Designated Survivor

Brace for Impact - S1-E21

New this month Continuity mistake: When Agent Wells drives the van filled with bombs out of the parking structure both back doors of the van are open revealing the bombs, in the next shot both doors are closed.

Commander-in-Chief - S1-E14

Factual error: The building shown between the stated times is located in Japan instead of the US/Washington DC as suggested by the actions in the scene. This is proven by by the Chinese characters in the dark-gray concrete wall in the lower left side of the frame, as well as the red and blue colored circular road signs in the lower far right of the frame which are not in use in the US but in this combination unique to Japan. The street furniture, such as the road markings, the vegetation and the buildings also resemble Tokyo. (00:06:55)

Show generally

Factual error: At the beginning of the show the name South Carroll Parish, Louisiana appears to indicate where the opening scene is happening. South Carroll Parish does not exist. It has to be either East or West.

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Show generally

Factual error: When in Amsterdam, there are a number of mistakes with Hanna's car. First off, it's a brand new model, but it has a numberplate from a series six years ago. Second, that numberplate is a flat sticker, while Dutch numberplates are made with very thick plastic letters. Third, the registration is 87-UYM-3, which wouldn't be used, given that Dutch numberplates don't use vowels.


Two Ships - S2-E6

Other mistake: When President Kirkman is speaking to the 'Lieutenant' of the crashed ship, he promotes him to Captain. However, the Lieutenant is already wearing the lapel badge of a Captain before promotion. (00:02:00 - 00:05:00)

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New this month Suggested correction: Navy lieutenants wear two bars. They are equivalent to Army Captains. However the ship commander is not necessarily a captain. In the Navy a captain is the equivalent to a full Colonel.

Misalliance - S1-E19

Other mistake: When Patrick Lloyd receives the text message on his phone while working out, we hear it buzz but the message says "14 min. ago." (00:02:20)

The Oath - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Emily and Aaron first kiss, her hands are down. In the next shot her hand is up touching his chin and in the next shot her hands are back down and she's raising a hand to his chin.


The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alex wakes up and goes to sit next to Tom, she puts her right arm around him so that her hand is hanging over his shoulder. In the next shot, her hand isn't visible even though his shoulder is and his hands are down. In the next shot, her hand is back on his shoulder and he's holding her hand.


The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the President is talking to the two Congresspeople in the Oval Office, there are several times when he's looking to his left or his right and the shot changes and he's now looking in the opposite direction.


The Mission - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When we get the shot of the President sitting and holding his glasses, the glasses change position in the next shot. When his back is to the camera, he's holding them so his thumb is in between the lenses and the earpieces are facing to his left. When he's facing the camera, the glasses are flipped over so that the earpieces are facing his right.


The First Day - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Penny and Leo are playing cards, her stuffed animal is on the table with cards propped up against it. When Leo leaves we see it again, but when the shot changes to Penny, she's now instantly holding it.


The Blueprint - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Hannah leaves the house in a Ford Fusion. In the next scene she is on the highway in a Toyota Camry. (00:26:50 - 00:27:50)

The Final Frontier - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Tom Kirkman visited the man who killed his wife in prison in S2E10, he sat down for the conversation. In this episode, when the surveillance video of him leaks, it shows him having the conversation whilst standing.

Outbreak - S2-E3

Character mistake: The ‘Brit', Damien from Scotland Yard, and Emily are outside the archive facility - Damien pronounces ‘route' the American way (rowt, rather than root).

Brace for Impact - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Hannah reads the email about the traitor she has blood on her face, when she arrests Whitaker she is clean and when she remembers the past she has blood on her face again.

Sting of the Tail - S2-E2

Factual error: FBI Agent Hannah Wells pulls up to the house of the First Lady's mother driving a unmarked police vehicle with government license plates. The license plate is I410918, which is a Department of Interior plated vehicle. The FBI wouldn't be driving a Department of Interior vehicle as the FBI is in the Department of Justice. A Justice plate would have a J and a FBI agent vehicle would have a regular license plate. (00:14:00)

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The Blueprint - S1-E9

Character mistake: In the 11/14/2005 US Army Rangers report about Peter MacLeish, the word captain right under MacLeish's signature is misspelled "captian."

Brace for Impact - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: Agent Wells spots Lozano leaving the Pentagon and begins a high speed chase. During that chase Lozano is alternately wearing and not wearing his seat belt.


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