Continuity mistake: As Mark futilely pounds on Jodi O'Brien's chest, Carol can be seen in the background, removing her protective glasses with one hand. However, after the time of death has been called and they're showing the reactions of everyone present in the room (Susan, Carol, Carter, Lydia, Chen), Carol is seen taking the glasses off again, this time with both hands.
Factual error: The kid from the car accident has had an orthopedic device called a halo put onto his head in order to immobilize his head and injured spine. This item is screwed directly into the skull and is very secure. However, when the doctors are giving the boy CPR, the halo stays stationary but the child's head moves back and forth inside of it. The halo should have kept his head still, or his head would have moved only if the halo moved.
Continuity mistake: When Dr. Lawrence is working on the ER with Mark, he gets frustrated because the tag Kerry's issued to everyone gets in his way. He asks someone to get it out of his way, and as he moves around to the other side of the table, we can see it has been pulled up around the back of his neck. As he reaches the other side, it is suddenly hanging straight down again. A short time later it is tucked up around his neck again. At no time did he adjust it.
Continuity mistake: When Morris is on the bed following his shock there are three point of view (POV) shots. Morris on the bed, Morris's POV of the medical staff hovering over him and a shot from behind the staff looking down on Morris. The placement of characters is misaligned between views, most notably when the shot is from behind the staff looking down: there is a sizable gap between the two on the left and right, where as from Morris's POV they are clustered close together with no gaps between the staff members.
Continuity mistake: Peter goes into the operating room, demanding to help with his mother's surgery. When he goes in, his cap is pulled down over his hair, but when he is talking to the surgeon in charge, about an inch of his hair shows for a couple of shots. The surgeon orders him out, and he leaves, and his hair is completely covered again. At no time did he adjust the cap.
Continuity mistake: Luka is in talking to the first possible kidney transplant patient - he puts his pen into his pocket and is holding the chart in his other hand, also up by his chest. As he says "Minneapolis", the shot changes and we see him put his pen in his pocket again and his chart is down by his waist - there was no time for the shift.
Continuity mistake: Doug and Peter are running to meet the ambulance transporting the boy with the crushed leg. From the back we see Doug with his arms out as he runs, but the shot changes to the front and he has his hands in his pockets, with no time to change naturally.
Visible crew/equipment: When the son of the accident victims is being led through the trauma rooms to see his parents' bodies, you can see Laura Innes crouching under a table in the background directing the scene. Innes was the director of this episode and it was established that this episode took place on her character's day off. Therefore, she should not have appeared in front of the camera at all.
Plot hole: When Mark slips and falls in the staff lounge, he puts both hands on the table to catch himself - but we can see him (the actor) quite deliberately lower his head to one hand - this is supposedly where he cuts himself, but he actually hits his hand and not the table. This would not produce the deep cut he ended up with. Also, the head makes contact on the left of his forehead and he ends up with a cut on the right. And when we actually see the cut, it is vertical and logic tells us that it would have been impossible for him to have a vertical cut from the angle he fell.
Continuity mistake: When the med students throw the burning armchair over the balcony it tumbles down the steps, crosses the landing and continues to roll down the second set of steps to within a foot or so of Carter and Bernie. The next shot shows it on the landing again, and then tumbling down the last few steps again.
Continuity mistake: A policeman is in the ER talking about the little boy who was shot. He gives Carol a schoolbook with the boy's name in it. She looks at it and asks, "What about Wilson's family?" and then closes it - then as the cop answers, "Workin' on it", we see her closing it again.
Continuity mistake: Abbie is asking Peter and Carter questions about infant developmental stages and they are standing up straight next to the crib. When she says "don't worry, Dr. Benton", the shot shows Peter with one elbow draped over the crib and Carter is leaning over with arms folded. They could not have changed so quickly in real time.
Continuity mistake: When Carter first starts to confront the drunk patients Angel and Nathan, the door to their room is open behind him. Angel falls to the floor and the shot shows the door is now closed. The shot goes back to Angel laughing and the door is ajar again. Then it's closed again, and then open when Susan comes into the room. All this happens within a few seconds.
Continuity mistake: Molly's mother walks away from her daughter's bed and towards her ex-husband and has moved about a foot from the bed; the next shot goes back to Molly's face and we can see her mother's hand still on her shoulder, even though this would be physically impossible.
Continuity mistake: As Doug Ross sits with the little girl Kaneisha who is sleeping, her bedcovers change position noticeably in one shot, and then back to the way they were in the next. In the same shots, Doug's ID also changes from being completely noticeable to almost completely obscured, and then back again.
Continuity mistake: When Anna is holding the "virtual pet" after realising it has died, in the shots from the front she is holding it in both hands, but from the back it's only in her right hand. It's tricky to see because there is a pile of papers in the way, but her left hand is folded in front of her in the shots from behind.
Continuity mistake: Coop (new resident) has to have a dressing put on his face while a burn victim is being treated. In a later scene, he's assisting treating another patient and the dressing is gone. But a few minutes later, the patient dies and Coop's dressing is back.
Revealing mistake: Near the beginning of the show, Mark's father puts a bulb into an old slide projector. Then there is a small explosion with smoke and flames - watched carefully, we can see are actually coming from the other side of the projector - the flames can be seen shooting parallel and close to the floor, which wouldn't have happened if the explosion actually came from the projector.
Continuity mistake: Near the end of the show, Mark is talking to his father, who is putting his bathrobe on; he has one arm in the sleeve but as Mark says, "I need to talk to you", his father turns towards him and the bathrobe is nowhere to be seen - a couple of seconds later he starts to put it on again.
Continuity mistake: Mark and Dave are talking about the parachutist who had just died. As Dave says, "He died before I had a chance", an extra walks by them on the right. The shot shifts to Mark, who replies, but it is 4 seconds before the extra appears again beside Mark - this should have happened in a split second, not 4.
Continuity mistake: When the shooter in the ER drops his gun, it falls in front of his foot. Just as the shot changes, however, the gun is to the right of his foot (without him moving) and his foot pushes it aside as he runs away.
Continuity mistake: Peter, Elizabeth, and Romano are with the little boy who has organ reversal and as Romano says "genetic breakthroughs are in the wings", Peter puts on one glove. As Lizzie asks him if something is wrong, he is putting on the glove again. As they continue to talk, he begins to examine Rodney, but when the shot changes, he is still putting on his gloves.
Continuity mistake: Benton is talking to Carla about her preganancy test and they go through the double doors to the snowy outdoors. Carla has nothing in her hand when she pushes the doors open, but once outside she is holding a hat - she wouldn't have even had time to pull it out of her pocket.