Best TV mistakes of 2014

Rozwell - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: As the gang drives up to the space-ship diner, cars whizzing by in the background. When they are driving to the base there's also a clip of a Firetruck going down the highway in the distance.

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Many Happy Returns - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Charlie is climbing down the cliff the rope comes undone from the tree stump, but a few seconds later you see it still tied to the stump.

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SOS - S1-E7

Character mistake: The Captain yells to Tex to man the "Fifty cal" but Tex goes to a mounted M240 7.62mm weapon.

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Mommy's Little Monster - S2-E7

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.

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Invisible Brad - S1-E11

Revealing mistake: When Brad wears the sunglasses and holds the pole, you can easily see the string that holding it up.

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Flash vs. Arrow - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: As the detectives are talking to their captain about the bank robbery, in a shot from behind the captain he takes his hands off his food and clasps them in front of him. The shot cuts to his front as he starts talking, and he moves his hands and clasps them again.

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Jon Sandys
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Season 2 generally

Factual error: Educated characters, including an eminent scholar, continually translate 'Lupus Dei' as 'Hound of God'. Even someone with the most basic Latin would know it actually means 'Wolf of God'.

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Necrothesp
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Single Point of Failure - S1-E2

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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Jon Sandys
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The Battle of Central Park - S3-E6

Character mistake: When Justine Feraldo looks at the checkpoint feeds, she says that the Strigoi have overrun the checkpoint at 116th Street and 110th and Amsterdam. But the feed says 118th and Amsterdam.

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THGhost
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Mercy Moment Murder Measure - S1-E7

Factual error: Early in the episode, there is a long shot of Woodhull's farm, snow on the ground...and aeroplane vapor trails in the sky.

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Fargo (2014)

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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.

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The Secret Fate of All Life - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Detective Cohle being interviewed by the other two detectives, two of the beer cans on the table in front of him completely vanish between shots when he asks to see the rest of the discovery file.

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THGhost
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Intellectual Property - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Bighead is summoned to the front, in the shot of him sitting from the front his cup is on the desk and he's not touching it. We cut to a side shot and he's suddenly holding it with his right hand.

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Jon Sandys
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1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Bauer walks up the stairs in front of Waterloo station, the clock on the building is displaying 1:50pm, however we are only about 8 minutes into the episode.

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Tyrant (2014)

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State of Emergency - S1-E2

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.

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Render Safe - S2-E22

Character mistake: In a scene of compassion, Henry places his left hand on the shoulder of the Pakistani Muslim man. As religion expert, Henry should know the use of the left hand is a sign of disrespect in the Muslim world.

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Snag.1
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Old Scars - S2-E4

Character mistake: At the end of the scene in the grocery store when Rachel collapses and people run to her aid, the camera pans out to reveal a sign that prominently reveals a sale on "Pop Tards" or possibly "Pop Taros."

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Michael Albert
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Twilight of the Apprentice - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: Near the end when Ahsoka runs at Vader, for a split second when he turns around the part of his mask yet to be sliced off is already missing.

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I. - S1-E1

Factual error: The men rowing the longboat into the wharf at Nassau are completely hopeless oarsmen. Needless to say, 18th century sailors would have been expert oarsmen. Untrained 21st century actors are not.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Debbie clears everything off the mantle, she leaves the bronze baby shoes and turns to talk to Marty. Then we see over her shoulder that the shoes are gone.

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Leicaman
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Delta Force - S1-E8

Factual error: Chip-augmented federal agent Gabriel Vaughn is chasing a former Delta Force comrade, now suspected of being a hired assassin in Bolivia. He catches up to the man, telling him to freeze because he's standing in a minefield. Vaughn says the field was planted by "Pinochet," which is wrong, since the episode takes place in Bolivia, and General Augusto Pinochet was the military dictator of Chile. Earlier in the episode, Vaughn is asked what happened between him and his former close friend, and he refers to an incident in Fallujah. But flashbacks of the incident show the two men in Afghanistan in 2006. Fallujah is in Iraq.

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Nightguy
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Musician Heal Thyself - S1-E1

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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1864 (2014)

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Factual error: Helmuth von Moltke is addressed and referred to several times as Field Marshal. He wasn't promoted to that rank until 1871. He was a lieutenant-general during the Second Schleswig War in 1864.

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Emotional Proximity - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Officer Jay Halstead shoots a suspect and jumps in to render first-aid. As he goes to render aid he tosses his police handheld radio. Shortly after, his partner calls him on the radio - he answers the call immediately and the radio is in his hand. He doesn't appear to reach for it and if he was rendering aid to gunshot victim he would need both hands.

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Snag.1
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Phobia - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The girl in the flooding tub is weighted down and has her hands tied in front of her. When the police lift her out, the weights are gone and her hands fall to her sides, and then are tied again when she is on the floor.

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Extant (2014)

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Re-Entry - S1-E1

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.

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kh1616
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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.

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Scott215
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New York Kids - S1-E7

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.

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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.

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Necrothesp

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - S2-E3

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.

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