New this week Continuity mistake: When Hook is at the beach with Henry, after he says to him, "Fair enough, mate", the pendant on Hook's necklace goes from resting against his chest, to being partially tucked under his waistcoat. In the close-ups, the pendant is completely covered by the waistcoat.
New this week Continuity mistake: In beginning of the scene where Regina pays a visit to the Sheriff Department, the darts on and around the dartboard change position between the close-up of the dartboard, and the wide shot where Emma bends down to pick up a dart.
New this week Continuity mistake: Sidney's newspaper article in 1-8 "Desperate Souls" stated that Emma was arrested in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1996. However, this is directly contradicted in this episode, which shows that Emma was actually arrested in Portland, eleven years before the frame story, meaning that the arrest took place in 2001 (since "Selfless, Brave and True" establishes that Emma arrived in Storybrooke in October 2011, and the frame story of "Tallahassee" takes place in few months later, in 2012).
New this week Continuity mistake: When Graham offers Emma the job as a deputy sheriff, when he gives her his card, you can see two women a few meters behind Emma, walking on the pavement, toward the camera. In the next shot of Emma, only a few seconds later, the women are still walking in the same direction, but they are much further away from her than in the previous shot.
New this week Continuity mistake: When Regina picks up Malificent's staff, Lana Parilla's black feather tattoo is visible on her right wrist. For the rest of the scene, and for the rest of the series, the tattoo is missing. For example, when she hands Emma a drink in "Pilot", when she tries to burn the book of spells in "We Are Both", and when she tries to make a potion in "Witch Hunt", Regina's wrist is bare, and there is no tattoo.
New this week Continuity mistake: When Graham is arguing with Emma at the beginning of the episode, in the very first shot outside Granny's, they are approaching a shop called Worthington's Haberdashery. As the shot ends, they are still a few meters away from it, but in the next shot, they are already in front of it.
Visible crew/equipment: When the horse carriage is ambushed, just as Princess Abigail can be heard screaming "Please, help me", the camera pans downward and a horse wrangler wearing a blue baseball cap can be seen in the lower left hand corner, hiding behind one of the horses.
Character mistake: In the evening, Emma states that Kathryn Nolan has been missing for 24 hours, meaning that this episode takes place the day after Kathryn disappeared. When Emma investigates Kathryn's car, David tells Emma that he last spoke to Kathryn "yesterday afternoon", and when Emma asks if he's telling the truth, he says he is, and that he hasn't spoken to her since he ended their relationship. However, "What Happened to Frederick" establishes that David broke up with Kathryn the day before she tried to leave town and disappeared, because when Kathryn apologized to Regina, Regina referred to the events surrounding the break-up as "what happened yesterday." Emma checks Kathryn's phone records and finds out that Kathryn talked to David on the phone the day she disappeared, but David could not have referred to that conversation, since "Red-Handed" and "Heart of Darkness" both establish that he doesn't remember the phone call because of a memory blackout. While it is possible that David could have been referring to a second, off-screen, break-up conversation with Kathryn the day she disappeared, when Sidney shows up with the phone records, Emma specifically says to him that David told her that he DIDN'T speak to Kathryn that day, which, in fact, he said he did.
Plot hole: When talking to Hook about the photos, Emma states he could have photoshopped them to make it look like she and Henry were in Storybrooke, however she had taken them directly from Henry's camera and had them developed. So Hook had no way to photoshop the pictures from inside the camera.
Continuity mistake: Emma Swan has a flower tattoo on her left wrist. It can be glimpsed during her date with Ryan, and is visible when she's sitting at the table with Mary Margaret in "The Thing You Love Most", and when she's on the phone with Ruby in "Red-Handed." However, when she opens the door for Henry in "Pilot", the tattoo is gone. The same thing happens when she's pressing a pack of ice against her wound in "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."
Continuity mistake: In the giant's treasure room, there are many giant gold coins near the skeleton of Jack the Giant Killer. The amount and position of the coins repeatedly changes. For example, when they find the skeleton, there are several coins on the edge of a small dais, but when Emma saves Hook from the trip wire, they are missing.
Continuity mistake: When Emma is arrested, she has a flower tattoo on her left wrist. When she's climbing the beanstalk with Hook, in a few shots, her wrist is bare, and you can see that the tattoo is missing; this happens, for example, when she remarks, "You should be used to people not trusting you."