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A Girl's Best Friend - S9-E12

New this month Factual error: In the opening scene the caption states "Antwerp, Belgium Diamond District", however, the street show is actually located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The building at the end of the street is the "Rijksmuseum" (famous for Rembrandt's "Nachtwacht"). Furthermore, the 2 diamond experts speak German. If it was in Antwerp, they should have been speaking Dutch or Flemish.

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To Russia with Love (1) - S3-E24

Character mistake: While talking with Falcon, Harm mentions the "green book" Falcon stole that listed all of the American POWs transferred to Russia after the Vietnam War. But when Harm originally found the book in "Ghost Ship", its cover was yellow.

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Washington Holiday - S2-E9

Factual error: In the whole episode, Romania is depicted as a monarchy with the king in a position that allows him to make political decisions. However, Romania ceased to be a monarchy in 1947. By the time depicted in the episode (circa 1997), Romania was a republic and its head of state was the president. Members of the ex-royal family did not hold any positions in the Romanian government and were certainly not authorized to represent Romania in international events.

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Empty Quiver - S8-E17

Continuity mistake: When Rabb lands at Norfolk the number of the chopper is 426, there he meets Commander Turner who says that he takes the same chopper as transport to the submarine. The Sea Knight is the last transport to leave the base before lock-down. When the same chopper approaches the USS Crawford it suddenly has the number 62.

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Continuity mistake: Just as the F-14's are coming under fire from the ship, we are shown the pilots. One of the pilots, "Pendry" was killed when his F-14 crashed due to a malfunction in the earlier episode 'Pilot Error'. As such, "Pendry" could not have been fired on in this episode since he was already deceased.

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Rendezvous - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Bud is shredding the satelite photograph, when he turns around to talk to Harriet, a microphone dips into the scene for a quick second.

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Other mistake: Throughout the whole show there are several shots of submarines, aircraft carrier landings, chopper flights that are exactly the same in different episodes.

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Continuity mistake: Season 9, Episode 5, "Touchdown:" When they try to land the C130 on the aircraft carrier, the co-pilot says that they don't have the right landing gear down, so she goes to the back to instruct one of the passengers how to lower the gear manually. The problem is that they lower the left gear, which was already down.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past - S5-E11

Factual error: There would never be a show on the deck of a carrier while there are missions being flown.

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In Country (1) - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: The hull number shown for the USS Seahawk shown in this episode was "74" (in real life, the USS John C. Stennis), however, JAG has always used that hull number to refer to the show's 'other carrier', the USS Patrick Henry.

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Other mistake: I was so bugged by protocol errors in early episodes that I stopped watching. For example, there were at least 2 episodes where Navy or Marine officers in utility uniforms were wearing Army brass on their collars. In one episode, "Harm" is walking with his female partner through a garage. He returns the salute of an enlisted man who walks by, but she doesn't. In any event, the garage was indoors, where Naval Service protocol says you don't salute.

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A Tangled Webb (3) - S8-E24

Continuity mistake: As Harm & Mac are taking off, Mac reminds Harm how much she hates flying, especially since the last time they went up, they crashed & she was stabbed in the leg ("Full Engagement"). In that episode though, Mac is shot, not stabbed. The comment is also in error as the last time the two went flying was when they flew a MIG-29 & ejected after being fired upon in "To Russia With Love".

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Factual error: Season 9 Episode 5, "Touchdown": When they approach the aircraft carrier, the copilot says that the number two engine is flaming out. This means there is no more fuel to run that engine. That supposedly also means that there is not enough fuel for a fire alarm lighting up in the cockpit, which is what happens in the show. (Verified by a USMC Staff Sergeant who flew 8 years on a C130).

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Dangerous Game - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: The scenes that appeared on the television that the Sheriff was watching at the beginning was from the 1970's movie, "Smokey & The Bandit". Several of the clips were out of order, not to mention jumping from the beginning of the movie, then close to the end.

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Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: The lone shark's thugs break down Mac's door trying to get to her husband, Chris Ragle, who is hiding in her apartment. Although the door is splintered to pieces, later that night, the same door is back in perfect condition, including the custom paint job that matches the interior decor of the apartment.

