Corrected entry: Season Five, 6th episode. When Audrey is named Jack's contact person there is a shot of her where she isn't wearing glasses. There is a brief shot of Buchannan and McGill leaving the room and then another shot of Audrey. All of a sudden she is wearing glasses. She could not have gotten them out and put them on in the very short shot of the two men leaving the room.
Corrected entry: The head scientist tells Tony that they need Jack's organs to reconstitute that pathogen since there is not enough of it in the sample. Assuming it's a virus, even a small sample could easily be grown in the lab to yield large amounts of the virus. Assuming it's a prion, they don't even need a sample since the could simply build it again from scratch so long as they knew the protein sequence (which is a likely assumption). In either case, Jack is unnecessary.yoni
Corrected entry: When Tony's henchmen isolate the pathogen from Jack's spinal fluid, the head scientist says the viral load is higher than hoped for, explicitly stating for the first time that the pathogen is a virus. This is in contrast to everyone else referring to it as a prion up till this point.yoni
Corrected entry: The head scientist tells Tony that the only sure way to destroy the pathogen is to expose it to temperatures around 500 degrees celsius. Surgical and lab equipment are sterilized at 120 degrees celsius under the (legitimate) assumption that nothing survives this temperature. Prions and viruses, both mostly protein, would have fallen apart by this temperature.yoni
Corrected entry: Jack is not able to shoot Kingsley himself as he has no bullets left in the gun. But Kingsley doesn't know this so why on earth does he simply keep walking at a snails pace while Jack picks up what could be a loaded gun? Even when Jack aims it at him he doesn't think it might be a good idea to move. This is simple logic and goes way beyond a character mistake.
Corrected entry: When the couple is in the plant they call Jack on the cellphone, he instructs them to open the case and separate the book from the activation device. This was stupid, he should have told them to destroy it, since the codes had changed the moment Airforce one crashed, and it would take about 1 hour to make this work. This is explained later on in the show.
Corrected entry: When Mandy is talking to Tony in the apartment she says that two years ago he risked Michelle's life (in season 3). Three years seperated seasons 2 & 3 making this five years since season 2. However when Aaron is talking to the president in the next episode he mentions the attack on his life took place four years ago.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jack Bauer is at the medical station giving the gun to the photographer, as the photographer leaves, Jack pulls a gun and holds it to the photographer's head. He cocks the gun manually, but when going to decock it, instead of pressing the decock lever, he pulls the trigger and eases the hammer down. A gun expert such as Jack would know about the decock lever, and not make that mistake.
Corrected entry: In series one, there is a scene where Jack is changing his shirt in his office, there are some very visible Japanese symbol style tattoos on his biceps. In series two, when we next see Jack's bare arms (when he is being tortured) the tattoos are no longer there.Kara
Corrected entry: In season 2, episode 22 (5:00-6:00 am), Kim drops the phone in order to shoot Matheson, then she picks it up again. Then Jack tells Kim to shoot him again, so she drops the phone first, shoots him, and when she picks the phone up for the second time it is upside down. Kim was talking in to the earpiece.
Corrected entry: Airforce One was chased and shot down by an F-117A stealth bomber by a disgruntled marine aiding the terrorists. The F-117 is not a stealth fighter. It carries Air-ground missiles and air-ground bombs but it cannot be modified to carry air-air missiles due to its down looking radar (which is probably why no missile type was named specifically).
Corrected entry: In the first series, the terrorists give Jack a telephone and ask him to kill the senator before they'll tell him where Kim is. They tell him they'll ring that phone at exactly 10:45pm. When Jack gets to the senators suites it's around 10:20pm, the terrorists telephone shortly after he arrives. For all they know he could still be en route to the hotel so why were they so quick off the mark?Kara
Corrected entry: When the series was shown on the U.K., all references that "events occur in real-time" were omitted, as the BBC does not have adverts during or between programs. The only exceptions are the first few episodes of series 1 (probably because no-one realised it wasn't accurate), and the first episode of series 2, shown without adverts in the US and hence a full real-time hour in both countries.megamii
Corrected entry: The last thing we saw at the end of the previous episode was Jack knocking out the terrorist suspect, who was tied up in the van outside CTU, before the clock ticked to 1am. At the beginning of this episode, which supposedly picks up the instant the previous one ends, the terrorist is in CTU medical receiving treatment. and he's fully conscious.
Corrected entry: Marwan's hi-tech gadget which he uses to track the path of his missile (the 'interface' of which CTU later reads to locate said rocket) is quite obviously a Nokia 7710. I don't remember seeing 'Nuclear Warhead Locator' listed in the special features of this model.Chimera
Corrected entry: If the movie Air Force One can be a guide, it was impossible for Mitch Anderson to shoot down the president's plane this easily. Air Force One has countermeasures to elude missiles targeting it and this is now shown in the show. Also, once the President found out about the imminent attack on Air Force One he would have been escorted to his escape pod.
Corrected entry: Throughout this show, it is apparently possible to drive between any two locations in the Los Angeles area within half an hour. It takes Jack approximately half an hour to drive from the downtown train station where he sees Khalil lead Andrew away to isolated areas that seem to be at the edge of the city (we hear it is Ventura County). Even if the streets were empty, the Los Angeles area is large enough that this would not be possible in real life.
Corrected entry: It is not clear what time during the year this particular day takes places. It is a weekday, which we know the office in which Jack secures the override device from Habib is filled with workers. However, neither Behrooz nor Debbie go to school. It cannot be summertime because the sun sets before 7PM which is not realistic. At the same time, there is a school bus in the scene where Jack is following the terrorist Khalil toward the location where Heller and Audrey are being held hostage. If its during spring or winter break the bus would not be there.
