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Hawaii Five-O

Season 9 generally

Continuity mistake: 9-4 "Man on Fire": McGarrett's blackboard already lists plutonium as the poison source before Dr. Ormsbee enters to inform him that plutonium was the poison source.

The Double Wall - S3-E14

Visible crew/equipment: During McGarrett and Chin's interview with the Chinese bookie, the boom dips into the shot several times at the very top of the screen.

The Second Shot - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Several times in this episode, the side of McGarrett's shiny black Mercury sedan mirrors an entire bank of big square studio light reflectors.

Season 8 generally

Plot hole: 8-22 "Love Thy Neighbor, Take His Wife": The police cars speed to Tanaka's house with their sirens screaming, warning him in plenty of time to allow him to escape. Apparently these guys never heard of the law-enforcement standard "silent approach."

One for the Money - S1-E19

Plot hole: The first murder victim is so dim-witted that it strains the viewer's credulity. Her creepy blind date, who plans to kill her, is wearing surgical gloves already - but somehow she never notices.

King Kamehameha Blues - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: As Kono talks to Johnny Kalama in the students' apartment, an orange lava lamp sits on the shelf between them. Each time the camera angle reverses, the wax bubbles in the lamp are very noticeably in different positions and configurations.

All the King's Horses - S2-E10

Audio problem: When McGarrett and Danno pull away from the curb in McGarrett's big black Mercury, the tire-squealing sound effect begins before the car actually starts to move. (Doesn't happen unless you're flooring it and "peeling out," which they're not.)

The Singapore File - S2-E9

Factual error: During the shoot-out at the end, McGarrett's 6-chamber .38 caliber police special fires 8 rounds without being reloaded.

Season 9 generally

Deliberate mistake: 9-12 "The Bells Toll at Noon": When McGarrett picks up Danny and drives away in his Mercury Grand Marquis, the rear view mirror is missing, probably removed to prevent it from blocking the actors' faces. It reappears later on.

Bored, She Hung Herself - S2-E16

Factual error: Don, who professes to be a Buddhist, chants in the jail cell and refers to Buddha as "god." Adherents to this religion do not worship the Buddha and never refer to him as god. Later on, Don chants to Krishna, a Hindu deity not even remotely connected with Buddhism. So, just what is Don - a Buddhist or a Krishna?

A Bullet for McGarrett - S2-E6

Deliberate mistake: Han is shot several times as he dives from the board into the pool. But when his body is shown slowly floating back to the surface, there's not a trace of blood on him or in the water.

Not That Much Different - S1-E23

Factual error: In the final shootout scene at the end, Manning's .38 caliber 6-shooter pistol fires 8 successive shots at McGarrett without being reloaded.

Follow the White Brick Road - S4-E23

Visible crew/equipment: Aboard the smaller boat that comes out to pick up McGarrett from the tug, you can plainly see a cameraman shouldering his camera and standing up to film the tug boat.

Samurai - S1-E6

Factual error: Throughout this episode, the Japanese assassins are inaccurately referred to as "the Bushido." They should, as the episode title implies, be called Samurai. Bushido was the revered code by which Samurai warriors lived, but was never an appellation for them.

The Young Assassins - S7-E1

Visible crew/equipment: 7-1 "The Young Assassins": The People's Attack Group van speeds past the camera and briefly captures the reflections of several film crew members.

A Distant Thunder - S11-E6

Continuity mistake: Danno kicks one of the bad guys out of the van, leaving the rear doors swinging open. But when the shot immediately cuts to an exterior view of the speeding van, the doors are tightly shut again.

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... And They Painted Daisies On His Coffin - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When McGarrett arrests Big Chicken at the end of the episode, he twists Chicken's right arm up behind his back, but then in the next shot, Chicken's arm is up above his head on the door in front of him.

The Clock Struck Twelve - S5-E12

Character mistake: After distracting the guards, Danno tosses a grappling hook onto a ledge and climbs the side of the building. He then goes about his business, carelessly leaving the hook and rope dangling from the ledge for all to see. For a seasoned 5-0 team member, that's pretty sloppy covert operations.

Didn't We Meet at a Murder? - S4-E22

Character mistake: When Chin Ho reads Wellman's license plate number to the police dispatcher and repeats it to confirm, he recites a different number the second time.

Cloth of Gold - S4-E20

Revealing mistake: Near the end, McGarrett's boat is preceded by the wake of another boat that isn't there when the angle of the shot reverses. The wake belongs to the vessel carrying the camera crew.

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Danno was played by Tim O'Kelley in the 5-0 pilot. But a NY test audience told CBS they didn't buy him as a serious cop because he was too much of a "smart-cracking, Jimmy-Olsen-type gee-whiz kid." Leonard Freeman took the criticism to heart, and recast the part with James MacArthur for the series.