CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Corrected entry: Season 9, Episode 3: "Art Imitates Life." Dr. Robbins is performing an autopsy with his glasses hanging around his neck, while his apron is covered in blood.

Correction: This is not a mistake, you're just saying that he does not take good care of his glasses.

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Corrected entry: In episode 8-3, "Go to Hell": When Warrick and Nick are in the reverend's apartment and slice open the ironing board, Rick pulls back the cover and tape VI is lying beside the ditch furrowed out for the tapes to sit in. When the shot changes, it is in the ditch.

Boobra

Correction: Not so, just watched the scene and all four tapes are side by side in the hollowed out portion of the ironing board. Tape I and IV's labels are on the left sides of the cases, while II and III are marked on the right. There is a fifth tape (with the red label) visible outside the "ditch" but neither it, nor any other tape, changes position during the scene.

OneHappyHusky

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Corrected entry: In episode "Living Doll" Brass and Grissom go to see Trevor Dell, one of the Dell foster children. Foster children do not take the last name of the Foster Family unless they are adopted and they never adopted any of the 13 Foster Children.

Boobra

Correction: It's entirely possible that they shared the same last name without being related. Dell isn't that unusual.

Sereenie

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Corrected entry: In Episode "Ending Happy," the wounds on Happy's throat don't substantiate the premise that he was shot through the throat with an arrow. The arrow has feathers on the end, which would have passed through the skin. It would have left a ragged edge, not perfectly round holes.

Boobra

Correction: We can't say that the feathers on this arrow would have broken the skin, they could just as easily folded back and passed through without altering the shape of the hole.

pross79

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Corrected entry: In the episode "Way To Go", the season finale, the opening shows Jim Brass being wheeled in to the ER. He is intubated but no one is compressing the bag to facilitate his breathing, he would die without this action.

OneHappyHusky

Correction: It's in slow motion. However, you can see the attendant on Brass's left squeeze the bag just before the scene cuts out.

CocoCami

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Corrected entry: In the episode "Iced" the girl at the beginning takes off her bra. Later, when the Sara and Nick find her, her bra is on.

Correction: I noticed this when I saw it too. However, the bodies are not found in the last position we see them. There is no reason that after the couple finished making love, the girl couldn't have put her bra back on prior to falling asleep on the floor.

Guy

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Corrected entry: DNA results usually take weeks instead of just days like usually happens on the show.

Sol Parker

Correction: They have the lab in-house, so they don't have to send the samples off to another lab; and they prioritise the cases by importance, so samples from the 'big' cases go first. DNA tests themselves don't take weeks, sending them off to a lab, and waiting for the lab to get around to testing them, does. Them having the lab in-house relies on suspension of disbelief, but isn't inherently a mistake.

J I Cohen

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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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