Factual error: After Buffy drags Xander down to the basement she locks the door and goes upstairs to find Dawn. When she locks the basement door, the handle is on the left side of the door and she turns the key to the right. In reality, a door with the handle on the left needs the key to be turned to the left to lock it. So Buffy did in fact unlock the door, not lock it.
Continuity mistake: After Buffy decides not to take the antidote to the demon's venom, we cut to a scene at the mental institution. She says she wants to go home with her mum and dad. As she says this her dad puts his hand on Joyce's left arm. In the following shot, Joyce suddenly has her right hand on top of his when it wasn't in the previous shot.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, Buffy is running from the large saws and jumps out the door, she sits up and you can see the book is fully intact and in one piece. After the opening credits Tara picks up the same book and it falls apart from being cut in half.
Continuity mistake: Shortly after Spike tries to rape Buffy, he returns to his crypt and drinks a glass of vodka. Clem then arrives to watch television with him. During Spike and Clem's conversation, the position of the bottle of vodka constantly changes between shots.
Visible crew/equipment: When the Scoobies are attempting to leave Buffy's house by using magic, we see a close up shot of the house's front door knob. None of the Scoobies are reflected in the door knob even though they're standing right in front of it. There is also a fairly large black object reflected in it. A film crew perhaps?
Visible crew/equipment: When Dawn is possessed by the demon and breathes fire in the magic shop, in the bottom right corner of the screen in one of the shots, a metal tube can be seen blowing fire onto the set when it should be coming from Dawn's mouth. A hand can also be seen holding a blow torch, igniting the tube and then quickly pulling out of shot.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy receives her letter from UC Sunnydale it says her address is 1630 Crestview, this doesn't sync up continuity-wise with the episode The Body as she tells the 911 operator that her address is 1630 Revello. She didn't move so it's a definite mistake.
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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.
Continuity mistake: In 'Tabula Rasa' when the loan shark's henchmen throw a stake at Spike at the start it flies over his head and hits a tree. But, if you compare the angle they approach from with the relative positions of Spike and the tree you can see it would have had to do a 90 degree turn in mid air to fly over his head before hitting the tree.
Continuity mistake: In Bargaining, part 1, Anya is talking to Giles while he trains the Buffybot. There's a shot from behind and we can the corner of her jumper move around as she turns away, then it cuts back to a front view of her and she's still facing Giles.
Audio problem: When Buffy has just killed the Suvolte demon and Riley is found out to have not told her it was a tracking only mission Sam says something like 'If we weren't under time constraints, I'd rip you a new one.' Riley then says 'Stand down soldier.' Buffy asks Sam, 'Is he your boss?' And Sam replies 'He wishes. We better regroup.' But her lips to not move when she says they have to regroup. You can see her mouth on screen and she is just smiling, not moving her lips at all.
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Continuity mistake: The episode begins the morning after Buffy and Spike first have sex. That night, Willow and Amy go out again to find Rack's place, and this cuts directly to Willow waking up the next morning. But later in the episode, Spike makes repeated references to what happened between him and Buffy "last night", when in fact it was two nights ago.
Continuity mistake: In 'Gone', when invisible Buffy is typing on the social worker's keyboard the letter 'B' is pressed several times. When she prints what she's been typing seconds later it's revealed to be "All work and no play make Doris a dull girl", a phrase which contains no 'B's.
Revealing mistake: In Jonathan, Warren and Andrew's van, whenever they're watching something on the monitors fed from their security cameras, you can see that the footage is actually pre-recorded due to the fact that the footage is being played through QuickTime media player.
Continuity mistake: In the alleyway scene after the real Buffy kills all the Hellions (biker demons) and runs off, one of the Hellions can be seen getting up behind Xander. We then see a closeup shot of the Hellion opening its eyes while still lying on the ground and then they stand up and sneak up behind Xander again.
Revealing mistake: During the song-and-dance number "They Got The Mustard Out", if you look closely at the dancers, the man in green to camera right of the second row is horribly out of step with the music, and with the rest of the group. The spell makes everyone dance far better than they naturally would (Tara loses the clumsiness she often displays, for example), so it is a mistake to have someone under the spell dancing so badly.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is singing "Something to Sing About", she sings the verse beginning 'All the joy life sends, family and friends', and we see that Anya and Tara are stood in the background, about 3 metres apart from each other. However, for one shot, they appear less than 1 metre from each other.
