Continuity mistake: In episode "The good, the Bad and the Dominatrix" When Sara takes the photos of Lady Heather's neck bruising you see 2 distinct ligature marks. When Brass serves her with the search warrant you can see only the remnants of one ligature mark then when she is in Brass' office later she again has 2 ligature marks.
Continuity mistake: Series 7 - Part 1: When Sara and Warrick are at the table discussing the case, Sara's box containing her veggie sandwich changes position depending on whether the camera is looking at her or Warrick. (It moves from directly in front of Sara, and then several inches to her right toward the edge of the table).
Continuity mistake: When Holly is first in Grissom's office and says that she feels light headed, Grissom offers her a chocolate-covered grasshopper and takes one for himself. Holly asks, "Is there a grasshopper in there?" and Grissom's right hand is near his waist. When the shot changes, Grissom merely smiles and eats the grasshopper, but his hand started off much closer to his chin without there being an opportunity for him to move it.
Continuity mistake: When Sara and Warrick are interviewing Meg at the end of the episode, the scene cuts between a medium shot of the dynamic duo, a close up of Meg's face and a close up of her hands which remain clasped on the table. The first time we cut to Meg there are tears in her eyes, but her face is dry. The second time we cut to Meg, there is a drying tear track on her right cheek. The third time we cut back to her, the tear track is gone, but there is a tear halfway down her left cheek. This continues throughout the scene
Continuity mistake: When Brass and Grissom are interrogating the stoned nephew, shots of Grissom from the front show him with his head leaning against his right hand and then moving his hand down to the table, then it cuts to a shot from behind and his head is still leaning against his hand. This happens twice during the sequence.
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Continuity mistake: When Catherine and Warrick are testing to find the distance the shots were fired from, when Catherine shoots at the shirt that's 2 feet away there is no gunpowder around the hole. When Warrick puts the victim's shirt next to it, for comparison, there is now an inch of gunpowder around the hole.
Continuity mistake: In Episode 8-08, "You Kill Me," when Archie takes the first kilo of cocaine out of the case, he takes the bottom-most left-most kilo. When he takes out the second kilo, he removes the same package with the empty space being two to the left of the one he would have removed.
Continuity mistake: When Sara is showing Greg the route the old woman took in her car, she draws a blue line on the screen with her finger. When she says something about turning left she draws a continuous line to the "Meadows Lane," but when the shot changes and goes back the line is broken into two.
Continuity mistake: Sara takes pictures of Brenda with an UV light camera. The camera used to film the episode for broadcast is barely able to show the walls in the background as tiled. When the UV pictures of Brenda are used in the interrogation, the photos show Brenda's back up against the tile wall.
Continuity mistake: When Catherine tells Grisson she liked the tough act (while listening to the guy testify) he said too much, she said not enough. Then he glances over at her. The guy is talking, which indicates a continuous line, even though the shot changes, but Grissom is not looking at Catherine during the shot change, instead he's got his head leaning against the glass.
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Continuity mistake: At one point Catherine is at the coffee shop and the parents of a murdered girl come to talk to her. She is holding her coffee in the right hand and her cell phone rings and she grabs it with her left. The shot switches angles while Catherine is talking and her cell phone has magically shifted to her right hand.
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Continuity mistake: When Sara is waiting with Greg for the results for what was inside the tyre that exploded, she grabs the paper straight off the printer, reads it, looks at Greg and takes off immediately to inform Gil. When Grissom looks at the paper, you can see Greg's name is signed at the bottom as confirmation, but he never got anywhere near the paper.
Continuity mistake: Season 5, episode 11 'Who shot Sherlock?'. In the scene where Sara Sidle sits down at the victims desk and computer, in the first shot you see the top corner of the notebook lid, saying IBM, then when you see the screen it says DELL on the bottom of it, and then in the next shot you once again see the lid with the IBM mark.
Continuity mistake: When Nick is staring intently at the doctors lapel area, the camera zooms in and we see some lint on the doctors left lapel. When Nick asks Catherine to get the tape on it, Catherine approaches the suspect and she starts to put the tape on the left lapel, but when the camera zooms in for a close-up of her getting the lint, the tape is being applied to the RIGHT lapel.
Continuity mistake: The DB in the desert is in funeral pose. Sarah notices something on his hands, which are layed one on the other in a close shot. Cut to a wide shot and the top hand is off the other. Cut again to a close shot and it is once again atop the other.
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Continuity mistake: In the bit where Nick and Warrick decide who is going in the pool, Nick loses and begins to remove his top while still wearing his latex gloves. The camera switches to a different angle and while he is still taking his top off, his gloves have disappeared.
