The Flash

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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City of Heroes - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In episode 2.09 of related show "Arrow," during the day the particle accelerator is activated, Barry spends his time with Oliver, Felicity, and Diggle in Starling City. He arrives back in Central City just in time to see the particle accelerator activated, and he is in his lab because he was too late and missed the line at S.T.A.R. Labs. In episode 101 of "The Flash," Barry was never in Starling City during the day the particle accelerator was activated, and he and Iris actually attended the event. (00:02:10 - 00:11:30)

Attack on Central City - S3-E14

Factual error: Wells states that there are "precisely 90,000" possible 5-digit combinations for the keypad (to abort the nuclear code). However, there are actually 100,000 possible combinations (10^5).

Abra Kadabra - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Near the end when Iris and Joe are talking, Iris sits with her elbow on the couch and her head against her hand. In the next shot, her forearm is resting on the couch, and her hand is hanging down, away from her head.

Bishop73

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Infantino Street - S3-E22

Revealing mistake: When Iris is sitting in bed recording the message for Barry, she is holding her iPhone so that the start button is on the left side, but the "video record" button appears on the right. Additionally, her right hand covers the speaker area of the phone fully, including the front facing camera. It is impossible for Iris to be recording the video live and reveals that the video footage was recorded ahead of time. The illusion that the video is being recorded by Iris live is further ruined by the fact that the room lighting is turned off in the scene, but the recording is well lit. (00:02:55)

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Things You Can't Outrun - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: As Barry is going up the stairs in the police station and says he doesn't want a museum dedicated to him, a man and a woman are walking down the stairs. However, a second later, the shot has changed and the man is now a different person and the woman has gone completely.

Revenge of the Rogues - S1-E10

Plot hole: During the fight at sundown, Cold gets a hit on Flash and he goes down. Eddie takes a shield and goes to help. But Flash was in the middle of the street with no obstacles around, and it's implausible that Eddie could have gotten to him without Cold or Heat seeing him.

Knever

Things You Can't Outrun - S1-E3

Other mistake: When Cisco and Cailtin call Barry to tell him about the man with the gun, Cailtin says he has a gun. Cut to the cops pursuing him, the perp shoots at the cops, and one of them seems surprised that he has a gun. There's no way Caitlin could have known about the gun without the cop knowing (which would presumably have been relayed over police communications).

Knever

All's Wells That Ends Wells - S7-E1

Continuity mistake: Iris is backing up away from her evil counterpart while holding her hands up in front of her. She has fake white nails on, but in the next shot with evil Iris in front view, it shows her hands and there are no fake nails and no nail polish. These are the hands of a stunt double backing up. (00:21:28)

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Run, Iris, Run - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Joe and Iris are going to talk to Matthew Kim, Iris is already wearing the suit that Cisco later makes for her, she just wears it open the first time and closed the second time. (00:13:41 - 00:29:50)

Fast Enough - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Eddie is dead, his eyes are closed. But in a close up shot of him, his eyes are opened. Then when he's being pulled into the wormhole, they're closed again.

Bishop73

Don't Run - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Cisco opens up a portal, Caitlin and Dominic are next to it and seen moving towards it, with Ralph standing in front of the group (as if he's covering them). In the next shot, Caitlin and Dominic are going through the portal followed by Cisco, but Ralph is nowhere to be seen as he's already entered the portal. There should be no way for him to completely enter the portal first.

Bishop73

Luck Be a Lady - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Iris covers herself with the blanket, the blanket is off her left shoulder, and you see her dress strap. Later the blanket is fully covering her shoulder. The blanket changes a few more times in later shots.

Bishop73

Cause and Effect - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: The explanation that Cisco draws about the endless cycle changes in between shots, not counting the added words "past", present", and "future" (which he could have written when off camera, not that it would make sense to do so since he already explained what was past, present, and future). Where the loop crosses itself is higher up as well as the "FF + TR" being different.

Bishop73

The Present - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When The Flash reveals to Julian that he's Barry, he pulls back his cowl, leaving it around his neck. But in shots of Barry's back after Julian says his sister died, the cowl is gone. The cowl is around his neck in all the other shots.

Bishop73

Duet - S3-E17

Continuity mistake: When Barry and Kara get shot outside the bar, at first the spot of blood on Barry's shirt is bigger than when Iris and Mon-El later get to the scene. (00:34:00)

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Legends of Today - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: After Barry draws Vandal Savage to show the team what he looks like, he tucks the pencil being his ear. Several shots later the pencil disappears. (00:11:45)

Tricksters - S1-E17

James Jesse: You know, when I was free and at my height, a day without casualties was like... Well, like the Cubs winning the pennant. It just never happened.

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Attack on Gorilla City - S3-E13

Trivia: Before Barry and the others travel to gorilla city, Julian says something about Bludhaven. This is the city of Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing, former partner of Batman as the first Robin.

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Chosen answer: No one can explain how time travel works. If by committing suicide Barry's mom survived, then there would be no Flash nor Eobard Thawne. So Eddie wouldn't commit suicide in the first place, because nothing would have happened.

Answer: The show explains in another episode that The Speed Force leaves copies of characters that no longer exist in the past to avoid paradoxes such as this example.

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