Chapter 39 - S3-E13
Continuity mistake: In one scene, Claire Underwood is returning to the White House from Iowa. In the hallway leading to her bedroom's stairs, she is followed by a black female Secret Service agent, obviously part of her entourage, who stops to stand guard at the beginning of the stairs. In another scene 30 minutes later, that same agent is seen standing guard at the entry of the campaigning house in which Frank Underwood is going to say his victory speech. But Claire has not flown from Washington to Iowa, so the agent should not be there. (00:15:15 - 00:45:30)
Chapter 35 - S3-E9
Factual error: When Doug Stamper sits down at his laptop and throws the contents of his cup at the screen, the image immediately freezes and distorts. This would not happen so quickly in a real world event. It may eventually happen but not instantaneously. (00:23:10)
Chapter 13 - S1-E13
Other mistake: When Lucas and Zoe are at the restaurant, Zoe steals the staff list from the kitchens. It is an established fact that a waitress named Stephanie works in the restaurant, however when the camera closes on the list, her name is not listed among the other staff members. (00:32:40)
Chapter 53 - S5-E1
Continuity mistake: Masterson spits on the glass while Frank talks to him. The spit pattern changes at least once during the scene. Check the lines running down the glass.
Chapter 29 - S3-E3
Continuity mistake: While the first lady and secretary are playing beer pong, the secretary makes the first shot of the scene. After the first lady drinks the beer, you see two glasses in front of her and the one on the left has a ping pong ball in it already. The first lady takes her shot and misses, so the secretary goes again and makes it in the same glass we saw earlier that already had a ball in it. (00:37:00 - 00:38:00)
Chapter 27 - S3-E1
Visible crew/equipment: A reflection of a cameraman is visible in Frank's watch as he reassures Doug that he has a place at the White House. (00:40:30)
Chapter 24 - S2-E11
Other mistake: In the end credits, "Frank Underwood" is misspelled as "Frank Undwerwood."
Continuity mistake: When Frank orders Peter to take off his clothes and get into the bathtub, he starts to unbutton the shirt putting the hand on the stomach at the end of the shot, but in the next one he's still seen in the mirror's reflection with the hand on the collar side. (00:46:35)
Visible crew/equipment: When Claire gets to the hospital to visit Steve Jones, as she comes in the room, the boom microphone is reflected on the door's glass as it's closed. (00:13:27)
Chapter 22 - S2-E9
Factual error: Adam leaked the second photo after knowing that Remy could influence the Colombia's judge decision on the death penalty of his fiancée's father. However, the death penalty is unconstitutional in Colombia, so that decision wouldn't even be on the table.
Chapter 13 - S1-E13
Revealing mistake: Zoe's phone "rings." The phone can be seen flipping the image from horizontal to vertical, something that only happens with pictures, not calls. This, plus the static effect in the "slide to unlock" reveals that it is not a real call but a screenshot made for the scene. (00:19:39)
Continuity mistake: When Frank proceeds to interact with the spider caught in a drinking glass, a number of items have disappeared: a) Dark towel hanging on the refrigerator door. B) Power cord going behind the refrigerator. C) Bottle on right side of middle window. In addition, the two bottles on the floor near the refrigerator were moved a little and were switched (pay attention to the yellow collar ring). (00:48:00 - 00:49:00)
Chapter 43 - S4-E4
Revealing mistake: After Underwood and Meechum are both shot, other agents pick up the president to transport him to a hospital. Agent Meechum is lying on his back with eyes open. Another agent takes his firearm and checks his carotid artery. Since the agent walks away from Meechum, it's assumed Meechum is dead. However, Meechum is still breathing. (00:21:40)
Chapter 25 - S2-E12
Continuity mistake: In the previous episode, Doug Stamper breaks his Blackberry after deleting Rachel and orders a new phone right away. Gavin Orsay (the technical guy) sees on his computer that there was a last message on September 30th 2014 at 9:22:22 and a lost of signal at 9:22:39. In this episode he uses the new Blackberry as he is receiving a text message from Rachel Posner: "It's done" on Saturday September 4th 2014 at 8:09, 26 days earlier than he destroyed his old phone. Bonus: September 4th 2014 wasn't even on a Saturday but a Thursday. (00:24:30 - 00:37:45)
Chapter 59 - S5-E7
Audio problem: Just before cutting to the shot of Claire, you can see Doug's lips moving even though he hasn't started talking yet. (00:22:35)
Chapter 26 - S2-E13
Character mistake: Typing letter to the President on old typewriter, Frank thinks "stared at desk" but types "started at desk." (00:24:00)
Continuity mistake: When Frank and Gene Clancy are at Oren Chase's house, Oren ends the conversation by taking a sip of his ice tea. When he first grabs the glass, he grabs it by the top. In the next shot, he's holding it by the middle. And in the following shot, he's holding it at the top again.
Continuity mistake: Francis is putting on his tie in preparation for his interview with Spinella on TV. While tying a Double Windsor, he is seen pulling the tie up and through the knot twice.
Chapter 39 - S3-E13
Character mistake: When Dunbar holds up a copy of the Wall Street Telegraph, there is a spelling mistake in one of the stories above the masthead. It reads, "NIGHTMARE: Woman sleepwalks on major higway, dies". (00:08:50)