Best TV mistakes of 2014
Revealing mistake: Walter accesses code on the sick girl's laptop to trace the source of the virus - aside from the fact that the code comes straight up a fraction of a second after his hands even touch the keyboard, the code displayed in the black window is for a set of traffic lights, with lines like "Walk/Dont_Walk" and "Green_Arrow/Yellow_Slow."
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Continuity mistake: Miss Kringle's head is canted up and to the right as she lays on the gurney in the morgue refrigerator, but when Edward Nygma pulls her out, her head is facing straight up. Subsequent shots of her in the refrigerator her head is canted up and to the right.
Continuity mistake: Most of Season 1 takes place in January of 2006, while Season 2 takes place in March of 1979. Molly mentions near the beginning of Season 1 that she's 31, and her father confirms this in episode 10 by mentioning that she was 4 years old during the events of the Sioux Falls massacre (season 2). In season 2, Molly's mother mentioned in episodes 1 and 4 that she's 6. It's also revealed in a flashback scene in episode 10 that she graduated high school in 1991 (most people are 17 or 18 when graduating high school). If you do the math, you'll see that there's an inconsistency in her age between Seasons 1 and 2. Apparently, 2 years were added to her age in Season 2.
Factual error: Throughout the episode the military are shown carrying Israeli Military Industries Tavor assault rifles. Israel does not sell weapons to any Arab states. Especially if said state already allied with the US and is thus buying its weaponry from the US.
Continuity mistake: During the street scenes it appears to be fall with leaves on the ground, grass green and streets and sidewalks dry. However, when police raid the park worker's house there is snow on the house roof and on the ground. When the police stake out the same house, there is no snow on the house roof or ground.
Continuity mistake: When David Wilson is talking to his son in the garage, his head is turned towards his son, then in one shot it's instantly tilted down, then instantly back towards his son in the next shot. And after the shot goes back to where his head is turned, he says "sorry" without his mouth moving.
Character mistake: When Billy Bones gives himself in to the redcoats, he states he is Long John Silver. In one of the next cuts, he talks about Silver in third person. The governor shows no shock and they keep talking as if Billy Bones had said at the start of the conversation who he truly was. Then he instructs the governor on how to take on "himself" and Flint.
Plot hole: To identify the owner of a severed leg, Pride asks Loretta if she can guesstimate the body's general build by the foot's boot size. A much simpler way would be to swab for blood where the leg was severed and run it through the military DNA database.
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Factual error: Henry states that the car bumper of an 2007 'XJ' is a certain height off the ground and led to a particular injury to a dead person. He claims he knows this because he is a Jaguar enthusiast. He then points to a photograph of the 'New York Kids' in a pre-2002 Jaguar XKR as 'circumstantial evidence' that it was this car that caused the injury. A Jaguar enthusiast would never mistake an XKR for an XJ.
Character mistake: At Houdini's performance for the Kaiser, a German officer with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Oberstleutnant) is asked to assist. Houdini at first correctly addresses him as Lieutenant Colonel, but then incorrectly refers to him as Lieutenant several times after that.
Continuity mistake: When Molly is in space, alone, a man she knew is on the other side of a door that has a circular window in it. The man uses his finger to draw the words "HELP ME." When we first see the words, they are legible and about a third of the way below the top of the window, but the next time the words are much higher up and hard to read, and the third time they are now back to the original place.