X-Files Pilot structure – part. v – scene length

Here is a color-coded scene length chart:

Note I have included scenes 16 & 17, either side of the commercial break, as 1 scene of 3.03 minutes.

I think it’s interesting to note that the flashing stills (scene 19) are

a) the shortest scene

and

b) very close to the midpoint.

Is there anything else to notice in the pattern of scene length?

What do you think?

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