Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode whilst Buffy is fighting Caleb with the scythe, right after he says to her, "You're not slipping out of this fight, girl. Can't you see? You can't stop me. I can just keep going back for more. It's like being reborn," and throws her into a wall, the position of the scythe changes constantly between shots.THGhost
Continuity mistake: Sunnydale apparently has docks ('Consequences' and 'Surprise') and is quite close to a beach ('Go Fish'), but when Sunnydale is destroyed in 'Chosen', we see an overhead shot of the crater and it appears to be in the middle of the desert, far from any coastline.Shay
Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the episode when Buffy is running along the rooftops trying to catch up to the school bus, we see an overhead shot of one of the buildings collapsing just before she jumps off it. In this shot, Buffy is not holding the scythe that she used to kill Caleb. Once she jumps the rooftop however, she is holding it in her right hand.THGhost
Continuity mistake: During Anya's pep talk to the Potentials, Andrew draws crude illustrations to visualize what she is saying. One the second page that uses to draw a picture of the sun, the top of the previous page that's folded over the back of the board changes from being folded straight to folded at an angle between shots.THGhost
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is discussing the Turok-Han with the potential Slayers in her dining room, one of them says that it almost killed Buffy. Rona then spreads both her arms out and says, "What chance do we have?" In the following shot, her left arm is down by her side and her right arm is resting on the dining room table.THGhost
Continuity mistake: In episode 'Same Place, Same Time', Gnarl cuts Dawn across the stomach paralysing her and ripping her shirt, but when Buffy and Xander are carying her home there is no tear in her shirt or any blood. Also when Buffy goes back to kill Gnarl he tears her shirt but seconds later the rip has gone.
Revealing mistake: When Buffy, Spike, Andrew and Robin go to the high school and find it decimated, Buffy is thrown to the ground and attacked with a hockey stick. On the second swing, a sound effect is heard and Buffy falls over. But the hockey stick never makes contact with her.THGhost
Visible crew/equipment: During the scene where Willow and Anya fall in love with RJ after he visits Buffy's house, and everyone but Dawn runs off to do their thing, the camera pans to Dawn and a woman with a maroon, long sleeved shirt is briefly visible standing on the stairs to Dawn's right.
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
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
Visible crew/equipment: When Dawn and the Potentials try to get past one of the police officers at The Bronze, Kennedy says that he'll have to shoot them all to stop them. As he responds with "It doesn't really bother me", the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the wall behind him in the top right hand corner of the screen.THGhost
Other mistake: When The First (disguised as Eve) tells the Turok-Han to kill everybody except Buffy, it runs past her towards the exit of the crypt. The First then says, "Well, alone again", turns to face Spike and transforms into Buffy. In this shot, the Turok-Han can be seen still leaving the crypt, even though it had plenty of time to reach the exit and was running towards it at full speed.THGhost
Audio problem: When Giles and Anya are talking to the demon, trying to get him to open the portal to Beljoxa's Eye, when you see Anya's face from the side, her lips don't sync up with what she is saying, and sometimes her lips are moving to words when she doesn't have any lines at all.troy fox
Revealing mistake: When Anya sings her song about how she will become Mrs. Harris, she spins Xander's chair around after putting a blanket on him. When she is also sitting on the chair, and you see an overhead shot of them both, you can see a section of the stage floor rotating beneath them keeping the chair spinning.
Continuity mistake: Shortly after the opening credits we see Buffy, Dawn and Xander driving to the new high school. As they're talking, the rest of the credits roll by onscreen. Just after "Producer: Marc David Alpert" is shown, there is a side-angle shot of the car and you can see Xander's left arm resting outside on the open door window. But in the following shot he has both his hands on the steering wheel.THGhost
Continuity mistake: When Anya is sneaking into Spikes room after she closes the door the shot goes to spike and the sheet is lying square across his stomach and the camera goes back to Anya she then walks over to the chest of drawers and we see spike in the shot and the sheet is now lying at an angle so we can see his hip.julie sheridan
Plot hole: When Dawn and Buffy discover Chloe hanging in the bathroom, Dawn gives a little gasp but nothing more. But, seconds later, some Potentials run from across the hall saying "What is it? We heard -" before they see Chloe. While it suits the next scene to have them there, there wouldn't have been any sounds loud enough for them to have heard from across the hall through a closed door.Shay
Continuity mistake: When Anya leads Andrew away to their station in the school, she goes from having her right arm over his shoulders to having her left arm over her shoulders between shots. She is off camera for a second, but not long enough to move to the opposite side of him and change hands.Shay
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode when the Potentials are fighting the ubervamps, when they see the second one they move away from it. You can see in the bottom right hand corner of the screen that the ubervamp already has a Potential. In the next shot you see it jump down and grab a Potential.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Xander and Anya have had their "one more time" and are lying in the cellar bed talking, the shot is on Xander and he is speaking. When he finishes speaking Anya starts, but the camera stays focussed on him, however, you can see part of Anya's face in the shot and her mouth is not moving despite the fact she is talking.
