At one point a character comments that it’s been seven years since the last smallpox outbreak. In fact, at the time this episode aired, smallpox had been eradicated for 20 years. There it is: the one time I’m going to be bugged by a factual error on the X-Files.

Releasing smallpox at an elementary school may be the Conspiracy’s biggest dick move in the entire series. And now there are probably hippie parents out here in Berkeley trying to do the exact same thing.


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