United States of Tara

The Good Parts - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the episode, watch closely when Tara lifts Bryce out of the water and pulls the shroud from his face while water-boarding him. Bryce goes from soaking wet, with water dripping off him when he was first lifted out, to more-or-less dry with no dripping water a mere instance later after the camera cuts a few times. There was nowhere near enough time for him to dry-off between cuts. (It's literally a second or two at most.) True, this scene takes place in Tara's mind and thus some real-world rules might not apply, but the water behaves like normal water in the rest of the scene, so Bryce should still be soaked and dripping.


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