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Factual error: In the episode where Sydney is supposed to be in Helsinki, there are visible skyscrapers in the background. There are no skyscrapers in Helsinki.

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Continuity mistake: Emily Sloane's left ring finger was shipped to Arvin Sloane in one episode in Season 2, when they are reunited in the Philippines, the left ring finger is bandaged and missing. Later, in the episode when she is shot, when she tells Arvin the CIA is listening, the left ring finger is there.

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Other mistake: For secret agents, Sydney and Dixon are not very dedicated to secret identities. At several points they refer to each other by their real names in front of other people while they are under aliases. Examples include The Confession party and The Coup Las Vegas scenes.

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Color-Blind - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Jack meets Vaughn in the restaurant he pours some liquid into his cup. On the front shot he picks the cup up before he pours, we then cut to a reverse angle and the cup is on the table.

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Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Sydney learns that SD-6 is not part of the CIA, she goes to Taipei. Just after she arrives, she takes a man's car. At this point the number plate reads DH 5578, but, in the next shot, as she is driving away, it is JU 1587.

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Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sydney is tortured, she loses some teeth and a stream of blood flows out the right side of her mouth. When she returns to SD-6 and speaks with the director, the blood is gone (fair enough). Outside on the street in the following shot, the blood has returned, but there's no reason to believe that she is still bleeding.

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Phoenix

Almost Thirty Years - S1-E22

Factual error: At the start, just after Sydney has the phone call regarding Will, she goes to meet her dad and says that they can save Will, if they get the Rambaldi document from the CIA and the ampule from SD6. In fact, it is the other way round; the CIA have the ampule, and SD6 have the page.

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Continuity mistake: Season premiere, 'Authorized Personnel Only', part 1: When Sydney and the other agent are in the bathroom at the club, Sydney begins to smear black dirt on the agent's tee shirt for his punk transformation. The first smears that she applied differ when he exits the bathroom.

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Revealing mistake: In episode 3x10, Remnants, when Lazare shows up to talk to Will, we see that his left hand has been cut off. When Lazare is about to leave, he has his hands at his sides, and we can see that both arms are the same length, but the left one should be shorter, because it has no hand.

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Color-Blind - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Sloane is talking to Sydney towards the end, he slides some documents towards her. After that shot, when the shot's of Syd we can see that Sloane's holding his hands near his face, but in front shots of Sloane they're down by the desk.

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Jon Sandys

Time Will Tell - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: When Sydney and her father go into the office to talk, the office doors begin to close before Sydney uses the remote to close them.

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Other mistake: Season 4: Episode 3- "The Awful Truth" Near the end of the show they are supposed to be in a parking garage in Spain, but there are way too many American cars.

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The Prophecy - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When Roger Moore is showing Sloane the bank accounts, he says "5 deposits in excess of $45 million...", but the shot just before that shows deposits of (in thousands), $9,362, $7,215, $9,010, $8,300, and $9,250. That makes $43,137,000, which isn't in excess of $45 million.

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Jon Sandys

Parity - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Syd is talking to her moronic handler at the magazine stand, when he says "who do you think you're talking to?", shots of him show Syd facing straight ahead, but shots of her show that she's turned towards him.

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Jon Sandys

A Broken Heart - S1-E4

Factual error: Sydney is sent to Malaga, Spain, but right after the location pops on the screen it fades to the city hall in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Syd's Dad rescues her in the car park, he starts shooting at the other car. After firing one shot the slide of his gun locks back (indicating it's out of bullets), but when the angle changes he carries on firing with no problems.

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A Broken Heart - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: As Anna approaches Syd in the middle of the field, she reaches her hands up to her belt. In the very next shot from behind her, her arms are by her sides.

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Jon Sandys

Unveiled - S3-E18

Plot hole: Vaughan discovers Lauren is a mole when he goes through her briefcase and discovers the wig, gun and fake passport she used in Germany a few hours before - surely even the worst secret agent in the world would have enough sense to get rid of such incriminating evidence as soon as possible, and not carry it back to the USA (sneaking it onto a plane, presumably) and leaving it in the room where the man you're lying to sleeps. Lauren is a highly skilled agent, if the Covenant selected her for a mission this important, so it's out of character (without an explanation) for her to be so sloppy.

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Continuity mistake: In Season 3, Episode 11 "Full Disclosure", when Sydney is torching the lab you see 6 test tubes labelled with her name shatter and spill. In the next shot the tubes are back on the rack and intact.

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Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the parking garage, after Sydney knocks the machine pistol out of the hit man's hands, it lands with the barrel pointing away from the two of them and remains in that position during their entire fight. When Sydney grabs it off the ground, the barrel is pointing toward them.

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Captain Defenestrator

Phase One - S2-E13

Plot hole: In 'Phase One' Sydney tells Will during the day to "Get Francie and get out of town" because she realises there's someone after her. Later that night Francie is shot at her restaurant and replaced by Allison (the clone), but Will was supposed to have taken her away already. There's no question of him not finding her - the restaurant would be the first place he'd look for her.