Corrected entry: In the second season's 12.00-1.00 a.m. episode, right at the start of the show, we see Kim Bauer being held by the neck from behind by the gun-totting Garcia in the liquor store as the police were closing in. The next scene we see her on the floor holding a piece of cloth against the storeowner's belly wound.
Corrected entry: In the 3am-4am episode (series 2), at about 3:10am the guys pick up Kate and head to her house. They arrive at the house at 3:44am, the same time as Jack leaves Yusaf. However, Jack arrives at Kate's house before the end of the episode, meaning he managed the drive in less than half the time of the other people.
Corrected entry: Palmer's attorney tells Mike that he found a record of phone calls from Peter Kingsley to Jonathon Wallace, as recently as six hours ago. This means that the last call would have been made at about 1:04 am, just as Wallace was in a major shoot-out and had no way to talk on the phone.
Corrected entry: Tony is discharged from the hospital and back at CTU in under 20 minutes, this is far faster than it could possibly in real life, considering CTU is at least 15 minutes drive away. It takes a long time to check out of hospital - forms to sign and so on.Shay
Corrected entry: Jack is on the phone with his wife and daughter, while CTU listens and tries to trace the call. When Eli enters the room where the women are being held, Jack tells CTU to mute the line so Eli can't hear them. When Eli finds the phone, he asks "who is this?". Jack responds with a threat that scares Eli into hanging up the phone. If the phone was muted, Eli shouldn't have been able to hear Jack.
Corrected entry: At the end of Season Two, we see President Palmer reacting to the poison in his hand. Why did the Secret Service let Palmer fall to the ground and instead started pulling their guns out while no shots were fired? Why didn't they shove him inside the limousine to take him to the nearest hospital, isn't it protocol to know every local hospital as part of route planning? Why wasn't there a full medical complement as part of the presidential entourage?
Corrected entry: In the "1pm - 2pm" episode of Season Three, Jack and Chase arrive at the prison where Salazar is being held. Jack is scanned by security and his profile is displayed on a monitor indicating he has been cleared by security. The picture in the profile shows Jack wearing the exact same clothes that he has on now. The producers of the show probably took this picture while the episode was being filmed and used it as his profile.
Corrected entry: Not a mistake as such, just nasty on Mason's part. Jack's flying the plane on a suicide mission, and has a heart-wrenching final talk with Kim where he explains what's about to happen. Only AFTER that phonecall's finished does Mason pop out of the back of the plane and tell Jack to save himself. Seems a bit weird that he was sitting in the back chuckling to himself the whole time Jack was telling his daughter that he was about to die.Jon Sandys
Corrected entry: In the second series in the 5.00 - 6.00 AM episode where Kim is walking around in the house, she looks out of one of the windows, where she sees the dead police officer. It was Gary Matheson who shot the police officer, but you don't hear any sound of a shot, and in the next scenes where Kim is shooting Gary there is no silencer on the gun.don_corleone
Corrected entry: In the 7:00PM - 8:00PM episode, Tony goes to Jack's house to rescue Jack's wife. He arrives 5 minutes after a scene where he is seen talking to Mason at CTU. In the first episode Jack calls CTU from his cell phone saying that he is en route and gives his ETA as 20 minutes. This is also confirmed in the 8:00PM - 9:00PM episode where Tony calls CTU and tells them that he has Jack's wife and is enroute back to CTU, and should arrive in 20 minutes.
Corrected entry: In this episode we find out Nina is the mole but in one of the first episodes, the kidnappers ordered Jack to shoot Nina, which he did, though unbeknownst to them, he had previously put a bullet-proof vest on her. If she was their insider, why would they order her shot?ShooterMcGavin34
Corrected entry: In the episode in which the climax is the discovery of the woman's body in the boot of the car, you can see that Kim and her boyfriend have been lain down on the dust by the cop and Megan is leaning out of the car door crying, then we cut to the three second count door. Then at the very beginning of the next episode, supposedly three seconds after that layout, suddenly Kim and her boyfriend have been moved to two separate cars and the cop who had them at gunpoint is kneeling down talking to Megan, who has also jumped into a police car.
Corrected entry: In the episode "1A.M.-2A.M." Jack gives Yussuf the chip and tells him and Kate to take it to a specific meeting place and wait fifteen minutes for him before going to CTU. Jack is then caught and tortured to the point of death for about an hour. However, when he escapes, he goes to meet Kate and Yussuf. If they were following his instructions they'd have left well before then.
Corrected entry: How does the assassin at the end of the second series, know where David Palmer will be? The mystery man who orders the attack seems to suggest that it is a pre-planned move, but Palmer only flew to Los Angeles after the bomb went off - and did not make any press statements after that, before he was impounded so the public would be unaware that Palmer was in LA. Furthermore, since the man in charge knew a bomb was going to go off, why would he leave the agent for his back-up plan, inside Los Angeles?
Corrected entry: Between 7:00a.m. and 8:00a.m., Nina and Tony use a room in CTU headquarters which they both agree does not have cameras in it. They use this room to interrogate Jamie about her involvement with Ira Gaines. However, when Jack is racing back to CTU between 11:00p.m. and midnight, he tracks down the camera footage from the room, even though it had none there in the first place.
Corrected entry: The fact that Nina was a double agent brings up a lot of inconsistencies. Like why would she pressure Jack about the keycard if she was in on it with Gaines? And Why did she reveal Jamey as the dirty agent if she recruited her in the first place? Also why did Gaines order Jack to kill Nina if if they were working together?