CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Spark of Life - S5-E18

Revealing mistake: Season 5 Episode 18 "Spark of Life": when they show a closeup of the badly-burned woman during her debridement, it can be seen that even though her eyebrows and hair and, in fact, 90% of her skin has been burned away, she still has long, full eyelashes.

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Rooster of Doom

4 x 4 - S5-E19

Revealing mistake: Season 5 Episode 4X4. When Warrick and the young coroner are examining the dead woman in the RV, look closely as you can see her blink.

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Cross-Jurisdictions - S2-E22

Revealing mistake: When the CSI from Miami and Catherine are in the autopsy, the guy goes to take a sample from the eyes of the dead woman. When he moves the swab towards her eye, you can see the actress' top eyelid move instinctively. She's supposed to have been dead for hours.

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Pledging Mr. Johnson - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: While the morgue's examiner opens Johnson's right eye with his fingers, the "corpse's" eyelid twitches repeatedly.

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Boom - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode, Grissom pins the newspaper article about the security guard's death onto the bulletin board and the camera zooms in on it. The article is three paragraphs long, however it is the same paragraph of text repeated three times. (A DVD player with a zoom feature can confirm this.)

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Identity Crisis - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When Grissom finds Isabelle Millander dead in her chair, you can see her blink as the shot changes, even though she's supposed to be dead.

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Still Life - S6-E10

Revealing mistake: The corpse's eyelids move/blink when the coroner slams the door in the morgue on the season finale of CSI.

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Cross-Jurisdictions - S2-E22

Revealing mistake: As they recover the car from the canal and open the door to reveal the girls dead mother, you can see her still breathing as they lie her on her back to examine her.

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Paper or Plastic - S4-E14

Revealing mistake: In the scene where the CSI team first arrive at the crime scene and Grissom is taking photos, the first photo he takes, you can see that the victim's eyelids flutter a bit and his belly is seen contracting, a clear sign of breathing

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The Strip Strangler - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: Ribbons is talking to Grissom and Nick in the autopsy room, and the latest post autopsy female lies on the table. Grissom says, "He choked her unconscious, and brought her..." and when the shot faces her head and shoulders, watch her neck - you can see the veins in her neck pumping.

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Bodies in Motion - S6-E1

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode when Grissom and Archie are listening to the tape from Nick's kidnapping, the screen shows the audio being played. While the audio obviously changes, the lines that sketch what the sound would "look" like don't. In order for the sounds to be different, the lines would have to change too.

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High and Low - S3-E10

Revealing mistake: At the start when the camera pans away from the dead body, the "D.B." swallows when he's supposed to be dead.

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Feeling the Heat - S4-E4

Revealing mistake: The dead baby is obviously a doll.

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Identity Crisis - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: After Grissom finds Isabelle Millander dead in her chair, he walks towards the bathroom. When the shot changes, you can see her shift her legs even though she's supposed to be dead.

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Snakes - S5-E12

Revealing mistake: When Warrick takes out the contents of the wallet, he removes a few 100 dollar bills. If you look carefully, you can see on the top bill it says "For Motion Picture Use Only."

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Felonius Monk - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: In the shot looking across the four monks in the autopsy room, you can see the one closest to the camera taking a deep breath.

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Living Legend - S7-E9

Revealing mistake: Mickey Dunn is played as a young man by Rik Young with hazel eyes. His eyes are much darker than the older Mickey Dunn, played by Roger Daltrey. Roger Daltrey's eyes are notoriously as 'blue as the sky'.

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Lab Rats - S7-E20

Revealing mistake: As the phone number 702-555-0192 is supposedly dialed, you can hear in the sound overlay that the last two digits dialed on the touchtone keypad were the same two digits. Then it shows a close-up of the cell phone dialing the above number.

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Cool Change - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The male corpse's eye is fluttering as his arm is examined.

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Doctor Who (1) - S10-E22

Revealing mistake: When Nick is in the shed in the desert, sunlight is coming in through hundreds of holes in the walls and roof. Since the sun is in one spot, all beams of light should be in the general same direction. In this scene they come from at least 5 different directions, with some originating from a light source very close to the outer wall (causing beams in a radial pattern).

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Quotes

Nick Stokes: There's a sucker born every minute.
Gil Grissom: Yep, and they all come to Vegas.

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Mistakes

In a number of episodes people are shown eating and drinking in the laboratories. For instance, in "Miss Willows' Regrets" Nick and Greg are seen eating fried chicken in the lab, and in "Overload" Sara eats a sandwich while watching Grissom experiment with her deli pickle. There are other examples. No reputable laboratory (which this is supposed to be) would allow its staff to eat or drink while in the lab. It is basic scientific protocol to prevent contamination of samples or the person picking up toxins on their food.

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Trivia

This episode featured a guest appearance by Tom Noonan. Noonan and series star William Petersen played villain and hero, respectively, in the film "Manhunter."

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