SEAL Team (2017)

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Time to Shine - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Clay usually carries the H&K416 with the 14.5" barrel with the addition of a Surefire suppressor and a variable optic scope, whereas the rest of the team caries the more compact 10.4" barrel with Surefire suppressors and Eotech optics. Sometimes Clay carries the M110 Sniper, all their gear changes up depending on mission. On this mission Clay is with the 14.5" with scope and later when he exits the sub tube he hands the sub crewman a 10.4" with Eoetch. They didn't switch weapons underwater. (00:00:45 - 00:06:00)


The Worst of Conditions - S2-E3

Factual error: The Seal team is heading up the stairs and a terrorist pokes his head out, and he gets shot 4 times with 5.56 rounds. He's dead, but he manages to exhale a grunt and as he's falling down the middle opening of the stairwell, and he's screening "ahhhhhhhh." This show and many like it have found a need for dead guys to exhale grunts or screams. When somebody is killed their brain shuts down. There's no noise being made by the body unless it's the body itself falling like a sack of potatoes. (00:41:00)


Collapse - S1-E5

Deliberate mistake: This episode takes place in the country of Sudan on the continent of Africa. The Seals go to save some teachers at the American school. The school has concrete wheelchair ramps, asphalt paving, concrete curbs, metal railings. No school in Sudan has such architecture, especially asphalt pavement, its dirt, the asphalt would melt. There is also an empty real estate post used for advertisement in the ground. Majority have roofs made of metal, not briquettes. (00:16:00 - 00:17:45)


Ghosts of Christmas Future - S1-E4

Audio problem: One of the target's bodyguards is watching Jason and his team board a civilian plane, and he calls his boss and says "od jechal" which means he drove away. He should've said "odlecieli" which means they flew away. Also his Polish "od jechal" is heavily accented, spoken like he's speaking Arabic or something with a strong "H" accent. There's no way he's fluent in Polish. He also could've said "od frunal" which means flew away, but it's reserved for a bird or a small flying creature. (00:29:50)


Boarding Party - S1-E3

Deliberate mistake: The Seal takes a shot with his suppressed pistol through a circular window in the hull of the ship at a hostage taker holding a hostage. When he fires through the glass it never breaks or shatters. Makes no sense how the bullet even passed through. In addition, windows in ships are really thick; it would've taken a few shots to get through and to neutralize the hostage taker. (00:33:30 - 00:34:30)


Ghosts of Christmas Future - S1-E4

Factual error: The Seals are in the briefing room and the speaker says their next target is "supplying the Taliban with the .50 cal armor piercing sniper rifles." Sniper rifles and rifles in and of themselves are not armor piercing, the only thing that is armor piercing is the type of ammunition that can be used in said rifles. Any high power rifle can have armor pricing ammunition made for it such as 7.62 Nato aka .308, .30-06, .338 Lapua Magnum, .50 BMG. A sniper rifle can use full metal jacket ammo too. (00:07:30 - 00:08:00)


Fracture - S2-E1

Factual error: The briefer on the oil platform mission says the platform is 12 stories, and 80 million square feet. Doing the math, that makes it half a mile per side if completely square. It is nowhere near that size as shown. The largest oil rig in the world - Berkut in Russia's Far East - has a combined deck area of only 342,000 square feet. (00:13:35)


Things Not Seen - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Six people jump out of a C-17 and Blackburn and Mandy are aboard the aircraft. The next shot shows the SEAL team in the air with parachutes. Then the scene goes to an air base in Incirlik, Turkey. Blackburn and Mandy are there. How did that airplane get from 200 miles inside Syria to a Turkish airbase before the SEAL team even hit the ground? (00:17:00)


All Along the Watchtower: Part 2 - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The team and the hostages escape from the compound in an SUV and a school bus with the SUV in the lead. They are being pursued by a small truck with a mounted machine gun which starts firing on the school bus. They switch positions, moving the SUV behind the bus so that they can protect the hostages and return fire. The next shot in the command post via a drone shows the original lineup, with the school bus behind the SUV.


Time to Shine - S2-E13

Factual error: The heart cannot be restarted using a defibrillator, in fact, a defibrillator stops a fibrillating heart. The only way to restart it is chest compression.

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Suggested correction: CPR cannot restart a heart. See below: "BE AWARE Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will not restart a heart in sudden cardiac arrest. CPR is just a temporary measure used to continue a minimal supply of oxygen to the brain and other organs. When someone is in sudden cardiac arrest, defibrillation is the only way to re-establish a regular heartbeat." From

Just to be clear, "sudden cardiac arrest" occurs when the heart fibrillates, which is not the same as a stopped heart.


Suggested correction: "This procedure is called Defibrillation. Sometimes, if the heart is stopped completely, the heart will restart itself within a few seconds and return to a normal electrical pattern."

Did you even bother to read the article you posted? It says if the heart stops (cardiac arrest), the first thing to do is chest compressions. The heart is then monitored to determine what step to take next. The line you quoted is regarding stopping the heart deliberately with defibrillation in hopes it will restart properly. It's not saying that a heart that under went cardiac arrest will just start up on its own, which is what the mistake is pointing out. (Plus, medical personnel do chest compressions after defibrillation).


Getaway Day - S1-E13

Factual error: When Blackburn tells Jason that something has happened with Echo team he is being summoned to the conference room and called a Lieutenant. Blackburn is a Lieutenant Commander and should not be called a Lieutenant. Lieutenant Commanders can be called just Commander but not a lieutenant. Calling him a Lieutenant would never happen in real life. (00:05:54)

The Cost of Doing Business - S1-E22

Factual error: A CH-47D Chinook helicopter is shown on the tarmac with N160BE in large white letters. This is a civilian registration number, not one for a military aircraft. A check with the FAA shows it is registered to Unical Aviation at City of Industry, California. (00:26:00)


A Question of Honor - S4-E10

Other mistake: Jason Hayes is arrested by a NIS (Naval Investigative Service) agent and placed in handcuffs. Still in handcuffs, Jason is walked into the United States Naval Consolidated Brig by Shore Patrol. The handcuffs are removed and Jason empties his pockets. Jason places a knife in a bowl. There's no way a prisoner would be arrested or allowed into a jail or brig without being searched, and there is no reaction to the fact there is a weapon and a prisoner had access to it. (00:01:01)


Never Out of the Fight - S2-E22

Character mistake: When Jason is having his toast in the bar, he begins listing up the amount of decorations there are in the room, starting with saying there are three Silver Star medals in the room. Bravo Team alone has eight Silver Star medals. The only operators from Bravo who do not have the Silver Star medal are Blackburn and Full Metal. Full Metal was a real SEAL before going into acting, and earned a Navy Cross that he also wears in the show on his dress uniform. (00:36:36 - 00:37:12)

The Upside Down - S1-E12

Character mistake: At the start of the episode when Clay is done brushing his teeth and standing in front of the mirror without a shirt, he has no tattoos. He has been seen several times with tattoos on his arms that are not even covered by a normal T-shirt. (00:05:02 - 00:05:23)

Tip of the Spear - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: Supposedly in Liberia, the team takeoff in a helicopter. However, when they take off, the camera reveals the airfield, where several general aviation aircraft are parked. This is highly unlikely to be in Liberia, also the night lights seem to be somewhere in Cali (perhaps LA)). (00:27:20)

Credible Threat - S1-E18

Question: It shows the tier 1 operators taking the congressman and other officials through the hospital with photographers and film crews everywhere. Aren't tier 1 operators identities supposed to be unknown? Why would they be visible in such a high profile scene?

Answer: They should be wearing balaclavas. They do such operations usually on foreign soil.


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