Revealing mistake: In the opening of the season 6 episode "Two To Go", Willow has gone crazy and is trying to kill the two remaining members of the Trio, so she is pulling the brick wall of the jail apart brick by brick. The problem is that if you look carefully, they are obviously not bricks being pulled away; they look more like plastic or plaster.
Continuity mistake: In the musical episode, 'Once More, With Feeling', when Buffy is singing her song in the Bronze, 'Something to Sing About', she breaks a pool cue over a demon's head. She holds the remains in her right hand and clubs another demon in the face with it, then the camera cuts to another angle and it's in her left hand when she stabs the next demon with it.
Visible crew/equipment: When Xander is leaning over the hole in the cemetery into which Buffy and Dawn have fallen, he causes the edge of the hole to collapse. Seen from below, everything is fine, but the shot from above Xander shows a hand grabbing hold of the back of his trousers and his briefs are visible.
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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the show, Buffy has two necklaces on, one long and one short. However, when Buffy, as Joan, is telling everyone her plan to get away from the vampires, she only has the short necklace on. Then when she is outside, running from Spike, as Randy, both necklaces are back on.
Visible crew/equipment: Just after Dawn says "I like the trailers", we fade to black/commercials, then up again. Keep a close eye on the left side of the screen - you can see what looks like someone's hand flash into frame for a second, despite Dawn being alone in the room - looks like the director's hand signalling action.
Continuity mistake: When Spike is looking out the window at the demons rampaging in the street outside Buffy's house, Dawn can be standing behind him with her hair trailing down below her breasts. In the next shot, when Spike pulls her away from the window, her hair is pulled back behind her shoulders despite her not having moved.
Continuity mistake: After the 'hell hogs' interrupt the ritual, Xander pulls Willow out of the way. He then tells Anya and Tara to "take off." which they appear to do, starting to run into the woods. But then in the next shot, they are back standing still in the clearing (on the left of the shot).
Visible crew/equipment: When Willow and Dawn are running away from the demon, Willow uses magic to unlock a car for them to escape in. On the right side of the screen, shadows of crew members can be see as the car's doors open and are gone when Willow uses magic to make the car drive away.
Visible crew/equipment: When Buffy and Dawn are at the top of the metal tower, and Buffy is still very dazed from being called back, there is an overhead shot with a piece of the tower falling down; if you look left of the falling piece, you can see a guy wearing a hard hat walking about.
Revealing mistake: The entire scene where Buffy is experiencing accelerated time, shadows of trees move in the wind but never actually grow or shrink. Even over short increments of time, the sun can move shadows noticeably, and judging from the speed of the people around her, Buffy is in accelerated time for at least half an hour.
Continuity mistake: When Anya is confronting Dawn about Xander's disappearance and the demon boy leaves, he walks past Dawn and her attention is on Anya but in the next shot you see him walking away from behind and his sleeve is still in the shot as Dawn turns back to Anya.
Revealing mistake: As Willow walks through the forest pursuing Warren, just after we first see Warren running, there's a shot of Willow walking into a bit of a clearing. Her shadow crosses a tree on the right (could be caused by the moon), but then a couple of seconds later another shadow is visible on a tree to the left - obviously an artificially lit forest.
Continuity mistake: Where Willow is pulling the bricks out of the jail near the beginning of the episode. When she first pulls the bricks out of the arch thing they are from a different area than when you see the arch from the inside of the jail, even allowing it to be 'inside out' (as seen from outside and then the inside).
Continuity mistake: In the episode (series six) where Buffy thinks she killed Warren's ex-girlfriend, when she's at the police station, in the over the shoulder shot of Desk Sergeant, he is holding the phone between his shoulder and ear. But in the front shot of him the phone has jumped to his hand.
