Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The Initiative - S4-E7

Factual error: In "The Initiative," Riley is looking for Spike with a heat sensitive camera and says "we've got a cold one." If Spike was at room temperature as indicated on the sensor, he would be indistinguishable from from the air and objects in the room. (00:37:30)

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Dead Man's Party - S3-E2

Character mistake: When the zombies break into Buffy's house, she stakes one to check if it's a vampire. But she should know full well that it isn't a vampire as they all broke into her house without being invited.

THGhost
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Fool For Love - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Riley is dressing Buffy's wound, it is much further to her left side than where she was actually staked, which was more central on her stomach. (00:00:35 - 00:02:40)

pinkwafer
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Passion - S2-E17

Deliberate mistake: After Jenny pushes the janitor's cart into Angelus and runs up the stairs, there's no physical way he could be waiting for her at the top of the stairs (even with vampiric speed). Joss Whedon has admitted in interviews that he put in this blatant continuity error as the situation is a staple of the horror genre (girl runs from villain, only to find him standing right in front of her).

Shay
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Villains - S6-E20

Revealing mistake: When Dawn gets back from school she goes up to Willow and Taras room and finds Tara lying dead on the floor. When Buffy comes in and finds her and comforts her, you can see Tara's chest moving as she takes a breath.

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Earshot - S3-E18

Other mistake: When Angel is in Buffy's room, feeding her the potion, the window is curtain-free, allowing the room to fill with sunshine which can be seen on Angel's back.

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Revelations - S3-E7

Continuity mistake: When the female watcher is being destroyed after Buffy cuts off her arm. Her sleeve is empty, which is not possible, as Buffy could not have removed the arm but not the sleeve. Also the arm on the floor is removed at the elbow, but the watcher has lost the entire arm in a previous shot.

jennie87
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Earshot - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Buffy is fighting the big scary lunch lady, look closely in the far away shots because you can see that the big lunch lady is now a skinny little stunt double. (00:41:55)

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Grave (2) - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: During the opening of the season 6 episode "Grave," Willow's nose starts bleeding and she gets blood on her upper lip. Over the next several shots the blood consistently keeps appearing and disappearing.

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Amends - S3-E10

Factual error: In Amends, season three, one of the movies playing at the theater is 'Abilene,' which was not released until March 13, 1999 ; three months after this episode was aired (and probably five months after it was filmed, which is interesting). (00:43:10)

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Phases - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: When Willow is escaping from Oz the werewolf she runs into the library, where Giles is. In the first shot, he isn't wearing his glasses, then in the next shot he is, then he isn't, then again in the next shot he is. (00:37:05)

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Innocence (2) - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: The book that Cordelia replaced sideways in the bookshelf behind her disappears, and then reappears just before she and Xander kiss.

Issabee
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Seeing Red - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: When Tara got shot, the blood on Willows shirt was spread out, but in the next shot, there were big clumps of blood.

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Seeing Red - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is fighting Warren at the end, there are several shots when it's clear that it's a stuntman playing Warren. The stuntman is taller and slimmer than Adam Busch, and the shape of his face is different, as is his hair in the front.

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Something Blue - S4-E9

Other mistake: Just after Giles becomes completely blind, Spike gets up to get a book off of the mantle. When he does this you can, very briefly, see James Marsters reflected in the glass doors of the bookcase that was behind him, despite Spike being a vampire. (00:27:00)

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All The Way - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When a vampire kicks through a car window trying to hit Buffy, some shards are still standing in the window frame. The angle changes, and the shards are gone. (00:37:00)

Twotall
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Gingerbread - S3-E11

Factual error: There is a short picture of a 17th century German newspaper. The actual text however not only is written in modern High German as opposed to Mid-High German, but also is full of errors (mixing female articles with male nouns is only one example). Funnily enough, Giles' incantation at the end of the episode is in correct German. (00:30:45)

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The Wish - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Buffy is walking forwards through Angel's dust in 'The Wish' there's a vampire running towards her, only a few steps behind. Then there's a shot of her walking forwards taken from another angle, then when we can see behind her again the same vampire hasn't moved forwards at all, he's still running from 3 steps behind her. (00:41:25)

Shay
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Tough Love - S5-E19

Continuity mistake: In season 5, 'Tough Love', Glory crushes Tara's hand causing her blood to drip onto the bench. In later shots however, there is no blood on the bench, it is clean. (00:25:40)

Tallicame
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Empty Places - S7-E19

Continuity mistake: In the episode 'Empty Places' when Xander is returning from hospital Kennedy is standing beside the couch to greet him and Willow. When Xander sits down she is sitting on the couch, but she wasn't out of shot long enough to have gotten there.

Shay
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School Hard - S2-E3

Vampire: And when I kill her, it will be the greatest event since the crucifixion. And I should know, I was there.
Spike: You were there?! If every vampire who said he was actually at the crucifixion really was there, it would've been like Woodstock!

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Band Candy - S3-E6

Trivia: The accent that Giles uses as his teenage self is Anthony Head's natural accent.

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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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