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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As West drags the body of a bad guy out of the scene, the supposedly unconscious man is holding his head up so as not to have his head dragged through the dirt. A truly unconscious person's head would flop back on to the ground.

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Hell House - S1-E17

Revealing mistake: Dean gets his phone and snaps a picture of Sam when he's asleep. You see his phone take the picture but the screen is then white, showing he didn't really take a picture.

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Broken Link - S4-E26

Revealing mistake: During the fight between Garak and Worf near the end of the episode, a Jefferies tube door is knocked out of its frame to reveal the end of the set - a dark room with a wooden scaffold and various other pieces of equipment. (Slow-mo helpful but not required)

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The Sunshine State - S4-E16

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sarah crashes into the agent's buggy, you see they have been replaced with dummies. When the car first hits, you see one of the dummies fall out, but they are both seated in the next shot. Also you see that it is not Sarah driving but a man. (00:36:50)

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Episode Five - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: The mirror over Barnabas' mantel hangs flush against the wall. Yet when he shatters it, the candlestick he throws can be seen to go through the glass instead of bouncing back as it should have done. (00:43:45)

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Revealing mistake: In SPD Episode "Sam Part 1" (13-7), when the Ranger first yells "SPD emergency," a piece of Jack's Morpher breaks off.

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Spark of Life - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 5 Episode 18 "Spark of Life": when they show a closeup of the badly-burned woman during her debridement, it can be seen that even though her eyebrows and hair and, in fact, 90% of her skin has been burned away, she still has long, full eyelashes.

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Bad Blood - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: When Victor is opening the padlock, sparks fly around in close ups. In the wide angle shots there are no sparks at all.

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A Question of Fear - S2-E18

Revealing mistake: The solid brick wall bends like vinyl when Colonel Malloy touches it.

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Are We There Yet? - S8-E8

Revealing mistake: When Dexter enters his apartment and finds Zach dead in the chair, you can see Zach's chest moving, showing he's breathing. (00:49:45)

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Chopper - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: The pre-cut hole in the garage door is visible before and after the motorcycle busts through it.

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The Prodigal Son (1 & 2) - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: After Crockett and Tubbs' confrontation with the New York police at the end of part 1, as the police car drives away, in the background a blue car drives by and a man and woman can be seen in the car looking and pointing at the filming.

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Sanctuary - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: When Faith stabs and kills the demon sent to kill her, there is a brief shot when Angel picks himself up off the floor, where we can see the knife that she is holding is bent like it is made of rubber.

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Tabula Rasa - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: With Marshal Mars in pursuit, as Ray drives his pickup, he holds the steering wheel with his left hand, and his stiff prosthetic right arm is down at his side. When Kate grabs for the steering wheel, in the side exterior shot the stunt driver is quite noticeable, as he grips and turns the steering wheel with his good right hand/arm. (00:30:40)

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Entrance Wound - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: While Horatio and Alexx are examining the prostitute's body, you can see the corpse breath in a side view

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Brutus - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: Davis, the psychiatrist, is the second man to be killed. Although he was shot at five times, only the first two wounds, which are the highest, give blood, while the lower and later three do not.

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Ghost in the Machine - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: While the computer is being infected with the virus, Peterson turns away from the screen to face Scully. Two seconds later, after the shot of Scully, the same shot is shown again but in reverse so that Peterson turns back to the screen. It's more obvious if you look at the weird way his eyes blink in the reversed shot. (00:39:50)

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All That Remains - S8-E14

Revealing mistake: When Agent Hotchner receives a text from JJ while interviewing the suspect, it is actually a screenshot. You can see Camera Roll in the upper left hand corner, "2 of 2" where JJ's name should be, and the Share/Play/Delete banner at the bottom. It is covered by Agent Hotchner quickly tapping on the screen to clear the banners. (00:16:15)

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Visitor's Choice - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: When Kyle, Elizabeth and Robin are in the truck being chased by Mr. Chiang, in all the outside shots of the truck it is very easy to see that all three of them have been replaced by doubles. (00:09:05)

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No-Show - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When Patsy knocks down the black guy with the iron pole, the pole breaks in half like a piece of plastic. When it cuts, the pole is intact.

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