Corrected entry: In Charlie's flashbacks aboard the aeroplane, we see he goes into first class to snort the heroin. As the turbulence hits, he leaves and nearly gets hit by the trolley, before buckling himself in - still in first class. Therefore when the plane goes down, Charlie should've been in the first class section of the plane and consequently shouldn't be alive and on the beach with the rest of the survivors.
Correction: This scene is not shown in real time (i.e. continuous). If you look carefully, just before he finds a seat to buckle himself into, behind him is the divider he passed on the way to first class. Although it does not make sense, he must have crawled all the way back to the middle section of the plane. If he sat immediately in first class you would have seen the glass wall behind him, but you do not.
Corrected entry: Lucy says that the stolen cigarette case was pulled out of Charlie's pocket by the "EMTs". But Lucy is British, and paramedics are not known as EMTs in Britain.
Correction: Yes they are. I come from Scotland, and a friend of mine worked as an EMT doing ambulance runs, which was his job title and what he was referred to.
Corrected entry: The numbers that appear everywhere in the show actually originated on a completely different TV show. Veronica Mars. A show about a teenage detective juggling school, boyfriends, and her father's investigation practice, where she helps out. In one of the episodes, Veronica takes a fortune cookie's fortune and puts it against her vanity mirror with the numbers showing - 4 8 15 16 23 42.
Correction: Both shows premiered in 2004. Lost used the numbers on the very first episode. "Donut Run", while the episode of Veronica Mars with the fortune cookie and the numbers premiered on January 25, 2006. The numbers were added as a nod to Lost, which was Veronica Mars' Wednesday competition.
Corrected entry: In Pilot 1, when Jack has Kate sew up his back, it shows the sewing kit with colored string. Later in the scene Kate asks Jack what color he wants, and he says, "Standard black," even though there was no black string in the sewing kit.
Correction: Yes there is. There are six colors in total in the kit. In true lost style, the black is right next to the white thread (to keep up with the on-going black/white, good/evil themes).
Corrected entry: When Jack goes to visit Hurley in the mental hospital, the doctor lets Jack into Hurley's room via a swipecard. When Jack leaves he just opens the door and walks out. Surely this room would be secure both inside and out?
Correction: Not necessarily - Hurley is in the institution voluntarily, there is no point in locking him up. There is a point in giving him privacy if he wants it, however.
Corrected entry: Ethan is inserting a needle intoClair's abdomen, a needle that large inserted into the amniotic sac at that late in a pregnancy would rupture the sac and the baby would have to be delivered. We know that Claire didn't deliver for 2 weeks after she was returned to the beach.
Correction: We're only seeing Clares' memories of what happened. It is quite evident she was drugged the whole time, so some details can be off.
Corrected entry: Sayid Jarrah from Iraq is holding a passport in his hand which is an Iranian passport. There are two paragraphs, one in Persian, the other in English, and at the end of each paragraph you can read, "Islamic republic of IRAN."
Correction: Jarrah could have gotten an Iranian citizenship.
Corrected entry: The cops shoot at Kate when she tries to speed away with her childhood friend in the car. A real cop would not shoot at a person who has no weapons, especially if an innocent victim is in close range.
Correction: A police officer breaking protocol? This happens all the time (in every country).
Corrected entry: Factual errors: when we see the statue of the Egyptian statue, it is incorrectly depicted on several levels. First, Taweret was never shown as a human with an animal head, like the gods Anubis, Thoth, Horus, etc., were. She was always carved as an upright, unclothed pregnant hippopotamus. Second, even using artistic license because this is a fictional show, someone should have done some research and realize that Taweret is a goddess and as such, she would not be wearing a kilt because that was only for male gods. Also, no god or goddess would be wearing footwear of any kind but if you look close, you can see that the statue is wearing something that look like Greek or Roman sandals. The only thing that the makers of the show got right is that Taweret is carrying ankhs.
Correction: Who said this statue was Taweret? It's not stated in the show; it's not even certain to be of Egyptian origin.
Corrected entry: Towards the end of season five, they talk about how they need to get the nuke to destroy the energy at the swan. However, according to Newton's conservation of energy, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. So blowing up this pocket of energy with a bomb is futile, as it just wouldn't work. However, this is a major plot device, and Farraday, who is a very 'intelligent' physicist, is the one to come up with this pointless idea.
