Factual error: Walker has captain bars on his chest but is wearing lieutenant rank on his headgear in the photo. He is also missing the US Army tag on his uniform. Regardless of his actual rank at the time of the photo, the mix and match of rank and the missing Army tag would have been caught long before that picture was taken, especially with his friend in the photo being a sergeant major that catches uniform mistakes like that for a living. (00:34:58)
2nd Jun 2022
19th Feb 2021
Factual error: Archie revealed that he joined the Army to avoid repeating his senior year and was shipping to Basic Combat Training the following morning. Prior to leaving he would need to wait for his background and medical checks to be completed (including getting a waiver for his dropped murder charge), which could take weeks. Also, the Army usually requires a diploma or GED to ship to basic. There were very brief periods of time the Army was accepting dropouts but it was not when this episode took place.
14th Feb 2021
Factual error: In 1993, when Jefferson's father James comes to the hospital to see his son after he is born before he deploys to Somalia, he is wearing his rank upside down on his uniform collar, and he has no rank on his headgear. Also, he wore his headgear while he was indoors for the duration of the episode. Headgear is not authorized to be worn while indoors except in certain cases, none of which would have applied while he was in the hospital visiting his son. (00:18:15)
28th Dec 2020
1st Oct 2020
Continuity mistake: During episode 6-3, it is established that all inmates at the Ohio prison facility are required to have their hair cut in order to prevent the spreading of lice. Later on in the series, it is revealed that almost all of the inmates that were not moved to Litchfield Max after the riot were sent to Ohio. Despite that, several of the inmates formerly from Litchfield were shown still having long hair in scenes that took place in the Ohio facility, and Maritza's hair was long when she first appeared at the nightclub while she was on parole. While it is possible that the policy may have been rescinded between the events of seasons six and seven (which would explain why Alex's hair was still long when Piper visited her), that does not explain the other characters that were immediately transferred to Ohio still having their hair long during subsequent appearances.
29th Dec 2019
31st Jul 2019
6th May 2019
Factual error: The highest-ranking military officer in the DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) is the director, which is a three-star position. John's stepfather Roy Stewart would not be a part of the organization, let alone answering to superiors in the organization if he was a four-star general.
9th Jan 2019
Character mistake: The newspaper that reveals the combination of products that activates the Joker's poison has at least two grammar mistakes on the front page. The word "deodorant's" should not have had an apostrophe, and the word odoreaters was spelled "odoureaters," which has the British spelling of the word odor (Gotham City is obviously in the United States, not the UK). (01:17:10)
6th Jan 2019
4th Jan 2019
15th Aug 2016
Factual error: At the beginning of the episode, when Snart stole the female soldier's keycard in 1986, she is wearing the U.S. Army's Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), a combat award for infantry and Special Forces soldiers. It is not possible for a woman to have a CIB in 1986 because infantry and Special Forces were closed to women at the time.
6th Jul 2015
Continuity mistake: While Lieutenant Granderson is being escorted around the compound and walks to the class, she is wearing O-3 rank (two silver bars) on her collar, despite never being promoted during the show to this point. Later on in the episode, when she is talking to her mother, she is wearing O-2 rank (one silver bar) again. (00:13:35 - 00:34:15)
9th Jun 2015
9th Jun 2015
Character mistake: In the beginning of the pilot episode, Jessie told the cab driver that her father is in the Marine Corps. However, it is shown in this episode that her father is actually a lieutenant colonel in the Army. It's highly unlikely that Jessie wouldn't know what branch of the military her father was in considering how much she spoke about her military upbringing throughout the series.
14th Mar 2015
9th Jan 2015
Revealing mistake: When Amanda and Fin are in Atlanta following up on their rape case, they walk past several cars with visible Georgia license plates mounted on the front. Georgia is a rear plate-only state and wouldn't have had license plates mounted on the front of the cars, as shown here. (00:13:30 - 00:16:20)
19th Nov 2014
Factual error: All of the soldiers in the movie are wearing the Battle Dress Uniform, but at the time the movie took place (around the same time as the first Iron Man) that uniform was already phased out and replaced with the Army Combat Uniform. Also, all of the soldiers had their name tags on the left side of the uniform, where the U.S. Army tag is supposed to go, instead of on the right side.
17th Nov 2014
Factual error: General Ross and Blonsky are shown in their Class A uniforms, and both of them are missing their U.S. insignia on the collars. Also, General Ross is shown wearing the infantry cross rifles branch insignia on his collar, but he would not wear a branch insignia as a general officer. I could give Blonsky a pass since he's a British officer wearing an American dress uniform for reasons not explained onscreen, but Ross should have known much better as a general with decades of service. (00:30:10)
21st Oct 2014
Factual error: When Stabler's son Dickie is trying to join the Army, Dickie's recruiter tells Stabler that he can join at 16 with parental consent. This is incorrect; you have to be at least 17 to join the U.S. Army, even with parental consent. In addition to the fact that you can't join at 16, the consent papers that Dickie bought to Stabler at the end of the episode can't be signed without a recruiter or notary public present and signing the papers at the same time. This is to prevent cases where a parent who had a change of heart can claim they didn't sign and to also prevent 17-year olds from enlisting without consent by forging their parents' signatures.
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