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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, a cowboy sitting atop the balcony above Big Brad's Bar gets up and approaches the balcony's edge twice.

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Welcome To Olesonville - S9-E3

Continuity mistake: Mrs Olsen cleans up the old Hansen house to sell, however it was made the blind school years back and burned down, killing Mary's baby and Alice Garvey.

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A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Manolito rushes into Don Sebastian's study, passing two large, open doors. When the shot cuts, he passes the same doors again.

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The Orb Scholar - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The kerosene lamp by Brisco's head disappears in the shots with the Professor kneeling beside him, but reappears in the shots of Brisco without the Professor.

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Springtime - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: While Adam and Ted Hackett are talking on the front porch, in the exterior shot we can see the tablecloth inside the house is solid white, but in the interior shots the tablecloth has a red/white check type pattern. (00:31:15)

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In the Pines - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Longmire is taping prisoner photos to the wall. When looking at the last photo, the tape is in the middle of the paper. When he puts it on the wall, the tape is on the right side of the paper. When the photo is in the background, the tape is on the left side. (00:59:55)

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Shootout at Diablo Station - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Gorman's left hand is in two places at once during the card game. We see it resting on his thigh under the table. One shot later, without time for him to move, both his hands are holding his cards. (00:19:30)

Jean G
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The Protege - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Sprague is practising shooting for the second time, we see that Paladin has put up a new target with no holes in it. Sprague draws his revolver and fires three shots but the cut to the target shows 4 holes in the center. He then proceeds to fire the other 3 shots. (00:10:15)

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Continuity mistake: 4-23, "Ride a Cock Horse to Laramie Cross": The dye job on young Clint Howard's hair is inconsistent from scene to scene. It's dark black at the start, but pales to a shade much closer to his natural blond color in many shots later on. His brown make-up (a laughable effort to make a blue-eyed Anglo kid look Hispanic) also varies, and disappears entirely in some of the covered wagon scenes.

Jean G
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Best Friends - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when Colleen and Becky are talking to the boy, there is a boy walking in the background. When he loses his hat, he is behind the boy talking to the girls. In the next shot he is already behind the two girls, which is quite a great distance to cover in a split-second. (00:06:30)

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Bleeding Kansas - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: Ruth is seen in a flashback. The young Ruth has a mole on the left side of her face, as does the adult Ruth. But in one shot, when she is slapped by her father, the mole appears on the right side. (00:20:00)

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Caesar's Wife - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Audra takes lemonade to Will inside the place where he's working as a forger, the pitcher has a liquid which is the true color of lemonade and there's not much left in the pitcher...less than 1/4 of what it could hold. When she comes out of the building, it has the color of iced tea and there's almost half a pitcher of it, which is way more than there should be.

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The Vanishing Breed - S7-E9

Continuity mistake: When the Indian agent is killed, a very 20th Century rubber-tread shoe print is visible in the dirt beside him. When Cheyenne arrives and finds the body, though, the footprint has disappeared.

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Old Scores - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shaddock is shot in the arm you can see that the wound moves from near his elbow to his shoulder.

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In Harm's Way: Part 2 - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: One of the men attempting to kill Walker holds up his AK pattern rifle after one of his crew members is killed. If you look at the rifle, you can see that the safety is on and as a result, would not fire if he squeezed the trigger. Before and after this shot, the safety is seen in the off position. (00:22:55)

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A Man And His Magic - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Just before they leave for the meeting at Lottie's Place, Jason places a hand on Jeremy's shoulder. When the shot cuts, his hand jumps to a much lower position on Jeremy's forearm. (00:41:05)

Jean G
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Crime in Time - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: A watchmaker is riding in a horse-drawn buggy. The close-ups were obviously filmed on a studio set because the same shadows of tree branches pass across his body several times in quick succession.

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The Fires of Ignorance - S20-E17

Continuity mistake: When the school teacher is questioning the father in court, he places a farmers' almanac on the judge's bench and walks away leaving it. When camera cuts to the judge with a clear shot of where the almanac was left, it is not there. (00:44:00)

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The Dan Hogan Story - S1-E33

Continuity mistake: Major Seth Adams, played by Ward Bond, is introduced to Miss Mary Richards and addresses her as such. A few minutes later he says goodbye to Miss Richardson.

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Family Pride - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, rear-screen projection footage behind the stagecoach shows a landscape covered with trees. When Crippen points out the mountains, we see an expanse of completely treeless desert. In the next shot, the trees have returned.

Jean G
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