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Factual error: Episode Title: The Show Must Go On Season Number: 11 Episode Number 245 (22 of that season) When the woman is giving birth, they show the baby just after they finally got her out. The baby is clean, no blood and other signs of a recent birth are visible. This is especially unlikely since the doctors had to "cut her open" to liberate the baby from the birth channel.

Ronnie Bischof

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Factual error: Featured characters in the show always seem to be wearing brand new winter clothing - their jackets, hats, gloves, etc. always look pristine, sparkling clean, and just-purchased. Anyone who lives in a winter climate knows that winter clothes age very quickly - the pristine look last about an hour. Extras in the show, probably providing their own clothes, wear much more lived-in normal outdoor clothing.

Secrets and Lies - S8-E16

Factual error: When the man is brought into the ER after an encounter gone wrong with a dominatrix,Susan checks one eye and announces 'Pupils are equal and reactive' then proceeds to check the other eye.After checking one eye there is no way she would know that the patients pupillary reaction was equal.

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Factual error: This is in the Episode titled "Forgive and Forget" Also called the Tank episode. When the psychotic vet steals an M-60 series tank and drives through Chicago to the hospital, there are several problems with the tank actions. If the vet had combat locked the hatches, the police would not have been able to open the loaders hatch to shoot him, but if it had not been locked, all the bouncing around as he rolled over cars would have bounced it open to lock in the open posistion. If it had been open and not locked open, it would have been visibly open(8-10 inches) but it was not during all the views on the way to the hospital. During the trip to the hospital, the main gun is in the travel lock over the rear deck, the travel lock cannot be released from inside the vehicle, and if he had ever stopped and gotten out to release it, the police would have shot him, and yet when he gets to the hospital, he can traverse the turret. And while we are talking about the turret traversing, that cannot be done from the drivers compartment, it must be done from either the commander's position or the gunner's position. When the police open the loaders hatch, they shoot straight down into the driver's compartment in the hull, but the vet would have had to be in the right side of the turret, in either the TC or Gunner seat to be traversing the turret.

If Not Now - S12-E11

Factual error: The male patient tells ER doc that "Six years ago, l find out l inherited the Philadelphia chromosome. Ran on my mother's side of the family. L never knew. Screwed by genetics." The Philadelphia Chromosome, the cause of CML Leukemia, is not inherited. It occurs spontaneously in an individual, usually due to chromosome damage caused by radiation, and cannot be passed on to a person's children.

Missing (a.k.a. Mistaken Identity, a.k.a. Identity Crisis) - S10-E9

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.

The Good Fight (a.k.a. A Perfect Match) - S5-E8

Factual error: At the beginning of the show, Doug states that even though it's November, it's never too late to golf. A lot of this episode's scenes are outside as Lucy and Carter run around looking for a patient's father - the flowers are still blooming and the trees are full of green leaves, with only the slightest of autumn foliage, and few dead leaves on the ground. Considering the locale of Chicago, it looks like mid-September, certainly nothing like November.

Baby Shower - S2-E15

Factual error: The majority of the babies that come out are far far too clean. This is particularly noticeable with the 2 twins, where the second one has nothing cleaned off it when it's presented to his mother.

David Mercier

Chicago Heat - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Dr. Benton talks to the police detective and then goes to see the grocery store owner, as Dr. Benton swings open the doors, the camera crew can be seen in the reflection of the glass of the door.

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