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Head to Toe - S7-E15

Factual error: Lt.Col. Sarah Coffey wears the USAF uniform, but an Army insignia on her left collar (the MI "splatted bug"). An Air Force officer wears identical insignia on right and left collars (a dark oak leaf, in this case).

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Recovery - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: The death of the astronaut occurring while practicing the escape in the bucket would never happen in real life. That is because when NASA conducts them in real life before a shuttle launch, the crew practices everything up to entering the bucket. NASA does not want to run the risk of their astronauts being injured during a simple practice.

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Jinx - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: After Harm's cockpit canopy is smashed, he and Ayers continue to fly with their masks off - one would have thought that wearing oxygen masks would have made things easier in that situation

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Recovery - S1-E19

Factual error: NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building is located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida - not Vandenberg AFB, CA

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Ares - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: The hull number on the ballcaps of the sailors on the USS Daniel Boone doesn't match the hull number of the ship used to portray it. The hull number on the caps, DDG-72, is currently assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer, USS Mahan.

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Tiger, Tiger - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Bud tells Harm that he was 11 years old when he took his first 'Tiger' cruise on the USS Arleigh Burke. However, the Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) was commissioned in 1991, which means Bud would only be 18 years old at the time of this episode.

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Innocence - S4-E3

Factual error: The caps worn by sailors on ships, always have the name of the ship, along with the hull number. However, the caps worn by the crew of the USS Reprisal was "CVN-35", where the hull number of the ship they used "69"

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Tiger, Tiger - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: When the Cubans prepare to fire the Harpoon missile there is a shot of the Mk13 launcher preparing the missile for firing. However, later in the episode when they fire, the shot shows the missile coming out of the vertical launch cells forward of the Mk 13 launcher.

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Cowboys and Cossacks - S2-E14

Plot hole: When the radar man of the USS Cayuga describes a radar reading to likely be "One of the Russian cruisers", the commanding officer of the USS decides not to pursue it saying, "We are after bigger fish today - I want the Vasilyev". In the film, the Vasilyev is depicted as a destroyer, which is a smaller and lighter ship than a cruiser. In this context, the cruiser would be a "bigger fish" than the Vasilyev and the CO should pursue it instead if he was after the larger, more dangerous vessels as he seems to declare.

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Factual error: Throughout the series the captains of ships are generally portrayed as holding the rank of captain, regardless of the class and size of the ship they command. In reality the rank of the CO of a frigate would most likely be a Lt.Cmdr or Cmdr whereas the CO of a amphibious ship or a carrier would be a Captain. On these larger ships the XO usually holds the same rank as the CO, but obeys all orders given by him. However unlike in JAG the CAG takes most orders from the carrier group commander (2 star), not the CO.

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Gypsy Eyes (2) - S4-E1

Factual error: At the beginning of the episode Rabb evades two heat seeking missiles while flying a Mig-29. When Sarah asks him how he did it, he explains that he got them between the missiles and the sun which made the missiles target the sun instead since "it is a bigger target." While the sun is indeed a far larger source of infrared radiation than a fighter jet, all anti air missiles since the 1950s come equipped with navigation systems in their nose that contain an optical filter. This filters out unwanted data, including the specific infrared radiation coming from the sun. Hence it is impossible for modern anti-air heat seeking missiles to target the sun.

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Straits of Malacca - S10-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Mac and Lt. Vukovic question Anwar about why he killed the crew of the Pulau, a red "T" of actor's tape is visible beneath Vukovic's feet.

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Collision Course - S6-E12

Audio problem: When Gunny's sister shows up at JAG, Gunny's mouth doesn't move when he greets her.

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Factual error: Season 9 Episode 5, "Touchdown": During the approach on the aircraft carrier, they had to put out the gear manually. The copilot shouts that she has three greens (meaning that all gears are down and locked), then she puts the gear lever up. If that is done, the gear would raise again or be in an unsafe position for the landing.

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Blind Side - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the bar the camera pans down to Harm's boots. He's wearing black jeans. In the jeep, when he jumps out to stand next to Mac, he has on light blue jeans.

