Best TV character mistakes of 2014

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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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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.

THGhost
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Extinction - S4-E1

Character mistake: Happy determines that the nitrogen hydroxide ate through the drum because it was "steel alloy," in contrast with Walter's requirement that it be "pure steel." These terms are inaccurate, and would not be used by technical experts like Happy and Walter. Every steel is an alloy, combining at a minimum iron and carbon; steel with other alloying agents is called "alloy steel," not "steel alloy." Because steel doesn't refer to one specific substance, "pure steel" could never be used to specify a material for a given application.

DavidK93
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Murphy's Law - S1-E12

Character mistake: Doc holds the binoculars the wrong way round. (00:30:20)

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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. (00:34:00)

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."

Michael Albert
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XXXV - S4-E7

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.

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Season 2 generally

Character mistake: Dr. Winter as a private in the Army says he'll probably 'go to the brig' for what he is doing. Brig is a Navy term, stockade is the Army term for jail.

Ponycarfan
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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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Show generally

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.

Scott215
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Show generally

Character mistake: The brigadier wears a regimental cap badge. Colonels and brigadiers have their own cap badge.

Necrothesp
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Care Under Fire - S5-E7

Character mistake: When Detective Olinsky calls out a license plate to Detective Upton he uses the wrong police phonetic alphabet. He uses the word Andy for A instead of the standard word Alpha. (00:35:00)

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Suggested correction: Chicago does not use the military phonetic alphabet so he should have said "A" as in Adam.

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9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - S1-E11

Character mistake: When Jack and Kate are in the car discussing the fact that the Russian agents found him because of Mark Boudreau, Kate wrongly refers to him as Martin Boudreau.

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