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One Good Man - S3-E6

Character mistake: After Patton's ex-wife pushes him off the balcony and he lands on the researcher with the gun and the rest of the team come in, someone asks him if he is OK. He says that he is fine, nothing is broken. Other than his arms, ribs or neck how is he going to know that? He is already paralyzed. He can't feel anything.

William Lindsey
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Factual error: ACC Pat Gallan wears the ribbon of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was issued in 2012. Her medals would be correct for 2017 when the series was made, but not 2007 when it is set.

Necrothesp
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Free Fall - S1-E16

Factual error: Almost all the people being shown skydiving have no experience doing it, but the instructor allows them to jump out of the plane unassisted after only giving a theoretic introduction into the subject. First time skydivers are always assisted in some fashion, usually through a tandem-jump or a parachute opened by a line attached to the plane.

Tanngrisnir
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If I Should Fall from Grace with God - S5-E7

Other mistake: End of episode 6 it's nighttime in LA, they also show Bridget in a church in NY, where Terry is in confession. Beginning of episode 7 it's still nighttime in LA, when Terry walks out of confession it's daytime in New York. It does not make sense for Terry to go to confession mid episode 6 (during daytime in LA).

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Mr. Moon - S2-E25

Factual error: The series takes place during the 1930s prohibition era. The $50 bill projected on screen is series 1953A with signatures of Ivy Baker Priest and Robert Anderson.

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A Matter of Justice - S8-E1

Factual error: About 45 minutes into the episode, the girls' car stalls because the alternator's wire has been removed to cause this. For a car to stall like this, the battery has to be heavily drained which it would wind up being. When the killer comes up to the car, he tells her to try and start the car. She does and it turns over but doesn't start. The battery would never have enough amperage to turn over the car if it didn't have enough to keep the motor running.

terry s
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The Harmful One - S1-E1

Factual error: Cars in Thailand drive on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right, unlike the ones shown in the episode.

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Episode #1.5 - S1-E5

Factual error: The senior police officer's name tag reads "Assistant Commissioner" but he wears the rank insignia of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner.

Necrothesp
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The Big Candy Box - S7-E2

Visible crew/equipment: As Friday and Gannon get out their car to talk to the officers, you see a boom mike at the top of the shot. (00:08:45)

Movie Nut
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Episode #2.3 - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Jack and Georgina pull into parking spot next to another vehicle. In next shot, as they walk away from their Mercedes, there is no vehicle in the next spot with no time for it to have pulled out. (00:28:15)

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The Abbey Grange - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: While Holmes and Watson are investigating the crime scene, there is a shot of them that shows the dead man's hand. His hand is visibly shaking, revealing the actor is struggling to maintain the position of his hand.

Jason Hoffman
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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mary talks to Bobby D at the crime scene, her hair moves back and forth over her left shoulder between shots throughout their conversation.

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Monstret - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: As the RCV enters the gravel field with the bomb, you can see a person in shorts walking casually in the background, despite the area being sealed off.

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Day 51 - S1-E6

Deliberate mistake: Likely for safety reasons, the fire that engulfs Mount Carmel is more clean and controlled than the fire from the real incident.

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The Emily Show - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In episode 2 of the series she turns the light off before they go upstairs. In this episode we see that scene again, but this time she doesn't turn off the light. (00:37:40)

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Havoc - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the bomb under the bus is being defused, it's counting down and beeping once every second. We see the timer at 0:45, then cut to the face of the woman defusing it - counting the beeps when we cut back it should be on 0:45, but it's jumped up to 1:06. Camera pans down to her face, then back to the bomb, and it's now on 0:43, but going by the beeps it should be on 0:36. We cut away again for 5 more beeps, cut back and the bomb's only just ticking onto 0:41.

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Factual error: The only person ever addressed as "Sir" is the brigadier, and then only occasionally. No other officers ever seem to be addressed in this way.

Necrothesp
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Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Audio problem: Elaine refers to someone's "ChatsApp" account, but her lip movements show she is actually saying "WhatsApp." (00:13:55)

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Continuity mistake: John Paul Getty approaches the kidnapper's cars and Getty removes his sunglasses and tucks them into his coat pocket. The next shot shows him still wearing them as the kidnappers approach.

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Factual error: The provincial police is always described as the Ontario Police Department (OPD) instead of the correct Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Necrothesp
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