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Second Double - S2-E21

Plot hole: When Sydney is visiting Will in jail, she says that the CIA changed all the passwords. However in a later scene, Weiss asks will for his password, and Will says that it's "Sydney." If the passwords were changed, wouldn't Will's have been changed too?

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Truth Be Told - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sydney and Danny are at the pumps outside the city talking about her job, between front and back shots the hair at Sydney's left ear changes position from stray strands blowing in the wind to neatly tied back - no stray strands.

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Endgame - S2-E19

Factual error: Francie alters Will's cell phone so she can download items from the CIA's computers via it. In order to start the link, she calls him on the cell phone, asks him to look up a recipe on his computer, and then this cell phone is able to download a 3 gigabyte file. The phone Will uses has a maximum data transfer rate of 14.4 kbs; wouldn't Will get suspicious after he's forced to surf for this recipe for 57 hours while that gigantic file downloads?

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Double Agent - S2-E14

Revealing mistake: During the episode "Double Agent", Sydney and Vaughn are at her apartment, cooking dinner. Sydney reaches into the "hot" oven, without an oven mitt on.

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Cipher - S2-E3

Factual error: When Sydney goes to find the Artifact in Siberia, she is told that if the ice breaks she will have only 4 seconds to get back up. If it is that cold out how come the ice is not thicker?

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The Getaway - S2-E12

Other mistake: When the bad guys are searching the database for facial matches with Michael Vaughn, it shouldn't take them very long, as there are only 4 different faces that flash up on screen, just repeated over and over.

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Jon Sandys

Q and A - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: In the first run through of Sydney driving into the dock in the car, the cable being used to pull the car is visible if you look closely in the long shot

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The Abduction - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: In 'The Abduction', when Sydney shuts down the traffic lights Sark's car is in the middle of the gridlock. When Sydney is fleeing with the stolen briefcase seconds later Sark pulls up beside her to save her, but how did he get out of the huge gridlock?

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The Enemy Walks In - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start when Sydney is being held and talking to Khasinau, there is blood coming from the corner of her mouth. At this point it reaches the bottom of her chin, but moments later when she is talking to her mother, the blood is noticeably shorter.

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Passage (1) - S2-E8

Factual error: When Sydney goes to Uzbekistan, it isn't Uzbekistan. The restaurant where the meeting occurs is not anything made by Uzbeks, and it is too remote to be made by foreigners. The land around is also very lush, unlike anything in the deserts of Uzbekistan. The people are speaking Arabic, instead of Uzbek and Russian, and the sign on the wall is also Arabic. The guards are also wearing what appears to be a Russian uniform, even if the badge is correct.

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Search and Rescue - S4-E21

Visible crew/equipment: Jack meets Irena at the beginning of the episode. When they start to dance, Irena kisses Jack. Right before Irena pulls away, above her head is a a boom mic. It lasts until the next shot when the camera is focused more on Irena.

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Rendezvous - S1-E21

Factual error: When Sloane is talking to Emily on the telephone, Sloane's phone emits a call waiting beep and the camera focuses on the phone's screen. There are two factual errors here: 1) The phone icon for "Line 1" near the top right hand corner of the phone display is in the "on-hook" position indicating that there is no call in place. 2) The call information is displayed incorrectly. It is obvious that this is a Cisco XML card with the text entered.

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Ice - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: In this episode Nadia Santos tries to find out who's the baby that her mother Irina Derevko is holding on a picture. She first shows it to Jack Bristow and later to Arvin Sloane. Later Jack asks to see to picture again and tells Nadia it's Irina's niece. At the several moments the picture is visible the picture is flipped, showing the baby on the left arm or right arm of Irina.

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Dead Drop - S2-E4

Factual error: In Season 2 episode 4, in the scene after the house explodes, Sydney can be be seen communicating with the CIA over her COM unit. In the proximity that she was from the explosion of such a magnitude, COM frequencies are disabled.

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Parity - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene between Sydney and Anna, Anna comes running in with her hair tied back. Her hair changes several times between being up in a ponytail and being down.

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Phase One - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: When the new head of SD-6 invites the security agent to play back what Sloane wrote, the screen is already displaying the letter. We only see the entirety of this letter later, once the "playback" has been completed. It can't be that the boss has done it once already, as he's surprised to see the final text.

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Character mistake: In season 4 episode 13, "Tuesday," when Marshall is meeting with Ulrich, he is both able to understand and reply in German. In season 5 episode 15, "No Hard Feelings," Marshall almost misses the opportunity to change the street light from red to green, because the text is all in German. Jack has to tell Marshall which word is green, indicating that Marshall does not understand the German language.

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A Higher Echelon - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Ariana Kane finds out about Jack's murder of Haladki through analysing the brain matter from the pistol he used to kill him. However in the episode 'Almost Thirty Years', Jack shoots Haladki in the neck, not the head.

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