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Yesterday's Heroes - S3-E15

Factual error: The coast guard officer on the bridge in the opening scenes is wearing the gold oak leaves of a LCDR but the gold trim on his hat indicates he is a full commander. Later in the episode he is identified as a full commander but is not called Sir by Harm or Mac. In reality, as a senior member of a US uniformed service, he would be called Sir.

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Trinity - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: As Harm & Mac are returning to the US, we are told they are flying out of London Heathrow. But the stock footage of an airport used is actually London Gatwick, identified by its distinctive control tower, and not Heathrow.

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Revealing mistake: Season 9, Episode 5, "Touchdown": When the plane approaches the aircraft carrier, they have to dump fuel, and the fuel comes out through the back. However it should be coming out on the wing tips. So they had a tank of water or something similar that they sprayed out through the back. (Confirmed by a Staff Seargent with the USMC who flew 8 years on a C130.)

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The Guardian - S2-E12

Revealing mistake: The municipal court-room used for the Chief's arraignment hearing looks amazingly similar to the military court-room at JAG. Or maybe, the same architect of the Navy's court-room was retained by the District as well.

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A New Life (1) - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rabb & Kate arrive on the Seahawk, they are not wearing the proper life-vests, etc.

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Factual error: Season 9, Episode 5, "Touchdown": When they have to jettison fuel during their final approach to the aircraft carrier, Rabb tells his co-pilot to dump 200 pounds of fuel. That is about 30 Gallons (about two normal car tanks). But there is way too much fuel being dumped to be only 30 gallons.

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In Country (1) - S7-E23

Factual error: Lt. Singer is wearing the wrong epaulets (shoulder boards). She is wearing the epaulets with a star on it instead of the legal emblem.

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All Ye Faithful - S8-E11

Continuity mistake: When Tom Boone reflects on Hammer being shot down, his helmet reads, "CAG"; which didn't occur for many years. (Stock footage was used from "Defensive Action")

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Full Engagement - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: When Harm kills a poacher hunting them, they take his rifle but the ammunition he has for the rifle is shotgun shells.

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Yesterday's Heroes - S3-E15

Factual error: This episode begins with a luxury cruiser being pursued by a USN Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate. In order to convince the vessel to heave to, the skipper of the USN ship orders two warning shots to be fired from the frigates forward gun. Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates do not have a forward gun. They have a launcher, which is visible in the ships external shots. The shot of the 5" gun firing is archive footage of a completely different (and much larger) vessel.

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Revealing mistake: Season 9 Episode 5, "Touchdown": The cockpit of the C130 is not correctly rebuilt. The pilots are sitting too close to each other. (Verified by a former C130 pilot with the USMC.)

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Death Watch - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: At Harm's apartment, when talking to Mac about Cmdr. Krennick's advances towards him, he tells Mac that he wouldn't get involved with a superior officer, anymore than she would. However, it had already been established earlier this season in "For The Good of the Service" that Mac had a romantic relation with her Commanding Officer, Lt. Colonel Farrow.

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In Thin Air - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: After Rabb flies as RIO near the end of the movie, they land in a F-14 with the number 114, however when they get out of the aircraft the number is 242.

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Ronnie Bischof

Need to Know - S8-E7

Factual error: Those that have a technical background may have noticed at the end, when the sub was destroyed due to being crushed from the water pressure, it was shown as having EXPLODED, instead of IMPLODING. This was due to the cost of setting up a shot, when stock footage was already available.

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The Black Jet - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: When Rabb takes off with the F-117 in the Iranian desert we see bushes when he lifts off, however in the next shot, when we see the Nighthawk from the front, the bushes are gone.

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Mutiny - S6-E23

Factual error: The attention to detail on the ship was excellent, except that the sailors' teeth looked too good considering that sailors in the 19th did not brush their teeth and often chew tobacco.

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Dangerous Game - S8-E4

Deliberate mistake: During the civilian sheriff's pursuit of the Navy car, the sheriff is occasionally visible in the passenger seat of his patrol car instead of the driver's seat.

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We the People - S2-E1

Deliberate mistake: Because the series changed networks after the end of season one, this episode completely ignores that season's cliffhanger about Harm being arrested as a suspect in the murder of Lt. Schonke.

