Continuity mistake: When Xander is showing Willow and Buffy his fake ID and the view of the shot is from behind Xander, he is holding the card with his thumb and middle finger. Switch to the view from behind Willow and it's being held with his thumb and index finger. Then it switches to behind Xander again and it's back to thumb and middle finger.troy fox
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Giles and Ethan Rayne are drinking in the bar, the shots cut between Giles and Ethan frequently. When on Giles, you can see Ethan's hands/arms and his glass in the foreground of the shot, but almost every time the shot switches back to Ethan he's in a different position with no time to have moved. (00:14:40)pinkwafer
Visible crew/equipment: When Buffy and Xander are doing some research, check the left side of the screen in a wide shot, when Xander asks "how far back do the disappearances go?" You may need to turn the brightness up, but there's a boom mike bobbing around. (00:34:25)Jon Sandys
Continuity mistake: In the season 4 episode "Doomed," during the fight at the Hellmouth, Willow throws the sack of bones to Spike, who catches them and looks startled. In the very next shot of Buffy fighting one of the demons, Spike can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen, with empty hands, quite calmly watching the fight. (00:36:35)
Continuity mistake: In every other episode it's seen in, room 314 is a room directly off a corridor, but in "The I In Team" Walsh walks through the door off the corridor, then there's another shot of her walking through a door. Where did the second door come from? (00:13:50)Shay
Continuity mistake: In 'The Initiative', Riley, Graham and Forrest are looking in through the windows of Stevenson Hall with thermal goggles looking for Spike, they see him walking towards Willow. When we see Willow and Spike seconds later he is still sitting on the bed where he was for most of the scene. (00:37:30)Shay
Revealing mistake: One of the arrows that Spike gets hit with passes through just below his left shoulder, but there are times when you can tell that it is a fake arrow because the part of the arrow sticking out at the front moves and the part at the back does not. Look at the arrow just after Buffy turns Hus into a bear.THGhost
Visible crew/equipment: When Xander and Anya pull over in the ice-cream van, the front windscreen is very reflective. To avoid reflecting the camera crew, a giant screen was put in front of the ice-cream van - which, ironically, is reflected in the windscreen. It isn't a reflection of another vehicle parked in front of them as the thing that is reflected is a curved shape.THGhost
Continuity mistake: When the Cavemen knock out Willow, she lands flat on her front. Later on, one of the Cavemen watches Willow as she lies unconscious, and she is now lying on her back. Then when Buffy finds her when the building is burning down, she is back on her front.THGhost
Visible crew/equipment: During the scene of the siege at Giles', there is a shot where an Indian guy jumps through the window and helps himself by holding on to the sill. If you look to the left side of the screen, you can see it's a moving wall and that several hands of crew members are holding it so it doesn't shake.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Anya is undressing a sick Xander in his basement, she lifts up his shirt and says 'Help me get your trousers off.' During the following conversation, in the close-up shots his shirt is lifted far up on his chest, but in the wider shots it's covering his whole stomach.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Spike are fighting on campus during the day, Xander tries to help Buffy but Spike throws him against a lamppost. When he lands in the ground he falls completely on the grass on his side but if you look behind Spike in the next shot he lies half on and half on the grass on his front.julie sheridan