Continuity mistake: When we see Xander and Anya going over the seating arrangements for their wedding, Xander is eating from a large sack of crisps. During the conversation Anya takes them off him, he takes them back and places the bag next to him. We see the bag after Xander puts it down, and in a closeup shot of him, the front of the bag is facing upwards. But when Dawn comes in, the front of the bag is facing downwards - barcode and ingredients are visible.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when Buffy offers Dawn another burger from Doublemeat Palace, she is holding the burger in her hands just before Willow comes in with her line, "Hey, workin' lady. Rough night?" The burger then jumps from the kitchen counter to Buffy's hands between shots.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy and Spike (as Joan and Randy) are fighting Bro'os vampires, Buffy kicks down a post box to stake one of them. The pole supporting the post box breaks away at a jagged angle. But when she uses it to stake one of the vampires the end that she uses has suddenly changed to the traditional triangular point, only to return to its original jagged angle immediately afterwards. The shot of her staking the vampire is not a side angle of some uneven ends. Watch as she backs away from the vampire after he's been staked, it is a fully triangular point.
Audio problem: In the episode 'Once More, With Feeling', when Anya sings her first few lines of the song 'I'll Never Tell', you can still hear Xander talking about omelettes in the background, but for the last few lines he speaks (from 'I could do an omelette' onwards) you can see over her shoulder that his voice is dubbed.
Continuity mistake: When Timothy shows Buffy how to use the grill, there is a wood-handled grill press, and another tool, right in front of the button panel. However, after he says, "It eliminates variation," in the close-up as he presses the button, both tools as well as the transparent plastic glove he wears have all vanished. (Another mistake notes a different close-up with a disappearing glove.)
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is assigned to the grill, as Timothy explains the process he's wearing a short-sleeved orange/white stripe uniform. In the close-up, when he places the second patty on the grill, Timothy is wearing a 3/4 sleeve, dark blue shirt.
Revealing mistake: Right at the beginning of the episode just before we see Warren squirt Jonathan with water, we see Buffy on one of their security cameras. The footage of her is pre-recorded as the progress bar for QuickTime Media Player is visible at the bottom of the screen. The window was moved down to hide this fact, but not far down enough to hide it completely.
Continuity mistake: After Buffy decides not to take the antidote to the demon's venom, we cut to a scene at the mental institution. The doctor talks to her about ridding her mind of the things that support her "hallucinations". As he talks to her about this, the position of his hands change from pressed together in front of him to in his pockets between shots.
Audio problem: In the final song "Where Do We Go From Here", you can hear Spike still singing even after he has apparently stopped. He and Buffy continue singing until after the line 'When do the trumpets cheer'. It is noticeable because James Marsters sings the word 'cheer' slightly out of sync with everyone else.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is being offered the 'doublemeat medley' burger by her boss, the burger looks different in close up than in the long shots. In the close shot, the burger looks overall bigger, more filling is visible and there is more lettuce sticking out.
Continuity mistake: Just before Buffy storms out on Spike, she puts on her denim jacket. When viewed from in front we can see the jacket is only half over her shoulders and her hair is loose. The shot cuts to view her from behind, and the jacket is now completely on and her hair is tucked under the collar.
Revealing mistake: The knives Giles throws during Buffy's training are a very poor CGI job if you watch it in slow mo. All three knives Giles takes off the wall are identical, with a broad curved blade and a plain black handle. The first one has a transparent blade as it flies toward Buffy, then we hear it bounce off the far wall and it's way out of scale for the distance. The second knife has a diamond-patterned grip instead of a plain one. The third knife conveniently spins in midair for a second so Buffy can kick it out of the way.
Plot hole: In the 3rd time loop at the magic shop, the woman looking for the mummy hand looks surprised when Buffy knows what she wants. In the 2nd time loop, the woman tells Buffy that she called the shop 20 minutes earlier and was told that they had one. Therefore at least one of the shop's staff would be aware that a woman would be arriving looking for a mummy hand.
Visible crew/equipment: After Anya teleports to the jail leaving Buffy and Xander in the forest, the shadow of cameraman walking backwards can be seen as Buffy and Xander make their way to Xander's car. Look closely, the shadow is visible and Buffy tells Xander not to be too sure about Anya being able to handle Willow tonight.
Continuity mistake: After Doris from Social Services leaves Buffy's house and Spike leaves after her, he takes his lighter out of Buffy's pocket. But earlier in the episode when everyone was packing away all of Willow's magic stuff, Buffy finds Spike's lighter and puts it in one of the boxes.
Revealing mistake: In "Dead Things," after Buffy and Spike sleep together, when Spike asks, "Are we having a conversation?" and Buffy says, "What? No?" There is a side shot of her. If you look closely at her back (pausing helps), you can just barely see Buffy's skin colored tube top. Trust me, it's there. The time code is 1:22.
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