Corrected entry: During the final montage of episode 4-16: "The End's Not Near, It's Here," the banners at Berkeley were welcoming the class of 2012. But this was fall of 2007, so four-year students would finish school in 2011.
Correction: Ryan is in the architecture program. It is a five year program, so the year is correct.
Corrected entry: When Ryan's mom looks down at him sleeping before she leaves, she isn't wearing her sunglasses. Kirstin comes in, and as Ryan's mom turns her sunglasses are suddenly on.
Correction: Actually you can see her put them on. She has her sunglasses in her hands when she looks down on Ryan. As soon as she turns around you can see her lift her left hand up, putting her glasses on. She does it quick, but its visible.
Corrected entry: Seth tells Summer that he is Jewish, and we know that Sandy is, which can't altogether be true because if a Jewish man marries outside of the faith then his children can't be Jewish. Only women who marry outside the faith can have their children be Jewish.
Correction: I know someone who converted to Judaism, technically he can not be Jewish either, but he says he is. Only the truly orthodox Jews follow rules like that, many reformed Jews do not.
Corrected entry: The note Ryan's mom leaves him on the counter says (among other things, the note is hard to read even on zoom), "your stuff is in a bag in your room" however he never goes to collect it, which is strange because if he left without it, Ryan would have practically no other material possessions other than the small bag he took to the Cohen's.
Correction: Ryan is a kid from Chino, he has hardly any material possessions. Before he lived in a ramshackle hut, and now he lives in a pool house which is probably 20 times bigger then his old home and the Cohen's buy everything new for him anyways. Ryan left most of his past behind - that includes his bag - and got the chance to live a better life.
Corrected entry: When Marissa shoots Trey in the Season 2 finale, the blood changes from shot to shot. When the bullet first hits his back, blood sprays and drips from the wound, and then later when he's slumped over unconscious, the wound is small with hardly any blood. The wound on his chest also has little blood but then in the next shot it's all over his white singlet.
Correction: There is no mistakes on the "blood work". When he gets shot from the behind the blood sprays and drips - according to his position over Ryan - onto his brother. We can not make out the size of the wound and as entry-wounds are normally very small, there is no mistake why it is small in the end as well. The blood around the wound when he is lying down is only a small area, that's because dripped straight out and never was on his shirt. When he starts to bleed on his chest there is a small drip in the beginning leaving a little mark on the shirt, but regarding the cloth of his shirt it'll suck up the blood quite easily and as Trey is "checking" the wound with his fingers - which are bloody as well from the fight - he'd spread the blood even more.
Corrected entry: Theresa tells Marissa that she has lived next door to Ryan all of her life, which can't be true because in "The Gamble" Ryan says that they also lived in Fresno before his dad was arrested.
Correction: She actually says that they "grew up together", which doesn't have to mean they've known each other their whole lives. Ryan could have met her when he was 5 years old, 6, or whatever.
Corrected entry: In the Spiderman kiss scene, Seth would not be hanging vertically if he was tied at the waist, showing that he was wearing another harness or some type of rigging to keep him vertical.
Correction: We don't see his feet; they could have been caught in the rope. No reason for him to hang horizontally.
Corrected entry: When Ryan signs the documents making him a ward of the government and eligible for a group home, he signs the papers as Benjamin McKenzie, not Ryan Atwood.
Correction: If you pause it just after Ryan signs, you can tell it says Ryan Atwood by the strokes at the start of each word.
Corrected entry: In the last scene of the episode when Sandy drops Ryan off back at his house in Chino, when Ryan realises that his mum has left him he goes to walks out of the door with Sandy. If you look outside on the street before they go out of the door, on the right hand side there is a camera and other crew in the background.
Correction: There is just a man sitting outside, with an object with the sun reflecting off it, this doesn't mean it is a camera or a crew member.
Corrected entry: In the episode 1.22, "The L.A.", Ryan tells Luke several times (most explicitly while Luke plays pool in the student union) that he will be spending the day with Marissa, to give Luke a chance to break things off with Julie. Why, then, would Luke just walk into Ryan's pool house at the end of the episode and announce in a loud voice that he was "done having sex with Julie Cooper" without making sure that Marissa had already left? Since he had just come from Marissa's house he knew she wasn't there, and he didn't know anyone but Ryan had gone to LA with her, there's nowhere else she could have been. Even Luke isn't that stupid - it's designed to facilitate the character leaving two episodes later.
Correction: Ryan knew that Luke would have a hard time breaking it off with Julie, that's why Ryan called so many times, so Luke went to Ryans poolhouse to tell him it was over in person. He just assumed that after LA, Marissa went to her best friend, Summer's house, as usual.
Corrected entry: There is a short montage of Marissa trying out different hair styles before going over to see Ryan. She finally settles on one, smiles and walks off, but when she arrives at Ryan's house her hair is styled differently.
Correction: That was not a blooper, that was supposed to be like that. She couldn't decide and then she changed her hair AGAIN before she even got there. It further shows how she couldn't make up her mind.
Corrected entry: Ryan shows up late for dinner at the restaurant where Lindsay and Caleb are waiting for him because of "traffic". We later see Lindsay driving him home. Since Sandy, Kirsten and Seth were all occupied elsewhere and Lindsay was already at the restaurant, the only other option is that Ryan drove himself, but if this was the case, why would he need a ride home with Lindsay?
Correction: He could have taken the bus or a taxi. There are many other ways to get places.
Corrected entry: When Oliver says "sweet talking my way into a club (living in France) isn't the same as conjugating the infinitive (studying with Merissa)", the infinite isn't conjugated, it's the verb in its unconjugated state.
Correction: Which is exactly why you have to conjugate it.