This should have been "matter and energy". Gas is a form of matter.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Plot hole: When Arthur wakes up on the bus, he sees an alien reflection in the window beside Josh, but it's not possible that the reflection could be seen at all - especially from the angle that Arthur first sees it - considering how much of the pillow is covering both Josh's face and the window. The pillow extends past Josh's face so he could lean on it as cushioning against the window, but somehow Arthur sees a full facial reflection.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Plot hole: Josh Exley's 'real' face shouldn't be visible as a reflection on the window. It's not an illusion that he creates to fool people, whereby his real self could theoretically be seen in a reflective surface, but a complete physical change, as we've seen in many episodes of the X-files regarding the shape-changing abilities of the aliens. What his face appears to be while altered is essentially what it is, and the reflection should show as much.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Plot hole: After Exley has gotten up after being hit by the ball, Dales notices green alien blood inside the glove where the back of Exley's head was resting. However, Exley was hit in the face, not the back of the head; not only was there no bleeding face wound while he was on the ground, but the glove was clean when Exley first gets up.

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The Unnatural - S6-E19

Plot hole: When Arthur looks closely at the green alien blood on the baseball glove, he has no reaction to it, despite the continuous pattern in the show about the blood being incredibly toxic to humans, even from a distance. It should have badly hurt his eyes at the least.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When the two pieces combine into one and burst up into the Bible, in the first shot the neighboring books are leaning against the Bible, while in the following shot they are arranged in a neat pile.

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Milagro - S6-E18

Other mistake: When Padget supposedly tears out his heart with his hand and keeps it in his hand, one can see that the heart's blood vessels were not torn out but must have been precisely cut with some surgical tool.

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Milagro - S6-E18

Other mistake: Padget hands over one page of his book to his imagined character who is invisible to anyone else except him. Therefore, the page should hover in the air for an external observer. However, Scully watches his apartment on a monitor and notices nothing strange.

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Arcadia - S6-E15

Plot hole: Big Mike was attacked by the creature, because his bulb was broken just for a couple of seconds. It would mean that even if something like this happened to somebody else by accident, this person would also be killed by the creature. That would drastically increase the kill rate in the community.

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New this week Suggested correction: That was the whole point of the creature, to enforce the HOA rules so that no violations occurred, even by accident. Although prior to the attack, Gene Gogolak describes Big Mike as a weak link that had to be dealt with, so the bulb was just an excuse to attack him.

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Arcadia - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Mulder lies on the bed, he's wearing shoes, but when Scully tells him goodbye and he gets out of the bed, he's not.

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Biogenesis (1) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene in his office, in the front shot Skinner wipes his glasses in his hands, but in the following back shot he's wearing them.

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Two Fathers (1) - S6-E11

Plot hole: It is virtually impossible that such a conspiracy-experienced, cautious, and wise person as the Second Elder would be so naive and careless to just let the "Dr. Openshaw" faceless alien to his house, knowing from the CSM that Dr. Openshaw had died that evening.

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S.R. 819 - S6-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When the Senator opens his car doors, a filming crew member in blue jeans is reflected in the door.

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S.R. 819 - S6-E9

Continuity mistake: When Skinner enters the embassy garage, the rear left window of his car is closed, but after the shot of the Tunisian diplomat the window suddenly becomes open.

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Rain King - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When the rain starts to fall, Daryl opens the window and reaches out his left hand. However, in the next shot facing the windscreen he holds the steering wheel with both his hands.

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Dreamland II (2) - S6-E5

Other mistake: When Morris Fletcher walks into the bar, in the first mirror reflection Mulder and Fletcher are walking together (Mulder followed by Fletcher) for a short but noticeable moment.

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Dreamland (1) - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: When Jeff is shown for the first time inside the car, we can see that Mulder's face is facing the windshield, but in previous and next shots he is turned toward his colleagues.

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Dreamland (1) - S6-E4

Continuity mistake: When the craft is flying over Scully, Mulder, and Morris Fletcher, in the first shot Fletcher stands with his back turned to the agents, but in the next shot he is facing them.

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Triangle - S6-E3

Factual error: When Mulder is walking out of the cabin in Spender's uniform, the soldiers try to stop him. This is impossible since he is an officer (a lieutenant judging from the shoulder-straps) and they are privates, so they cannot give him orders. The only thing they can do in this situation is to salute him.

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Drive - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When the car drives down the hill, the front and rear left window of the car is open, but in the shot from the inside of the car after it is stopped, there is Crump's blood on the closed rear left window.

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The Beginning - S6-E1

Revealing mistake: When Scully grabs Mulder's hand, his watch shows 11:25 AM, but when the agents enter the house, the scene's stamp reads "Phoenix, Arizona, 4:58 PM."

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Tithonus - S6-E10

Continuity mistake: Malcolm Wiggins stabs Alfred Fellig in the back three times, including once in the middle of his back to the right of his spine. However, when Scully is examining Fellig's back later in the episode, he has at least six stab wounds, and all of them are around his shoulder blades.

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Dreamland (1) - S6-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Mulder is driving away from the gas station, crew members as well as some filming equipment can be seen reflected in the car's body. Mulder is in a pretty desolate area, so seeing people reflected in the car's body would in all likelihood be crew members and not random citizens.

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Dreamland (1) - S6-E4

Revealing mistake: When Mulder - whilst trapped in the body of Morris Fletcher - is doing various poses in front of the mirror, several of his movements and the corresponding movements from the realized reflection of Morris Fletcher are slightly out of sync with each other.

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Serious B

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