The X-Files

Season 2 Episode 16

Colony (1)

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 10, 1995 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Mulder calls the Motel to ask if Scully has checked in. After the call the motel manager instantly forgets Scully's name, just seconds before Scully checks in.

    • Mulder leaves an urgent message on Scully's answering machine to warn her about potential danger, why doesn't he call her mobile? In fact they frequently leave important messages on each others home answering machines throughout this two parter yet at other times use their mobile phones.

    • The FBI doesn't have a field office in Syracuse, New York.

    • In the teaser, the shots of Mulder in the tub show him with an oxygen mask on. When the shot cuts to Scully and the doctor, Mulder in the background doesn't have it on.

    • When the Gregor looks out the window and sees the agents getting out of the car, exactly five seconds pass while the Samantha clone hides before the doorbell rings. How did they get up to the second floor so fast?

  • Quotes

    • (Mulder was hit by a car chasing one of the Gregors)
      Scully: How are you feeling?
      Mulder: Like I should have used the crosswalk. A lot better than my phone.

    • Samantha: Is it too late for a game of stratego?
      Mulder: It's 22 years too late.

    • Mulder: I have lived with a fragile faith built on the ether of vague memories from an experience that I can neither prove nor explain. When I was twelve, my sister was taken from me, taken from our home by a force that I came to believe was extraterrestrial. What happened to me out on the ice has justified every belief. If I should die now, it would be with the certainty that my faith has been righteous. And if, through death, larger mysteries are revealed, I will have already learned the answer to the question that has driven me here... that there is intelligent life in the universe other than our own... that they are here among us... and that they have begun to colonise.

    • Scully: Our "friend" from the CIA is about as unbelievable as his story. As is everything about this case. I mean, whatever happened to 'Trust no one'?
      Mulder: Oh, I changed it to 'Trust everyone'. I didn't tell you?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Place Name: Ambrose Chapel

      Ambrose Chapel, the CIA agent who speaks with Mulder and Scully, shares his name with a church in the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Man Who Knew Too Much. In the movie, the phrase Ambrose Chapel was incorrectly assumed to be the name of a person.

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