Designated Survivor

Designated Survivor (2016)

11 mistakes in season 1

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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)

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.


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.

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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.


The Interrogation - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Emily is entering the office to pick up Tom and Aaron for the dinner, she's wearing a black dress and her hair is pinned up. In a following scene, when Emily and Aaron are talking to MacLeish, Emily is suddenly wearing a blazer and her hairstyle is completely different. (00:02:10 - 00:04:35)

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Suggested correction: Her hairstyle is exactly the same, pinned up. And she's not wearing a blazer, just a thin shrug, which would be easy to put on given the time they had.


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