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All Ye Faithful - S8-E11

Continuity mistake: The hull number on the flight deck "74" didn't match the hull number on the sailors caps. "74" is the hull number of the Nimitz class carrier USS John C. Stennis.

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In Thin Air - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Harm goes up with Lt. Albrecht as his RIO, they are shown flying 4 different aircraft - Tomcats 103, 104, 114, 242. This is what happens when stock footage is used.

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Tiger, Tiger - S3-E18

Factual error: In this episode there is continual reference to the seahawk helicopter in the hanger. The helo that is pictured in the episode is a lot bigger than a seahawk and resembles a sea king. Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates can hold two seahawks but no Sea Kings.

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Boot - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, Harm is referred to as "Lieutenant Commander", and wears the respective insignia. But he's still a lieutenant at this point; he isn't promoted for another three episodes. This occurred due to several season 1 episodes being aired in the wrong order, with the DVDs going by the same broadcast order.

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In Country (1) - S7-E23

Continuity mistake: When Harm is ejected from the jeep after the mine explosion, his hat is on his head after he lands, but in the next scene, it shows his hat situated on the ground between the jeep & him

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The Bridge at Kang So Ri - S5-E18

Continuity mistake: When Harm is landing the plane, there is a shot of his hand on the controls, but it is minus his school ring which was there in the previous shots.

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Dangerous Game - S8-E4

Factual error: The scene outside the gate of the Naval Amphibious Base - Little Creek was NOT the same as the actual gate. Little Creek does not have palm trees adjoining it. The base itself is located at Norfolk, VA.

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The Witches of Gulfport - S5-E21

Continuity mistake: While Mac is in a restaurant with three of the Wiccans, another woman comes over to give them verbal abuse. When you first see her, part of her dress is showing. When the camera comes back to her, that part is no longer seen. Also, the exterior scenes indicate that the location really isn't Gulfport.

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King of the Greenie Board (1) - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Harm deals with the Lear Jet, his F-14's registration number keep changing with each different shot of it.

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Adrift (1) - S6-E24

Continuity mistake: The USS Patrick Henry in "JAG" has always used the hull number "74" on the sailors' ballcaps, as well as the scenes of the ship. (CVN-74 in real-life is the USS John C. Stennis). However, in the scene just before the pilots' briefing, the stock footage of the carrier was of a different vessel, hull number 59. In real-life, "59" was the USS Forrestal (CVA-59), the ship that had one of the deadliest shipboard fire on July 29, 1967. The fire killed 132 crewmen, injured 62, with 2 missing & presumed dead. The fire raged for several hours & would have destroyed the carrier, if not for the actions of the heroic crewmen to save her.

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Hero Worship - S7-E18

Revealing mistake: When Harm talks to the young sailor about the lighter and how high the flame really was...he says "dial that up as high as it'll go"...keep your eye on his collar, and you'll see the tag on his shirt says "DAVID"...

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Fair Winds and Following Seas - S10-E22

Continuity mistake: The opening scene, which is a replay of the ending scene from the previous episode, is slightly different. When Gen. Cresswell tells Mac she'll be stationed in San Diego, Harm comments "It's only a five hour plane ride" instead of "it's only five hours away", and when Rabb is promoted to Captain, Cresswell briefly pauses at "it's" when he says "By the way, it's a captain's billet", while there was previously no pause.

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Vanished - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The aircraft carrier used in this episode, the USS Coral Sea, had the correct hull number on the ballcaps worn by the crew - CV-43, but the hull number displayed on the ship was "65". CVN-65 is in reality, the USS Enterprise.

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Defensive Action - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Captain Boone descends to engage the Hind, they are in forested mountains. It then cuts to the Hind, and there are no trees, then after the tomcat crew punch out, the RIO is hanging in the trees. The scenes that showed the Hind were cut from the movie Red Dawn.

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Secrets - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lt. Roberts is held hostage in Admiral Chegwidden's office with the Admiral and the Major, he mentions a sister named Winifred. She is never mentioned again throughout the series. In later seasons it is implied that Lt. Roberts only has one sibling, a brother named Mikey.

