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Impact - S1-E1

Other mistake: Right at the start, as they're crashing, the computer narrates their rapidly-dropping altitude in feet. But the "altitude" dial we're shown is in metres. Most noticeable as they cross the 3,000 mark, when the computer voice and the height say/show the same number at the same time, despite the different units. 3,000m would be more like 9,000 feet, or 3,000 feet would be more like 1,000m. (00:03:20)

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Bad Hair Day - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Katie is handed the iPad with Alexa on face time, when the iPad is facing the classroom, in the camera reflection on the iPad, all of the stage lights are visible. (00:21:40)

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The Mother-in-Law - S1-E5

Other mistake: Episodes 4 and 5 of season 1 aired noticeably out of order. In episode 4, "The Nanny," Alex's former Nanny, Rosalba, comes to work at his podcast company, and its name, "Ajana," is mentioned a few times. But episode 5, "The Mother-in-Law," starts with the company unnamed; over the course of the episode, Alex learns of the concept of "ajana," the unknown, from his mother-in-law and chooses it as his company's name.

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Tuesday - S1-E9

Factual error: At O'Neil's retirement party, '2-Way' by Lil Romeo is playing while one of the characters is dancing. This scene is set in the summer of 2001, the song was released in April 2002, nearly a year after the retirement party took place.

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Do a Little Harm... - S2-E5

Character mistake: The firefighters state that the acronym for CPR is ABC for Airway, Breathing, Circulation. This is very outdated as in 2010 the American Heart Association changed the recommendation to CAB for Compressions, Airway, Breathing following evidence that compressions first in CPR saves more lives.

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Episode #1.6 - S1-E6

Factual error: When Commander Anne Sampson appears in her body armour she wears the rank insignia only worn by the Commissioner (a crown over a pip over crossed tipstaves in a wreath) instead of that worn by her own rank of Commander (crossed tipstaves in a wreath). She has apparently been promoted four ranks.

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Sonic Returns - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before the portal opens where Sonic comes out by a water fall, you get a good view of the ground around where he comes out at and there are no holes. But once he emerges, he looks around and then looks down and suddenly there are large holes that become what he focuses on. (00:00:25)

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I Saw the Sun Rise - S1-E1

Factual error: When Magnum has his US Navy white uniform on, his Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Ribbon is shown upside down. And beards are not allowed. (00:41:05)

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Episode #1.4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Samuel and Marina kiss for the first time, she leans in towards her left. In the next shot, she's still kissing him, but leaning on her right side. (00:23:45)

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Prey - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Halley has several abrasions and cuts on her face and lip. The next time she is shown her lip is healed perfectly but all of the other abrasions and cuts are still visible. (00:10:00 - 00:23:00)

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Day 51 - S1-E6

Deliberate mistake: Likely for safety reasons, the fire that engulfs Mount Carmel is more clean and controlled than the fire from the real incident.

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Chapter Two: The Dark Baptism - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sabrina is about to sign the book with her blood, the drop of blood keeps changing where it's at. At first it hits a drawn line, then it's above the drawn line and is right below the last name. In the third shot, there is now a line space between it and the last name in the book. It continues to change depending on the camera angle.

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Continuity mistake: John Paul Getty approaches the kidnapper's cars and Getty removes his sunglasses and tucks them into his coat pocket. The next shot shows him still wearing them as the kidnappers approach.

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Black Blood - S1-E1

Other mistake: All the Greek name variants are used over the Latin ones - including even "Odysseus" over the more familiar "Ulysses" (who is the same person). However when the story of Actaeon comes up, it's suddenly the goddess "Diana" that he saw. But all the gods have their Greek names, so that should be "Artemis." (As indeed is used in episode 2). (00:39:35)

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Witness Marks - S1-E8

Plot hole: Steve and Leigh visit a fertility clinic. The counselor urges them to keep trying to have a child, noting among other things that Steve's sperm sample shows good motility. Later, we find out that Steve had a vasectomy before they got married, making it impossible for the clinic to harvest a sperm sample.

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New this month Suggested correction: Steve never gives the clinic a sample to test. The counselor stated that the would test for count and motility once they have the sample. When we find out that Steve had a vasectomy, he also states that he never told Leigh about it, so he is just going through the motions at the fertility clinic and already knows his test would show sterile.

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The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi - S2-E6

Plot hole: When announcing the 14 deaths, they make a generic statement to the friends and family of everyone in the pods, without first telling the affected families directly?! There's no way this would be dealt with like that - not least as they all then seem shocked that the parents start a riot/panic about whether their children are dead or not. Anyone with half a brain cell would have seen that coming a mile off. Not to mention that later on we discover one of the parents STILL hasn't been told if his daughter's alive or not. If this was a coverup or otherwise secret they wouldn't have said anything - there's no reason to announce the deaths but not clarify who died.

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Buck, Actually - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When the firefighters are loading the man from the accident onto the stretcher, they put his head between two red cushions. The scene cuts and then there is an overhead shot. Suddenly the man has a red strap over his head.

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Harvest - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Ruth Deaver is helping Alan Pangborn put on his tie. The camera is facing Ruth's back and we see Alan's face in the mirror. The camera then switches angles to face Alan's back and Ruth's face. Alan's collar which was popped straight up from the first angle is now perfectly down over his newly tied tie from the second angle. (00:24:55)

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Leyenda - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: In the final minutes, it is possible to see a drone flying between the camera's point of view and the subject being filmed, the DEA agents' van going into Mexico. Likely filming equipment, but even if recreational it's hardly appropriate for the 80's. (01:06:30)

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Factual error: Sergeant Bumpher never wears any rank insignia. He appears to just be a constable.

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