Revealing mistake: Early in the final fight, Vi makes a flying kick to knock an Ubervamp off the cliff. As she lands, she swings back and twists slightly, suspiciously like one would do if suspended on a wire. There is no way she could gain this motion by kicking straight off the vamp as shown. (00:29:00)Phoenix
Visible crew/equipment: When Xander is in the bathroom after Buffy called him to look for the talisman, he bends down and grabs the talisman that lays under the sinks. As he stands the camera pans up to the mirrors and on the left side you can see the reflection of a crew member crouching over the hole to the old school. It's not the female manifest spirit as the clothes are wrong and she then appears from a different part of the room.troy fox
Other mistake: Robin uses the song that Spike's mother sang to him to provoke him into attacking him. The song is played on his computer through Apple's media program "iTunes". He clicks his computer's mouse to start the song, but when we see the monitor the cursor isn't placed on the Play button. Robin doesn't jostle the mouse when he presses it, it remains completely still on the desk. And the only way to play a song through iTunes using a single mouse-click is by clicking on the Play button.THGhost
Continuity mistake: When Willow is out with Kennedy, Willow tells her that she doesn't get why she likes her. As she says "I still don't get it", she pulls her hair back over her left ear. Then when she says "Why you like me" in the following shot, her hair is hanging back down over her left ear again.THGhost
Revealing mistake: When Spike tells his mother that he's become a vampire, she asks him if he's drunk. He responds with "Little bit." Just after he says this, someone can be heard coughing off-camera. It could be his mother because she isn't supposed to be well, but it seems odd that the camera wouldn't be on her during this. And a cough wouldn't really be necessary for the scene.THGhost
Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, where Caleb picks up the potential slayer in his truck, there is a brief shot of the two from the hood that pans slightly to the right. In doing so it reveals the edge of a screen showing a fence and trees passing by, revealing that the car is in fact stationary and in a studio. (00:02:40)
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is giving her speech about being chosen, there is a shot of Andrew sitting on the couch next to Xander and Anya, but in several of the shots of the Potentials he can be seen standing on the other side of the room in front of the curtains. It's definitely him - his face isn't visible, but the clothes are the exact same.Shay
Other mistake: We're shown a variety of photographs and pictures of different members of the gang at one point. One of those, the one of Xander and Anya, is actually a shot from the episode "Something Blue". I doubt very much that during the events in that episode, someone conveniently decided to take a photograph.Phoebe
Continuity mistake: In the very last episode, Chosen, in the shot right before Spike's amulet sends out the blast through the roof, you can see an ubervamp just about to pin him against the wall and in the next shot he is standing in the middle of the area backing up toward the stairs and then he sends out the blast. There would never be enough time between the shots for Spike to break free and then go and stand in the middle of the floor.
Character mistake: When Buffy is looking around the new high school, encountering the first sign of the school being haunted, there is a notice board in one of the corridors entitled "theatre". This is the British spelling. Sunnydale is in America and therefore the word should be spelled "theater".THGhost
Continuity mistake: In many historical flashbacks, most notably Spike's and Anya's, hair and wigs differ greatly from previous flashbacks or episodes. The director even discusses it during the commentary on Lies My Parents Told Me, saying that he doesn't understand why the wigs aren't consistent.
Character mistake: Giles picks up the potential slayer Chao-Ahn from Shanghai in Episode 7.12, "Potential". However, when she arrives in Sunnydale (Episode 7.14, "First Date"), the language she speaks is neither Mandarin nor Shanghainese (the two main languages spoken in Shanghai), but Cantonese, which is not widely spoken there. (00:08:55)Watcher
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