History Headscratchers / TheXFiles

12th Sep '17 2:30:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.

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** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.dead, but Mulder and Scully were just freaked out by the possibility that they might.
12th Sep '17 2:25:57 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Note that no one ever actually says that the family ''are'' suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars; Mulder and Scully are just ''worried'' that they will (not entirely unreasonably under normal circumstances). Events in the episode -- up to and including the vampire community upping sticks and disappearing for pastures new -- clearly indicate that the family probably had no intention of launching a lawsuit, especially since Ronnie wasn't actually dead.
25th Jul '17 1:09:40 AM TargetOnMyBack
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* In the light hearted season 5 episode 'Bad Blood' how does the small town's community of vampires reconcile keeping a low profile with the family suing the FBI for a kerjillion dollars?
8th Jul '17 1:46:57 PM nombretomado
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* How could Scully give up her son? How could she think it could help him to have a better life? It doesn't make any good sense. It can't be so very hard for the omnipotent conspirators and colonists to track the baby down. If anything, William's life is more endangered because at least his biological mother and The X-Files gang knew about the threat. Now what happens if they find him and he has only the ignorant adoptive parents to protect him? [[note]]According to TheOtherWiki, the idea for Scully to give William up for adoption was mandated by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz. David Duchovny (credited for co-writing and directing "William"), Gillian Anderson, and executive producer John Shiban were not happy with this turn of events, due to them being parents and feeling that the action was not realistic, but "grudgingly consented".[[/note]]

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* How could Scully give up her son? How could she think it could help him to have a better life? It doesn't make any good sense. It can't be so very hard for the omnipotent conspirators and colonists to track the baby down. If anything, William's life is more endangered because at least his biological mother and The X-Files gang knew about the threat. Now what happens if they find him and he has only the ignorant adoptive parents to protect him? [[note]]According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the idea for Scully to give William up for adoption was mandated by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz. David Duchovny (credited for co-writing and directing "William"), Gillian Anderson, and executive producer John Shiban were not happy with this turn of events, due to them being parents and feeling that the action was not realistic, but "grudgingly consented".[[/note]]
8th Apr '17 3:32:03 PM nombretomado
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* The episode "Calusari" really is starting to bug me. Why is the grandmother so secretive about all this? Why don't the Calusari explain? Why doesn't Charlie's mother simply overrule her son and actually talk to the doctors? The whole thing is almost like an episode of RescueMe when it comes to bad decisions!

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* The episode "Calusari" really is starting to bug me. Why is the grandmother so secretive about all this? Why don't the Calusari explain? Why doesn't Charlie's mother simply overrule her son and actually talk to the doctors? The whole thing is almost like an episode of RescueMe ''Series/RescueMe'' when it comes to bad decisions!
15th Mar '17 5:42:52 PM Taskmaster123
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* In the Sixth Season episode "The Unnatural", there's a scene where the whole team and Arthur Dales (the cop assigned to protect Exley) are sleeping on the bus. Arthur wakes up, and notices that in the window Exley is sleeping next to, his reflection is that of a Gray, not a black man. Now, it was necessary for the plot, as this is the point that Arthur starts to suspect that there is more to Exley than meets the eye, but why would his reflection be that of a Gray, if he shifted his form to that of a black man? It's not that he uses telepathy to just cast an illusion that he's a black man (in which case his reflection being a Gray would sorta make sense, because you can't cast an illusion on a mirror), as it's made clear they change their form completely to blend in (although their blood stays green and fatal to humans). If it was an illusion, it would likely be dropped completely when he was asleep or knocked unconscious, like when he was hit with the fastball during a game. Also, it couldn't have been an illusion because he became fully human when he refused to shift for the Alien Bounty Hunter and chose to die as Exley. ''Great'' episode, but can't help but wonder about the reflection thing.
9th Mar '17 2:21:06 AM HereIGoAgain
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*** There is 3 points here: 1). 2016 year is not the year where humans evolved from still animals to truly intelligent species.
Humans are very primitive-minded and miopic. 2). Well-respected scientists by who? The same scientists and other people who simply think the same way as them. Scientists in our world are not smart people! Thy are not any smarter than your average joe.
That being said, scientists are usual people and people are extremely subjective beings. Which leads everyone to the fact that their advocation and opinion of their nothing-but-theories means nothing in the long run! 3). And any reasonable person would know that we are not alone at all. Thinking otherwise is indeed very dumb at the very least. And again, no, we are not "in fact, alone in the galaxy.".
10th Jan '17 4:02:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** The implication seems to be that in Spender's case CSM is gradually trying to groom Spender to be a successor or heir to whatever position or role he's got going on. The last couple of seasons have a bit of a character arc for CSM revolving around him being confronted with his mortality, his loneliness and his legacy. He helps Spender rise through the ranks and gets him into the X-Files both as a plant and to get him acquainted with aliens / supernatural phenomena as a way of helping him get into the family business. It's ''also'' implied that he'd much rather that it was Mulder, but that ship's clearly sailed by the time Spender enters the scene so he makes do with the son (assuming Mulder is CSM's son) who hasn't come to completely detest him and everything he stands for.
3rd Jan '17 9:28:56 AM AnaBastow
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*** Mulder has obviously made a name for himself but the show has shown time and time again that he is lucky to get the little proof he gets because there is a constant effort for cleaning up and cover up. Look at how many people got killed just to keep the proof from going public. So Mulder might had gotten away with a lot of stuff but that is the exception not the rule. Any serious reporter would had gotten fired soon after some cover up discredit him and a tabloid reporter would had probably exaggerated everything and/or fabricated facts in order to gain more views. Neither of this things help X-Files or Mulder so no reason to involve anyone else.


