A couple of weeks ago I was watching some season 7 including (I Love) Orison, and for the first time I noticed a shameful, embarrassing, inexcusable continuity error. Perhaps it has already been noted in these threads at some point in their history, but I don't recall seeing it.
It, I would say, rivals Scully's mysterious, dematerialising tattoo.
A scan reveals a cerebral edema in the Reverend's brain (is that some kind of double negative? Can you have a cerebral edema anywhere else?) and behave - quite literally - as though Demons never happened.
MULDER: Except this isn't accidental. The cause, in fact, as it was stated to me is self-inflicted. There's a small hole here in the skull which allows oxygen into the brain cavity, the result of which is the Reverend Orison has three times the normal blood volume pumping through his brain.
SCULLY: And he did this himself?
MULDER: Yeah. My guess is he-he probably did it when he first got into prison-- when he first learned how to use its powers.
SCULLY: "Its powers."
MULDER: There's a theory that at this point in human evolution our mental capabilities are limited only by inadequate blood supply. In fact, centuries ago, in the Peruvian Andes, Holy Men used to physically remove parts of their skulls in order to increase blood volume or drill small holes.
It's quite shocking, isn't it? And they can't use the excuse that Demons is one of the eps that never happened, 'cos it's actually quite a pivotal episode, being the first time that M questions the identity of his true biological father. And for other reasons (WetHair!Mulder, WrappedInBlanket!Mulder, Shivering!Mulder, SeriousCerebralEvent!Mulder) (Did I just blow my academic credibility?)
i think some of the writers were limited by inadequate blood supply.
Edited by Glasgow, Mar 16, 2004 @ 3:51 PM.