Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Intervention - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: Huge continuity gaffe. When Anya and Xander see Spike and the robot in the graveyard it is nightime. Xander goes back to speak to Spike almost immediately and sees Glory's followers kidnapping him. He wakes goes back to Buffy's house and from there they, again almost immediately, go looking for Glory's house - and it is the broadest of broad daylight. You could see it was still night before they left through the windows of the house. It also begs the question of how they got Spike from Glory's house back to his crypt in the sunlight since they had no blanket. (00:26:20 - 00:28:50)

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The Killer In Me - S7-E13

Continuity mistake: Spike tells Buffy about drugs The Initiative would give him when his chip started firing after he was first captured. This is wrong in two ways: firstly, we saw most of Spike's time in captivity, and he escaped before they could drug him, and secondly, he didn't even know he had a chip until he escaped and tried to kill Willow.

Shay
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Tabula Rasa - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Dawn are discussing Buffy's new name choice Dawn's hair changes repeatedly between shots. First it's over her shoulders, then behind, she has a clip in one shot, then she doesn't.

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The Wish - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: Anyanka's demon face in "The Wish" is very different to her demon face any of the other times we see her ("Entropy", "Selfless" etc).

Shay
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The Wish - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'The Wish', when Xander stakes Angel he is thrown to Buffy's left, away from the machine. Seconds later as Buffy walks forward it cuts to a shot of Xander fighting to her right, on the other side of the machine. (00:41:25)

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Lover's Walk - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: In the episode Lover's Walk, when Spike is threatening Willow at the factory, in the long shots Willow's hair is up over her face, and in the close-ups it isn't. The pointed bit of the bottle is at the top or bottom in different shots too. (00:19:20)

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Doublemeat Palace - S6-E12

Continuity mistake: As Buffy is being trained at the register, the receipt at the top of the register switches in every shot. (00:07:45)

Phoenix
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The Weight Of The World - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: When Glory is griping about human emotion, her arms change between wide shots and closeups. (00:23:00)

Phoenix
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Witch - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Xander and Willow are talking in the hall about his invisibility, the pen Willow toys with changes position back and forth between front and reverse shots. (00:17:05)

Phoenix

Out Of My Mind - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Buffy, Willow, and Dawn are discussing Riley's problems in the bedroom, Dawn's hair shifts from over her shoulder in the long shots to behind her shoulder in the closeups. (00:16:45)

Phoenix
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Amends - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: During season 7 we are told several times that the First cannot take corporeal form, ie. it cannot touch things. However, in its first appearance in the season 3 episode 'Amends', when it manifests as Jenny Calender and runs its fingers through Angel's hair you can see his hair moving underneath her fingers. It wouldn't be able to do this if it weren't corporeal. (00:15:50)

Shay
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The Freshman - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is fighting the vampires at the end of the episode, she grabs a tennis racket and smashes the brunette vampire over the head. She falls over the back of the couch and we hear the thud of her landing, however in the wide shot of the couch the vampire has just started to go over the back.

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Gingerbread - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: In the previous episode 'Amends', Buffy was sporting a brand new short fringe. In this episode it has grown out. Completely.

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Becoming (1) - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: Drusilla kills Kendra by cutting open her jugular artery and leaving her to bleed to death. When Buffy enters a while later, there is not a drop of blood anywhere. (00:41:40 - 00:42:45)

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Chosen - S7-E22

Continuity mistake: When Buffy has told the Scoobies her plan about going down into the Hellmouth, Willow starts talking about how it's beyond anything she's ever done. As she says this she is looking in Buffy's direction, but as she continues and the camera cuts away, her reflection can be seen in a nearby mirror - she is suddenly looking straight ahead of her and then turns to look in Giles' direction. She is then suddenly looking back in Buffy's direction as the camera cuts back to her.

THGhost
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Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Buffybot is at the parent teacher day and she is looking at the student model of a Utopian city, the hover cars are moving around the model on a wire. But when the shot changes, the cars aren't moving. Then in the next shot, they're moving again.

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The I In Team - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, as Spike's getting his T-shirt on, from one angle he gets his arm completely through a sleeve, then we cut to a different view and he's still pulling it on.

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Inca Mummy Girl - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: When Buffy opened the trunk for the first time, the corpse of the real Ampata is lying with its head to the right of the trunk. When she opens it the second time, the corpse is lying with its head on the other side.

Issabee
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I Only Have Eyes For You - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is waiting in Principal Snyder's office, the 1955 year book slides off the bookshelf and lands open, but when Buffy walks over to pick it up, the book is closed.

Issabee
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Becoming (2) - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: When Joyce is being interviewed by the policemen at the house, you can see the number outside the house, but it says 163 instead of 1630, the number on which Buffy lives.

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The Puppet Show - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: After Buffy finds Morgan's brain, Willow pulls up Morgan's school file on one of the library computers without even touching the keyboard. One moment the monitor is on the desktop, the next it's showing Morgan's file.

THGhost
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Bargaining (1) - S6-E1

[After saving Giles from a vampire.]
Spike: Awww, poor Watcher. Did your life flash before your eyes? Cup of tea, cup of tea, almost-got-shagged, cup of tea?

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The Freshman - S4-E1

Trivia: At the Bronze, Buffy sees someone whom she thinks is Angel. Until his face becomes visible, revealing it's someone else, the man she sees is played by David Boreanaz.

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Homecoming - S3-E5

Question: In this episode Oz says "As Willow goes, so goes my nation". Is this a variation on a famous quote, and if so, which?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: "So goes the nation" seems to have been used on many occasions, with various different US states in the "As .... goes" section. Most commonly it seems to be California that's considered to lead the way, but probably most other states have appeared in the lead role at some point or another. Other things have also been used - no less a person that Pope John Paul II said "As the family goes, so goes the nation...". The origin of the quote format is unclear - in US politics it goes back into the 19th century, when it was Maine that held the title spot, but, while no definitive origin is known, it seems highly likely that it goes back considerably further than that.

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