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*** Mulder is in a middle age crisis, depressed, his life work a waste of course he will be willing to believe that he has been wrong all allong especially since his new informant is kind of leading him that way. I bet that once things clear up he will find out proof of real aliens on Earth. This is just a roadblock to bring the new audience in the journey all over again.
13th Dec '16 4:29:09 PM lunayoshi
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** Krycek's left arm was amputated in the 4th season episode "Terma" and his prosthesis was actually shown a few times in later episodes (such as when he was killed by Skinner). Ultimately it seemed significant only to his characterization (RedRightHand; PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars; GoodScarsEvilScars; etc.) and not the plot.

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** Krycek's left arm was amputated in the 4th season episode "Terma" and his prosthesis was actually shown a few times in later episodes (such as in "The Red and the Black" while "reassuring the survivor of the fires" and when he was killed by Skinner). Ultimately it seemed significant only to his characterization (RedRightHand; PhysicalScarsPsychologicalScars; GoodScarsEvilScars; etc.) and not the plot.



** Hmm, 'tis true that she acquired some proofs over the course of the series, apart from Gibson Praise the guy turned invisible from "Je Souhaite" comes to mind. Scully was really excited for that one, and she even called some scientists from Harvard, and embarrassed herself over it. The thing is, the proofs were often stolen or they disappeared, or the conspiracy made them disappear, no? They seriously threatened or ridiculed people who tried to expose some of the stuff, too. In "Empedocles", Scully owns that she was always afraid to believe, which sounds like one of the points in the series which shifted Scully from a sceptic to a believer. And finally, Oliver Martin was possibly only indirectly responsible for the killings. It seemed it was not his intention to do kill those guys, and he almost injured Doggett and said he didn't mean to, because he wasn't always able to control his powers.

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** Hmm, 'tis true that she acquired some proofs over the course of the series, apart from Gibson Praise the guy turned invisible from "Je Souhaite" comes to mind. Scully was really excited for that one, and she even called some scientists from Harvard, and embarrassed herself over it. The thing is, the proofs were often stolen or they disappeared, or the conspiracy made them disappear, no? They seriously threatened or ridiculed people who tried to expose some of the stuff, too. In "Empedocles", Scully owns that she was always afraid to believe, which sounds like one of the points in the series which shifted Scully from a sceptic skeptic to a believer. And finally, Oliver Martin was possibly only indirectly responsible for the killings. It seemed it was not his intention to do kill those guys, and he almost injured Doggett and said he didn't mean to, because he wasn't always able to control his powers.
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