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Continuity mistake: When Grissom enters the cage in which the woman is found, he goes to the wastebasket to examine the pen that rolled on the floor. As he first picks it up, he grasps it right at the point where the black grip section meets the gray barrel section. As the shot changes and he continues bringing it up to examine it, he is now grasping it near the end of the gray barrel. As it is supposed to be a continuous shot (conversation is uninterrupted the entire time), there is no time for him to change his hand position.
Continuity mistake: Season 5 Episode 16 "Big Middle" Sara Sidle marks a triangle on a bed sheet around evidence and then proceeds to cut along the inside of the triangle lines in order to remove the evidence from the sheet. In the next shot, Sara is shown removing the cut out from the sheet, which now has been cut along the outside of the triangle lines.
Continuity mistake: Outside the brothel, there is an orange post next to the old man's trailer. Suddenly, it is gone in the second scene where the old man is approaching. In the third scene there is one again, but this time it is an orange cone instead of an orange post.
Continuity mistake: Supposedly, Paul Millander was 10 years old when his father was killed. A newspaper report read by Sara in 1x08(Time 39:45) says this. It also says that his father died August 17th, 1959. In 2x13(Time 43:18), in the last scene, Grissom looks at Paul's birth certificate. It says that Paul was born August 17th, 1956, which would mean that he was actually 3 years old when his father died.
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Continuity mistake: When Grissom, Brass, and Greg go to the house of the guy in the Polaroid, Brass picks up a credit card from a table. First, he is holding it by his middle finger and thumb from the back, then the shot changes to a close-up and he is holding it with his index finger and thumb along the sides. Then, we return to the previous angle and he is once again holding it with his middle finger and thumb from the back.
Continuity mistake: When Grissom is on top of the box, talking to Nick, and he tells Nick to put their hands together, you can see that from shot to shot, the alignment of their hands changes. In one shot (from Nick's angle), Grissom's hand is higher than Nick's, as well as Grissom's index finger lines up with Nick's middle finger. In the next shot, their hands line up perfectly. The alignment changes throughout those few shots.
Continuity mistake: There are some major continuity errors in the rescue scene at the end: First, the loader is missing from the side of the grave during several of the shots. Second, the rope changes position. The CSI crew is shown manning the rope, which is running parallel to the ground, ready to pull Stokes out of the grave. (There is a physics problem with this anyway.) The next shot is a close up of Grissom and Brown and the rope is now going up at a severe angle. Brown can barely reach it. (The stuntman can only be pulled out from above, the aforementioned physics problem, and the rope is leading up to the rigging.) Third, immediately after the stuntman is pulled from the grave and right before the explosion, there is no one and nothing near the grave. The loader ends the scene right where it started: on the edge of the grave, bucket up, lights on.
Continuity mistake: When the woman first falls through the glass, she obviously breaks it all, toward the bottom of the window. Then her position changes and there is cracked glass in place. We then see several more shots of the dead woman, none of which have matching blood spatter or position of her body.
Continuity mistake: As Nick and Warrick are assessing Wendy Garner's travel path and find that there are 14 minutes unaccounted for, the screen says "Wendy Jones' House". Her last name is Garner, her old last name was Clancy, and her fiancé's last name is Lanner, therefore it makes absolutely no sense to have "Jones" on the screen.
Continuity mistake: Season 5, Episode "Grave Danger" (parts 1 and 2); there are a number of shots of Nick in the grave which don't match what the CSI team see via webcam. For example when he is speaking into the tape recorder he is holding it above his head from the view inside the grave, but from webcam he is holding it further down.
Continuity mistake: When Grisson gets on the vibrating bed, in the close up shots he is sitting with his neck even to the top of the headboard and no pillow showing. In the wide-angle shot, he's hunched down lower with a lot of the pillow showing above his shoulders.
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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Catherine goes to her father for the money to save Nick, the character played by Frank Gorshin is talking. At one point he is seen from the front and puts his hand up to fiddle with his collar/neck. The shot changes to a side view and both of his hands are suddenly in his lap with no time for him to have put his hands down.
Continuity mistake: The board behind the oddsmaker keeps changing. At the beginning, he has crossed out the odds on the game between Miami and Memphis from 5 to 7 1/2 to 10 1/2. When Brass comes in, the board is only showing 5. It then changes every time it switches from Brass to the oddsmaker- it will show the 5 crossed out and then not crossed out the next time. Finally in the final shot, it shows the board without the 1/2 after the 10.
Continuity mistake: When Brown talks to David, David pulls out a pelvis from a vat of acid, saying he's cleaning it. In one shot the pelvis is hanging off the lower of the tongs, but in the next shot it's clamped between the tongs. This series of shots occurs a couple times during the conversation.