Correction: We do not know what kind of energy is in the pocket, and thus we cannot know why Faraday believes detonating the bomb will neutralize it. It cannot be concluded, with certainty, that his intention is to "blow up" the pocket of energy. Perhaps he believes, for some reason, that the nuclear blast will somehow neutralize this pocket of energy, rather than destroying it. Plus, we have repeatdly seen violations of the laws of physics on the island.
Corrected entry: When Hurley and Miles drive into the construction area of the Orchid Station (1977), all the vehicles are from the 60's or 70's, but a backhoe made around 2004 is present.
Correction: Research will tell you a lot. For example: the excavator used in episode 5x13 was constructed in 1977, so it's not a mistake. The 1977 Case 580C Loader Backhoe: http://buildandfarm.com/show.php?id=3&p=10&page=1&srt=make%20ASC and http://www.equipmenttraderonline.com/find/listing/1977-CASE-580CCK-93932674 and http://www.machinerytrader.com/listings/detail.aspx?ohid=6682086.
Corrected entry: In Episode 5-8 "The life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" Locke goes to visit Walt, but in a previous episode, Walt visits Hurley and says Jeremy Benthem visited him. Locke never mentioned the name he was using.
Correction: It has been established in previous episodes that Walt "sees" things and knows things that no one else does. He could have simply seen the name Jeremy Bentham" in a dream or vision.
Corrected entry: When Ana Lucia kicks Sayid out of the room where they are holding "Henry Gale" she shuts the door behind Sayid. The door is a light brown color wooden door. Later, when Ana Lucia lets Lock in and shuts the door behind him, the inside of the door is metal.
Correction: No the door never changes.
Corrected entry: This is across the whole show, but made perfectly clear in the episode "The Whole Truth" (Season 2). Korean women do not change their last names upon marriage. A woman in Korea cannot be identified by name as someone's wife. And they would never be addressed that way. But Sun's fertility doctor addresses her as "Mrs. Kwon". Korean women can adopt their husband's family name if they move to a country where that is commonplace, but Sun was still in Korea at this point, and even after they crashed on the island, she had only just left the country.
Correction: While this is true, it doesn't fall into a mistake that cannot be overcome. This was Sun's doctor and they were having a private conversation. There is nothing to say that she didn't wanted him to refer to her by her husband's last name.
Corrected entry: Desmond claims that he was saving Charlie's life by saving Claire from drowning by jumping in before he does. However, if Desmond had not had a flash to witness the event of him dying, Charlie wouldn't have known it was happening either as he followed Desmond to the event. As we find out later, they were a mile inland, so there's no way Charlie could have found out until a long time after Claire had drowned.
Correction: Incorrect. After they learned that Eko was killed, they would have returned to the beach, where Claire was drowning. Then Charlie would have died trying to save her.
Corrected entry: In the London pub, Desmond refers to the barman as the "bartender", a word never used in England. He also gets a drink without paying, leaving money on the bar when he leaves - this may be the American way, but in British pubs you always pay when you receive your drink.
Correction: It can hardly be said that ALL British pubs make you pay when you order your drink. Also, I've heard bartender used in England by English people.
Corrected entry: In the first season of Lost we discover, after Charlie calls for help to save a drowning woman, that he can't swim. But in this episode we see him swimming down to the underwater outpost to enable the castaways to get off the island.
Correction: He's been on the island for some considerable time by that point - more than enough to get the hang of it.
Corrected entry: They're often trying to figure out who is on the plane, but it would seem pretty easy to determine just by asking questions about innocuous things, such as the layout of Sydney airport, what food/movies they had on the plane, a description of the check-in counter, etc. There are probably hundreds of possible questions that someone who wasn't there wouldn't know.
Correction: And how much would you honestly notice about the layout of an airport, or the check-in counter (which look pretty much identical in every airport I've ever been in)? There are airports that I've arrived at or departed from, but I couldn't tell you much about the layout - you just follow the signs; you don't need to learn where everything is. Movies? All they have to say is that they didn't watch any or they were asleep so they don't remember. Food? Early on there's still food remaining from the plane, so easy to determine what was on the menu. Who were they sitting next to? Given that the majority of the plane's passengers died, would be relatively easy to simply claim to be sitting next to one of the fatalities. An infiltrator could work out a plausible answer to just about any question that they might be asked, particularly as initially the survivors have no reason to suspect that there could be anyone there who wasn't on the plane, allowing them ample time to research their story.