And the results are in! The TV Detective World Series opening round has claimed another victim!
They have been checked and verified. Then they were forgotten about for a while and finally found behind the fridge. We can now announce that the winner is...
It was a close call, and the author was even accused of leaving the vote open longer than usual in the hope Mulder could catch up but to no avail - Sloan took just over 60% of the vote and joins other first round winners in the winner's enclosure.
Mulder shocked everyone when the result was announced by claiming conspiracy, and started shouting at the judges about secret drug tests and time travelling vote rigging aliens.
Sloan took this outburst well. He chuckled like the world's grandfather, produced a lollipop from his lab coat sleeve, ruffled the young pretender's hair and said "Oh, Mulder. You and your conspiracies..."
Mulder retracted his complaint and left the arena contented, sucking noisily at his lolly.
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