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Continuity mistake: In this episode, Catherine is sent to Miami on a lead of a missing child. There they find a car in a swamp, and when the pull the car out and open the door, a female body falls halfway out. When this happens you can see the woman playing the victim breathing. You see her stomach moving up and down.
Continuity mistake: In the Season 8 episode "Goodbye & Good Luck," near the beginning, Sara and Warrick bump into each other and Warrick drops his medicine. During their conversation, Warrick squeezes Sara's shoulder and then drops his hand. The shot instantly cuts to a view from behind Sara and Warrick's hand is back on her shoulder with no time (or reason) for him to have put it back.
Continuity mistake: Nick counts the bullet holes in the rabbit sign used for target practice and says there are only 9 holes. It shows a flashback to the guy shooting and he shoots a tenth hole in the sign near the rabbit's right arm. This hole is not shown on the sign Nick looks at.
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Continuity mistake: The son of a CSI is waiting in a hospital hallway. He is sitting on a bench with his elbows on his legs and his hands fisted together on his chin, holding a red jacket. Morgan approaches him, and the next shot shows him with one his left hand across the right leg and the right under his chin. The jacket is also in a completely different position.
Continuity mistake: Marcie Tobin's BMW 7 Series changes from a newer (at the time) E38 model to the first generation E23 when it explodes. Obviously the production couldn't afford to blow up a brand new car so the older model was substituted.
Continuity mistake: In the scene just after Hodges and Greg find the seafood they were hunting for in the "Pleasure Providers'" stations or whatnot, Hodges collects a sample of the shrimp by cutting off a little piece. He picks it up with his fingers. In the very next frame, the shrimp piece is in tweezers. Lightning speed.
Continuity mistake: When Justin Bieber gets shot, we see him from the back as he falls back, and his left hand is flailing around with no gun in it. We then cut to him from the front falling backwards, and he's holding the gun in his left hand the whole way down to the ground.
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Continuity mistake: When Nick is talking to Catherine about what happened at the night of the murder he folds his arms. In the next show they are unfolded. Although you can't see his arms entirely, it becomes clear from the position of his shoulders and the wrinkle in the middle of his shirt that instantly disappears.
Continuity mistake: Series 11, Episode 18, "Hitting for the Cycle": At the very beginning of the episode they are talking about the cycle while looking at the board. The three main ones, Suicide, Accidental and Homicide, are together on cards with a space above and then two more cards. The scene then goes out to show the CSIs again, and there are now four cards grouped together on the board.
Continuity mistake: After Natalie lowers the car onto Sara Sidle we know her right arm is pinned and she cannot move it. When Sara hears the coyotes she starts to look around and see where they are coming from. At one point we can see Sara with her right arm inside the crashed vehicle.
Continuity mistake: There is a point where they are discussing Dante's inferno and they have the pictures on the window. This includes Limbo and Lust which show the drawings with the women horizontal. The comment "You said he was giving us a show" is made, after which it shows the window pictures again. This time, the drawing of Limbo and Lust show the women vertically. Much later in the scene, they are back to horizontal.
Continuity mistake: Near the start, when Ray is showing the photograph of Madeline with the security guard to passersby asking if they've seen her and also when he shows it to Nick, we can see the photo Ray is holding out in the wide shots, but in the two closeups of the photograph it's actually a different photo. Then later, when Ray shows the photo to Madeline's mother it's the same as the one from the closeup earlier.
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Continuity mistake: Morgan and Finn are walking and talking about a case. Morgan has a folder in her hand. The folder is visibly closed. She looks down and shows Finn a case file. The shot shows a case file with photo and text on an open folder. Next shot shows the folder closed again.
Continuity mistake: By the helicopter you can see that they are loading the victim on the chopper, and the police officer is inside already. 10 seconds later when CSI Brody is running towards the chopper, the 2 men carrying the victim are now 5-10 feet away from it.
Continuity mistake: When Jamal is been helped out of Ed Burnell's wrecked BMW 7 Series, the wrecked car is a late 80s-early 90s E32 model. However when Burnell was driving it at the beginning of the episode, it was a newer late 90s-early 00s E38 model. Again, the production crew couldn't afford to wreck a brand new car so an older one was substituted.
Continuity mistake: When Brass is searching for Ellie's car on his in-car computer, it identifies it as a 1976 Camaro, however when he spots it and calls for back up, he says it's a '78 Camaro. Additionally, the licence plate is also different to what was listed on the computer.
Continuity mistake: Season 11 - Episode 20 "Father of the Bride." As the doctor's wife is sitting talking with Nick about Vegas being the fugitive capitol of the world, watch her hands. At first they are spread far apart on the table. The shot changes and they are suddenly crossed in front of her.
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