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Act of Terror - S4-E6

Character mistake: When Harm is questioning agent Novack about whether there was an "angry demeanor" amongst the Marines on the day of the shooting, Mac objects that he is "leading the witness." However, Novack was her witness to begin with, and Harm was cross-examining her. Leading questions are permitted during cross-examination; as an experienced trial lawyer, Mac should know this.

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Smoked - S1-E14

Other mistake: After the first meeting with the JAG team and Secretary Blair to negotiate the return of the F-14, Captain Fuente refers to Meg as "lieutenant commander". Harm is the LCDR; Meg is a lieutenant, junior grade. It's not just a character mistake: Meg's shoulder insignias indicate her rank.

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High Ground - S1-E16

Audio problem: When Meg is preparing to join the Marines to search for Harm and Gunny Crockett, Col. Gordon warns her to cover her back. His mouth is very obviously saying "cover [your] ass."

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Ice Queen (1) - S8-E20

Continuity mistake: When Ducky is performing the autopsy on Lt. Singer, Vivian dabs a vapor neutralizer under her nose, screws the top back on, and puts it in her pocket. In the following wide shot, she screws the lid on again and puts it in her pocket a second time.

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Fair Winds and Following Seas - S10-E22

Character mistake: Characters occasionally refer to Rabb as "Commander", even though they know he was promoted to Captain.

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Take It Like a Man - S9-E17

Continuity mistake: When Mac talks to Webb at the end of the episode, she remains still on the couch, but then her hands suddenly appear up in front of her face.

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A Girl's Best Friend - S9-E12

Continuity mistake: When Admiral Chegwidden hands Petty Officer Coates a dress of hers he found in the galley, Coates' grip on the hanger changes between shots.

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The Boast - S9-E9

Continuity mistake: When Admiral Chegwidden announces that he's going to serve as defense counsel in a relatively minor case, the position of his arms changes, depending on the shot.

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Second Acts - S8-E19

Continuity mistake: When Admiral Chegwidden is at the SECNAV's office, he raises a glass of scotch up to his mouth. In the next shot, the hand holding the glass is down in his lap.

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Critical Condition (3) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mac is trying to decide which book to pack, she is looking at both front covers. When the shot changes, she is instantly looking at the back cover of the book in her left hand.

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Dog Robber (2) - S7-E10

Continuity mistake: When Commander Turner hands Harm the document regarding Harm's steering wheel, Harm takes it with his right hand. In the next shot, he's suddenly holding the document in his left hand.

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The Adversaries - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: After Big Bud punches Dobie, younger Bud is visible having run around a corner to help break up the fight. In the next shot, Bud is nowhere to be seen and he runs around the corner again.

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The Adversaries - S4-E19

Audio problem: When Mikey asks Bud if he can stay at the party in the bar, his mouth isn't in sync with the words.

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Survivors - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the helicopter arrives to take Harm and Meg to Col. Anderson, Harm covers his face from the dust kick-up twice.

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Boot - S1-E10

Audio problem: When Private Whitley tells Meg "I heard you talking with the JAG officer in the hospital," her mouth isn't in sync with the word when she says "hospital."

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Empty Quiver - S8-E17

Continuity mistake: When the armored car with the money arrives, the scene starts with the time 10:32 typed on the screen. It is full daylight and shadows are short, so this is consistent with the printed time. When the next armored car arrives empty, it is supposed to be one hour later, but it is pitch dark. The characters say that the first truck came at 17:00 hours (which would be 5:00 p.m.) and the truck before them was scheduled for 18:00 hours.

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Salvation - S6-E19

Revealing mistake: While at Ft. Leavenworth, the show indicates that Harm is picking up Father O'Rourke from Kansas City International Airport. Having spent many years there, the buildings, etc that were shown are not KCI. Also, L-1011's did not and do not routinely fly in or out of KCI, as one L-1011 was seen flying overhead

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When Harm is landing the 747, there is a camera shot of Air Force One. (The Presidential seal which is located near the forward doors is briefly visible) There is also a scene immediately afterwards of vehicles following the plane on the runway. These two scenes are from the Harrison Ford movie, Air Force One.

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